Although we review testosterone boosting supplements we spend more time and effort on telling you how to increase your test levels naturally. One extremely effective way to do that is by lifting heavy weights. Compound lifts such as squats, bench press, and deadlifts are great exercises for this practice.
You don’t necessarily have to be a powerlifter to go heavy. In fact, you can integrate a few heavy sets into your regular workouts. For example, you may want to perform a compound exercise with heavy weights resulting in a lower rep range after warming up followed by a mixture of compound and isolation exercises in a higher rep range. Of course you can perform a workout with just heavy weights as well.
Sample Heavy Test Boosting Workout
The below workout is an example of mixing powerlifting (heavy weights, lower reps) with bodybuilding. This is often referred to as Powerbuilding. It’s known as a ‘best of both worlds’ style of training.
* This example is for a back workout
|Exercise||Sets x Reps|
|Deadlifts||4 x 4-6|
|Bent Over Rows||4 x 6-8|
|Seated Rows||3 x 8-10|
|Lat Pulldowns||3 x 12-15|
In the above back workout you start out with one of the most basic and effective exercises for gaining strength, mass, and boosting test. Deadlifts. You’ll follow that up with some heavy barbell rows, which is another compound exercise that’s great for increasing testosterone. After that, you’ll focus on doing more reps and isolation exercises.
Heavy + Weights = More Testosterone
You can apply this concept to all muscles, especially chest and legs. Going heavy doesn’t mean sacrificing your form though. Heavy is relative. 4-6 reps with proper form is what will build muscle. Sloppy form will only lead to injury.
There’s no doubt that heavy weights will indeed boost test. And even better, heavy weights are also known to increase your natural growth hormone levels. Take this concept and apply it to your workouts for more muscle and strength.