This is surprising…are you exercising the right way?
Surprising my wife in the shower
Yesterday I’m in the shower using this new method I’ve perfected…
And I’m thrilled to see my member start coming alive, springing up and throbbing with power…
Then suddenly the curtain is ripped back and my wife, Jodi, is standing there…
But her eyes aren’t trained on my face — she’s staring open-mouthed at my bulging towel-hanger…
And before I can even say a word, she is taking off her robe and stepping into the shower with me…
And forgive me because this is not a brag — but for the first time in a long time, I lasted 45 minutes!
We only finished up because we were running out of hot water, LOL.
And I have this Shower Method to thank — ever since I’ve been using it, I’ve been growing in strength and power down there…
Low intensity or high intensity exercise — which one is better for men?
For years, low intensity “aerobic” exercise was touted as the gold standard of health-promoting activities.
Jogging, and various types of endurance exercise was seen as unquestionably healthful.
As usual, reality is considerably more nuanced.
Low-intensity exercise, like a light run or a jog, can indeed have positive effects.
It gently stimulates the cardiovascular system, and increases blood flow throughout the body.
However, it is now becoming evident that prolonged sessions of low-intensity exercise can also be a powerful stressor and lead to unfortunate consequences.
It is not unheard of for marathon runners to drop dead.
The simple reason is that prolonged exertion, even at low-intensity, takes a very significant toll on the body.
It is associated with catabolic (destructive) as opposed to anabolic (constructive) processes.
This is usually characterized by a suppressed metabolism (cold body temperature) and unfavourable hormonal profile following exercise.
High-intensity exercise is associated with radically different effects:
(…)serum sex steroid hormone concentrations, especially serum DHEA and 5α-dihydrotestosterone concentrations, increased only with high-intensity exercise, suggesting that different responses of sex steroid hormone secretion are induced by different exercise intensities in individuals with low and high levels of physical fitness. – Sato et al. (2016)
In other words, beneficial increases in steroid hormones were only found with high-intensity “anaerobic” exercise, not low-intensity “aerobic” exercise.
Sprinting, possibly the most fundamental high-intensity exercise in humans, is associated with an increase in the very protective and important DHT in men:
(…) our data demonstrate that DHT is acutely elevated following sprint cycle exercise and that this response is influenced by cycling cadence. – Smith et al. (2013)
The main takeaway from this is that low-intensity exercise is not king. Especially not for long durations.
At any age, incorporating short duration, high intensity exercises (sprinting, rowing machine, kettlebells etc.) is probably an excellent idea to benefit from increases in protective hormone production.
That being said, it is obviously important to ramp up the intensity according to your personal fitness level and health.
419% muscle growth in just 45 seconds? Here is the “exercise”
Just 45 seconds can get you bulging muscles and a rocky member…
I call it an “exercise” but it isn’t really. There are no gym exercises to do.
Yes, waist size gets firmer, and your chest and thigh muscles get better defined.
Some older guys even discover that yes, they have ab muscles, even a six pack.
Sato K, Iemitsu M, Katayama K, Ishida K, Kanao Y, Saito M. Responses of sex steroid hormones to different intensities of exercise in endurance athletes. Exp Physiol. 2016;101(1):168-175. doi:10.1113/EP085361
Tremblay MS, Copeland JL, Van Helder W. Effect of training status and exercise mode on endogenous steroid hormones in men. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2004;96(2):531-539. doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.00656.2003
Tremblay MS, Copeland JL, Van Helder W. Influence of exercise duration on post-exercise steroid hormone responses in trained males. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2005;94(5-6):505-513. doi:10.1007/s00421-005-1380-x
Smith AA, Toone R, Peacock O, Drawer S, Stokes KA, Cook CJ. Dihydrotestosterone is elevated following sprint exercise in healthy young men. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2013;114(10):1435-1440. doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.01419.2012