How to Become An Alpha Male in Modern Society

The act of building a strong body also encourages strength in other areas of our lives as well, such as in the spirit, but also in the mind. To truly get in great shape and build an alpha male-esque body, you need to go through a considerable amount of pain and sacrifice. You need to eat right, train hard, and train right. You need to feel the pain in a set, then continue feeling that pain for another few reps until you can go on no longer.

Part of being an alpha male is being a real man. The defining hormone that makes men, men, is testosterone – a hormone that’s also lowering in men with every decade and generation. As we grow older, we produce less of it, which sucks and it’s scary, but what’s even more frightening is the fact that each generation of men produce less of it than the previous generation.

We’re literally becoming less manly.

Due to the length of this article, we’ll cover the causes and the solution in one swoop.

Diet

Cause/Solution: Due to a lack of natural animal fats in our diets, our bodies aren’t given the building blocks for testosterone that occur in the testes (cholesterol). Insulin is also the enemy of testosterone, so those sugary foods we consume, be it white breads, candy, soda, or even fruit juices, are detrimental to our testosterone production.

The solution is to consume more good fats – beef, bison, chicken, turkey, whole eggs, raw milk – and consume fewer fast carbs. Focus the majority of your fast carbs to before and after your workout (if you’re an ectomorph, make sure you consume a lot of carbs – at least 2:1 carbs:protein – to make sure you don’t experience muscle loss when training). The rest of the day fill your diet with animal proteins and fats, vegetables, and assorted dark berries (low glycemic carbohydrates).

Try this testosterone upon rising and before bed:

  • 2 whole eggs (cooked or raw)
  • 2,000-4,000 IU vitamin D
  • 25 mg zinc (only once daily)
  • Omega Blue is the fish oil pills

Environment

Cause/Solution: Plastics that release phytoestrogens are everywhere, they surround us. Avoid them as much as possible. Don’t microwave your food – or carry your food – in plastic containers, and don’t drink from plastic water bottles or protein shakers cups.

Testosterone, as we’ve established, is produced in your balls, as such, keep these guys healthy and cold. Wear boxers, and take a cold shower upon rising and another one before bed to ensure your boys are working as they should be.

Training

If you’re fat, odds are you suffer from low T. Body-fat is the enemy of testosterone, so getting in the gym is the logical solution. Lean muscle mass is also the friend of testosterone, so make sure you’re training at least 4 days during the week.

If you’re struggling to figure out what to do in the gym to create these optimal, healthy, testosterone levels, read this: How to Train to Lose Fat And Gain Testosterone-Boosting Muscle 

For a more in-depth look at how to naturally raise your testosterone levels, read this article: Naturally Raise Testosterone Levels in Men

The Intellectual Power of An Alpha Malewhenever you find that you are in the majority

Intelligence isn’t something we usually associate with an alpha male, but it is easily as important as developing physical strength, if not more-so. Where many fill the void we talked about earlier, is due to a lack of intelligence, not physical strength and power.

We feel stupid – probably because we’re right – and so we try to dominate physically. Where a man becomes a warrior is in taking the approach of William Wallace. When Wallace was taken away after his parent’s death, he was taken to give a warrior’s education. There is no warrior that is also an idiot. Just like there is no warrior that is also a coward. His education was one in the ways of war, and of the mind. He learned languages, history, battle methods, religion. He grew stronger in the body, and stronger in the mind and in the spirit.

A real leader can’t merely be a leader physically, his followers will laugh at him, mock him and undermine him behind his back, and look to another who has a stronger mind – a mind that can reason and create. An alpha needs respect, as well as a bit of fear, but you can’t be an alpha on physical fear alone.

If you want to become an alpha male, you need to do so through study, and the acquiring of knowledge – in other words, read books! It’s in studying great men in history, that I’m able to learn from their failures and compound on their victories. Napoleon‘s lust for knowledge is an admirable quality, his lack of courage with women, isn’t. I can’t find much fault in Theodore Roosevelt’s mind or character, but if he hadn’t acknowledged his first term as a full Presidential term – the 3-year term he had as President due to the death of his predecessor – he would have been much more likely to have had a third term. The nation would have been better off with Teddy having 8 terms, let alone a third. Churchill made mistakes, but his reluctance to go against his gut served him well in the end – something we can all learn a great deal from. Continue Reading on Page 3 >>>

  • Great message as always, Chad. I found a lot of great information and guidelines in this, and I will bookmark it to refer to often. I have one niggling issue, though. It is small, but I have noticed it in a couple of your recent articles. I, in no way, look at Achilles as a real man. He pouted when his boss took his girl, he wouldn’t fight beside his brothers-in-arms, and he only got off his butt when a person close to him was killed. He knew he was invulnerable (in the original story, not in the movie Troy). He knew he really had nothing to lose. Hector on the other hand knew his brother had made the wrong choice, but stood beside his family. He knew he was going out to die, but he stepped forward nonetheless to defend a brother who, for all intents and purposes, didn’t deserve it. In that story, with all the selfishness and greed that it entails, Hector truly sets himself apart as the one true alpha male.

    • Great point! Hector is the real man. I just threw Achilles in there because of that great opening line in the movie. I’m going to make that change Jeremy, thanks for that.

  • wh1skey

    Chad, you will make men all right.

  • Awesome article, mate! We’re really on the same level.

    I’d suggest cutting the 3-page article and blend all the info into a 1-page article – I think it’s much more comfortable for the reader and it’s easier to read.

    • Thanks man! Ya the pages thing are done for SEO purposes, giving it a shot, testing it for a few months, we’ll see if I stick with it.

  • Manuel Rios

    Great article Chad, I just recently started following you and your website. Let me say that I am glad I did. It is great to see that there are young men out there like you that get it. Being a man has nothing to do with age. It has to do with a strong mind, body and spirit and you got that brother.
    I look forward to hearing more from you.

    • Thanks a lot Manuel – it’s great to have you here. And agreed, age isn’t the determinant of manhood, actions are.

  • What a great article. I am a woman and I have been saying this for years! Alas, it seems to have more impact when a man finally steps up and says it like it is.

    • Thanks Melissa! We NEED women commenting and being a part of this site, brings another perspective and some added validation, much appreciated.

  • I’ve read a good majority of your articles and rarely post. I couldn’t resist this time, but try saying this when you’re married lol! ” We aren’t dogs. We’re not meant to be tamed, told to sit, and scolded for giving in to our wild, warrior hearts.”

    • haha good point! Thanks for following the site man.

  • You have a great series going… you need to keep it up. I might add that the relationship to the warrior heart and the state of modern affairs needs to be highlighted. I would add almost anything by Kipling as part of the intellectual inspiration… the man had the warrior’s heart in mind in almost all that he wrote.

    More importantly, they (Kipling’s writings) express that the world around the man and the forces surrounding the man do not matter (be they positive or negative) but it is the man himself and his actions that matter.

    With regard to the single page versus multiple pages and the SEO conundrum, if I might suggest another option; if you have the multiple pages OR the option to view on a single page, someone is always clicking something and you can always raise your SEO.

    • Great point on Kipling – I’ll incorporate his stuff in the future for sure. I’ll have my team look into that option for SEO as well, seems like a good alternative.

    • shammy

      Talking about Kipling…..

      IF you can keep your head when all about you
      Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
      If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
      But make allowance for their doubting too;
      If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
      Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
      Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
      And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

      If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
      If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
      If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
      And treat those two impostors just the same;
      If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
      Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
      Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
      And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

      If you can make one heap of all your winnings
      And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
      And lose, and start again at your beginnings
      And never breathe a word about your loss;
      If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
      To serve your turn long after they are gone,
      And so hold on when there is nothing in you
      Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

      If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
      Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
      If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
      If all men count with you, but none too much;
      If you can fill the unforgiving minute
      With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
      Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
      And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

      I have to say, this is a wonderful article along with, well the entire collection more or less. Chris, Kudos to you sir.
      P.s I realise I’m like 6 months late but hoping you still about (online that is)

      • shammy

        *Chad – I have no idea where I got Chris from.

      • One of the greatest poems ever. Absolutely love this. Thanks!

  • Ben C.

    Chad, once again you have written another truly awesome article. I have started to listen to ManOWar while reading your articles for a triumphant warrior all round feel.

  • Wild at Heart is a great book man. My then fiance gave me this book before we got married. 9 years later it’s still one of my all time “Man Up” books! It’s definitely more on the emotional, reflective side of things but I think that is a good thing. Made me realize even more the impact I will have on my kids whether it be good or bad.

    Been reading your blog for awhile now Chad… love it!

    • That’s so cool man. Ya I love that book along with others that are helping me shape into the man I’m becoming. Great book.

  • James

    From the old hippie warrior Carlos Castanada:
    There is no need to make sense out of human affairs because there is none. When you see human folly for what it is, you become a calm strong warrior. Choose the path with heart, bear your cross and burdens. Ask and god will help you fight the dark forces that are stronger than you.

    • Enlightening, cool, strong. Love it. Thanks James.

  • DJ

    Absolutely epic… Recommended this site to a bunch of my friends you really know how to inspire

  • ADITYAN

    Dude…how to take sarcasm efficiently from people…. espicially Girls!!!!???

  • ADITYAN

    AWESOME ARTICLE!!!!! There is this one article i wanted to ask that how to respond to sarcastic comments from people espicially girls like a man???

    • How do you mean, man? There’s funny sarcasm and belittling sarcasm. It’s of the belittling kind, don’t waist your time on that person. I get my fair share of sarcasm, especially on youtube, I just ignore it. Not worth my time nor my energy.

  • One grateful woman

    I just came across your site and I want to say, “Thank you!” It is encouraging to be reminded that there are guys out there working to be Real Men. I’ll be sure to remind my friends not to settle for an imitation, since there are still warrior-hearted men in this world!

    • That’s great to hear! It’s awesome having a woman’s perspective on here as well, so thanks for joining us.