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So your health is not in the proper range, but you want to wait.
I would advise going to a clinic. I know you have a family and everything to take care of, but this is your health. It would be best to take care of home base first and foremost, so you can start to function better, feel better, improved mood/sleep/energy, and most of all your testosterone levels. They may only lower as time goes on, and if action isnt taken it won't actually get better.

Just my 2 cents. You can't put a price tag on your health. Once you improve that, your training and daily life will improve 10 fold.

I would still get a test with Free/Total Test, Thyroid, A1C/Fasted insulin, and your lipids this would only be beneficial.
I’m not a physician, and this certainly isn’t medical advice, but I don’t disagree with him for waiting. Free test and cortisol were barely out of range. If it were me, and I was in the situation where I’m getting consistently interrupted sleep (in the example of a newborn), I wouldn’t have even bothered with a hormonal test. Also, who knows how accurate these at home tests are anyway. I’d personally just wait a few months then re-test.
 
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I’m not a physician, and this certainly isn’t medical advice, but I don’t disagree with him for waiting. Free test and cortisol were barely out of range. If it were me, and I was in the situation where I’m getting consistently interrupted sleep (in the example of a newborn), I wouldn’t have even bothered with a hormonal test. Also, who knows how accurate these at home tests are anyway. I’d personally just wait a few months then re-test.
And on the flip side, if the tests are inaccurate and lower then what the "home test" shows.
What happens if this continues to get worse? If his testosterone is actually "Low" and it continues to drop or come out of range then it will just lead to making things harder to progress.
If cortisol stays high then trying to keep his mood/energy/sleep in check will be very hard.

You can easily get labs done and have the results in one week for a matter of 15 minutes of your time by going to a walk-in clinic for bloodwork. Better safe than sorry IMO.

Again your health, do as you please. I just got bloodwork done last Monday. All I had to do was take my papers to an ACL/Quest Lab and get my blood drawn, and one week later the results were in my inbox. I was around 3 people max.

You have a higher chance of getting COVID and being around people at a grocery store, then going to a walk-in clinic for bloodwork. But to each their own. Especially as we age our bloodwork isn't always going to constantly get better. It is better to troubleshoot an issue in the early stages than just "Let it wait"

For someone as disciplined as Seg is with his workouts and nutrition. I just want him to get the max effort and results for what he puts in. Having your body not 100% or firing on all cylinders is just going to delay the process. The one thing I would hate for anyone to do is to look back and say "What if", or "If I would have done this". We all live and learn, but I hate for people to roll the dice on their health, or not take a stand when they can improve all aspects of their life off getting a test done and correcting the issues.
 
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First workout in 2 weeks. Been dealing with a lot at home, work, and everything else. Hoping that I'll be able to get back into a routine starting today.

Supersets:
Rotator cuff ex
DB laterals x DB front raises
Bent over DB laterals x Upright rows
Seated DB shoulder press
BB shrugs

32:57, 167 cals

164.4#, 15.1% haven't been this light in a long time, but feeling good in terms of body comp and where I'll be picking things back up. So let's go get it!
 
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Back in this morning for a chest workout. Weights felt super heavy even though I was going light.

TRX chest press
Bench Press
DB incline press
DB incline flys

40:03, 175 cals
 
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Day 3 in a row. Back session.

TRX rows
Underhand grip BB rows
Neutral grip pull ups
Rack deads
Close grip DB row

39:34, 239 cals

One more to round out the week tomorrow before I take a day off.
 

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