Testosterone increase!!

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    Sep 06, 2008 6:55 PM GMT


    I've tried the search for testosterone on the forum, but many things are contradicting themselves, does anyone have any methods that they go by and swear it increases their T-levels?

    So far I've made a list of what I use:

    1) at the gym work out large muscle groups to exertion
    2) daily intake of Tribulus
    3) Protein shakes

    But I don't feel its enough. I don't want to use artificial hormones, as I don't want to mess with my body that way. The reason why I use them is to redirect the fat deposit from my pelvis to other parts. I noticed that I lost a lot of fat around the hips while my T levels were high, this probably goes against the theory that you can't just lose weight around one part of the body, but that's fine, cause it does happen, weight redistribution is a dynamic part of ones body.

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    Sep 06, 2008 7:14 PM GMT
    I think some suggest in addition to raising testosterone you have to lower estrogen (which encourages certain fatty deposit). We are all predisposed to certain genetic fatty deposits. It is not always the same from person to person.
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    Sep 07, 2008 12:25 AM GMT
    Along the lines of working out large muscle groups, consider doing compound lifts. The Olympic lifts are great for this (squats, deadlifts, cleans, snatches).
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    Sep 07, 2008 2:55 AM GMT
    I LOVE TRIBULUS. I order mine online from Source Naturals. Definitely works well for me. Only side effect is I am so amped up I could hump a tree....icon_eek.gif
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    Sep 07, 2008 3:11 AM GMT
    Yeah the only thing that will increase your testosterone is testosterone itself. Those "natural" supplements don't work and there's plenty of studies on it (though zinc and magnesium will bump it up SLIGHTLY.)

    So unless you can convince your doctor to write you a prescription, you're just gonna have to learn to live with the good lord gave you icon_biggrin.gif

    Don't be working yourself to the point that you're over training: it'll drop your testosterone through the floor.
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    Sep 07, 2008 3:31 AM GMT
    This sounds nuts but there is some evidence that cabbage and other cruciferous veggies increase testosterone.. i 'm g trying cabbage juice. i'll ley you know.
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    Sep 07, 2008 11:43 AM GMT
    You may want to increase the amount of fat you eat. There is research that suggests that low fat diets can inhibit the production of testosterone. Also, if you drink alcohol, try cutting back or eliminating the alcohol completely. I've read a book about naturally increasing testosterone levels called The Testosterone Advantage Plan that goes into details and specifics about the above. You can probably get a copy on Amazon or Ebay.
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    Sep 08, 2008 1:08 AM GMT
    It has also been proven that soy will decrease testosterone and increase estrogen's in the male body. Make sure you eliminate all soy!! I am serious here. Take whey protein and no soy nothing!!!

    Google it if you need and find more on this.

    They also say a man's testosterone is lowered just by looking at a pair of high heels...not that any of us would here....lol

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    Apr 18, 2009 8:15 PM GMT
    LibidoExspurt saidIt has also been proven that soy will decrease testosterone and increase estrogen's in the male body. Make sure you eliminate all soy!! I am serious here. Take whey protein and no soy nothing!!!

    Google it if you need and find more on this.

    They also say a man's testosterone is lowered just by looking at a pair of high heels...not that any of us would here....lol



    He's right on this one. I had a posting a while back about soy and I believe he directed me to Dr. Mercola who had info about soy dangers. However even SILK who makes soy milk emailed me and confirmed that the dangers were real. I have low testosterone problems and just started using DHEA. Like anything else, there are studies for and against though most for this are for. Haven't tried anything else yet.
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    Apr 18, 2009 8:28 PM GMT
    Also, try to eat as many cruciferous vegetables as you can. They lower the levels of estrogen in your blood stream!
  • UFJocknerd

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    Apr 18, 2009 8:30 PM GMT
    Working out a lot doesn't raise your testosterone; it drops it.

    Why do you think your "T-levels" are deficient? How do you know that was the cause of your fat distribution? Was this actual diagnosis or are you self-diagnosing this?




    ...Aaaaaand I just noticed that nursemuscle resurrected this thread after half a year of no activity. Oh, well.
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    Apr 18, 2009 8:48 PM GMT
    Androgens, as with all steroids (anabolic, catabolic) are soluble in lipids, and have a basis that includes cholesterol. It's important to have enough fat in your diet to allow steroids to work, whatever kind they might be.

    Working out to much REDUCES your androgen levels, hence the attraction of testosterone, and its derivatives to hard-training, well-fed, athletes.

    If you think your testosterone is low, get a prescription to fix it. HRT is now becoming very common place, especially in middle age and beyond and can markedly improve your health, mood, fat distribution, help your brain, libido, and can protect your heart, bones, and prevent diseases of aging such as hyper tension, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's. Testosterone supplementation / AAS can be one of the single best things you can do to promote wellness as you grow older.