Original Post: Is it better for muscle effect to take my testosterone replacement all at once or in a morning and and evening dose?
Hello, I have read Catastrophe's comments below and am editing my post.
Pardon my ignorance as I am new to the site but I can't see the "stickies" Catastrophe is referring to. I see the "Store, Training Lab, Articles, Forum, Video" menus. I can also see the Twitter, Google, RSS and other icons.
I am on Testosterone replacement. Deficiency was uncovered by left orchiectomy for cancer. My test results are in SI (Metric) units as I live in Canada. My testosterone levels have varied a little but the most recent on Andriol capsules, 3 pills twice a day was 5 (normal = 8-35).
I am 5' 11" and 170 lbs. I am a marathoner and planning for an ultra marathon in the mountains 77 miles long with 17,000 feet of elevation changes. In my original post I mention I am looking for maximal muscle effect. What I mean is that right now I am less concerned about skin, sexual, energy, mood effects and am most interested in maximizing strength and endurance benefits from my training and testosterone replacement.
I am now on Androgel 1%, 7.5 gms (6 pumps) / day. My question is this: Which will help with strength and endurance to get maximal benefit from my exercise training - all at once in the morning or half dose in morning and half dose in the evening? In addition, it looks like I was not absorbing Andriol well and so have been switched to Androgel 1%. In people's experience, does this work better?