Many bodybuilders take diuretics when cutting for a contest, but they can interfere with cardiovascular capacity because they reduce blood volume.
Researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered a new kind of fat cell called beige fat, which works with exercise to promote white fat loss.
Incline dumbbell curls are not a technically difficult exercise. However, simplicity has nothing to do with being easy. This is a very intense, but rewarding exercise.
Many athletes take supplemental testosterone or anabolic steroids (testosterone-like drugs) in the hope of increasing strength, muscle mass, appearance, and physical performance. The health, legal, and ethical problems associated with steroids outweigh their benefits. Men are better off maximizing testosterone levels naturally.
Is your body suing your legs for nonsupport? If your legs look more like toothpicks than tree trunks, then you might have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death. Scientists discovered that body shape influences life expectancy and the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Low vitamin D levels are associated with decreases in testosterone. Many studies are showing that vitamin D deficiencies are surprisingly common in athletes.
The somewhat elusive ‘V’-shape taper is one of the hallmark characteristics of an outstanding athletic physique. This taper arises from a wide upper back that narrows to small, tight and narrow hips and waist. Most of us are not gifted with such a boney structure, but with some concentration on the upper back, it is still possible to achieve this V-taper, even if your hips are not particularly narrow.
Every guy wants to reveal a solid six-pack when his shirt comes off, but not everyone wants to work to get one. The upper abdominal rows are activated by most abdominal exercises, but the lower sections of the abdominal wall are more difficult to isolate.
Overconsumption of hot dogs, bacon and sausage increases the risk of type 2 diabetes by 12 to 32 percent, according to a Harvard University study of more than 200,000 people who were evaluated every 4 years since 1986.
Health experts give people all sorts of advice for losing weight. Most weight-loss studies last a maximum of only 6 to 12 months and can’t tell us much about what works over 5, 10 or 15 years.