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
Protein is one of the three primary macronutrients needed by the body (fats and carbohydrates being the other two). They are peptides made up of small building blocks called amino acids. During digestion, protein breaks down into its amino acid components. Then, these amino acids are absorbed by the intestines and used by the body to maintain, repair, and build tissues, including muscles. Stressing a muscle through daily activity and exercise breaks down its muscle fibers, which then must be repaired. In order for repair to take place, the body must have all the amino acids required to read more
Daily Sodium Intake: How Much Is Too Much?
Sodium, a component of table salt (sodium chloride), is an essential nutrient for the body. However, for certain individuals, consuming excess salt can lead to high blood pressure, which in turn can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Several meta-analysis involving over 177,000 men and women who were followed for 3 ½ years to 19 years showed that higher salt intake was associated with a 23 percent increase in stroke and a 14 percent increase in heart read more
In recent years, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for low testosterone 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 and initiating TRT.
What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Testosterone replacement therapy is the hormone treatment of testosterone prescribed by a physician to counter read more
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
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
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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.
Read on to learn about the most common forms of injectable testosterone, therapeutic dosages, pros and cons of testosterone injections, and injection demonstration resources.
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THE BAD NEWS
Although not as popular as erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory dysfunction is actually the most common form of sexual dysfunction.
THE GOOD NEWS
Ejaculatory dysfunction can be treated! That’s right. So, stop being embarrassed, and go see your doctor.
What Are the Disorders of Ejaculation?
There are four of them: premature ejaculation (PE), delayed ejaculation, retrograde (reverse) read more
Obesity can negatively affect essentially any and every system in the body. Potential obesity risks include cardiovascular, psychiatric, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine, muscoloskeletal, and seuxal problems. Additional details about each specific risk are included both in the image and article below.
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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