It being Valentine’s Day, we have teamed up with the people at Myprotein.com
and put together these 6 simple tips to help you raise hormone levels and
libido therefore ensuring you not only get more muscle this Valentine’s, but
more sex as well. And that’s a win, eh.
Go Big & Heavy
If you want to increase testosterone levels and
send your libido through the roof, forget the small exercises like bicep curls
and instead opt for the big, heavy compound movements like squats, dead lifts
and bench press since a study conducted at Baylor University in the US showed
that testosterone levels are at their highest 48 hours after an intense, heavy,
compound weight training session.
Just A Quickie
the University of North Carolina found that overtraining can lower
your testosterone levels by as much as 40% since excessive training can
increase cortisol levels, the stress hormone that competes with testosterone and breaks down muscle. So try
keeping your weight training sessions to a maximum of 45 minutes, any longer
and your testosterone levels start to dip.
A study conducted at the National
University of Singapore found that that Bulgarian weed tribulus terrestris can improve the quality of your
nocturnal activities as well as your workouts due to its aphrodisiac and androgen
increasing properties (increasing male hormone production.) (90 capsules is available
from Myprotein.com for £7.49 http://www.myprotein.com/uk/products/tribulus_pro
report published by the Boston State Hospital in the US found that exposing the skin to
sunlight for just 15minutes can raise your testosterone levels by 120% and that
exposing the skin in your genital region to the sun further increased
testosterone levels by as much as 200%. So try taking your training outside (but
maybe wait till the summer when things warm up before you try the latter.)
Skip The Treadmill
in Edmonton it was found that testosterone levels were lower in male athletes
that ran at least 64km a week compared to those who lead a sedentary lifestyle.
Whilst cardio clearly has many benefits, boosting testosterone and possibly
libido isn’t necessarily one of them, so try avoiding the treadmill and hitting
the weights this Valentine’s day.
Get Some Zinc
Researchers at Wayne State University School of
Medicine found that Zinc plays an important role in modulating serum
testosterone levels in men, part of the reason Oysters (a food very high in
zinc) is considered to be such an aphrodisiac. But don’t worry you don’t have
to buy buckets of oysters to raise testosterone levels, since 90 tablets of
Zinc is available from Myprotein.com for £5.99 http://www.myprotein.com/uk/products/zinc-tablets.