Today’s blog concerns a reader comment regarding his fitness and TRT protocol.
We’re putting it out there to hammer home a very important point about using testosterone.
IT’S NOT A
Information about You:
I”m 48 and male – 5’6 / 245 pounds. Have low T (free 39 and total 162 pg/ml, estradiol 24, LH 5.1 / FSH 4.4 mIU/ml). I take Armour Thyroid .30 and my range is normal. I have elevated blood pressure and take .10 Lisinopril. I have very low libido. Went to an endo and just started me on .80 cc of cypionate per week about 3 weeks ago – don’t feel any results as of yet. He wants me to test my blood again when the day before my 7th shot at the end of the first 6 weeks. I’m 100 pounds overweight. I just started back at the gym walking and playing a little racquetball (Given it’s been a very long time working out, I have a very hard time recovering and have low stamina and I get out of breath very easily.
I do not enjoy working out because of my low energy levels. I haven’t worked out of for 10+ years. Most of what you are teaching appears to be for folks in good shape already. What do you recommend for started the process of getting my stamina up and lifting weights without getting injured
I was in excellent shape in my 20’s, but when my career started I was more interested in building my company vs. taking care of my health, unfortunately.
For the thousands of men who continue to write and message me regarding their love of the TRT MANual, I hope you can refer to this post as an important consideration before you embark down the life long path of TRT.
If you have high body fat, are de-conditioned (you don’t regularly exercise) and possess poor nutritional habits, Testosterone will do VERY LITTLE for you in the big picture.
Testosterone is not a wonder supplement. Nor is it a panacea. It is merely an adjunct to an already established health and fitness lifestyle.
If any of you reading this article find yourself in a similar situation to the commenter above- it might be time to reevaluate your present situation.
If you are not willing to modify your current lifestyle to eat well, minimize alcohol consumption and get regular exercise via weight training and cardio vascular (endurance) work, then using Testosterone will be a waste of your money and time.
Let that message sink in and resonate with you.
BUT-If you are an aging Male with symptoms of low testosterone and already living a healthy and fit lifestyle, using T will dramatically IMPROVE your life.
It all comes down to one basic statement. Fitness is a lifestyle. Are you committed to putting in the work necessary to live a healthy lifestyle?
One Body-One Life
Respect yours or forget about using testosterone.
PS-The reader who wrote in leaving the comment is actually an amazing person and we’ve gotten him on the right path to changing his body and his lifestyle. He is focused and committed! We look forward to seeing him through until the end.
Be the BEST YOU EVER!