Realistic TRT Recomp Progress

Glad it’s working for you. Do it up, try 100mg and see if the effects keep going.

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Glad I haven’t had that issue…I can always get there, but sometimes takes a while. I get why she’d feel insecure, for sure. You might already do this, but I recommend avoiding masturbation…makes finishing during sex more likely IMO.

I avoid it, but my libido is higher than my wife’s, so eventually I do. I haven’t had the issue for a little while now.

Actually when I had the issue is when I started Finasteride. When I started that, my libido went through the roof. I was masturbating at least 3X a day when I first started it. I thought the Finasteride directly gave me the issue of not finishing, but I think it was indirectly through higher libido → more wanking. I stopped taking it, then libido went down and wanking went down, and no issues. Then I thought about it a bit and figured the masturbation might be the issue. So I went back on Finasteride, but tried to control myself more, and no issues since. Now libido has stabilized to right about where it was pre Finasteride, and I still try to limit myself, and haven’t had any issues.

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I want to say someone posted it in a FB group, but I’ve been searching all over to try and find it agian

@mnben87 @swoops39






Does it ever make you little foggy and groggy?

You are the man! That is not the exact one I remember seeing, but it also shows the idea


I ordered some p5p it worth a try and what I remember my doctor did say I had high prolactin levels on some old lab works. But I didnt have any tumor its checked. And If I orgasm it take around 3-4 days to get some what a libido again so that feels like a prolactin problem or does really androgen receptor density in brain boost after only 3-4 days?. Well could be low dopamin to. But anyway I have high shbg to with high total t that is the main problem I guess :/.

Really valuable information here, that I’ve got a few takeaways from.

Dosing an ai during a cycle shouldn’t be done in a linear fashion. A guy that used .5 mg adex on 200 mg of testosterone, shouldn’t need 2 mg of adex with 800 mg. More like 1 mg. With 5 alpha reductase inhibitors this doesn’t really work, because the dose response doesn’t work like an ai does (0.25 mg of fin reduces DHT almost as much as 5 mg).

Low dose cycle of testosterone (350 mg ish) may result in almost the same androgenic sides compared to a high dose cycle. If those are a concern, using more for less time might be advantageous.


Not so far

Bet it’ll help you

I am wondering if it’s good to take always while on TRT just as a precaution. Baring in mind you don’t get nasty side effects from the dose.

Hey @bkb333. We haven’t chatted in a while and hope you are well. Leaving this here in case you want to read more:

An option to test TRT while trying to maintain LH action. Take care.

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Physique update…

Weighing 182 lbs. I lost a lot of muscle after my hip surgery, dropping 20 lbs., but have clawed back to (and perhaps slightly beyond) my starting point. Proud to have never let my discipline waver even when I sure didn’t feel like training. Not tracking macros or anything, just eating intuitively and watching the scale slowly go up.

I’m starting to get a bit fluffy, so weighing a cut for beach season. Long-term goal is to be lean at 190, but that’s likely 10 years away, so maybe I’ll shed a bit of fat and then resume the lean bulk this fall.


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@mkb333 shoulders look good and congrats on the discipline it takes a lot especially after losing 20 lb

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I tried P5P didnt do much…almost worse. I think I gonna give proviron a try. Just for short term benifits. But some say it wont lower shbg but it still attach to the shbg “block it”

It will be if you keep cutting every time you get very slightly fluffy! I know we’ve gone back and forth in this a few times but a long term bulk (I’d continue on now if I were you), building up to 200+ (210/215 even) and holding that for a long time before cutting will get you a lean 190 quicker than bulk/cut for years in end.

Looking good now though well done on the perseverance!

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I was up to a soft but strongish 230 @ 5’10". Was pretty lean at 195, but I bet upper 180s maybe 190 would have looked jacked.

Just an observation, but a lot of the more muscular guys I know have taken that path. Get big, hold there, cut down.

It does suck looking like a whale though haha. In hindsight, I don’t know if I would have gotten quite as large.


Yea, it definitely seems the more direct and overall successful route, and @bkb333 has the natural propensity to be lean, getting bigger and a bit fluffier will be difficult, getting lean at the end of it will be no problem at all.


Yea thats also my case. I gained some size only when i finally pushed through being fat for year and a half