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PC Muscle Exercises – How To Do Kegels For Men

What is a PC muscle, and what are Kegels?

Your PC, or pubococcygeus muscle, is a hammock-shaped muscle in your pelvic area. It runs horizontally from front to back and in daily life you rarely put it to any major use. It does come into play however when you have an orgasm. This is why so many people want to exercise their PC muscle with what is known as Kegel exercises. Stronger 'orgasm muscles' can provide you with more intense orgasms …. something not too many people would complain about.

Why are they called Kegel exercises?

A leading gynecologist in the early 1900's named Dr. Arnold Kegel created a set of exercises for women to do after pregnancy. Both men and women have PC muscles, but Dr Kegel figured out that when women exercise their's after childbirth that they can re-tighten their body and eliminate many of the problems associated with loose muscles post-pregnancy. What women found was that after performing Kegels they were experiencing better orgasms than ever before.

What are the benefits of making my PC muscle stronger?

For men, the benefits span across a few different areas. First, sexually the benefits are obvious. Better orgasms that are stronger and last longer are the most obvious benefits. A strong pubococcygeus muscle also propels your semen farther, so you'll probably be impressed with the increased distance you can release your semen – for some guys this is more important than for others. Another extremely important benefit of doing Kegels is the fact that you'll gain complete control of premature ejaculation. Because the PC muscle is a big part of your orgasm, having control of it means you control when you want to let go. Finally, a non-sexual benefit for men is urinary tract health. A strong PC muscle will enable older men to have better control of their urination schedule. Urination problems sneak up on men as age becomes a factor, and the ability to control your urination schedule better is a huge benefit of having a strong PC muscle.

How do I find my pubococcygeus muscle?

The best way to locate your PC muscle is to stop your urine mid-flow. The muscles you just flexed are what you're looking for. It takes practice to find them (except when you're urinating), but it only takes a while to get the hang of it.

So I've located my PC muscle, now how do I exercise it?

There are a few methods for exercising your pubococcygeus muscle with Kegels. We'll list a few:

  • The PC Flutter – Contract (flex) and relax your PC muscle as fast as you possibly can for as long as you can.
  • Flex and Hold – Exactly what the name implies, flex your PC muscle as strong as you can and hold it for as long as possible. You can work your way up to 8-10 minutes with some practice, but do not expect to make it past 30 seconds when you first start out.
  • Flex, Hold, Release … Repeat – This might sound like the PC Flutter but it's different. In the PC Flutter you go as fast as possible. This one makes you flex and hold for 5-10 seconds and then release for 3-5 seconds. Repeat as many times as possible for as long as you can.

These exercises give you an idea of ​​how to exercise your PC muscle with a few different Kegel exercises for men. As with all workout routines you need to start small and work your way up. When first starting out, expect to tire your pubococcygeus out after only a couple minutes, but in a month or so you can expect to go for 5-10 minutes altogether.

The benefits are worth the effort in the case of Kegels. Better orgasms that you've never even imagined will make you happy that you've spent the time committing to a daily Kegel routine.

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How To Get Celebrity Six Pack Abs

Most people would like to have sexy six pack abs like most of the celebrities they see on their TV. I know you must have seen 50CENT, LL COOL J, USHER and so many more I can not mention here and you would observe that those six packs did not come magically. Well, if it would please you to know those so called celebrities dedicate most of their time to keeping a good physique. I would like to tell celebrities workout at least 3-4 times a week and they also make it a priority to watch what they put in their mouths.

Six pack abs that makes you feel like a celebrity does not come by using "fat burner pills", "ab rollers", or meaningless diets. basically, building your abdominal muscle requires dedication on your part. The proper mixing of high intensity resistance workouts and a healthy eating habit will definitely draw you closer to getting that abs you desire.

So many people have wasted much of their time in believing every gimmick product that comes onto their TV screen promising them a 6 pack in only 2 minutes a day while sitting on their couch. In fact, ab-specific exercises are the LEAST important training aspect in getting a celebrity six pack abs.

The real solution to seeing a visible six-pack is simply bringing your body fat% down to a low enough level to where the abs become visible. most people already have six pack abs hiding under their belly fat without knowing it. instead of getting involved in a short time gimmick diet, the most important thing to do is to have a properly designed full body training workout and clean eating that can be maintained for life.

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Ways to Overcome Fitness Fatigue

Perhaps one of the most rewarding fitness challenges when it comes to exercises is overcoming 'Plateau'.

We have all been there, doing the same few exercises, and convincing ourselves that it is all that we need. It gets harder as we grow older to challenge ourselves to try something more intense and new.

The truth is when we engage in these repetitive forms of exercise over a long period of time, what we are also doing, is simply telling our bodies what to expect and how to get used to it. Inevitably we will 'plateau' Our bodies will no longer respond to these same exercises, putting our fitness goals in jeopardy.

So what can we do about it?

Fitness and health professionals know that it is more rewarding for us to challenge ourselves every now and again. By introducing something new perhaps to our regimen, an increase in the weights by say a percentage every 2 to 3 weeks, or the intensity will ensure that we are on track and have valid ways by which we can measure our progress.

Likewise when we engage in a new sport, we challenge our muscles to work and respond in ways that that they may not be used to. This benefits us inadvertently using new muscle groups, introducing new exercise forms like agility and body balance to our routines

If you have been running on the treadmill, try challenging yourself by running outdoors. The incline and surface variations alone will challenge your body and heart rate to respond differently. Try switching to body weight exercises from resistance training.

Or if you want to, try something new, a new sport like swimming, tennis, rugby, or squash, the choices are many.

A typical workout plan for the gym

Starts with a gentle body warming exercise. This is usually a gentle run, cycling, or cross training for 5 minutes

Followed by a pre-exercise stretch, this will help your body to prepare for the main workout

For your main workout

Why not try a 25 minutes of cardio exercises on any cardiovascular machines such as a treadmill, cycling, cross trainer or rowing

Follow this by 2 to 3 resistance machines for your upper and lower body. The number of sets and repetitions vary.

Additional free weights and body weight exercises including some core exercises will ensure that you achieve a total body workout

Do not forget the all-important stretch at the end! – Give it at least 15 minutes.

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Weight Loss, Fat Loss, & Getting Fit Over 40

No matter what your age, if you are over 40, or over 50 and beyond, you can still lose weight and burn fat. With the fit over 40 weight loss approach, you can develop the mindset needed to help lose fat and get fit at any age. Just look at the incredible inspirational stories.

I recently spoke with coach and fitness professional, Jon Benson, who is living proof of the fit over 40 methods, as a mere seven years ago he was clinically obese and near death. Having lived through obesity, and having beat it, allows Jon to relate to so many others and what they are going through.

Today, Jon is an internationally recognized transformation lifecoach, specializing in mental strategies for the excellence lifestyle, fat-burning nutrition and superior physical fitness.

CB: Jon, for a lot of people at any age, the biggest problem is getting over the inertia of starting. Any tips? And do they differ for someone like yourself that had been in fitness before compared to someone getting fit for the first time?

Craig, I would start by encouraging anyone interested in changing their body, no matter what their age may be, to change their mind first.

What I mean by that is simply this: we excel at what we 'become'.

We dabble at what we 'participate in'.

Most people want to "participate" in fitness. Perhaps join a health club, get a trainer, go on a diet, and so-on. Yet everyone on the planet would answer YES to this question: "Do you want to be fit
for the rest of your life? "

Think about it: Can you be 'anything positive' for the rest of your life when you dabble at what you seek? No.

So, to get over the inertia of starting a fitness program, I encourage what I call "Core Linking".

Core Linking is covered in my book, "Fit Over 40". This is where you attach your deepest Core Values ​​to a specific fitness and nutritional goal. Then you "Personalize" these objectives into a
what I call a "State of Becoming."

You 'become' your goal. Rather than "achieving" a goal, which for most is followed by an immediate cessation of the lifestyle patterns they used to become successful, I say 'become' your goal.

Become "a body-shaper." Label yourself as a "bodybuilder", "body-shaper", "physical culturist", "athlete", whatever! Create a label that FORCES your goal to be LARGER THAN YOU.

This engages the subconscious mind to a remarkable degree. It challenges you in ways that prevent things like "boredom" or excuses like, "I do not feel like it" from getting in your way.

All of this begins with the power of The Core.

Oh, by the way – it does not matter if you're a newbie or a seasoned bodybuilder, Core Leveraging works to achieve and become whatever you desire.

CB: So Jon, how do you help people stick with the plan? We all know motivation wanes quickly as results slow down. Any tips?

Believe it or not, I really do not believe in motivation. "I believe in inspired, consistent action."

Motivation is short-term. I can motivate just about anyone with a good speech or perhaps an emotionally-charged piece of music. But is this long-term? Hardly.

The truly successful, at anything in life, are self-governed and intrinsically motivated. Actually, they are "inspired" – and that's the ticket beyond the motivational trap.

Do not get me wrong – we all need motivation from time to time. But I like to think of it as sugar. It's quick fuel that burns out just as quickly.

Inspired action, which comes when you develop your Core, sticks around for the long haul.

Inspired action makes a guy like Lance Armstrong take on the Tour de France after going through the worst cancer imaginable. Inspired action drives a boxer to continue a fight with a broken jaw. And,
inspired action will PULL YOU toward a goal.

The opposite is a feeling of "I have to." This is a "push". We want to be PULLED. It starts with inspired action, not motivation.

CB: And finally, what nutrition and training changes have you noticed at different stages in your life and in the experiences of the success stories in your book? Do the nutrition principles change at all? What about training and recovery?

As you age, your body tends to process carbohydrate more reluctantly.

There are exceptions of course, but for the most part people with any issues with bodyfat to begin with should curtail their intake of carbs.

This may not mean a "low-carb" diet, but they certainly work if you enjoy protein foods as I do.

Cranking up the protein, the water, and various forms of cardio can allow just about anyone at any age to get the fat off and build muscle.

I'm building plenty of muscle at 43 – more so than I did at 33. The body fat comes off a bit slower, but not much … that is when I consume a higher protein, controlled carb, moderate fat diet with intense and brief weight training sessions.

I am currently experimenting with daily cardio sessions which vary in intensity. Some are longer at 65% MHR, others are 30 minutes at 85%. So far, so good.

Bottom line: If you eat and think properly, as I discuss in Fit Over 40 (the mind is a huge part of all of this), your body can respond like it did when you were 20.

CB: Thanks Jon, that is greatly appreciated. Any final comments for today's interview? I'm sure we'll be talking more in the future.

My system of Caloric Rotation allows for muscle building and the burning of bodyfat to happen at the same time. In order to get the body you want, you want to gain lean muscle. That gives you the
curves you seek, plus keeps your bones nice and strong.

You 'also' want to burn off excess bodyfat. Otherwise you'll never see the muscle you are building. Once you do that, you're "toned". In short, you become a fat-burning machine.

So "mentally let yourself do this". Mentally give yourself "permission". That sounds strange, but it's actually part of my System. The mind must be engaged or the body will not follow.

Become Fit Over 40 today!

CB: Thanks Jon. No matter what your age, Jon's mindset changing tips will help you burn fat and gain muscle – and more importantly, build the best body of your life.

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Top 52 Tips For Guitar Practice!

Are you a guitar beginner? Are you an experienced guitarist that's just lost that motivation to play? Do you want some structure to your practising? Or maybe you just want to improve as a guitarist? Then this simple guide is for you. This guide contains 52 simple tips for you to try out so that you can:

Improve technique
Finger Ability
Theory knowledge
Many More

Now please remember that these are just simple tips that you can do, and you will need to read into them further to boost your techniques. But this is the groundwork for this.


1) Make a list of songs that you can already play – If you are not feeling that motivated about the guitar, then this tip can be extremely useful and give you a great sense of pride.
2) Make a list of songs that you would like to be able to play within the next; Week
3) Month
4) 6 Months
5) And Year
6) Make a list of what you would like to achieve by playing guitar? . Job? Band? Degree? Songwriting? Just for fun?
7) Set yourself a target. Like a weekly song that you are going to learn.
8) Go to your local library and get a tabulature book of your favourite band to learn. This is free and it is also a timed target, because you have to return the book at a specific date.
9) Go to your local Guitar shop, pick up a guitar and play. Or just stay in the shop long enough to see some other cool dude play. It will Inspire.
10) Watch some YouTube videos of your favourite guitarists.
11) Listen to some songs of your favourite guitarists.
12) Write down why they are your favourite guitarsists and analyse their style, and how you can mimic this.
13) Go to see a local band in your area. It will make you feel good that there are guitarists out there that are doing it, who are not a bigtime band.

Finger Exercises

14) Practice finger exercises as often as possible. If you feel any pain or discomfort the stop immediately.
15) Try the bottle neck technique for longer stretch. Get old Pepsi bottle caps and place them between your fretting fingers whilst not playing guitar. ie Whilst watching the TV
16) Practice different variations of scales, alternating between fingers. Try to start with the pentatonic as it is the easiest and most widely used.
17) Try to learn a new Barre chord shape every week. This is not only a great test and workout for the fingers but its a great way to learn a new chord a week 🙂
18) If you can afford one, buy a Gripmaster.
19) Learn Alternate picking
20) Learn Economy picking
21) Check Steve Vai's workout (although its fucking long) There are some pretty good variations of this workout on the web which are not as long.


22) Learn the guitar notes along the top string, then move on to the other string.
23) Try to learn a new chord a week
24) Try to learn a new scale a week, until you have mastered them
25) Buy a chord dictionary. This will be your Bible.
26) Learn the five positions of the pentatonic, as this is the most used scale around and a lot of riffs / solos are based on this.
27) Analyse different guitar keys by using the Roman Numeral System.
28) Look at some of your favourite songs and work out what key they are in.
29) Experiment with unusual Time Signatures.
30) Experiment with unusual tunings.
31) Learn Suspended chords
32) Make chord progressions
33) Mess around with different variations of them
34) Go into a guitar shop and try a Left -handed guitar. This should give you a great feel for the guitar and the notes. It should also show you how far you've come with your normal hand.
35) Try writing a basic chord progression
36) Then try to add Time Signature
37) And Melody
38) Key
39) Rhythm
40) Arrangement
41) Lyrics
42) Record your song if you can and revisit it at a later date to see what you could add to it.


43) Buy a metronome.
44) start practising with it at different speeds.
45) If you can afford one, buy a drum machine, if not some free one's can be found on the internet
46) Practice with different drum beats and at different tempo's. This will greatly improve your time and your ear for music.
47) Again if you can afford it buy some backing tracks, if not visit here it has a few decent backing tracks.
48) Play with some slower tracks at first and build up to faster, more challenging songs.
49) Find another guitarist to jam with.
50) Try to start rehearsing with a band even if all you do is rehearse. This will improve your improvisation, timing and rhythm.
51) Record yourself playing every 1-3 months and see how much you've improved.
52) The most important tip ever! ENJOY YOURSELF!

So there it is. My 52 tips on Guitar Practice. These were just a basis to get you going and hopefully even if you do one or two of these a week your guitar playing will be improved.

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Exercise, Bodybuilding and Natural Supplements

We all know that exercise is good for us and as increasing numbers of people flock to the gym, yoga or spin class, many of them are also running to the health food store eager to find a safe and natural way to do everything from increase energy and muscle mass to decrease body fat and recovery time. While there are several substances that have been proven to improve our health and aid our exercise regimen, many of the products available today are nothing more than empty promises in an attractive bottle. Indeed most natural health supplement companies spend more on marketing and packaging than they do on the ingredients!

When choosing a natural or herbal supplement the most important factors to consider are quality, potency, absorbability and evidence of that supplements efficacy. While many nutrients may be have been proven in a lab to aid different facets of our health and wellness, these nutrients, which are most often in an isolated chemical form, may not be absorbable and usable by the body. To try and make up for this, supplement manufacturers will often increase the sheer amount of nutrients, sometimes a 1000 fold, to levels where these nutrients can actually be dangerous to our health.

The best and most easily absorbable nutrients are found in whole foods and super foods that contain the necessary bio chemicals and elements that allow our bodies to assimilate them at an efficient rate. A healthy, well balanced diet rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and good fats and oils is the foundation of any successful exercise program.

Assuming we're eating right and avoiding processed junk food there are substances, some of which have been used for centuries, that can dramatically improve energy, shorten muscle recovery time, increase muscle mass and promote weight loss.

Shilajit, a black gooey mineral complex once the strength and conditioning secret weapon of Soviet Olympic athletes and now the anti-aging and libido enhancing secret weapon of the Hollywood elite, is an effective herbal supplement with a plethora of uses in exercise and body building. Shilajit is thought to be made up of plant matter trapped in the rocky cliffs of the Himalaya mountain range millions of years ago. It is prized in India for its potent regenerative powers and for increasing strength. Pure and genuine shilajit, which is rare and difficult to find, produces immense and sustained energy, which, as has been proven in several major studies at Russian universities, can improve workload (weight x repetition) by as much as 29%. It has also been shown to decrease muscle recovery time by as much as 50%. It gets better! Shilajit also burns fat while at the same time increasing muscle mass, a property every body builder will find irresistible. There are several companies marketing shilajit but be cautious as many of these products are in fact extracts from ordinary dirt and not the rare and precious substance found in remote high altitude regions of the Himalayas. For maximum benefits, ensure that you purchase pure and authentic shilajit of Himalayan origin. Most of the powders and extracts are reported to be of questionable quality and efficacy while the genuine black gooey tar like substance, although expensive, is extremely effective.

Chlorella, single cell algae, naturally contains a wide range of vitamins, minerals, is made up of 60% protein and contains all essential amino acids. Like authentic shilajit, it is a whole food so this means that those nutrients have a high absorption rate in the body. It is also the highest source of naturally occurring chlorophyll on the planet. The cleansing action of chlorophyll helps to minimize muscle stiffness and inflammation while nucleic acids of a component called Chlorella Growth Factor help to build and repair muscle fibers. Chlorella is also a source of natural calcium and magnesium which are necessary for muscle and nerve function and help to prevent cramps and muscle fatigue.

Muira Puama, a shrub native to the Amazon rainforest, is mainly known for its aphrodisiac properties but has been shown to increase natural levels of testosterone. Testosterone is needed for exercises such as running and weight lifting, thus activities that require strength and endurance and is also needed to build lean muscle mass. Muira Puama is also reported to treat exhaustion and to promote nervous system function.

As with all herbs and supplements, ensure that you purchase from a reputable company that offers high quality, high potency products and can provide details of source and efficacy.

Always consult a health care professional before taking any supplements no matter if you buy natural herbal supplements or synthetic supplements made in the labs of the pharmaceutical industry.

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Who Can benefit From A Pilates Home Fitness Workout?

Have you been thinking about adding a pilates exercise routine to your daily workouts? If so, you are not alone. Millions are turning to pilates exercises to help get in shape and manage their physical health. In case you do not know much about pilates though, lets see who can expect to benefit most from a pilates home fitness workout.

First a little explanation about what pilates is. It's a system of set movements that employ isometric exercise to help strengthen the muscles of the body and improve flexibility at the same time. These exercise are very low impact and so they are gentle on the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the body. The movements are also combined with proper breathing techniques to help the exerciser focus on the quality of the movement, and the combination of breathing and physical exercise has been know to improve both mental and physical well being.

Interestingly, dancers were among the first to start the practice of pilates when Joseph Pilates first opened his studio in New York City. The demands that their art form places on their body is very formidable and pilates training helped improve their strength while also cutting down on the amount of injuries that they suffered. Their success led to others adopting the new program and as word grew more and more have been attracted to this new method of exercise.

So who can especially benefit from pilates? Actually the list is fairly long, but some who could get real benefits would include back pain sufferers. It's very hard for those who live with back pain to find any form of exercise that they can do without aggravating their situation. Pilates on the other hand, is very gentle on their back and is designed to build a very strong core of the stomach and back muscles, many times helping eliminate the cause of back pain altogether.

Those who like to play a lot of sports can certainly benefit from a pilates routine as it helps them elongate their muscles and gain better flexibility. This in turn will aid in cutting down on sports related injuries. Often those who play sports employ some kind of strength training which is good, but if you do not also have flexibility, strong muscles can tear easily. So pilates helps you be able to play longer, better, and with less injury.

Elderly and overweight people can use pilates very effectively too. The elderly are losing flexibility as they age and so pilates helps restore a lot of freedom of movement for them. And overweight folks often have a hard time beginning intensive workouts that burn calories without injury. But pilates can help them ease into a more active lifestyle while also slimming their body in the process.

Pilates is actually very good exercise for lots of people, but some do benefit more than others from this particular style of fitness workout. If you have been considering trying it, why not look further into the possibility of making pilates a part of your daily home fitness workout?

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Muscle Training: Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Techniques

Muscle training refers to the use of anaerobic endurance to increase the size of skeletal muscle and muscular contraction to increase, build and maintain strength. The most common form of muscle building involves the use of elastic hydraulic training or gravity forces in order to oppose muscle contraction. Muscle training is divided into three basic categories: isometric training, isotonic training and isokinetic training.

Isometric Muscle Training

These exercises function to develop static strength. This is the strength needed to pull or push a heavy object or hold it up for any length of time. The joint and muscle are worked together. The Plank is an example of a typical isometric exercise.

1. Lie face down on a mat while resting on forearms with palms flat on floor

2. Push off floor while rising up onto toes, resting on elbows

3. Keep back flat while remaining in a straight line

4. Tilt pelvis and contract abdominal muscles

5. Hold position for 20-60 seconds before lowering, repeat 3-5 times


• Quick to do with little effort

• No need for expensive equipment

• Can be done anywhere


• Muscle only gain strength at an angle while exercising

• Blood flow to the muscle stops during exercises meaning less blood flow to the heart, could be an issue for those with heart problems

• Not effective by itself

Isotonic Muscle Training

These exercises involve muscle contractions, providing movement. Most training exercises fall under this category. Isotonic weight lifting and leg exercises.


• Strengthens muscles through range of movement

• Exercises can be done to match actions used in the sports you play


• Muscles may become sore due to stress as they shorten

• Muscles gains are not distributed evenly

Isokinetic Muscle Training

These exercises involve muscle short muscle contractions at a constant speed. These exercises differ from isotonic exercises in that they usually start at a slow pace. Special equipment is needed to monitor when a muscle speeds up so the load can be increased to slow it down.


• Muscles gain strength evenly

• Quick way to increase muscle strength


• Equipment needed tends be expensive and is not found in many gyms because of this

Muscle training exercises tend to be most effective when combined. A recommended routine is to alternate days and focus on one type of muscle training per day. Final results will come from a combination of all three types of muscle training exercises.

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The Right Way on How to Tighten the Vagina – These Tips Work Now Matter How Loose You May Be

Nowadays women are trying many ways to tighten up their private parts. They are often uncomfortable and self conscious of their partners thinking that they are too loose or too big already. Whatever the case maybe, more and more women are visiting their doctors to try to figure out ways in order to tighten their female organs.

It is a well known belief that a tighter vagina will mean for sexual pleasure for both parties during coitus or sexual intercourse. And most women feel that their partners will be happier if they have tighter vagina since the friction and pressure will allow the man to obtain more pleasure.

The vagina usually loosen after child birth since the vagina is stretch out to its maximum to allow for the baby to pass through the birth canal and more often than not, this stretch does not return to normal and the vagina becomes loose. But fortunately for women there is an easy way to remedy this problem and that is through Kegel's Exercises.

Kegels Exercises

This type of exercise is a pelvic exercise that allows a woman's vagina to tighten up once more and not worry about loose vagina anymore. This exercise is called the Kegels exercise and it can be done virtually anywhere and anytime without anybody else being the wiser. So if you wish to tighten your vagina, you should do this consistently and you'll see results in a few short weeks.

How Is It Done?

Kegels is really a very easy exercise. All you need to do is tighten the vagina by squeezing them and holding on for a few seconds then release. This is more aptly described as trying to hold off urination. You can try doing this while urinating so that you can see how it works, once you get the hang of it, you can do it even with actually peeing.

The contraction or the squeeze part should be held for at least 10 seconds, then release and relax. Repeat the procedure for 5 minutes. Try to do at least 5 to 6 sets per day and you will see results in a few weeks. Remember if you want to achieve success, you need to be consistent about doing the exercise or else you will not see the results you want.

This is how to tighten the vagina effectively. Now you know what to do, a tighter vagina is just within your reach.

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Collagen Muscle – A Look at Collagen and Lean Muscle

When you hear someone talk about collagen the first thought that may come to mind is injections to the face, smoothing out the wrinkles or plumping up the lips. In fact, collagen is much more than that, it does help with a youthful skin, but there are many other benefits to it and it is an important protein especially when it comes to your health. Collagen and muscles come hand in hand if you want to maintain your lean muscle and have a healthy body.

Collagen in the body is a main protein that is an important part of our bones, tissues, and skin. This is needed for painless joints and lean muscles. Studies have shown that as you age, you lose collagen. Women always have a lower amount than men no matter the age, which may explain why the wrinkles seem to show up first. But it is also an important part of healthy hair and nails.

This protein is an important part of our body's structure. Ligaments, bones, tendons, and muscles are all held together by collagen. Collagen fibers are sturdy bundles and ropes that work alongside keratin to keep skin youthful and wrinkle-free. It is the main component in connective tissues and what cushions the joints and keeps the muscles strong.

Because as you get older, the body loses its ability to create natural collagen, many are taking collage supplements to help retain and restore lean muscles. These supplements are believed to give the body the amino acids necessary to create and support collagen.

Bodies lose muscle content and gain fat as you age, so you end up with a lower muscle to fat ratio. So any added collagen your body takes in is effective in helping it to regain its shape and tone as well as ridding it of fats. This also helps that you do not gain excess weight and keeps your body sculpted and healthy.

The specific amino acids in collagen help preserve and build lean muscles, which in turn help to regulate and increase the metabolism. That is why fat can be burned as energy to help the body repair itself. But you need to use it as a total body program, healthy eating and exercise is needed to make it a powerful tool in fat loss and body toning.

Athletes are not the only ones that can benefit with collagen supplements. The many benefits for your body and your health as a whole are numerous. There are growing studies on the effectiveness of collagen and it has been proven to help with lean muscle and control weight better. More and more people are using these to improve their overall look and how they feel.

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