Chad Howse Testosterone

Why You Need More Testosterone in Your Life!

So here I stand…

…half way up a volcano in Maui. The lush greenery is like nothing I’ve ever seen – which is saying a lot coming from Vancouver. The weather on the mountain’s nothing to be desired. It’s cold and its wet. Goosebumps cover my skin like spots on a cheetah. But the smile on my face has never been wider.

Due to some wonderful ingenuity, and a fair amount of free time, the owner of the property – the one on the side of the mountain that I’m standing on – has dug a trench down the mountain that winds like a snake as it slithers. He then lined it with a thick, slippery plastic material, and has created one of the coolest water slides I’ve ever seen.

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So here I stand, about to go on my 4th or 5th run, each time going faster and faster, and I make a decision; “no holding back this time”, I say to myself… Or maybe I yell it out loud as I pound my chest like a silverback Gorilla… who knows, I can’t remember.

I’m there with a group of 10 or so people. All of whom have done numerous runs down the side of this mountain. Some face first. Others on their back. Others going in groups. All of which is being photographed.

I’ve had some close calls with one of the turns on my previous runs. But this time I decide to let nothing but my heels and my shoulders touch the surface of the waterside. I also decide not to slow down no matter what happens – big mistake.

I obviously take a running start, slide right on to my back, elevate my hips so my heels and shoulders are the only things touching the surface, and I’m off!

Holy shit I’m going fast. Turn one was a little iffy, turn two was a close call, and then comes the final turn. The last turn before the small, circular pool at the end of the water slide. A pool that’s surrounded by lava rock, which might have sounded like a great idea when they built it, but it’s not the nicest thing to slide across bare chested.

Approaching the final turn going full speed with the pact I made to myself not to slow down fresh in my mind, and I fly over it. I launch over the 2 foot rise (no guard), slide down the grass, twisting and turning as I propel down the 20 feet between me and the small, circular pool.

I then meet the lava rock. By now I’m no longer on my shoulders and heels. I’m not on me arse, coming full circle, sliding face first into those pesky little rocks that act as a guard around this little pool. A guard against people who go too fast, slide off the edge, sliding to their own, unbeaten path.

The result: my stomach looked like a raspberry. It looked like I was skinned. Bleeding profusely, I walked back up to the top off the hill, everyone else half in shock that this happened, half laughing because of the sight of me launching from that edge, and half (yes, 3 halves) concerned about the blood starting to drip from my chest, stomach, and knees.

Chad Howse Testosterone

The Protocol That Helped Me Heal in 3 Days

During this vacation I had also been adhering to two protocol’s that I had found in a book I was reading at the time: Tim Ferris’ Four Hour Body.

The goal of these protocol’s was to naturally raise testosterone levels far beyond what they already are by increasing the amount of good fats (natural + organic saturated & monounsaturated fats) I was taking in on a daily basis, usually before bed and upon rising.

The other part of the protocol called for cold showers upon rising and before bed. Heat is the enemy of our testicles. Heat kills our sperm which is why they suggest we don’t wear underwear or briefs. The cold, however, is a great environment for our boys, and it also helps promote elevated levels of testosterone.

Saturated fats (animal fats) and monounsaturated fats help us raise our testosterone (test) levels. Raised test levels is simply a response by our body as to how we process said fats. When taken before bed and upon rising, they have been shown to have a greater effect on our testosterone levels. Thus the before bed and upon rising snack.

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The two protocol’s I was using:

Shake 3x a week

12 oz whole raw milk, 4 tbsp raw almond butter, 2 raw egg yolk, 3 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Before bed & upon rising snack

Cod liver oil. 3,000-5,000 IU vitamin D3, 3 Brazil nuts + a source of fats (food). I threw this in on my own. It was usually a couple whole eggs, an avocado, or a grass fed beef burger paddy.

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Let’s get that image of a raspberry back into our head’s. I was bloody. I had exposed skin and little cuts all over my chest, and I thought I’d be taking the plane back to Vancouver with bandages on my chest, and band-aids on my knees and elbows…

But this wasn’t so…

Due to my elevated levels of testosterone (testosterone aids in tissue repair) I began to heal immediately. After my first night’s sleep, the scabbing not only started, but had already began to heal. By day two the scabs were shrinking even more, and by day 3 I was better. I had some scarring, but the scabs were gone. To say the least, I was shocked.

Another thing I noticed on this trip, that brought more attention to the elevated testosterone levels, was the attention I was getting from my girlfriend at the time. Not that I wouldn’t get attention on a regular basis, but she was a lot more “hands on board” than usual.

She even mentioned this fact to me, a fact that I would’ve brushed off as me being a little more awesome than usual, had I not witnessed the cuts healing, and one other thing: the wandering eyes. Every time we’d hit the pool, or head out for a meal, I’d get triple the looks from ladies that would normally occur.

I didn’t notice it at first, she did. Then I began to notice it. Then I put the pieces of the puzzle together – yay Chad!

Why You Need More Testosterone in Your Life

Not only do raised testosterone levels result in greater tissue repair (how fast my skin healed, and how much faster our muscles recover with higher test levels), but it also results in pheromones being released. Pheromones that attract women to men with no real explanation.

Especially if these women are ‘ready for love’, i.e. ovulating – which we’ll not get in to because I have no knowledge on the topic of women and how they work. They, my friends, are very much a mystery.

Nevertheless, higher testosterone levels help us lose fat, build muscle, heal faster, and attract women.

Muscle = Confidence.

Fat Loss = Confidence.

Attracting women = Confidence

Testosterone is a powerful hormone, one that we don’t need to abuse. Steroids result in a long term inability to produce this awesome ‘man hormone’. But the strategies I gave you in each of the following articles help you raise them naturally, and keep them raised for a lifetime.

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50 Facts About Men’s Fitness (article)

Why Society Wants to Make You Less of a Man (article)

The PowerHowse Challenge Muscle Building Solution – Yes, I give you 3, 12-week phases of awesome workouts that helped me – and hundreds of others – build ripped muscle and boost testosterone levels. I give you meal plans packed full of the right fats that will help you raise testosterone levels. But I also give you a 122-page ebook filled with strategies to help you hormonally, with the ladies, and achieve your ideal body and life.

What most programs lack is accountability, and a helping hand. You’re pretty much left to fend on your own. I’ve built a community. A forum that I visit daily, answer questions, help members, and make sure you’re keeping up with your goals. This, of course, is a free part of becoming a PHC member (the whole thing only costs $47, book, program, meal plans, and all).

 

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If you’re an older fellow, you’re probably experiencing a lack of testosterone production. Which is completely natural. But you don’t have to go along with it.

Back in the days when we were actual hunter gatherers in the literal sense of the word, we’d be eating a lot more animal fats. As a result, our testosterone levels would be higher. We’d heal faster, and we’d attract more women without having to go through the whole talking thing, which wasn’t yet invented so it was a good thing.

What to do now:

1. Have a look at the articles I just mentioned.

2. Try the protocol’s I just gave you from Tim’s book.

3. Sign up below and get ‘The Real Thor Workout’ for FREE, an ebook – aswell as a program – where I give you a full training regiment, but also meal guide that will help you eat and train in a way that will get the levels of this powerful hormone up where they belong.

  • Rob

    Love this post. Love it!

    • http://www.chadhowsefitness.com/ Chad Howse

      Thanks Rob!

  • Matt

    awesome post

    • http://www.chadhowsefitness.com/ Chad Howse

      Thanks Matt – glad you liked it

  • http://www.thewallenway.com Daniel Wallen

    I ended up reading a lot about Vitamin D because of this post and have ordered some from Amazon. I wrongfully assumed that my multi-vitamin contained plenty–not the case. Curious to see if I can tell any difference. I also clicked one of your related posts and decided I need to start trying cold showers again. I took them a lot when I was dropping weight and loved the wake-up call, but have got out of the habit.

    • http://www.chadhowsefitness.com/ Chad Howse

      Cold showers are tough to stick with in the winter. They suck. But they're definitely beneficial from a health standpoint.

      Vitamin D is HUGE. More and more studies are coming out about D deficiencies. For those of us that don't live in sunny climates year round, supplementation – and more of it than we think – is a must.

  • Rob P

    Good info, how much Vitamin D do you take daily?

    • http://www.chadhowsefitness.com/ Chad Howse

      I take 8,000 IU's daily. I'd go anywhere from 6-10,000/daily.

  • eidolon138

    Great post, I find that the Fat consumtion takes us back to how humans really lived-do you think nature ever intended a predator to seperate the fat from the meat and nuts that were consumed? of course not.

    • http://www.chadhowsefitness.com/ Chad Howse

      Well said.

  • Workoutboombox

    Awesome post! I gotta get back into the ol cold shower routine.

  • Rob

    How do you prepare the chia seeds? Or do you just throw them in there?

    • http://www.chadhowsefitness.com/ Chad Howse

      I just toss them in there.
      You end up chewing them for the most part, they don't really blend.

      • Rob

        I've read and seen in documentaries information that says too much testosterone is bad for the body and can result in our bodies counteracting the spike in test by producing more estrogen which ends up causing guys to develop breasts. Now, the information was pertaining to the use of steroids, but, does natural increase in test also result in this?

      • http://www.chadhowsefitness.com/ Chad Howse

        The problem with steroids is that your body ISN'T producing the testosterone. When you get a flood of test into your body, your body thinks it doesn't need to produce it any more. If your body isn't producing it, and it reacts by releasing estrogen, then you're in trouble.

        All of the methods I've mentioned also quell the rise of estrogen and are extremely safe.

      • http://www.chadhowsefitness.com/ Chad Howse

        I'll put an article up on this – but many of the raise testosterone levels are the same as lowering estrogen levels.

  • Alec

    When do you drink the shake?

    • http://www.chadhowsefitness.com/ Chad Howse

      Good Question – I have it late afternoon. I've been training in the morning, and like carbs around my workout. But I also have the before bed testosterone snack, so late afternoon's a good fit.

      • Alec

        Alright. Thanks!

  • green

    here's my shake:
    milk,some almonds,raw egg yolks,cashews,dates,cinnamon,a table spoon of olive oil.
    i take it on an empty stomach . takes the fatigue and aches away……..

    • http://www.chadhowsefitness.com/ Chad Howse

      sounds tasty! thanks bru.

  • Sammy

    Chad, do you only take this on lifting days or in your experience can it be taken on both lifting and non-lifting with similar results?

    • http://www.chadhowsefitness.com/ Chad Howse

      He Sammy, doesn't really matter. Do both.

  • jake

    Another common way men make their testicles hyperthermic is by resting their laptop on their crotch while working. According to the study linked below, just one our of laptop use can raise your testicle temperature by a sperm/testosterone annihilating 4.5 degrees.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/11/08/us-lapt

  • Frank Sparticus

    Just a note, fats before bed slows down digestion. You do not want this close to bed…give it a decent amount of time. Also, you dont want to eat raw eggs at all…all those Rocky movies have it backwards. I would also avoid diary at all costs. Lactose is not your friend. Other than that, seems like some good ideas.

    • http://www.chadhowsefitness.com/2011/01/20-characteristics-of-a-real-man/ Chad Howse

      Hey Frank. I agree with you about lactose. Raw eggs, however, are another story. Yes, there’s a risk in getting salmonella, but it’s low. The more raw foods we can eat the better. When we over-cook our food we kill nutrients. And eggs are one of the best sources of good fats, nutrients, and protein we can find. You’ve had some great comments here man, thanks. Glad to see you on the site.

      • Frank Sparticus

        Uncooked eggs contain avidin. Avidin blocks biotin and biotin is needed to more easily absorb the
        protein from eggs. Cooked eggs
        denature avidin so that biotin can work.