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Healthy Checkup: July 17, 2008

Boost Your Golf Game

Tiger Woods isn't the only golfer who hits the weight room these days. Whether you’re a scratch golfer or a weekend duffer, a simple workout routine can add some impressive length to your drives. 

Want a few more yards (or a few dozen) off the tee? Try this simple golf workout.


Perform the workout routine two days per week, on nonconsecutive days. Do not perform this golf workout before playing your round.

Warm up with cardio for 10 minutes and stretch your entire body prior to starting the workout. Rest approximately 60-90 seconds between each set of exercises.

When you can complete the specified number of repetitions for each exercise, increase the weight by five pounds your next workout.


Chest Workout
Flat Dumbbell Bench Press: 3 sets x 6, 6, 8 reps
Dumbbell Flys: 2 sets x 12 reps

Back Workout
Deadlifts: 3 sets x 6, 6, 6 reps
One Arm Dumbbell Rows: 2 sets x 8, 6 reps
Good Mornings: 2 sets x 12, 12 reps

Leg Workout
Leg Press: 3 sets x 8, 6, 8 reps
Standing Calf Raises: 3 sets x 12, 12, 12 reps

Arm Workout
Standing Barbell Curls: 2 sets x 8, 6 reps
Cable Push Downs: 2 sets x 8, 8 reps
Bench Dips: 2 sets x 12, 12 reps
Overhead Dumbbell Extensions: 2 sets x 8, 8 reps

Crunches: 3 set x 25 reps



Half a grapefruit contains 100 percent of you daily value of vitamin C, which boosts your immune system.

One sweet potato contains 120 percent of your daily value of vitamin A, which helps your vision and retains skin health.


Demystifying the Penile Implant

Dr. Geoffrey N. Sklar, M.D., F.A.C.S. from Chesapeake Urology answers your questions about prosthetic devices to treat erectile dysfunction.

Q: I haven’t been successful with the various   medications for erectile dysfunction. What else is there?
A: There are other options available to treat your erectile dysfunction (ED), such as prosthetic devices that can be implanted into the penis. Implants can fully restore erectile function. I recommend them if you can’t take medication or if your medication isn’t working.

Q: How does an implant work?
The inflatable implant is the most common. It works using a hydraulic mechanical device. Before sex, fluid pumped from a reservoir into cylinders causes an erection.  After sex, releasing the valve drains the fluid back into the reservoir.

Q: What are the benefits?
Most of my patients and their partners are very happy with the results. They have resumed normal, satisfying sex lives. The risks of the procedure are low, while success rates are very high.

Q: What is the recovery time?
The procedure lasts 1-2 hours and most men go home within 24 hours. Afterwards, you will need to take antibiotics. Most of my patients can resume strenuous physical activity a month after surgery and sexual activity 4-6 weeks after surgery. Depending on your implant and medical needs, your recovery time may be different.

Q: How do I know if an implant is right for me?
Your age, health and medications you are taking will play a role in deciding what treatment is right for you. Discussing your needs with a board-certified doctor urologist who is up-to-date on all the latest treatment options is your best bet. Our doctors at Chesapeake Urology are all board-certified and familiar with the most advanced technologies and treatment options available. We have helped thousands of men resume a satisfying sex life, and we can help you too.


Geoffrey Sklar, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Urology and former Chief of the Division of Urology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Sklar’s clinical research interests include erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease.

For more information about Dr. Sklar and the services available at Chesapeake Urology Associates, call 1-866-955-0002 or visit our website at

Chesapeake Urology Associates is the premier urology practice in Maryland, treating prostate cancer, testicular cancer, erectile dysfunction and incontinence, plus performing vasectomies, reverse vasectomies and more. If you have a concern, schedule a screening today by calling 1-866-955-0002.

Issue 3.29: July 17, 2008