Low Testosterone Levels
For those who don’t know, testosterone is the male sex hormone. It’s responsible for building muscle, burning fat and making sure your equipment works properly. Females also have testosterone, just in lower amounts than males. That’s why they typically have less muscle and more body-fat.
These days, however, almost everyone has lower testosterone levels than they should; both male and female. This is an epidemic and nothing to be taken lightly. It must be seriously addressed if you want to maximise your performance and get in the best shape of your life. The average male today has a dramatically lower testosterone level than the average male from fifty years ago. Females need testosterone too, that is if they want to stay lean and build muscle. Only, in this day and age, they are also likely to have much less than they should have.
Having high testosterone is a sign of virility, vitality, strength and power. It’s what makes you feel like a man. It’s what builds muscle and burns fat. If your testosterone is low, as is the case with most people these days, you will always struggle to get in shape or perform (in more than one way) optimally.
Eat only organic foods.
Avoid all fake and processed foods.
Eat raw organic nuts. Almonds are the best.
Eat an adequate amount of Omega 3 fats.
Eat healthy, saturated fats like grass fed beef and coconut oil.
Perform high intensity strength training like weight lifting or sprinting, 3-6 times per week.
Avoid traditional forms of cardio as they have been shown to increase cortisol and thus lower testosterone.
Limit your workouts to 45-60 minutes.
Get 20 minutes of sunlight per day to boost your Vitamin D levels.
Have sex more often. At least three times per week should be the goal.
Compete in something.
Get 8-9 hours of sleep per night.
From the Book: The Renegade Diet