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Testosterone: Cavemen had the Edge

New fossil research conducted by British and Canadian scientists suggests that our cave-dwelling ancestors had far higher testosterone levels than guys today.  The study focused on finger length ratios, a known correlate to testosterone exposure in the womb, to estimate the testosterone levels of fossilized specimens of ape-like early hominids, Neanderthals, and an early modern human of 70,000 years ago.  The results, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, indicate that tens of thousands of years of evolution have lowered our “he hormone.”  Score one for the cavemen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of HRT for Men

Interesting article posted in the Health Section of the New York Times debating as to whether or not hormone replacement therapy can help or harm men.

You can read the article here —> Hormone Replacement for Men? Perhaps

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Should Male Menopause be Treated?

Came across this article in the Huffington Post I’d like to share with you.  Here’s the link to the article,

Should Male Menopause be Treated?

I’d be interested to know what our friends in the science community think.

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Got Muscle? Get To Training Your Legs!

The Gym Leg Section…A Ghost Town
If you workout in a public gym or health club, there’s a great chance that the leg area, which is often segregated,  is the quietest area in the entire gym. Truth be told, a big part of me loves this, as it allows me to have free reign of any machine or piece of leg apparatus my little heart desires. However, the James that loves to see people succeed, which usually takes precedence over the gluttonous James, is completely bewildered as to why someone would neglect this Diamond Mind of a physique transformer. I understand why most people hate to train legs. That’s easy. Training legs hurts and it will totally exhaust you, once you’ve completed a well prepared leg workout.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sleep Your Way to a Better Body!

Get enough sleep!Can you sleep your way to a better body? Sleep is essential if you’re a guy involved in an intense resistance training program like Alpha Wave Basic Training. Tough physical exertion requires full replenishment of lost energy and recuperation of broken-down body tissues.  If you want a better ratio of muscle to fat, you have to make sure that your endocrine system is effectively releasing growth hormone. Deep sleep is when your body’s hormone release becomes most active and lively.

According to experts at the National Institute on Aging, deep sleep is vital for aging men and the release of muscle-building hormones. Less deep sleep, independent of age, can play a part in lower growth hormone levels in middle age and beyond. Research conducted at the University of Chicago suggests that lack of sleep may also play a huge role in age-related testosterone loss. Scientists found that the more sleep mature male subjects got, the higher their testosterone levels the next morning. 

Most sleep experts recommend that adults get between 7 and 8 hours of sleep per night to help maintain optimum health. True Alpha Males engaging in an intense physical fitness regimen like the Alpha Male Challenge might need even more. Gauge how energized you feel during the day and adjust your sleep schedule accordingly.

Now go hit the pillow!

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Guys: Find YOUR True Alpha Fitness Factor in 5 Steps!

Rugged manliness is on the downswing today, as evidenced by declining average testosterone levels and a growing population of soft, sedentary beta males. Guys, you can know right now whether you’re a victim of the downward spiral of American virility or a rugged survivor ready to redefine what it means to be your “True Alpha” physical best. Adapted from our revolutionary MaleScale™, it only takes a few minutes and all you’ll need are a pencil, tape measure, watch with a second hand, and piece of chalk.  Are you ready to see how you measure up? Read the rest of this entry »

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Hot Girls and Loud Music

We are all looking for ways to squeeze out a little added benefit to our workouts and they can come from surprising places.

I also felt a need to justify myself after enduring a little bit of ridicule from James and Rick this week via our social friend Facebook. Apparently, listening to Britney during workouts is somewhat of a controversial activity.

But is it? Read the rest of this entry »

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The “T” Factor – Testosterone

The male hormone, Testosterone, is a key contributor to men’s health.  As Rick Collins, co-author of The Alpha Male Challenge said, “it’s what makes men, men”.  When you think about men and testosterone, the images that pop up in your mind are not very positive ones.  Hollywood and the media has portrayed men overloaded with testosterone as muscle heads, barbaric, abusive, hostile and psychotic.  It has wrongly been blamed for all negative behaviors among men.

“Testosterone, for all the good and bad publicity about it, is the hormone that makes males what they are.  It not only changes us physically, but affects us psychologically as well and, contrary to much publicity, those changes are pretty much all for the better when it comes to men; they relate to better cognitive function as we age as well as our dominant (not aggressive) attitude.  It is the “take charge and get things done” hormone” – Jack Darkes, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of South Florida

Most people know that testosterone (T) is responsible for sexual development in men and is important for libido and sexual function. However hormones, by definition, have effects throughout the body. There are testosterone receptors in nearly all tissues in the body, so this primary male hormone impacts nearly every organ system.

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Shari Fitness Interview with Rick Collins

Fit Talk with host ShariFitness is a Fitness Talk show that airs Wednesday evenings, 8:00 p.m. EST.  Shari interviews the top experts in the industry about general fitness, exercise, supplements, nutrition, that the average person has questions about and wants to know about to reach their overall health, fitness and wellness goals.

Shari’s two-hour interview with Rick Collins, Alpha Male Challenge co-author, covered all aspects of the diet, exercise and attitude components of the book’s 10-week plan. Check it out!

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