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Seeing people work out really can inspire you to work out more often

Seeing people work out really can inspire you to work out more often

Seeing people work out really can inspire you to work out more often

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Getting to the gym can be tough. Motivating yourself to push beyond your threshold for the sake of gains is even tougher. That’s why so many guys look to training buddies not only for encouragement (or straight up competition, which can also give you a serious edge), but also to make working out a more social, enjoyable experience. 

But how much influence do our gym buddies and training partners actually have on our own personal fitness? A lot, it turns out.

Our commitment to exercise—or whether we partake at all—is influenced by our responses to other people’s training, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications. The study sampled data from a large-scale, international social network of fitness routines (it focused on running in particular because the majority of network participants just so happened to be runners), and even tracked weather reports to determine how likely someone was to run outside.

And while it may not exactly be groundbreaking news that exercise can indeed be socially contagious (stop and ask yourself how many friends you’ve made at the gym or playing rec-league sports), even we were surprised at just how much other people’s workouts can impact ours.

Over the study’s five-year period, friends within the network consistently displayed similar workout regimens. More active runners, however, were more likely to be influenced by their less active friends—supporting the long-held theory that the best training buddy is one who is just a little bit behind you in terms of fitness (so that you stay motivated to not fall behind them).

Gender also played a significant role: Both men and women could affect the workout plans of another man, while female runners were unaffected by the routines of their male counterparts. (Classic, dudes.)

Bottom line? “In general, if you run more, it is likely that you can cause your friends to run more,” said Sinan Aral, lead study author and David Austin Professor of Management at M.I.T.

With new science to back it up, you’ve got yet another reason to find a good workout buddy (especially one with a few of these important traits) and take on this three-day program for training buddies

Seeing people work out really can inspire you to work out more often

Seeing people work out really can inspire you to work out more often

Seeing people work out really can inspire you to work out more often

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Getting to the gym can be tough. Motivating yourself to push beyond your threshold for the sake of gains is even tougher. That’s why so many guys look to training buddies not only for encouragement (or straight up competition, which can also give you a serious edge), but also to make working out a more social, enjoyable experience. 

But how much influence do our gym buddies and training partners actually have on our own personal fitness? A lot, it turns out.

Our commitment to exercise—or whether we partake at all—is influenced by our responses to other people’s training, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications. The study sampled data from a large-scale, international social network of fitness routines (it focused on running in particular because the majority of network participants just so happened to be runners), and even tracked weather reports to determine how likely someone was to run outside.

And while it may not exactly be groundbreaking news that exercise can indeed be socially contagious (stop and ask yourself how many friends you’ve made at the gym or playing rec-league sports), even we were surprised at just how much other people’s workouts can impact ours.

Over the study’s five-year period, friends within the network consistently displayed similar workout regimens. More active runners, however, were more likely to be influenced by their less active friends—supporting the long-held theory that the best training buddy is one who is just a little bit behind you in terms of fitness (so that you stay motivated to not fall behind them).

Gender also played a significant role: Both men and women could affect the workout plans of another man, while female runners were unaffected by the routines of their male counterparts. (Classic, dudes.)

Bottom line? “In general, if you run more, it is likely that you can cause your friends to run more,” said Sinan Aral, lead study author and David Austin Professor of Management at M.I.T.

With new science to back it up, you’ve got yet another reason to find a good workout buddy (especially one with a few of these important traits) and take on this three-day program for training buddies

Zero Boundaries Episode 3: Extreme Group Fitness

Zero Boundaries Episode 3: Extreme Group Fitness

Group fitness is taken to the extreme when our editor pushes through a Tone House workout.

There’s no doubt that group fitness is a great way to get motivated, but Tone House takes it to the next level. It’s notorious for its grueling classes that would get any athlete to test his limits. M&F’s Zack Zeigler took a class with Adrian Williams, head coach and training and recovery program manager, to see if Tone House lives up to the hype.

The name of the game is conditioning, and the first step was speed work. Williams had the class do sprints and gallops, and the team aspect encouraged everyone to go hard. Next came an upper body-focused partner ropes workout that hit chest, tris, and biceps. Zeigler was dripping sweat even before the alternating rope waves and slams, and class still wasn’t over. The final portion was the Circle Drill, a brutal finisher that isn’t for the faint-hearted. The class formed a circle and began buzzing their feet. On Williams’ call, everyone started doing whatever exercise he decided to throw at them—including high-knees, pushups, and burpees. After more than a minute, it was finally over.

Williams gave Zeigler some valuable advice to master the circle drill. First, don’t look around. Just listen to the coach’s voice to react as quickly as possible. He also suggests taking a quick breather if you miss a rep due to exhaustion instead of being hard on yourself for it.

If you decide to take part in extreme group training, there are three things to keep in mind:

  1. Find a partner who will push you as hard as you push him
  2. Feed off of the energy of the group, but don’t compare yourself to others
  3. Find your focus with a pre-workout that can stand up to the intensity of a class like Williams’

Find a few friends and push each other through this bodyweight circuit workout.

Zero boundaries bodyweight circuit

Complete four times without resting:

  • High Knees x 60 seconds
  • Pushup x 16
  • Burpee x 10
  • Vertical Toe Touch x 16

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Editor’s Tips:

Want more bodyweight and group fitness workouts to get your summer body on point? Check out the Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Training to get started, or incorporate the Five Best Bodyweight Moves into your routine. If you don’t think bodyweight workouts fit into a bodybuilding routine, check out the Bodybuilder’s Ultimate Bodyweight Routine.

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10 Calorie Burning Moves to Reboot Your Routine

10 Calorie Burning Moves to Reboot Your Routine


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India Paulino Demonstrates the Workout

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Is your training in need of an upgrade? Plug this supercharged program into your schedule for serious results. The plan is designed by Shannon Dey, founder of Bombshell Fitness, who’s helped thousands of women worldwide achieve amazing fitness goals. The beauty of this boot camp is its low-tech simplicity: All you need is a pair of light (3–5 lb) and medium (8–10 lb) dumbbells, and you’re good to go. Although the focus is split between upper- and lower-body days, multi-muscle and plyometric moves help to keep your heart rate elevated, boosting your metabolism and blasting fat while sculpting muscle. IFBB bikini pro and Bombshell athlete India Paulino demonstrates how to put it all together.


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The Basics

India Paulino


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DAYS 1 & 4: LOWER-BODY MOVES

India Paulino

BOMBSHELL POP TOPPERS 

Works: Glutes, Legs

Stand about two feet to the left side of a weight bench, left foot on the floor and right foot on top of bench. Come into a squat, bending both knees about 90°; keep left knee aligned over left ankle and hands together in front of chest.Push explosively off left foot and hop across the bench, pausing for one count at the top with feet together. Come into a squat on right side, with right foot on floor and left foot on bench, right knee bent about 90° and aligned over right ankle. Repeat. Do 10 alternating reps per side.

Tip: Start with a low bench or box; as you progress, raise the height.

SEE ALSO: Get Your Lower Body Boost Workout


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DAYS 1 & 4: LOWER-BODY MOVES

REVERSE LUNGE AND KICK 

Works: Core, Glutes, Legs

Stand tall with feet hip-distance apart, hands lightly clasped in front of chest. Step right foot back into a deep reverse lunge, bending left knee 90° and keeping right leg straight (A).As you stand up, kick right leg forward to about hip height, keeping foot flexed, knee straight, and abs engaged (B). Do 10 alternating reps per side.

Tip: For a bigger challenge, hold dumbbells at side.


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DAYS 1 & 4: LOWER-BODY MOVES

India Paulino

ALIEN SQUAT 

Works: Core, Glutes, Legs

Stand with legs wider than shoulder-distance apart, toes turned out slightly, with hands clasped together in front of chest. Squat down, bending knees 90°, keeping knees aligned over ankles (A).Jump slightly off the floor without straightening your knees, staying as low as possible (B). Do 20 reps, remaining in a low squat.On the final rep, hold squat for 30 seconds. Tip: To increase the intensity, hold a single weight near chest.


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DAYS 1 & 4: LOWER-BODY MOVES

India Paulino

CLOSE-STANCE SQUAT JUMP 

Works: Core, Glutes, Legs

Stand tall with feet together, hands clasped in front of chest, and elbows close to body. Squat down, bending both knees about 90°; keep weight over heels and knees over ankles (A).Jump up explosively from the squat, pushing through heels to power the movement (B). Land back in squat. Do 15 reps.


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DAYS 1 & 4: LOWER-BODY MOVES

India Paulino

SINGLE-LEG SQUAT 

Works: Glutes, Legs

Stand to the left side of a machine or other sturdy object. Straighten left leg and extend it in front of you at about hip height, flexing left foot (A).Drop hips down and back to move into a low squat, bending right knee about 90° while keeping left leg extended in front of you (B). Keep right knee directly over right ankle. Do 10 reps; switch sides and repeat.

Tip: Control the downward motion; try not to bounce into the squat.

SEE ALSO: 5 Moves That Sculpt Your Lower Body

 


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DAYS 2 & 5: UPPER-BODY MOVES

India Paulino

SUMO SQUAT AND ROW 

Works: Shoulders, Back, Core, Glutes, LegsStand tall with feet wider than shoulder-distance apart, toes angled out slightly. Place one dumbbell on the floor between legs. Squat down, keeping chest high and shoulders back, and pick up dumbbell with right hand, right arm extended (A).Stand up, rowing dumbbell toward right side; keep right elbow close to body (B). Squat down again, placing dumbbell back on floor. Repeat, this time picking the weight up with the left hand. Do 10 reps per side, alternating arms.  

SEE ALSO: 12 Secret Moves To A Sexy Upper Body

 


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DAYS 2 & 5: UPPER-BODY MOVES

India Paulino

CRABBY, PUSHY MOUNTAIN MAN 

Works: Shoulders, Chest, Core, Glutes, Legs

Sit on floor with feet in front of you, hands at sides, fingers pointed toward feet. Lift hips, coming into a tabletop position, with hands below shoulders and heels below knees (A). Use hands and feet to “walk” backward about 30 steps.Immediately flip over to a facedown position, keeping palms on the floor on either side of your chest, arms straight, and legs extended behind you. Lower into a triceps pushup, keeping elbows close to sides (B). Straighten and repeat for 10 reps. After the last pushup, raise hips slightly and bring right foot toward chest, keeping left leg extended. Then switch legs and bring right foot to chest while extending left leg back. Continue, quickly switching legs for a total of 50 reps (C).


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DAYS 2 & 5: UPPER-BODY MOVES

India Paulino

PIRATE PULLS 

Works: Shoulders, Chest, Core

Place a set of dumbbells on the floor and get into a full pushup position, grasping a weight with each hand, keeping feet wide apart for balance (A).Keeping both arms straight, lift dumbbell out to side and above left shoulder (B). Lower back to start position and repeat with right arm. Do 10 reps per side, alternating arms.

Tip: As you progress, bring your feet closer together to increase difficulty.


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DAYS 2 & 5: UPPER-BODY MOVES

India Paulino

BOMBSHELL GETUP  

Works: Arms, Shoulders, Chest, Core, Legs

Stand with feet hip-distance apart, right arm extended over head, holding a dumbbell in right hand, palm facing forward (A).Step back diagonally with your right foot (B), coming into a kneeling position and keeping right arm extended above head. Step back to starting position. Do 6–10 reps per side.

Tip: Make it harder: Sit all the way down, then stand without using hands to help.


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DAYS 2 & 5: UPPER-BODY MOVES

India Paulino

GRASSHOPPER PUSHUP  

Works: Shoulders, Chest, Core, Glutes, Legs

Begin in a full pushup position, palms on floor below shoulders and legs extended behind you, abs tight, forming a straight line from head to heels (A).Jump feet forward to straddle your hands, with knees bent and hips down (B). Jump feet back and perform a pushup. That’s one rep. Do 10 reps total. 

Tip: Keep your head up as you jump feet forward and push your hips back.

SEE ALSO: 8 Minutes To A Gorgeous Upper Body

Get Your April Edition of ‘Muscle & Fitness’!

Get Your April Edition of ‘Muscle & Fitness’!

‘M&F’ Deputy Editor Zack Zeigler breaks down our latest issue, which is bursting with features.

Spring has sprung, so get your chiseled physique off the couch, and get out and get some fresh air (you can count that as cardio)! While you’re out there, be sure to pick up a copy of the April issue of Muscle & Fitness

Check out our preview above, where our deputy editor, Zack Ziegler, talks about how cover star and fitness icon Mike O’Hearn maintains such an incredible physique at 48. He also talks about what else you can find inside the April issue, on newsstands now.

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Take Our HGH Quiz and Enter our Growth Factor-9 Sweepstakes

Take Our HGH Quiz and Enter our Growth Factor-9 Sweepstakes

Take this quiz to see if you need to boost your HGH, then enter below for a chance to win

To find out if your HGH levels are on the up- or downswing, answer the questions below and score your answers from 1 (lowest, or “never”) to 5 (highest, or “absolutely”):
1. Do you get eight hours of sleep?
2. Do you sleep deeply (as evidenced by dreaming)?
3. Rate your energy. Do you feel dynamic?
4. Rate your midsection—how happy are you with it?
5. Rate how easily you produce visible muscle mass.
6. Rate your strength levels from six months ago and one year ago (two separate ratings). Do you feel strong?
7. Rate your endurance in the gym six months ago and one year ago (again, two ratings). How durable are you?
8. Rate your sex drive.

RESULTS

You should have 10 answers total. Add up the score, then read the analysis below: 40-50: GH levels are adequate, but supplementation could step up your performance. 30-39: Your GH needs a definite boost. 20-29: You have a marked deficiency. Below 20: You have serious work to do.

Here Is What You Can Win:

One (1) grand prize winner will receive a six-month supply of Growth Factor-9, valued at $599.94, and a Go Pro HERO5 Black, valued at $399.99. Three (3) runner-up winners will receive a three-month supply of Growth Factor-9, valued at $299.97

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NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. How To Enter: Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (EST) on March 21, 2017, visit www.muscleandfitness.com/giveaways and follow the Growth Factor-9 Sweepstakes directions. Each entry must contain answers to the questions posed to qualify for the drawing. All entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on April 24, 2017. Only one internet entry per person and per e-mail address will be accepted. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. Subsequent attempts made by the same individual to submit multiple internet entries by using multiple e-mail addresses or otherwise will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the entry. Authorized account holder is defined as the person assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. All materials submitted become the property of Novex Biotech, LLC (“Sponsor”) and will not be returned.

2. Winner Selection / Random Drawing: Winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about April 25, 2017, from among all eligible entries that are complete. The random drawing will be conducted by representatives from Sponsor whose decisions are final and binding in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning a Prize depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.

3. Prizes:

  • One (1) grand prize winner will receive a six-month supply of Growth Factor-9, valued at $599.94, and a Go Pro HERO5 Black, valued at $399.99.
  • Three (3) runner-up winners will receive a three-month supply of Growth Factor-9, valued at $299.97

 

The total prize value of this sweepstakes is $1,899.84.

 

4. Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years or older. Employees of Sponsor, American Media, Inc., or each of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. Void in Puerto Rico, Canada, and where prohibited or restricted by law. No substitution or transfer of Prize is permitted. All federal, state and local taxes and any expenses relating to the acceptance and use of a Prize are the sole responsibility of each Winner. All federal, state and local laws apply.

5. Potential Winners must submit an Affidavit of Eligibility / Release of Liability / Prize Acceptance Form within seven (7) business days of attempted notification. If any Prize or affidavit or release is returned to Sponsor as undeliverable or if Sponsor does not receive a response from any potential Winner within seven (7) business days of attempted notification, such Winner may be disqualified and such Prize will be awarded to an alternate Winner. Non-compliance shall result in disqualification and award of Prize to an alternate Winner. By accepting Prize, Winners consent that Sponsor or American Media, Inc. may use the Winners’ names, photographs, or other likenesses, the Winners’ hometown and biographical information, statements concerning the contest entry, or Sponsors’ products without compensation for purposes of advertising, promotion, and merchandising, and grant all rights to edit or modify and to publish and copyright it. Winners must also make themselves available to travel at Sponsor’s expense for promotional purposes. By accepting Prize, Winners agree to hold Sponsor, American Media, Inc., and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, and assigns, harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of Prize. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participating in this Sweepstakes. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules, and understand that the Sweepstakes results are final in all respects. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to hold Sponsor American Media, Inc., and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, and assigns, harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of Prize. Entrant is responsible for all online charges incurred by Internet Service Provider.

6. Neither Sponsor, American Media, Inc., any telephone network, nor service providers are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures or any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any Web site or on-line service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, illegible, incomplete damaged, postage-due, mutilated or misdirected entries or entries not properly forwarded to Sponsor or American Media, Inc. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If the judges determine, in their sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual electronic tampering with the Sweepstakes or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Sweepstakes, the judges reserve the right to void the entries at issue and conduct a random drawing to award the Prize using all eligible entries received as of the termination date. If the Sweepstakes is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted at www.muscleandfitness.com. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action.

NOTE: Internet entry must be made by the entrant, only at the authorized website address of www.muscleandfitness.com. Entries made by any other individual or entity and/or originating at any other Internet website or e-mail address, including but not limited to commercial contest subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and as such ruled ineligible for this contest.

7. Opt-In: Any information entrants provide to the Sponsor or American Media, Inc. will be used to communicate with entrant in relation to these Sweepstakes. Sponsor or American Media, Inc. may also share this information with third parties who are participating in this program. Sponsor, American Media, Inc., or third parties may contact entrants at a future date about services the Sponsor or American Media, Inc. believes entrants will find of interest.

8. For the name of the Winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  M&F/GF9 Sweepstakes; 4 New York Plaza, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10004. Requests must be received by May 25, 2017.  Residents of Vermont may omit return postage.

9. This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Novex Biotech, LLC, 5742 West Harold Gatty Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

Take Our HGH Quiz and Enter our Growth Factor-9 Sweepstakes

Take Our HGH Quiz and Enter our Growth Factor-9 Sweepstakes

Take this quiz to see if you need to boost your HGH, then enter below for a chance to win

To find out if your HGH levels are on the up- or downswing, answer the questions below and score your answers from 1 (lowest, or “never”) to 5 (highest, or “absolutely”):
1. Do you get eight hours of sleep?
2. Do you sleep deeply (as evidenced by dreaming)?
3. Rate your energy. Do you feel dynamic?
4. Rate your midsection—how happy are you with it?
5. Rate how easily you produce visible muscle mass.
6. Rate your strength levels from six months ago and one year ago (two separate ratings). Do you feel strong?
7. Rate your endurance in the gym six months ago and one year ago (again, two ratings). How durable are you?
8. Rate your sex drive.

RESULTS

You should have 10 answers total. Add up the score, then read the analysis below: 40-50: GH levels are adequate, but supplementation could step up your performance. 30-39: Your GH needs a definite boost. 20-29: You have a marked deficiency. Below 20: You have serious work to do.

Here Is What You Can Win:

One (1) grand prize winner will receive a six-month supply of Growth Factor-9, valued at $599.94, and a Go Pro HERO5 Black, valued at $399.99. Three (3) runner-up winners will receive a three-month supply of Growth Factor-9, valued at $299.97

Enter to Win Now (March 21-April 24)


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MUSCLE & FITNESS GROWTH FACTOR-9 SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. How To Enter: Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (EST) on March 21, 2017, visit www.muscleandfitness.com/giveaways and follow the Growth Factor-9 Sweepstakes directions. Each entry must contain answers to the questions posed to qualify for the drawing. All entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on April 24, 2017. Only one internet entry per person and per e-mail address will be accepted. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. Subsequent attempts made by the same individual to submit multiple internet entries by using multiple e-mail addresses or otherwise will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the entry. Authorized account holder is defined as the person assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. All materials submitted become the property of Novex Biotech, LLC (“Sponsor”) and will not be returned.

2. Winner Selection / Random Drawing: Winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about April 25, 2017, from among all eligible entries that are complete. The random drawing will be conducted by representatives from Sponsor whose decisions are final and binding in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning a Prize depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.

3. Prizes:

  • One (1) grand prize winner will receive a six-month supply of Growth Factor-9, valued at $599.94, and a Go Pro HERO5 Black, valued at $399.99.
  • Three (3) runner-up winners will receive a three-month supply of Growth Factor-9, valued at $299.97

 

The total prize value of this sweepstakes is $1,899.84.

 

4. Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years or older. Employees of Sponsor, American Media, Inc., or each of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. Void in Puerto Rico, Canada, and where prohibited or restricted by law. No substitution or transfer of Prize is permitted. All federal, state and local taxes and any expenses relating to the acceptance and use of a Prize are the sole responsibility of each Winner. All federal, state and local laws apply.

5. Potential Winners must submit an Affidavit of Eligibility / Release of Liability / Prize Acceptance Form within seven (7) business days of attempted notification. If any Prize or affidavit or release is returned to Sponsor as undeliverable or if Sponsor does not receive a response from any potential Winner within seven (7) business days of attempted notification, such Winner may be disqualified and such Prize will be awarded to an alternate Winner. Non-compliance shall result in disqualification and award of Prize to an alternate Winner. By accepting Prize, Winners consent that Sponsor or American Media, Inc. may use the Winners’ names, photographs, or other likenesses, the Winners’ hometown and biographical information, statements concerning the contest entry, or Sponsors’ products without compensation for purposes of advertising, promotion, and merchandising, and grant all rights to edit or modify and to publish and copyright it. Winners must also make themselves available to travel at Sponsor’s expense for promotional purposes. By accepting Prize, Winners agree to hold Sponsor, American Media, Inc., and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, and assigns, harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of Prize. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participating in this Sweepstakes. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules, and understand that the Sweepstakes results are final in all respects. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to hold Sponsor American Media, Inc., and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, and assigns, harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of Prize. Entrant is responsible for all online charges incurred by Internet Service Provider.

6. Neither Sponsor, American Media, Inc., any telephone network, nor service providers are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures or any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any Web site or on-line service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, illegible, incomplete damaged, postage-due, mutilated or misdirected entries or entries not properly forwarded to Sponsor or American Media, Inc. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If the judges determine, in their sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual electronic tampering with the Sweepstakes or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Sweepstakes, the judges reserve the right to void the entries at issue and conduct a random drawing to award the Prize using all eligible entries received as of the termination date. If the Sweepstakes is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted at www.muscleandfitness.com. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action.

NOTE: Internet entry must be made by the entrant, only at the authorized website address of www.muscleandfitness.com. Entries made by any other individual or entity and/or originating at any other Internet website or e-mail address, including but not limited to commercial contest subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and as such ruled ineligible for this contest.

7. Opt-In: Any information entrants provide to the Sponsor or American Media, Inc. will be used to communicate with entrant in relation to these Sweepstakes. Sponsor or American Media, Inc. may also share this information with third parties who are participating in this program. Sponsor, American Media, Inc., or third parties may contact entrants at a future date about services the Sponsor or American Media, Inc. believes entrants will find of interest.

8. For the name of the Winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  M&F/GF9 Sweepstakes; 4 New York Plaza, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10004. Requests must be received by May 25, 2017.  Residents of Vermont may omit return postage.

9. This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Novex Biotech, LLC, 5742 West Harold Gatty Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

Take Our HGH Quiz and Enter our Growth Factor-9 Sweepstakes

Take Our HGH Quiz and Enter our Growth Factor-9 Sweepstakes

Take this quiz to see if you need to boost your HGH, then enter below for a chance to win

To find out if your HGH levels are on the up- or downswing, answer the questions below and score your answers from 1 (lowest, or “never”) to 5 (highest, or “absolutely”):
1. Do you get eight hours of sleep?
2. Do you sleep deeply (as evidenced by dreaming)?
3. Rate your energy. Do you feel dynamic?
4. Rate your midsection—how happy are you with it?
5. Rate how easily you produce visible muscle mass.
6. Rate your strength levels from six months ago and one year ago (two separate ratings). Do you feel strong?
7. Rate your endurance in the gym six months ago and one year ago (again, two ratings). How durable are you?
8. Rate your sex drive.

RESULTS

You should have 10 answers total. Add up the score, then read the analysis below: 40-50: GH levels are adequate, but supplementation could step up your performance. 30-39: Your GH needs a definite boost. 20-29: You have a marked deficiency. Below 20: You have serious work to do.

Here Is What You Can Win:

One (1) grand prize winner will receive a six-month supply of Growth Factor-9, valued at $599.94, and a Go Pro HERO5 Black, valued at $399.99. Three (3) runner-up winners will receive a three-month supply of Growth Factor-9, valued at $299.97

Enter to Win Now (March 21-April 24)


– Select -AlabamaAlaskaAmerican SamoaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaGuamHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarshall IslandsMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaNorthern Marianas IslandsOhioOklahomaOregonPalauPennsylvaniaPuerto RicoRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirgin IslandsVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

MUSCLE & FITNESS GROWTH FACTOR-9 SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. How To Enter: Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (EST) on March 21, 2017, visit www.muscleandfitness.com/giveaways and follow the Growth Factor-9 Sweepstakes directions. Each entry must contain answers to the questions posed to qualify for the drawing. All entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on April 24, 2017. Only one internet entry per person and per e-mail address will be accepted. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. Subsequent attempts made by the same individual to submit multiple internet entries by using multiple e-mail addresses or otherwise will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the entry. Authorized account holder is defined as the person assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. All materials submitted become the property of Novex Biotech, LLC (“Sponsor”) and will not be returned.

2. Winner Selection / Random Drawing: Winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about April 25, 2017, from among all eligible entries that are complete. The random drawing will be conducted by representatives from Sponsor whose decisions are final and binding in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning a Prize depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.

3. Prizes:

  • One (1) grand prize winner will receive a six-month supply of Growth Factor-9, valued at $599.94, and a Go Pro HERO5 Black, valued at $399.99.
  • Three (3) runner-up winners will receive a three-month supply of Growth Factor-9, valued at $299.97

 

The total prize value of this sweepstakes is $1,899.84.

 

4. Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years or older. Employees of Sponsor, American Media, Inc., or each of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. Void in Puerto Rico, Canada, and where prohibited or restricted by law. No substitution or transfer of Prize is permitted. All federal, state and local taxes and any expenses relating to the acceptance and use of a Prize are the sole responsibility of each Winner. All federal, state and local laws apply.

5. Potential Winners must submit an Affidavit of Eligibility / Release of Liability / Prize Acceptance Form within seven (7) business days of attempted notification. If any Prize or affidavit or release is returned to Sponsor as undeliverable or if Sponsor does not receive a response from any potential Winner within seven (7) business days of attempted notification, such Winner may be disqualified and such Prize will be awarded to an alternate Winner. Non-compliance shall result in disqualification and award of Prize to an alternate Winner. By accepting Prize, Winners consent that Sponsor or American Media, Inc. may use the Winners’ names, photographs, or other likenesses, the Winners’ hometown and biographical information, statements concerning the contest entry, or Sponsors’ products without compensation for purposes of advertising, promotion, and merchandising, and grant all rights to edit or modify and to publish and copyright it. Winners must also make themselves available to travel at Sponsor’s expense for promotional purposes. By accepting Prize, Winners agree to hold Sponsor, American Media, Inc., and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, and assigns, harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of Prize. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participating in this Sweepstakes. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules, and understand that the Sweepstakes results are final in all respects. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to hold Sponsor American Media, Inc., and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, and assigns, harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of Prize. Entrant is responsible for all online charges incurred by Internet Service Provider.

6. Neither Sponsor, American Media, Inc., any telephone network, nor service providers are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures or any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any Web site or on-line service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, illegible, incomplete damaged, postage-due, mutilated or misdirected entries or entries not properly forwarded to Sponsor or American Media, Inc. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If the judges determine, in their sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual electronic tampering with the Sweepstakes or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Sweepstakes, the judges reserve the right to void the entries at issue and conduct a random drawing to award the Prize using all eligible entries received as of the termination date. If the Sweepstakes is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted at www.muscleandfitness.com. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action.

NOTE: Internet entry must be made by the entrant, only at the authorized website address of www.muscleandfitness.com. Entries made by any other individual or entity and/or originating at any other Internet website or e-mail address, including but not limited to commercial contest subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and as such ruled ineligible for this contest.

7. Opt-In: Any information entrants provide to the Sponsor or American Media, Inc. will be used to communicate with entrant in relation to these Sweepstakes. Sponsor or American Media, Inc. may also share this information with third parties who are participating in this program. Sponsor, American Media, Inc., or third parties may contact entrants at a future date about services the Sponsor or American Media, Inc. believes entrants will find of interest.

8. For the name of the Winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  M&F/GF9 Sweepstakes; 4 New York Plaza, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10004. Requests must be received by May 25, 2017.  Residents of Vermont may omit return postage.

9. This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Novex Biotech, LLC, 5742 West Harold Gatty Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

Watch: David Lemieux Knocks Out Curtis Stevens Cold With One Punch

Watch: David Lemieux Knocks Out Curtis Stevens Cold With One Punch

David Lemieux One Punch Knockout of Curtis Stevens

YouTube/HBO Boxing

Middleweight David Lemieux (37-3, 33 KOs) produced one of the most devastating one-punch knockouts of the year on March 11 when he dropped Curtis Stevens (29-6, 21 KO) during the third round of their fight in Verona, NY.

This matchup was billed as two sluggers going for it, and the men did not disappoint. Every punch thrown was a potential fight ender, and though Lemieux was dominant in the first stanza, Stevens was more conservative with his punch output and got more into the fight in the second round.

However, in the third round, both men decided to trade hooks, and this is what ensued:

.@lemieuxboxing knocks @AssassinStevens out cold in round 3. #LemieuxStevens pic.twitter.com/plNMOBxCNU

— HBOboxing (@HBOboxing) March 12, 2017

Stevens did not move for several minutes, but reports emanating from his camp were that he recovered in the dressing room and was taken to a local hospital for a precautionary CT scan. With the win, Lemieux, who once held the IBF middleweight title, puts himself right back into contention for a run at a belt. The Canadian lost his title in October 2015 when he was TKO’d in the fifth round by Gennady Golovkin, who is in action this weekend at MSG where he will fight WBA super world middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs.

The contracted weight for the Lemieux/Stevens fight was 160. The rules of the IBF mandate a fight day weigh in, and fighters are not meant be anymore that 10 pounds over the previous day’s weight. Lemieux missed this second day weigh in, so it is not known how much he weighed going into the fight. Here are full highlights from the fight.