I know this sounds ridiculous to some, but I’ve been on TRT for a year now and I’m putting on muscle that “I don’t think I’ve earned!” I’m 5’10" and went from 166 to 179 in 3 months. Older brother abused anabolics for many, many years so I’m kinda sensitive toward his abuses.
I’m 44 and my T was tested last year at 285. My most recent test showed 640 and doc wants to up my dosage from 120mg to 150mg to get me in the upper 700’s. E2 is fine in the 20’s.
I work out 5-6 days a week lifting, biking, running and swimming. I’ve done that for years at a pretty high intensity with little results. Over a matter of 2 months on TRT, without changing my workouts I gain 13-14 pounds of muscle and lose a couple pounds of fat.
Doc tells me that it’s not an “anabolic effect” but my preprogrammed genetics.
Question is this … Can one guy with a level in the 600s gain more of an anabolic benefit than another guy -or, in other words- is my natural state supposed to be lower than 600, and being in the 600s maybe given me something for free? Or should I just forget it and enjoy my gains!? Is it really just my genetics??