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  1. Dutchman

    Older wiser and just broke my old record

    OG, good to hear from you again. I was laid up for a while with a torn rotator cuff but I am coming back fast. I am a little short of 4 months out (Early June) but my lifting is getting better. In the past week I have hit 5 reps @ 280 on the Squat, a single @ 510 in the Rack Deadllift and...
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    Starting Over

    TT, if you could find a decent Naturopath ie natural health MD or an "Aging Specialist" you can get a prescription for Test Cypionate and even 100 mgs/wk would only run you $90 for a 3 month supply.
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    Can you gain muscle when you get older?

    I don't know how I missed out on this thread, it's made for me LOL! When I came back to the US in 2000 I was 59 yrs old and weighed in at 149 lbs. Now at 70 1/2 I stay between 210 and 215. I've doubled my strength over that time. In just the last two weeks I hit a 5 X 260 Squat and 5 X 440...
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    Starting Over

    TT, hope all goes well for you tomorrow. We'll be thinking of ya. Viel Glueck!!!
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    Older wiser and just broke my old record

    Good luck and God Bless OG. Went through much the same with my own dad 6 years ago. He passed at 89 with Parkinsons and Dementia, my mom the year before with Alzheimers. You will survive and though they no longer realize it, you will always know that your love for them, here for your dad...
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    Starting Over

    Understand. I too really judge my progress by my BP/Squats/Rack Deads. Doing my 4 split/8 day week I had 4 great days last week improving everything in either reps or weight. Then 3 days ago I flubbed big-time and missed my prior Rack Deads by 40 lbs. I was disgusted and took 3 days off then...
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    Older wiser and just broke my old record

    OG. Have you tried using Taurine? It works great for me to avoid cramps and both my late wife and my new lady love it as a way to avoid those nighttime-screaming-leg cramps. Usually 4 to 5 gms daily works well. Side effect of Taurine is that it is very good for the macula in your eyes.
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    Can test boosters help post andropause?

    Glad to hear the good news Red. Keep it up. For me the improvements continued for about 1 1/2 years until I got back to 20/20. At least I feel good because passing on some of my experience is helping guys here. I'm sorry about your having an eyesight problem but I am the dedicated, resident...
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    200 mg test every two weeks?

    My normal test levels are around 180. My Docs at the VA have had me on 200 mg of Test Cyp and test me every 3 months for my serum test level. I always schedule the test for 7 days after I take my shot and still my levels stay around 1100 to 1300. No bad dropoff there. My natural test level...
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    Starting Over

    Great tip,thanks! I had never even heard of Feverfew. Now after an hour on Google I am up to speed. It's too late to help me for my appointment this morning but I will get some right away and try it. I did my usual with Beta-Sitosterol, Pygeum, Stinging Nettle Root and Milk Thistle....we'll see...
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    Starting Over

    Back in the 90's I used to go up to 10 because of my extreme BPH. Now I stay between 7 and 9. That's why I had to go through slow years with the genetic PSA test called PCA3 and the PSAF test, then followed by watchful monitoring for the 6 months of Androderm patches and then the first 6...
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    Starting Over

    I'm talking my blood test scores as well. My laptop is out for the next two weeks to have the IO repaired or I would look for the references I believe I saved. Both heavy lifting and sex drive my test and PSA numbers up and that's not what I want on my blood test.
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    Starting Over

    I plan to leave the VA and go back to using my original Naturopathic Doc. First visit went well and along with all the vitamin testing he has me doing a bood test for the full spectrum of testosterone related issues which the VA wouldn't do, this week. I have had issues with my test and PSA...
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    Older wiser and just broke my old record

    Good news OG, keep it up!
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    Older wiser and just broke my old record

    Damn replied and lost it again. Go for it Tuber, you won't be dissappointed with the Cissus. You'll love the rack deads just start out slow and work into high weight/low rep eg 5 or 6. I precede them with 3 X 20 @ at 45 plate raises and follow them up with 2X each of front and back shrugs.
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    Older wiser and just broke my old record

    Hang in there OG, Rack Deads will really help you out. I built up from nothing, same as on my pull-ups and now I am killing both of them quite heavy. My back is stretched out, very wide and strong. Now I can do all the things my Doc said I would/should never do again LOL! Start your...
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    Can test boosters help post andropause?

    Correct that we have never met. However since joining AM almost 9 years ago I have come across many worthwhile products and been involved in hundreds of discussions here and later elswhere about them. Not long after I joined the first Cissus from USPLabs hit the market. I used it on the first...
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    Older wiser and just broke my old record

    OG, I wrecked a couple vertebrae in a 70 mph head on crash back in '87. My back workouts became a priority to help me overcome it since I refused any operation. Now for years I have been promoting Rack Deads either in the Rack or on the SM. I am back up to 5 X 420 and working towards my goal...
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    Older wiser and just broke my old record

    I get my coconut oil online from Vitacost for about $20 for a 54 oz jug. The melting/solidifying point for CO is 76 degrees. Great thing is it never spoils. Just used 3 tablespoons this AM for my sunnyside up eggs and then used the remaining heated oil on my english muffin. Nothing like a...
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    Can test boosters help post andropause?

    PVL, I believe Red told us he was 53 back in his initial post to start the thread.
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