If you dream of 6-pack abs but instead suffer from an abdominal “spare tire” that won’t go away, it may be due to hormonal imbalances more than anything else, according to new research.
Extra abdominal “belly fat” can indicate a number of hormonal imbalances including high estrogen levels, low testosterone, low DHEA (a hormone from the adrenal glands), high insulin and high cortisol. All of which are bad for men and their virility.
Testosterone is what separates the men from the boys.
It is also the primary sex hormone that determines male sex characteristics and also responsible for increased muscle mass, bone mass, libido, potency and sperm production in the body.
Anything to do with being male and male virility is some way or another linked to testosterone.
Any man looking to increase their virility, strength, stamina or libido should play close attention to their own testosterone levels.
You are not alone.
There are over 40 million Americans who have a chronic sleep disorder or suffer from lack of sleep.
For sleep deprived men, a new study finds that skipping sleep can drastically lower testosterone levels in healthy guys in as little as one week.
The recent study funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute found testosterone levels dropped significantly in men who did not get enough sleep – A drop equivalent to 10-15 years worth of aging.
Not only was lack of sleep linked to reduce libido and T levels, it was linked to lower energy levels, poorer concentration, fatigue and decrease muscular strength.
The team of researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center found that men who slept less than 5 hours a night for over a week had lower testosterone than when fully rested.
Growing up I used to enjoy watching “The Incredible Hulk” television series. Dr. David Banner, a widowed physician and scientist would travel around America and (the interesting part) in times of extreme anger transform into a big green monster called “The Hulk”.
In real life, “The Hulk” was played by Lou Ferrigno. He was a professional bodybuilder and also won Mr. Olympia three years in a row. He was later succeeded by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
What both these men had in common was the same personal trainer, Vince Gironda (pictured above).
In the early 1950’s Vince Gironda was one of the most popular personal trainers for champion bodybuilders, movie and television actors in Hollywood. Legend even had it was able to “get a person into shape” faster than anyone else. In 1950 and 1951 he also successfully competed in Mr. USA and Mr. America.
What makes the story of Vince Gironda extraordinary is he lived in a time when anabolic steroids did not exist.
The picture you see above is 100% natural.
So what does the “The Hulk”, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Vince Gironda have to do with the Virility Protocol?
It wasn’t that long ago that both Men and Women were lean and trim. In fact so much so that the “Gaining Weight” was a problem for both genders. So much so that a whole industry to “Gain-Weight” was born – much like the “Diet Industry” we now have today.
In the Amazon regions of Bolivia, researchers from the University of California studied a group of tribesman called the Tsimane to determine if non-competitive activities had any effect on testosterone levels.
What they wanted to know was if competition or the activity itself had the greatest effect on increasing testosterone levels.
They sampled saliva testosterone levels before and after men playing a competitive game of soccer and chopping wood.
The results came back with a whopping 48.% percent increase in testosterone levels for the men chopping wood.
For the men playing soccer, their testosterone levels only rose 17%.
The results came back with a whopping 48.% percent increase in testosterone levels for the men chopping wood
Lifting heavy things, such as the effort needed to swing a weighed stick has offered men throughout the ages an excellent form of exercise, and in some cases a weapon of self-defense.
Not only has this type of exercise been shown to naturally boosted T levels, but also responsible for building lean muscle and sculpting an amazing physique.
Here are 3 weird “weighted stick” exercises to help boost your natural T levels and build an amazing physique:
Also known as an early riser, a morning tent, breakfast boner and the slew of other names given it, no matter what you call it, waking up to a morning glory after a restful sleep is one of the more pleasurable aspects of being a man.