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Many men these days are desperate to remodel their chests. I know that some of the most searched terms used in the Health and Fitness sector on the Internet are ‘how to lose chest fat’ or variations of that phrase. Also, in my work as a Fitness Instructor, I have very often been confronted with the task of showing a guy how, with the right attitude, he can re-model his chest into something that he can be proud of. There is no need to continue suffering the anguish of the rather feminine -looking breasts that he is very embarrassed about.
Before I can devise a program for a client I need to know whether his breasts are composed of an excess of glandular tissue, with or without fatty tissue or whether the problem is solely adipose[fatty] tissue. The reason is that there are two separate problems here and it is essential that a diagnosis has been made by a physician. The first condition is called gynecomastia and the second is called pseudogynecomastia.
A little lesson in Greek here…’Gyne’ means ‘Woman’, ‘Mastos’ means ‘Breast’ and ‘Pseudo’ means ‘False’.
Gynecomastia is caused by a hormonal imbalance, whereby the body produces too much Estrogen resulting in the normal Androgen/Estrogen ratio being upset. A doctor’s diagnosis is vital here as there are a list of possible causes:
The good news is that most cases of gynecomastia can be cured by addressing the cause, making lifestyle changes, nutritional changes and targeted exercises. With pseudogynecomastia, the situation is more straightforward from a fitness instructor’s point of view. Only adipose[fatty] tissue is involved and the client is invariably carrying fatty tissue elsewhere on his body…in other words, he is overweight.
As you can see, when someone asks me ‘can you tell me how to lose chest fat?’, I do need to be in posession of a number of facts. Once I know the actual condition I can then undertake the normal fitness tests- monitoring heart rate while exercising, lung capacity, flexibility, core stability, posture and so on. Then, I insist on 3 to 4 visits to the gym per week which is necessary to achieve the client’s professed desire to lose chest fat. Dietary planning and Lifestyle advice is also given at this stage.
One of the aims of any weight loss program is to raise the client’s metabolic rate[the rate at which they burn calories] which will help the overall fat- burning program. This is achieved by both cardio-vascular exercise and also by resistance work. Not everyone understands that adding lean mass[muscle], which is made up of living fibers, equates to a greater demand for calories by those extra fibers. Therefore, any workouts which aim to solve the problem of how to lose chest fat must include CV and resistance exercises.
Initially, the resistance exercises given to a client will be general, large muscle group exercises including abdominals. At subsequent re-assessments I can introduce ’split’ workouts to target specific areas of the body on different days, not just to sculpt the chest but to strengthen the back, shoulders, arms, stomach and legs.
I can already hear the objections which many of you will raise about gym- based weight loss programs…’I don’t like gyms’: ‘I can’t afford gyms’:'I don’t live near a gym’. It was precisely because of these objections that I started to investigate alternative solutions on the subject of how to lose chest fat. The results of my investigations can be seen on my website ‘Best Chest Guide’ together with further articles on the twin subjects of gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia. The best of these approaches are highlighted and they are all natural, drug- free programs which seem to have worked for considerable numbers of guys. Most involve only a modest financial outlay. Go to…www.bestchestguide.com
What lawmakers did, didn’t do this session
Although lawmakers skipped town without sending a budget to Gov. Pat Quinn or addressing a $13 billion deficit, hundreds of pieces of legislation swept through – or were sunk by – the General Assembly over the last few months.
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John Trudell and Bad Dog perform the song “Reason to This” during the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act “Hemp Is Earth Medicine Tour”. Footage: Oregon Cannabis Tax Act Tour April 17, 2010 Ashland Armory -Ashland, Oregon Courtesy: Ted Holden Audio Video
John Trudell and Bad Dog perform the song “Reason to This” during the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act “Hemp Is Earth Medicine Tour”. Footage: Oregon Cannabis Tax Act Tour April 16, 2010 Rogue Theatre – Grants Pass, Oregon Courtesy: Ted Holden Audio Video
Hemp is one of the most misunderstood and underutilized plants grown in the world today. One of the first plants cultivated by man, and maybe the most versatile one ever grown, Cannabis Sativa l. Cannabis (Hemp), has been used for thousands of years in China and Egypt as a medicine.
Criticized for the indulgent use of higher tetrahyclrocannabinol concentration plants by some to dry or compress into marijuana and hashish, hemp attempts to gain respect in the worldwide market have been thwarted by its critics. It’s important to realize, however, that industrial hemp is much lower in TCE, making it useless as a psychoactive substance.
For centuries this versatile plant was grown to make clothes, paper, ropes, medicine and fuel in most parts of the world. Until petroleum became a popular source of fuel, most lamp oil was made from hemp seed.
Regardless of how some segments of the population abuse forms of hemp, the fact remains that it is extremely useful when grown for industrial purposes.
Hemp has been used to make clothing, rope and canvas fabrics for centuries. Before the Industrial Revolution, most textiles worn throughout the world were made using hemp. Fabrics made from hemp are traditionally stronger, more durable and more insulating and absorbent than many other materials available. Hemp fibers last three times longer than cotton ones. Traditionally a coarser fiber used to make canvas and rope, advances in breeding the plant have resulted in a much softer and finer fabric ideal for weaving into cloth for clothing. It is an excellent fabric choice for making clothing that must be durable and long-lasting.
Its Medicinal Uses.
It is true that some people have abused the use of high TCE-containing hemp products to make “‘ood” drugs, but the fact remains, in many parts of the world, the hemp flower has been used to make medicines for centuries. Rich in nutritional fats and some vitamins, hemp is frequently used to make salves and balms, as well as nutritional supplements. Today, many over-the-counter medications contain hemp flowers, seeds or oils. One benefit found in the use of hemp in medicine is the fact that it seems to be a non-allergic ingredient. In thousands of years, there have been no documented cases of death, overdose or allergic reaction to hemp or hemp products.
Although industrial hemp is legal to grow in 29 countries throughout the world, and exempt from strict international drug treaties and laws, the United States continues to forbid the general production of hemp plants and products here at home, despite its long list of benefits. Some growers are allowed to grow the plants on U.S. soil, under strict governmental regulation, while other countries in the world, including neighboring Canada, allow free production of the lower TCE-breed of plant for industrial use.