Healthy Men Have Better Sex (And our Research is true)

Healthier Sex Life also linked to Longer Life (doing other things too)

I never really considered myself a stud, until women started calling me that. Now, research tells me that my sex life is better because I’m healthier and that I’ll enjoy sex for many more years than an average man.

If men stay in good shape, they can enjoy more years of good sex, the study says. At age 55, men in very good or excellent health on average gained five to seven years of sexually active life compared with their peers in poorer health.

I’ll take it!

It must be common knowledge that high blood pressure, diabetes, and an excess gut are not friends of a rigid erection. And let’s not forget the poor prostate, which so many older guys have issues with.

Don’t be average

The average guy eats fast food. The average guy gains several pounds a year of fatty tissue. The average guy suffers from catabolic muscle loss and an uncomfortable prostate hypertrophy.

The healthy man

Healthy guys enjoy hypertrophy in the good places, like his biceps and quadriceps…NOT in his prostate. The healthy man eats fruits and vegetables, while supplementing with Omega-3 Fish Oil and Vitamin D.

Hey baby, my Vitamin D levels are optimal!

The healthy man can get erections without pharmaceuticals, in fact the healthy man’s erections are hard like the Washington Monument. The lady asks, “where’d that come from” and the man says nothing and just gets to work.

Cardio is sexy

Legs moving, heart pounding, and women watching the show.

If he can dominate the treadmill, what else is he capable of?

Physical Fitness by Dre

Fitness Guru Turns 95, and so can You!

A man who lives life with vision, strength, and passion is inspiring.

Godfather of Fitness, Jack Lalanne

"Godfather" of Fitness, Jack Lalanne

Fitness pioneer and long-time guru, Jack Lalanne, just turned 95 years old and seems to be still educating and motivating people to take control of their own health and fitness. For anecdotal evidence on the benefits of fitness and nutrition, look no further than Jack Lalanne’s long life — full of vitality.

Exercise is king, nutrition is queen, put them together and you have a kingdom!”

He’s a visionary, an adept salesman, a motivator, and a man who practices what he preaches. From a lifestyle of physical fitness and healthy nutrition, he maintains vitality at 95 years of age.

As an inspiration for my own career, and for my own personal health and wellbeing, I dedicate this blog post to Jack Lalanne — the Godfather of Fitness.

You probably recognize him more like this.

You probably recognize him more like this.

Jack Lalanne, passion and a life worth living.

Jack Lalanne, passion and a life still worth living.

Thank you for your innovations in the field of fitness, and for inspiration of a legacy that continues to benefit people.

Physical Fitness by Dre

Arm and Shoulder PAIN! Could it be from your posture?

Earlier today, a customer complained of an aching elbow at his triceps. Scanning the selection, he confidently chose a powdered blend of herbs, spices, and proteins for anti-inflammatory joint rujivination and remarked, “Even though I feel this way, I’m going to continue to push on.” I approve of his supplement choice, which I see as a check deposited into his personal bank of health. Yet, I often consider that it is but one piece in the puzzle.

Great supplement, but just one slice of health.

Great supplement, but just one slice of health.

Anyone who has ever lifted a weight has probably felt what is known as “Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness” which occurs for up to several days after a physically demanding session. That is normal and expected anytime you try a new exercise or routine, and the soreness disapears after you increase exercise frequency. Some people actually enjoy they muscle soreness because they feel like it is a constant reminder of making new progress.

However, for THIS gentleman today, his pain increased ALONG WITH exercise frequency. Watch out! Now this is a real sign of entering “Overuse Injury” territory. Pain in the triceps muscles  is usually due to overuse and should subside by laying off the muscle for a few weeks in addition to gentle stretching exercises.

But does that really solve the problem!?

AND, FOR HOW LONG?

In fact, a chronic pain in the upper arm may often be linked to either forearm weakness or shoulder girdle strength imbalances. These links must be addressed in order to promote optimal musculoskeletal performance. You wouldn’t drive a car with a flat tire would you?

I’ve found that most people’s muscle imbalances can be seen even with a t-shirt on. The main signs are excessive curvature at the spine, or assymetrical shoulders.

Many imbalances can be corrected

Many imbalances can be corrected

KEYS to Back and Shoulder Protection/ aka THE POSTURE SOLUTION

1. Improve shoulder stability at the shoulder blades by activitating and empowering connection between shoulder blade and ribcage (the serratus anterior muscle). We do a push up variation called the Scapula Push Up for two sets of 15 reps.

2. Correct imbalance between excessively weak upper back and overpowering chest muscles by strengthening the romboids, rear deltoids, and lower trapezius. Bands, dumbells, and cables are utilized to strengthen, while we stretch pectorals several times daily.

3. Encourage behavior that motivates standing and sitting with an upright posture worthy of a balanced person. Remember, chest up, and shoulder blades back and down. Oh, and tilt your head to the side if you see a friendly person that you like.

Come on, you can do it! It’s all about awareness. Being aware of your body and how it prefers to move.

As a personal trainer, I would focus on muscle activiation with ligh bands and upper back strengthening with weights.

On the other hand, many have improved their lives with other traditional methods such as tai chi, yoga, and body work. But those are topics of other blogs 😉

For now…

I’m off to do some of my own balancing.

(Technique videos coming soon!!)

Physical Fitness by Dre