Testosterone is the holy grail of all the anabolic hormones, and men all over the world are seeking shortcuts to skyrocket this vital hormone.
Why would a man want higher testosterone? A few pretty amazing reasons that include:
- More lean muscle mass
- More confidence (especially with the opposite sex)
- More ambition and drive to reach your goals
- Less body fat
- Higher energy levels
- Helps you make more money (studies have indicated higher T means you make more money)
- Have a much higher sex drive
Now that we know how amazing the benefits of higher testosterone levels are, I’m sure you are pretty jacked up to find out how to increase these levels naturally.
Remember, taking the shortcut and injecting yourself with steroids and pure testosterone can have a ton of negative side effects, such as increased estrogen (the female hormone) in your bloodstream.
When you inject testosterone and steroids the hormone aromatizes and you actually increase your estrogen levels and can develop breast tissue and a ton of other negative side effects.
You really need to know what you are doing before you turn to this dangerous and highly illegal route so let’s break down 5 of my favorite testosterone boosting hacks of all time.
If you can incorporate these 5 hacks into your life everyday, I can promise you that within 1 month you will notice a huge increase in your T levels. Let’s dive into it!
#1: Blue Blockers
One of my favorite recent purchases on amazon.com was a fresh pair of blue blocking shades!
The blue light that omits from your cell phone and computer can play havoc with your testosterone levels since getting deep and restful sleep is one of the most important factors for high T levels.
When you stare at your cell phone, television, or computer late at night you are straining your eyes, letting in the harmful blue light, and causing sleep disruptions that can drastically lower your testosterone.
When you expose yourself and your delicate eyeballs to harmful blue lights every single night before you go to bed you are without a doubt lowering your natural testosterone levels.
Pick up a pair of blue blockers for less than $15 on amazon.com and you will notice an immediate difference.
#2: Intermittent Fasting For Firing Up The Androgens
Many men believe they have to stuff themselves full of food every 2.5-3 hours for peak testosterone levels but research has shown that eating fewer meals does not burn away your hard earned muscle or make it harder to build.
In fact intermittent fasting has been shown to make your androgen receptors more sensitive towards testosterone than what they would be if you’d eat on a constant basis like most people.
To perform intermittent fasting you simply have a smaller eating window each day, so for example you pack all of your food into an 8 hour eating window and fast for the other 16 hours.
Another benefit towards testosterone is that intermittent fasting will make it much easier to get lean, and research has shown that the lower your body fat levels are the higher your T levels will become.
As you can see, I.F. is a win-win when it comes to your T levels!
#3: ZMA + Brazil Nuts
Zinc, magnesium, and Selenium: All vital for healthy testosterone production. Many men are deficient in one of these minerals, and being low in just one can have very negative effects on your testosterone levels.
My nighttime T-boosting hack involves taking 3 ZMA pills, and eating 2 Brazil nuts. Brazil nuts are loaded with T-boosting fats and selenium, and the ZMA ensures that my body is not deficient in magnesium, which is the number one mineral deficiency in the United States.
Magnesium levels can be depleted quickly if you are consuming excessive amounts of caffeine, stimulants and/or caffeine.
Think of this night time routine as Testosterone boosting insurance!
#4: Sprint Your Way To Alpha Status
When it comes to cardio, there is one form that is far superior to any other form when it comes to increasing those testosterone levels.
In fact, doing HIIT or simply running sprint intervals has been shown time and time again to radically boost the almighty T.
All you have to do is add two quick HIIT sessions into your routine per week to reap some incredible benefits.
According to anabolicmen.com, “Due to its explosive nature, short-duration, activation of fast-twitch muscle fibers, and increased production of lactic acid – without being “chronic” enough to cause prolonged increases in stress hormones – HIIT, aka. short bouts of intense exercise can cause sharp increases in total testosterone, free testosterone, DHEA, growth hormone, and dihydrotestosterone (study, study, study, study)”
#5: T-Boosting Training
Now I know this article is “5 things I do everyday” but tip number 4 and 5 combine into something that I do just about every single day.
On days that you are not doing a HIIT/sprinting workout I want you to work out a large muscle group via compound exercises, isometrics, plyometrics or bodyweight training.
I know I’m going to get a lot of heat for saying this, but I tried this routine last year and got my T levels checked and the guy said they were some of the highest natural levels he had ever seen.
Now I’m not saying you have to hit the gym and do squats or dead lifts every single day you aren’t doing sprints, but try to do one of the following major T boosting forms of exercise as some of these are so easy you can do from the convenience of your very own home.
Let’s think about this logically… If you are putting explosiveness, heavy resistance, or a challenging form of exercise on one of your body’s largest and strongest muscle groups every single day, your body is going to secrete more Testosterone out of pure survival!
Remember, everything goes back to evolution and your body increases testosterone based on extreme events (out of survival!)
Think about it, the activities that give you the strongest t boosting response are all extreme events.
- Lifting heavy weight on the bench press, squat, and deadlift
- Sprinting as fast as you can like your life depends on it
- Jumping over and over again as high as you can
- Taking an ice bath
These are all extreme events (by the way, the ice bath is a bonus tip!)
So here are the best forms of exercise you should do every single day. Even if its only 1 or 2 sets of one of the exercises you can do at home, stay consistent and you will see amazing results!
- Barbell squat
- Barbell deadlift
- Any type of dumbbell or barbell pressing motion
- Any type of dumbbell or barbell “rowing” motion
- Sprint intervals
- Box jumps
- Leap ups
- Dumbbell squat jumps
- Wall sits to failure (something you can do at home)
- Push ups until failure (something you can do at home)
- Upper arms and chest isometric hold
- Upper back and traps isometric hold
- Quadriceps isometric hold
As you can see, this is a huge list and many you can do from the convenience of your very own home.
I wanted to put together a really unique list of testosterone boosting hacks and hopefully you found it useful! Make sure to watch the video to get a visual breakdown of all these tips.