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  • Weight Training Benefits

    Resistance exercise provides the numerous benefits. Additionally, starting a resistance exercise plan can help reverse chronic health problems regardless of when you become more physically active. Weight training: Increases muscle mass Increases resting metabolism Improves body compostion Decreases risk of diabetes Lowers stress Improves mental health Improves sleep quality   Weight Training Benefits The main benefit of weight training is that it INCREASES your lean body mass (muscle read more
  • 21 Shoulder Exercises for Men

    The following 21 shoulder exercises for men and accompanying videos work the deltoid and trapezius muscles. Select any of the shoulder exercises to watch the accompanying video. Below the exercises, find four shoulder workouts as well as links to EMG’s other muscle specific guides. These exercises are grouped as follows. Barbell Press Exercises Dumbbell Press Exercises Dumbbell Raise Exercises Smith Machine Exercises Cable Raise Exercises Machine Press Exercises Row Exercises for read more
  • 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

  • Testosterone Implants: Testosterone Pellets

    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 testosterone into the body. read more
  • How to Increase Testosterone Naturally

    Unfortunately, as men age, total and free testosterone decline. Worse yet, these declines have been associated with unwanted physical changes such as increased abdominal fat and decreased muscle mass.1-4 Low levels have also been associated with low libido, low energy, and depression.5 Fortunately, certain healthy lifestyle choices, such as exercise and proper diet, may actually increase testosterone naturally. At the very least read more
  • Common Testosterone Therapy Mistakes to Avoid

    Testosterone therapy for men with clinically low testosterone can potentially improve health and quality of life. However, it is important to watch out for the most common testosterone replacement mistakes.   Common Testosterone Replacement Mistakes 1. Using Too Much Testosterone. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is just that: REPLACEMENT. To achieve optimal results your dosing regimen should be set 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

  • EMG Health Numbers: Testosterone Levels

    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
  • The Lipid Panel

    The Lipid Panel1,2,3,4,5 When you go to the doctor to get your cholesterol checked, he or she orders a “lipid panel.” The lipid panel is a profile of the various types of cholesterol in an individual's blood and usually includes the following: Total Cholesterol Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Cholesterol Triglycerides The purpose of the lipid panel is primarily to read more
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) THE BAD NEWS If you live long enough, you are almost guaranteed to get Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH). In fact, 9 out of every 10 people over the age of 85 have BPH. THE GOOD NEWS Symptoms of BPH often do not need treatment and are frequently reduced by improving your overall health. When these symptoms do require treatment, there are many medical and surgical treatment options available. Read on to understand the disease, its causes, and its read more