Over the years in many of my home study courses, I’ve commented on how to increase your testosterone through posture.
Although it’s a very, very small part of my courses, it’s nevertheless important.
And this is one of the studies that shows how effective posture is.
You can actually raise testosterone by how you stand, how you sit, and how you move.
High-power posers experienced elevations in testosterone, decreases in cortisol, and increased feelings of power and tolerance for risk.
This is something that’s very easy to try out in your own life.
In one of my courses, I show a posture that you can use in the bathroom before sex.
It raises your testosterone dramatically and only takes a few seconds.
Here, take this quick quiz.
So here are the poses they used in the study.
Are these going to raise your testosterone, or lower it?
Now look at these poses.
Are these going to raise your testosterone or lower it?
Our results show that posing in high-power displays causes physiological, psychological, and behavioral changes—elevation of the
dominance hormone testosterone, reduction of the stress hormone cortisol, and increases in behaviorally demonstrated risk tolerance and feelings of power.
You can’t get much better than that.
Stand a certain way, or sit a certain way and you can affect your hormone levels.
You can increase your testosterone, lower your cortisol stress hormone, and feel more powerful.
Researchers actually tested the cortisol and testosterone levels of both men and women in the high power and the low-power postures.
They found that posture powerfully increases testosterone and lowers cortisol in both men and women.
If you want the illustrated guide here it is:
Don’t underestimate the effects of how you said, how you stand, and how you walk.
You’ll notice that you feel more powerful, too!
What should you do now?
Practice spreading yourself out.
Practice taking up more space when you walk in when you sit.
Practice putting your arms out.
Practice sitting by “man-spreading,” splaying your legs out.
You should practice leaning into a conversation.
And you should practice generally exhibiting the kinds of postures that we intuitively know are power postures.
You’ll get a much better effect with women — men will respect you more — and you’ll feel better about yourself.