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  1. BigTex

    Inactivity and its effect on non-communicable disease

    Findings Worldwide, we estimate that physical inactivity is responsible for 6% of the burden of disease from CHD (range: 3.2% in South-east Asia to 7.8% in the Eastern Mediterranean region); 7% of type 2 diabetes (3.9% to 9.6%), 10% of breast cancer (5.6% to 14.1%), and 10% of colon cancer (5.7%...
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    Intensity of Exercise and the Immune Response

    Sellami M, Al-muraikhy S, Al-Jaber H, Al-Amri H, Al-Mansoori L, Mazloum NA, Donati F, Botre F, Elrayess MA. Age and Sport Intensity-Dependent Changes in Cytokines and Telomere Length in Elite Athletes. Antioxidants. 2021; 10(7):1035. Age and Sport Intensity-Dependent Changes in Cytokines and...
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    International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: protein and exercise.

    Here is a copy of the International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: protein and exercise. Jäger R, Kerksick CM, Campbell BI, Cribb PJ, Wells SD, Skwiat TM, Purpura M, Ziegenfuss TN, Ferrando AA, Arent SM, Smith-Ryan AE, Stout JR, Arciero PJ, Ormsbee MJ, Taylor LW, Wilborn CD...
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    The 7 Laws of Exercise Science

    The 7 Laws of Exercise Science In order for an exercise training program to be of any use, it must not violate and or the laws of exercise science. Check you workout and see if it violates any of these rules. If it does you need to change it quickly. 1. The Law of Individual Differences We...
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    compound vs isolation exercises - stress <-> testosterone. heart health

    It's often said that using compound exercises is the best for boosting T. If working out regularly and also having the desire to lower cortisol etc, because one's particular physiology would benefit from that, would isolation exercises be better at increasing T? Also would use of isolation...
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    What happen if we take a break from gym?

    Hi everyone, My question is to everyone what happens our body muscle or size reduce if we take a break of 1 week from the gym?
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    TRT almost a year now...suddenly lost all motivation to work out

    I have been on T for almost a year and it has absolutely changed my life! Everything has been going great until lately, I just don't feel like working out anymore. At all. Has anyone experienced this? I do run a stressful business. I'm not sure what it is. I was so consistent in my...
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    martial arts for seniors

    I was kicking around the idea of signing up for a martial arts class, but I am not sure what discipline would be most suitable for seniors. I am in reasonable good health, no joint or tendon issues, and I am 66. I am looking for self-defense, a good workout and the discipline that a course...
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    Exercise and Testosterone Levels

    It seems the standard advice on the Internet for increasing your testosterone levels is to do back squats and avoid cardio. A review of the studies showed this advice is questionable for older men. The review concludes: "Data from the present investigation suggests that resistance training does...
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    Tongue Muscle Strength and Endurance

    A study was performed to assess whetjer exercise improves the strength and endurance of muscles not exercised, in this case the tongue muscle. The study found that this was the case, resistance exercisers had increased tongue muscle strength, while endurance exercisers had increased tongue...
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    Need minimalist band workout routine, pls!

    i'm on trt and taking nandrolone for a muscle wasting disease and to take advantage of them, i need to come up with a workout routine, using bands, that'll work for me. due to my disease, i get tired very easily, so mountainman's 45 minute workout would probably do me in. thinking about...
  12. Nelson Vergel

    Why It Is Harder To Add Muscle Mass As We Age?

    We lose muscle mass and strength as we age. This is known as sarcopenia. Muscle loss could begin in our 30s. Genetics and lifestyle play a major factor and there is a lot of inherited individual variability There are several reasons why we become weaker: Our nervous system becomes more...
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    Eccentric strength training builds more strength than regular strength training does

    Eccentric strength training builds more strength than regular strength training does Eccentric strength training requires a few weeks before the effects are seen. http://www.ergo-log.com/eccentric-strength-training-builds-more-strength-than-regular-strength-training-does.html
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    Six weeks of exercise increases total but not free testosterone in men

    Six weeks of conditioning exercise increases total, but not free testosterone in lifelong sedentary aging men. Hayes LD, et al. Aging Male. 2015. School of Human Sciences, London Metropolitan University , London , UK . Aging Male. 2015 Jun 1:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract...
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    Latest Testosterone News from The American Urologic Association 2014 Conference

    • A study including 109 men highlighted intra-individual variation in serum testosterone levels; the testosterone level on repeat exam differed by >100 ng/dL in >20% of patients. • Men seen in a cardiology clinic were sixfold more likely to have low testosterone compared to the general...
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    Do You Want to StickK with Your New Year's Resolutions? Check This Site

    What is stickK? Everyone has a goal. For some, it's losing weight, for others it's exercising regularly. Maybe you'd just like to grow a ponytail. But if it's still just a goal, it means you haven't reached it...yet. If you're ready to turn that goal into an accomplishment, you're ready...
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    New Study: Exercise Decreases Preference for Unhealthy Foods

    Neuroreport. 2013 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print] Physical exercise and brain responses to images of high-calorie food.Killgore WD, Kipman M, Schwab ZJ, Tkachenko O, Preer L, Gogel H, Bark JS, Mundy EA, Olson EA, Weber M. [h=3]Source[/b]aCenter for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Research, McLean...
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    Sometimes, Exercise as Effective as Taking Drugs

    For the current study, the researchers analyzed the results of 305 randomized controlled trials involving 339,274 individuals and found no statistically detectable differences between exercise and drug interventions for secondary prevention of heart disease and prevention of diabetes. Among...
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    How to Maximize Your Health - Practical Tips For Men and Women

    From the book: Testosterone: A Man's Guide (available on amazon) These are practical tips that anyone can start adding to their lives. Most have been proven to work by different scientific studies. Exercise with weights/machines three to four times a week for no more than one hour; this...
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