Why I Wake Up Every Morning With a Boner, And You Should Too.

Waking up, one of the theme songs from Lone Survivor, the movie, tingles my eardrums in the wee hours of the morning as I toss and turn, struggling rise at 5am. Accompanying the song and the groggy eyes is a boner. The word makes me chuckle, probably because, at heart, I’m an 8 year old who still giggles at the sound of a fart, but the boner is important and deadly serious.

Not the actual boner, but the fact that I have one as I rise – hehe, as I rise. You see, having an erection when you rise in the morning or soon after is a sign that you have healthy testosterone levels, and healthy testosterone levels in men is a sign that you’re, well, healthy.

Testosterone isn’t this muscle-building, rage-inducing, pimple-producing hormone that we’ve been told it is. Actually, testosterone is quite different.

For one, we produce it naturally in our testes when our bodies convert cholesterol into testosterone. Testosterone, the kind that we produce, is far more powerful than the synthetic versions of the hormone that your doctor wants you to take when your tests show you having low T, or that your ‘roided out pal wants you to take.

Testosterone is quite simply what makes a man, a man. It’s what’s responsible for our greater muscle mass and bone density than our lovely female counterparts. It’s what makes us go bald, but also have hair on nearly every inch of our bodies.

That boner that stood tall this morning is a sign, above all, that I’m healthy and that my body is working as it should.

In this article I’m going to show you why you should be waking up with a boner, and if you’re not, I’ll show you how to make it happen. And these tips and tactics aren’t predicated on you being in your early twenties or thirties. The multitude of stats that have come out that say that testosterone levels in men decline by 1% annually starting at the age of 30 are true, but they don’t have to be your truth.

This decline is something that’s largely under your control, and if you’re not inclined to go the way of the masses, this article will show you the tactics necessary to help you build your strongest, healthiest, most virile body possible…

… And how to wake up with a boner.

The Way of the Morning Wood
So what does testosterone really do?

Testosterone essentially makes you optimal. It helps you destroy fat cells – that is, not just burn more fat, but it actually helps you kill the cells of fat in your body. It helps you recover faster from your workouts, aiding in the building of lean muscle mass. But far more than helping you look and perform better in the gym, it helps you perform better in bed with your lady. It helps you ward off diseases like heart disease or cancers like prostate cancer, and it even fights depression.

Men with high, optimal testosterone levels can expect to…

  • Build more muscle,
  • Burn more fat,
  • Have more energy,
  • Have more and better sex,
  • Be healthier and more vibrant,

… than their counterparts who are plagued by less than optimal testosterone levels – which happens to be a growing majority of men in our society.

If you want to feel younger and actually be younger, then figure out how to naturally increase your testosterone levels (I’ll help you with this in a second).

If you want to avoid impotence, do the same.

If you want to look better, feel better, and be healthier, well, you know where I’m going with this…

So, back to where testosterone comes from and how to produce more of it.

How to Produce More Testosterone

So testosterone comes from cholesterol, making dietary fats very important. So while everyone was vilifying them as the thing that will lead to heart disease and cancers, they took them from our diets and replaced them with carbs and man-made products.

This ripped the base, the building blocks of our testosterone levels from our diets and replaced it with things that actually lower our testosterone levels, like soy and phytoestrogens and fried foods and a dramatic increase in our highly glycemic carbohydrate intake.

Remember when your wife, mom, or girlfriend – whatever lady was running your life at the time – tried to force-feed you soy, thinking she was making you healthier?

It was the next super food, it had protein and it was so bland and boring tasting that it had to be healthy. Well soy increases estrogen levels in both men and women and combats testosterone levels in men.

If you want to produce more testosterone, step one is to eat like a damn man!

This doesn’t mean that you should do away with carbs, though. While you should definitely increase your intake of dietary fats, you also need to use your carbs to help you build and maintain muscle. Muscle is both metabolic and anabolic in nature, meaning that building muscle will help you with those morning boners.

Click Here to Find Out How To Increase T With SIMPLE Changes To Your Diet

Your diet, however, isn’t the only thing you need to be changing.

3 Ways to Naturally Increase Your Testosterone Levels and Wake Up With a Boner

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1. Get off your ass.

Being more active is step one. This means sitting less and walking more, but it also means training correctly.

This is aimed directly at you older guys who think the gym and lifting heavy weights is a young man’s game, it isn’t, in fact, you need it more. Yes, you should be in the gym, following an effective strength program. You should be doing deadlifts, squats, and other bigger muscle, heavy lifts that give you a surge in testosterone.

When most men hear “get more active”, they think jogs and long runs, what they don’t think is strength training. The benefits of building denser, leaner muscle, though, will do far more for your T levels and that morning boner than that jog will.

The strength training will help you build lean, metabolic and anabolic muscle. The jogging will help you increase your cortisol levels, helping that lean muscle disintegrate.

Don’t just get off your ass, get off your ass and into the gym. Again, not just the younger guys, but those starting to see these morning boners come less frequently.

2. Know your environment.

Plastics are a relatively new innovation in our society. The majority of them that we use as bottles and tupperware are also highly estrogenic.

Of course, estrogen is a hormone that men need, but in such small amounts that we have it automatically and we need no help in increasing it. Actually, the majority of us need to decrease our estrogen levels, and this can be accomplished by knowing your environment.

A few things to remove:

  1. Plastic water bottles – switch to glass bottles and containers. Go buy a bottle of Peligrino and use that as your water bottle from here-on out.
  2. Fried foods – stop cooking with olive oil (its make-up changes when heated), but also avoid fried foods all together.
  3. Your cell phone – this is more of a sperm count issue, but carrying your cell phone in your jeans pocket is a great way to kill sperm. Put that thing in your jacket pocket for safe keeping.

3. Get some sleep.

Cortisol is one of the biggest enemies of testosterone when its levels start to rise. It’s a stress hormone, that is, when you’re stressing, your cortisol levels will rise. They also increase when you’re not getting enough sleep.

So, if you want that morning wood showing up under the sheets like a well pitched tent, then get some sleep.

The most important thing to take care of with your sleep isn’t sleeping in, it’s routine. If you want to get up early like many successful people do – not all, but many – then go to bed early. Don’t burn the candle from both ends. It’s admirable that you’re hustling and working your ass off in those long hours of the day and well into the night, but if you get a higher quality of sleep, not only of will the quality of your work increase, but you’ll get more work done, you’ll be able to focus for longer periods, and you’re going to positively effect your testosterone levels.

The Quick Fix

Now, we here in the west have become infatuated with quick fixes. They rarely work, but they sell. In this case, though, there are a few quick fixes that will actually help immediately.

The first is a cocktail to take in the morning and before bed:

The Testosterone Boosting Routine

Besides Boners

So the morning boner is a way of knowing that your testosterone levels are still healthy and thriving, but are there other ways to test this?

Indeed, for one, go to your doctor. The best way to test if your testosterone levels are healthy are to actually get them tested.

Keep in mind that it’s not just your overall testosterone levels that matter, it’s your “free testosterone” levels that matter most. So while vegans and vegetarians can have high, overall testosterone levels, their free T levels are typically lower, actually, MUCH lower.

From Androgen Deficiency in the Adult Male, by Malcolm Carruthers:

Strict low cholesterol diets have been shown to lower total and free testosterone levels by 14%. Vegetarian diets, especially low in protein, can increase SHBG, further reducing FT [free testosterone]. However, men put on a low fat, high-fiber, vegetarian diet have a 18% reception in both total testosterone and FT, which is reversed when they go back on a normal diet…

So go get tested, just don’t take the testosterone injections that he may or may not prescribe. All that T injections will do is create a dependancy on a bioidentical form of a hormone that your body produces naturally.

Why you shouldn’t listen to your doctor and take testosterone injections.

So, if you want to wake up with a morning boner, take the steps outlined in this article:

Fix your diet so your body has the building blocks of testosterone on a regular basis (cholesterol).

Get off your ass and start a strength training program.

Clean up your environment and start avoiding plastics.

Get a higher quality of sleep.

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