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Narrow shoulders are due to high testosterone.

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2011/04/09 21:01:35 (permalink)
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Narrow shoulders are due to high testosterone.

Well this is crazy fidning. I thought I woudl share as it amazed me..
 
http://www.drmirkin.com/archive/7252.html
 
Measurable signs of high testosterone levels include male- pattern baldness, high blood levels of testosterone and narrow shoulders. In a recent study, Dr. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried of Duke University showed that men are at increased risk for prostate cancer when they have high blood levels of free testosterone and narrow shoulders, but she was unable to show that male pattern baldness on the top of the head is associated with prostate cancer. Narrow shoulders are a sign of early puberty and earlier onset of high blood testosterone levels. At puberty, a boy's body produces large amounts of testosterone which stops bone growth forever. So early puberty limits the width of shoulders. Late puberty give the shoulder bones a longer time to grow and is associated with wider shoulders
 
 
I was researching how to widen my narrow shoudlers and came across this...Ironically I thought a lack of testosterone and delayed puberty woudl have caused my small bone structure but it seems the opposite.
 
So they are saying gusy like Arnie etc had late puberty and low testosterone...Lol how ironic.
 
I always ad bad acne and an insane sex drive and high test but  I was the skinnies dude ever also..how weird
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    Paracelsus
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    Re:Narrow shoulders are due to high testosterone. 2011/04/10 14:00:01 (permalink)
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    Not sure what to make of that...MPB is only a sign of high test if you are genetically susceptible to it. Never heard the narrow shoulders thing before - but if she is saying it's due to early puberty then height would be affected too.
     
    And nah you can't just assume Arnie had low test lol. You could start puberty relatively early and still end up 6'4 if you are programmed so.
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    Re:Narrow shoulders are due to high testosterone. 2011/04/10 14:06:04 (permalink)
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    Yeah, that's gibberish, ignore it
     
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    Re:Narrow shoulders are due to high testosterone. 2011/04/10 19:00:22 (permalink)
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    Ah well regardless narrow shoulders suck real real bad.
     
    NO matter how much muscle I get most girls are still wider than me.
     
    Its one thing to be skinny another thing to be totally narrow.
     
    I have build a lot off mass roudn my shoulders speicafically since I went 115 to 140 with loads of shoulder work latereals, bend over raises etc..etc
     
    But my frame is still so narrow...I guess having a 27 inch wiast helps achieve a v-taper...But I am like a 13 year old boy. If I were not 5'10 but about 5'4 I would literally have the same body as most 13 year olds . I mean my skeletal frame.
     
    It hasnt grown since I was 13. It has got longer but not wider.
     
    I was 5'9 110lbs at liek 14-15 at 18 I was liek 5'10 118lbs lol.
     
    I blame my lack of growth to excessive weight training and bad diets.
     
    From age 14/15 I lifed weights 1 hour eveyryday. I also never ate food excpet at night when my mum made dinner and cereal for breakfast.
     
    I read recently working out with weights causes a DNA thing wereby muscles go into a rest non-growth state for a 12-24hr period or sum crap. Thats why rest is important.  You work a muslce, it damages, ahs to repair then grow,
     
    Well my dumb ass used to do a ful body workout EVERYDAY.. I hated being skiiny but seems my training + diet as a kid may have haltered my growth
    post edited by lucebee - 2011/04/10 19:04:06
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    Re:Narrow shoulders are due to high testosterone. 2011/04/10 19:20:39 (permalink)
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    Just train mate, and have fun
     
    Alternatively:
     

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    Re:Narrow shoulders are due to high testosterone. 2011/04/10 19:22:20 (permalink)
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    drab4

    Just train mate, and have fun

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    ANd you forgot soemthing.
     
     
    EAT!!
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    Re:Narrow shoulders are due to high testosterone. 2011/04/11 22:30:10 (permalink)
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    just eat as much as u can mate and make sure u train
     
    i'm only 5'4 but i'm pretty sure that i don't have a 13 year olds body :P lol
     
     
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    Re:Narrow shoulders are due to high testosterone. 2011/04/11 23:04:26 (permalink)
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    You're thinking too hard. Worry less about stats and more on training right.


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    Re:Narrow shoulders are due to high testosterone. 2011/04/11 23:09:27 (permalink)
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    cool.story.bro
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    Re:Narrow shoulders are due to high testosterone. 2011/04/12 06:44:35 (permalink)
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    I hit puberty early, and stopped growing by the time I was 15.
    People made comments about my big shoulders since I was 12ish.
    I'm also not bald.
    study = refuted
     
    it's science

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    Re:Narrow shoulders are due to high testosterone. 2011/04/12 10:44:53 (permalink)
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    lucebee
    I read recently working out with weights causes a DNA thing wereby muscles go into a rest non-growth state for a 12-24hr period or sum crap. Thats why rest is important.  You work a muslce, it damages, ahs to repair then grow,

    I actually disagree massively on this. If you have to rest every day, explain the gymnasts who bust their balls day in day out and have physqiues most on here would donate testicles for.
     
    Training will cause muscle damage, yes, to whichever fibres took the beating. Unless you have managed to damage every single fibre in your musle, then the next day, another set of fibres will take the beating.
     
    That other bit, about test and narrow shoulders, meh, sounds fishy. I hit puberty late, didn't stop growing til I was about 19, and IMO have a narrow clavicle compared to waist.
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    Re:Narrow shoulders are due to high testosterone. 2011/04/12 11:02:09 (permalink)
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    lucebee
    earlier onset of high blood testosterone levels. At puberty, a boy's body produces large amounts of testosterone which stops bone growth forever. So early puberty limits the width of shoulders. Late puberty give the shoulder bones a longer time to grow and is associated with wider shoulders 

    makes sense to me but doesnt necessarily correlate with levels of testosterone throughout life, or the sensitivity of various tissues to testosterone.
     

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    Re:Narrow shoulders are due to high testosterone. 2011/04/13 00:14:04 (permalink)
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    I think this theory is just a sop for scrawny narrow shouldered men, just like the 'bald men are more virile' myth.

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    Re:Narrow shoulders are due to high testosterone. 2011/04/13 01:43:46 (permalink)
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    That article is complete bunk.
     
    Testosterone does NOT stop 'bone growth'. Growth plates in the epiphysis are closed by the presence of estrogens (which, admittedly, in males are largely the result of aromatase action on free testosterone).
     
    There is no reason why the shoulders should appear narrow as a result of earlier exposure to estrogen anyway - since all of the long bones are affected by its prescence and stop growing around the same time, which suggests the proportions of the body are unlikely to be affected.
     
     
    And MPB is NOT 'caused' by testosterone either, but is a genetic predisposition activated by dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
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    Re:Narrow shoulders are due to high testosterone. 2011/04/13 09:46:57 (permalink)
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    The clavicles seal later on than the long bones of the legs, so technically I guess if puberty was suddenly sped up you could end up with proportionally narrow shoulders...but yeah, article is very odd lol, just not very scientific!
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