If you watch Turd Flinging Monkey (TFM) on YouTube, you may have heard him use the phrase that “testosterone is the hormone of the Gods.” Sometimes, he even plays a silly clip with a booming and distorted voice with that message. Yet, I have severe reservations about such strong claims.
TFM uses that phrase when comparing male and female achievement. Testosterone gives you drive and it allows you to withstand stress. Sure, I don’t dispute any of that. However, and this is
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A high level of testosterone may help you on the basketball court and in the gym. Otherwise, it’s a liability. Even if testosterone and IQ were not negatively correlated, the issue is that high levels of testosterone lead to undesirable behavior that will get you into all kinds of trouble. You can now quip about “toxic masculinity”, but that is not quite the point. Have you ever encountered a guy on a steroid cycle? There is even the term “roid rage”. This is not a joke. I have seen guys who were so jacked up from roids that they actively sought out fights. A particularly bizarre case of that was with a bouncer at a club I went to a few times; that guy got into trouble because he repeatedly mistreated customers. The last thing I heard was that he broke some dude’s jaw without any prior provocation. I don’t know what happened to him in the end.
If you want to lift more in the gym, become more impulsive, and find out if you can beat up some other dude, then by all means get a big shot of the hormone of the Gods. Otherwise, you’re better of with reglular levels. Testosterone is helpful in moderation. You don’t want to be a soyboy or a roider, though.
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