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  • Trans Fat: What Is Trans Fat?

    Trans fat is man-made fat formed by artificially “transforming” polyunsaturated liquid fats (corn, soybean, safflower, sunflower, and cottonseed oils) to solid fats. Trans fats are entirely man-made (e.g. they do not exist anywhere in nature) and are the worst possible type of fat one can consume. While trans fat is technically still a type of polyunsaturated fat, the body cannot make use of them. Additionally, they inhibit the body’s ability to utilize healthy polyunsaturated fats like omega-3s. Plain and simple, avoid read more
  • Resistance Training Upper Body Muscles

    The major upper body muscles include the chest, shoulder, bicep, tricep, trap, lat, and the middle and lower back muscles. Each major muscle group is illustrated below. To find specific exercises for each muscle group, check out EMG's library of 100+ HD Exercise Videos, or select a specific link. Back Exercises for Men Bicep Exercises for Men read more
  • 20 Chest Exercises for Men

    The following 20 chest exercises for men and accompanying videos work the pectoral muscles, the large fan-shaped muscles on the chest. Select any of the chest exercises to watch the accompanying video. Below the exercises, find four chest workouts as well as links to EMG’s other muscle specific guides. These exercises are grouped as follows. Bench Press Barbell Exercises Bench Press Dumbbell Exercises Dumbbell Fly Exercises Smith Machine Exercises Pullover Exercises Cable Exercises Machine read more

  • Common Testosterone Therapy Mistakes to Avoid

    Testosterone therapy for men with clinically low testosterone can potentially improve health and quality of life. However, it is important to watch out for the most common testosterone replacement mistakes.   Common Testosterone Replacement Mistakes 1. Using Too Much Testosterone. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is just that: REPLACEMENT. To achieve optimal results your dosing regimen should be set read more
  • Benefits of Testosterone Therapy

    Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in men with low testosterone has consistently shown to produce positive benefits with minimal side effects. Also, benefits of testosterone therapy can be both physical and mental. Restoring testosterone levels to within the normal range by using testosterone replacement therapy has shown to: Increase lean body mass Decrease fat mass Increase bone mineral density Improve sexual function Improve mood and well-being Although some benefits appear in the read more
  • Testosterone Injections

    Testosterone injections deliver testosterone into the muscle. The testosterone is then absorbed directly into the blood stream over time. The absorption period depends on the type of testosterone injected. Injections usually take place in the thighs, glutes or deltoid muscles. Read on to learn about the most common forms of injectable testosterone, therapeutic dosages, pros and cons of testosterone injections, and injection demonstration resources.   [toc heading_levels="2,3"]   [the_ad read more
  • Gynecomastia – Male Breast Enlargement

    Gynecomastia is breast enlargement in males due to benign (non-cancerous) breast tissue growth. It is caused by an imbalance between testosterone and estrogen. In other words, there is too much estrogen relative to testosterone. It can be physically uncomfortable, psychologically distressing, and may have a negative impact on self-confidence and body image. Male breast tissue contains receptors for androgens (like testosterone) and estrogens.1 Most men think of estrogen as an exclusively female hormone, but men read more

  • Smoking: An Overview

    Smoking is bad for you. There is no doubt about it. There is no debate.   What Are the General Health Problems Caused by Smoking? For starters, in men, smoking can cause cancer of the lungs, esophagus, larynx, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, and stomach, as well as leukemia1,2. It also seriously damages the structure of lungs and the lining of blood vessels, which may lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary read more
  • EMG Health Numbers: Waist to Height Ratio

    The waist to height ratio is one 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 EMG's Waist to Height Ratio Calculator to determine your ratio. Although the Body Mass Index (BMI) is generally more well read more
  • What Is “Normal Blood Pressure” or “Safe Blood Pressure”?

    What Is “Normal Blood Pressure” or “Safe Blood Pressure?" Normal blood pressure is typically a systolic reading of less than 120 mmHg and a diastolic reading of less than 80 mmHg, often reported as 120/80 mmHg. Systolic values over 120 mmHg and diastolic values over 80 mmHg fall into pre- and hypertensive stages.1 As for what is "safe blood pressure", the answer to this question is not as straightforward as one might think. It turns out that the higher the blood pressure, the more damage read more