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Becoming an Alpha Male: Body Language Tips

Actions speak louder than words, and in the world of the Alpha Male being heard is everything. Both vocally or physically, you need to convey what you want, and that you’re going to get it. You’re not demanding anything, you’re simply stating a fact: this is your world and you’re in control.

And we’re here to help you get it.

This article is your ultimate guide to cement that fact, providing you with the 5 best body language tips in the business, and how you can use them to your advantage.

In it, you will learn to the secrets to how a true alpha male:

  • Holds Eye Contact
  • Uses Facial Expressions
  • Stands
  • Walks
  • Sits

But’s it not just about how your body language can influence other people, it can also influence yourself – in particular, your testosterone levels.alpha-bodylanguage

The Link between Body Language and boosting your Testosterone Levels

Before we move on to the body language section, we need to define the link between testosterone levels and body language. Research from Harvard University has shown a clear correlation between your body language and hormone levels [1].

The study was split in two body positions ‘high power’ (open and relaxed) versus ‘low power’ (closed and guarded) poses. The results indicated that high power poses had a 20% increase in testosterone and a 25% decrease in cortisol levels [1].

This galvanizes the link between body language, boosting your testosterone levels and reducing your cortisol levels.

The Role of Cortisol

Cortisol is the stress hormone that can have serious implications on your health if you can’t control it – and it’s at its peak whenever your mentally or physically at your limit.

High levels of coritsol lower your testosterone levels, which can lead to muscle wastage and weight gain by its effect on your hormones.

One study followed ten professional level cyclists performing at their maximum workload to see the correlation between cortisol and their testosterone levels – the results were astounding. Every time there was an increase in cortisol, their T-levels would take a hit, and vice-versa. One directly affected the other. [2]

Other side effects associated with high cortisol include insomnia, a poor immune system, anxiety and low libido. The opposite of what you want.

Basic Alpha Male Body Language Tips

1) Eye Contact

Eye contact is more than looking a person straight in the eyes. Being a confident alpha male means that you should not be afraid of looking at people and/or things that you are really interested in. You may already know how important eye contact is!

However the way in which we make eye contact can convey whether you’re an alpha male, or a beta – you can read more about eye contact and how you can use it to assert your dominance in the link below:

Learn the secret to Eye Contact
– Click Here –


2) Facial Expressions

Facial expressions are a huge component of body language. A smile, or a stern expression can work wonders in the right environment. Speaking without really saying anything can also be viewed as alpha male, you may want to try the following gestures in the mirror:

  • Smile more slowly  Convey a more genuine emotion
  • Smile when you meet someone – Appear friendly but confident
  • Nod once during conversation – Seem more engaged and focused with your recipient
  • Switch from smiling to serious  Keep your audience on their toes.

Avoid

  • Looking confused or scared – This conveys weakness and vulnerability
  • Faking a smile  You’ll appear disingenuous and all around fake!

3) Standing

This is one of the better Alpha Male Body Language Tips out there.

Again, look at yourself in a mirror, preferably one that you can see your entire body, and answer the following questions honestly:

  • Does your posture express masculine power?
  • Could you provide the dominant force required to run a pack?
  • Do you appear confident with a zest for life?

If you have answered ‘no’ to any of these questions, or you’re not sure what that looks like, you need to work on your overall posture and attitude.alpha-group-dominant1

Granted that ‘standing up straight’ is the start of the posture jigsaw, but there are also many more pieces to add. Try the following hacks, test them out and see how you get on with them:

  • Stand up tall and straight, open up your chest – This gives off the sign that you are not afraid to attack (if necessary!!)
  • Expand your shoulders – Take up more space, demonstrating your importance
  • Place your feet a touch wider than your shoulders – Emphasize your strength and solid stature
  • Keep your head up and look straight ahead – Appear more confident
  • Straighten up your neck and spine – Add a few more inches to your height
  • Keep your hands in line with your torso or on near your hips – Remain in control with a constant ‘power pose’

4) Walking

Whether you are walking down the street or into the gym, you need to create that first impression. When an alpha male enters into a room, he’s confident; walking slowly and taking smooth balanced steps.

Therefore the way that you walk really does matter and analyzing and correcting it does only take a couple of days. By tweaking your walk you ensure that people perceive you as strong – all you need are the following adjustments:

  • Use long and balanced strides – rarely rushed, small, fast steps appear more nervous and ‘feminine’
  • Walk with a purpose – like you are the top dog and the most important person in the world.

A key point to consider is the Beta males often walk with short steps and from A to B in rushed and clumsy manner. Think about what this look like to your audience:


5) Sitting

An alpha male takes as much sitting room as he thinks that he needs. As a rule of thumb, bigger and wider is always better. You should always sit up straight, legs open in a comfortable position, lean back, show your torso as this demonstrates that you are not afraid of conflict and ready for action at any time.

Never sit with your legs too close together, don’t close off your posture with hands as this can be deemed as defensive and always envisage how a king sits on a throne!


Alpha Male Body Language Tips Conclusion

Overall these are the key five factors of strong Body Language.

How you stare, appear, stand, sit or even move are all incredibly important to making that impact of intimidation, attraction, dominance or whatever emotion you require to get the best out of a situation.

But there’s far more than just these five tips.

Want to be even more Alpha?

We’re in the process of compiling the comprehensive guide to all things Alpha Male. If you want to be even higher up the food chain check out our other guides:

Becoming an Alpha Male: Eye Contact 101
Becoming an Alpha Male: Dominant Voice 101


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References:

[1] Carney, Dana R., Amy J. C. Cuddy, and Andy J. Yap. 2010. “Power Posing: Brief Nonverbal Displays Affect Neuroendocrine Levels and Risk Tolerance.” Psychological Science 21 (10): 1363–68. doi:10.1177/0956797610383437.

[2] Hoogeveen A. R., Zonderland M. L. Relationships between testosterone, cortisol and performance in professional cyclists. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 1996;17(6):423–428.


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