Where Did the Myth Get Started?
The thought appears to have begun with Bulgarian Olympic lifting mentor Ivan Abadjiev. Over a 20-year time frame, Abadjiev turned a weightlifting crew that battled to win anything into one that won various European, World, and Olympic titles.
As opposed to prepare once per day for a few hours all at once, the Bulgarians would prepare various occasions both in the first part of the day and in the early evening, with each instructional meeting enduring from 30 to 45 minutes.
The convention depended on Abadjiev’s case that raised blood testosterone levels must be kept up for somewhere in the range of 30 and an hour, with the normal being 45 minutes.
Regardless of whether he really accepted this himself is difficult to say.
Nicknamed “the Butcher” for the limited level of devotion and responsibility he requested from his competitors, rumors from far and wide suggest that Abadjiev’s requirement for control was tremendous.
He once had an insubordinate student shipped off the military to work from first light to nightfall in a stone quarry.
Keeping them in the exercise center all day may have had significantly less to do with testosterone than it did with forcing order and control on his competitors.