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  • 15 Tricep Exercises for Men

    The following 15 tricep exercises for men and accompanying videos work the tricep muscles, the large muscles on the back of the upper arms. Select any of the tricep exercises to watch the accompanying video. Below the exercises, find three tricep workouts as well as links to EMG’s other muscle specific guides. These exercises are grouped as follows. Barbell/EZ Bar Exercises Dumbbell Exercises Cable Exercises Bodyweight Exercises Machine Based Exercises   [toc heading_levels="2,3"] [the_ad read more
  • Designing Your Own Weight Training Program

    The keys to designing an effective resistance exercise routine are balance and variety. Balance applies not only to how often you work each muscle group but also to how you work each part of the individual muscle. As you can see in EMG's exercise videos, each exercise can work different parts of a single muscle or muscle group. By working each section of a muscle or muscle group, you will create a more aesthetically pleasing physique and ensure that the muscle or muscle group functions better. Variety is important because read more
  • Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire

    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

  • Testosterone Nasal Gel

    Testosterone nasal gel delivers testosterone directly into the nostril. Natesto is the only FDA approved nasal testosterone replacement therapy. It is administered three times daily once in the morning, once in the afternoon and once in the evening (6 to 8 hours apart). According to the Phase 3 clinical trials for FDA approval, the average testosterone concentration in the blood was in the normal range for 90 percent of men who used the nasal gel three times daily, compared with 71 percent of men using it twice a read more
  • FSH – Follicle Stimulating Hormone

    Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland (a small endocrine gland in the base of the brain). Once secreted in men, it stimulates the testes to produce testosterone and sperm. Thus, FSH plays a vital role in the hormonal status and reproductive ability of men. Abnormal levels (levels that are too high or too low) may indicate either a problem with testicular function or hypothalamic/pituitary function.   The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Testicular Axis The read more
  • What Does Testosterone Do?

    What Does Testosterone Do: Simple Overview When free in the blood stream, testosterone can interact with various cells in the body. These include skeletal muscle cells and fat cells as well as skin, scalp, kidney, prostate, bone and brain cells. In the case of muscle cells, testosterone promotes an increase in the synthesis of two muscle-building proteins. In the case of fat cells, it promotes fat mobilization. It is no surprise that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has been shown to read more
  • Oral Testosterone

    Oral preparations of testosterone come in a pill form and are ingested. However, there is currently no oral testosterone form approved by the FDA for use in the United States. Therefore, orally available testosterone has no place in testosterone replacement therapy in the US.  Most oral forms available on the underground market may cause significant liver damage and should be avoided. The reason that this form of testosterone read more

  • Quitting Smoking Products, Tips, and Resources

    Quitting smoking can be difficult. Fortunately, quitting smoking products and resources are available to help you quit. Medications and counseling can drastically improve your chances of success. Select a link below to learn more about available medications (both nicotine based and non-nicotine based), quitting tips, and additional outside resources.   [toc heading_levels="2"]   Nicotine Smoking Cessation 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
  • Heart Attack Signs and Symptoms

    Heart Attack Signs and Symptoms As a man ages, he must be aware of both typical and atypical heart attack signs and symptoms. Early treatment is essential to both short-term and long-term survival. The most important factor in survival when a heart attack occurs is early defibrillation. Defibrillation involves delivering a therapeutic electrical shock to the heart and can be lifesaving if it is performed in time. read more