I apologize for such a dramatic title to this post, but the members of T-Nation have been instrumental in persuading me to have my blood work performed and I received my results today.
Firstly, I am a 44 year-old male who has recently began training for the first time in years. The same day as my blood work, I had my doctor calculate my body fat percentage. The numbers are as follows:
Total Body Fat: 22.1%
Body Mass Index: 25
Total Testosterone: 322
Free Testosterone: 67.2
I am very, very concerned about my testosterone numbers. It “appears” that not only am I not producing testosterone at an average rate, but little of what I do create performs its appropriate function. Am I viewing this in the right way?
Actually, from my research, these numbers are consistent with my lack of significant gains in the gym, lethargy, irritability, and low sex drive.
The day after my test, I began taking Alpha Male and REZ-V and I hope when I retake the test in 2 weeks that a change may be observed.
Are my numbers that bad? Is there hope for me without going the HRT route?
I would really appreciate your thoughts.