The summer when I was thirteen I became fascinated with people who had big muscles. I vividly remember having a friend, lets call him Tom, who’s older brother played varsity football and was well built. I think he could tell I was interested in working out because he gave me an old iron dumbbell. I believe that’s where my journey to building bigger muscles began. I started looking at magazines with bodybuilders in them, you know those magazines with the articles that promise to supersize you if you just do these special kind of secret exercises that only the elite know about. How about the ones that say, “if you just take this super high tech supplement that will basically turn you into Superman, for a special low introductory price of only $79.”
Back to my summer of thirteen now. I knew some older kids who were on the high school football team so I asked them questions about how to workout and get bigger. One of the guys I asked told me about a supplement called “Mega Mass”, first off, let’s just recognize how awesome of a name that is, “Mega Mass”! Yep! I’m definitely gaining muscle if I take this supplement, I thought. So I rushed home, literally. Asked my mom to take me to a GNC and got the most amazing product ever made not just on earth but in the universe, I had obtained The Jewel of the Nile! The infamous “Mega Mass” was finally mine! I even got a free shaker bottle with my purchase, SCORE!!
I’m sure you can imagine that as soon as I got home with my precious that container was opened. Opening my free shaker bottle I put one, two, three scoops of this amazing product in. Time to put on some muscle I thought. I turned on the sink and filled up the bottle leaving enough room in the bottle to shake the contents together.
Time to Drink
I was so excited to tell Tom’s brother about my commitment to bulking up that I rushed out the door to his house before even drinking the magic elixir. As I headed there I took a big gulp of the hulk maker. Let’s stop right there. All of this build up I had of this amazing product came to a halt in about half a second. As soon as the liquid hit my taste buds I threw up all over some strangers grass. Yep, that hulk making, magic elixir, Jewel of the Nile, amazing product that is called Mega Mass was the nastiest tasting liquid I had ever tried swallowing in my life, no joke. Now I wish I could tell you I learned my lesson at that moment, but I didn’t. I proceeded to force myself to take another drink that ended with the same result as the first attempt. In all I tried the product three times all with the same outcome. My dreams of hulk status would have to wait.
What I’ve Learned
What I can tell you is there is no supplement on the market that can turn you into the Hulk or Superman. Gaining muscle takes time, dedication to the art and a willingness to learn everything you can about how your body reacts to certain foods and training styles. Having a knowledgeble trainer/mentor in the health and fitness industry will get you to your goals quicker.
Over the many years of making good decisions and bad decisions when it comes to building muscle, one thing remains true, testosterone is king! The more you have the more energy you have and easier it is for you to build muscle.
Testosterone and why it’s important
Testosterone is the main male sex hormone, but females also have small amounts of it. It is a steroid hormone, produced in men’s testicles and women’s ovaries. The adrenal glands also produce small amounts.
During puberty in boys, testosterone is one of the main drivers of physical changes like increased muscle, deeper voice and hair growth. However, having optimal levels is also important throughout adulthood and even during old age. In adults, healthy levels are important for general health, disease risk, body composition, sexual function and just about everything else.
Additionally, increasing your testosterone levels can cause rapid gains in muscle mass and vitality in only a matter of weeks. Interestingly, it also plays an important role in female health and sexual well-being.
The research is pretty conclusive: both genders should ensure they have healthy levels of testosterone, especially as they age.
How to boost testosterone naturally
•Workout. Lifting heavy with low reps raises your testosterone while lifting light with high reps boosts growth hormone.
•Don’t skip training legs
Foods I eat to Boost my testosterone
•Organic Macadamia Nuts
•Organic Brazil Nuts
•Free range Eggs
•Organic Grass-fed and grass finished red meat.
•Organic Cruciferous Vegetables
•Wild caught Sardines
I would like to tell you I eventually reached hulk status by taking some magical supplement but I never did. Through hard work and listening to experts in the health and fitness industry I have been able to achieve some success. I hope this message was able to speak life into you. If it did, please share it out with your friends and family on social media and tag me. There is so much more powerful and empowering things to come. Take care and have an amazing day.