The NYC and DC meet-ups were by all accounts a massive success.
Everyone was cool and made connections. I don’t think anyone left without getting the phone number of another like-minded man. Lifetime friendships are forming.
However, something I noticed during the meet-ups surprised me.
It wasn’t that the men were either successful or on their way to being successful. I expected that. It wasn’t that the men didn’t try “AMOG’ing” one another. I knew there wouldn’t be any stupid status games, because I don’t play them. (In life, you get what you attract.)
I was wrong.
At the meet-up, I got to put a face to the names of the commenters. I met several young men who were on TRT.
Young men in their 20s and early 30s with low testosterone.
They were otherwise healthy men, not obese, and they weren’t living negative lifestyles involving drugs and lack of sleep.
There is an absolute epidemic of low testosterone among young men.
I used to say that testosterone isn’t something that needs measured until maybe your late 20s.
That was wrong, too.
Even young men are afflicted with low testosterone.
It really is mind blowing.
I had seen the studies, noting:
Testosterone levels in American men have been declining steadily over the past two decades, a new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism concludes.
The reasons for this decline are unclear; the study suggests that neither aging nor changes in certain health factors, such as obesity or smoking, can completely explain the phenomenon.
“Male serum testosterone levels appear to vary by generation, even after age is taken into account,” said Thomas G. Travison, Ph.D., of the New England Research Institutes (NERI).
I figured that everyone was unhealthy.
There is clearly something more nefarious going on.
Your testosterone levels are low due to demoralizing, blue pill psychology.
I’ve started a new Academy, so to speak. By that I mean Danger & Play has a YouTube channel.
Yes, my YouTube video quality isn’t great. I am learning as I go. (Thanks to those who told me my videos suffer from Vertical Video Syndrome.)
Remember how mediocre the audio quality was with the podcasts? Now the audio quality is great and the podcasts are even being transcribed.
I’m a momentum type. Get moving. Get something “good enough” out there. Then make it better.
I’ll step up my YouTube game, too.
Here’s the first video. I’ll explain the mechanics of these exercises in additional posts.
Alpha Male Body Language Exercise
Posture is everything. If you have alpha posture, your testosterone levels will rise. If you have beta posture, you will look dejected and defeated.
(Would you ask this boy for advice on how to raise your testosterone levels?)
(This is how you want to stand at all times – like a man.)
Superset this Alpha Body Language Exercise with cable/chest flies.
When you do chest flies, your shoulders and chest and pulled forward. When you perform this posture-building exercise after contracting your pecs, you get a super compensatory effect as you have to work extra hard to pull your body back into alignment.
In other words, doing a chest movement before performing this exercise creates resistance for the posture movement.
You’ll feel what I mean right away.
More of these exercises are on the way.
How to Get Your Testosterone Measured
Body language isn’t the whole picture. The environment is estrogenic due to plastic. Your physiology matters, too.
If you have health insurance, go get tested from your doctor. Your doctor may refuse to test you, tell him you have these symtoms of low testosterone:
- poor mood
- no sex drive
- lack of ambition
- a lack of desire to socialize
He may try to put you on an anti-depressant.
Stick to your guns. “Doctor, I don’t feel depressed. I feel like the problem is something in my body rather than in my head.”
Get a blood test on your own. It’s $50.
Here’s how to check your testosterone level.
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