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THE LIFE OF QUIET DESPERATION

Thoreau said, Most men lead a life of quiet desperation.

I remember when I was there. I was waking up every morning, eating horrible foods, working away at a job that I knew I had no future in.

I was wandering, lost, not in any way living a story worth reading.

Average is the enemy of every man on this planet, and it’s an enemy that almost none of us will defeat.

In fact, we’re actually becoming biologically more average than we’ve ever been. The average guy today has 20% less testosterone than a guy at his same age only a decade ago.

When I was wandering, I was a shell of what I could be and thank God I had the wherewithal to understand that my hormones could have something to do with this steady state of quiet desperation.

Testosterone is much more than just a fat loss or muscle building hormone, it’s at the core of what makes you a man.

You get a surge in testosterone when you compete, another when you win, another when you make a bunch of money.

Testosterone acts like a hormonal reward system, rewarding the winners and punishing the losers.

To be the man you first have to act like the man, and your hormones will reward you for doing so.

Stay soft and sedated, and you’ll experience atrophy, regression, you’ll become something, someone smaller and more insignificant than you were created to become.

Act ambitiously, audaciously, and you’ll grow and evolve.

When I was in this state of average I found out that my hormones were low, that I was in the low end for my age, and while I was told I can take shots, I instead sought ways to force my body into creating more of this powerful hormone by changing how I acted, what I ate, and even how I trained.

While the vast majority of literature I read pushed a pill, potion, or powder, I saw the truth, that the optimal diet for testosterone is simple…

2 meals and a shake. One carbs meal, one fats meal, both meals contain protein.

I saw that men actually need a balanced diet, as carbs help lower cortisol and fats help us produce testosterone, and protein helps us maintain low body fat.

I saw that how I was living was ‘low T’ in itself.

I had finished boxing, so I was no longer competing. I was working a job that really didn’t push me. For the first time I lost the ambition that I’d had my entire life.

So, I changed what I could control.

I fixed my diet. Focused on strength training. And I started acting as the guy I wanted to become.

I started a business that helped other guys fix their training and nutrition and lifestyle issues as well.

My ‘turn’ wasn’t found in a program, but in research, in trial and error, and now, in the Man Diet.

Too many men are living lives of quiet desperation.

They’re living beneath what they’re capable of and this massive decline in testosterone is being almost entirely overlooked by the mainstream.

Certain things act as a foundation from which we can build upon and propell from, being a healthy, optimal ELITE man with ELITE testosterone levels is one of them.

We’ll cover other methods and ways to escape average in the coming weeks, but if you haven’t yet, ensure that you get your free copy of the Man Diet here.

Get after it brother.

 

Be Legendary,

Chad Howse

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