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    Does working legs increase testosterone levels?

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    Not to any significant degree or time
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    short answer: yes.

    answer in the context you are obviously looking for: no
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    Originally Posted by allergic2rice View Post
    short answer: yes.

    answer in the context you are obviously looking for: no
    In what other context does it increase?
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    Diet. Nuts, Olive Oil, rest, etc.
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    Originally Posted by Sangbanga View Post
    In what other context does it increase?
    in the sense that an average body builder will have higher test levels than someone who sits on the couch
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    Sort of.

    You can maximize the hormonal response to exercise—and, over time, the
    increase in muscle size—by paying attention to the structure of your resistance
    training program. In general, the hormonal response to exercise is greatest when
    using high exercise volume (three or four sets of 6 to 12 repetitions for each
    exercise), heavy loads (greater than 80 percent of maximal strength), short rest
    periods (one to two minutes between sets), and exercises that target large muscle
    mass (squats, deadlifts, power cleans, and so forth). (For a review of the hormonal
    responses and adaptations to resistance exercise, see Kraemer and Ratamess 2005.)
    It may be helpful to keep in mind that the hormonal response to exercise is generally
    correlated to the amount of metabolic stress. Therefore, workouts that are structured
    using high volume and intensity, short rest periods, and that use large muscle
    mass will maximize the body’s natural capacity to stimulate muscle growth.
    The significance of the relationship between an increase in the anabolic hormones
    circulating in the bloodstream and gains in muscle strength was demonstrated in
    a clever experiment performed by a group of scientists in Denmark (Hansen et
    al. 2001). First, the scientists tested the arm strength of a group of subjects and,
    subsequently, divided the subjects into two groups: One group trained only their
    arms (A group), and the other group trained their arms and their legs (AL group).
    Both groups spent the same amount of time training their arms; however, the AL
    group performed additional leg exercises to increase the concentration of circulating
    anabolic hormones—that is, testosterone and growth hormone (as already
    mentioned, the amount of anabolic hormones in the blood will increase more if a
    large amount of muscle is exercised). At the end of the experiment, the scientists
    found that the A group increased their arm strength by 9 percent, while the AL
    group increased their arm strength by 37 percent! This study clearly shows the
    importance of recruiting a large muscle mass during resistance exercise, because
    doing so causes a large increase in anabolic hormones and a greater increase in
    strength.
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    You can maximize the hormonal response to exercise—and, over time, the
    increase in muscle size—by paying attention to the structure of your resistance
    training program. In general, the hormonal response to exercise is greatest when
    using high exercise volume (three or four sets of 6 to 12 repetitions for each
    exercise), heavy loads (greater than 80 percent of maximal strength), short rest
    periods (one to two minutes between sets), and exercises that target large muscle
    mass (squats, deadlifts, power cleans, and so forth). (For a review of the hormonal
    responses and adaptations to resistance exercise, see Kraemer and Ratamess 2005.)
    It may be helpful to keep in mind that the hormonal response to exercise is generally
    correlated to the amount of metabolic stress. Therefore, workouts that are structured
    using high volume and intensity, short rest periods, and that use large muscle
    mass will maximize the body’s natural capacity to stimulate muscle growth.
    The significance of the relationship between an increase in the anabolic hormones
    circulating in the bloodstream and gains in muscle strength was demonstrated in
    a clever experiment performed by a group of scientists in Denmark (Hansen et
    al. 2001). First, the scientists tested the arm strength of a group of subjects and,
    subsequently, divided the subjects into two groups: One group trained only their
    arms (A group), and the other group trained their arms and their legs (AL group).
    Both groups spent the same amount of time training their arms; however, the AL
    group performed additional leg exercises to increase the concentration of circulating
    anabolic hormones—that is, testosterone and growth hormone (as already
    mentioned, the amount of anabolic hormones in the blood will increase more if a
    large amount of muscle is exercised). At the end of the experiment, the scientists
    found that the A group increased their arm strength by 9 percent, while the AL
    group increased their arm strength by 37 percent! This study clearly shows the
    importance of recruiting a large muscle mass during resistance exercise, because
    doing so causes a large increase in anabolic hormones and a greater increase in
    strength.
    -Strength Training by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association & Lee Brown
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    If you work it with high intensity then yes, it does.
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    any kind of resistance training will be raising your test levels, as well as many other acts of exercise. hell, even sex or masturbation will raise test levels bro. so get to whacking.

    all you need to grow is to lift weights and eat like you want to gain weight. trying to get dat dere 'test boost' aint gonna happen magically just b/c you did squats or deads...but i certainly wouldn't exclude them from any training routine.
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    lifting increases levels along with many other factors. Leg training requires the most use of muscles fibers though so that is why it is said it increase test levels the most.
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