Body Language and Testosterone: How to Get 20% More T in Less Than 2 Minutes

What if I told you that you could get roughly 20% more testosterone in less than 2 minutes for free and from the comfort of your own home. What if I also told you that the trick is scientifically proven and pretty easy to do.

Want to know what it is?

Great, then take a look at this:

Body Language Influences Testosterone Production

more testosterone with body language and confidenceMost of the communication we do is non-verbal, meaning that we speak more with our bodies and expressions than we do with our mouth.

It’s also a known fact that confident humans and animals both have a habit of showing “alpha” body language…

For example a baboon might express his power by holding his breath which causes his chest to expand. Whereas a successful business man or a boss can cross his fingers behind his head and lean back on a chair to open up showing that he isn’t afraid of taking space and is in control.

Insecurity and weakness can also be seen through body language. Actions such as restless legs and fingers, closing up to a small space, crossing arms, not making eye contact, and hunched up posture all show that you’re scared, weak, and not in control.

It’s all in our evolution, these models are somewhat “hard coded” into our brains, and we often do these things without noticing it ourselves.

But could showing powerful “alpha” body language actually make us more powerful and confident? And could weak body language really make you more weaker and inferior?

That’s what this study from Cuddy et al. examined:

They had 24 test subjects who gave their baseline saliva hormones to the researchers and then were randomly assigned to groups where they would do either “power-poses” or “low-power-poses”. (poses used in the study shown below).

posture and testosterone levels

Each subject held the pose for 2 minutes and then the researchers again tested their salivary hormones to see if there was anything different going on…

body language and testosterone levels

Remarkably the results showed that only a mere 2 minutes of holding a “power-pose” was enough to increase testosterone levels by 20%, whereas the stress hormone cortisol also decreased by -25%.

The “low-power” group saw a -10% reduction in salivary testosterone levels and a 15% increase in the stress hormone cortisol.

These results show that when you express power and leadership through your body language, your brain and hormones will pick up and follow, actually making you more powerful, confident, and relaxed.

Whereas when you’re expressing weakness and insecurity through closed up and hunched postures, then your brain and hormones will again pick up, but this time they make you weaker and more stressed up.

Here’s an interesting video where the lead researcher of that study, Amy Cuddy, explains a bit more:


It’s not a myth that your body language can shape your brain, beliefs, and even hormonal parameters.

This incredible 20% increase in testosterone from just a simple 2 minute posture hack shows how easy it can be to boost testosterone levels naturally.

Just stand tall and relax. Oh and also, here’s 52 more ways to raise testosterone levels.

Body Language and Testosterone: How to Get 20% More T in Less Than 2 Minutes 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. Pedro Mendes de Araújo on 31/05/2014 at 04:57

    Pretty cool! It looks like our minds have a lot of influence on our body and even our hormones, which is why we need to have a confident, manly attitude.

    • Ali Kuoppala on 31/05/2014 at 20:30

      Yup attitude plays a key role in everything, recent studies have even shown that the mind can be used as a tool to improve overall health drastically, and common sense has known this for thousands of years 😀

  2. isaac m on 07/01/2015 at 05:14

    I read an article recently that said you can improve body composition and build muscle just by imagining working out….Not sure how valid it is. but you should check it out

  3. Trinity de Guzman on 02/02/2015 at 23:44

    Thanks so much for all your great info! What do you think about consuming matcha green tea powder during the 16 hour fasting period? Would you say I’d still get all the benefits of the HGH boost? Some people say matcha has no calories, some say it has 3calories per gram. I would only consume 2-3 grams. What’s your opinion on this? Thank you!

  4. John on 14/02/2015 at 01:28

    This is fantastic! Thank you very much for this. I’m new here and am just about to purchase the Testshock program. I’m getting my blood tested next week but am going to be blown away if my levels aren’t ridiculously low (thinking of such….. what all would you recommend I get measured?)

    How long do you imagine this hormonal shift would last after holding this posture? I think it’s time to start looking for every chance there is to move like a badass!


  5. John Jones on 30/01/2016 at 22:12

    Its true its a must actually and i should practice it more.

  6. […] To spike up your testosterone production by 20% in less than 2 minutes, all it takes is for you to assume a different position. That’s all there is to it! […]

  7. OnTheBayou on 12/04/2017 at 17:53

    One of the most useful, inspirational, and powerful TED talks I’ve ever watched. The audience reaction affirms this.


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