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27, Low T, Been Like This for 7 Years


#21

Thanks Chris


#22

No prob. But FWIW, I’m definitely not saying that’s the specific study @systemlord was referring to.

It was just an example of an acceptable link and it was the first thing to pop up on Pubmed when I searched “TRT Injection”.


#23

@systemlord

I thought you were doing well at this protocol?? What’s your current one?


#24

Muscular responses to testosterone replacement vary by administration route: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

CONCLUSIONS:
Intramuscular TRT is more effective than transdermal formulations at increasing LBM and improving muscle strength in middle-aged and older men, particularly in the lower extremities.

My theory is injections if you dosage according your levels are virtually static whereas with T-Gels levels rise and fall throughout the day. We men don’t normally walk around all day with levels always elevated.

My gas tank is always full.


#25

I know some have blown this off, but I think it has to do with exactly what you are saying.


#26

IM trt is more effective at increasing LBM due to higher peaks associated with TRT. Medical guidelines are like 250mg e2w (and that’s still practiced here e2-3w shots of test E), what do you think will be more efficient at promoting LBM gain, 5-10mg of androgel/day (if you absorb it correctly it’s the equiv of 50 and 100mg of test E weekly), or 125mg of test E weekly (250mg e2w), not only is there a higher peak, the dose is higher.

It’s very easy for me to shoot 500mg of testosterone if I wanted to, it’s veeeeeeery hard to get the equiv of that with gels.