Monday, September 8, 2014

10 Ways Testosterone Affects Your Body

Testosterone is an important male hormone. A male begins to produce testosterone as 
early as seven weeks after conception. Testosterone levels rise during puberty, peak during
the late teen years, and then level off. After age 30 or so, it’s normal for a man’s testosterone
levels to decrease slightly every year.
Most men have more than enough testosterone. But, it’s possible for the body to 
produce too little testosterone. This leads to a condition called hypogonadism. This can
be treated with hormonal therapy, which requires a doctor’s prescription and careful monitoring.
Men with normal testosterone levels should not consider testosterone therapy.
Testosterone levels affect everything in men from the reproductive system and sexuality to
muscle mass and bone density. It also plays a role in certain behaviors.
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It All
Starts Here
Another Hormone Maker
Sperm Production
Libido
The
Control Center
Skin Issues
Fat Metabolism
Heart Health
The Messenger
The
Main Source
Genital Transformation
Behavioral Traits
Beard and Body Hair
Muscle Mass
Bone Density
In the Bloodstream

Monday, September 1, 2014

Iron Cross Stretch Lowers Hip and Low Back Injury Risks

Use the "iron cross" stretch to improve your hip and low back flexiblity and reduce injury risks.

With flexible hips and low back, you will be able to move more fluidly as an athlete and your speed will improve.



How to Do the Iron Cross Stretch

1. Make sure to keep your shoulders pressed to the ground at all times. This will give you maximum stretch in your hip.

2. Lie on your back then take one leg straight overhead and bring across your body down to ground. Don't "log roll" your body as you lower your leg! If you can't touch the ground, do the best you can until your flexibility improves. Hold stretch 20-30 seconds.

Many of you will not be able to touch your toe on the ground.....that's okay, you can do this stretch every day to improve your flexibility.

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
Sports Fitness Hut