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Try new things. Don’t ignore body weight exercise.

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Many of us go about our gym experiences in the same routine every week. You go in and lift a certain amount of weight for a certain amount of repetitions. It is important to mix things up so your body will always have a challenge. Frank Medrano has developed his calisthenic abilities beyond most people… Continue reading Try new things. Don’t ignore body weight exercise.

NBA to begin testing for human growth hormone next season

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The NBA and the players association announced Thursday it will begin blood testing for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) as part beginning next season as part of the league’s anti-drug program. Here’s the release: As part of the collective bargaining negotiations in 2011, the NBA and the Players Association agreed to a process for determining how HGH blood… Continue reading NBA to begin testing for human growth hormone next season

What can exercise do for your body?

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One of the key health benefits of exercise is that it helps normalize your glucose, insulin, and leptin levels by optimizing insulin/leptin receptor sensitivity. This is perhaps the most important factor for optimizing your overall health and preventing chronic disease. One of the key health benefits of exercise is that it helps normalize your glucose,… Continue reading What can exercise do for your body?

Muscle-building supplements may be associated with testicular cancer

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According to a new study published in the British Journal of Cancer, researchers have found that men who reported taking muscle-building supplements, such as powders and pills with androstenedione or creatine, had a significantly increased likelihood of developing testicular cancer compared with men who did not use those supplements. For the study, researchers surveyed about… Continue reading Muscle-building supplements may be associated with testicular cancer

Cardiorespiratory fitness linked with decreased metabolic syndrome risk among smokers

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According to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health in Houston, Texas, have found that cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with a decreased risk of metabolic syndrome among smokers. For the study, researchers analyzed data from 1,249… Continue reading Cardiorespiratory fitness linked with decreased metabolic syndrome risk among smokers