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September 2017

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Three Great Exercises to Help Prevent Potential Shoulder Impingement Injuries

Shoulder impingement injuries are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. Shoulder impingement happens when the bones of the shoulder press and rub against the tendons and ligaments of the shoulder over a period of time, causing inflammation and ultimately pain. It’s caused by poor posture from any sort of repeated overhead activity, such as swimming, lifting, tennis, and other sports involving repetitive overhead motion. The answer to preventing potential shoulder impingement injuries is proper posture during exercise. Paying careful attention to each move you make during exercise is a habit you should develop. Above all, strengthening the

Executing Triceps Pressdown With a Rope

Tricep Pushdowns: Utilizing Cable Pressdowns To Build Bigger Arms

The triceps are a major muscle group of the human body. It’s what enables you to extend and contract the forearm. When you extend and straighten your arm, the triceps engage. The tricep pressdown is an exercise that can help you strengthen the back of your arms, making the triceps pressdown one of the most effective triceps exercises when it’s properly executed in a solid exercise routine. Tricep Basics – What are the Triceps? When you straighten your elbow and extend your forearm, you are contracting the group of muscles known as the triceps. When you flex your biceps

What Are Testosterone Boosters and Do They Actually Work

Five Great Ways to Increase Testosterone Naturally Without Supplements

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Testosterone is a male hormone. It’s a steroid found in humans and other mammals, and it is critical to your health and well-being. Without it, you’ll become a dumpy, unmotivated pile of fat with no sex drive, and you’ll have greatly increased risk for heart disease, type II diabetes, stroke, and dementia. However, it’s easy to reverse testosterone loss – and you don’t even have to use supplements to do it. Here are five ways to increase your testosterone naturally. 1. Lose weight: Being overweight is a silent killer for a variety of reasons. If you’re overweight, you’re more than

Standing Military Press Exercise

How to Do the Standing Military Press:  A Guide to the Overhead Press

The standing military press is a classic full-body exercise designed to engage both the upper and lower body. The arms and shoulders press the weight above your head as the legs, lower back, and abs support you and keep the skeletal system in proper alignment. Alignment is the magic word: Keeping your full body in alignment is the way to get maximum results while avoiding injury. Here’s a detailed walk through of how to do the standing military press. Preparation and Setup for the Exercise: In most instruction for standing military press, the preparation phase often gets short shrift. You

Benefits of Squats for Men and Women

What Do Squats Do? 15 Surprising Benefits of Squats for Both Men and Women

Outside of deadlifts, squats are one of the most neglected types of exercises in my workouts. While many people recommend doing squats using weights, it isn’t necessary, and in fact for full functional strength doing body weight squats maybe even better.  If you decide to add squats to your workouts, you should always make sure you do them properly.  Here are 15 benefits of squats for men and women. Squats Develop Functional Strength: Athlete or not, it’s imperative to have a strong and flexible pair of legs under you to successfully accomplish the days chores. Think of everything you

Building Muscle the Right Way

A Beginner’s Guide to Building Muscle & Fat Loss The Right Way

Building muscle the right way is tough, no matter your experience level. Choosing the right routine can get extremely confusing, especially for beginners. After 20 years of lifting experience, I can tell you that some of them work, and most of them don’t. If you are one of those people that doesn’t know where to begin, don’t worry. We’ve broken it down for you into 3 steps. If you follow them, there’s no reason you shouldn’t see results within your first 90 days if you put effort into your nutrition, routine and stay committed. Choosing the Right Workout Program:

Forearm Workouts

Forearm Workouts: 5 Great Exercises to Help You Tear a Phone Book in Half

Phonebooks…..Yes, they still make them. If you want the kind of for arm strength it takes to rip a phonebook in half, you’ve come to the right place. Before the digital age, if you wanted someone’s number you had to refer to a printed telephone directory. It was once quite a parlor trick to take the New York City telephone book and tear it in two. Even if you don’t have a big phone book laying around, powerful forearms are pretty handy when you’re trying to open that stubborn jar.  Here are 5 forearm workouts to help you tear a

Renegade Rows at Gym

Renegade Rows: An Amazing Exercise For Your Back, Core and Entire Body

The renegade row is an exercise performed with dumbbells. It targets your core, and involves use of the muscles in the back, including the trapezius, lats, and the rhomboids. Like deadlifts, it also hits the biceps, triceps forearms, and the back of your shoulders.  Renegade rows are a phenomenal exercise for your core and your back. It’s a functional exercise – you’re moving the whole body at the same time, and using the abdominals and back muscles to stabilize the body while you’re performing them. These are quite a step up from regular rows. They not only benefit your full

Why Testosterone is Important

What is Testosterone and Why is it Important for Muscle Growth & Health?

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Testosterone is the primary male hormone, a steroid found in humans and other mammals. While women also have testosterone, men have about seven to eight times as much as women. It’s a scientific fact that as men age, the levels of testosterone drop.  Testosterone levels start falling off rapidly at around age 40. Testosterone Basics Explained: Testosterone is a male hormone made naturally by the body. It’s important in the growth of male reproductive organs such as the testes and the prostate gland. It’s also responsible for lean, healthy muscle mass, the growth of body hair, bone density, mental alertness, and

What is Creatine and what are the Side Effects

What is Creatine and What Are The Short & Long Term Side Effects?

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If you’ve found this page, that means you are toying with the idea of creatine supplementation but want to make sure that you’ve done your research before you decide to dive in.  There are some unknowns with creatine use. The good news is that this supplement has been on the market for a while and for the most part, has been found to be relatively safe.  Before we can look at the benefits and potential side effects, you need to understand what creatine is and what it does. So what is Creatine and Where is it Found? Creatine is