Hi! I have been reading through this forum and a few others ever since I received my lab results…a week ago.
I am a 38 year old male… I have been lifting weights since I was 17. The only supplements that I have taken were the usual…Creatine, NO, various pre-workouts, and of course protein. That said, I am about 6’3 and 300lbs. Recently, I have been unable to lose the extra around my mid section. I try to follow a low GI type of diet which has always worked well for me. Over the years, I have made pretty good gains in muscle size and strength.
Fast forward to two weeks ago. I hit a personal record on bench (495lbs close to my goal of 500lbs for the year). Other than being extremely tired after I get off of work (desk job for the most part), I have felt pretty good. Two days after my personal record bench, I had a physical. Like a lot of guys, I don’t make a habit of getting one of those done, but insurance was going to give me $200 if I did…sooo… lol During the physical I asked if they could check my test level as I was curious. After filling out the questionnaire for insurance purposes, I went down for the blood work.
One week ago I received the results of all blood work. Everything was great (thank God)…well, everything except for the test levels.
TESTOS TOTAL: 183 (241-827 ng/dL)
FREE TESTO CALC : 45.91 (48.13-169.45 pg/mL)
SHBG: 19.1 (17.3-65.8 nmol/L)
GLU: 98 (74 - 106 mg/dL)
CREAT: 1.04 (0.720 - 1.20 mg/dL)
TSH: 1.1512 (0.350 - 4.940)
What the heck?! How can I be making great gains in strength and muscle size with such low levels?
The Dr, of course, prescribed TRT for me. I have a 100mg Test Cyp, but haven’t injected anything yet. As most others, I have been trying to research everything as much as possible before I inject anything.
Please let me know your thoughts…suggestions. Thanks!!!
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