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Building a High Intensity Training Workout Routine

As a high intensity training coach for strength athletes I often, and sometimes on a daily basis, get questions about how to build a workout routine, how to advance a workout routine or what the next step is in reaching individual potential. I always keep it simple stupid using the basic theory of HIT.

I wish I could say it is just experience that allows me to answer these questions but it is actually a combination of critical thinking, experience and an understanding of how people around us including athletes, differ… based on their genetic makeup. What I am saying is that although high intensity strength training is probably the most effective training ever, because of it’s efficiency and the way our bodies are designed, we still all have different genetic fingerprints and in applying the theory of high intensity training properly, is the key to the puzzle.

It is no secret that we are all genetically different, from our fingerprints to the individual differences that make us up. If you look at color we have albinos at one end of the spectrum and Negros at the other. This difference also is directly related to tolerance to sun light where an albino can tolerate very little volume of sunlight where as a Negro can tolerate much more. These are genetics! Same applies to muscles, height, IQ and a list of others.

Same can be said for tolerance to exercise, although we are physiologically the same we are genetically different. This is the reason when I build an exercise routine I customize it to the individual using it. There is no One Size Fits All totally!

In saying there is no one size fits all, there are exercises that are very effective which turn on the growth mechanism of the entire body. These exercises are what I call the big exercises such as deadlifts, squats, rows, high pulls, dips, bench presses and their alternatives. When building any workout, I use a cross hatch of these exercises, based on the person’s goals and augment these exercises with other effective but less stressful exercises. By using the thermometer of volume and frequency to adhere with brief and infrequent workouts, I ask a number of questions to get a read of what their genetic makeup might be. This might include:

o What they feel their weaknesses are

o What their rate of progress has been for the past 3 months

o What their energy levels are at the moment

o What their current workout frequency is

o What level of intensity are they applying

o What their diet is like and what do they tend to eat

o What is their body fat percentage at the moment

o How long have they been training

o What training have they been initiating; high volume or high intensity

o Do they include aerobics or cardio training and why

These are just a few. In asking these questions I am painting a picture of who they are genetically, and the road they have traveled, to get to the point of where they are presently. If they are searching out a workout routine and find me, in most cases, the way they have approached their goals has been unsuccessful. What I find in many cases is that they are floundering. They have gone months and years without meaningful progress due to two things.

1- Not cooperating with their genetics

2- Not applying properly, the Theory of High Intensity Training, which stated simply is that exercise must be intense, brief and infrequent.

It is no secret that you can train either hard or long but you can’t train hard and long. The theory of HIT indicates quite simply this…

1- You must stimulate muscular growth with an intense contraction i.e. going to failure or beyond…

2- Your training must be brief as to

3- Allow the body to not only compensate but overcompensate or adapt to that stimulation.

Did you know that you can increase your strength beyond 300% however your ability to recover may increase on 50%?

The body only requires you to stimulate an adaptive response once, not over and over again and because any more than is minimally required takes away from the growth and recovery process and since the body systemically recovers, then whatever is left over goes into overcompensation, laying down muscle… then your training must be brief and infrequent. And all this hinges on one thing… genetics!

I find…

A properly designed program, including one for bodybuilders is really a strength program because muscle and strength are relative.

This means that it is necessary to do only what is minimally required to stimulate an increase. Any more than what is minimally required is overtraining! This means only one set per exercise… remember, you do not have to stimulate a response over and over again. Your goal is not to do more work, leave that to the distance runners!

There is also no reason to do a number of sets and alter rep range, every rep up until the last almost impossible rep performed that turns on the growth mechanism of the body is nothing more than a warm up.

The higher the rep range, the less stressful due to the weight being employed.

Big basic exercises, as previously mentioned, should be the core of your workout routine augmented with smaller exercises like curls, laterals, pull downs, triceps extension etc if necessary.

All big basic exercises do not have to be done in each workout, rather, performing just one or sometimes two per workout is plenty along with one or two smaller exercises.

In a split routine you can have up to 4 or more split workouts with rest days between each while experiencing amazing progress. You will not loose size but gain!

Rest days in general range most effectively between 4 days all the way to 14 days, based on genetics and the level of the trainee. A very advanced trainee who can generate very intense contractions thus strength may need 7+ days of rest as would a less experienced trainee who has a low tolerance to intense exercise. Both will advance, yet at different rates.

Advanced athletes require more intense contractions to advance, along with longer rest times. Higher stress intensity techniques are required and work very well in all exercises if managed properly.

Both beginners and advanced athletes require big core basic exercises to turn on the systemic growth process of the body.

Tracking progress means tracking your strength gains. You will either gain reps or strength or both which will result at a future point as a muscular bodyweight gain.

Diet plays a major role in performance, progress and recovery. There must be quality cement in place to build the house. Macro-nutrient manipulation in many cases is very beneficial, allowing the bodies natural systems to be used most efficiently. Processed anything should be limited.

Remember, you grow outside the gym not in it! It is an ends to a means. Use these factors when building your H I T workout routine and watch your progress speed along to reaching your genetic potential.

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Eat a Dozen Eggs a Day to Skyrocket Your Testosterone and Muscle Gains

Eggs are a very powerful food in general, they are known as a super food, but when it comes to bodybuilding and gaining a lot of muscle mass they are the perfect food to have in your diet. The high protein content and nutrient dense yolk create a perfect food for increasing testosterone levels and gaining muscle.

High protein content

Eggs contain the highest quality protein you can get; the only higher protein source is whey protein. The egg white and egg yolk both contain about the same amount of protein.

Protein is the number one component your muscles need to grow the better the quality the more of it can be absorbed and converted into muscle tissue by your body.

Hormone boosting fats

The egg yolk contains all the fats. Most importantly it contains high amounts of healthy cholesterol. The cholesterol is what will skyrocket your testosterone levels – testosterone is derived from cholesterol. An average egg contains about 200mg of cholesterol. To see noticeable results eat at least 800mg of cholesterol, this equates to about 4 large eggs.

How to eat so many

Cooking a dozen eggs can be time consuming. You can eat eggs both cooked and raw; just make sure either way you eat the whole egg, white and yolk, to reap all the benefits.

When cooking your eggs fry them in coconut oil or butter. Add plenty of fat for scrambled eggs. Boil them or poach them, have them however you prefer.

Add raw eggs to your protein shakes. If you can handle it gulp them down whole on there own.

Extra nutrition

For extra nutrition mainly from the egg yolk, which should be a bright orange or yellow color, if it is pale it usually means the egg isn’t that good quality. To get the best eggs make sure they are grass fed instead of corn fed. Eat organic, free range eggs. You can even get eggs that are omega 3 rich, these are the ones you will want for the most nutrients.

Aim to eat 4-5 eggs for breakfast. Then maybe a few raw eggs in an afternoon shake and then some more cooked eggs before bed. This will give you optimum results, giving your body a constant supply of protein and fats – for muscle growth and anabolic hormone elevation. Combine this with an intense muscle building workout for amazing gains in muscle mass.

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Hardgainer Workout – 3 Simple Tips to Crush Your Skinny Genes and Gain Massive Muscle

It is not very rare for ectomorpic individuals also known as “hardgainers” to get frustrated and discouraged when they begin trying to build muscle and gain weight. Having an ectomorphic body type means that our body requires a completely different set of rules and techniques when working out. The main reason for this is due to the fact that our muscles are much more sensitive to strain and tend to breakdown much more quickly, as well as taking an extended amount of time to heal.

In order for an ectomorphic workout to be effective, we need to take into consideration the way our body and muscles function and handle different types of strain and intensity. The following are 3 quick and easy tips to remember that will help you to start gaining the muscle mass you are working so hard for.

Rest more Lift Less

It is absolutely crucial that you spend more time out of the gym resting and recovering that time in the gym lifting weights. It has been shown in a number of studies that an ectomorph’s body responds better to workout sessions that last no longer than 1 hour, 3-5 times per week.

Compound Exercises are Key

This is another very important thing to keep in mind, since we only have about an hour to workout, it is crucial that we hit as many muscle fibers within the targeted muscle groups as possible. Remember that the more muscle fibers that are worked the better the results. Compound exercises are exercises that hit more than one muscle group at a time and therefore work the most muscle fibers in less time. It is for this reason that you need to stick with compound movement exercises such as:

-Bench Press

-Squats

-Clean and Press

-Skull Crushers

-Barbell Curl

-Military Press

-Dips

-Deadlifts

Longer Time under Tension = More Muscle Gains

With an ectomorphic body type, you should be focusing on lifting with a tempo that allows your muscles to be under tension for a longer period of time. Most people lift with a tempo of 2 seconds to lower 0 rest and then 1 second to push or pull the weight to the starting position. However studies have shown that increasing the time under tension especially in the isometric phase works more muscle fibers. So instead of a 1,0,2 ratio increasing it to a 1,0,4 ratio would work out way more muscle fibers which means more muscle growth. Other methods that would help would be to include things like:

-Supersets

-Half Reps

-Assisted Reps

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Hardgainer Workout – 3 Simple Tips to Crush Your Skinny Genes and Gain Massive Muscle

It is not very rare for ectomorpic individuals also known as “hardgainers” to get frustrated and discouraged when they begin trying to build muscle and gain weight. Having an ectomorphic body type means that our body requires a completely different set of rules and techniques when working out. The main reason for this is due to the fact that our muscles are much more sensitive to strain and tend to breakdown much more quickly, as well as taking an extended amount of time to heal.

In order for an ectomorphic workout to be effective, we need to take into consideration the way our body and muscles function and handle different types of strain and intensity. The following are 3 quick and easy tips to remember that will help you to start gaining the muscle mass you are working so hard for.

Rest more Lift Less

It is absolutely crucial that you spend more time out of the gym resting and recovering that time in the gym lifting weights. It has been shown in a number of studies that an ectomorph’s body responds better to workout sessions that last no longer than 1 hour, 3-5 times per week.

Compound Exercises are Key

This is another very important thing to keep in mind, since we only have about an hour to workout, it is crucial that we hit as many muscle fibers within the targeted muscle groups as possible. Remember that the more muscle fibers that are worked the better the results. Compound exercises are exercises that hit more than one muscle group at a time and therefore work the most muscle fibers in less time. It is for this reason that you need to stick with compound movement exercises such as:

-Bench Press

-Squats

-Clean and Press

-Skull Crushers

-Barbell Curl

-Military Press

-Dips

-Deadlifts

Longer Time under Tension = More Muscle Gains

With an ectomorphic body type, you should be focusing on lifting with a tempo that allows your muscles to be under tension for a longer period of time. Most people lift with a tempo of 2 seconds to lower 0 rest and then 1 second to push or pull the weight to the starting position. However studies have shown that increasing the time under tension especially in the isometric phase works more muscle fibers. So instead of a 1,0,2 ratio increasing it to a 1,0,4 ratio would work out way more muscle fibers which means more muscle growth. Other methods that would help would be to include things like:

-Supersets

-Half Reps

-Assisted Reps

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3 Reasons Why You Should Use A Weight Lifting Program Chart

One of the most unused tools available to those individuals looking to add muscle mass to their bodies is a weight lifting program chart. Although they come in many forms, the basic purpose of these charts is to provide a way to document and analyze your strength training progress. If you are serious about adding muscle, you need to work off a weight lifting program chart. Here are three reasons why:

Reason #1: Motivation. I don’t know about you, but I keep my weight training chart up all the time. Why? Because it is a constant reminder of a crucial part of my life: adding and maintaining muscle mass to my body. Each time I see the chart I remember the intensity of my last workout, and more times than not, I start getting mentally prepared for my next workout. Its a great motivator.

Reason #2: Quicker muscle gains. Do you like watching athletes break records? Me too. Well, why don’t you set up your own records to break? That’s exactly how I use my weight lifting program chart. On mine, not only does it show my last 2-3 months of workouts, but it also shows my record bests for each exercise. By constantly challenging yourself against yourself, you will see quicker gains because you will be using your personal best as the goal to beat (and not just the dull routine of keeping track of what you did for that workout).

So remember to include your personal bests for all the exercises you are doing, not just your bench press. And I’ll tell you what, nothing is quite as satisfying as knowing that you just performed at your best. Breaking records can, and should, be just as fun for you, even if you aren’t a professional athlete.

Reason #3: More efficient workouts. I know some guys that lift weights and never keep track of anything. Now, some of them do gain muscle. But my thinking is that they could be adding muscle mass at a much quicker pace if they could analyze their prior workouts from their weight lifting charts.

Who do you think will gain and maintain muscle mass more efficiently?

Weight lifter A is ready to workout. He vaguely remember what he lifted during is last session. He throws some weight on the bar and starts doing some reps. After a few reps, he stops because the weight is too light. So now he adds some more, but again has to stop because now the bar’s too heavy. He’s wasting precious time and energy.

Weight lifter B is ready to workout and looks over his program chart. He sees that in his last three bench press sessions, he has steadily increased the weight by ten pounds each time. He finds out what he lifted during is most recent workout and adds ten pounds to that number. He’s now ready to have a challenging workout.

See the difference in the two weight lifters?

If building more muscle is going to be a priority in your life, you need to use a weight lifting program chart. It will give you additional motivation to workout, cause you to get quicker muscle gains by challenging yourself, and allows you to have shorter, more efficient weight training sessions. Be sure to put your chart somewhere where you can see it often, and never do a workout without documenting your results

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5 Useful Tips On How To Gain Weight Fast

If you’re all skin and bones and want to know how to gain weight fast, then these 5 tips will help you add some flesh and muscle to your frame.

While it may not seem apparent, gaining weight is just as difficult as losing weight. Those who are skinny or thin are that way for a reason. They eat less than normal, or have such a high metabolic rate that they burn off all extra calories, leaving little or nothing to build their body on.

So how to gain weight fast if you’re a rapid burner who can’t seem to eat your way to more muscle? The standard advice to eat fatty or sugar-rich food isn’t effective. The reason is that the extra calories in these diets tend to be deposited on your body in the form of unhealthy fat rather than solid muscle.

The best way to gain weight is to eat food rich in calories as well as protein. That’s the right approach to get adequate nutrition while providing your body with the substrate required to build muscle. Your food must be rich in protein and include moderate amounts of carbohydrate and fat.

Here are 5 tips to put on weight the healthy and natural way.

1. Avoid snacking in between meals. Have just 3 large meals daily. Include starchy food like potatoes, pasta and bread in your diet. But don’t eat chips, crisps and other fried snacks that only provide empty calories. They not only help you gain weight, but they are also bad for your health.

2. Eat eggs and lean meat. Chicken and turkey are excellent sources of animal protein. Legumes, beans and peas are good sources of plant protein for vegetarians. By combining protein-rich food with carbs and vegetables you can plan a balanced and healthy diet.

3. Take dietary supplements. Protein shakes and whey drinks provide a boost of protein and amino acids in the immediate post-workout period. By taking these building blocks of muscle growth, you will quickly bulk up and become stronger.

4. Exercise lightly. This improves your appetite and you’ll be able to eat more calories. Training with weights helps develop muscles while also making you hungrier.

5. Eat multiple meals daily. Some people find that they may have to eat 6 or 8 times in a day in order to gain weight. This is important when you work on strength training. This increases calorie consumption, and you must focus on eating more than you burn off in order to gain weight.

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BODYBUILDING & "Paralysis Through Over-Analysis" or "Don’t Over-Think Bodybuilding"

Over the past month I have been thinking about the successful people as well as the unsuccessful people in bodybuilding, health and fitness in general. I have a LOT of contact with people locally as well as worldwide and here’s what I have noticed.

“There are many smart trainees who spend way too much time pondering different strategies and ideas regarding training and nutrition. I try and get their mind back to reality. Don’t over-think bodybuilding!”

This type of person is very knowledgeable and reads a lot. They are well informed and have researched all the latest training and diet information. They can discuss all the virtues and drawbacks of the different diets and workout programs on the market. They can also tell you the latest news about various internet muscle building Guru’s, bodybuilding champions and fit movie stars. Unfortunately, despite all of their knowledge about bodybuilding diets and training routines it doesn’t seem to be doing them much good – their physiques are usually subpar. This makes me think: is too much knowledge actually disadvantageous to building a great physique? Or could it be that they spend more time thinking about diet and training than actually doing the diet and training.

So what good is knowledge if the knowledge doesn’t convert into muscular gains? If you cram your brain full of information on diet and training how are you to sort through all of this and determine what you should and should not do? Everyone says their diet, workout, supplement or whatever is effective or the best. The truly best diets and training routines are rare and elusive. The over-thinking bodybuilder is constantly trying to sift through all the information for what is “the best” routine they should be following.

The solution to the problem is less thinking and more action. When you over complicate bodybuilding you actually retard your rate of progress. Too many choices and too many high ideas create “paralysis through over-analysis” where the bodybuilder is actually paralyzed from staying on one routine or diet because they keep thinking that maybe they should be on a different diet or workout routine.

So what should you do? Train hard, heavy and often. Lift lots of weights, do your cardio workouts. A real bodybuilder is pumping iron 3 to 5 times a week and using all kinds of different methods for muscle strength and pump. Don’t miss a workout unless it is for a reason that you really have no control over or an emergency.

Nutrition is the cornerstone. Without a disciplined approach to your daily eating regimen you will never be successful. Hearty and healthy eating is combined with intense workouts and cardio sessions for lowering body-fat down to the single digits. You have to eat clean foods.

Supplementation and YOU! A well thought-out nutritional supplementation program will enhance and accelerate muscle growth and fat loss.

You must have realistic, achievable and exciting goals! A good goal is a realistic, attainable and exciting goal. We all need to generate enthusiasm for the process and drive to attain and maintain what needs to be done in order to obtain real and substantial results.

Set a timeframe for reaching a goal. As an example, if you wanted to lose 15 pounds then give yourself 15 weeks to do this. Set the goal, make the plan and say I can easily lose 15 pounds in 15 weeks. Then make a mini-goal, say to yourself that it is a measly one pound a week weight loss, I can do that.

Over-thinking nutrition. A healthy diet followed over time with consistency is all that is required for building muscle and losing fat. Constantly changing foods, timing and amounts of food will create instability in the metabolism as well as the mind. Constantly changing the diet will never let you know or understand what is or is not working.

Over-thinking training. The biggest mistake you can make in weight training is to continually keep changing the workout program. Train hard, train heavy and safely and on a continual basis and you can make almost any workout program a success. Once progress comes to a halt you take a seven to twelve day rest and start all over on a different workout routine. It’s that simple.

Over-thinking supplementation. Too many people believe that there exists a miraculous, safe, all natural just discovered nutritional supplement that will turn them into a Superman or Supergirl in four or six weeks. They think there exists some safe supplement that delivers steroid like results with none of the steroid risk factors. Let me tell you the truth, that supplement does NOT exist! Yes, we all can get sucked into the alluring advertisements that promise it all but the fact is this. Muscle, strength, fat loss and health are not a product, rather they are a product of consistency in clean eating, exercise and positive mental attitude toward life and living.

Want success? Start doing this today. Set in your mind a fixed goal, a goal that excites you and creates enthusiasm every time you think about it. Set up weekly mini-goals for keeping track of your progress. Establish a sound diet program and eating schedule and follow it every day. Follow a sound, progressive and challenging weight lifting routine and cardio program. Stick to the program for at least eight weeks, no excuses. Take a top of the line Multi Vitamin-Mineral tablet each and every morning and be consistent.

Follow the program for no less than eight weeks and preferably twelve weeks. Each week strive to hit mini-weekly goals. Hold this course for a few short months and I guarantee you’ll realize dramatic gains in muscle size, definition, fat loss and overall great health

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Foods To Increase Your Penis Size And Get A Harder Erection – Can Food Help You Get A Bigger Penis?

Is it possible to increase your penis size just by eating certain foods? Food is your daily supply of nutrients that are necessary for maintaining a healthy body. Without these nutrients, your body will suffer from health problems and physical weakness.

But, how does food affect the size of the penis?

Certain foods increase blood flow and can help you get a longer and thicker erection, which can make your penis appear bigger. These foods include eggs, milk, tuna, salmon, liver, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli and brown bread, rice and pasta.

However, these foods won’t actually help you add inches to your size, they will simply improve your erection. To get a much more powerful effect, you need to use certain herbs such as:

  • Catuaba: it is derived from several different kinds of Amazon trees. The natives always considered catuaba as a male aphrodisiac and also a potency enhancer. Catuaba is usually combined with Muira Puama. This combination gives us a powerful remedy that elevates your mood, increases semen volume, enhances erections, makes your penis look longer and fuller and increases libido. Both of these herbs have a very low level of toxicity and virtually no side effects.
  • Maca (also called Lepidium meyenii) is a plant native to Peru. Several clinical trials have shown that maca can increase libido and improve the quality of the semen. However, Maca does not actually affect sex hormones directly, but it is used by the endocrine system of the body. This way it boosts the testosterone level naturally. Furthermore, it also fights impotency and acts as an aphrodisiac. Maca is known as the Peru’s Natural Blue Pill and can increase your sexual stamina and improve athletic performance.
    Tribulus terrestris is a plant native to southern Europe, southern Asia, Africa, and Australia. This plant increases the body’s natural testosterone levels and can improve sexual performance and muscle building.

  • Tribulus enhances sexual stamina by stimulating the androgen receptors inside the brain. The Chinese have been using Tribulus for thousands of years to treat men with low testosterone.
  • Barrenwort: barrenwort is also known as Horny Goatweed and it contains icariin, which has been shown to improve penile blood flow. Barrenwort is actually a quite rare plant that thrives beneath trees with shallow roots.
  • Eleuthero (also called Eleutherococcus senticosus) is a small shrub that is native to Northeastern Asia. Eleutherococcus senticosis enhances immune function and physical performance and leads to increased endurance. Eleuthero is considered to be an adaptogenic herb that can improve sex drive and increase the production of testosterone and blood flow to the penis.

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What is Micro Plant Powder?

Have you heard of Micro Plant Powder? Many people haven’t. This may be one of the more interesting supplements on the market right now. Further down, I will discuss the boring background info on how Micro Plant Powder is produced but first, some info about why I am interested in it and why you might be too! The healing benefits of this miracle supplement are pretty amazing and there are no reported side effects. Silica, which makes up Micro Plant Powder, is one of the basics of human life. Because silica is no longer prevalent in our soil, it is sorely lacking in our food diets. This is an easy way to get that back into your daily intake.

This supplement has so many regenerative and healing benefits that can be life altering – you will just have to try it for yourself to see the results.

Here are some of the benefits of Micro Plant Powder:

Lowers high blood pressure naturally. It doesn’t just lower it a little – it lowers it a lot.

Improves joint and bone health and encourages healthy building of cartilage. As we get older, calcium in our bodies depletes and our bones become brittle and weak. Studies suggests that, instead of building bone mass, calcium supplements may speed the leaching away of bone calcium.

Here is some of the background about Micro Plant Powder – feel free to skip this paragraph and get to more of the benefits.

Here is the technical and possibly boring background on Micro Plant Powder and how it is produced. Micro Plant Powder is made from single cell microscopic plants that are found in fresh water beds on the east coast under zeolite beds. These tiny plants are made up of only one cell. They form a hard shell around themselves and over many years float to the bottom of fresh water beds and aggregate to form a solid compound that is made up of 89% or more of pure silica surrounded by molecules of oxygen and other basic but vital minerals.

* May stop the pain of osteoporosis and can help the self repair process. Silica in the powder is useful in creating calcium in the body when deficient.

* Excellent and restorative for hair, skin and bones. It is used extensively around the world for improvement to hair, nails, skin, and bones.

* Lowers high cholesterol dramatically.

Other benefits:

* Fades age spots

* Anti-aging properties

* Stimulates metabolism for more energy

* It helps to detoxify the body of bacteria and pollutants.

* Reduces inflammation

* Lessens undesirable side-effects of menopause

* Can help prevent kidney stones and heal urinary tract infections.

Micro Plant Powder’s benefits go on and on – there are more on my site, including some pretty major benefits. It’s the best “miracle pill” that it isn’t a drug. It is natural and gives your body what it needs to heal itself.

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Enhancing Penis Sensitivity – The Secret Power of Acetyl L Carnitine

Penis sensitivity is a tricky issue, yet most men take it for granted. In fact, even if the penis seems to be performing at it’s usual pace, overly vigorous sexual activity – of both the solo and duet variety – can actually damage the penis and reduce its ability to detect sensory stimulation, which may eventually lead to a down turn in performance level. By focusing on sensory tissue and penile skin care, men can help to reduce the risk of lost penis feeling.

When it comes to caring for this delicate tissue, acetyl L carnitine stands out as one of the most vital components in maintaining function and promoting the enjoyment of sex.

What is Acetyl L Carnitine?

Acetyl L carnitine, known as ALCAR, is often taken in supplement form by body builders. ALCAR is an important amino acid — a building block for proteins. It helps the body produce energy, along with other important medical and health benefits. ALCAR is a key element in the body’s ability to produce fuel for the cells. It helps to slow the body’s aging process and promotes healing from certain ailments. ALCAR also benefits a man’s sexual health and helps maintain – and in some cases improve – the health of the penis nerve tissue.

Benefits of Acetyl L Carnitine

ALCAR is not just useful in terms of powering the penis, it has many other functions in the body including:

  • Mental Health: ALCAR is used for treatment in a variety of mental health issues. It is useful in improving symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, age-related memory loss, depression in later life, cognitive deficits caused by alcoholism, and thinking problems caused by Lyme disease and Down syndrome.
  • Nerve Problems: Individuals suffering with nerve problems caused by diabetes, HIV drugs, and chemotherapy may benefit from ALCAR, as it has been shown to reduce associated pain with such conditions.
  • Blood Sugar and Diabetes: Research has shown that ALCAR can improve and stabilize high blood sugar levels in prediabetics after a short period of time on the supplement. ALCAR may also help the body to use insulin more efficiently, improving the health of diabetic patients.
  • Energy: ALCAR is often used in the body building community. As it has the ability to turn fat into fuel, many seek out ALCAR for the double benefit of decreasing body fat levels and increasing muscle mass simultaneously.
  • Penis Health: ALCAR has many important functions in terms of men’s sexual health. It’s been found to increase sperm motility, making it useful in treating male infertility. ALCAR has also been helpful in reducing plaque buildup and; thereby, reducing the curvature of the penis in men suffering from the painful condition known as Peyronie’s disease. ALCAR has also been found to be neuroprotective against peripheral nerve damage of the penis, which can be caused by aggressive sexual activity and may reduce the overall sensitivity of the penis.

Where to get Acetyl L Carnitine

ALCAR does occur naturally within the body; it can be found in the brain, liver and kidneys. It is also found in certain foods, especially animal based proteins such as beef, chicken, milk, and cheese. In terms of supplements, ALCAR can be found in powders, pills and protein shake form. While dietary supplements do provide a dose of ALCAR, one may not be receiving the full benefits of the supplement, as amino acids may not be fully absorbed through the digestive tract. For men wanting to get the most bang for their buck – and receive targeted absorption of ALCAR for maximum penis benefits – a specially formulated penis vitamin formula containing acetyl L carnitine (most professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) is the best way to reap the benefits of the amino acid. Penis creams applied directly to the target area can be more easily absorbed through the skin, ensuring maximum effectiveness. A properly formulated penis crème nourishes and replenishes the skin, increases sensitivity, and helps fight signs of an aging penis, allowing for the most satisfying sexual experience possible.

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