This site is called T-Nation and it?s a great site for hypertrophy and I really enjoy and appreciate it for that. But I just don?t see the connection with testosterone here. I?m not trying to be difficult, but I rarely come across anyone trying to maximize T naturally (except maybe in the HRT or steroid threads).
I?ve always found this rather puzzling. Can someone explain this to me? Is this because the only goal is hypertrophy? Is it because the assumption is made that if hypertrophy is achieved then T must be following?
I?m just curious because, after all, we know the young guys can just look at a weigh and put on muscle. Why? Cuzz of T of course.
I sometimes wonder if we have the cart before the horse?
Someone correct me if I?m wrong, but the studies show that T is boosted briefly after weightlifting by between 5 and 20% depending on intensity, muscle mass involved, etc. The studies also show that overtraining whacks T even on the young guys. What I?m getting at is this: T-levels are not really that effected by weight training in any time frame past a half hour out of the gym (unless you overtrain which is a negative effect).
If I?m missing something, let me know. But why not increase your T before you go to the gym?
Am I the only one who thinks this way?