I do understand what you are saying, absolutely and can play fair. I appreciate the response and not stirring shit but you totally caught me off gaurd out of the blue in video games, my intent wasn't to attack, even if it read that way. I'm not attacking here either.
Allright, handshakes aside:
I do understand. Really. I truly do lift. I was a lean 220 at 6 feet (as a general comment, I know there are people way bigger than me, I don't care) and did take a hiatus to handle some other shit that wound up being way more time consuming than I anticipated.
I'm back in the gym and HATE not being where I was. Have totally considered using, even just a few cycles, to get back. A buddy of mine uses and has offered, very tempting. May even do the dr. route, a slower but monitored pace.
I suppose ultimately it depends on the value placed on muscle size and strength. I personally just find it silly that some one would be so vain, not an attack, that they would honestly risk wrecking their bodies to get a few more inches or 50 more lbs. when their efforts don't take them anywhere other than in front of their own mirror. It's not like they have to be the biggest man on the line, have the best bicep peak to win a sponsorship et cetera.
I'm assuming by your post you are not using, because your desire to protect your family and job outweigh your desire for easy gains. This is the line of thinking I'm discussing... the risk outweighs the reward for a random dude who just happens to like lifting, imo.
I can absolutely understand how a man in his late 30's or beyond would want testosterone therapy and I probably will go that route when I get there.
What I'm talking about, and what I believe the video alluded to, is shooting test levels sky high, way out of the norm and putting the body at risk for some very major complications, not just a doctor monitored, high end of the spectrum maintenence level.