Before beginning any resistance training program, you must identify your unique goals, needs, and constraints. The following steps outline how to best approach resistance training so that your effort maximizes the outcomes you desire.
Resistance Training Program Guidelines
Identify the primary goal of the resistance program. Are you looking to increase your strength, muscle size, muscle endurance or muscle tone? Are you simply trying to lose weight while maintaining lean body mass? If you are trying to lose read more
The benefits of regular aerobic and resistance exercise cannot be overstated. Regular exercise will make you healthier, stronger, and leaner. But… Physical exertion, especially after an extended period of physical inactivity, does have risks. Read on to learn more about exercise risk factors.
These risks are typically associated with underlying heart problems. It’s essential to evaluate your health especially your heart health prior to beginning or resuming exercise. The following evaluations are simple questionnaires read more
The following twelve bicep exercises for men and accompanying videos work the bicep muscles, the large muscles on the front of the upper arms. Select any of the bicep exercises for the accompanying video and detailed explanation. These exercises are grouped as follows:
Barbell/EZ Bar Exercises
Bicep Exercises for Men
Barbell/EZ Bar Bicep Exercises for Men
What is Sex Hormone Binding Globulin?
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) is a protein that binds to and transports sex hormones, like testosterone and estrogen, through the bloodstream. It also safeguards these hormones so that they are not eliminated by the body too quickly. When SHBG is bound to testosterone or estrogen, these sex hormones cannot exert their effects on the body. In this state, they are not active or not bioavailable. When not bound to SHBG or other protein carriers, these sex read more
Testosterone is the prototypical male hormone. It’s what puts hair on your chest and muscles on your frame during puberty. Put simply, testosterone is what makes a man a man. Unfortunately, testosterone levels decline with aging. Read on to learn about testosterone levels by age as well as symptoms of low testosterone and testosterone replacement therapy.
Testosterone Levels by Age: The BAD News
As men age, total testosterone levels decline. Even worse, free testosterone (testosterone not bound in read more
In recent years, testosterone replacement therapy aka TRT for age-related low testosterone or andropause has gained widespread interest from aging men and acceptance from the medical community. With an aging male population, less stigma, and more popular advertisement, more and more men are consulting with their physicians about testing for low testosterone associated with andropause and initiating TRT.
What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy and What is Andropause?
Testosterone replacement read more
EMG Health Numbers: Waist to Height Ratio
The waist to height ratio is another method by which health care professionals estimate an individual’s body composition in order to evaluate his overall health.1 Enter your information in inches into the Waist to Height Ratio Calculator to determine your ratio.
Although the Body Mass Index (BMI) is generally more well known than the waist to height ratio for read more
THE BAD NEWS
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among men! It kills thousands of men each year and is the second most common cause of cancer deaths behind lung cancer.1 It’s also genetic.
THE GOOD NEWS
Most of the time prostate cancer is slow growing and can be treated before it becomes a problem.
What you need to know, if you do not already, is that prostate cancer is not your typical cancer. More people die with prostate cancer than of prostate cancer. It read more