A high percentage of failure rates for keeping true to New Year resolutions, in my opinion, is due to boredom at the gym, or with whatever exercise you choose. Unless you are mixing it up or part of the small percentage of human beings who love working out, you will get bored. Common knowledge of AB work is limited to crunches for many men. Here is a run down of some advanced AB workouts and exercises to add to your workouts to keep things fresh.
#1 Medicine Ball Walk Outs
Put a medicine ball at your feet. Push your hips back without rounding your lower back. Place your hands on the med ball and slowly start walking your hands on top of the med ball driving it away from you. Walk your hands as far as you can without letting your hips sink, and then walk your hands backwards as you roll the ball back towards your feet.
#2 Treadmill Pike Ups
Turn off the treadmill and set your body in pushup position. Drive your hips upwards by pulling your feet toward your hands against the tension of the treadmill belt. Try to keep your torso and legs straight and only hinge upward at your hips. Then, return to the starting position by pushing your feet away from your hands. Continue reading
Let’s look into this crystal ball and take a little peek at what we see. Yep, you are getting older and there is nothing you can do about it, besides listen to your body, and hear what it’s telling you. Us men are tricky little, stubborn critters with many illnesses going under-diagnosed, under-treated, and under-researched. WAKE UP CALL MEN, KNOCK-KNOCK. Enders
More than 2 million American men have osteoporosis, and an additional 12 million are at risk, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Male osteoporosis seems to be a disease ahead of its time: under-diagnosed, under-treated, and under-researched. Data from NIH’s ongoing National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicate that the number of men affected will roughly double to nearly 5 million men by 2020. A study in theArchives of Internal Medicine confirms the lack of awareness regarding male osteoporosis, with fewer than three percent of men, compared with 42 percent of women, receiving treatment. Continue reading
Personally, as someone who hasn’t had a drop of alcohol in almost 12 years, number one on this list should be enough to stop anyone from having another drink ever. “1 Sobering disclaimer: The family of compounds known as alcohols are all toxins that can kill you, whether instantly, quickly, or gradually.” A driving home the danger of drinking, a Flying corks can cause retina detachment, double vision, and blindness!
2 Yet one of them—ethyl alcohol, or ethanol—is a staple of the human diet. Archaeologist Patrick McGovernspeculates that fermented beverages were made as early as 100,000 years ago, when people first spread out of Africa.
3 The seeds Johnny Appleseed sold to farmers throughout Ohio and Indiana produced apples that were inedible, but perfect for making hard cider.
4 According to the Drunken Monkey Hypothesis, our zest for alcoholic beverages derives from our distant ancestors’ impulse to seek the ripest, most energy-intensive fruits. Continue reading