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    This is my first post. I'm hoping you guys have some ideas on why I am seeing no gains on 400 mg of Test a week.

    Here is some background info - please read the whole post before replying that I should be posting in the TRT forum: I went on TRT 15 months ago after I finally realized that the problems I was having were due to low T ie <300 ng/dl. The low T was due to losing a nut to testicular cancer 3 years ago. I take 140 mg of Test a week in 2 doses. I also take .25 mg of anastrozole 3 times a week. This dose keeps my T around 1200 ng/dl and E2 in the low 20s. Since starting TRT I gained 16 lbs of muscle and lost 10 lbs of fat. All of this progress occured in the first 9 months. Since then, my gains have stalled. I'm 43 now. 210lbs and 13% body fat. I've been lifting off an on since I was a teenager.

    Now for the cycle part....
    My dr wrote the script so that I have more Test then I need...a lot more. My plan was to save up the extra Test and 'blast and cruise'. The cruise is my maintenance dose of 140 mg/week. The blast would be 400 mg/week. The blast and the cruise would each be 12 weeks.

    I started 200mg twice a week about 6 weeks ago. I was taking .33 mg anastrozole every day, but a blood test showed my E2 was at 40 pg/ml, so 5 weeks into the cycle I increased it to .5mg every day. The blood test showed my 'Testosterone, Serum' at >1500 ng/dl and 'Free Testosterone(Direct)' at >55 pg/nl. (Labcorp doesnt measure anything higher that these). The only other item that was out of the normal range was my 'AST (SGOT)' which was 79 IU/L, so my liver is getting stressed. SHBG was not measured in the panel I did.

    I usually eat about 200-225 g of protein a day and I increased that to about 250-275 g/day since I started taking the extra T. I have not changed my workout schedule much since I started the extra T, but the weights have gone up some. I lift every other day using a legs / shoulders+chest+traps / back+lats split. Each workout is about 70 minutes and go all out - no loafing here.

    I know 400 mg/week is a pretty weak cycle. I was not expecting huge gains - but I was expecting something! I have not gained any muscle according to my scale/body fat monitor. Also, I have not noticed an increase in sex drive, but the acne (back/shoulders) has gotten considerable worse.

    Any ideas on why I am not making any gains would be greatly appreciated.

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    Not sure I have an answer, but have a few comments... Losing one nut will not lower your test levels. Your body produces testosterone based on the amount in your system. One nut is more than sufficient to produce tons of testosterone. If your doctor concluded that, get a new doctor. Your levels are actually not that low for a guy your age (pre TRT). But, you're getting a lot of test from this doctor, so your source of supply is good and may be worth staying with him just for that reason.

    Really, you should not need any AI for just 400mgs a week. It stands to reason that if you raise your test levels, your E2 will rise. That's actually ok because you need a balance and according to some sources, you need E2 to complement test and produce gains. I have not seen any credible ratios yet, but a few years ago I showed test levels of 5000 with E2 at around 250. I had no sides and made good gains. I did not take any AI. I cite that as an example, not as an excuse to ignore E2 levels. I personally believe that you should let your E2 rise until you notice sides, then start controlling it. You may be over reacting to what you feel is high E2 and suppressing it to your detriment.

    I know many will disagree, but if you're doing 70 minutes of pure lifting, you are doing more cardio and should expect a cutting cycle not one designed for gains. I am spent after 20-30 minutes in the gym. I believe in heavy weights, low reps high volume. When I hit 5 reps, I can't get a 6th rep out. I end with lower weights, more reps and try to end the day with both slow and fast twitch muscles totally exhausted, but if I did that for 70 minutes, I would compromise. Again, don't take this as a criticism of your routine, it may work great for you, but it doesn't seem to be giving you the gains you want.

    If you can get over the E2 stigma, you may want to try increasing your dose to 500, although quite honestly, I doubt another 100mgs will do much.


    Quote Originally Posted by Onenut View Post
    This is my first post. I'm hoping you guys have some ideas on why I am seeing no gains on 400 mg of Test a week.

    Here is some background info - please read the whole post before replying that I should be posting in the TRT forum: I went on TRT 15 months ago after I finally realized that the problems I was having were due to low T ie <300 ng/dl. The low T was due to losing a nut to testicular cancer 3 years ago. I take 140 mg of Test a week in 2 doses. I also take .25 mg of anastrozole 3 times a week. This dose keeps my T around 1200 ng/dl and E2 in the low 20s. Since starting TRT I gained 16 lbs of muscle and lost 10 lbs of fat. All of this progress occured in the first 9 months. Since then, my gains have stalled. I'm 43 now. 210lbs and 13% body fat. I've been lifting off an on since I was a teenager.

    Now for the cycle part....
    My dr wrote the script so that I have more Test then I need...a lot more. My plan was to save up the extra Test and 'blast and cruise'. The cruise is my maintenance dose of 140 mg/week. The blast would be 400 mg/week. The blast and the cruise would each be 12 weeks.

    I started 200mg twice a week about 6 weeks ago. I was taking .33 mg anastrozole every day, but a blood test showed my E2 was at 40 pg/ml, so 5 weeks into the cycle I increased it to .5mg every day. The blood test showed my 'Testosterone, Serum' at >1500 ng/dl and 'Free Testosterone(Direct)' at >55 pg/nl. (Labcorp doesnt measure anything higher that these). The only other item that was out of the normal range was my 'AST (SGOT)' which was 79 IU/L, so my liver is getting stressed. SHBG was not measured in the panel I did.

    I usually eat about 200-225 g of protein a day and I increased that to about 250-275 g/day since I started taking the extra T. I have not changed my workout schedule much since I started the extra T, but the weights have gone up some. I lift every other day using a legs / shoulders+chest+traps / back+lats split. Each workout is about 70 minutes and go all out - no loafing here.

    I know 400 mg/week is a pretty weak cycle. I was not expecting huge gains - but I was expecting something! I have not gained any muscle according to my scale/body fat monitor. Also, I have not noticed an increase in sex drive, but the acne (back/shoulders) has gotten considerable worse.

    Any ideas on why I am not making any gains would be greatly appreciated.
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    Thanks for the feedback DetroitHammer. I'll give your suggestion on the E2 a try. Most of my reading has been done on TRT forums and the general concensus there is to target the 20-30 range for E2. But of course the assumption is also that your T levels would be in the 700-1000 range. Your point about the T to E2 ratio means that I would need to let my E2 go much higher. The idea that the ratio is what is important and not the actual E2 level didnt dawn on me. I'll stop the AI for the rest of the cycle and see if it helps.

    I'm pretty happy with the dr I have. He never really said that my T is low do to losing a nut...except maybe on the insurance forms. I have a feeling my T was always on the low side and losing one made it worse. Unfortunately I have no baseline measurement from before the cancer. I can say that TRT has made a bigger difference in my life then any other medical treatment I have ever done. Some of the things it fixed were backpain that I had every day, foggy thinking, depression, huge boost in energy levels, sex drive and of course the gains in the gym.

    Regarding the 70 minute gym time - that includes 8 minutes on the elliptical to warm up. Then I do about 20 sets which consist of multiple compound lifts. I rest about 2-3 minutes between each set - less for some lifts and more for squats, etc. I do 8-12 reps since lower reps with heavier weight bother my joints. I am wiped out by the end but before I start each set, I make sure I am breathing normally again and my heart rate is back down. You mentioned that you do 20-30 minutes a day - how many days a week are you lifting?

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    ok, this does not actually help the OP, but Detroithammer, your test level was 5000?!!!!!!! wtf?! that's like 5-6 normal guys worth of test lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DetroitHammer View Post
    Really, you should not need any AI for just 400mgs a week. It stands to reason that if you raise your test levels, your E2 will rise. That's actually ok because you need a balance and according to some sources, you need E2 to complement test and produce gains. I have not seen any credible ratios yet, but a few years ago I showed test levels of 5000 with E2 at around 250. I had no sides and made good gains. I did not take any AI. I cite that as an example, not as an excuse to ignore E2 levels. I personally believe that you should let your E2 rise until you notice sides, then start controlling it. You may be over reacting to what you feel is high E2 and suppressing it to your detriment.
    The only issue I have is that a man of your age should be very concerned with an E2 of 250 as much new research has shown that estrogen is the culprit in the development and prostate cancer. Just some food for thought.
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    That was a few years ago... Without any AI my E2 now is 30.
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    not enough calories.... not gaining=not eating /thread
    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysgaining View Post
    I've also done fasting and doseing and felt grealt anabolicness , deffint hunger but I'm stronger than that keep full and vascular and strength gose up
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/cycle-info/177245-swollen87s-training-log.html
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    You werent holding water like a whale with an E2 of 250??
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    Quote Originally Posted by MakaveliThaDon View Post
    You werent holding water like a whale with an E2 of 250??
    No, the bloat is exaggerated. I think the sides associated with estrogen is mainly during PCT, when you complete your cycle and your supply of test is sharply reduced. Estrogen is responsible for a healthy immune system, as long as it's in proportion. Don't look at estrogen as an evil thing; it has its place. Like I said before, I have not seen enough credible studies done on elevated E2 along with elevated test to know where to draw the line. Rule of thumb is let it rise until you see sides. Others get excited if their levels rise above "normal," but when your injecting 500mgs to 1000mgs of test, what's normal?
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    i hear u bro, estrogen is not the enemy, ive taken my e2 too low before so i know, it actually feels worse than high estrogen and low test. As fas as waiting for sides to appear though, most would say the water retention IS a side. Personally i can tell a difference in water retention between 12.5mcg of aromasin and raising it just 5mcg to 17.5 ED.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DetroitHammer View Post
    Estrogen is responsible for a healthy immune system, as long as it's in proportion.
    Before I started TRT I was sick all the time - at least 7 or 8 times a year. Then I started TRT and I have not had a significant cold in over a year. Then I started my first cycle with 400mg/week and greatly increased my AI dose to get my E2 levels to 'normal'. Now my T/E2 ratio is way out of wack....and I've got a bad cold. So your comment about E2 and the immune system appears to be spot on.
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    4000 calories? I'm definately low. I posted a typical days intake below - about 2800 cal. I have not been losing any weight so I assumed my calorie intake was not too far off. If I jack it up to 4000, what is the likely % muscle gain vs fat gain? Remember, I'm 43 and dont have the metabolism of a 20 yr old. I dont want to have to go in the attic and get my fat ass pants. Do you determine your optimal level by increasing the calories until you start to gain to much fat and then back off a little?

    calories protein (g)
    Breakfast
    cereal 250 10
    milk 1% (cup) 102 8
    fishoil 25 0
    protein powder 120 30

    snack 1
    3 eggs 270 18

    Lunch
    Frozen lunch 300 18
    1/2 cup chicken breast 115 21

    Post workout drink
    Meal replacement drink 300 40
    1/2 scoop whey protein 80 20

    snack 2
    greek yogurt 200 15
    nuts 100 5

    Dinner
    varies 750 35

    Before bed
    casin protein 120 30
    milk 1% (cup) 100 8

    Daily Total 2834 258
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onenut View Post
    4000 calories? I'm definately low. I posted a typical days intake below - about 2800 cal. I have not been losing any weight so I assumed my calorie intake was not too far off. If I jack it up to 4000, what is the likely % muscle gain vs fat gain? Remember, I'm 43 and dont have the metabolism of a 20 yr old. I dont want to have to go in the attic and get my fat ass pants. Do you determine your optimal level by increasing the calories until you start to gain to much fat and then back off a little?

    calories protein (g)
    Breakfast
    cereal 250 10
    milk 1% (cup) 102 8
    fishoil 25 0
    protein powder 120 30

    snack 1
    3 eggs 270 18

    Lunch
    Frozen lunch 300 18
    1/2 cup chicken breast 115 21

    Post workout drink
    Meal replacement drink 300 40
    1/2 scoop whey protein 80 20

    snack 2
    greek yogurt 200 15
    nuts 100 5

    Dinner
    varies 750 35

    Before bed
    casin protein 120 30
    milk 1% (cup) 100 8

    Daily Total 2834 258
    thats quite a few shakes, and not enough meat.... try eating some lean beef or fish in there too.... you might also wanna add a few more eggs...

    your diet is the reason youre not gaining weight.... diet is literally everything
    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysgaining View Post
    I've also done fasting and doseing and felt grealt anabolicness , deffint hunger but I'm stronger than that keep full and vascular and strength gose up
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/cycle-info/177245-swollen87s-training-log.html
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    Thanks Swollen87. Here is what I will add:
    More eggs every day.
    I have to take it easy on the beef since the iron is bad for my high hematocrit levels (around 50), but I'll add a few servings a week.
    A can of tuna with some brown rice each day. (the guys at work will be really happy when I stink up the office)
    Black beans, natural pb on whole wheat and milk.
    A bag of mixed veges. No much calories, but need this for general health.
    I've got to do some research to find some easy to make meals. The problem is that I have a long work day - leave at 6:40am and home at 7:30pm. Then spend some time with the wife and kids....no time to make stuff for the next day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onenut View Post
    Thanks Swollen87. Here is what I will add:
    More eggs every day.
    I have to take it easy on the beef since the iron is bad for my high hematocrit levels (around 50), but I'll add a few servings a week.
    A can of tuna with some brown rice each day. (the guys at work will be really happy when I stink up the office)
    Black beans, natural pb on whole wheat and milk.
    A bag of mixed veges. No much calories, but need this for general health.
    I've got to do some research to find some easy to make meals. The problem is that I have a long work day - leave at 6:40am and home at 7:30pm. Then spend some time with the wife and kids....no time to make stuff for the next day.
    what i do is cook about 15 chicken breasts every sunday.... and i try to eat 1-2 a day, along with plenty of eggs (approx12 organic) and some fish(tuna,salmon,tilapia)

    all together i spend less than $80 tops a week on food, and i get plenty of veggies, milk, eggs and meats.... to eat big you also gotta learn how to shop for deals

    to get some extra cals in try this shake:

    2 tablespoons natty peanut butter
    1 whole banana
    1 cup blueberries
    2 cups 2% milk
    5 whole strawberries
    2 scoops whey protien
    1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil

    that alone is a good amount of calories... add 4-5 whole food meals on top of that everyday... and your gunna be hitting 4-5000 cals easily
    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysgaining View Post
    I've also done fasting and doseing and felt grealt anabolicness , deffint hunger but I'm stronger than that keep full and vascular and strength gose up
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/cycle-info/177245-swollen87s-training-log.html
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    15 chicken breast...I'm going to need a bigger pan...and a bigger blender for that shake
    I make shakes with pretty much the same stuff in it, but I do the pb,banana and whey in one and the berries and whey in the other. I'll try it all in one shake and see how it tastes. I buy frozen berries since they stay good a long time and I never run out.
    Thanks for the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onenut View Post
    15 chicken breast...I'm going to need a bigger pan...and a bigger blender for that shake
    I make shakes with pretty much the same stuff in it, but I do the pb,banana and whey in one and the berries and whey in the other. I'll try it all in one shake and see how it tastes. I buy frozen berries since they stay good a long time and I never run out.
    Thanks for the help.
    i bake... its easier

    i eat the fruit for nutrients/carbs... not really for taste... the pb pretty much over-rides everything else
    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysgaining View Post
    I've also done fasting and doseing and felt grealt anabolicness , deffint hunger but I'm stronger than that keep full and vascular and strength gose up
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/cycle-info/177245-swollen87s-training-log.html
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    [QUOTE=Onenut;2931549]Any ideas on why I am not making any gains would be greatly appreciated.[/QUOTE]

    Most people on this board will not be able to answer your question because they respond very well to increased testosterone levels. If your experience is positive, then you can't help but believe everyone else would have the same response as you do. I respond very well to simple penicilin, but some people would have a slight allergic response to it and others would be so allergic it might kill them. I can take multiple bee stings with no problem, but my brother can go into anaphylactic shock and die from one sting.

    For some reason, some males (including me) can take megadoses of androgens (I've gone as high as 2000mg per week) and they just don't respond with muscle size and strength.
    I don't know why, but I call it androgen resistance. Some men produce plenty of insulin, but for whatever reason their bodies don't make proper use of it. Some men inject testosterone and for some reason their body just won't make proper use of it.
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    OP i didnt read any of the thread. but some pointers:

    i think 400mg is enough to gain muscle. it wont be drastic but in 12 weeks you can gain 5-10lbs of pure muscle. if your not gaining its your diet most likely. i eat 50eggs or 8 cans of tuna a day with additional 2 50g pro shakes..and im cutting. so go thru ur diet and ask ur self...do i take this much food? if the answer is no than started eating more. ur diet dosent and probably shouldnt look like mine if ur trying to gain weight, but its a good base example. also...you do know you can just eat 2x/day in mac donalds for like 12$, and thats good bulking food!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GLHF View Post
    i eat 50eggs
    50 eggs a day! I eat 4-6 a day and already have gas that chases my dog out of the room. If I did 50 eggs I'm sure to affixiate myself during the night! I am working on increasing my calories considerably - from 2800 to 4000 a day. Thanks for the advice GLHF.
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    50egg = 5 meals x 3whole + 7 whites, sometimes just 10 egg whites.
    i never have gas and i dont **** i just sweat it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonRider View Post
    For some reason, some males (including me) can take megadoses of androgens (I've gone as high as 2000mg per week) and they just don't respond with muscle size and strength.
    DragonRider,
    I thought about the possiblity that my body just doesnt have the capabilty to make use of the extra testosterone for some reason. Before I give up, I want to be sure there is not something I can do to fix this. The suggestions from others above to let my E2 rise so my T/E2 ratio is balanced and to eat more are both good recommendations and I've started doing both.

    Have you determined the dose that works best for you? I'm wonding if I'd be better off increasing my TRT dose to say 175-200mg/week (from 140mg) and not bothing with any 'blast' cycles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onenut View Post
    DragonRider,
    I thought about the possiblity that my body just doesnt have the capabilty to make use of the extra testosterone for some reason. Before I give up, I want to be sure there is not something I can do to fix this. The suggestions from others above to let my E2 rise so my T/E2 ratio is balanced and to eat more are both good recommendations and I've started doing both.

    Have you determined the dose that works best for you? I'm wonding if I'd be better off increasing my TRT dose to say 175-200mg/week (from 140mg) and not bothing with any 'blast' cycles.
    i just think that your expecting wayyyy too much from 400mg test. i cut with 5-600mg/week + second steroid like 50mg winstrol. if u want cruise with 200 cyp than when u blast add 600mg prop for 4-6weeks, than back down to 200.

    hint: you can use pills too
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    GLHF - I was not expecting a lot but I thought that since its my first real cycle, I'd get some decent gains. Or maybe since I'm on TRT, that 'first cycle' thing doesnt apply to me? If I gained 5-10 lbs of muscle in the 12 weeks and kept it, I'd be very happy. Is that realistic? I have not see much info out there on light Test only cycles.

    I'm looking to make the best use of the Test I have a script for. I dont have a supplier for anything else and I'm not going to start looking - I'll make due with what I'm getting legally. Its not that I have some moral issue or something - I just wont take any chance on getting busted and messing up the good life I have going. And I know myself - if I can get it, I'll go overboard. I'm getting 1000mg a month from the doc (5ml*200mg/ml) plus another 15ml's I have leftover from when I switched docs. If this light blast cruise cycle I'm doing now doesnt workout, I'll try upping my TRT dose and see if I make progress over time. Another option is to save it up and try doing 1 or 2 larger cycles a year of 600mg/wk.
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    I agree with Dragonrider. Your body's response to AAS varies form individual to individual. I don't see much difference at all when I go from 500mgs per week to 1000mgs per week of test. I have to mix it up with something else, although I really like the way I feel at 500 per week.

    I decided to add some anadrol to my diet this summer. I was on drol for four weeks, snapped that avatar yesterday and am switching over to another oral for two more weeks before going back down to my cruise dosage. Anadrol made me so hungry I could stop eating. And I ate crap too. If I'm at work and not prepared for the hunger pains I eat anything I can get my hands on. Bad habit, but that's the reality of it all. You may want to try something different.
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    Man I feel u, me and unrealM. When I use test I.never gain.much muscle I loae some BF, get water retention and it helps hold gains after orrals but I never gained much of test alone
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    You didn't even mention diet. That's obviously your problem. You need like 10k cals a day to grow at that weight. I'm talking eating everything, not bull shiet protein shakes and weight gainers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onenut View Post
    DragonRider,
    Have you determined the dose that works best for you? I'm wonding if I'd be better off increasing my TRT dose to say 175-200mg/week (from 140mg) and not bothing with any 'blast' cycles.
    All I do is TRT now. I'm 53, so I don't blast anymore, but I've been working out for 35 years, so that is an established habit for me. Generally, the higher your TRT dose the more problems you will have from estrogen that is too high. I stay at 100mg a week now.
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    100mg a week is half of what a natty teen is producing just fyi. 200mg a week is a better choice with aromasin as needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bomb402 View Post
    100mg a week is half of what a natty teen is producing just fyi. 200mg a week is a better choice with aromasin as needed.
    Excuse me???? Males in their late teens, early twenties produce 5 to 7mg of test a day or 35 to 49mg per week.

    If TRT is administered correctly, some males will never need an AI. Elevated estrogen is a symptom of too much testosterone in many cases. Lower the test and the estrogen is lowered.

    100mg of test a week is well over the average of a natural male and will bring most males somewhere between 600 to 900ng/dL. 150mg per week will take most males over 1000ng/dL. 200mg per week is a doctor risking his medical license.


    Here:
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    Dr. Mehmet Oz Answered: Hear the word testosterone, and I know immediately what you're thinking. You know it's what puts the moan in hormone. You think of muscle, of sex drive, of bravado. It's the vitality hormone that gives men the strength to win a fistfight (and the guts or stupidity to get into one in the first place). And it's the hormone that partly controls how much sex men want—and whether or not they're going to experience erectile dysfunction.

    Most men produce 4 to 7 milligrams of testosterone a day, with the highest blood level in the morning and the lowest level in the evening (which helps explain why the first thing some men want in the morning is neither coffee nor a shower).

    Science has yet to explain why the levels rise and fall at these times, but it may be related to action of the brain's pituitary gland. For practical purposes, those time frames do give some insight into why the so-called nooner can be an effective way to match a couple's sexual urges.


    And here:
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/vm12.htm
    In men, approximately seven mg of testosterone is produced each day, and blood levels range between 300 and 1000 ng/dL (10-28 nmol/L). Females, on the other hand, produce about 1/15th of this amount, leading to average blood levels of only 25 to 90 ng/dL (1-2.5 nmol/L). All steroid hormones are derived from the sterane ring structure, composed of three hexane (6 carbon) rings and one pentane (5 carbon) ring.
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    Lol every time I state something on here contrary to favorite thought everyone acts like I just insulted their grandmother. But I don't take it personally. You have to remember that a certain % of that 100mg is ester weight. And a teenager typically will have a testosterone level closer to 2000 than 1000. As far as this notion that a doctor should be stripped of his medical license or is at risk for doing so for 200mg a week...that is ridiculous. My doctor has been on TRT for 30+ years and every patient gets 200mg a week at least. Some need more depending on if they have a disease such as a bleeding disorder. Not only that, but that half life of testosterone cypionate is closer to 2 days than it is to 5. And a government study I have buried somewhere in my bookmarks proves this.

    Notice how I said teenager...not 30+ year old adult male. But those fancy sources you brought up are great. And some men have e2 problems no matter what the dose. The only way to tell is via a lab test for e2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bomb402 View Post
    And a teenager typically will have a testosterone level closer to 2000 than 1000... Not only that, but that half life of testosterone cypionate is closer to 2 days than it is to 5...Notice how I said teenager...not 30+ year old adult male. But those fancy sources you brought up are great. And some men have e2 problems no matter what the dose. The only way to tell is via a lab test for e2.
    You should be banned from giving advice to anyone. I've never seen anyone here so misinformed about AAS. You have never said anything that even resembles the truth. It's not my place to say so, but I think a moderator should seriously look at your posts and consider action before some young kid actually believes anything you say. I have never come down on anyone here, but you are dangerous as long as you continue to post this utter nonsense.
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    Why? Because I said 2000 is closer to a teenagers test level than 1000? What teenager is going to believe me for what? Please be specific if you are going to claim that I am a threat to the world for posting on this forum.

    You are the one talking about taking all of these orals and 500mg-1gram a week of test. That puts your levels above 2000. If anything you are bad for the kiddies. Please dude, get a life.

    In this forum people can post their opinions and experiences as far as I know without being tarred and feathered and banned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bomb402 View Post
    Why? Because I said 2000 is closer to a teenagers test level than 1000? What teenager is going to believe me for what? Please be specific if you are going to claim that I am a threat to the world for posting on this forum. You are the one talking about taking all of these orals and 500mg-1gram a week of test. That puts your levels above 2000. If anything you are bad for the kiddies. Please dude, get a life. In this forum people can post their opinions and experiences as far as I know without being tarred and feathered and banned.
    As a rule, I do not take orals. I rarely approach a gram of test per week. So you have no idea what I take, or at least you don't understand what I take. My test levels, for your info, are around 6000. You have no idea how an ester works, what esters are attached to what compound and spew nonsense about half lives as if you have a clue--you don't...If you were joking about a normal teens levels being around 2000, you need to state it, not assume everyone knows your twisted sense of humor. This is serious business and joking about test levels when your serious statements are so far off is quite frankly, no joking matter. When you post ridiculous statements like “…enanthate has a longer half life that cyp…” you need to caveat that with it being your opinion, not as hard fact, because that is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. You need to be careful about what you post as fact when, in fact, you are reckless and way off point of fact. For example, the half life of cyp is not two days, nor is enanthate. If you want, I will follow your posts and point out every falsehood as you post, but I don't really feel like cleaning up after you that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bomb402 View Post
    You have to remember that a certain % of that 100mg is ester weight. And a teenager typically will have a testosterone level closer to 200 than 100. As far as this notion that a doctor should be stripped of his medical license or is at risk for doing so for 200mg a week...that is ridiculous.

    Notice how I said teenager...not 30+ year old adult male. But those fancy sources you brought up are great.
    Yes that percent is approximately 25%. That means that the 75mg per week is still well over the 49mg an average teen is producing. Post sources if you believe you are correct. Otherwise, don't offer advice about subjects you have no knowledge of.
    By the way. Notice I corrected your 2000 and 1000 to 200 and 100 above. I realized that was a typo.

    Quote Originally Posted by bomb402 View Post
    Notice how I said teenager...not 30+ year old adult male. But those fancy sources you brought up are great.
    Once a male reaches his peak levels in his late teens, early twenties, it stays that high until he reaches his 40's. A healthy 30 year old male would not have lower levels. One more time you want to offer advice about something you have very little knowledge of.

    Quote Originally Posted by bomb402 View Post
    Lol, every time I state something on here contrary to favorite thought everyone acts like I just insulted their grandmother. But I don't take it personally.
    That's because you keep making yourself sound stupid. They are simply trying to save you from yourself and make sure that some newby coming here looking for solid advice doesn't get screwed over by yours.
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    For those interested in learning.


    http://www.hgh.org/Testosterone.html
    The testes produce about 4 mg to 7 mg of Testosterone every day, in a healthy male.

    http://www.yalemedicalgroup.org/stw/...geID=STW001177
    In an adult male, about 7 mg of testosterone is made each day


    The Testosterone Syndrome: The Critical Factor for Energy, Health, and Sexuality--Reversing the Male Menopause by Eugene Shippen
    average production in a healthy young man's testes of 6 - 7 mg per day, ...

    http://www.health.harvard.edu/newswe...mones-Help.htm
    On average, healthy young men produce about 7 mg of testosterone a day. ...

    http://www.endotext.org/male/male1/male1_2.htm
    A normal male produces approximately 7 mg testosterone daily but also produces lesser amounts of weaker androgens such as androstenedione and dihydroepiandrosterone.

    http://www.ironmagazine.com/modules....rticle&sid=707 by Nelson Vergel
    The average male produces 4 to 7 mg of testosterone a day with plasma levels in early morning and lower levels in the evening. Women produce around a 12th of those rates.
    Note average range for 20 to 40 years olds is identical and higher than teens
    16–19 years 200–970 ng/dL (6.94–33.66 nmol/L)
    20–39 years 270–1,080 ng/dL (9.00–37.48 nmol/L)

    http://quizlet.com/5142373/urology-m...y-flash-cards/
    Flashcards: Urology-Male reproductive endocrinology
    principle male hormone secreted by testes (how much per day)testosterone (7mg/day)

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/721069_2
    Secretion of LH from the pituitary is not constant, but has approximately six bursts of secretion per day with an early morning high and an early evening low. A total of approximately 7 mg of testosterone is secreted each day,[8] although in older men the rate decreases.[9]
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    Which is why Androgel isn't such a bad option afterall for someone on TRT...
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    Hmmmmmm queation, is there a.mathatical equation to find ur levels on test out? Like lets say im 500lvl and.i shoot 1gram of T-E what would.it be? Or is this a gitta test to know thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasen View Post
    Hmmmmmm queation, is there a.mathatical equation to find ur levels on test out? Like lets say im 500lvl and.i shoot 1gram of T-E what would.it be? Or is this a gitta test to know thing?
    Ummm....Are you asking, is there a way to compute the approximate amount of test your body would absorb over a period of time broken out in days, using test e as an example? If so, I can give it a shot.
  

  
 

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