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Lower Ab Exercises & Upper Ab Exercises

Lower Ab Exercises & Upper Ab Exercises

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… Read more

Combination Abdominal Exercises: 15 HD Videos

The following exercises are combination abdominal exercises. They work multiple abdominal muscles at the same time. A majority of these exercises add a twisting motion to more basic abdominal exercises. These exercises are more difficult to perform than their more basic counterparts. Find additional EMG abdominal exercises at the following links: Lower and Upper Ab… Read more

Ab Workouts for Men

Ab Workouts for Men

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… Read more

Workout Nutrition: Pre and Post Workout

The following article provides details on the optimal workout nutrition for before, during, and after exercise for both aerobic and resistance exercise to help you maximize your aerobic and resistance exercise as well as your post-exercise recovery.   Workout Nutrition for Aerobic Exercise ♦ Aerobic Exercise: Pre Workout Nutrition An individual burns more energy, and… Read more

Protein Supplements and Weight Lifting

One of the most common concerns for anyone new to weight training is whether to supplement their protein intake. Answering this question becomes more difficult because just about everyone you meet believes he’s an expert on protein supplements. This leads to a lot of misinformation and confusion. However, with some key information about daily protein… Read more

Artificial Sweeteners: Health Benefits and Concerns

Artificial sweeteners are synthetic sweeteners used in the place of table sugar to sweeten foods and beverages. The most common artificial sweeteners in the US include aspartame (Nutra-Sweet & Equal), saccharin (Sweet’n Low), and sucralose (Splenda). Stevia (Truvia & PureVia) may also be categorized as an artificial sweetener although it comes from an extract in… Read more

Organic vs. Non Organic Foods

Today, most whole foods are commonly available in two options: organic or nonorganic. When deciding which to choose, there are two main questions to consider: (1) Are organic foods more nutritious? (2) Are organic foods safer?   Are Organic Foods More Nutritious? Despite the widespread perception that organically produced foods are more nutritious than nonorganic… Read more

Pertinent Miscellaneous Topics Related to Men’s Nutrition

Pertinent Miscellaneous Topics Related to Men’s Nutrition The following articles provide information on other pertinent topics related to men’s nutrition. Click the links below to learn more about each individual topic. Red Meat and Health Red Meat: Strategies to Reduce Cancer Causing Effects Chicken vs. Beef Fish: The Healthy Choice? Eggs and Health Organic vs…. Read more

Popular Weight Loss Diets

Popular Weight Loss Diets The following articles provide information on popular weight loss diets, including the pros and cons of each (if any). It is important to remember that most diets work in the short-term but fail miserably in the long-term. The key to achieving a healthy weight and lifestyle is to pursue a diet… Read more