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This seems like a natural addition to our post on how one can increase their confidence. Naturally, it appeals mainly to boys. Young men of all ages, although particularly in the young teen to age 25 group, are obsessed with methods they can use to increase their testosterone. They don’t want to take steroids, but would like to see increase muscle mass and perhaps even motivation and meaning in their actions.
These are prime ages to want to max out your test, seeing as once men reach the age of 40 they start to see a steady decline in their testosterone levels each year (statistically). The earlier you begin to boost your testosterone naturally, the less these changes will effect you. You might even be able to achieve a longer period of enhanced hormone levels in which you keep your vitality alive for years to come.
The benefits of having higher testosterone are pretty desirable – more muscle mass, more strength, a higher sex drive, stronger erections, and even increased mental capacity. Not to mention less susceptibility to colds and illnesses (to a certain degree). So now that you know all the benefits, how exactly can you achieve an increase in your prime male hormone?
1. Cold Showers
Number one on the list is cold showers. That’s right, the thing that was the bane of your existence when you were younger could be the key to you increasing your overall quality of life.
The benefits of cold showers are nothing to scoff at. You’ll experience improved energy, better blood circulation, and even fat loss once you begin to make the transition from hot to cold showers. My personal recommendation is that instead of taking pure cold showers, you take lukewarm showers to clean yourself, and then finish off with 2-3 minutes of pure cold showers.
When that water hits you, you’ll immediately understand.
It’ll be unbearable in the most powerful of ways. As you sit there, allowing it to rinse over you (and rotating so your entire body gets some of it) you’ll see exactly what the immediate benefits of the cold showers are. You’re forcing yourself into a hardship (albeit very first-world problems) and saying “No, I’m not going to stop just because it’s tough”. That is the very essence of what it means to be a man.
Don’t overdo it though, nothing manly about hypothermia. You only have to stay in the cold water until it starts to feel lukewarm (as your body gets used to it). Then you get exit the shower – and let me assure you, you’ll feel like a King ready to conquer the world when you do.
2. Lifting, Squatting in Particular
Lifting released testosterone into your body. Well guess what? The legs are teh biggest muscles in your body. That’s why an exercise that is designed to hit your entire legs – like the compound exercise known as the squat – is going to increase your testosterone levels drastically. That’s right, it’s time you to even lift, bro.
3. HIIT Cardio
This gets its own section because High Intensity Interval Training is not quite as standard as simple “cardio”. It involves a particular exercise regime designed to improve HGH (Human Growth Hormone) production in your body by up to 300% for limited amounts of time.
Click here to get an amazing guide on HIIT cardio.
Zinc is critical for your body’s production of testosterone. It’s also typically not consumed enough in an American diet, as it’s primarily found in red meat and seafood like oysters. Look up a list of foods high in zinc, and try and incorporate them in your diet whenever you can. Also, consider supplementing with safe zinc supplements – as you increase your zinc intake, you also want to increase your copper intake as it will directly help your body balance out the zinc. I suggest taking ZMA, as it already has the necessary zinc and compliments to zinc you want. 30-50mg Zinc is enough.
8 hours of sleep a night. You’ve heard this. Well, did you know that your body needs the time sleeping to balance out your hormone production? That includes testosterone. If you’re depriving yourself of adequate sleep, you’re only going to hurt your test levels. Start shooting for longer, uninterrupted sleep so that your body can do it’s job and keep you running at tip-top shape to see an increase in your testosterone.
Now get out there and start getting ready to conquer the world with your masculine energy.
Everyone needs it.
Whether you are a girl trying to be more confident around boys, particularly with the ones you like, or a guy trying to be more confident with girls so that you can better try and get them to reciprocate your feelings, everyone has value that they place on confidence.
Anxiety is more rampant in our society than ever, particularly among teenagers and young adults/college students. This means less students being social, less teens making the stupid mistakes that make us all who we are, and less people that are confident with their bodies and personalities and are willing to share who they are will all they come across.
Like we’ve said before, our mission here is to try and get people comfortable with who they are and improve their abilities to impact their own lives how they wish. Confidence is key in you being able to take control of your love life. Luckily, it’s not too hard to find working confidence boosters (outside of unnatural tools like phenibut) that will leave a lasting effect on your self-esteem.
The first step is learning how to communicate who you are and what you want. Your desires and your needs are important, and being able to convey exactly what your interests are will save you a lot of time in the future, and make you more confident and commanding to boot. To get better at this, you have to refer to the age-old adage.
“Practice Makes Perfect”
Start talking to anyone and everyone. Maybe you’re a girl who only tries to be confident around girls you like. Cut that crap out, and start talking to anyone who crosses your path. If you’re standing in line waiting for some food, turn around and talk to the person behind you. You’re not looking to start life-long friendships. You’re seeking 30 seconds of small-talk and you have NO ulterior motives with it.
People who have worked retail or any job that demands constant face-to-face interact with human beings will probably have noticed how much easier it is for them to speak confidentially and even cold-approach people they are attracted to. Communication is a skill, and just like any skill, there are two rules that will always hold fast for it:
1. Some people are naturally better at it than others
2. The more you hone the skill, the better you’ll be at it
If you spend all day playing video games and only try to speak to people (that you aren’t related to) when you’re trying to seduce them…you’re going to have a bad time. And why wouldn’t you? You literally have no idea what it means to be confident in yourself in social situations with so little experience.
If you’re afraid to talk to random people, the practice of talking to anyone and everyone will quickly eradicate that fear. At best, you might make a lasting connection and add a new person to your life that you can begin to hang out with or work with. At worst, they’ll shut you down after a few seconds and you’ll just go your separate ways. When this happens, just know this: that person is having a TERRIBLE day and is on their way home to a shitty existence, and even your bright-ray of sunshine can’t lighten their mood.
Sound ridiculous? Maybe. But an important faucet of confidence is believing stuff like this – you only have control over yourself and what you do. You can’t help it someone doesn’t like you. But assuming that their situation is worse than you can see on the surface can help soften the blow for you if your confidence is a bit low and you’re just now starting to get into boosting it.
Which sort of relates to the next method to increase your confidence:
Fake it till you make it
Pretending to be confident is the best way to improve your confidence naturally. It’s the sort of thing that you might not believe until you put it into practice yourself, but I guarantee you’ll see stellar results.
Faking your confidence means you’re going to be doing things like improving your body language to convey a more relaxed and commanding presence. You’re not aggressive – unless you need to be. Otherwise you’re cool and collected, even a little amused. Because you know what you’re doing.
It means you’re going get more confident in bed. The key to improving bedroom relations is being able to take control when the need be. If you start pretending you’re confident enough to do so, you’ll be acting out the actions that you would if you were actually this confident. In this particular situation, there’s almost no difference in the physical manifestation of your confidence, whether fake or genuine, because at that point your actions are what you what them to be.
You’ll likely find yourself in a lot of brand new situations as you fake your confidence increase. People will ask you to do something, and because it sounds new and exciting (and you’re not at all anxious about it of course) you’ll agree. Sky diving, public speaking, you name it and you’re willing to try it.
Become a Yes Man
By opening yourself up to exploring any new situations that you can reasonably experience (without danger to yourself or your bank account) you’ll become more confident as the more mundane situations of your life seem insignificant in comparison. Hard to be worried about how you’re going to approach a cute girl when you’re imaging the camping trip you went on the past weekend when you faced your fear of the wilderness.
I’m not going to argue about weight or weight class. Aim for whatever you’re comfortable with, but make sure you are healthy enough that you’re comfortable with it. For many people, slimming down provides a quick boost to their self esteem that leaves a tangible impression on their life. Look at Chris Pratt, he slimmed down for his role in Guardians of the Galaxy and now the world of Hollywood has opened itself up to him – with many new leading roles now being offered to him.
Whether “get fit” means “get healthy” or “Get muscular” to you, just make sure you start doing it ASAP. Going to the gym provides you with ample alone time to improve your mental toughness (helps you keep your confidence in high tension situations) and is pretty easy to do, although one look at the general population will have you thinking otherwise.
Which is another reason to start working on losing weight – you’ll start to look better than the general population that doesn’t even lift, which will further help you boost your confidence. If you don’t know where to start, consider the 3-Week Diet for quick results.
As you can see, methods that teach you how to be more confident in yourself all involve you starting to put some active work in your life. It’s not a one-button quick fix, but it is definitely simple enough to get more confidence. You just have to be willing to take the first step, and reading this article is that first step as far as I’m concerned.
2. “Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of true happiness and well-being.” – Jean-Yves Leloup
10. “When someone leaves you, apart from missing them, apart from the fact that the whole little world you’ve created together collapses, and that everything you see or do reminds you of them, the worst is the thought that they tried you out and, in the end, the whole sum of parts adds up to you got stamped REJECT by the one you love. How can you not be left with the personal confidence of a passed over British Rail sandwich?” – Helen Fielding
11. “Everyone’s allowed to be in love with the wrong person at some point. In fact, it’s a mistake not to be.” – Harriet Evans
14. “When you break up with someone, and I’m not talking casual breakups here, it’s hard to take the sudden absence of such an important person in your life. It reminded me of when I’d stopped going to school and the weird uneasy feeling I’d gotten afterward, like I was forgetting to do something. My life until that point had pivoted around some form of education, and all of a sudden, it was gone. Homework, classes, running around, and then –bam – nothing but a life of work stretching out before you. No one prepares you for that feeling or even mentions it. You just suddenly have a gap and have to decide how to fill it. A break up is like that gap, only much, much more painful. One day the person you talked to constantly or did stuff with is just absent. Gone. Poof. And even though I’m not one of those people who has to be in a relationship all the time, I was feeling at a loss.” – Lish McBride
18. “When we’re incomplete, we’re always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we’re still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on — series polygamy — until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.” – Tom Robbins
19. “Hearts live by being wounded.” – Oscar Wilde
21. “I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It’s a journey of recovery. It’s a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It’s already there.” – Billy Corgan
22. “Bad days call for foods that are bad for your butt.” – H.M Ward
23. “What’s broken is broken — and I’d rather remember it as it was than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.” – Margaret Mitchell
24. “I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don’t know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I’ll break up with someone on purpose.” – Rita Rudner
25. “Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.” – Jean Kerr
26. “Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” – Denis Waitley
27. “I’m pretty horrible at relationships and haven’t been in many long-term ones. Leaving and moving on – returning to a familiar sense of self-reliance and autonomy – is what I know; that feeling is as comfortable and comforting as it might be for a different kind of person to stay.” – Carrie Brownstein
28. “Some of think that holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it’s letting go.” – Herman Hesse
29. “Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it’s something that it doesn’t get a day off.” – Demi Lovato
30. “One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved.” – Romain Rolland
31. “I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.” – Carl Sandburg
32. “Don’t allow someone not worth it to have the power to occupy your thoughts. If they don’t find you worth the effort or the time, why should you waste yours?” – Donna Lynn Hope
33. “Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.” – Candace Bushnell
34. “What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else.” – Stephanie Klein
35. “It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you, because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it’s so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn’t coma back. You’re left so alone that you can’t explain. Damn, there’s nothing like that, is there? I’ve been there and you have too. You’re nodding your head.” – Henry Rollins
36. “Only time can heal his heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” – Miss Piggy
37. “Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.” – Walter Anderson
38. “Was I bitter? Absolutely. Hurt? You bet your sweet ass I was hurt. Who doesn’t feel a part of their heart break at rejection. You ask yourself every question you can think of, what, why, how come, and then your sadness turns to anger. That’s my favorite part. It drives me, feeds me, and makes one hell of a story.” – Jennifer Salaiz
39. “The the dreams break into a million tiny pieces. The dream dies. Which leaves you with a choice: you can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream.” – Nora Ephron