Exercises that help with Gynecomastia

With the amount of male breast reduction surgeries rising, more and more men are suffering from the effects of Gynecomastia (or man boobs, as they’re commonly known). This disease is caused mainly by two ways: hormonal imbalance (clinical gynecomastia) or an excess of fat stored in the chest.

While cardio is definitely helpful for weight loss, that isn’t the only, nor best, way to get the results that you need in order to improve your body. Through strength training and other proven effective gyno exercises, you can build muscles, ignite your metabolism, and help burn the calories you need in order to accelerate the fat loss. The important thing about elevating your metabolism is the amount of muscle that you activate at one time. Through big-muscle exercises, you will be able to get a higher metabolism and testosterone levels than through just cardio or pec work. 

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One of the best things you can do is to grab a pair of weights (15 – 20 lbs), then alternate between two supersets of exercise in order to get the best results. First off, there are two groups of exercise to do; you alternate between the two, and then you begin the next superset of exercises. First, begin with the exercise 1 A, completing the most amount of reps possible within half a minute.

Afterward, you’ll get 30 seconds of rest before moving on to exercise 1 B, where you’ll again aim to bust out the most reps possible in thirty seconds, resting afterward. That is 1 round of the superset, and you have to do 4 rounds before moving on to superset 2. After the four rounds, it’s important to get 2 minutes of rest before beginning superset 2. Do these 2-3 times every week and you’re done.

Superset 1 consists of the a series of dumbbell rows, and the dumbbell goblet box squat. With the first exercise (1A), lie on an incline bench with your your chest down and dumbbells in hand. Lower your arms, then pull the dumbbells like you are rowing a boat (bend the elbow and squeeze the shoulder). Wait momentarily, then lower the bells.

With the second exercise (1B), stand in front of a flat object about knee height (such as a bench or box) while cupping the end of dumbbell using both of your hands and holding them in front of your upper body with elbows pointing to the floor. Do a squat, and sit on the object momentarily. Then, pressing your heels to the ground go ahead and stand up straight. 

The second superset is a dumbbell 1 ½ pushup, and a dumbbell skier swings. For the first one (2A), grasp a handle with both hands and get into position for a pushup. Then bend the elbows, lowering the body until the chest almost meets with the floor, take a moment, then raise your body halfway up, go back down, and then go completely up. For the second one (2B), hold the pair by your sides by the full length of an arm. Avoid curling your back, then bend your hips while swinging your arms behind you. Then push your hips to the front and elevate your torso quickly, letting the force swing the dumbbells upward, avoid actively lifting the weight. Then just swing backward and forward.

Benefits of Yoga – How Much Does it Actually Help?

A Few Fantastic Health Benefits of Yoga 

In recent years, yoga has taken off as a sort of fad that everyone wanted to take on because of the massive physical benefits it offers those who practice it. While there are certainly a number of ways yoga can help you physically, the true yogis strive to achieve a balance of mind, body and spirit.

“True yogis aim for the ideal realm of stability where the mind, body, and spirit work in cohesion.”

Via – reaveschiro.com

In this post, we will be talking about the extensive health benefits practicing yoga can bring to the table, and to let you know that even if you are not athletic, you are more than capable of practicing yoga (and reaping the rewards it has to offer at the same time).

Here’s what you need to know about yoga’s health benefits:

Yoga can boost the function of lungs

Controlling your breathing is a large part of yoga, and is incorporated into a number of exercises commonly applied in the practice. These exercises, according to several studies, have longterm benefits beyond what they were originally thought to bring to the table. For example, over a period of time, breath exercises can help improve lung functions and, by extension, help you do things like running, walking or other physically demanding activities better.

Exercises improve the condition of your heart as well

People with high blood pressure or high cholesterol have been known to benefit greatly from a variety of yogic exercises. In fact, studies have shown that people who practice yoga on a regular basis tend to have lower blood and cholesterol levels, as well as a reduced risk of health complications associated with higher levels.

When treating heart diseases and other ailments, medical professionals have even begun acknowledging the importance of proper breathing exercises, and are even incorporating them in some recovery/treatment plans.

These exercises help you master the right postures

Posture is another huge problem among the world populations today. Slumping at a desk every day can do terrible things for your posture, and cause back problems later on down the line. Practicing yoga can actually help people suffering from poor posture build stronger muscles, and actively promote healthier living.

Yoga can also help you fight depression

Being that yoga also focuses heavily on balance of the mind along with the physical, it has been shown to be a great way to combat depression and dark thoughts. It helps individuals suffering from these ailments channel their inner chi and focus on positivity and, when coupled with chiropractic treatments, can really go a long way in combating mental stresses.

Life as an Asian American in New York

The Culture and the Lifestyle

Coming in as a second generation Chinese American, for me, was not as difficult as I have heard from others. Growing up in the Bronx, I had heard horror stories growing up of the tough times immigrants had both in terms of working conditions and for their kids in schools. Fortunately for me, my parents (both immigrants) found great jobs working in New York City, and I was fortunate enough to be born and raised among the locals, which meant I had friends from early on that carried to later life.

Below is a video discussing more about what is it like growing up as an Asian American in the United States