Resistance training provides many health benefits, especially for older adults. In addition to the general guidelines for selecting or designing resistance training programs for men, the following guidelines and precautions are recommended for older men who are beginning resistance training for the first time or beginning resistance training after a long layoff.
Resistance Training Program Guidelines: 65+ Men
During the first 8 weeks of training, use light resistance for all exercises.
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The rectus abdominis is the most visible abdominal muscle group; it is responsible for the six-pack. These muscles play a role in maintaining posture. The rectus abdominis muscles can be broken down into two groups: the lower abdominals and upper abdominals. Below, find EMG's 17 Lower Ab Exercises and Upper Ab Exercises.
Find additional EMG abdominal exercises at the following links:
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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
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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Why should you continue to follow-up with your physician throughout your course of testosterone replacement therapy?
1. To check your total testosterone blood levels: When your doctor puts you on an initial testosterone replacement dosage, his or her goal is to get your total level to mid-to-high normal testosterone levels usually between 500 and 700 ng/mL. The initial dose does not always get you into this range, so it may need to be adjusted.
Of course, the goal of testosterone replacement therapy is to read more
There is an assortment of low testosterone treatment options for men with low testosterone. These options are known as testosterone replacement therapy, or TRT. Potential types of testosterone include transdermal gels, oral lozenges, implantable pellets, and injectable testosterone. Several factors can be used to determine the best available replacement option for each individual. These factors include cost, insurance coverage, convenience, ease of administration, and potential negative side effects. Before read more
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
Testosterone level is an important indicator of hormonal health. Low testosterone levels have been associated with cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, decreased libido, decreased energy, and depression.1
A simple blood test is read more
Different Types of Skin Cancer1,2,3
There are three types of skin cancer in order of gravity: melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma. A complete description of each is provided below. Have a dermatologist thoroughly check your body once a year for skin cancer, and report suspicious moles immediately.
Arise from melanocytes (pigmented cells in the skin)
Can develop in or around lesions already on the skin or in healthy looking skin
Some types caused read more
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