As Western civilization continues to crumble before our eyes and an increasing number of males are raised to reject their masculine and dominant nature,
Men today have lower testosterone levels than ever before and it doesn't even take a trained eye to see the effect that it is having on society. Most people have a vague understanding of the importance of testosterone in men, but they don't have a clear grasp of the degree to which it permeates every facet of your life.
The difference between living life as a man with low testosterone vs living life with high testosterone is the difference between heaven and hell itself.
It extends beyond your physiological health. It has the power to change your entire outlook on the world. While your hormonal balance isn't the only factor that determines your fate, it does play a huge role and it shouldn't be overlooked.
You are where you are today because of the millions of accumulated actions and decisions that you have made throughout the years that have led up to this point. What determines your actions? That would be your thoughts.
If your thought process and outlook on life is weak and feeble to begin with, is is akin to being physically crippled.
A man with high testosterone combined with high intelligence and a strong sense of purpose is the most dangerous type of man that exists, for within him lies the inherent ability to shake the very foundations of society itself.
Who poses more of a threat?
- feels cowardly, weak, and inferior on a daily basis
- constantly supplicates to the women of society
- consistently finds himself in a position where he defers power to other people (parents, women, employers, the list goes on and on...)
- needs constant re-assurance to go after what he wants
- places social welfare and the interests of strangers above his own interests
- always on the hunt for brownie points for "being a good person"
- tries his best to take care of those under his care, but doesn't understand why they don't respect him
- constantly gets shit on and taken advantage because he's so easy to exploit
- Places himself and his own interests above that of social welfare, what the media tells him, and what the women in society want from him
- Has a sense of joy that radiates from his very soul that comes from knowing that he is living life on his own terms
- Feels physically strong, confident, and assertive on a daily basis.
- Apologetically pursues what he wants, even if other people gives him shit for it
- Receives praise and respect for his boldness, strength of will, and power
- Earns the respect and love of those under his care
- Can't be fooled into diverting his energy and efforts into pointless distractions that benefit him in no way in the name of "justice" or "equality" or whatever.
It is in our human nature to unconsciously worship sources of power (regardless of whether they are good or evil) and detest/pity sources of weakness.
I'm not saying that you will attain happiness and fulfillment in living SOLELY through raising your testosterone level. Your hormones are just one component of your well being. But because of their power to change your mindset and your perception of the world and consequently your actions, you would be wise to do everything in your power to restore your health back to what it should be.
I do know this though - life feels a hell of a lot better feeling like you're in control as opposed to feeling like a weak beta bitch.
What can you do to take back your masculine nature?
As a human being, you have 3 parts that come together to make you whole.
Most people will never grow any to a significant level. Few gain mastery over one. Very few grow all 3 to a high level over the course of their life.
How often do you meet a man with the body of Superman, an extremely high intellect, and an unbreakable spirit?
People with amazing bodies (gym bros) are usually quite shallow and don't use the brain to leverage themselves in life. People with high intellect (executives, masters in highly technical fields) seldom have a strong body or a powerful presence. They just never bothered to cultivate it.
What percentage of men with strong bodies AND high intelligence (rare) have the mental fortitude to not cave in under tremendous societal pressure and stick to their principles in the face of opposition? Not many.
If you master all 3, you become a force to be reckoned with.
Building Your Body:
Strengthening your body is the easiest and most straightforward of the 3. Once you know what you're doing and you put in the effort, it will develop on its own. Your cells do all the work for you. All you have to do is provide the ingredients.
The #1 reason men have a hard time building the body of a titan is because they're not willing to put in the work that it requires. It isn't because of genetics, lack of drugs, or any of the other bullshit excuses that people come up with.
Step 1: Train hard with any form of resistance training (weight lifting being the most convenient choice)
Step 2: Consume a high volume of nutritious food on a daily basis.
Step 3: Repeat every day for 5 or 6 years and you've pretty much got it made.
You don't need ebooks, "motivational" YouTube videos, or an 8 part video course to figure it out. Sure there are some tips and tricks that can boost your progress, but its not nearly as important as the amount of hard work that you're willing to put in.
Fitness is a multi-billion dollar industry and its a huge moneymaking venture for everyone.
Supplements, YouTube personalities, magazines, forums - everybody is making boat loads of money off it.
Human nature is to seek the path of least resistance.
You feel good reading fitness ebooks with sexy laminated covers that reveal "the secrets to getting jacked". You feel good following Internet personalities with Greek-God like physiques who have been training for decades and have found a way to intelligently market themselves.
You feel good surfing through Instagram through the carefully choreographed and carefully edited pictures of idolized physiques with generic motivational quotes like "Limits only exist in the imagination."
I bet it makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside, doesn't it?
It's like a mirage way off in the distance and somewhere in the back of your head you think to yourself "Wow! If I follow this person and buy their shit, I get get what they have"
I was once there, so I know what it feels like. It feels great to be inspired and drunk on delusional ideals, and sit on your ass arguing with people on the Internet about which training method works best, which celebrity is natty or not, and why so and so is awesome, while you stay in mediocre.
Your time is precious. It is the essence of your life. Don't waste it chasing ideals and getting sucked into religious followings. Learning how to get jacked is like learning to code.
You spend some time learning the principles.
You spend thousands of hours practicing, getting experience, fucking up, and learning from your mistakes.
You talk to other people and experiment every once in a while to refine your technique.
Then you practice, practice, and practice some more.
If you're scrawny to the bone, its only natural for you to look up to these kinds of people and research day and night for their super secret magic formulas. I sure did back when I was a 16 year old who desperately wanted to get huge.
I'm going to say this one time. Getting jacked is EASY.
It's so damn attainable for the average healthy male.
People have been doing it since the beginning of time way before BCAA's, creatine, or bodybuilding magazines ever existed. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure out how its done.
Once you learn the basic principles, the rest is hard work and tinkering to find out what your own body responds to best. If you don't know the basic principles and have no idea where to start, I'll show you.
Unless you're a competitive athlete or you're trying to get a top .1% physique, you don't need to waste time meditating over all the fancy techniques or drugs. Its excessive and unnecessary.
Your body is only one piece of the puzzle. So often, men make the mistake of getting obsessed with it to the point that they neglect the growth of their mind and their spirit.
I've met many individuals in my life who were the archetypal epitomy of the powerful high testosterone male.
- High level college athletes
- Regular gym bros
- Men who use anabolic drugs to artificially jack up their testosterone
If you were to see them walking around on the street, you might think to yourself,
Wow that guy looks like a stud who really has his shit together
If you haven't been close friends with a lot of men like this over a long period of time, you may easily fall into the trap of overestimating them.
Many of these men who outwardly appear like men of steel are in fact little girls on the inside. They've spent a significant amount of time building up their bodies and image into one of a greek god while neglecting to build mental fortitude or force of will outside of the gym. When you take a closer look at their relationships with their women and the way they handle bigger problems, it becomes painfully obvious.
Despite having the outward appearance of a titan, they walk around like dogs on a leash in the presence of their
girlfriends/wives masters who dictate what they can and can't do.
When friends try to push them around or pressure them into doing shit they don't want to do, they back down and reluctantly go along with it.
If you focus solely on growing physiologically and neglect to train your mind for mental dominance, people may give you the benefit of the doubt at first, but take advantage of you as soon as they come to learn how weak willed you are.
When real tragedy strikes - the kind that you can't fight head on with your fists - they fall flat on their face, powerless and beaten into submission.
Flashback to High School - featuring. Aaron
Back in my junior year of high school, we had a new kid transfer into our school. If it wasn't for the fact that he was sitting at a desk like the rest of us, we would have been easy to mistake him for a grown ass man. Aaron was 6' 3", built like a rock, very good looking, and looked like he was 25 years old at the age of 17. Imagine a picture of your stereotypical college quarterback. The kid literally looked just like Tom Brady.
Needless to say, within a few weeks he went from being nobody to being welcomed into the top tier social cliques. No surprise there. He was also a part of the wrestling team and did pretty well, considering most people at his weight class were fat lumps of turd. Even though he didn't have any prior grappling experience, just by virtue of the fact that he was mostly muscle at a high weight class where the norm is to have 40% bodyfat gave him a supreme advantage and he did pretty well.
That's something I always liked about him. As we spent more time together and I got to know him more, I, along with everyone else began to realize he was a little kid at heart. He was always very friendly and polite to everyone, including the people whom the popular kids looked down upon. No matter who you were, he was willing to take the time to get to know you and help you out, which was really rare for someone in his position.
There was only one problem. Despite his powerful outward appearance, Aaron had the innocent nature of a 10 year old. You could guilt trip the guy into doing just about anything, given enough time. He would always defer to other people and would follow the herd on just about every decision. It was damn near impossible for us to take him seriously as a leader or someone who had any will of his own. Girls would take advantage of his naivety and would selfishly use him to get whatever they wanted. He would routinely whine on social media about how depressed he was and how everyone else was so lucky to have what he didn't.
How pathetic. You're in a position that 99% of guys your age would give anything for and you're whining about what you don't have? The reason Aaron was such a baby at heart was because he never had to fight for anything growing up.
He had the body of Adonis and was a fairly bright kid overall, but his strength of will was weak and fragile.
Strengthening Your Mind:
1. Don't be naive
I've learned that there is one thing I can always count on to be true 100% of the time. When in doubt of any situation, I always fall back on this piece of knowledge.
People do the things they do to satisfy their selfish desires - particularly lust and greed for money/power/influence.
People follow their desires and emotions, and invent logic to justify it to themselves and other people after the fact.
This applies 10 times over for people who are extremely successful, make a lot of money, or have a huge number of people following them.
Genuinely good hearted, trusting people are the easiest to take advantage of. Elderly people are more susceptible for falling for scams. Children are at the highest risk for being abused or taken advantage of. Why? Because of how naive they are. It's an unfortunate reality.
In the news, you read about people advocating for "safe spaces" on college campuses and "trigger warnings" for even the most ordinary words. If you've attended a liberal western college/university system, chances are you've been pampered and subconsciously taught that the world is one big safe space with administrators ready to come to your aid if anyone offends you.
I don't feel an ounce of pity for anyone that buys into that idiotic philosophy.
Throughout my life, I've had the good fortune of being able to travel to a lot of different countries and interacting with a wide array of people and cultures.
There are wolves and there are sheep in this world.
The wolves aren't always the barbaric murderers, human traffickers, and mafia heads that you hear about on the news. Those only account for 10% of them. The majority of wolves are civilized, intelligent, and very polite. They are the people you look up to and idolize and take advice from, despite knowing very little about them personally.
They claim to have your best intentions at heart and want to do anything and everything to help you out.
You can always rely on people to follow their human nature.
This isn't unique to "bad" people. This is true of everyone - even "good" people.
I've come to know many individuals who do plenty of good for the world and inspire people in a very positive way. Think of anyone super successful that you know. They may have a positive message, and they may be impacting you in a good way. I don't doubt their sincerity one bit.
But I would never trust them 100% that they have my best interest in heart over their own interests. That's just not how human nature works. Don't fall into the trap of accepting everything that comes from one source. When in doubt, double check their claims from an outside source.
This applies to me, you, your mother, your uncle, your best friend, the President, the Pope, and every human that has ever lived. Every person has their own goals and their own agenda.
Outside of your parents, your siblings, and your girlfriend, nobody really gives a shit about you unless you can do something for them in return.
It's not because they're "bad" or they want you to suffer and die in a hole. It's just the way human nature behaves. Understand it, take advantage of it, and leverage it to your advantage. Lose the naivety.
2. Make up your mind about what you want, and un-apologetically go after it.
Average people are average for a reason. They divide their time, energy, and resources over a multitude of pointless activities that give fleeting satisfaction. They get swayed by the opinions of people that are irrelevant to their goal.
When I decided that I wanted to start wrestling, my helicopter parents were 100% against it. They wanted me to spend time building my non-existent extracurricular activity list for applying to college**. When I decided that I wanted to make it my #1 priority in life and dedicate all my free time to getting better (alongside school of course), I got no support whatsoever.
(I'll let you in on a little secret about colleges and employers. Nobody gives a shit about your 500 hours of community service or your extensive list of "diverse activities". Test scores, displaying high accomplishment in 1 or 2 areas, and a persuasive personality will take you way further. I don't do jack shit for charity or community service and I don't waste my time on pointless activities I couldn't care less about, and its never hurt me on an application.)
In college, when I decided that I would dedicate a year to living the party lifestyle to the fullest*, I lost touch with a lot of people. Most of my gym-friends would look down on me because I didn't adhere to their boring lifestyle with 7 carefully measured meals a day. The people I attended upper level classes with would try to dissuade me and tell me that I was "wasting my time" when I could be staying in and taking part in those stupid community activities that the University would throw.
*(I never compromised my grades in the process).
If you dedicate all of your time to getting good at something, you're guaranteed to get shit for it from someone. They'll come up with all sorts of logical arguments for why you should act more like them.
Make up your mind, go after it, and don't make excuses or apologize to anyone who stands in your way.
Cultivating an Iron-Clad Spirit:
This is by far the hardest and most difficult to grow out of the 3 because the key ingredient is not very sexy or appealing - pain and suffering.
Much of my spiritual growth that took place over the past few years happened because life put me into a painful situation, and I had the choice to either give in or fight my way through it.
As I've grown older, I've come to realize that people who had everything handed to them in their childhood have a harder time dealing with opposition. I count my blessings and consider myself fortunate in many ways, but I know that I didn't have nearly as many nice things as other kids growing up. As a result, I had to work my ass off for everything I have today.
Spiritual growth is much more difficult than building muscles or learning a new skill.
What does it mean to have a strong Spirit? It sounds like a non-tangible esoteric term that only exists in the imagination, but that's only if you don't have a clear working definition for what EXACTLY it is.
The Trinity of Spiritual Strength
- Your ability to exert your will over yourself
- Your ability to exert your will over other people (and get them to comply)
- Your ability to stand your ground and avoid getting consumed by other people attempting to exert their will over your own
It is the dead of winter where I live and I still force myself to undergo a 10 minute cold shower every day after my workouts. Once a week, I fill up a tub full of ice, cold water, and bath salts, and soak my body in it for 15 minutes immediately after coming out of a hot shower. The reason I do this isn't "because its hard" or some bullshit like that. I do it because it speeds up my recovery tremendously and I feel amazing afterwards.
A few years ago, taking a cold shower in the middle of spring felt like torture to me. I've grown to the point that I can endure an ice bath for 10 or 15 minutes regardless of the temperature outside, and I've reaped massive benefits as a result of this!
That is a result of years of training my body to submit to my well. I'll talk more about how to impose your will upon others later. For now, lets focus on imposing your will upon yourself. If you can't even control yourself, how can you expect to have control anyone else?
Some other common examples would be
- Waking up at 6 AM consistently to start working, despite how tired you feel
- Training yourself to turn off the TV and mindless entertainment in favor of working on a business idea
- Doing cardio every morning even if I don't "feel like it"
- Training myself to eat 4,000 - 6,000 calories a day even if I'm "not hungry"
These things don't happen overnight. Don't feel like you have to change your whole life around in 24 hours or label yourself a "failure". It's a work in progress and I've been making small incremental progress for YEARS. You have to use your own progress as a measuring stick, instead of comparing yourself to another person.
A lot of time, you'll read on self improvement forums that you should do things that are uncomfortable "because it's hard". That's stupid. Only an idiot would make life more difficult than it has to be without any clear benefit in sight.
I want results and I do everything I can to put myself in the best scenario for those results to manifest. If the best scenario for results is easy or hard, it makes no difference to me.
Regardless of who you are, it is inevitable that you will fall eventually on extremely stressful times that will attempt to break you. It happens to everyone. Most people will try to find a way to barely wiggle out of it and then complain about their tragedy for the rest of their lives.
"My parents beat me growing up."
"I got picked on as a kid and it really hurt my self esteem."
"I wasted 10 years of my life and I'm broke and I have nothing to show for it."
"I just can't seem to get anything I want! Nothing's ever worked out for me!"
So what? Are you going to kill yourself? That's what losers do.
Life is hard and then you die. You may as well make the best of what you have left
I had a shitty childhood but I'll be damned if I use that as an excuse for my future failures. In my adult life, when I face threats that would emotionally break most people, I can laugh it off and chart a clear path through. All my past failures and shortcomings are my own personal reservoir of experience that I can draw upon at will to help me through anything I face in the future.
Adopt that attitude and you'll be tougher every single year.
A Litmus Test for Growth
Look back at the past 5 years. The past 3 years. The past 1 year.
How much have you really changed? Are you actually living? Or are you just aimlessly wandering through life?
I'm going to die one day and when I do I want to leave a legacy and be able to look back and say to myself
I did everything I wanted to do and lived one hell of a life
I want to be larger than life and someone my future kids can look up to.
I sure as fuck don't want to end up like one of those scrubs in a retirement home with nothing to show, sleeping myself to despair every night at the specter of a dream lost.
Don't let society pussify you. Don't sacrifice your precious life for strangers or social causes that fit into the larger scheme of someone else's agenda.
You do you. Worry about yourself above all else.
Take back what's rightfully yours and claim your manhood!