5 Manly Hobbies that Will Raise Testosterone Levels Naturally (Backed by Research)

There’s way too much estrogen in the modern World, it’s time to fight back with some testosterone raising hobbies.

Which is why I made this short list of scientifically proven daily activities and hobbies that will surely increase testosterone levels naturally.

Here they are:

1. Watching Sports

testosterone and sports winning and losingNothing screams man more than watching sports.

And it’s actually a scientifically proven fact that watching sports, alone or with your mates, will increase your testosterone levels. Provided that your team wins.

The researchers in this study found out that when 21 males were watching the world cup of Soccer, their testosterone levels increased if their team won, and their testosterone levels decreased when their team lost.

Obviously the sport and the result has to be meaningful for you to experience this boost in testosterone.

NOTE: If the sport is completely unrelevant to your interests, you could spice things up with sports betting.

2. Hunting

hunting and testosteroneThere isn’t too many women I know of who practice hunting.

It’s probably due to the fact that hunting is deep down a thing of men. Even in the primal era, the men gathered up to a group and left for weeks to hunt for food. Women stayed in the camp and gathered food and supplies nearby.

Hence why the primal human is often referred as the hunter-gatherer.

The thing to understand here, is that we’re still hunter-gatherers. We just happen to be around different surroundings.

It comes not as a surprise that this study also found that men notice a significant increase in their serum testosterone levels after a successful hunting trip.

3. Chopping Wood

testosterone and wood choppingFor years people have wondered why lumberjacks have such thick beards and masculine appearances.

Some have said that all the axe swinging and physical activity are the only reason for that, and for sure that may be partly true…

…But that’s not the only reason.

In one study, the researchers found out that men who chop trees, notice a significant boost in testosterone levels for hours after.

So no wonder why lumberjacks have thick beards. They’re practicing a physical activity that boosts testosterone almost daily. Some for most of their lives.

4. Lifting Heavy Stuff

lifting heavy and testosteroneThe primal male used to be really strong. He lifted big rocks and fought all sorts of dangerous animals and other humans.

He was an animal, and so are we, still to this day.

We have those same evolutionary triggers inside of us that the primal male had, and they’re waiting to be “activated”.

Those evolutionary triggers can be activated by doing the same stuff as the primal male did, and when you do something physically demanding or even dangerous that triggers that evolutionary response in your brain, your body will reward you with a hormonal surge.

Obviously the easiest way to do just that, is to get yourself some weights. Then just simply lift them.

I’m not talking about any sissy 5 pound dumbbells or weird pneumatic machines. I’m talking about heavy stuff such as rocks, wood trunks, or just a plain old barbell loaded with plates.

Do I have any science to back up this claim?

Yes I do, there’s plenty studies about how lifting heavy stuff boosts T.

5. Successful Business

business and testosteroneClosing some big number deals and making some honest dough with buying and selling or even by creating something yourself, is a great way to boost testosterone levels.

And it’s manly too for sure. Yes I know that some women can also do business, but the term “business man” should tell you something.

Actually testosterone might be one of the key ingredients in making money.

Don’t believe me? Check out this study:

In this study conducted by the researchers at the Business School of Cambridge University had 17 young future traders as their test subjects.

What they found out was that in the mornings when the subjects had “higher than normal” testosterone levels, they also made above average profits.

Those above average profits then fueled testosterone production (one guy went on a 6 day winning streak and got a nice 74% boost in testosterone).

According to the leading researcher of the study, John Coates, this creates a positive feedback loop where testosterone fuels profits and the profits fuel testosterone.

NOTE: Don’t think that you could just inject some testosterone and suddenly get rich. The researchers also state that the feedback loop ends when testosterone increases to a certain point where men become “risky”. This means that they will either get really really rich, or just plain broke.


In this estrogen fueled modern world where masculinity is almost seen as a sin, and where “being in touch with the feminine side” is widely accepted and even engouraged, it’s good to know that some basic manly things will still fuel our testosterone production.

This creates a nice positive loop as these testosterone boosting activities will boost your T levels, and the increased testosterone will get you more interested in masculine hobbies.

Meaning that there’s nothing wrong in hunting, watching sports, lifting heavy stuff, doing business, or chopping wood.

It’s all good, and the research even proves that.

5 Manly Hobbies that Will Raise Testosterone Levels Naturally (Backed by Research) was last modified: March 27th, 2017 by Ali Kuoppala

Ali Kuoppala

Ali Kuoppala is the founder of Anabolic Men, and an Independent Researcher that has been credited with organizing the findings that have helped thousands of men reach hormonal balance.
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  1. ilias on 29/06/2014 at 02:00

    what is the minimum testosterone level that is enough to have chest hair

    • Ali Kuoppala on 02/07/2014 at 23:01

      Body hair growth is mostly regulated by dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which gets converted from testosterone.

      There’s not a certain limit on what will trigger the hair growth and it’s somewhat different regarding the body type, population, etc.

      • bahadur on 15/09/2014 at 05:11

        My dad has too much hair on body, hand and face….. Does that make me easier to to have body hair when i increase testosterone???

    • josh on 03/07/2014 at 15:50

      Plus, women generally don’t like hairy men any more. Trust me, I know…..

      • Ali Kuoppala on 03/07/2014 at 16:11

        Well, aint that a woman then if it has no hair?

  2. M_Reus on 10/03/2015 at 12:26

    Hi, i’ve been thinking about doing motorcycle track racing as a hobby, but my T-levels have also been rather low in recent years. Do you think the testies would suffer too much from the tracksuit and sitting for hours on the mc-seat?

    • M_Reus on 20/03/2015 at 10:12

      By tracksuit I mean motorcycle suit.

  3. William Lebek on 02/12/2015 at 15:05

    I would like to know what you think about religions Ali 😀

    • Ali Kuoppala on 02/12/2015 at 15:33

      Nothing much, I simply don’t care about religions and/or atheism or whatever. Because of my first name people tend to think that I would be a muslim but I’m far from it lol.

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