What You Don’t Know About Testosterone (High Testosterone = Low Body Fat)

The male hormone testosterone helps you get jacked. The higher your levels of it, the more jacked and leaner you’ll be In this article we’ll discuss how to boost your test levels naturally and with the help of legal supplements. 

By Vince Del Monte  

Whether you’re a recreational lifter or hardcore bodybuilder, regardless of your years in the game, these three words should resonate strongly: The next level.

In any endeavour in life,  especially physique transformation, taking your body to the next level is no easy feat. It’s mandatory to eat smart, train hard, and continue doing this for years and years on end – not weeks. If you’re really serious to advancing your physique to new levels, it’s time to look outside eating and training and consider applying tactics external to the gym for sustained muscle growth.

To start your next jump to new muscle levels, the gains you’re dying to experience, you must understand your muscle growth is predicted on the status of your body’s testosterone concentration.  High levels of endogenous testosterone mean faster growth.  On the flip, a lack of testosterone is associated to guaranteed failure for a bodybuilder or even a recreational lifter and leads to years of spinning your wheels – no matter how good your training or nutrition is.

And it gets worse, low testosterone levels impairs you in other ways, including:

  • Low-energy levels
  • Waking up with out a “tent pitched” as your bed sheets
  • Declines in strength
  • Low sex drive
  • Feeling of depression
  • Muscle tissue breakdown
  • Higher body fat levels
  • Lower self esteem from a lack of confidence
  • Poor self image

In short, the more testosterone you produce, the better off your life could be.  Here are the benefits:

  • Increase in Lean Muscle
  • Reduction in Body Fat
  • Increase in Energy
  • Enhanced Sexual Performance
  • Restoration of Vital Organs
  • Stronger Immune System
  • Increase in Bone Density
  • Lower Cholesterol and Blood Pressure
  • Smoother, Firmer Skin
  • Better Vision
  • Improved Cognition & Mood

TEST PREDICTORS Testosterone is an androgenic-anabolic steroid hormone derived from cholesterol, released by the testes and adrenal cortex (in small amounts) in males. This means, a diet very low in fats is actually counterproductive; cholesterol from certain fats is necessary for testosterone production.  Sufficient blood testosterone levels is crucial for the production and maturation of sperm, maintaining the male reproductive system and libido.Levels of testosterone are also reflected in secondary sex characteristics like body composition, hair pattern, bone mass, aggression and deepening (or lowering) of the voice.  And testosterone plays a direct role in stimulating protein synthesis, and therefore a major contributor to your rate -or lack of-  muscle mass development.

                                                                                                        High Testosterone = Low Body Fat Levels! 

Testosterone Related To Weight Lifters & Bodybuilders

Here’s how testosterone levels impact your muscle gains:

1. Your strength can be boosted because of increased activation of motor nerves that contract muscle fibers. The more motor nerves stimulated, the greater the muscular development.

2. Muscle fibers are broken down far less easily because testosterone blunts muscle breakdown.

3. You stay leaner because testosterone keeps the size of fat cells from increasing and actually causes them to release more stored fat.

Looking at the individuals in your gym you’ll see many turn to the world of anabolic steroids and testosterone to accelerate and enhance muscle growing effects.  The good news is that natural trainers can boost natural levels of testosterone by supplements with products that safe and effective.

Get Your Test Levels Scored

Total testosterone levels in males (depending on testing method) should be 270-1,100 nanograms/deciliter. Understand testosterone levels decline with age.

20-40 years of age = 15-40 picograms/milliliter
41-60 years of age = 13 – 35 picograms/milliliter
61-80 years of age = 12 – 28 picograms/milliliter

I have a personal “Test Test” that goes likes this: 

Waking up with an erection 1-2 times a week = extremely below normal testosterone levels. Go see your doctor

Waking up with an erection 3-4 times a week = less than normal testosterone levels. Fix your nutrition, lifestyle and training

Waking up with an erection 4-5 times a week = almost optimal testosterone levels. Improve your nutrition, lifestyle and training

Waking up with an erection 6-7 times a week = You’re laughing. Life is good. Your body should look spectacular

 ***Note: This erection assessment is not research tested!  If you want to accurately know your testosterone levels and if they are acceptable and normal then visit your physician or anti-agining clinic for hormone modulation. Blood work is necessary to know the true story about your testosterone levels.

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10 Responses to “What You Don’t Know About Testosterone (High Testosterone = Low Body Fat)”

  1. Vince

    Hi Kamil

    Your case does not help you support your point.

    If you’re 25 and only getting erections a few times a month (unless you meant to say ‘day’?) then I would get yourself checked out.

  2. Vince

    If lifting weights stunted growth, you would never know anyways!

    Lift for REPS, not for max strength and your growth will not be stunted.

    learn PROPER lifting technique. The main concern at your age is SAFE and EFFECTIVE technique.

  3. Lim

    thanks for the awesome post vince..i need some advice, im 16 and 5′ 10 and still growing so i dont know if i should lift weights because many people say that it stunts growth, but i wanna be a ripped teen too so i really dont know how to do it..some advice please?

  4. Kamil

    Hi there!
    Vince – You’re a great coach but this time I’m sure that You’ve served us some bullshit… that ‘erections test’ just fails. I can say that, ’cause in my case it look like that: 2 years ago I had lower muscle mass, higher fat, lower mood and energy, lower immune system, even lower agression level – than today (and I didn’t eat broccoli:)). And I had erections many times a month but today it’s only once per few months… I’m 25 and I’m absolutely not sexually disabled or something. It just shows that sexual activity and testosterone level are not so clearly connected.

  5. Vince

    Hi Jim.

    Read the comments I posted to Finn.

  6. Vince

    Hi Ricardo.

    Bio-identical hormones for anti-aging is going to get VERY VERY popular over the next 5-10 years. Mark my words. It’s the unspoken secret of the celebrity world. How do you think they all manage to all look so young and beautiful in their 40s, 50s and 60s? I mean, if you can afford to look and feel like you did when you were 25 years old… I understand why it’s so popular.

    The only thing – bio identical hormone replacement is NOT cheap and something you’ll have to maintain for the rest of your life. Again, a conversation to have with your doctor.

    It all depends how good you want to feel and look.

  7. Vince

    Right on Dio…. that was my point of the Erection Test – your body is your BEST source of feedback with what’s happening chemically and hormonally instead you.

  8. Vince

    Thanks Finn. Eating lean red meat every day, a variety of proteins, mixed nuts, avocado, sleeping 8 hours a day, avoiding excess alcohol, managing stress and good old fashioned hard training and lifting are the areas YOU can control in optimizing test levels.

  9. Vince

    Hi Meong.

    Remember, my morning erection test has no research or science behind it but I’m confident that it’s a good starting point for a conversation with your doctor or a hormone specialist. I’m neither of those so we’re clear!

  10. Vince

    Hi Andre.

    The reason for this post is to not sell any testosterone booster or scare you guys into thinking you need legal supplement products. There are certain ingridients with many clinical studies that will “boost” your test levels – not to super physiological levels – to a degree and you’re free to experiment with them if you wish.

    I’m NOT a doctor and I highly recommend if this is an area of your life your uncertain about, visit your doctor, get your levels checked and go from there.

    It all depends on your goals too – if you’re a competitive bodybuilder, don’t expect to grow – NO MATTER how hard you train or how clean you eat – you’ll spin your wheels and get no where if your test levels are sub optimal.