7 Fundamental Exercises For Men’s Health Month

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The 7 Best Total Gym Exercise for Men

Why do you work out? I know many of us guys work out for the aesthetic results. Nothing wrong with that! When we look better we feel better about ourselves, we feel and act more confident, we have more energy for our professional and personal lives, and we are more attractive to whomever we are trying to attract. All great benefits, but now let’s get into the exercises.

  • Single Leg Plyometric Jumps
  • Chest Presses – Upper, Mid, and Lower Chest Muscles
  • Pull-ups. With option to do Plyometric Pull-ups
  • Surfer Lat Pull with Upper Back Emphasis
  • Surfer Lat Pull with Biceps Emphasis
  • Kneeling Triceps Extension with Lower Back and Balance component
  • Ab Crunch with plenty of options

For the best results, I want you to choose a level on your Total Gym that makes you hit fatigue around 8-10 repetitions with good form. Good form is paramount! It is better to use a lower level on the Total Gym tower if it means maintaining good form. You’ll get better results and also reduce the incidence of injury.

Visit Your Doctor For Proper Prevention

Yes, exercise is a great way to prevent a lot of physical diseases and ailments, but you still need to get your annual physical. If you haven’t had one in the past year, use Men’s Health Month to inspire you to make an appointment. Depending on your age and family history, here are three extremely important health areas to stay atop of:

  • Prostate Check Up
  • Colon Check Up
  • Testosterone Screening

But – let’s think long-term. Taking charge of your health combined with all the advances in modern medicine, there is a very good chance you will live into your 80’s or 90’s, maybe even longer. Ask yourself this: how do you want your quality of life to be in those golden years?

I am blessed to have 5 clients in their mid-80’s. They inspire me constantly. They all work out regularly and live exciting, active lives. They’re able to travel the world (usually choosing active vacations), go out all the time dining and dancing, volunteer frequently, party with their friends, actively play with their grandchildren, etc. All of them comment that working out and visiting their doctors on a consistent basis has been the key to their vibrant energy and sustained health.

So to celebrate Men’s Health Month, make a commitment to yourself that you will take your health seriously to live a long, happy and active life! “It’s not the years in your life that matter the most but the life in your years.”

If you’re feeling great with no issues, wonderful. But remember, you want to keep it that way so think long-term health and aging actively and gracefully. Prevention is the key.

Lastly, now that you’ve committed to take control of your health this June, share this link with the women in your life for a great full body workout. Maria is an awesome trainer and these exercises are also great for us guys.

Enjoy and use Men’s Health Month to spark your commitment to leading a long, rewarding, happy, healthy life.

JayDee Cutting III, MBA

JayDee Cutting III, MBA is an Educator for the American Council On Exercise and holds 12 fitness certifications including Pilates, yoga, personal training, lifestyle and weight management. JayDee is a Total Gym master trainer and spokesmodel since 2004. He lectured and taught wellness at Rancho La Puerta Fitness Spa and is featured in over 10 fitness DVDs and over 40 fitness television programs. He developed his own Coregolf Fitness Program and founded the NiceDogYoga Company. His mission statement is: “My passion is inspiring people to enhance their lives through wellness, creating healthier, happier, higher qualities of life.”

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