Has anyone used test products such as 1nytest while boxing...If so how did it work out- I never used to belive in anabolic products but with so many boxers on crank, I belive test is simply a watered down (and legal) steroid equivilent???
I have seen a number of different testosterone boosters, anti-estrogen supplements, and I have read articles that support there use and benefit.
If you look at most of them the main ingredient's are common vitamins and minerals. These products are not FDA regulated, mainly because what is in them doesn't warrant it. B complexes, Magnesium ....
Personally I believe that if you eat clean, healthy and in proper quantity then you will have no need for these supplements.
But I agree this is hard, so I lean what is in these products, research them and then find how to get the same thing from a good source.
You can read a number of good supplement articles at t-nation.com, they may sway you one way or the other.
I have found that the best way to increase your testosterone is strength training - and this is not the same as body building.
Have you ever thought about how you eat? Do you microwave your food in tupperware, drink bottled watter? Are you aware of what you are ingesting that will elevate your estrogen level?
Lifting heavy weights thru the use of the major muscles (power lifting) increases testosterone. Squats, dead lifts, bench. Many boxers wouldn't want to do this. I'm a heavyweight (and nowhere near pro) so I'm not as concerned as some seem to be about it. There is a plant-based supplement called tribulus (If I remember the spelling correctly) that may increase testosterone levels. For the most part, many guys don't take care of their bodies to the level they should, which results in problems. You need sufficient sleep (I love when I can get 8 hours of it), rest, some power lifts, a diet high in vegetables, fruit, and lean protein. These things will really help most guys.
I'm 42 this month and, therefore, my test levels should be dropping. I seem to be doing ok (at least, my wife would probably say so). I still can pack on muscle (a sign that my hormone levels are not too bad) mainly because I try to do the things mentioned above. I don't do the tribulus. I also take vitamins C and B-complex every morning, along with policosanol (something a doctor suggested to lower cholesterol, and it really has helped me).
I hope this helps. I think you younger guys in your teens and early 20s really can take advantage as your normal levels should be good, as long as you take care of your health.
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