Your body contains its own natural anabolic hormones that it uses to create new tissue, and these are released primarily during sleep. Your body has evolved to move towards an anabolic state when the sun goes down, and back towards a catabolic state when the sun rises. So, sleep time is when your body is best at actually building your muscles and engaging in hypertrophy.
Here are some things you can do in your daily life to improve your testosterone levels:
- Get more sleep, and go to bed on time. Don’t stare at your bright laptop screen all night. If you really genuinely have to get some work done overnight, search Google for ‘Stereopsis F.lux’ and download the software. I’ve been using it for over a year now, and it’s fantastic
- Men: stop masturbating. If you think I’m crazy, search YouTube for ‘The Great Porn Experiment – TEDx’. Watching this video will literally change your life, no exaggeration. I could literally rant for hours and hours about the amazing benefits of this, but I’ll restrain myself and let you discover them for yourself
- Do heavy, compound lifts to elicit a greater hormonal response. Heavy snatch grip deadlifts alone will help to achieve this