A friend of mine posed an interesting question to me this evening. His new brother-in-law decided to start weight training this week. He and his wife are also currently trying to get pregnant (well, he’s trying to get his wife pregnant). The question was simply does introducing a high stress weight training and fatloss routine have any effect on the reproductive system of an untrained male. Also, can a supplement or combination of supplements enhance or damage a males reproductive system. The subject is in his mid 20’s and is almost completely untrained. I believe he may have had some athletic ability and weight training experience in high school, but he is currently a rather plump fellow.
In my limited knowledge I suggested he stay off taking mega doses of protein. I assume taking in 200 grams a day should be sufficient for his purposes right now. I also suggested he stay off fat burners. Since ephedra has gone away, I’m not sure what the active ingredient is in most over the counter fat burners, and I was not sure the effect it would have on him. Any thoughts would be appreciated.