Stretch marks(SM’s) are probably something most men think they won’t deal with unless they have a major weight gain or weight loss. SM’s on the penis are surely something men don’t expect but they happen, and for really common reasons. They may appear anywhere in the fun zone such as in the groin, on the scrotum, or even on the actual penis. Happily, they’re not serious in a medical sense, though they can affect a man’s self esteem and confidence. The good news is there are ways to reduce the appearance of SM’s on the penis and even prevent them from happening in the first place.

Stretch Marks (SM’s) on the Penis: Where They Come From

SM’s in general develop from the skin stretching as the name implies. The skin expands in common situations like pregnancy (which is most associated with SM’s), weight gain or loss, and muscle building. They can occur anytime in life from childhood to old age. In fact, most people have SM’s somewhere at some given time. They’re just a natural part of life!

Unless a man is pumping iron with his penis, he may be curious as to how his penis could get SM’s. Think about it. When a man gets an erection, the skin stretches to allow the growth to occur. That expansion can lead to little tears in the dermis. As time goes by and more erections come and go, those little tears add up and turn into long, silvery reminders of erections past.

Another way men can get SM’s is if their body overproduces cortisol, the stress-hormone. Use of corticosteroid medications, like Prednisone and steroids, can also lead to the appearance of SM’s. Be sure to talk to a physician if this cause is suspected to help bring balance to the hormones or find alternate medications for relief.

Stretch Marks (SM’s) on the Penis: Treatment Options

Men should be happy to learn that SM’s aren’t an indicator of a deeper, more serious medical problem. They happen to everyone and aside from their aesthetic disruption, they aren’t something to worry about.

That said, some men would prefer not to look southward and see SM’s. They might become self-conscious and that can affect performance and feeling comfortable in intimate settings with a partner.

There are a few things men can do to remedy SM’s on the penis. A qualified dermatologist may be willing to perform sophisticated therapies such as fractal CO2 laser therapy or microdermabrasion to reduce the appearance of SM’s. Laser therapy helps smooth out older SM’s. Microdermabrasion uses crystals to “rub off” the top layer of the skin which can fade newer, red SM’s making them less noticeable. Sometimes multiple sessions are needed for desired results. It should be noted, however, that no treatments can actually fully remove SM’s.

Stretch Marks (SM’s) on the Penis: Prevention

Keeping the skin moisturized consistently is the best way to keep the risk of SM’s at bay. A great way to reduce or prevent SM’s on the penis specifically is by using a specially formulated penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically proven safe and mild for skin) daily on the area. This crème hydrates the skin and has important vitamins and nutrients that promote cell turnover and skin elasticity which keep the skin pliable. Having a base of Shea butter and vitamin E also ensures that the crème not only delivers lux amounts of moisture when applied but also locks it in for the rest of the day keeping the penis soft and supple and reducing the chances of getting SM’s.

Source by John Dugan

Combat Conditioning was the first book that introduced me to body weight exercises for functional strength and endurance. I was the type of kid in high school sports that was the proverbial “no talent ass clown.” What I mean by this was that I was very strong but natural talent escaped me. I always vowed that there are people that are much more talented but I would never be out worked. Growing up in the work out craze of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Pumping Iron” movie got me into weight lifting with all my friends. Now when you are young and you simple pound out weights to see how strong you are, bad things end up happening. When I received a physical before the starting season of Varsity football, the doctor looked at me and politely said – “Hey idiot, have you ever heard of stretching”? Needless to say the quest began to look for a better way to exercise and gain functional strength. Lawyer Note: I hate these but they are important. With any exercise routines, please check with your Doctor’s to make sure you are able to perform these routines.

Why is this important to me?

This book will help you acquire knowledge on body weight exercises that help in three areas: Strength, Endurance and Flexibility. If these three things are not important to you then please save yourself 5 minutes and shut off the video. Otherwise please continue on with me.

Have you ever seen any of the following: Great MMA fighters, cirque du soleil or a gymnastics competition? All of these phenomenal athletes have functional strength. This means that they can do things with their body that 90 percent of the population cannot. The good news is that 90 percent can do these things if they change up on their exercise routines. Another book you should check out is Convict Conditioning. This focused more on muscle, joint and tendon strength. What is beneficial about that is you can keep that strength well into your seventies.

Don’t get me wrong – any type of exercise is better than none. If you are doing nothing and start doing weight lifting then please keep doing it. But if you want a cheap way to work out with compound results then this book is for you. One big problem with weight lifting by itself is that it utilizes muscle isolation. This means that if you do curling then you isolate the movement to the bicep muscle. This does nothing to create functional strength for your tendons or joints. The human body was engineered to work together so why not shorten your work out and do compound exercises to maximize your results. If you did a simple pull up then you still exercise your bicep but you also engage your back, forearms, shoulders and core along with creating functional strength.

Matt describes his Holy Grail of working out which he coins the Royal Court. I will explain each exercise.

The Hindu squat is an excellent exercise. When you start out you can do a half squat like with your arms in front of you parallel to the floor but as you progress and build up strength in your knees, you will want to do a full squat with the back of your thighs touching the back of your calves.

Strong legs do a body good. When you work on your legs, you engage the whole body and burn calories all day even after the work out. The legs consist of the biggest muscles in your body and it shows the next day when they are sore.

When doing Hindu squats, work up to doing three sets of 100. Doing the royal court in 3 set cycles is a great work out that does not take much time. If you travel then this is a perfect routine because it does not take long at all.

The Hindu pushup is different than a regular pushup. Start with your feet a bit wider than shoulder width apart and your butt in the air. Push through in an arcing motion(similar to downward facing dog in Yoga). Try to work up to 3 sets of 50 repetitions. If …

Amazing Health Benefits of Kadaknath Chicken

Food preference changes between one human being to another. Food habits differ based on the caste, creed and geographical factors also. While some prefer to eat meat, some prefer to keep their eating habits out of the same. Even among those who eat food that are not vegetarian in nature have their own preferences when it comes to eating habits.

Right from Chicken to Mutton, there are many kinds of non-vegetarian food items. Every type has its own advantages owing to the nutritional value they add to the human body. One such food item that adds immense value to the health of human beings is Kadaknath Chicken.

Kadaknath Chicken which is also termed as Black Meat Chicken is one among the three such famous types available in the world. They are mainly available in three colors in common namely golden, penciled and dark black. Reared in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India, the breed is considered to be tastier than the other ones. It possesses high levels of nutritional value which safeguards human health to a great extent. Let us have a detailed look at Kadaknath Chicken for the benefit of interested people across the world.

Nutritional facts about Kadaknath Chicken

Kadaknath Chicken, as mentioned earlier offers abundantly rich levels of nutrition to humans. Many nutrients are found in it are not found in other breeds of Chicken. Let us have a detailed look at the nutritional value addition that this chicken offers to people who eat them.

• Out of the 18 types of Amino Acids that this amazing food offer offers, 8 are essential for balancing hormonal fluctuations in humans.

• It offers around 5% extra levels of Protein than other type of Chicken to humans who consume them

• It is rich in many Vitamins like Vitamin E, C, B12, B6, B2 and B1. This makes it a Vitamin abundant food item suitable for consumption by people of all ages.

• They are very high in Iron content which is one of key nutrients required for leading a healthy life

• It has very low cholesterol content than the normal White Chicken or other Chicken types. This makes it a safe option for consumption by people belonging to different age groups

Medicinal properties of Kadaknath Chicken

Kadaknath Chicken which is completely dark black in color usually adds immense value to mankind through the medicinal properties present in the same. Here are some of the amazing health benefits of it

• The field of Homeopathy finds amazing medicinal value in Kadaknath Chicken. It is recommended for curing many ailments related to abdomen and digestive tracts

• The blood of it is used as a natural medicine for treating many types of chronic diseases that humans suffer from

• It’s meat is highly useful to infuse strength and vigor in men to lead a happy sexual life.

• Kadaknath Chicken meat streamline blood flow to the heart safeguarding humans from getting affected from heart related diseases

• It enhances fertility levels of women to a great extent

• Another major contribution of Kadaknath Chicken to women’s health is its ability to solve menstruation related issues in them when consumed in a regular manner

• Women who suffer from frequent abortions can benefit from it since it possesses the medicinal quality to control the same.

• Eggs laid by this chicken contains little or no cholesterol which aids in managing high blood pressure particularly in aged people

• Kadaknath Chicken eggs are highly effective in the treatment of different types of Headaches like post child delivery and regular chronic ones

• People suffering from acute Asthma can get rid of the same if they add it to their food every day

• Acute and chronic inflammation can also be cured when it is eaten regularly by people belonging to varying age groups. People who are suffering from Kidney related inflammation can benefit the maximum by eating it regularly

• The antioxidant properties that Kadaknath Chicken makes it a good source for the protection of eye sight for long duration of times. It prevents people from getting affected by Macular Degeneration which is one of the main degenerative eye diseases …

The Polar heart monitor F11 is a popular fitness watch that has fitness testings abilities and can even create a personal fitness program that can help you achieve your goals. With the Polar OwnIndex VO2 Max fitness test, the Polar F11 watch can measure your level if fitness in about five minutes flat. The OwnIndex features is designed to help you assess your level of progress over time. It provides you with a meaningful measurement of how fit you are on a given day, which helps you to assess whether you have improved, or have not improved over a period of time.

The most notable feature of the Polar F11 HRM watch is the Keep U Fit features, that can create a fitness routine that will help you to lift your level of fitness. In conjunction with the Polar OwnZone feature, it can tell you exactly how hard you need to work out on a given day, but also allows you the option of overriding the given intensity level with three pre-set exercise sets that allow you to train at the level of your choosing. When training at an intensity level, heart rate zones that use the fitness chest strap heart rate monitor. Using a heart rate zone, the watch will sound an alert whenever you are pushing too hard, or are not pushing hard enough to achieve the desired fitness gain.

The chest strap of the Polar F11 heart rate monitor is designed to transmit a coded signal that is resistant to crosstalk interference. This ensures that the signal between the chest strap and the wrist watch is not interfered with by other heart rate devices, power lines or exercise equipment. The Polar F11 monitor watch is also designed to accurately measure the number of calories you have burned over a period of time.

With support for 12 exercise files, the Polar heart monitor F11 watch can store detailed summaries of your last 12 sessions and allows you to review each with a summary screen that shows you the number of calories you have burned, your running time, the time spent in each zones as well your average and maximum heart rate for the session and more. You can also view the cumulative totals of this information over a period of time using a similar summary screen. The Polar F11 HRM watch is one of the most power fitness sports watches for athletes who are seeking a watch that can guide them as well as track and help analyse their improvements over a period of time. The watch is quite attractive and feels comfortable on the wrist, which is perhaps why the Polar F11 is one of Polar’s most popular fitness watches.

Source by Rod McAnally

Working Out in Los Angeles

The recent months have been full of change for me, one of which being the switching of my personal training business from the Orange County area to the Los Angeles area, what a difference! In the midst of training for an upcoming bodybuilding show in September, my diet and cardio have had to become exponentially more strict and intense. Just like many of you out there, I too dread the thought of waking up to an hour of Stairmaster or treadmill training, particularly before breakfast. Who wouldn’t want to start off with a nice stack of strawberry pancakes and a t-bone steak from the nearest IHOP! Alas, it’s not going to happen for me, at least for now. But the one thing that I can do, and it’s something I wanted to share with all of you, is the ability to change up my boring cardio routine, all with the help of my new location in Los Angeles. You see, there’s nothing like getting in a good workout in an environment that motivates you and gives you the thrill and exhilaration that you won’t find in any indoor gym. By taking my workout outdoors, I’ve been able to eliminate the dreaded hour of morning cardio staring at the clock, watching the seconds tick by. Here, I’d like to share with you some of my favorite environments, all nearby in beautiful Los Angeles.

For those of you that enjoy the beach, nothing beats a morning workout near the beautiful California coast in Santa Monica. Near the Santa Monica pier there is an area complete with rings, pull up and push up stations, a rope to climb, as well as room for many other exercises. For me, I like to begin my work out on the rings, work my way through the bar, and finish it off with a grueling rope climb that challenges my upper body strength like nothing else in any indoor gym. After repeating this circuit 4 times, I complete my workout with a 2-3 mile run on the shore, enjoying the coastal breeze and the sound of crashing waves distracting me from my body’s physical stress.

Next, I’d like to mention the one and only UCLA stadium which is open to the public. I enjoy coming here on weekends because nothing beats a hardcore workout in the college campus of one of our very own LA sports champions. Starting off with 8 sets of 100 yard sprints with a 1 minute rest in between sets, I get my heart rate going to prepare for the intensity yet to come. I then strap on a weighted vest and head for the stairs. Half way up the stairs, and back down for a total of 10 tiring sets. Does it hurt…HECK YES! But the results are beyond worth it. The bars and ropes at the end of the football field conclude my work out here with about 3 circuits. For those of you that are just beginning, start off at a slower pace, this is an advanced workout and to prevent injury, listen to your own body.

Lastly, here’s an activity that we all can remember enjoying as kids, plain and simple bike riding. There’s nothing quite like the simplicity of riding a bicycle, something that for many of us can take us back to pleasant childhood memories of the days when we had not a care in the world. As children, many of us ride bikes for hours on end, never watching the clock to see when it would be time to stop, and most of us not finding it tiring or physically draining. I thought to myself, why ride a bike in a stuffy gym when I can buy a real bike and pedal away with the scenery of downtown Los Angeles beside me. With a good mp3 player and my new bike, my 7 am cardio session flew by me before I even knew it! Since my first ride, I can’t help but get my cycling in twice a week, you simply can’t get over the excitement!

We see now that you don’t have to live near green pastures, forests or mountains to get a good quality …

Fear Vs Hope: Semantics in Healthcare

The words we choose can affect our health, recovery and overall outlook on life. As doctors, we are always learning how to communicate more effectively with patients. Choosing specific words in certain circumstances can completely alter a patient’s belief in their ability to heal themselves, and therefore can drastically affect the results they experience under our hands as Chiropractors.

One example is the word “chronic”, medically defined as a condition lasting longer than six weeks. You must admit, the word “chronic” feels more intense than that. We tend to associate “chronic” with “never-ending”, “degenerative”, “progressive”, “disabling”, “lifelong” and sometimes even “hopeless”.

Now, if you believe that chronic conditions represent these things, which most people I meet do, how likely will you be to overcome the condition? If someone of authority tells you that your condition is chronic, and therefore possibly disabling, and something you will have to learn to live with (perhaps managing it with medications for the rest of your life), it’s kind of depressing, right?

My experience tells me that patients who believe this line of reasoning, accepting these definitions of a “chronic” condition, are less likely to improve.

Let’s try another word, like “persistent”. It’s true, a “persistent” condition may end up being all those things listed above, but doesn’t this word also have inherent in its meaning the possibility of ultimately going away, as we might describe a persistent cough or bad infection, or the persistent bad behavior of a child or dog?

We must be careful of the words we accept for ourselves-the words we use to describe ourselves and our conditions. We should also be careful of how we choose to identify with our conditions, like saying “my back pain” or “my chronic neck pain”, as if it’s something you embody and will always be a part of you. This may seem subtle, but choosing to use words like “my chronic migraines” instead of, for example, “the head pain I experience”, can begin a long-term identification with that condition, making it much more difficult for you to recover from (if, indeed, there does exist a possibility for you to recover from it).

I personally am very careful about the words I use when offering a diagnosis to my patients. I do see a lot of neuromusculoskeletal conditions that, over time, may worsen, especially if specific care is not taken to correct the imbalance leading to the problem. Long-term conditions in the spine typically get named “degenerative”, as in neck or back pain caused by degenerative osteo-arthritis. But one thing that remains uncertain with conditions such as these-it’s nearly impossible to predict just how fast the condition will degenerate, which patients will succumb to more sinister degeneration, and which patients may slow the process down, and in some cases reverse the problem.

It may sound a bit silly, but I refer to degenerative arthritis as “wrinkles” in the spine, or “wear and tear”. It gets the point across while avoiding the use of the word “degenerative”, and it leaves open the possibility for improved function and healing, the chance that maybe, just maybe, tomorrow might feel better than today. And since no one ever knows for sure the exact prognosis for any one patient, I suspect it’s better to be a bit more open with predicted patient outcomes. Of course, I understand that in some cases patients really do wish to hear their doctor’s prediction for how long they might have given certain perilous disease processes. But I am also aware of many patients who end up living well past their doctor’s prognosis.

On another related tangent, where does “developing” in one’s life end and “aging” begin? Raising my daughter, I get to marvel at the developmental milestones she reaches, and as any parent will tell you, sometimes a new quality of maturity can be witnessed in your child when they wake up in the morning after one night’s sleep. Yes, sometimes you can actually see a difference in your child overnight!

We all agree that babies, teens, and adults age with each passing day, and that some qualities continue to develop throughout our lives, but somewhere along the way we stop seeing our trajectory …

How to Select a Gym to Match Your Goals

So you want to join a new gym. How should you choose amongst the many and varied gyms out there? It can be confusing to prioritise all the different considerations, and very easy to be swayed by a good salesperson when you visit a gym. Arm yourself with this checklist so that you make the best decision for you. And always visit a number of gyms before making your final decision.

Location

You need a gym that’s convenient to get to. If it takes too long to get to, you’re less likely to use it as often as you should (ideally 3 times a week). So consider one within walking distance (cuts out the problems of public transport delays or traffic jams), or if you’re driving there, check ease (and cost) of parking. One near home or work would be ideal, depending on the days and times you wish to train.

Beware, just because a gym is geographically quite near you, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s convenient. I live in London, and one gym I joined was 2 miles down the road, but the public transport to that gym was so slow, it took me longer to reach than the next gym I joined, 3 miles away, but really well connected with a door to door train ride. So make sure you do the journey at the time you plan to use the gym, go get an accurate idea of journey times.

Equipment

The key question you need to ask yourself is, “what are my goals?”. Then choose a gym whose equipment matches your goals. So if you’re after muscle growth, choose a gym with ample free weights (dumbbells and barbells, cable crossovers, benches with both flat and incline options, squat racks). And if yoga and stretching is your thing, you need a gym with a yoga studio and plenty of space for stretching.

Check out the layout of the gym. Does it feel energising to you? Is there space to move around? Is the balance of equipment right for you? Personally I don’t like vast rows of treadmills as far as the eye can see, with little alternative cardio equipment (cross trainers, bikes, rowing machines). And I hate small cramped free-weights areas, I like my free-weights areas to be spacious and a good distance between weights benches to avoid bumping into the person next to you. I’ve been in some gyms in Australia where the free weights areas were awesome. Less so in the UK.

Another thing to consider is the music in the gym. Do you want loud music, or do you prefer to work out in a quiet atmosphere? One gym I used had 2 floors with an open mezzanine, with loud rock music from the upper level clashing with the loud pop music downstairs, which was massively irritating to the ears.

Staff

The first people you’ll probably see are the reception staff. Are they welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable? All these things count for a lot if you’re going to interact with them every time you come to the gym.

Then consider the availability of gym instructors and personal trainers. Are they available, attentive, and approachable? Talk to them and you’ll see.

One thing that put me right off one gym I visited was reception staff eating doughnuts, painting their nails (and that was just the guys), and when I left, I saw one of the gym instructors standing outside smoking a cigarette. Ugh.

In contrast, my current gym has friendly, lively, chatty and knowledgeable staff. It makes such a huge difference to your gym experience. All the personal trainers and gym instructors have their photos on the wall, with a brief biog about them. I chat to them about the latest workout trends, nutrition tips, and they’re all really knowledgeable. So when you visit a gym with a view to joining, try chatting to some of the staff and you’ll get an idea of how friendly and knowledgeable they are.

Showers & Changing Rooms

This is where most gyms let themselves down badly. The changing rooms are often cramped, with small/narrow lockers which are a struggle to get all your stuff into. Once I took a sports bag …

Fitness First

Whatever your reasons you are to be commended, but how exactly does one go about getting into shape. Well here are a few suggestions to improve your fitness health and lifestyle. With each suggestion there are pros and cons, some will work for some people and some will not, try and decide what fits you and your circumstances best.

Join A Gym – This is a pretty obvious place to start. At a gym you have a variety of methods of getting fit, whether it’s aerobically or based on toning muscle you will find this a great place to start. At a gym you can get the help of a professional who will guide your fitness while keeping their well trained eyes on your progress. However, while a gym is a great way to get fit, it’s also very expensive and can be time consuming!

Running – A great way to get fit and virtually free! If you want to take up running a word of caution, running can cause injury. You must follow routines and have good quality foot wear. Running on tarmac is usually more convenient but it can damage your knees, so where possible try to run on grass or even better on a beach if this is an option. When you start off running, start slowly and build up the distances over the weeks. Start by slowly jogging for 5 minutes, as your fitness increases you can run further and at a faster pace. Do not push yourself to hard as this will lead to injury. Experts recommend doing a full run on day one, day two run half the distance at a slower pace, this relaxes the muscles and lessens the chances on injury. Then on day three rest. You can then start the cycle over. This is a great way to improve fitness and it will really enhance your endurance.

Swimming – Possibly the best way to get fit! Swimming tones all of your body and gives all your muscles an excellent work out. The great advantage of swimming is that it’s almost impossible to injure yourself. Many people swim to recover from injury and this can be a great way to build up worn down muscles. Similar to running, don’t over do it and take a day to rest up on a regular basis so not to exhaust your muscles. Again start slow and build up distances as you increase your level of fitness. The only real disadvantage of swimming is that you need somewhere to do it, some people may not have a nearby pool so this could be an issue. Otherwise swimming is a great fitness booster.

Aerobics – Something that is not as popular as it once was, but is still a really good way to get fit. Whether you join a class or do it in the privacy of your own home, this is a great way to get fit. It’s a low impact activity so again the danger of injury is minimal. Buying DVD’s to watch and follow fitness programmes is very helpful and can really improve muscle tone and general fitness. The only possible downside to aerobics is that if you want to be super fit it tends to be limited. You will probably have to do something else as well to take your fitness to a higher level.

Cycling – Another great low impact activity that really can get you super fit. After purchasing a bike it’s pretty much free and as you increase the distances you cycle you can travel round some interesting places which makes it an enjoyable activity. The risk of injury is low, unless you fall off, then this can be a real danger. But if you ride sensibly and safely you should not have any problems and you will find cycling a wonderful way to boost fitness levels.

Sports – This is one that many people take up. Some people find running or swimming boring as it can just be you on your own. They need the thrill of competitive games to excite them. Playing sport on a regular basis is a great way to get fit. Depending on the sport …

Cardiovascular fitness is sometimes referred to as “cardiovascular endurance” because a person who possesses this type of fitness can persist in physical exercise for long periods of time without undue fatigue. It has been referred to as “cardio-respiratory fitness” because it requires delivery and utilization of oxygen, which is only possible if the circulatory and respiratory systems are capable of these functions.

The term “aerobic fitness” has also been used as a synonym for cardiovascular fitness because “aerobic capacity” is considered to be the best indicator of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic physical activity or exercise is the preferred method for achieving it. Regardless of the words used to describe it, cardiovascular fitness is complex because it requires fitness of several body systems.

Good cardiovascular fitness requires a fit heart muscle. The heart is a muscle; to become stronger it must be exercised like any other muscle in the body. If the heart is exercised regularly, its strength increases; if not, it becomes weaker. Contrary to the belief that strenuous work harms the heart, research has found no evidence that regular progressive exercise is bad for the normal heart. In fact, the heart muscle will increase in size and power when called upon to extend itself. The increase in size and power allows the heart to pump a greater volume of blood with fewer strokes per minute. The average individual has a resting heart rate of between seventy (70) and eighty (80) beats per minute, whereas it is not uncommon for a trained athlete’s pulse to be in the low fifties or even in the forties.

The healthy heart is efficient in the work it does. It can convert about half of its fuel into energy. An automobile engine in good running condition converts about one-fourth of its fuel into energy. By comparison, the heart is an efficient engine. The heart of a normal individual beats reflexively about 40 million times a year. During this time, over 4,000 gallons, or 10 tons, of blood are circulated each day, and every night the heart’s workload is equivalent to a person carrying a thirty-pound pack to the top of the 102-story Empire State Building.

Good cardiovascular fitness requires a fit vascular system. Healthy arteries are elastic, free of obstruction and expand to permit the flow of blood. Muscle layers line the arteries and control the size of the arterial opening upon the impulse from nerve fibers. Unfit arteries may have a reduced internal diameter because of deposits on the anterior of their walls, or they may have hardened, nonelastic walls.

Fit coronary arteries are especially important to good health. The blood in the four chambers of the heart does not directly nourish the heart. Rather, numerous small arteries within the heart muscle provide for coronary circulation. Poor coronary circulation precipitated by unhealthy arteries can be the cause of a heart attack.

Veins have thinner, less elastic walls than arteries. Also, veins contain small valves to prevent the backward flow of blood to the heart. The veins are intertwined in the muscle; therefore, when the muscle is contracted the vein is squeezed, pushing the blood on its way back to the heart. A malfunction of the valves results in a failure to remove used blood at the proper rate. As a result, venous blood pools, especially in the legs, causing a condition known as varicose veins.

Good cardiovascular fitness requires a fit respiratory system and fit blood. The process of taking in oxygen (through the mouth and nose) and delivering it to the lungs, where the blood picks it up, is called external respiration. External respiration requires fit lungs as well as blood with adequate hemoglobin in the red blood cells. Insufficient oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood is called anemia.

Delivering oxygen to the tissues from the blood is called internal respiration. Internal respiration requires an adequate number of healthy capillaries. In addition to delivering oxygen to the tissues, these systems remove CO2. Good vascular fitness requires fitness of both the external and internal respiratory systems.

Cardiovascular fitness requires fit muscle tissue capable of using oxygen. Once the oxygen is delivered, the muscle tissues must be able to use oxygen to sustain physical performance. …

Body-Solid GEXM2000 Multigym Review

Are you looking for fitness equipment that can give you a full-body workout without taking up too much space or needing constant servicing? If so, the Body-Solid GEXM2000 Multigym may be just the machine you’ve been looking for. Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of this multi-functional exercise machine.

Pros of the Body-Solid GEXM2000

The Body-Solid GEXM2000 is a traditional multigym that has been on the market for several years. Despite this, it is a truly versatile machine that’s hard to beat. Here are some of the exercises you can do to exercise your abdominals, biceps, triceps, glutes, thighs, quads, and more:

Bench Press
Ab Crunches
Leg Curls
Pull Downs
Seated Rows
Leg Curls
Bent Over Rows
Triceps Press Downs

Also, if you don’t have a lot of room, don’t worry. The Body-Solid GEXM2000 offers a nice, compact design, and will fit into a space of 4′ x 5′. But not only is it made for tight spaces, it’s also made for comfort. This machine has thick, comfy seats, extra-large foam rollers to reduce stress on the knees and buttocks when exercising for long periods of time. They are also adjustable (in terms of height and resistance) so that people of all physiques can enjoy a good workout.

Cons of the Body-Solid GEXM2000

Now certainly this (or any) multigym isn’t right for everybody. Multigyms are more expensive than many other types of fitness machines such as treadmills and cross trainers. So if you’re not sure if you can devote the time and effort to regular exercise, you may be better off going to a fitness centre or buying a less expensive item when first starting out. You can also invest some more money into fitness once you’re sure you are fully committed. Also, multigyms generally require some assembly. This means you must read the instructions carefully and take the time to assemble it right. An improperly assembled machine can increase the risk of strain or injury.

All things considered, the Body-Solid GEXM2000 multigym is a good investment for beginners or experts who want to shape up and trim down. They offer a tremendous number of exercises to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. So if you’re ready to raise your metabolism and get rid of unwanted body mass, why not give this quality piece of fitness equipment a try?

Source by Robert Mc Kay

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