question about testosterone coupled with exercise

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  1. ripple

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    i'm currently on hrt due to low testosterone levels (which led to depression, fatigue, etc.). i'm on my 3rd month of receiving a 200mg shot of testosterone (delivered once a month). my question is, is this enough testosterone to have any impact on a gym routine that i plan on implementing in the next week or so?

    i used to use the gel (~5mos @ 5mg a day) and it didn't do shit for my symptoms or my t level. now that i'm on the monthly injection (200mg) , i have lost weight (10lbs), feel a lot better, and have fewer mood swings. i'm scheduled to have my t level tested next month to ensure the shots are working but everything is leading me to believe that they are working.

    at this point, i could use any advantage in the gym so i'm hoping that what i'm being prescribed is enough to do just that.
     
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    start drinking heavily and not working out until your next blood test. then get more test. weekly shots of 200mg will help.
     
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    drinking heavily decreases test?
     
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    yeah but I wouldnt actually recommend to start drinking heavily.
     
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  6. Chris3G

    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    A standard dose for someone using testosterone for muscle building purposes is 500mg / week. 200mg once a month is not enough to give you an advantage over a guy with regular testosterone production, actually it sounds a little low to even get you to the higher end of "normal", but i guess you'll find that out for sure once you get your blood results.

    But if you were seriously low to begin with, then anything will better than that, so in that regard then yes, you will have an advantage.
     
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    the answer is to go lift
     
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    my mom is on test 200mg a month. you should up the dose.


    she srsly is
     
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    menopause?
     
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    i think the doc is lowballing me until the results come back. i appreciate the response... :wavey:
     
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    Blade Time to swolercize

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    i think
     
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    oh, and my original test levels came back showing 130. :wtf: shouldn't i be in the high 300's?
     
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    Blade Time to swolercize

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    mine was mid 230s.......and i got nothing
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    probably, they generally like to be conservative. I think 200-250 every 2 weeks is a little more standard for an HRT dosage.
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    130 what? there are different units of measurement. the report should show the normal range. Also i believe free test is more important than total test.
     
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    dunno...he just told me that my test level was in the 130 range and that it should be somewhere in the 300's. :dunno:
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    300's is the low end of normal measured in ng/dl. Opinions differ but "optimal" is somewhere between 500 - 1000 ng/dl. 130 is pretty low.
     
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    yeah and what's crazy is that it didn't affect me sexually. always able to get an erection/maintain one....even have 2 kids. :) so i'm really, really hoping that i can get this shit under control and in the meantime, be able to bulk up.
     
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    761 here
     
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    you're a man's man...
     
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    its probably downhill from here though :sad2:
     
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    i'm 34 so i probably peaked at 25 :sad2:
     
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    mine was 1789 a while back... my liver enzymes and cholesterol were all over the place for some reason.
     
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    :wtf: i should've been growing a fucking vag at 130 then. :wtc:
     
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