substantial evidence??? please show me some of this substantial evidence. now im talking about men that routineley workout and weightlift, not guys who sit on the couch and do no exercise. last night, i just watched Bernard Hopkis win the light heavyweight title. he is the oldest man in history to win a legitimate world championship. hes 46. is his testosterone levels declining?? if they were, he wouldn’t be able to compete at that high a level. and before someone says hes the exception. id say no, hes the rule, if you workout and take care of yourself.
His test levels have ABSOLUTELY declined from when he was 18 or 19. There’s no doubt about that. Keeping in shape, and even more so, fighting shape, at 46 is a Sisyphean task, and that’s due mostly to test levels dropping.
I am sure his recovery is affected by it, and even BHop, who’s one of the most self-assured, boisterous fighters I’ve ever seen, admits openly that he’s lost a step. He doesn’t win fights in the same way anymore- he’s much more offensive now than he used to be, because he has to be.
I think Bernard Hopkins is playing to the media, when he says hes lost a step or 2. I’m telling you now, i have seen his fights from years ago, when he fought Roy Jones jr. all the way up till now. and im telling you, he looked just as good if not better than then. he beat a a strong dude in Pascal. I’m sorry to say, but you are under the influence of brainwashing. you beleive what your told.
You say well, those pro bodybuilders are on massive amounts of steroids, thats why they are still built at a later age. well, they were doing steroids in their 20s as well, why are they bigger now? hmmmmmm.
Bernard hopkins didn’t change his style cause of dropping skill levels, he did it cause he was sick of losing close decisions. hes lots a few he should have won. plus, so hes more exciting to watch. Stop believing aging is inevitable, its not. but if you think it is, then it will be.