-53 yo male. lifting and competitive sports since high school. Played college rugby and in men’s leagues after.
-Hung up the boots about 6 yrs ago. Now play competitive ultimate Frisbee
-Married 27 years, teen sons, VP in a large organization on the east coast- lots of domestic travel
-Lift 5x week, sports on Saturday.
-5’-9" 190 lbs, 32" waist, 16.5" bi, hover between 10% and 12% bf
-Full head of hair/slight thinning, no other body hair loss (ie legs or under arms)
-2500 to 3000 cal +/- daily. little to no sugar. 200g - 300g protein/day
-Alcohol 2x a month at most
-Creatine, BCAA, and run cycles of micro-PA/indigo/mag-10, REV
I’ve research on a variety of forums and web sites. The stickies on here have been invaluable and I truly appreciate the effort it took to get it all complied and organized. KSman, thank you. I suspect there are a lot guys out here you will never know that you help. I am working with a doctor out of state. I’m up north, he’s down south.
I have not settled on a TRT protocol yet. I want to have as “light a footprint” as needed to get back to what I would consider a completed sense of well being. I’m leaning toward long ester 250mg 2x week. 12 weeks or 15 weeks?..not sure on SERM at this point. Concerned about the potential never ending need to be on TRT once i start…along with hair loss concern, affects on prostatitis
Why am I considering TRT- I feel I’ve lost my edge, results in the gym are not what I’m used to, my sex drive has diminished greatly, my mental sharpness and energy has dropped over the years, muscle hardness reduced, gyno seems to be happening. This all really started about 2 years ago. Most of all, I want to be in control over my quality of life as I get older.
Labcorp blood work: done with approx 12 hr fast, no sex. Had the full blood work done; CBC, metobolic panel, libid panel, thyroid panel with TSH, Test free & total, etc.