So Usain Bolt wins the 100m and the 200m in the World Championship a few days ago…
…and then gets runs over by a clumsy cameraman on a Segway
I’m sure many of you saw this on the TV.
I’m fascinated by sprinting in world athletics and have been since I saw Carl Lewis in 1984 in Los Angeles win four gold medals.
In 1988, the debate on whether these guys were doping really took off after Ben Johnson cruised to victory in a time of 9.79secs and was subsequently stripped of his title after failing a drugs test.
It’s not my intention to go much deeper than this on the subject as it’s quite controversial but the fact of the matter is that humans, given the chance will do whatever they can to improve and win.
History shows us that the Greeks used to eat bulls testicles in the hope of boosting their own testosterone levels to improve performance.
Justin Gatlin, who has previously been banned twice for illegal drug use is back running very close to his previous best whilst using banned substances.
The whole “drugs in sport” is an area of great fascination to me but I’m not writing this from a negative viewpoint.
All of these great athletes and all sportsman, whatever their disciplines, are all extremely dedicated with their training, diet and lifestyle and despite using drugs, or not as the case may be, they are all winners and should be respected and admired…
…that’s just my opinion of course
So what’s my point today?
Well these athletes are all trying to gain the edge in performance and it’s usually by taking a form of testosterone or a derivative of this.
Testosterone is the daddy of hormones in the body when it comes to building muscle, burning fat and recovering quickly from any bout of exercise, so it’s imperative that you keep your own levels of ‘T” maximised.
How can we do that?
Without chomping on bullock bollocks, here are a few ways you can boost your own levels of testosterone so you can get the results you crave.
Compound movements like squats, deadliest, bench press and chin ups
- Eat fat.
Your diet should contain good amounts of monounsaturated fats like avocado and extra virgin olive oil and also saturated fats from coconut oil, red meat and egg yolks.
Long gone are the days when we used to think fat causes heart disease and high cholesterol.
- Don’t avoid cholesterol.
Yep, whole eggs are the way to go plus good amounts of seafood such as shrimp, squid or lobster.
- Zinc and Vitamin D
Both of these nutrients are usually lacking in many people and certainly in those tested with low ‘T’ levels. Vit D is arguably the most important nutrient when it comes to testosterone boosters.
- DIM (diindolymethane)
A component of indole-3-carbinol that is formed in the digestion of vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower.
Get 6-8 hours in that pit of yours and make it quality hours. Not only will it boost your levels of testosterone, it will improve the quality of your life in every single area.
- Keep your workouts brief
Gym sessions should be no more than 45-50mins. Testosterone has been shown to decrease when training sessions last longer than 1 hour.
So there we have 7 great ways to boost testosterone naturally.
Testosterone is vital for so many functions in life.
Not only will it help you build muscle and burn fat, it will help with your sleep, your energy, libido and overall quality and zest for life.
So unless your weapon of choice is performance enhancing drugs or eating bovine balls, you may be wise to look at the list above
That’s it from me today.
Have a good one.
PS. Bonus ‘T’ level booster is actually sprinting itself.
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