Hey folks. I’m a 29 year old guy who tries to live a very active lifestyle. Seeing as I visit this website often you should assume I try to optimize my training and lifestyle to get as close to 100% as I can.
Unfortunately I’ve been fighting many low-t symptoms for 2 years and have had no luck getting doctor intervention until this week.
I’ve had blood work taken 6x in 18months and seen 4 Endos while asking my regular doctors for help with the sexual side effects I had been experiencing.
-BF: 16% (checked with OMROM bio impedance- I know this is off…Probably closer to 18%)
-Waist:34" (I was heavily into powerlifting for a few years and I ended up with a fairly thick trunk) I don’t carry much fat in my midsection
-I carry most of my fat all over. not a lot of definition in my muscles and only my top 4 abdominals are visible
-I don’t drink alcohol, or smoke. I haven’t taken any hard drugs or experimented with PEDs aside from creatine and fish oil, etc
- I get ~8h of sleep per night and although I’m in the military I have a fairly stress free life and try to reduce stress wherever possible.
Flonase and Reactine
Morning:Caffeine 200mg in the AM
5000IU Vit D
2g Omage 3
Afternoon: 5g Creatine
Evening: 3mg Melatonin
ZMA- Regular Dose +33mg 5-HTP
I also take a greens supplement a couple times/day.
Breakfast: 7 free range eggs + 2 slices of Ezekiel bread
Snack: 8g PeptoPro +30g Protein Isolate
Lunch: 150g Grass Fed Sirloin (Ground by my butcher) browned in cast iron with a quality coconut oil.
150g Rice (Cooked in cast iron, using bone broth as the base) From there I add tumeric, black pepper, and garlic.
200g Frozen sprinach and broccoli- Added to the beef.
Snack: 8g PeptoPro +30g Protein Isolate
Dinner: Same as lunch
~3000 Calories (I try to keep it around 40%Protein, 40% Carbs, 20% Fat.)
I eat this exactly the same every MON-FRI (Weekends I’ll still eat very healthy but my girlfriend doesn’t eat as restrictively and we don’t live together during the week)
I ruptured a L5-S1 disk in 2014 so I keep the weight lower and try to minimize re-injury.
3x/wk I do the following:
Leg extension/Leg curl: Low weight-High reps with BFR (loodflow restriction) 100 reps total/exercise
1 Squat movement (sets of 3 increasing weight to my known 5rm weight, then I’ll test varying sets/reps for a total of 24-30 working reps)
Chin-Ups: 40 total reps- varying rep schemes
Overhead Press: Same scheme as Squat movement
Reverse Lunge: 50 reps/ leg total- varying rep schemes depending on how burnt out my legs are from squats.
Loaded Carry: Usually 1 am farmers carry, or trap bar carry: Either for weight or time. I try to vary it as a challenge each training session
Torso: Hanging leg raises, palloff presses, RKC planks- I’ll do as many as possible until mechanical breakdown.
I have a puppy at home so I typically walk 10-12km/day for low intensity cardio- on my off days I’ll wear a weight vest (usually either 20, or 45lb depending how my spine feels.
Prolactin: 7ug/l\L reference: 3-13 ug/L
LH: 2.3 IU/L reference: 1.0-9.0 IU/L
FSH: 1.1 IU/L reference:1.0-19.0 IU/L
Total Test: 7.5 nmol/L reference: 6.1-27 nmol/L
Free Test Calc: 186 pmol/L reference: 110-660 pmol/L
Bio-Avail Test: 4.4 nmol/L reference: 2.8-15.5nmol/L
SHBG: 20 nmol/L reference: 13-89 nmol/L
E2:** Will Request labs 22 Feb 16 at my next doctors apt. (Last time this was checked was 17 Aug 14 and it was 77pmol/L Range: <150)
B12: 331 pmol/L reference: 133-675 pmol/L
IGF-1: 125 ug/L range: 182-481 ug/L
25OH Vit D: 75 nmol/L range: 75-250 nmol/L
WBC: 6.5 (4.0-11.0) 10^9/L
RBC: 5.17 (4.50-6.50)10^12/L
HGB: 150 (150-180)g/L
HCT: 0.440 (0.420-0.540)L/L
MCV: 85.1 (80.0-100.0)fL
MCH: 29.0 (27.0-32.0)pg
PLT: 293 (150-400)10^9/L
MPV: 10.2 (7.0-10) f:
AST:29 U/L Range: 15-45 *Labs done 9 Sept 2015 (Last time this was checked)
ALT: 30 U/L Range: 20-70 *Labs done 9 Sept 2015 (Last time this was checked)
PTH: 2.5 (1.6-9.3) pmol/L *Labs done 9 Sept 2015 (Last time this was checked)
TSH : 1.49 (0.35-4.94) *Labs done 9 Sept 2015 (Last time this was checked)
fT3: I have had thyroid hormone labs taken but don’t have copies at home- WIll request copies
Cholesterol: 5.64 mmol/L (Last time this was checked was 17 Aug 14) My diet was always fairly good but since these labs I have been extremely strict with diet.
Ratio : 3.8
HDL: 1.49 mmol/L
LDL: 3.59 mmol/L
Non-HDL CHolesterol: 4.15mmol/L
Out of the 6 tests my Bio-Avail Test has never been higher than 4.4
I was prescribed this week Androgel 5g/day and will be going in next month to learn how to inject Test E.
I’m really excited to finally get some help with the low energy, low libido, depression, brain fog I have been fighting for a very long time.
I spoke to my doctor about HCG and this month she told me not to consider it an option as I am not planning on getting my partner pregnant.
Should I be looking into an anti-estrogen? I don’t see myself going over 100mg/week for at least a few months to see where my test levels get to.
I know there is a wealth of knowledge on this forum and look forward to learning a lot along the way.