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    Ice baths to increase testosterone?

    Has there been any studies that show ice baths or cold showers increasing testosterone levels ?

    Tim Ferriss said in his book "tools of titans" that the cold stimulates production of LH/FSH, is there any truth to that?

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    Why would you be interested in this. If any increase it will serve no purpose in regards to bodybuilding

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    Quote Originally Posted by hustler101 View Post
    Has there been any studies that show ice baths or cold showers increasing testosterone levels ?

    Tim Ferriss said in his book "tools of titans" that the cold stimulates production of LH/FSH, is there any truth to that?
    It's laughable actually. First, it's not sustainable. Can you imagine taking cold showers daily for the rest of your life to increase T (if it does at all). Secondly, there may be in initial (short term) effect, but the body has mechanisms to maintain stable T levels, and negative feedback would eventually bring the system back to homeostasis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hustler101 View Post
    Has there been any studies that show ice baths or cold showers increasing testosterone levels ?

    Tim Ferriss said in his book "tools of titans" that the cold stimulates production of LH/FSH, is there any truth to that?
    It sounds purely speculative. Cold exposure can indeed stimulate the hypothalamus-pituitary to increase thyroid, cortisol, maybe a bit GH, then hypothetically FSH/LH but it would be really much of a modest and short lived increase if any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
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    If TAB were here she would argue about sun exposure of the ballsack.

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    The originator of the theory is no doubt confusing increased fertility with higher gonadotropin secretion. Yes, warmer temperatures can decrease fertility in men (hence, cooler temperatures normalize it), but that's a function of the operating ranges for spermatogenesis in testicles, not response to higher gonadotropins. The testicles require lower than body temperatures to work properly, which is why they hang down from the body.

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    Maybe you ought to give it a try for a month straight and report your results back promptly.....LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzarro View Post
    If TAB were here she would argue about sun exposure of the ballsack.

    So true. Miss her input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    So true. Miss her input.
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    I've heard it is good for recovery but I live in a colder climate and guss I turned into a sissy, the cold water showers are just too much to bear sometimes

    Any of you tried before? Fuck, I want to give it another try for them cave man gains but I'm already using test anyway so not sure how much it can help

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
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