There are multiple ways to increase testosterone production but lifting weights / resistance training has to be one of the most effective and for my money one of the most enjoyable! In this article we’re going to look why in my opinion it is one of the best ways to increase testosterone naturally.
Does Weight Lifting increase Testosterone Production
Weight lifting/ resistance training in a number of studies has been shown to help increase testosterone production. This is one of the easiest studies to digest. In short the study showed that both younger and older men saw an increase in testosterone levels after a carrying out a set of squats. There are countless more studies like this, that all suggest that weight lifting/ resistance training increases T.
On a side note, lifting weights will help you to lose body fat and having healthy body fat levels is another of the key ways to increase testosterone naturally. I’ll be covering this in greater detail in future articles as well, so keep an eye out for that. So technically speaking lifting weights helps increase testosterone production in two different ways.
The Most Effective Types Of Weight Lifting for Increased Testosterone
While all resistance training is shown to increase T, there are certain adjustments that can be made and methods that in studies are shown to be more effective than others, such as:
- Lifting Heavy Weights
- Full Body/ Compound Exercises
- Longer Rest Periods between sets (2 minutes plus)
- Volume TrainingI’ll be covering these in greater detail in future articles. So if you’re not familiar with the types of lifting listed, don’t fear I will be going over these again and how they are effective ways to increase testosterone naturally.
So now lets actually go in to the reasons why I favor weight lifting as one of the best ways to increase testosterone naturally.
Building Muscle While Increasing Testosterone
For me this is the main reason I consider it one of the ways to increase testosterone naturally. I personally spend a fair bit of time working out, increasing my muscle mass and fat loss is one of the main reasons I looked to increase my testosterone levels in the first place. So lifting weights is like killing two birds with one stone, I build more muscle by lifting weights & get the testosterone spike which helps with muscle gain even further, it’s a positive feedback loop. Check this article for more info on the relationship between Testosterone and Muscle Building
Easy To Find Guides & Resources
Unlike some other ways to increase testosterone naturally that will be covered on this website, weight lifting will require minimal effort in terms of having to research for guidance and resources. You can type weight lifting/ resistance training in to Google, YouTube or any search engine and be inundated with plenty of information. You can go to amazon and find lots of books and DVD’s on the subject, you can even go to your local library and find a wealth of books on the subject as well.
It Can be Cheap/ Free
Some gyms and health clubs will charge you an absolute fortune for the privilege of using their facilities. Truth is in order to do weight lifting/ resistance training, you don’t need to join a fancy gym. You can find a reasonably priced basic gym, as long as they have weight lifting equipment. You can venture outside and lift things like logs, stones etc. you could even invest in your own equipment for home; both brand new or second hand dumbbells, kettle bells etc. can be picked up at a reasonable price. I personally have picked up some great equipment second hand that I use at home and it was less than three months gym membership, much less a year!
Other Health Benefits
It isn’t just one of the ways to increase testosterone naturally, there are multiple other health benefits that you gain from weight lifting and resistance training. These include increased fat loss (which we’ve covered above) increased bone strength (also a benefit of higher testosterone), reduced stress/ elevated, mood, prevention of back pain & injury and increased calorie burn to name a few.
Final Thoughts & Future Articles
I hope you have found this article on weight lifting/ resistance training & how it is one of the best ways to increase testosterone naturally useful. You can see what it is one of my favorite methods and hopefully you can see for yourself why it’s worth considering for those of you physically capable. As mentioned previously, I’m going to be creating articles going in to more detail on the different kinds of workouts I listed and why they are an effective testosterone booster. Any questions on this article or testosterone production as a whole, just drop me a comment and I’ll get back to you.