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What Raises/Effect T Levels Naturally?

Yo!

I’m trying to get an idea about what raises t-levels naturally and am getting conflicting information. Hopefully there is some article here I missed that you all can point me to.

What I am hearing is that either

(a) your t-levels are genetic and you can’t alter them

(b) lifts (like squats) increase your t-levels

I suspect that what is happening is that at least partly with (a) it is the juicing crowd that thinks this. Also, it might be that (a) is you blood t-levels but, since muscles produce it too, the second refers to increasing the t-levels in the muscles.

And I might be making this way to simple or hard for what I need. I would like, as a guinea pig, to figure out some workout that would naturally jack t-levels up really high, just to see what it is like. Any such workouts you know about?

Thanks in Advance,

jj

I would advice not getting hung up on it. Do the training that works and sod the rest.

agreed

Eat heavy, lift heavy, sleep repeat. This will raise your t levels to maximum naturally, and give you results. Simple and it works

High fat diets. As evidence I can point to the priceless Louie Simmons quote “Cholesterol turns into testosterone” (not that the ‘-sterol’ root in the word is NOT coincidental) and Justin Harris statement that optimal fat intake is essential to the proper functioning of the hormonal system

Good, so that Baconator I ate today and its 23 grams of saturated fat is helping me.

^^ You said that like you didn’t believe it?

Just, whatever you do, stay away from the trans-fats. Margarine is a lethal weapon.

There are a lot of little things that make little differences. But generally, a good diet, lifting heavy, and sleeping alot will produce higher levels.

Two most important things to keep you test levels as high as possible.

90% plus 1RM complex movements done weekly

caloric excess with adequate fat intake

I actually believe for a natural athlete regular extremely heavy lifting is vital to maximizing overall gains. I know I know my test levels increase if I include 90% plus 1RM lifting regularly because I can actually feel and sometimes see the effects of higher T levels.

Very big reason I am a big fan of westside methods.

[quote]KBCThird wrote:
High fat diets. As evidence I can point to the priceless Louie Simmons quote “Cholesterol turns into testosterone” (not that the ‘-sterol’ root in the word is NOT coincidental) and Justin Harris statement that optimal fat intake is essential to the proper functioning of the hormonal system[/quote]

Agreed. Ever since I switched to a low carb diet(taking most of my carbs after workouts). I noticed a large difference in my T level.

Get 10 hours sleep every day your T will go through the roof.

Eliminating sugary foods apart from post workout helps a lot.

lots of sleep, less time in the gym, but higher intensity, zinc, and a high caloric intake balanced between protein, carbs, and fas.Also omega3 fatty acids (6g+) has been proven to raise serum testosterone levels

less masterbation and sex: would that raise it also?

[quote]bignate wrote:
less masterbation and sex: would that raise it also?[/quote]

Won’t be trying it even if it did, because of the second one. Not many guys will sacrifice it, outside of high level athletes.

Tribulus terrestris, I would say:

It’s cheap, doesn’t have significant side effects, and it works.

[quote]bignate wrote:
less masterbation and sex: would that raise it also?[/quote]

nothing that would affect anything, and no man would do it.

I was another that wanted to know so I could DO.

It was important enough to me that I went through the trouble to have my doctor set me up with an endocrinologist (hormone specialist).

I was disappointed to learn that there is NOTHING you can do to elevate your T levels. However, when you workout your body will excrete T more frequently to maintain proper levels. If there is the proper amount of T in your blood your body will not excrete more. If there is a lack of T your body will excrete more.

She also says that all those things like tribulus and steroids and stuff make your body see more T so it will excrete less T therefore you’d have to take a lot so when your body sees T and stops excreting T you’ll have more fake T than you had but there are consequences like having your estrogen skyrocket when you stop taking it which may or may not be permanent, depends on the person.

She says just because those things make you more aggressive does not necessarily indicate that you have more testosterone. It just makes you falsely believe it works.

She says that tribulus doesn’t really work like steroids, they just make you aggressive and easily aroused and that gets the product sold because people think that means they have more T. But unfortunately all that stuff that says eating meat and nuts and working out raises your T is not true.

There are, however, things you may be doing that LOWER your T like drinking alcohol, or letting stress and frustration dominate you or not eating enough of certain nutrients that are needed to make T.

More masturbation and sex will actually increase your T level.

A woman like in my avatar pic would definitely increase my T!

(but where the hell do you see women like that walking around?)

[quote]KBCThird wrote:
High fat diets. As evidence I can point to the priceless Louie Simmons quote “Cholesterol turns into testosterone” (not that the ‘-sterol’ root in the word is NOT coincidental) and Justin Harris statement that optimal fat intake is essential to the proper functioning of the hormonal system[/quote]

Since when can fat be set equal to cholesterol? If you drink one cup of olive oil a day it will do shit for your cholesterol levels. Not to mention the fact that cholesterol can be also metabolized to estrogen as fast and simple as it can be metabolized to testosterone.

[quote]joburnet wrote:
More masturbation and sex will actually increase your T level.[/quote]

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ill be back soon… hah