Going to the gym, and more specifically, pumping iron, solves a lot of problems that benefit men in many ways. Best of all, it positively affects your interaction with women.
1. Testosterone. Testosterone is the hormone that makes you get up off your lazy ass and go get some.
a. Pumping iron definitely pumps more testosterone in your system. The higher your testosterone level the greater the urge to get the job done.
b. Another way to amp up testosterone levels is to eat red meat. The best type of meat is very lean beef. My favorite cut is Eye of Round, and when I want to indulge, Filet Mignon. Here are some nutritional facts on meat cuts: http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/the-leanest-and-fattiest-cuts-of-steak
The worst type of meat source to eat is a hamburger, especially a fast-food hamburger. If you are going to have a hamburger, make it yourself, use lean meat (10% fat or less), skip the bun and use a lettuce wrap, and avoid spices and sauces that are loaded with salt. There are many no-salt seasonings on the shelf now that are great. My favorite is Mrs. Dash.
2. Attitude. Inactivity leads to depression. Exercise dumps feel-good hormones, serotonin and endorphins, into your system. It’s our body’s natural high. If there is one thing you can change to affect your mood it’s to work out or engage in a sport.
If you feel good, you will be more apt to go over and talk to that girl.
3. Heart-Healthy. Men’s bodies were meant to be in movement. In the Caveman days, we started out as hunters. Men’s bodies were meant to run, lift, and execute precision and skill in getting their prey. Today, we can go back to those same roots for maximum benefits. Running or any form of cardio is heart-healthy. Not only is cardio good for your heart, it’s good for endurance (wink), and it’s good for vascularity.
In bodybuilding, vascularity is the condition of having many, highly visible, prominent superficial veins. The skin appears “thin” due to an extreme reduction of subcutaneous fat (usually below 10%) and low water retention (non-bloat), allowing for maximum muscle definition.
Healthy blood flow also makes your penis rock hard. Drugs, alcohol, extra belly fat, and smoking all reduce healthy blood flow. Abdominal fat blocks the testosterone that is normally available to you, which in turn affects sexual functioning. Non-peak sexual performance is a huge wake-up call that your heart health suffering which could lead to clogged arteries, heart attack, stroke, or even death.
Go easy on the beer. Limit your intake to a max of two beers a day, a couple of days a week. Studies have shown that men who had three or more mixed drinks in less than a 2 hour period couldn’t get it up. Over time, chronic use of alcohol can cause hormonal and brain chemical changes that stifle sexual functioning, not to mention all those extra calories head straight to your waistline.
Nothing is sexier than a guy who is hungry to have sex. Chronic low-level stress like a difficult boss, looming deadlines, and too much debt can interfere with erections and sex drive. Commit to spending 15 minutes a day to tackle and solve one problem to remove this source of anxiety. After one stressor is removed, repeat with the next one until you have addressed them all.
4. Visual. Let’s face it. Men are visual. When you look in the mirror and you see results, you see some muscle definition, you see your waistline trimming down, you can’t help but feel good. When YOU feel good, you are more apt to approach a woman. When you LOOK good, women are drawn to you because they know you have put out some effort. What woman doesn’t wanna fall for a guy whom she perceives as being able to protect her? You big and strong brute, you!
Bottom line? When your mind (endorphins) and body (muscles) are in a good place, YOU are in a good place. That positive energy spills over to more easily approaching women and putting your best foot forward.
So, get up off that couch. Put your running shoes on. Go for a walk around the block. Start with baby steps. Do this for 30 minutes every day for a week. Next week, hit the gym, 3x a week. Start with 5 minutes of cardio, followed by 30 minutes of weights, followed by 10 minutes of cool down and stretching. With the free days, do an activity you enjoy. Pick-up basketball, body surfing, hiking, swimming, bicycling, or whatever. Just get outta the house!
I guarantee in 6 weeks you will feel better about yourself. In 6 weeks, you will be talking to more girls.
It’s simple math. Gym + YOU = Girls. Do it.
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