I know this is the gear forum but for right now I have decided to train naturally. I have been using purely Test boosters and protein, etc. But I constantly feel tired and burnt out even though my training volume and intensity are relativly low. I am just getting back into the game so I am trying to take it slow at first. I weigh 190 lbs. with between 10%-12% body fat. I want to lose about 15 pounds and get pretty shredded. I have to keep my overall body weight down because I am involved in a weight class sport.
So Basically I just want to get as ripped as possible but even with a low training intensity I feel burnt out. A while ago I had some endocrine bloodwork done and Test Level was fine. But Cortisol in the morning was elevated. I am also on 125 mcg. of T4 (Synthroid) everyday for long standing hypothyroidism (tons of family history). Anyway since the Test level was good and the Thyroid levels are corrected the only thing that appears might be out of wack and causing this tiredness is the Cortisol level. I know Cytadren will suppress it but that is pretty extreme and will have all sorts of other endocrine interactions. The jury seems to be out on weather or not phosphatidylserine works or not? Any other thoughts from experienced chemical geniuses out there???
P.S. - While my overall bodyfat isn’t too bad it is disproportionatly worse on my stomach and “love handles” while other areas look relativly ripped.