Tag: androgen

Supps

The supps that boost testosterone

Kamal Patel is a director of Examine.com, the research-based resource on supplementation and nutrition, and a nutrition researcher with an MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University. He is based in San Francisco, California. There are many supplements on the market claiming to enhance testosterone but many of them are herbal supplements that may well improve libido and boost confidence and do absolutely nothing for testosterone levels. These libido enhancers include herbs such as tribulus terrestris, maca, and fenugreek, all which have very noticeable effects on sex drive, yet have no effect on testosterone levels. Other herbs, such as eurycoma…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy Recovery

Increase your levels of free T

Phil Learney is a performance coach specialising in strength, conditioning and nutrition. He is based in London. If you’re reading this article then you are interested in building more lean muscle mass and reducing the amount of body fat you carry. Training and diet are obviously crucial to your chances of success, but your first consideration should be ensuring your levels of key hormones – specifically androgens and estrogen – are at an optimal level. Androgens are the group of sex hormones often categorised exclusively as ‘male’ hormones because of their impact on male morphologic development. However, androgens are both…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

Why you should get ripped once a year

Nick Mitchell is a leading body composition expert and the founder of the Ultimate Performance global personal training gym. He is based in Los Angeles. I want to start by clarifying something I said in a previous IronLife article on why getting the lean is the first step you should take when wanting to add muscle mass as quickly as possible. To recap, if you are lean then your hormones are more likely to be optimised towards hypertrophy, specifically insulin and the androgens. It didn’t take long for some to pipe up on social media that being too lean – think…

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