Archive for October, 2009
A recent study was reported in the media with the headline, “Testosterone Makes Men Stingy.” Although the study details were sketchy, it seems that men given testosterone (how much, how, and what they were told were not reported) made smaller offers of money to a stranger than when they were not given testosterone. They were also more likely to “punish” others in response to “stingy” offers.
A modern day Alpha Male exemplifies the esteemed qualities of the male species not only physically, with strength and power, but also with a mental capacity to make one a leader, protector and a hero.
What is unfortunate, however, is that a genuine True Alpha Male has been threatened by extinction and, therefore, is hard to come by nowadays. If you think hearing your mother tell you how handsome and royal you are on a daily basis cuts it, you’re wrong. If you have ILS (inflated lat syndrome) you’re probably not an alpha male either.
The answer is “Yes!” according to two biology professors who published an article entitled, “Testosterone: The Cause of Our World’s Problems?”. Their thesis is that human males “are the cause of virtually all of our major problems on the Earth.” The professors heap a pile of blame on the masculine gender: wars, war crimes, genocide, pollution, overpopulation, and legal corruption.
Have modern men lost their manly mojo? A new book by Australian anthropologist Peter McAllister entitled Manthropology and provocatively sub-titled The Science of the Inadequate Modern Male makes the case that as a class, modern man is “the sorriest cohort of masculine Homo sapiens to ever walk the planet.” As detailed in Reuters:
Check out page 68 of the December, 2009 issue of FLEX magazine, “What to Read” section on ALPHA MALE CHALLENGE:
Modern men are demasculinized wusses in desperate need of a mojo fix, or so goes the premise of James Villepigue and Rick Collins’ new book. Subtitled “The 10-Week Plan to Burn Fat, Gain Muscle & Build True Alpha Attitude,” it pulls no punches as it guides the reader back onto the road of manliness — the one, says the authors, we’ve strayed increasingly further from in recent years.
Part training and diet manual, part motivational coach, Alpha Male Challenge cuts through the men’s fitness genre with its refreshingly unique angle and conversational language. Available at major bookstores everywhere.
By Dr. Michael Camp, DPT, CSCS, PES
Dr. Michael Camp, DPT, CSCS, PES, specializes in manual manipulative medicine. He has been involved with rehabilitating and improving the performance of athletes from the PGA, MLB, NFL, NHL, NCAA, minor league baseball, tennis, and Olympic hopefuls. Dr. Camp currently treats numerous IFBB bodybuilders, figure competitors, mixed martial art fighters, and various high school and college athletes.
One of the goals of Alpha Male Challenge is to get guys off the couch and back on their feet. Many of you may have already had shoulder or low back pain or injuries – two very common problem areas. Most of you will have developed these problems due to bad posture habits over many years.
Alpha Male Challenge co-author Rick Collins sat down this week with Jacqui Errico and Debbie Hughes, the co-founders of Strength for Life, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to promoting strength training to cancer patients and suvivors. Check out Jacqui’s post about their conversation!