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2007/06/18 22:11:09 (permalink)
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Test levels

Am 35, 5' 10, 180, train 4-5 times a week, diet OK 5-6 times a day 220-250g protein intake daily.

Recently had testosterone levels done : 11 ng/l (reference range 8 - 40 ng/l)

Kinda at the lower end of norm? What can I take to boost this? Is there anything apart from injectables?

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    fraser
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    RE: Test levels 2007/06/18 22:50:30 (permalink)
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    Have you used any steroids before?
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    RE: Test levels 2007/06/18 23:01:50 (permalink)
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    no
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    RE: Test levels 2007/06/18 23:10:27 (permalink)
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    If you never messed with your system and want to boost it naturally, then keep activity high but do *not* overtrain, lower your bf% if it's high, lower your stress,make sure your fat intake is not too low, some ZMA supplementation could help. If you have high bf%/high estrogen levels, then an AI like Rebound XT will help you.
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    RE: Test levels 2007/06/18 23:12:59 (permalink)
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    bf is around 12
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    RE: Test levels 2007/06/18 23:22:40 (permalink)
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    It's not bad. Generally Total Test is a strange exam to take;depends on many factors. If I were you I'd just try to make sure I get enough cardio,that I don't overtrain and eat good/rest and next time you go for an exam, have your estrogen levels tested as well just to make sure.Your level is nothing to worry about(at least not yet). In general stress is the most important factor though
    post edited by beholder69 - 2007/06/18 23:24:28
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    RE: Test levels 2007/06/18 23:29:45 (permalink)
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    thanks. I wouldn't say I was too stressed at work at moment though. My FSH and LH levels were tested this time and they were OK. However, i do hardly any cardio , I kinda shed muscle easily but will try to get some in.
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    RE: Test levels 2007/06/18 23:35:32 (permalink)
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    Yes,try to do so.I had made the same mistake and ignored cardio for 6 months. If you add cardio even 3 times a week you'll feel -and be- much better Good luck and update on the subject if you have any news. Tomorrow I'm getting my own blood test results to see what I've done,although the changes -both physiological and psychological- are more than obvious already
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    RE: Test levels 2007/06/19 01:08:16 (permalink)
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    Beholder, does cardio help raise test levels?

    Richard- Could give Tribulus a try.
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    RE: Test levels 2007/06/19 10:33:04 (permalink)
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    Yes,it does. Activity in general,(a good, short and heavy weights session can also do this) but cardio gives a great boost as well. Actually, frequent cardio improves your physical fitness, which is a huge plus (greater than that of a standalone weights session)


    As for trib, I had no tests last year when I had been using it, but scientific data shows no rise at test levels at all. By personal experience though, I can assure you it raises libido Epimedium is better at that though
    post edited by beholder69 - 2007/06/19 10:36:16
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    RE: Test levels 2007/06/19 12:06:01 (permalink)
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    Tribulus works nicely for me..I do believe it raises the LH levels..
    My LH levels were 5.66 last year..this time on Tribulus I got them tested..came out to be 7.50..
    Might be something else but I feel 'for me' Tribulus does work
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    RE: Test levels 2007/06/19 12:25:25 (permalink)
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    The fact that your LH levels were raised is interesting but you do realise it could have been caused by many factors,no? I've tried trib and the only difference I noticed was a rise in libido. Personally, if I had blood tests before and after and saw a significant change in androgen levels and after some months I did the same and had similar results then, I couldn't care less about what scientific studies say and would be the first one to support that contrary to scientific data,it works. But I haven't,so up to now at least, I'll have to trust the few that have been conducted with the most recent one which was the only one IIRC that tested hormone levels, showing no change at all in Testo, androstenedione nor LH. Another study also showed no link at all with improvement in resistance training performance and trib uptake
    post edited by beholder69 - 2007/06/19 12:26:20
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