Weight Training-Muscle Building & Testosterone!
Hi there Mark,
I've been researching Testosterone
for a short while and there seems to be so much conflicting information to me.
Now because you have "walked the walk" so to speak, I feel more confident about asking your advice regarding this.
My goal of increasing testosterone isn't so much because I want to be big like a bodybuilder (just want some tone) but because I want to enjoy all the other benefits that come with testosterone.
My first question is regarding the information this site that I found to be very conflicting It seems to say that short intense exercise such as sprints and weight lifting will actually decrease testosterone levels in the long term. This can't be right can it?
I've started including some bodyweight squats in my routine because I like the fact they work my heart and lungs at the same time.
I perform them as fast as I can until I feel my legs are burning, my heart is pounding and my lungs are pumping.
I can only do one set because my legs have had enough after that but it only takes a couple of minutes.
I have noticed an increase in my sex drive but don't know if it's linked to this or another factor.
Also, the article in which you explained that a low fat diet actually decreases testosterone, I can confirm from my own experience that this is very true.
I really would be grateful if you could set me straight on these issues as I feel a little lost. Many thanks indeed and love the website :)
Look hard enough, and you can find support for just about anything on the Internet.
I was recently sent an article about a guy who believed food was unnecessary. Like plants, he believed we should be able to get everything we need from sunshine and water.
Not surprisingly, he's no longer with us...
The author of the article you sent me is a proponent of steroids. He's either using now, or has in the past. He's making a lot of assumptions based on his own experience. Assumptions that are not supported by the facts.
Your own experience has proven that short, intense, and infrequent exercise increases human growth hormone, and other male androgens.
In my experience most bodybuilders get the intense part, but miss the boat when it comes to short and infrequent.
Many do the exact same routines, week in and week out, exercising hard 4 or 5 days a week.
This type of exercise WILL lower your testosterone levels.
I going to give you an example of my what a typical week looks like for me.
As a matter of fact, I'm going to tell you exactly how I trained over the last 7 days or so.Mon:
Walked the dog with the wife and daughter. Sent my daughter racing up a long bridge, 5 seconds later sent the wife, followed by the dog, then myself.
Rinse and repeat 5 times.
This is about a 75 yard incline run, that we turned into a race. It was spontaneous, fun, intense, and short.
Exactly the way it should be.Wed:
I had a high T day. I was energetic, productive, and in a good mood.
I like to pump iron on days like this, because when the T levels are up, the muscle will follow.
I cranked up the music, and did an extremely intense dumbbell routine for about 20 minutes.Sunday:
About 6 minutes of jump rope in my garage.
Intense sets, short and sweet.
Today, my daughter is out of school so we're heading to the pool. I'm a former swimmer and water polo player, so I can get around in the water pretty well.
My stroke is butterfly, which is a very difficult exercise.
I plan on throwing down 6, all out, 50 meter butterfly sprints.
Trust me when I tell you that this routine is the definition of intense. That's a snapshot of my week.
The previous 7 days were completely different, and the coming week will be different as well. My advice to you...
Begin cycling Natural Testosterone Boosters
, especially on weight training days.
Mix up your routines, give your body plenty of rest, make it intense, keep it short and infrequent, and most of all, make it fun.
Do this and I promise you, the testosterone, muscle,
self confidence, and quality of life will follow.
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