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Dealing with infertility?

 

Have both of you been evaluated?

 

Male and females contribute to making a baby. Amongst those couples that are having trouble getting pregnant, male issues contribute to at least half. Male infertility issues includes low sperm production, irregularly shaped sperm, immobile sperm, or even road blocks to prevent the sperm from reaching its target.

More and more evidence is being unwrapped in regards to male infertility and lifestyle choices play a vital role contributing to not only female infertility but male infertility as well.

In my work, I recommend three supplements: omega-3s, probiotics, and vitamin D. As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, I prefer to get probiotics from real food before supplementing. I also take a similar approach with regards to vitamin D. Get natural sunlight exposure before supplementing. Then supplement according to blood levels that had been tested. Both probiotics and vitamin D I prefer to do varying cycles of supplementation rather than continuous consumption.

In previous blogs, I’ve also mentioned a lot about omega-3 supplementation, also known as fish oil. I prefer the liquid omega-3 fish oil ORIGINAL Nutritionals. Omega supplementation is not only important for a woman trying to conceive or pregnant, but also the that male is contributing to making the baby.

Recent studies such as the one in Clinical Nutrition in 2010 found that men with a lower omega-6 to omega-3 ratio level had a lower sperm count and were labeled as infertile. . Healthy sperm cells require zinc, folate, and omega-3 fatty acids. New sperm cells need omega-3s for production!

If you are not consuming grass-fed beef and supplementing with omega-3s, then I highly suggest you re-evaluate your diet. Good fats such as omega-3 are imperative for future progeny.

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WORKOUT 

6 Rounds

500M Row

15 Box Jumps

10 Front squats

5 Push press

-Rest 2 min-

Modifications

  • Advanced athletes: 115#
  • Intermediate athletes: 65-85#
  • Beginner athletes: 45#
  • Never lifted weights: PVC
  • Allow yourself to rest as needed. I’ve included two minutes of rest per round. Do more if you would like.
  • Barbell is desired for the workout; however, if belly is growing then use dumb bells (35#, 20#, 10#).
  • Box jumps can be step ups or even lunges.