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Guy Takes a Month Long Hike, Doubles Testosterone
« on: December 07, 2016, 02:47:49 pm »
I would like to know if both the before and after testosterone tests were taken at the same time of day.

There were a bunch of other improvements too. Now all I need is a month off, a backpack, and the will to live.

http://www.outsideonline.com/2125031/what-happens-your-body-thru-hike 
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Re: Guy Takes a Month Long Hike, Doubles Testosterone
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2016, 03:01:38 pm »
I would like to know if both the before and after testosterone tests were taken at the same time of day.

There were a bunch of other improvements too. Now all I need is a month off, a backpack, and the will to live.

http://www.outsideonline.com/2125031/what-happens-your-body-thru-hike

Interesting.    I'm an avid hiker, but no longer have the time to do as much as I would like.    I did a 60 mile hike 2 years ago, 7 days of blissful detachment from modern living.   You get up, eat,
pack, and the entire day is focused on  getting to your next destination.     No internet/cell phone/wifi - in short - no contact with the outside world while on the trail.   

Maybe his T doubled because that is how we evolved to live - up and moving most of the day outside.    There's no describing just how great I felt on a daily basis - total decompression and a
serene mind.   
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Re: Guy Takes a Month Long Hike, Doubles Testosterone
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 03:13:22 pm »
There's a study out there that shows that walking in nature decreases cortisol. But a regular one does not. And of course cortisol is antagonistic to testosterone in general.
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If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements. Yes, low T and E.D. are usually medical conditions.  There are potential risk with HRT:  http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_risks.aspx.
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Re: Guy Takes a Month Long Hike, Doubles Testosterone
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2016, 03:16:34 pm »
 For those interested this page the study and others that just show playing walking with lower cortisol


http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Walking_Testosterone.aspx
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2016, 03:54:17 pm »
I have been an avid backpacker and trail runner for most of my adult life.   I don't know if it ever bumped up my testosterone levels, but mentally its great.   However, I always drop weight on backpacking trips.   Usually close to a pound a day.   For example, this last summer I did a solo week off trail in the Wind River Range in the Bridger Wilderness.   I dropped 5 pounds.   Carrying yourself over high passes, across boulder fields, glaciers, and so on is very strenuous and you are only eating what you are carrying with you.

It has to be good for us though because its what we are evolved to do.   

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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2016, 12:03:19 am »
I have been an avid backpacker and trail runner for most of my adult life.   I don't know if it ever bumped up my testosterone levels, but mentally its great.   However, I always drop weight on backpacking trips.   Usually close to a pound a day.   For example, this last summer I did a solo week off trail in the Wind River Range in the Bridger Wilderness.   I dropped 5 pounds.   Carrying yourself over high passes, across boulder fields, glaciers, and so on is very strenuous and you are only eating what you are carrying with you.

It has to be good for us though because its what we are evolved to do.   

My campsite at Peak Lake:


Hey, they named a lake after me.  No, smart man to get out in all that gorgeous scenery and get away from all the urban metro crap for a few days!

If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements. Yes, low T and E.D. are usually medical conditions.  There are potential risk with HRT:  http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_risks.aspx.
My Health History: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/My_Health_Story.aspx.
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2016, 07:59:51 am »
I have been an avid backpacker and trail runner for most of my adult life.   I don't know if it ever bumped up my testosterone levels, but mentally its great.   However, I always drop weight on backpacking trips.   Usually close to a pound a day.   For example, this last summer I did a solo week off trail in the Wind River Range in the Bridger Wilderness.   I dropped 5 pounds.   Carrying yourself over high passes, across boulder fields, glaciers, and so on is very strenuous and you are only eating what you are carrying with you.

It has to be good for us though because its what we are evolved to do.   

My campsite at Peak Lake:


Hey, they named a lake after me.  No, smart man to get out in all that gorgeous scenery and get away from all the urban metro crap for a few days!

Yeah I work in IT as a Senior Sys Admin, so I need that time in the wilderness to disconnect from everything. 
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Re: Guy Takes a Month Long Hike, Doubles Testosterone
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2016, 09:46:38 am »
Yeah I work in IT as a Senior Sys Admin, so I need that time in the wilderness to disconnect from everything.

Oh, so you're on the other side of the Looking Glass as well, eh?  Yeah, you have to take breaks from those screens.
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements. Yes, low T and E.D. are usually medical conditions.  There are potential risk with HRT:  http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_risks.aspx.
My Health History: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/My_Health_Story.aspx.
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Re: Guy Takes a Month Long Hike, Doubles Testosterone
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2016, 02:56:11 pm »
@kcrunner - wow, beautiful spot!

I had a chance to go camping for three nights this summer and it cleared my head up a lot. Then I returned to the to the shit-show,and was almost immediately back to the baseline level of fear and loathing.

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Re: Guy Takes a Month Long Hike, Doubles Testosterone
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2016, 03:58:55 pm »
I have been an avid backpacker and trail runner for most of my adult life.   I don't know if it ever bumped up my testosterone levels, but mentally its great.   However, I always drop weight on backpacking trips.   Usually close to a pound a day.   For example, this last summer I did a solo week off trail in the Wind River Range in the Bridger Wilderness.   I dropped 5 pounds.   Carrying yourself over high passes, across boulder fields, glaciers, and so on is very strenuous and you are only eating what you are carrying with you.

It has to be good for us though because its what we are evolved to do.   

My campsite at Peak Lake:


Hey, they named a lake after me.  No, smart man to get out in all that gorgeous scenery and get away from all the urban metro crap for a few days!

Yeah I work in IT as a Senior Sys Admin, so I need that time in the wilderness to disconnect from everything.

Ha.  Same here, long-time IT guy.   

There's a small nature reserve near work and I try and get there every day during lunch to walk for about 20 minutes.    That seems to help a lot, just walking through the trees, listening to the birds/river, and absorbing some sun does a lot to calm me down.   How did you post those pictures?    I have some spectacular ones from my hiking trip a few years ago.

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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2016, 05:01:07 pm »
I have been an avid backpacker and trail runner for most of my adult life.   I don't know if it ever bumped up my testosterone levels, but mentally its great.   However, I always drop weight on backpacking trips.   Usually close to a pound a day.   For example, this last summer I did a solo week off trail in the Wind River Range in the Bridger Wilderness.   I dropped 5 pounds.   Carrying yourself over high passes, across boulder fields, glaciers, and so on is very strenuous and you are only eating what you are carrying with you.

It has to be good for us though because its what we are evolved to do.   

My campsite at Peak Lake:


Hey, they named a lake after me.  No, smart man to get out in all that gorgeous scenery and get away from all the urban metro crap for a few days!

Yeah I work in IT as a Senior Sys Admin, so I need that time in the wilderness to disconnect from everything.

Ha.  Same here, long-time IT guy.   

There's a small nature reserve near work and I try and get there every day during lunch to walk for about 20 minutes.    That seems to help a lot, just walking through the trees, listening to the birds/river, and absorbing some sun does a lot to calm me down.   How did you post those pictures?    I have some spectacular ones from my hiking trip a few years ago.

You have to upload images to an image posting service and then use img tags on here to point to the url.

We have a fitness center and gym at my work.   I either lift or run every day over lunch.   When I run one of my routes takes me to a nature park that starts just 2 miles from our office downtown. 
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Total Testosterone: 829 ng/dl
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2016, 05:57:51 pm »

Ha.  Same here, long-time IT guy.   

There's a small nature reserve near work and I try and get there every day during lunch to walk for about 20 minutes.    That seems to help a lot, just walking through the trees, listening to the birds/river, and absorbing some sun does a lot to calm me down.   How did you post those pictures?    I have some spectacular ones from my hiking trip a few years ago.

Nice on both the IT and the images.  Here's how you do it:

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If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements. Yes, low T and E.D. are usually medical conditions.  There are potential risk with HRT:  http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_risks.aspx.
My Health History: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/My_Health_Story.aspx.
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Re: Guy Takes a Month Long Hike, Doubles Testosterone
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2016, 05:57:51 pm »