Hi everyone. I’ve been doing plenty of reading, and I still can’t find a similar case containing labs and symptoms like mine, so I thought since I am striking out with doctors here, I would get some 'net SME advice!
39 years old
Body fat 26.2%
Powerbuilder - Powerlifting / Strongman strength based workouts for main lifts and hypertrophy accessory lifts. Follow Renaissance Periodization’s Diet and training methodology when I am able to (details below).
Workouts - I have been weight training for 25+ years, and have been mixing high intensity and lower weight, higher volume pump/recovery workouts (to prevent overtraining) for years working out 6x/week. In the last year, I have started breaking down and being unable to recover. I dropped to 4x/week, and I am currently unable to squat more than once/week. My hips, abductors, adductors, etc. remain too sore. Still doing cardio and lifting, but not recovering.
Sleep - I have slept for 6 hours/night for years, and now I am still tired even after 8 hours.
Libido - No more morning wood, and while I can still perform, I don’t chase the girlfriend nearly as much as I used to.
Body Comp - Always had gyno, even as a kid, but it is getting worse, even at lower bodyfat.
Mood / Cognitive - Still competitive at work and able to get things done, but not nearly as sharp.