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  • Stretching Routine: 10 Stretching Exercises

    Full Body Stretching Routine with 10 Stretching Exercises Stretching is an important part on any exercise plan. Stretching is good for both aerobic fitness enthusiasts and weightlifters. It improves your range of motion, decreases your risk for injury, and improves the workout as a whole. Find a full body stretching routine with 10 simple stretching exercises below. Why is stretching important? If you do not have the proper range of motion required for a repetitive sport, such as running, sooner or later you will read more
  • Guidelines for Developing a Resistance Training Program: 65+ Men

    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. Adhere strictly to read more
  • 13 Back Exercises for Men

    The following 13 back exercises for men and accompanying videos work the back muscles, including the lats, middle and lower back muscles. Select any of the back exercises to watch the accompanying video. These exercises are grouped into exercises that specifically work the lats, middle back, and lower back, respectively. Below the exercises, find four back workouts as well as links to EMG’s other muscle specific guides.   [toc heading_levels="2,3"]   [the_ad id="15851"]   Back Exercises for read more

  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and the Heart

    Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and the Heart The Misconception Historically, a major concern about testosterone replacement therapy was that it was potentially harmful to the heart. Testosterone has traditionally been regarded as a hormone that is harmful to the heart.     Why the Misconception? This misconception stems from the belief that testosterone causes heart disease. Additionally, the high doses of testosterone used by bodybuilders can damage the heart, leading to a variety of diseases and read more
  • LH – Luteinizing Hormone

    Luteinizing Hormone (LH) 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, which acts as the primary male hormone and is essential for the production of sperm.1 Similar to follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), which is also produced by the pituitary gland, LH plays a vital role in the hormonal status and read more
  • Testosterone Gel

    Testosterone gel delivers a steady dose of testosterone through daily skin applications. These gels are a relatively convenient and effective method of administering testosterone replacement therapy for men with low testosterone.1-9 Transdermal forms of testosterone are relatively new. They were first introduced in the US in 2000. Most forms are only available under a brand name. As a result, testosterone gels are typically more expensive than injectable testosterone, which is available in generic forms. Testosterone read more
  • Testosterone Injections

    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.   [toc heading_levels="2,3"]   [the_ad read more

  • What is Botox?

    What Is Botox?1 In cosmetic applications, a Botox injection, consisting of a small dose of botulinum toxin, can be used to prevent development of wrinkles by paralyzing facial muscles. Many people would probably be surprised to know that Botox® is actually Botulinum toxin A, one of 7 deadly poisons (labeled A-F) produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Medical grade Botox® is produced in a laboratory and is FDA read more
  • EMG Health Numbers: Waist to Height Ratio

    The waist to height ratio is one method by which health care professionals estimate an individual’s body composition in order to evaluate his overall health.1 Enter your information in inches into EMG's Waist to Height Ratio Calculator to determine your ratio. Although the Body Mass Index (BMI) is generally more well read more
  • Prostate Cancer

    Prostate Cancer THE BAD NEWS Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among men! It kills thousands of men each year and is the second most common cause of cancer deaths behind lung cancer.1 It’s also genetic. THE GOOD NEWS Most of the time prostate cancer is slow growing and can be treated before it becomes a problem. Important Information: What you need to know, if you do not already, is that prostate read more