As a bodybuilder testosterone is the hormone that you are naturally concerned about. Its a known fact that your body tends to produce less testosterone after 30 and thus, you must try all that is possible to boost the production of this hormone as naturally as possible.
Here are some of the best and most effective ways to help boost your testosterone levels.
1. Training Intensity
You need to workout with such intensity that the last rep you do feels as though it won’t happen. That’s the only way to put enough stress on your muscles to shock them into progression. Try to expose your body to more workload through compound exercises in the gym and they will begin producing more testosterone.
Squats are my favorite exercise when it comes to increasing testosterone. Nothing can beat them.
2. Clean Calories
Dieting or under eating is a sure shot way of lowering testosterone in your body. What you need to keep in mind is that your body needs to fed with necessary ingredients to make it able to produce enough testosterone and for this you must keep consuming plenty of lean calories. The naturally occurring omega 3s from your fish will contribute greatly, along with foods like almond butter, egg yolks, and avocado.
3. Staying Lean
If you want to maintain an optimum level of testosterone in your body, make sure that you stay lean throughout the year. Ever wondered why some men get “man boobs” when they put on weight. The reason behind this is that their testosterone gets converted into estrogen through an enzyme called aromatase. Excess body fat releases this enzyme into your body and converts testosterone into the female sex hormone estrogen.
4. Avoid Alcohol
If you are a bodybuilder, try to avoid having alcohol. Its a suppressant and can actually kill testosterone production in your body. Most pros avoid alcohol completely. Those that are not professionals limit alcohol to just a few drinks a week.