"During the 19th century, many doctors and ministers recommended that young men take baths in cold water to reduce the sin of Ã¢??self-pollution,Ã¢?? i.e. whacking off. Cold water was thought to extinguish a manÃ¢??s flaming carnal desires. There was even a ghastly device invented on this principle.
How wrong they were! The same study by the Thrombosis Research Institute cited above showed that cold water showers actually increase testosterone production in men. Increased testosterone levels not only boost a manÃ¢??s libido, but also his overall strength and energy level. If youÃ¢??re looking to increase your testosterone, instead of juicing up like Mark McGwire, hop into a cold shower."
I'm kind of curious about this one. I wasn't able to find the original study on the internet. Wouldn't cold showers INCREASE fat storage to combat the cold and therefore cortisol? Cold showers increase noradrenaline, a stress hormone. Doesn't stress DECREASE testosterone? Cold showers also DECREASE blood flow to the muscle, and I do not know how this INCREASES recovery. But also, what makes cold showers INCREASE testosterone? Does anyone have enough understanding of how the body works to answer these questions?