There are a lot of simple and natural strategies to boost your testosterone and fat-burning hormone balance for a better-looking physique and optimal health.
Eating fat doesn’t make you fat. Eating more fat – specifically saturated fat (from fish, grass-fed meats, avocados, nuts, coconuts, organic dairy) – makes you more of a man. Literally. Saturated fat contains cholesterol, which is a precursor to testosterone.
The greatest approaches to promote testosterone and growth hormone production are high-intensity intervals and training above your lactate threshold — think maximum-effort sprints and/or lactic-acid circuits of two to three minutes.
Go all out or go home!
High-intensity intervals and training above your lactate threshold are the best ways to stimulate testosterone and growth hormone production – think maximum-effort sprints and/or lactic-acid circuits of two to three minutes in duration. Go hard or go home!
During deep REM sleep, both testosterone and growth hormone are generated.
Get at least seven hours of sleep by going to bed before 10 p.m.
Alcohol, nicotine, and marijuana all suppress testosterone production.
That's before you consider the impact they'll have on your overall performance, both in and out of the gym (insert relevant innuendo here).
Sorry, fellas, but beer's hops are extremely oestrogenic, and regular drinking will undoubtedly bring you closer to your feminine side.
When you're under a lot of stress, your body produces a lot of cortisol, a stress hormone that effectively limits testosterone's benefits. Include a weekly yoga or meditation practice in your routine.
Because testosterone is largely converted to estrogen in fat cells (by an enzyme called aromatase), the heavier you are, the more likely you are to have a rack to rival your girlfriend's!
When you consume foods high in sugar or refined carbohydrates, blood sugar and insulin levels rise, lowering testosterone and the body's capacity to burn fat for energy.
Aside from cholesterol, the body needs a number of minerals and other nutrients to make testosterone. Three supplements have been found to make the most difference: vitamin D, magnesium, and zinc. Aside from supplementation, foods high in zinc, such as Brazil nuts, oysters, and other high-zinc meals, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, and green leafy vegetables like spinach and chard, have been shown to increase testosterone levels.
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