Weird Ways To Get a Testosterone BoostAug 22, 2018
Boost your testosterone in the blink of an eye!
These are definitely some effective but weird ways to get testosterone boost.
Go ahead and learn something new.
1. First things first, change your posture!
The fastest way to boost your testosterone is to pose like you mean something.
In a study conducted by Columbia University and Harvard University, they found that people in “high power” poses had an immediate increase in testosterone as opposed to those in “low power” poses. The test included holding the poses in 2 minute intervals followed by an immediate saliva test. With the High Power poses, test results showed showed a 20% increase in testosterone levels.
High Power poses have a straightened back with shoulders back and chin up, assertive arm positions (hands on hips, behind the head, open and broad).
Low Power poses are slouched over and looking down, folding the arms or holding your neck.
That’s right, you can increase your testosterone up to 20% more just by looking confident. (source)
2. Become the alpha-male!
Your brain is your most useful tool when controlling your testosterone levels. If you believe you already have it your brain will basically convince your body to make it.
Convincing yourself that you are the epitome of an alpha male is linked to producing higher testosterone levels.
But what is an alpha-male?
An alpha-male basically is considered the leader of the pack, sort of like Mufasa in The Lion King. Ever noticed how effeminate Scar was when compared to Mufasa? Mufasa had a deeper voice, stronger stance, and more respect. He was also fed first (unlike Scar who was starving), mated with all of the lionesses, and ruled over the entire kingdom. Scar even slouches when he walks. (SPOILER ALERT!) When Scar won over pride rock and killed Mufasa, he convinced himself that he was the alpha-male he walked with pride, ate first, and controlled the entire kingdom.
But that’s just a cartoon!
In real-life examples many studies have been conducted with animals that show this same effect. In rats scientists found that when fighting over status or territory that the winner produces more testosterone. In rhesus monkeys, researchers found that once a community established hierarchy, the testosterone levels rose dramatically (as much as 10 times the original amount) for the leader than before they were unacquainted with one another. (source)
I know you’re not a monkey.
In one experiment, five men were confined to a sailboat for 14 days and had their testosterone levels monitored. They all started with about the same levels of testosterone but once they were all acquainted with one another and built their social classes, the levels drastically fluctuated. The men of higher status that were more respected had even higher levels than before! (source)
3. Chill your balls!
Literally, chilling your testicles are shown to heighten your testosterone levels.
If you didn’t notice, testicles hang lower when they are warm and hang higher when they are cold. The reason that they hang so much lower when they are warm is to cool themselves off from the rest of your body. (source)
In one study, researchers took a total of 6455 semen samples throughout the year to compare sperm counts throughout the seasons. It was found that there are higher sperm counts in the winter months and less in the summer months. The same hormones that are used to produce spermatogenesis are also used to start testosterone synthesis. (source)
Researchers at Osaka University in Japan found that testicles preform at their best at around 87-96℉ (or 31-36℃). So I wouldn’t say to take a dip with Santa in the North Pole, but I would suggest taking a quick cold shower in the morning is sure to help you see and feel a difference in your levels. (source)
4. Eat organic food!
Eating conventional foods is sure to damage your testosterone levels. Most conventional foods, though significantly cheaper, are seen to have suspected hormone and reproductive toxins throughout.
The USDA Pesticide Data Program found 64 different pesticides when they examined non organic celery. As much as 27 of the chemicals are suggested as harmful to your reproductive system. (source)
Most of our foods are made up of genetically modified organisms (GMO). According to the US Department of Agriculture, by 2012, 88% of corn and 94% of soy grown in the United states were genetically modified. (source)
This is worrisome because of the amount of corn that is actually contained in all of our food! Don’t forget the conventional animals that are fed with this corn too (that includes some farm-raised fish)!
The pesticide chlorpyrifos used in GMO produced food significantly lowers our circulating testosterone levels. (source)