"Cycling" is another moronic idea. Bouncing your system around is never good. You don't have to be a genius to understand that.
That's why a good doctor will put someone on, and leave them on to get all the benefits without bouncing someone around.
Caspervann needs to study his endocrinology, though, a bit, as he's kind of mis-informing you. Everything returns to normal in about 3 weeks (almost every effect from AAS / HRT is transitory), for testosterone, and for stuff like T3, even if you're on for 40 years, it returns to normal in about 3 DAYS. Capservann needs to study the various endo circuits to understand that what he is saying is mostly wrong.
I'm not going to drag out a debate, but, study after study.
I will say that, like my friend Bob Klapp, in the video from HBO Real Sports #99 above, I've been the benefactor of HRT for years. I have a number of friends that are in the same spot, some who don't even workout. I enjoy a cholesterol of 130, a bp of 135/82, and, when I'm training, I can hold my heart rate at 160 for 20 minutes (way over for a guy of 4
. As with HIV patients, I've not only been allowed to continue a quality of life disease free, but have enjoy the good moods, the ability to continue to be an athlete in middle age, and I've kept my bones strong, improved my cognitive ability, and prevented diseases of aging. In my book, that's real good science, and beat the middle-aged blues, and list of medications.
UNT (University of North Texas) did a study in 1999 comparing pro and competitive bodybuilders morbidity against others. What they found was that the bodybuilders not only lived a higher quality of life, but, ALSO LIVED LONGER, and with fewer diseases.
I've talked with numerous geriatric and internal medicine doctors who know this truth as well.
I'd encourage the poster to research anti-aging, internal medicine, AIDS / HIV treatment. It's no coincidence that the sickest of the sick are given these life-changing natural hormones.