Posted: October 7th, 2013 |
Author: Chad Howse |
Filed under: Alpha Male, Build Lean Muscle, Burn Fat, Manliness
Tags: how to increase testosterone levels in men, increase testosterone levels, naturally enhance testosterone, naturally increase testosterone levels, raise testosterone, Testosterone |
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A few years ago something clicked in my often stubborn mind that led me down a journey to find the “secret” to a strong, powerful, alpha-esque body. A secret that I eventually found in the powerful, often vilified hormone, Testosterone.
Alas, there I stood, weights in hand, sweat pouring from my brow as I lifted the weight up, then down, up, then down. And then there was a pal of mine, a guy who I’d known only from our brief conversations at the gym, standing next to me, lifting a heavier weight. He was stronger. Bigger. Leaner. But I worked harder.
The frustration I’d experienced when I was skinny was coming back. I was brought back to a time when I worked as hard as anybody, but my results never came. A time when all I wanted was to be strong, powerful, and muscular, a goal that I thought was clearly not my cards.
Then, like I said, something clicked.
The guy next to me was admittedly taking steroids at the time. Now, I’m not going to take them, nor will I ever take them, but they work. Clearly. And as I pulled a weight that was heavy for me, in a body that I was actually proud of, the guy next to me who was once my size pulled more, had less fat, and far more muscle.
My entire life I’d been told that testosterone is a rage-inducing hormone that puts zits on your back and shrinks your balls. But what I saw was a hormone that gives guys more muscle, doesn’t lead to rage, and allowed them to burn more fat. So what was the truth? Did it lie somewhere in the middle? And do guys have to take it to get it, or can we produce more of it safely and naturally? Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: June 17th, 2013 |
Author: Chad Howse |
Filed under: Alpha Male, Build Lean Muscle, Manliness
Tags: Alpha Male, be an alpha male, build lean muscle, build muscle, gain testosterone, increase natural testosterone levels, increase testosterone to build more muscle, increase testosterone to build muscle, Manliness, naturally increase testosterone, naturally increase testosterone levels |
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I’ve walked in to job interviews
standing strong, confident, and purposeful. And I’ve walked into job interviews timid. I’ve gone on dates where I was more nervous than a hooker at church. And I’ve gone on dates comfortable, confident, and as unapologetically me as I could possibly be. I’ve had periods in my life where illness hung over me like a dark, storm-filled cloud. I’ve also had periods in my life where no matter what I did or how hard I lived, my health was always a positive constant. I’ve been small, insecure, and unconfident in my actions. And I’ve been purposeful, strong, and passionate about what I’m doing and how I’m living as well. I can split my life into two acts: Act I: No muscle. Still ambitious and holding on to big dreams, but without the confidence to truly pursue those dreams or be the strong, gritty, courageous guy I knew that I was deep down. Act II: Muscle. Hormonally healthier, which helps with assertiveness, to overall health, and greater quality of life. I am the strong, warrior from within, and from without. Having muscle means so much more than an improved self-image. Sure, when I was skinny I wasn’t enthusiastic about how I looked, which led to diminished confidence and a tendency to act out my diminished confidence with unsure actions, timidly made decisions, and reasonable goal-setting. When I gained muscle I did start to walk a little taller, hold my head a little higher, and try things that I would have been afraid to attempt when I was scrawny. I was a wiry, active, do anything I wanted to type kid, but when I gained muscle, my strong attributes became stronger. It didn’t happen right away, mind you. It took a few years, a few life lessons, and a realization just how powerful muscle and hormones can be, and can mean in a life lived in a Legendary fashion. Experiences in life can make you stronger, or weaker. For the most part, it depends on how you see them, and how you react to them. The gym, training, and working out is no different. Read the rest of this entry »