Ok guys sorry if this is the wrong place to post this thread but i really need your expert opinions!
I am having a problem. I honestly feel like i have low testosterone levels at the moment and i don’t know what to do. Ever since i started playing soccer again (training with a club) i have noticed that i feel more fatigued, less libido, more erratic, slightly more depressed, less sperm production (all signs of low test).
Now i go to the gym 3x a week (monday, tuesday and wednesday) And i have soccer training on tuesday and thursday nights. Because its pre season we do a lot of intense running and long distance running (not HIIT type of training more endurane e.g running laps). We run for about an hour to 90 minutes. I have read that:
“After 45 minutes of intense physical activity, the body releases hormones that breakdown muscle tissue (as it is the most ready, nutrient heavy source available)”
“Extended amounts of cardio as can decrease not only your testosterone levels (especially during the activity), but also lower your muscle mass.”
Prior to soccer training i was going to the gym 4x a week and doing some HIIT 1-2x (about 30 minutes of cardio) a week and overall felt a lot better (e.g had high libido, felt more energetic etc).
My questions are
a) Do you think i am possibly over training?
b) Will my test levels go back to normal once i adjust to the hard endurance training i do at soccer?
c) should i give up soccer to preserve T levels?
d) Is there any supplements/specific foods that will get me back to how i felt before starting soccer again
e) What should i do?
thank you for reading