I could really use some help please. I was considering going on cycle (blast) then starting TRT, but after advice received here, if I need HRT, I will get that right first then consider a blast. Below is the key info.
I am 37 and 6ft with average genetics at best. I was obese when I was 33 at 288lbs (133kg) . I went on a 2 year cut with hard training (mostly weight lifting) and went down to 173 (78kg) but I didn’t have enough muscle on my body and it make me look sick (face sucked in etc). I was probably around 14%bf.
From there I have been training hard and bulking for another 2 years. I am currently 244lbs (110kg) and am around 25%bf wearing 34” jeans. My current one rep maxs are:
- 315kg (140kg) Bench (life long goal) and 100kg (220lbs) for 13 reps
- 352lbs (160kg) Squat
- 352lbs (160kg) Deadlift
I have also been doing BJJ for the last year and absolutely love jiu jitsu.
I did blood work one year ago and here are my results:
I will do another set of bloods at the 1 year mark.
- I have low energy levels most of the time
- Bad quality sleep (toss and turn and shallow)
- My bench hasn’t progressed in 10 months. Tried high reps, low reps etc
- I get brain fog quite often. Caffeine fixes it.
- I get erections on demand but only wake up with wood 20% of the time.
My ultimate goal is to be lean and strong with a large athletic build, but not huge. Essentially, I want to look jacked but on the limits of natural for someone with good genetics. I would be very happy to be 95kg or 100kg at 12% BF.
I have accepted given my age that there will come a time in the near future when I will need to start HRT and this has made me consider starting now to keep me at the high end of the “normal range”.
Please assume I have a doctor that will give me access to any appropriate medical supplementation that would be recommend.
Please also assume I have the discipline to eat super clean when needed and train hard.
Sorry for the long write-up but I wanted to give an accurate picture of my history and my goals.