Is High Intensity Training Lowering Your Testosterone?

So I am gonna just put some food for thought out there
and this is no way scientific…

But I can tell you from my own experience doing slow
cardio has actually help increase my testosterone.

Now I know this goes against every so called expert
out there but here me out.

For me the last 6 or so years of my training has been Intense
in nature.

I have done heavy strongman…

I have followed a westside based program…

I have done crossfit…

The list is endless.

Now one thing I have noticed since I stopped doing those
and instead started following a 5 day split and walking
morning cardio is…

Every morning I wake up with my flag at full mast.

I am sure all the guys know what I am talking about :).

Truth is until I started doing this type of training that wasn’t
always the case.

So this leads me to believe that this type of training
has been getting my hormones back in check.

I can only assume that before I was doing way too much.

Most likely I was highly overtrained.

I was also extremely stressed out with my business and
just regular day to day life.

Most people forget that all these thongs take a factor in your
bodies ability to recover.

So I urge you to take a look at what types of stressors are
going on in your life…

Think about it like this…

If you just had a kid, are only sleeping 2 hours per night, and
fighting with your wife daily.

This is not the time to embark on a 5 day a week routine
that combines crossfit with high intensity interval cardio.

That will do more harm then good I can assure you.

So if your wondering what direction to take from here.

I suggest cutting out the High Intensity Stuff.

Try a 3 day week upper, lower, upper and mix in 2-3 days
of incline walking cardio.

This can be done in the morning on empty stomach or after
your weight training workout.

Give it a shot.

I am sure your hormones will thank you.

Talk Soon,

Ryan

P.S. Rusty Moore’s Visual Impact is a really good program
to follow if you are trying a routine like this

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