Golf and Testosterone

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

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Golf and Your Testosterone Levels: A Very Powerful Link

In my former days of training golfers at my studio, The Golfer’s Athletic Club, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida – I had so many clients who were curious about natural testosterone levels and their effect on golf performance. Many interesting conversations took place – and they sparked me to dig deeper into the topic.

Can We Boost Testosterone?

Can We Boost Testosterone?

But back then, I wasn’t blogging and communicating with people around the world via my websites and DVDs – so I just put the notes away for future use. Well, today I found those notes and revisited the topic…

You’ll appreciate what I’m about the share…

What’s a Normal Testosterone Level?

The typical male testosterone level is between 250ng/dl to 850 ng/dl. In a 45 year old man normal testosterone levels are around 600 ng/dl. These numbers provide a range and there are many factors which determine what “normal” is for each person.

Some recent reports and updates from leading medical organizations claim 350ng/dl should be considered low and treatment options explored for any patient at or below that level.

I won’t get info the science and academics of testosterone – but if you do want the finer details I’ll share some more helpful links at the end of this article.

In 2002 a golf and testosterone study was conducted to:

1) To investigate the effects of a physical conditioning program (strength, power and flexibility training) on clubhead speed, consistency, and putting distance control.

2) To investigate the effects of 36 continuous holes of competitive golf on testosterone and cortisol response and their relation to performance.

Here is part of the abstract:

Testosterone-to-cortisol ratio was significantly lower (45%) throughout the competition compared to baseline. Significant correlations resulted between: 36-hole AUC testosterone-to-cortisol ratio difference and 36-hole score (r = 0.82), somatic anxiety and pre-round cortisol, testosterone, and testosterone-to-cortisol ratio. These results indicate a significant hormonal strain during 10 hours of competitive golf and low TIC ratio relation with low golf scores.

So what does this mean to us?

Not only do we have the age-related decline of natural testosterone levels, BUT playing a lot of golf also has a negative effect on testosterone. So, your game suffers because of the drop – both on an acute level from the physical and mental stress of playing – and also from on a chronic level from factors of everyday living and aging.

So, we already know proper and consistent exercise combined with balanced, high-quality nutrition are 2 of the top ways to boost testosterone levels naturally.

But are there other natural ways to get that “boost”?

I get that question a lot. And the simple answer is “Yes.”

I’m 41 now – and although everything works like a champ – I’m always interested in having a little “edge” – as long as it is natural and legal.

When I turned 40, I added 3 natural elements to my supplement regime. They are:

1 – Ashwagandha
2 – Spirulina
3 – Moringa

I used to have to buy them separately, but my partners created an all in one formula which I started taking a while ago. They also added 3 other synergistic natural elements to the final formula.

You can read about it and/or watch the video here:

Boost Your Slumping MoJo and Your Health

Here are some of those links with interesting testosterone information:
Sex drive vs. golf drive: Player sues PGA over testosterone

Testosterone on Wikipedia

Father Time and Mother Nature can’t be stopped, BUT we can make the most of our lives by incorporating 3 proven habits into our daily routines:

1 – Smart Exercise
2 – High-Quality Nutrition
3 – Wise Supplementation

Your trusted trainer,

- Joey Atlas

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