Continued from last month All sets are not created equal As you know if you've been lifting for any amount of time, there are lots of ways to follow these recommendations. Four sets of 12 repetitions will have a different effect than four sets of 6 reps. Most of the time, you want to use about 70 to 80 percent of your one-rep max. You don't need to know what your max is on every exercise. If you reach momentary exhaustion in 8 to 10 reps, you're in the right ballpark. Counting reps is another way to measure your total training volume. One study found that quadriceps muscles grew 0.13 percent per day when lifters did 40 to 60 reps per workout, or four to six sets of 10. Biceps grew at twice that speed - 0.26 percent - with 42 to 66 reps. You can use any configuration of sets and reps t...
Muscle growth is an incredibly complex process, including actions by as many as 70 genes and a list of hormones you'd need a graduate degree in endocrinology to fully understand. Your body simultaneously speeds up the mechanisms that encourage growth and slows down the ones that inhibit it. The payoff is that, for 24 to 48 hours following a workout, your body adds protein to your muscles faster than it takes protein away. The process is not only complex, but for most guys it's also painfully slow. It takes a lot of hard work to go from someone who lifts to someone who looks like he lifts. And sometimes progress is so slow it seems nonexistent. Top of Form The solution may come down to basic math: what you're doing + a little more = better results. "There's a dose-response relationship ...
Skimp on sleep and you might end up sniffling: People who don’t get enough shuteye are more likely to get sick, research from the University of California at San Francisco found. In the study, people who slept 5 or fewer hours a night were 28 percent more likely to have caught a cold within the last month than those who slept between 7 and 8 hours. Even worse? Those who had been diagnosed with a full-fledged sleep disorder, like obstructive sleep apnea, were twice as likely to have caught a cold. Your T-cells - a part of your immune system that’s vital in fighting off cold-causing viruses - don’t divide as efficiently when you’re sleep deprived, says study author Aric A. Prather, Ph.D. That means there will be fewer of disease-fighting cells available to clear a virus from your system
Since 1998 when the ‘miracle’ male solution to Erectile Dysfunction ED first made its appearance, there has been nothing that has so far compared to Viagra until now. And so there seems to be a new treatment for the men’s number one dreaded concern. This advanced formula comes with a shock-wave therapy; experts say it is likely to take care of your phallus for up to 2 years. Studies done in the past have revealed that when shock-waves were sent to the heart they were able to help formulate new blood vessels to treat ticker trouble, and so doctors say this method may prove positive in resolving the issues of ED that is caused by obstructed blood flow. In this method, doctors make use of a wand attached to a machine to direct small shocks straight to the penis. In the words of Vijay Sangar,
Over the years, the use of contraceptives in the form of Pills and Solutions have been associated more with the female folk than it has been with the males; but from the look of things lately, the pendulum might just be swinging the other way, as there is a radical change soon to occur with regards to men replacing condoms with pills in a bid to inhibit pregnancy. Options available to men as concerning contraceptives include the use of condoms, pulling or withdrawal method, outercourse (sexual activities without vaginal penetration) and vasectomy. Contraceptive, a term in medicine can be defined as a method or device arranged to prevent pregnancy from occurring after sexual intercourse. As mentioned earlier, women have several options available to them in forestalling pregnancies, but thi...
Apart from the discomfort you have when you wear tight under garments, it also poses a serious health challenge in both men and women. This piece would solely be centered on the men who wear tight undergarments. The United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence conducted a lifestyle study that found that wearing constrictive underwear is a greater inhibitor to sperm motility than other lifestyle choices such as consuming alcohol or smoking tobacco or having a high Body Mass Index. The Research suggests that groin constriction can lower sperm levels. Tight underwear tends to increase temperatures around the scrotum, and this can obstruct sperm production, circulation, continence and reproduction. Sperm viability is influenced by several factors, including body hea...
A new study from Sweden suggests that It is more dangerous to be obese than it is to be inactive; it goes further to indicate that if you carry a few too many extra pounds around your midsection, all the burpees and bike rides might not be enough to save you still. To answer the question of whether fitness can offset the risks of being fat, the researchers measured the body mass indices (BMIs) and aerobic fitness levels of more than 1.3 million young men. They considered VO2 max - the maximum volume of oxygen that your body can take in and use during intense exercise - as measured during a cycling test as the marker of how aerobically “fit” the men were. Then, they tracked the number of deaths that occurred over the next 29 years. The researchers discovered that guys with the lowest lev
Why men tend to have stronger odour Victoria Haruna One of the reasons some men smell more might be because they have higher testosterone levels; testosterone influences apocrine sweat production. Then again, some guys who emit bad body odour is simply due to poor hygiene. Middle-aged men produce a substance called noneal which adds to the production of bad odour. Another reason men tend to have stronger body odour might be due to the fact that they are more physical, and so tend to sweat more as well. For example, athletes tend to perspire more because pores get bigger with use, so guys who work-out a lot are more prone to have body odour. Recommendations Bathe more often Bathing and washing your clothes more often is a good way to reduce the odour around you; showers are ...
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Children’s Health Teeth injury in children: chipped or broken teeth As worrying as it might be for parents and the kids, chipped or broken teeth are quite common in kids. These teeth injuries can occur in children after a hard fall, a sporty kid who gets knocked in the mouth by a ball or one who crunches on hard chocolate. Sleeping children who aggressively grind their teeth, and even cavities that weaken the teeth, can also lead to chips or fractures. You should know that your child’s injury may be the loss of a baby tooth or a permanent (adult) tooth. The tooth can be fractured (broken or cracked) or chipped, and sometimes it may not even hurt. If a large piece of tooth breaks off, however, it will probably cause pain, and your child’s tongue may get cut against the sharp, jagged su
Bleeding Stroke Survivors May Be at Risk of Reoccurrence - Victoria Haruna A new research finding reveals that people who survive a bleeding stroke, also known as brain haemorrhage, may be at higher risk for another one if they don't control their blood pressure. A team led by Dr. Jonathan Rosand of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA, has said that: "Survivors are at high risk for recurrence and (the findings) support the hypothesis that aggressive blood pressure control may reduce this risk substantially," The findings are published in the Sept. 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Rosand's team tracked outcomes for more than 1,100 people who suffered an intra-cerebral haemorrhage -- a type of stroke in which bleeding occurs directly
How to Have a Healthy Bowel Movement By Morgan Nwanguma Research has proven it over and over again that when you are not able to adequately, and also regularly eliminate waste from your system, toxins begin to accumulate in your vital organs. Elimination is a process in which wastes especially in the form of solids, liquids and even gases are expelled from the system by way of excretion. This process of excretion or elimination is exercised in the process of defecation or passing excreta, urination, flatulence or farting, and also sweating. To a great extent expert studies have revealed that nutritious diet especially foods that are rich in fibre play a great deal of role in the maintenance of general wellbeing as well as the prevention and
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Men’s Health Lose Belly Fat and Live a Longer, Healthier Life by Morgan Nwanguma A popular behaviour we get to observe about a good number of men is the fact that they tend to fasten their belts below their waists. But experts say this is just a ‘ploy’ to escape or avoid the truth about their gut. The part of the alimentary canal lying between the stomach and the anus is the area you really have to pay attention to; if you are in the habit of behaving like we have mentioned above then you had better be advised to begin to attend to this part of your system, experts warn. Truth is your gut needs clearing out. You could begin by grabbing a tape rule and measuring the size of your body just at the level of your belly button or navel. Rejoice if the reading shows a n
By Morgan Nwanguma A popular behaviour we get to observe about a good number of men is the fact that they tend to fasten their belts below their waists. But experts say this is just a ‘ploy’ to escape or avoid the truth about their gut. The part of the alimentary canal lying between the stomach and the anus is the area you really have to pay attention to; if you are in the habit of behaving like we have mentioned above then you had better be advised to begin to attend to this part of your system, experts warn. Truth is your gut needs clearing out. You could begin by grabbing a tape rule and measuring the size of your body just at the level of your belly button or navel. Rejoice if the reading shows a number that is less than half of your height. Experts say for instance if your height is
Whatever you may have heard about testosterone treatment that excites you, before you embark on that enticing trip just be sure you check out some of its attendant risks. Truth is you probably have so many misconceptions about what the therapy can or cannot do for you. Testosterone treatment may seem to you as the ultimate anti-ageing recipe as you get older. Yet the health benefits of testosterone therapy for age-related decline in testosterone are not as clear as they may seem. Find out what is known and not known about testosterone therapy for normal ageing. Testosterone is a hormone produced primarily in the testicles. Testosterone helps to maintain man’s: Bone density Fat distribution Muscle strength and mass Facial and body hair Red blood cell production Sex drive
Men’s Health BUMPS: Causes, Types and Prevention Bumps which is known as Pseudofolliculitiesbarbae (PFB), is a common problem for people of colour including Africans, Caribbean, Afro Americans, and Hispanics. This problem is where the hair curves back into the skin due to the thick curly nature of the hair. This problem causes itching and tiny bumps that could later develop into big bumps, making the problem worse and cause unsightly darkening of the skin. CAUSES OF BUMPS Research has shown that the most common cause of bumps can be attributed to the use of infected and un-sterilised blades, clippers, bad and blunt clipper blades. Generally bumps are formed through inflammation of the hair follicle caused by any of the under listed factors: Shortly after