Hail to the Dinosaurs!
I get a lot of questions from older
Dinos (and some not so old) about
the T thing.
As in, they saw something that made
them think they have low T -- so
they want to know what to do about
Well, I'm not a doctor, and this
isn't medical advice -- but if you
study old-school physical training,
you see lots of references to
exercises and training methods that
help were supposed to help normalize
glandular function and increase your
body's natural production of male
Leg and back work -- and exercises that
get you breathing hard and heavy -- as
in, puffing like a steam engine -- are
the ones that work.
The classic 20 rep squat -- the breathing
squat -- sets of 10 -- sets of five -- or
Grimek's classic 20/18/15/12/10/8/6
For details on Grimek's program:
Same as squats. Note that you can do them
with a regular bar or a Trap Bar.
Sets of five will get your heart and lungs
working like a steam engine. triples are
4. The clean and jerk
Sets of five -- or triples -- or do them
rest-pause style and make one set of 20,
with plenty of deep breathing between
For details on rest-pause training, grab
a copy of Strength, Muscle and Power:
5. The clean and press
Same as the clean and jerk.
6. The two dumbbell clean and press
Same as the clean and jerk. Note also that
sets of ten are pretty darn tough.
Start working some of those babies into
your program and you can stop worrying
about the low T thing.
7. Pretty much any of the exercises in
Dinosaur Dumbbell Training -- especially
if you combine them with squats or deadlifts
or Trap Bar deadlifts.
Oh, and while we're talking about it:
1. Meat, fish, eggs, and veggies. Watch
your carbs. Try cutting out all grain
prods and see what happens. And of
course, cut the junk food.
2. No beer.
2a. Sorry guys.
3. If you're carrying too much excess
weight -- as in, Lard Lumps -- lose
it. Lard lumps lower T. Lean and mean
3a. The diet in Gray Hair and Black Iron
will work pretty well for you.
4. Get enough sleep every night. Not
sleeping increases your stress hormones
and decreases everything else.
5. Buy flowers for your lady once in awhile.
And that's how to turn low T into T Rex.
As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
Yours in strength,
P.S. The leg and back specialization programs
in Chalk and Sweat would be pretty darn good
as T boosters:
P.S. 2. My other books and courses are right
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "There's more to
life than training, but training is what puts
more in your life." -- Brooks Kubik