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#1 Postby V VII Hero » Wed May 18, 2005 11:23 pm

this may seem kind of an odd question....
but i was wondering....

what raises a man's testosterone level? and what can lower it?
certain activities, actions, moods, foods, etc. ????
I'd like to know

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#2 Postby kollision » Thu May 19, 2005 12:37 am

Well production of testosterone happens when we are growing in the belly in the testes via Leydig cells for men. Then it halts and continues during puberty. It has a lot of effects on the body such as skin thicking, sexual drive (libido), muscle mass, bones, hair growth, sweat glands (which causes acne in some).

It is an androgen, and is produced in both males and females. It is predominant in males however for women it is an intermediate product for estradiols.

Im not sure if certain activities trigger more release, but it does come from cholesterol. What we need in particular is the free testosterone, which is testosterone not binded to proteins. It is about 4 to 2% of the total testosterone in our body. In the 20s we peak for testosterone. As we hit our 30s, we start to decline about 2% every year. Lost in energy, hair, muscle, gains in fat, loss in sexual pleasure and drive, and such happens with age since the total testosterone starts to go down.

Anabolic steroids are synthesized chemicals that helps seperate the bind of testosterone to the proteins and mimics the muscle building effects. I hope that helps.

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getting one with the testy(non ball type)

#3 Postby bobbycore » Thu May 19, 2005 7:25 am

There are a few things that I know of to increase testosterone.

1.cycling juice (do not recommend even though I have never tried)

2.high intensity training. I do not know the exact logistics and facts of it but training with a higher intesity is suppose to increase testosterone levels.

3.state of mind. It is also arguable that your state of mind throughout the day can determine the level of testosterone output into your body.

Now these are just things that I have heard around but the way I figure it, why the hell not work out with as much intesity and under as clear of a state of mind as possible. It will only bring you good things!!!

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#4 Postby willpeavy » Sun May 29, 2005 11:08 pm

Peanuts are supposed to be a good testosterone booster. Also, saw palmetto is believed to help prevent testosterone from breaking down into DHT (dihydrotestosterone), so taking that may keep your testosterone levels up.

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#5 Postby compassionategirl » Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:30 pm

Sex, and lots of it. So get busy!! :wink:

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#6 Postby kollision » Sun Jun 26, 2005 11:37 pm

WOW YOU ARE REALLY CRAZY NAT! WHERE DID THIS COME FROM?!

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#7 Postby V VII Hero » Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:33 am

haha nope im gonna remain a virgin. no sex for me.

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#8 Postby bighead » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:16 pm

Actually, Nat is right.

Sexual activity produces a lot of testosterone. Especially at the moment of climax.

There is major debate in the sport coaching community as to how this helps physical activity. Some caoches still adhere to the "save your fluids" line, believing that the act of ejaculation takes a lot of vital energy away from the athlete. But there is a growing movement that says sex, or at least masturbation, prior to the game will give a sharp spike to testosterone levels and, therefore, increase performance.

As for higher levels for lifting, I suggest you experiment on your own. Remain a virgin if you want, but perhaps try ('scuse me for being crude) blowing a load prior to your workout. You may also try blowing one off right after the workout instead. The thought is, you might be able to lift more by ejaculating beforehand. But others say it's better to climax after working out and bath the muscle tissues in testosterone and other hormones when they are in recovery mode.

Honestly, I don't really do either of these, but my high school football and basketball coaches both preached this stuff. SO, try it if you want. It definitely does boost testosterone levels. Whether this method is what you want is a different question entirely. :?

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#9 Postby kollision » Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:09 pm

bighead wrote:Actually, Nat is right.

Sexual activity produces a lot of testosterone. Especially at the moment of climax.

There is major debate in the sport coaching community as to how this helps physical activity. Some caoches still adhere to the "save your fluids" line, believing that the act of ejaculation takes a lot of vital energy away from the athlete. But there is a growing movement that says sex, or at least masturbation, prior to the game will give a sharp spike to testosterone levels and, therefore, increase performance.

As for higher levels for lifting, I suggest you experiment on your own. Remain a virgin if you want, but perhaps try ('scuse me for being crude) blowing a load prior to your workout. You may also try blowing one off right after the workout instead. The thought is, you might be able to lift more by ejaculating beforehand. But others say it's better to climax after working out and bath the muscle tissues in testosterone and other hormones when they are in recovery mode.

Honestly, I don't really do either of these, but my high school football and basketball coaches both preached this stuff. SO, try it if you want. It definitely does boost testosterone levels. Whether this method is what you want is a different question entirely. :?


For me, the latter works. If you do it before, theres not much energy, well for me that is the case.

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#10 Postby CollegeB » Sat Aug 06, 2005 10:53 pm

I heard lots of kids on the football team would actually do that before the game. They'd go to somebody's house and put on a porno, do their thing, then play football. I always thought it was strange but if the coaches are saying to do it now i have an explanation. I think it would be better to do this type of thing afterwords since sex does drain vital fluids, makes people tired. Even in Dr. Strangelove when the Airforce Colonel (Jack, I think his name was) mentioned after the physical act of making love he felt drained. Maybe if you drank some pure water then you'd be ready to lift.

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#11 Postby bighead » Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:31 am

NICE! A Dr. Stranglove reference is worth 50 bonus points! :!:

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#12 Postby kollision » Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:44 am

CollegeB wrote:I heard lots of kids on the football team would actually do that before the game. They'd go to somebody's house and put on a porno, do their thing, then play football. I always thought it was strange but if the coaches are saying to do it now i have an explanation. I think it would be better to do this type of thing afterwords since sex does drain vital fluids, makes people tired. Even in Dr. Strangelove when the Airforce Colonel (Jack, I think his name was) mentioned after the physical act of making love he felt drained. Maybe if you drank some pure water then you'd be ready to lift.


All together? :shock:

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#13 Postby CollegeB » Sun Aug 07, 2005 3:05 pm

You know kollision I dont know if they did it in the same room or what, I never cared to find out. To me doing that in the same place is gross, but I also avoided gym class because of the communal showers. I would think the football players are accustomed to seeing eachother without clothing so they might not see it as a big deal.

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#14 Postby compassionategirl » Sun Aug 07, 2005 3:43 pm

kollision wrote:
CollegeB wrote:I heard lots of kids on the football team would actually do that before the game. They'd go to somebody's house and put on a porno, do their thing, then play football. I always thought it was strange but if the coaches are saying to do it now i have an explanation. I think it would be better to do this type of thing afterwords since sex does drain vital fluids, makes people tired. Even in Dr. Strangelove when the Airforce Colonel (Jack, I think his name was) mentioned after the physical act of making love he felt drained. Maybe if you drank some pure water then you'd be ready to lift.


All together? :shock:




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#15 Postby kadett8 » Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:16 am

my comment to the original question:

this could be also interesting for woman i could imagine

this is what i found in boards, books, etc...
i only posted what sounds logical to me, although sources are not perfect, these things seemed common sence under the experts

testosterone: testo is made out of b6, zink and protein
there is no negative efect of phytooestrogenes proved

what highers it?

low bodyfat percentage
zink
magnesium
sex, porns (also without partner)
sun through skin, not eyes
oat
ginseng
vitamin b6
fat (omega 3)- linseed, walenuts,..
short intense endurance activity
sleep

what lowers it?

cortisol
stress
no sleep
gelee
pumpkin seeds
alcohol
mariuanha
sugar
overuse of carbos
tranqilizer
aspirin
overtraining
long endurance activity
transfat acids
training sessions over 60 min, -cortisol

http://www.drsquat.com/index.cfm?action ... ticleID=49


growth hormone:

whats increases it:

training big muscles and more joint exercises
short breaks between sets
short trainings (under 60min)
stress - (contrary to testo)
sleep (especially in the first 3 hours)
sun
sex

basicly all points seem to be included in training, nutrition and sleep
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