Are there any ways for men to enhance testosterone levels naturally, without taking drugs?
Two studies performed at the University of Utah demonstrated that men watching their favourite sports team play and win actually experienced a 20% increase in testosterone levels (free and bound circulating testosterone). Now that’s the best excuse I’ve heard for watching Friday Night Football!
A study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology showed that testosterone levels of male weight lifters increased twice as much after they performed heavy squats in their workout compared to when they did not. The lifters’ testosterone levels were also significantly increased after a heavy bench press workout, but not to the extent of the squat workout. Serious weight training boosts a males natural testosterone secretion by 30%.
Another weight training study examined the effect of a protein and carbohydrate supplement drink mix on anabolic hormones after training
The researchers found that consuming a liquid supplement after weight training actually prolonged the half-life of circulating anabolic hormones (including testosterone).
So there you have it; three simple ways to enhance your body’s own testosterone output—watch sport, do heavy squats, and have your protein-carb supplement after weight training.
Dr Paul Cribb is an award-winning sports scientist, author, personal trainer and the creator of mp-body.com – the first ever science-based, research-proven, nationally accredited body transformation program. Learn more here.