Proteins are made up of amino acids and are used by the body to maintain, repair, and build tissues, including muscles and other organ systems. Stressing a muscle through daily activity, aerobic exercise, or resistance training breaks down its muscle fibers. These muscle fibers must then be repaired. In order for repair to take place, the body must have all the amino acids required to synthesize muscle proteins. Therefore, proper daily protein intake with high protein foods is essential to maintaining a healthy read more
The transversus abdominis is the deepest abdominal muscle. It sits below the oblique muscles. It acts as an abdominal support belt and plays a major role in maintaining posture. Most abdominal exercises involve the transversus abdominis; however, the transverse abdominal exercises below focus on it in particular. These exercises are excellent for improving core stability and strength and preventing lower back pain. Find additional EMG abdominal exercises at the following links:
Physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. To stay healthy, perform optimally, and slow the aging process, you need to be physically active throughout your life. Poor fitness is linked to obesity, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.1 Men who do not exercise regularly are more likely to suffer from the chronic problems shown below. They are also more likely to become physically disabled.
Two Sides of Physical Activity: Aerobic and Resistance Exercise
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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.
The most common forms of injectable testosterone for testosterone replacement therapyread more
January 31st, 2014
On January 31st, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement saying that it is investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products. Additional major updates to this topic are presented below in chronological order.
"We have been monitoring this risk and decided to reassess this safety issue based on the recent publication of two separate studies that each suggested an increased risk of cardiovascular events among groups of read more
What Is Testosterone? Where Is Testosterone Produced?
Testosterone is the principal male sex hormone and anabolic steroid. More than 95% of testosterone is manufactured by the Leydig’s cells in the testes at various amounts throughout a person’s life. Its actions are most pronounced during puberty. During puberty, it is responsible for causing the maturation of the male sex organs and other masculizing effects.
Yet, testosterone is far more than just a sex hormone. It affects the entire body. It is vitally read more
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
Skin is the body’s largest organ. It is also one of the most important parts of the body because it interfaces with the environment and is the first line of defense from external factors. Since the skin is exposed to environmental pollutions more than any other organ during life, skin protection is important.
The most important burden on skin is the sunlight (UV radiation), which causes a wide array of visible alterations such read more
Unfortunately, as we age, our ability to focus at near distances decreases. This condition is known as presbyopia (literally translated as trying to see as old men do). It is inevitable, normal part of the aging process, and, although it may be hard to accept, it is something that you can be aware of and can prepare for. Although frustrating, presbyopia is benign, and readily treatable with the use of reading read more
Erectile Dysfunction Medications
We’ve all seen those little blue pills, and they work. In fact, Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis all work just about equally as well, with Cialis lasting the longest. However, before you go ask your doctor for another medication, try to quit smoking, get some exercise, eat better, and treat your diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and other medical issues. If you don’t read more