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
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Over the past decade or two, carbohydrates have been demonized for their presumed role in the growing waistlines of Americans. Consequently, “low-carb” diets, such as the Atkins Diet, emerged to combat the intake of carbs. The problem with this line of reasoning is that, although consuming excessive amounts of simple carbohydrates can cause weight gain, not all carbs (especially complex carbohydrates) are inherently bad. In fact, carbs are the body’s primary and preferred source of fuel. So, eliminating or severely read more
Your abdominal muscles consist of 3 major muscle groups and 4 distinct areas: the upper abs, lower abs, obliques, and transversus abs. Any complete ab workout works all of these abdominal muscle groups. The following basic ab workouts for men consist of four exercises to target these four distinct areas. The more advanced ab routines add a combination abdominal exercise that works multiple muscle groups at the same time.
Just like with any other training routine, your body adapts to your current abdominal workout. 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. In healthy men, normal testosterone levels generally range between 300 ng/dL and 1050 ng/dL. Unfortunately, levels decline with aging and may fall below the normal range. 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
Testosterone implants in the form of small pellets slowly deliver testosterone over the course of three to six months. The testosterone pellets are implanted under the skin by your physician.
Imbedded in the fat, the testosterone pellets gradually dissolve over a few months. This testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) administration method gives a slow, steady constant infusion of read more
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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Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) suppresses the natural production of testosterone by the testes. It also reduces sperm production. In most men, it reduces sperm production to levels below what is necessary for fertility. As a result, most men on testosterone therapy are infertile.
While this side effect may not concern certain men, men looking to conceive a child or remain fertile must be aware of this potential side effect of TRT. While read more
The Causes of Diabetes
Answering the question of what causes diabetes is not as simple and straightforward as most people think. Diabetes is a complex and still only partially understood condition. This article will give a general description of the causes of diabetes. For more detailed information, please see your physician or other healthcare professional.
What Causes Diabetes Mellitus Type 1?
As previously mentioned, Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus is primarily caused by cells of the read more
What are the most important health numbers that every man should know? Here are 7 health numbers every man needs to know. Each number includes a chart that shows exactly where you stand. See your primary care doctor at least once a year and get your numbers.
Updated: May 5, 2015
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects approximately 32 million people in the United States alone. It is a major cause of illness and death in men both in the US and abroad. However, COPD is both preventable and treatable, especially if caught at an early stage. This preventability and treatability is why it is so important for a man to aware of the causes of, the signs and symptoms of, and the treatment options available for read more