Obviously a very contentious topic. My view is TRT = not Natty, but its a pretty tough call.
I get the perspective that taking TRT and maintaining normal levels could be considered ‘natural’ but I think in the end we all get dealt different hands and have to play them as they come.
Im 5"10, I don’t get to use a trampoline to dunk because im a foot shorter than the other guys, I don’t get to use a longer racket to match Roddick’s serve strike elevation. Obviously being a bit facetious but I hope you get my example.
Say my T level is a little low, but still entirely normal, do I then get to titrate up a TRT dose to put me at the very top of the ‘normal range’?
I guess the big question is from which perspective you are asking the question. If you get good physique results from a couple hours in the gym and someone asks ‘are you natty’? I’d say yes, you’d be fine to call yourself ‘natural’. Do I think sports should allow TUE’s for TRT? Nope, because then we just have everyone juicing up to the top of the ‘natural’ range.
I say this as someone who will imminently be on TRT.