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Old 04-09-2012, 07:32 AM
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Wondering if any of you guys over 30 have tried or regularly take a testosterone booster. I'm not big into supplements but keep hearing a lot of hype on these things so did some research and spoke with a few people and ended up picking some up last week. I was pretty hard core in the gym through my teens, 20's and early 30's. The about 5 years ago I kind of fell off the wagon mostly due to work but in the last year or so I've been able to start ramping my workouts back up to respectable levels. One thing I've noticed is you don't recover as quick at 37 as you did at 17 or even 27. Anyway most people say the stuff takes a week or two to kick in. As I'm still in the potential libido effect stage I will wait to make comment other than to say I've had no negative side effects so far and a do see some positive stuff. Just curious to get opinions.
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Have your Doc check your total and free testosterone levels. If low, he can prescribe the real thing as a replacement therapy. Patches, creams or shots. Works much better than over the counter supplements.



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I got perscribed the gel from the doctor when I was 36. I really liked it, felt much better. The only side effect was it worked so well, I got my girfriend pregnant.
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Young pup like you shouldn't worry about father time.......yet.
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I'm a former college noseguard. Former gym rat from my 20's and early to mid 30's. Had a 385# bench (with my feet off the floor, crossed in front of me) and a near 600# squat. I was 223# at my heaviest. Now I'm 41, weigh 172# (as of this morning) and have a sub 24 minute 5K times consistently. I have radically changed my version of fitness from my younger days. I need to however, start adding some muscle back to my now much lighter frame and I'm also curious if there is a testosterone booster that could help this old guy....

I've never taken any illegal drugs. I used to take androstene or some varient thereof, all over the counter stuff but essentially what Mark McGuire used to hit so many homers (so he says).

I'll be watching this thread for any comments.
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I would let my doctor know if you are going to take testosterone boosters. Do you know that testosterone is the major food source for prostate cancer. Have your PSA checked regularly, ask me how I know.
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Just to clarify, I'm not taking this to enhance my sex life. Wifey would probably leave me if I pursued her anymore and we have two kids already and one in the oven as we speak.

More interested in the effect on increased excercise potential, weight training, etc. I enjoy lifting and boxing and find plateau's harder to overcome than in the past. Also unlike being a kid, most of us have jobs, homes, families to tend to as priorities so when I am able to do some form of excercise I want to get as much out of it as possible. Usually that means working out at 10 or 11 pm when everything else is done. So far all I've been able to read is the typical hype from websites and a lot of input from guys really too young to need it or see much effect.
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I would let my doctor know if you are going to take testosterone boosters. Do you know that testosterone is the major food source for prostate cancer. Have your PSA checked regularly, ask me how I know.

Good info. Been a few years but probably need to. Thanks
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IMHO you just need to eat right and your energy level will fall into place. You also need to remember your not that young buck you used to be.

I recently had my physical and got a few shocking results form my doc. I drastically changed my diet and have been going to the gym for weigh lifting and over all cardio exercise. I'm starting to feel like a new person in that I now have the energy needed to stay with it at the gym for 30-45 minutes per day at least 4 days per week.

I'm 42, 5' 8" and weigh 172. My goal is to make my fat belly go away and replace with muscle and I can already see the results. My wife can too.

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IMHO you just need to eat right and your energy level will fall into place. You also need to remember your not that young buck you used to be.

I recently had my physical and got a few shocking results form my doc. I drastically changed my diet and have been going to the gym for weigh lifting and over all cardio exercise. I'm starting to feel like a new person in that I now have the energy needed to stay with it at the gym for 30-45 minutes per day at least 4 days per week.

I'm 42, 5' 8" and weigh 172. My goal is to make my fat belly go away and replace with muscle and I can already see the results. My wife can too.

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x2 on clean diet and exercise. Reduced testosterone is a natural part of aging, and adding it back via supplements is a risk, imho.

Before you take hormones to feel better, see what happens when you lift a few times a week, do cardio a few times a week, and eat mostly meats, nuts, fruits, and veggies. Limit whole grains to immediately before or after a workout, and try to avoid simple sugars completely. I was skeptical myself, until I was desperate... and I can't tell you how much better I feel.
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Problem is I already eat clean and excercise almost daily. I don't always get in as much time as I'd like. Some days 15 minutes, some days an hour. Just seemed to have hit a plateau after about a year of getting back into it. One thing I won't get more of anytime soon is sleep......
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Problem is I already eat clean and excercise almost daily. I don't always get in as much time as I'd like. Some days 15 minutes, some days an hour. Just seemed to have hit a plateau after about a year of getting back into it. One thing I won't get more of anytime soon is sleep......

Some excercises will naturally boost your testosterone - and help you blast thru the plateau's. You don't have to go heavy, nor do you need to do them all the time, but full body movements like squats, deadlifts, cleans, clean & press... will boost your natural levels and build muscle mass in a hurry. Good form with these movements is a must - but if I only had 30 min, I would do 15 min of cardio & 15 min of something like clean & presses. These movements will smash your plateau's as well. Going back to the basics is good from time to time.
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You might want to stay away from prescribed test at your age. It will cause you to naturally produce less. Read about Arginine, Ornithine and some of the other natural test precursors and stimulants to test production. What you dont want to do is turn of your natural production, you want to boost it. You probably already know, but, confusion training will also up your test levels. Never let the muscles adapt to traing. Similar to the Metzner "Heavy Duty" training principals and the many "muscle confusion" methods.
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I'm a former college noseguard. Former gym rat from my 20's and early to mid 30's. Had a 385# bench (with my feet off the floor, crossed in front of me) and a near 600# squat. I was 223# at my heaviest. Now I'm 41, weigh 172# (as of this morning) and have a sub 24 minute 5K times consistently. I have radically changed my version of fitness from my younger days. I need to however, start adding some muscle back to my now much lighter frame and I'm also curious if there is a testosterone booster that could help this old guy....

I've never taken any illegal drugs. I used to take androstene or some varient thereof, all over the counter stuff but essentially what Mark McGuire used to hit so many homers (so he says).

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Blackdawg what supplement did you wind up going with?
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Thanks for the input guys. One thing I've always been bad about was switching things up for muscle confusion. I need to focus on that more. Everyone plateaus at some point but Ive been better before and feel I can push myself there again. Maybe not, but it's still fun anid gets more fun as you see improvements and helps me mentally as much as anything.

I'm trying Cellucor P6. It's got some well known stand by test boosters and some other interesting ingredients that aren't as widely used. Verdict is still out but most reviews were favorable. Any information on it appreciated as well.

Again supplements were never my thing. Never even considered roids even while half the people i knew back in the day were cycling them. I tried the powders a few times and they just seem to bloat you up. Some of the new lean and clean isolate whey proteins look interesting but th test boosters seem to be just naturally derived extracts so I'm not as worried about them. Maybe I should be.
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Just to put my 2 cents in I used to take jac3d as a pre-workout and cellmass as a post but have reently switched to C-4 due to the greater risk of kidney stones with the jac3d. It worked well for me and has continued to work for me. If you want to PM me we can go into detail I work with a number of type "A" personalities that all work out on a regular daily basis.
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Get your doctor to do a testosterone test on you. If your low then take testosterone injections. Your testes will stop making testosterone if you are injecting testosterone. But testosterone therapy is combined with HCG to keep the testes producing. If your testes atrophy they will return to normal once the testosterone therapy is halted. If you don't have prostate cancer there is no risk from testosterone therapy.
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My boss, age 65 gets testosterone and b12 shots from the doc. Not sure I would worry about it at your age. I am 42 and it is not a worry. I did take argenine for awhile. That one has some interesting side effects!
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