5 Workouts That Increase Testosterone Levels In Men

Health Fitness Center 5 Workouts That Increase Testosterone Levels In Men

Given the current pandemic conditions, reports of Covid-19 affecting the male reproductive system have rattled the world. With many men complaining of encountering sex-related issues like erectile dysfunction after recovering, medical professionals and experts are currently analysing all possible permutations and combinations to verify the data before making any conclusive statement. While the Covid vaccines have proven to be harmless, the impact of the deadly virus on the male reproductive system has already created a lot of chaos.

With the current focus shifting from body-building to maintaining a fit and healthy body (and enhancing immunity), men have been open to trying the plethora of chemically infused products available in the market that promises to boost their overall health. While the effects of these products are time-bound, they also run the risk of affecting testosterone levels in men. Popularly known as the male sex hormone, testosterone is also responsible for improving bone density, body hair, muscle mass and other male features.

While a good testosterone level in men is sure to improve your overall health (which even includes libido), there are several ways of boosting it naturally. AskMen India has compiled a few workouts that help boost testosterone levels without popping any pills.

Squats

Squats is a staple form of workout that targets the glutes, quadriceps and hamstrings muscles. Apart from strengthening the lower body muscles, squats also improve the flexibility and mobility of the body. According to many studies, this compound exercise is also known for increasing testosterone levels in men. One can always use barbells with additional weight to upgrade and experiment with different variations.

Steps to follow:

  • Place your feet hip-width apart.
  • Bring your arms in front of your chest.
  • Keep your arms straight while bending your knees and lower down.
  • Return to the original position.
  • Repeat.

Pull-ups

If you aim to achieve a broader body frame, then pull-ups is the right workout for you. They may look simple and easy but we bet they are sure to get you sweating within no time. The immense amount of gravitational pressure makes pull-ups difficult but that’s why they are so effective. Not only your upper body muscles but pull-ups (if done correctly), also help you strengthen your core muscles as well.

Steps to follow:

  • Hold the bar approximately shoulder-width apart.
  • Lift your body upwards with the help of your arms.
  • Keep your feet above the ground (all the time).
  • Lower your body to the original position.
  • Repeat.

Deadlift

One of the safest weight-training workouts, Deadlift is known for boosting the production of testosterone in men. It’s another classic compound exercise that targets multiple body muscles, deadlifts will also help you build muscle mass and improve your body posture as well. In addition to these benefits, this intense workout also improves bone density and metabolism while strengthening your core muscles.

Steps to follow:

  • Add the needed weight plates on the barbell in front of you.
  • Place your feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Bend your knees and get into a squatting position.
  • Hold the barbell and make sure your grip is firm.
  • Keep your arms straight.
  • Now get into a standing position with the barbell in your arms.
  • Return to the squatting position.
  • Repeat.

Push-ups

You don’t need to have an exclusive gym membership to raise your fitness game. Given the current circumstances, indoor no-equipment workouts have become the latest trend and the hottest of them is push-ups. An effective compound workout that not only takes your fitness to the next level but also improves the functioning of several body organs. Push-ups are also known for improving bone density and the core muscles, thus indirectly increasing the body’s flexibility and mobility.

Steps to follow:

  • Place your body in a plank position.
  • Keep your arms straight and make sure the body is in a straight line.
  • Bend your elbows and descend the upper body.
  • Return to the original plank position.
  • Repeat.

Overhead press

The overhead press is an intense upper body workout that requires a lot of strength. It’ll not only push you to the limits but also help you develop the shoulder, core and lower back muscles. With a variety of variations available, the addition of the overhead press workout (which is also known as the military press) would do wonders for you.

Simple steps to follow:

  • Stand straight with your shoulders relaxed.
  • Add the needed weight to the barbell.
  • Lift the barbell and straighten your arms.
  • Bend your elbows and lower the barbell.
  • Extend your arms again.
  • Return to the original position.
  • Repeat.

Including these workouts in your daily fitness routine will not only improve your testosterone levels but also keep you fit and healthy as well.

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