The Power of Testosterone

Ah, testosterone. The root cause in aggressive behavior in males. The crazy fuel. The thing that keeps us checking out girls. Yet at the same time, harnessing the power of testosterone is exactly what is needed to take what you want in life – is it any wonder that vast majority of most successful people in the world are men?

This is not gonna be a post about bashing females or telling about their inferiority. I don’t think that, but I do think that as men, because we have at least twelve times the natural amount of testosterone that women do, we are much more inclined to seek grand accomplishments.

It is widely known that testosterone is what makes us men more aggressive and more frisky. What it also does is give us that masculine radiance that just makes us naturally want to challenge ourselves.

That is why, if well harnessed, testosterone can be the fuel for your success.

In Spiral of Awesomeness, I inadvertently caused my natural testosterone level to start to soar. I worked out every day, ate much cleaner food, and challenged myself. to settle for anything but what I want. I’d rather die than not achieve everything I set out to.

In fact, I’m writing this post in a focused testosterone buzz after a good hard workout – though maybe a bit too hard… I’ll get into that in a minute. Now, let’s get to points what you can do to harness this power in yourself. Now girls might feel a little excluded here but really, these same things help raise your testosterone levels just as much as they help us guys. It also causes the same positive effects for girls as for guys.

1. Work out

Not only the biggest single thing you could do for your testosterone levels, but also probably the simplest one. I suggest you do an experiment next time you are feeling a bit phlegmatic, lackluster or depressed – head to the gym or do a really intense bodyweight training session. Done? How do you feel?

Well I can tell you how I feel – I feel like fucking money. Like million dollars. But do it right, don’t slack off, ¬†you gotta really push your edge. Make yourself gasp. Make yourself grunt as you force final reps out. Feel the lactic acid, the burn in your muscles.

One great form of exercise is also the punching bag – punch that bag until your knuckles bleed… Okay, well I can tell from experience that you likely will strain your wrist first before you cause a knuckle bleed, and it is not smart to train too hard to injure yourself – but for the sake of this experiment, go a little nuts. (Disclaimer: Always consult a doctor before taking advice from Becoming Awesome. I won’t pay your medical bills that WILL come from following the advice on this blog).

Afterwards you will really internalize the difference a small surge of testosterone that the workout caused makes in your mode of being.

So stop reading this article already, whatever I write next will never be as valuable for your life as putting some death metal on to blast at your eardrums and heading out to pump some iron. Yes, totally use music, just further pumps you up into right frame for the workout.

2. Have more sex

Testosterone makes you more inclined to have sex, but sex also causes your testosterone level to go up. So its a really positive self-perpetuating cycle. Get a girlfriend (or two… or fuck it, as many as you like) that puts out and just enjoy the more masculine mode the constant sex will put you to.

If you can’t get laid, learn it. Don’t harass women or rape them. While that actually probably would increase your testosterone (as a high risk behavior), it will also land you in jail. Trust me on that. Just go out and approach girls, you will start figuring it out, or just by law of probability bump into a girl that really digs you, no matter how lame you are. Again, trust me on that. Besides, in pursuit of going for improvement on that, you will also do another action that improves your testosterone levels, which is…

3. Push your edge

Going for hard challenges, doing something scary or painful, taking on too much than you can handle… all good things to improve your testosterone. Stuff like competitive sports as well helps further amp this up. Do the kind of stuff that is supposed to be too difficult for you. Your primal responses will perceive it as if you are more alpha now and as a result with secrete more testosterone to help you to cope with it.

This has been studied in pack animals – the pack leader always has the highest testosterone, because when the former alpha gets dethroned the new alpha’s testosterone response goes up, while former has it decrease.

So take responsibility, compete, do some sick shit, take risks and see yourself becoming more of a man (literally) in the process.

4. Load up on meats & other forms of protein

Protein has become the easy quick pill answer for many people in terms of nutrition, cause it is a simple answer. But hey, it also works as long as it is in conjunction with a healthy diet, like I described in my own book.

Eating meats and other forms of clean protein (bar for soy, which actually increases estrogen) will further drive up your testosterone level, making all the other points in this list easier to achieve. Vegans might have tough time getting any testosterone response out of their body. Sorry about that, it’s just how our bodies tend to work.

5. Take care of your health in general

As I said in the prior point, just eating a lot of protein won’t do much good until it’s used as a part of a healthy diet. If you just pound processed meats you are not going to do any good on yourself in the long term.

Getting good sleep, staying low stress, in good shape and eating healthy will take you a long way. You will become more focused. You will become more masculine. You will become more productive just as a result.

As a last point I have to add that because this testosterone haze makes you really go for what you want, you also feel fucking happy in end as well. It’s an intense, radiant form of happiness as well. I wouldn’t change this post-workout feeling to anything in the world.

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In the end, I don’t know how much of my recent massive peak in my productivity (I scored back-to-back record weeks in my point system for the first time since its inception) and state of mind can be attributed to my testosterone, but I am fairly confident the answer is A LOT.

This is one of the simplest, most fundamental concepts I’ve ever put out, yet it has incredible power. Testosterone is like plutonium – you can obliterate a city with it, but if you handle it with care, you can power up that same city for a long time with it. Anyone who fails to implement what I just said here is making a massive mistake.

As a final note, you CAN succeed with a low testosterone and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it – it is just that I feel like I’m in some sort of high and can clearly see the benefit for myself. At the very least try it out and make what you want out of it.

Share any experiences and feedback in the comments below!

In other news all my videoblogs are cancelled for now – lightning busted my computer and I only have limited use on this laptop I’m using, so I can’t be editing videos until I fix my computer.

6 Responses to “The Power of Testosterone”

  1. Eric September 23, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    Agree. I also find that as my testosterone is on the rise that my self talk changes. I hear phrases like, “I won’t be beat by this.”, “My success will be EPIC.”, or “It’s my time to be heard.”

    This strikes me as an odd feeling because the actions that follow these sentiments often result in an exclusionary separation between myself and those that wish to slow me down. Also, my natural approach is inclusion. I don’t mind the exclusion but there are times when I feel like a stranger in a strange land and I know that it’s because my biochemistry has changed.

    • Jarkko Helenius September 23, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

      Thanks for the comment Eric. As for your experience, that’s not yet something I noticed – but of course if your energy shifts, there is going to be some rough edges with people used to your older self.

      In my case, if you know my past, you know that I come from intense exclusion, so pretty much anything I’m doing is causing more “inclusion” as you call it. In other words, I attract and am inclined to invite more people to get involved into my life. Now of course it happens from a completely different frame of mind than it happened before, and these people won’t be slowing me down since they naturally were drawn to that more intense state of mind in the first place. But my experience is very limited so take it as you will. One for a future post after I’ve gotten a better feel of it, that’s for sure.
      Jarkko

      Jarkko

      • Eric September 23, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

        Sounds like a good experience for you and your reply prompted more thought of my own. I have more inclusion in my personal life and more exclusion in my job-life. That might be due to the environment where I work. In fact, there’s a distinction between my job-life and my professional life. The professional networking outside of my job is more of the inclusive type. It’s just the battles internal to my organization where separations occur. :-)

        • Jarkko Helenius September 23, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

          Ah, well that makes much more sense. Indeed especially in the corporate world the hierarchy doesn’t always match the energetic hierarchy of the people, so stuff like that ought to happen.

  2. AJ January 3, 2016 at 7:32 pm #

    Additional to your list is one more item that I suggest you try – Chamomile Tea. On an empty stomach, drink one or two cups of the herb with three tea bags in each cup. It can raise your testosterone levels around 10%. Chamomile tea contains Chrysin, a flavonoid that stimulates testosterone production in the testes.

    • Jarkko Helenius January 5, 2016 at 2:36 pm #

      I will try but 10% sounds like bit too good to be true – is there any study data on this?

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