How To Measure Testosterone Levels With Fingers

How To Measure Testosterone Levels With Fingers

Most of us haven’t gotten our testosterone levels tested because of how much a pain in the butt it would be, right?

Block out one of your precious Saturdays, head over to the doctor’s office, read whatever boring magazine the receptionist puts out on the table, get your blood drawn…

I mean, really…

None of that sounds like a way I’d like to spend my day off and I’m sure it’s not how you want to spend yours.

But that’s why I’m writing you today…

There’s a simple way for you to get a ballpark measurement on your testosterone levels…

Using your fingers.

No, you’re not using your fingers to measure anything in your pants…

I mean, your fingers themselves will tell you where your testosterone levels are at…

Check out how to measure testosterone levels with fingers:

How To Measure Testosterone Levels With Fingers

First, hold your right hand out in front of your face like you’re Neo from the Matrix…

Next, look at your hand…

You trackin’ with me so far?

Good.

Now, is your ring finger (the fourth finger including your thumb) longer than your index finger (the second finger)?

If it is, give yourself a pat on the back because you may have superior testosterone levels to the guy sitting next to you…

But don’t pat yourself on the back for too long, because the ring to index ratio has less to do with how great of a job you’ve been doing at boosting your testosterone levels over the last couple of months as much as it has to do with the amount of testosterone you were born with

So you can just consider yourself lucky.

The Science Behind The Ratio

For most men, the ring finger is longer than the index finger, which is also known as the 2D:4D ratio…

So for instance, if your index finger is 2.8 inches long, and your ring finger is 3.1 inches long you have a ratio of 0.903…

And so the further that number is away from 1, the “higher” your testosterone levels are.

But the question remains… Why does this happen?

What is it about the ring finger that’s so special?

Well, interestingly enough, the ring finger has a high number of androgen receptors during early fetal development…

Androgen receptors are binding sites for testosterone.

So in the early stages of fetal development, the ring finger grows as a result of the amount of testosterone that’s pumped into the baby – also known as fetal puberty.

During this time, the fetus has an early surge of testosterone that influences the growth of the brain, heart, muscle, and bone – all of which will make an impact on the size, stature, and ability of the boy as he becomes a man.

In fact, a 2011 study showed that British athletes with a lower 2D:4D ratio was mentally tougher, more confident and optimistic, and determined to win than those with a higher 2D:4D ratio.

Those other guys… They never stood a chance.

What Next?

Well, the how to measure testosterone levels with fingers hack probably has some of you guys puffing out your chest a little bit…

And the rest of you considering how you’re going to get that darn thing to grow…

Remember, this is only an indicator of how much testosterone you were exposed to in the womb… not so much whether your T-boosting efforts have been a success or failure.

Whatever side of the 2D:4D ratio you came down on, keep working hard to increase your testosterone levels to become manlier by the minute…

For some help along the way check out these resources:

97 Science-Backed Foods For Boosting Testosterone

Anabolic Running

– Joe LoGalbo

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