Somehow the original question to this got lost,
but this is my reply to the high school wrestler who had to diet year-around “to stay
in his weight class” and wondered if Androsol would be a good idea.
I think this is trying to address the wrong
issue, even besides the issue of using androgens at the age of 14. You should not
be dieting year-round to stay in some weight
My recommendation is your dad should call the
coach and ask him, “What is your priority,
having your kids develop the best they can,
be the best they can be over the long term,
or getting the best results for yourself this year? I’m asking this because you’re having my son diet year round and I don’t believe that’s best for a growing young man.”
If your coach says, “I want my team to win now and this is what your son has to do to be on my team,” then the problem is you have a BAD COACH. At your age, the focus of the coach should be YOUR long term benefit from his training, not as much what he gets for the team today, if there’s a conflict between the two.
And your dad should ask, “How is my son’s wrestling career going to be damaged if he, for now, is a little light in the next higher weight class, instead of being big for the smaller weight class he’s in now? Sure, he may be at a little bit of a disadvantage in the matches but won’t that make him focus that much more on his skills?”
You should not be dieting to stay down in some weight class that you’d naturally be growing out of. And also you should not be using Androsol to try to compensate for the low T levels probably produced by your chronic dieting. Instead, the root problem, the dieting, should be fixed.
I know I sound like an asshole here but I feel
strongly about this issue. Hope everything works out!