Discussion in 'Masculinity and Lifestyle' started by CHAD, Mar 24, 2017.
Yeah...but not enough.
Not a call out of anyone specific.
Everybody's trying to increase their testosterone so they can be winners, have you considered that being a loser may be why your testosterone is low in the first place?
Maybe the modern low testosterone male epidemic is deserved! Dorks don't need testosterone to continue being dorks, so they don't secrete it.
Herbs/lifting/music choices don't have much serious effect on neurotransmitters/hormones/thyroid secretion (important to realize testosterone is only one part of a very big network of chemicals) This is a very dorky attempt to solve the problem - single out osme hormone and then try to fix it with MMORPG herbs and spices.
As long as you're already lean, the only statistically proven ways I know of to make BIG testosterone improvements are sex and winning - and consistent wins produce consistently MUCH higher testosterone.
SR, I don't feel called out, but I did want to respond, nonetheless.
I take a T supplement because I'm almost 50. I still had a 35 inch waist, and I could OHP my own bodyweight, so I wasn't doing too badly. Some of this was from exercising smarter than I used to, and most of this was from better diet and (I firmly believe) more hydration. This was before I started any T supplements.
What I've noticed since is that my recovery is a lot better than it used to be. Whereas I would finish a workout, go to bed, wake up and say "Holy fuck, what have I done? Everything hurts!", I'm now getting up in the morning feeling pretty good lately. The only thing that changed was:
T-Bomb (thank you, @sasquatch)
More whole eggs
Cutting out all beer and sugar
No TRT or steroids, but a T-focused diet and lifestyle. I may explore TRT/roids someday, maybe in 10 years, but for now I'm happy with my results.
I disagree with 99% of what you say but this is an exception. Winning will fix your life. Even if it's just small wins at first, eventually they'll snowball.
The T-Bomb thanks should go to @Rudy as he pretty much had everyone on it at one time.
Sounds like some self improvement guru BS. Lifting matters probably the most of anything since you're literally recruiting your body to build muscle.
I gave some blood today to accommodate rising hemocrit levels/thickening blood.
I think our ancestors were onto something with blood letting. I gave a pint or two and felt like a dog who just got finished with a bath after.
If you liked bloodletting, try trepanation.
6 month check up. Since my last levels test, I quit drinking (I was crushing like 5 IPA 6 packs a week) and lost 6 pounds, and my levels went down like 30 points. Small fries all things considered, but funny. Looks like I'm sitting at ~600 a few hours before my shot, so I'm probably riding high most of the week. I asked if I could up my dose to get in the 700-800 level, but I was denied. No worries. It's working how I need it.
Six months is a long time for variances to creep in other than drinking. If your BF% went down that's a small gain right there. Testing T seems pretty flawed in general, like you need it done three times in a row over a weekend and average them out since levels can fluctuate so fast.
The three times I've gotten it tested in the past 6 months (6 weeks in, 3 mos, 6 mos), it has been between 550 and 630 so that's roughly where my trough is. I can't complain, I feel good. I have that alcoholics mindset where I always want to chase more. Bad idea!
If we could stop all the beer swilling The Hall's average T level would increase by 100 points.
Funny thing is that it doesn't. Recent study I read showed that out of 3 groups.
Juice + chill
Lift + Juice
Lift + no juice
The juicers who sat on their ass and watched felonball gained more muscle and strength than the guys that lifted daily without juice.
tfw way more focused on a workout if I do a shot of potato vodka first
Way more focused on anything with a shot of something high ABV first.
I don't wanna be the preachy sober guy, but it definitely is a huge huge boost to all things righteous when you quit. I love drinking too, but it just isn't worth it on the wrong side of 30. A few hours of feeling great and then feeling like ass for 2 days, bad diet, IPA titties, love handles, paranoia. Just not worth it anymore. I only set out to quit for Sept - Thanksgiving, but it might be forever.
Sounds about right, depending on how much juice.
But Steamed Rice was talking about ways of increasing T besides taking juice. I know for sure that I changed how I felt when I started lifted, it literally changed me mentally in all the ways consistent with higher T. My chest hair and facial hair started growing thicker too.
My little bro tested at 782 last summer. Me beating him up when we were younger must have helped....
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