I’m gonna keep this as short as I can.
I’ve been dealing with OCD and the resulting anxiety for 5-6 years. It consumes 50-60% of my life on good days and on bad days, it could be as bad as staying inside the house for days doing nothing but obsessing.
In the past 6 years, i have gone from a chubby 170lb kid to 142lb skinny fat to 164lb @ 18% bf. Because of the anxiety, my workouts suck but im consistant because it makes me feel good.
However, sometimes I go in there with a lot of stress, caffeine, and very distracted. I lift hard, but not as hard or focused as I could be. I dont get the “Test buzz” but instead just stressed out.
Is this an indication that cortisol is too high and my body didnt produce the T nesscary during a workout?[/quote]
I don’t know; maybe your body had cortisol too high and “T” too low for optimal results. But if you have OCD bad enough to eat up more than half your life on good days, you are better off not concerning yourself about possible high cortisol and mediocre “T” unless you know of something concrete you can realistically do to improve them.
Just do your best with a reasonable amount of time in the gym, and focus your efforts on getting or keeping the rest of your life in some kind of reasonable order.
To focus better in the gym, you might want to write down whatever it is you are worried about or want to think about before you go to the gym; then tell yourself you will think about that stuff later; and then try to focus on your exercises while you are in the gym. But only if you can write that stuff down without making a major project out of it.