Low Testosterone and Cutting - Is there a point?

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    Dec 09, 2011 8:06 PM GMT
    So I posted a topic about half a year ago regarding tests that showed a low testosterone count. I'm talking somewhere in the 300s. Pretty bad for a 23 year old. But it seems it's gotten low again, and the doctor wants me to go back on Clomid to increase it.

    I'm curious though. I'm on day 13 of p90x and I know low testosterone has a negative effect on both weight loss and muscle gain. Is there even a point in me putting in this hard work if it isn't going to pay off body composition-wise? Could really use some words of wisdom.
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    Dec 09, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
    Wow - in the 300s at 23 - sorry bro. Here's my 2ยข worth: Sure, you're not going to have the same lean gains body fat loss that other guys your age will, but overall it will be great for your healh and you will definitely see some improvement in your shape overall. so I say go for it.

    Any idea why your T is so low?
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    Dec 09, 2011 11:28 PM GMT
    Holy.... i don't know whether this will help you or not.... you should be researching the reasons for your low testosterone. Maybe you were damaged when you were younger, but i doubt it. Weight lifting is suppose to increase testosterone. Testosterone needs cholesterol, but if you have bigh cholesterol levels your testosterone is usually lower. i.e. aging as your T drops your cholesterol increases. A lot of young guys are experiencing higher cholesterol. Could this be the cause of certain compounds found in plastics.... decreased gut cultures... or a typical lousy diet. We'll probably find out in the next few years.

    I did go on a no wheat, no corn diet for 2 months.... my cholesterol dropped from 7.2 to almost safe... 5.3 in those 2 months (metric measure). I only dropped a couple of pounds... but my libido increased. It may not work for you... but with a few supplements like ZMA at night and maybe one of those herbs (tribulus) during the day.... things may just come right back for you. Good luck.
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    Dec 09, 2011 11:42 PM GMT
    Does low testosterone mean little acne issues? icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:25 AM GMT
    Advice: diet input, hormone replacement therapy (haha, never thought I'd be prescribing this to a guy), and get back on your regular training.

    Start eating what the oak before mentioned and take in those multivitamin supplements suited for your age as body converts them to hormones.

    Good luck mate
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    Dec 10, 2011 4:57 AM GMT
    lots of zinc containing foods and magnesium...ask your doctor if you can take TestoJack...from NOW foods inc..or a similar T producing supplement.TestoJack contains tribulus,eluethro,long jack and ZMA...i take this supplement and i recommend it...but be aware that extra T can make you a bit short tempered...{at least it did that to me}.....and yes,KEEP WORKING OUT....
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    Dec 10, 2011 5:50 AM GMT
    hey, i got started on clomid when i was 21ish (maybe i was 20... don't remember). i suffer from secondary hypogonadism caused by a malfunctioning pituitary gland. i worked out the whole time (before i was diagnosed and during the treatment). i did lose a lot of weight, but the bulk of that was from the sickness, not the workout. i found working out was important because regardless of the outer effects of exercising, the internal ones are most important. one, exercise increases testosterone levels. two, exercise releases endorphins, which was important because often hypogonadism is associated with depression because of the drop in many regulatory hormones. finally, exercise is just healthy for your body. you should work out because it's good for you... not (just) because it makes you look good. shoot me a line if you have any specific questions.
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    Dec 10, 2011 12:19 PM GMT
    Give the Paleo diet a try for a monthly or two . If fixes all
    Kinds of chemical imbalances due to our unnatural diets.
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    Dec 10, 2011 1:57 PM GMT
    Definitely workout, as the other option is to be a slob. I would also seek a more holistic physician who could guide you on how to naturally increase your testosterone levels. And yes, it can be done with diet and exercise also.
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    Dec 10, 2011 4:11 PM GMT
    Hormone replacement therapy, yeah.

    Also, you're in the legal /medical position to do some steroid stacks. Take advantage of it.