Squats and Testosterone

Discussion in 'General Training' started by precious_roy, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. precious_roy

    precious_roy New Member

    I often hear that Squats are great testosterone enhancers/builders. Is this true? And why are not other compound exercises the same?
    Also, I was reading this article about "Squats for Breakfast" a friend of mine had, discussing doing Squats in the morning before eating. I guess they do this in the military(?), in which they make you exercise in the morning before eating. Has anyone heard of scientific evidence for this?

  2. BoSox

    BoSox New Member

    it's not true. It's a myth that squats (or anything) will create any significant sustained hormone release.
  3. stan

    stan New Member

    Since I started deadlifting and squatting, I've had an increased level of testosterone, so it's not all rumors and lies..

    Mainly recognised that I have to shave more often, my bodyhair is thicker, and I'm getting more moody, and sex-drive has also increased.

    I've also grown bigger, so I guess these are negative side effects of that [​IMG]

  4. Tcup

    Tcup New Member

    Interesting...how do you figured this out? Just by feeling more horny? Sorry to disappoint you, it`s just the spring time [​IMG]
  5. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F New Member

    so, your assuming various things, but thinking they are caused by increases in one hormone?

    sex drive, bodyhair and mood is far more multifactorial than 'testosterone' levels alone. The only way to know if it has gone up is by routine measurements alone.

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