A healthy testosterone level is essential for increasing muscle mass, as well as general health and well-being. Testosterone is responsible for the secondary male sex characteristics of muscle mass, strength, bone density, fat distribution, hair growth,fertility, libido, mental and physical energy. Testosterone levels decline with age, but they can also decline in younger men and older when overly stressed, drinking to much alcohol, or taking prescription
medication.Other reasons for declining testosterone levels include over-training, physical inactivity and certain diseases.
Signs that indicate low testosterone levels include: Decrease in libido Decrease in strength and/or endurance Erections less strong Being sad and/or grumpy
Lack of energy Deterioration in work performance Low testosterone levels are usually easy to fix, and there are many ways to boost testosterone levels naturally, whether you are lacking in testosterone or not. Here are some good ways:
Sleep at least 7-8 hours each night. Poor sleep quality can lower your testosterone levels by 40%.
2. Do weight training.
Testosterone levels increase the most with short intense bursts of physical activity such as lifting weights. Research have shown that compound exercises like squats, deadlifts and benchpress increase testosterone levels more than isolation exercises.