Copy Pasta from one of the stickies:
-age - 35
-waist- 37" (around the navel)
-weight -192.4 lbs when I woke today
-describe body and facial hair- very thick, here and there a white hair or a dozen.
-describe where you carry fat and how changed- mostly on my face and torso, under my arms.
-health conditions, symptoms [history]
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever -no
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-lab results with ranges:
Albumin = 5.1 (range = 3.5 -4.8 gm/dl)
SHGB = 35 (range = 10 - 80 nmoles/l)
Cortisol = 25.2 (range = 6.7 - 22.6 mcg/dl)
Total test = 387.1 (range = 193 - 950 ng/dl)
(T4) 1.23 ng/dl (range = .8 - 1.8 ng/dl)
(T4 Thyroxine) 7.7 mcg/dl (range = 4.5 - 11.7 mcg/dl)
(T3 Free) 3.0 pg/ml (range = 2.0 - 4.4 pg/ml)
(T3 Total) 1.0 ng/ml (range = .8 - 2.0 ng/ml)
(T3 Reverse, LC/MS/NS) 18 ng/dl (range = 8 - 25 ng/dl)
(T Uptake) 1.2 TBI (range = .8 - 1.3 TBI)
E2 = 9.0 pg/ml (range = 0-47.0 pg/ml)
LH = 7.0 mIU/ml range = 1.2 - 8.6 mIU/ml)
FSH = 2.8 mIU/ml (range = 1.27 - 19.26 mIU/ml)
Prolactin if LH/FSH are low [expected] = 8.89 ng/ml (range = 4.04-15.2 ng/ml)
TSH = 2.39 mcIU/ml (range = .3-5.0 mcIU/ml)
Insulin = 4.0 mU/ml (range = 2.6 - 24.9 mU/ml)
DHEA Sulfate = 325 mcg/dl (range = 160 - 449 mcg/dl)
Thyroglobulin Antibody= 12 IU/ml (range = 10 - 115 IU/ml)
IGF-1 = 197 ng/ml (range = 88 - 246 ng/ml)
TPO Antibody = 8.1 IU/ml (range 5.0 - 34.0 IU/ml)
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets] - for the past 3 weeks or so (beginning immediately after my initial blood draw) I've been using the keto diet 5 days out of the week and carb re-feeding on the weekend, up to 200 grams/day. For the past week or so I've added intermittent fasting to the mix, during my keto days.
Example: I wake up at around 6pm, eat a couple of chicken thighs or some 80/20 ground beef then go to work and eat again after the kids are at school, around 8:45am and that's more of the same or some eggs or cream cheese with stevia. LOOOTS of water and unsweetened coffee.
-describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training]- up until I pulled something in my left pec/delt tie-in I was benching twice a week with accessories, and deadlifting and squatting once per week. The goal was to compete in a bench competition this March, but I kept losing strength, hence the initial bloodwork.There was usually some light leg work thrown in on bench days.
Bench = 275 for 8 but the most I've put up for a single within the past few months is 315.
Squat = never learned to squat properly, fragged a knee trying to hit 405. I don't go beyond 315 any more and always over a bench or box.
Deadlift = I don't go beyond 405. I can usually hit that for a few reps.
Since deciding to shed fat, strength be damned and starting the keto plan, my workout routine now looks like this:
At work, throughout the week, every working day:
10 sets of 15 lateral raises
10 sets of 5 strict pull ups
10 sets of 10 (each side) step ups holding a random object
10 sets of 10 curls with another random object
On the weekend:
C.T.'s 100 rep trap bar workout
200 rep set on flat bench (I saw it on youtube, tried it and loved it)
-testes ache, ever, with a fever?- they're a bit sensitive sometimes, particularly the left, but no fever
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed- less frequent than when I was in my 20's