Before Exercising Should I Take DHEA or Something to Boost Testosterone Since I'm over Age 45?

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    Apr 28, 2016 9:45 PM GMT

    Google: Abs after 40

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    Apr 29, 2016 3:04 PM GMT
    If you have a desire to have sex, can attain and maintain an erection long enough to orgasm, you do not have a problem with testosterone. Otherwise see a doctor
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    Apr 29, 2016 4:28 PM GMT
    Exercise itself will boost testosterone without any supplements. For those who would benefit from taking DHEA, it is usually recommended to do so at bed time, when testosterone concentrations are low.
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    Apr 29, 2016 4:34 PM GMT
    There are a lot of products out there that claim to provide the building blocks for your body to manufacture T. They are expensive, no one knows what any of that stuff is, the DEA periodically bans some of it, and it doesn't work. Get your doctor to order up a T test, then sit down with him and go over the results. If you're low, he can prescribe the real thing. I like a sublingual product made up at a compounding pharmacy that is bioidentical. I don't have a big problem with some steroid use but there are dangers and side effects. One is that your body may start producing more estrogen because of an increased level of Test and you do not want those side effects (Arimedex is the ticket). Best to do it under the watch of a physician.
  • JackNNJ

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    Apr 29, 2016 7:22 PM GMT
    Had to check your profile to see if you mentioned NPR or not. Don't see it, so your T levels should be fine.
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    Apr 29, 2016 11:46 PM GMT
    This is what sparked my interest:

    It’s no secret that as men get older our testosterone and growth hormone (HGH or GH) declines. These two key hormones are optimal when we’re in our early to mid twenties, but by the time we hit age 30 our body’s natural production of these critical fat burning, muscle building hormones begins to decline.

    By the time a man reaches age 40 testosterone and GH production is significantly reduced, which makes it more difficult to get abs after 40 unless you know what you’re doing.

    We all know that testosterone and HGH are our bodies key “sex hormones” that are largely responsible for our ability to build and maintain muscle mass, and also what makes our body simultaneously burn fat (not to mention sex drive!).

    Without optimal testosterone and HGH levels, men have no chance to build muscle, nor can you get lean without your body producing these key hormones.
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    Apr 29, 2016 11:54 PM GMT
    From this site, I learned more:

    http://supplementdoctors.com/abs-after-forty/

    Apparently there are combination exercises that can raise hormone levels.

    Initially, this isn't about DHEA or supplements to raise testosterone. It's about combination exercises. Maybe a secondary sell is about nutrients that boost hormones.

    The product does not have men over 40 doing dangerous combination exercises.
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    Apr 30, 2016 12:01 AM GMT
    jimib saidIf you have a desire to have sex, can attain and maintain an erection long enough to orgasm, you do not have a problem with testosterone. Otherwise see a doctor


    I look back on younger years and I know muscles aren't what they used to be.

    They say men need to eat an unnatural amount of protein. I'm no longer attempting to consume 75 to 150 grams of protein a day and do the exercise required to keep it from going to waste.

    Now, I hear, loss of testosterone also contributes.

    Well, here's to aging:



    No Treadmill.
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    Apr 30, 2016 12:07 AM GMT
    StephenOABC said
    jimib saidIf you have a desire to have sex, can attain and maintain an erection long enough to orgasm, you do not have a problem with testosterone. Otherwise see a doctor


    I look back on younger years and I know muscles aren't what they used to be.

    They say men need to eat an unnatural amount of protein. I'm no longer attempting to consume 75 to 150 grams of protein a day and do the exercise required to keep it from going to waste.

    Now, I hear, loss of testosterone also contributes.

    Well, here's to aging:



    No Treadmill.


    Wow, his body looks good.
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    Apr 30, 2016 12:12 AM GMT


    5 Combination Exercises

    Bench Press
    Dead Lift - can't do that
    Squat - can't do that
    Pull Up - can't do that (I can do Latt Pull Down)
    Dips - can't do that (There are assisted dip machines.)
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    Apr 30, 2016 12:16 AM GMT
    trump2016 saidForget that just use testosterone hgh and decca like most of these realjocks. They're going to tell you otherwise because juicing is still a taboo amongst them gays because they act like it all came from doing natural supplementsicon_rolleyes.gif


    Low Testosterone (LOW T) and Low Growth Hormone levels and deficiency symptoms can be found in both men and women. At the ages of 25 to 30, HGH & Testosterone levels are at their highest and your energy level, sex drive and sense of well-being are also high. After that, the level of Testosterone, HGH and other hormones start to decline. As they decrease, you begin to feel the effects of not having enough testosterone and HGH. Your energy levels drops significantly, you feel tired all the time, sleeping becomes difficult, your skin begins to wrinkle and loses its youthful glow, hair loss is common, moodiness and inability to focus affect your relationships and work.

    In short, you start to look and feel older, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol start to take their toll on your body. When health problems occur due to a hormone imbalance or deficiency, hormone replacement therapy with natural or bio-identical hormones might be able to help.


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    Apr 30, 2016 12:20 AM GMT
    BUT, ...

    From website: https://www.healthtap.com/topics/deca-durabolin-vs-testosterone

    I have used a year ago testosterone enha. And deca durabolin. After my 12 weeks i did my pct clomid. Now I have weak erections and test is 11.8?

    Pituitary shut down: The hormones turned off your pituitary and the Clomid didn't turn it back on. The pituitary will probably wake up after a few more weeks or months if you stay off the anabolic hormones. Don't listen to an amateur about hormones go to a specialist for advice.
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    Apr 30, 2016 12:21 AM GMT
    Thank you for helping me give this some thought.
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    Apr 30, 2016 4:01 PM GMT
    StephenOABC said
    jimib saidIf you have a desire to have sex, can attain and maintain an erection long enough to orgasm, you do not have a problem with testosterone. Otherwise see a doctor


    I look back on younger years and I know muscles aren't what they used to be.

    They say men need to eat an unnatural amount of protein. I'm no longer attempting to consume 75 to 150 grams of protein a day and do the exercise required to keep it from going to waste.

    Now, I hear, loss of testosterone also contributes.

    Well, here's to aging:



    No Treadmill.


    I love this dude. He should play George W. Bush in the biopic.
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    May 02, 2016 12:20 AM GMT
    Add Creatine.

    Any comments? I've cut down on meat. Antibiotics, hormones, vaccines, steroids are in many meat sources.
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    May 02, 2016 1:23 AM GMT
    StephenOABC saidAdd Creatine.

    Any comments? I've cut down on meat. Antibiotics, hormones, vaccines, steroids are in many meat sources.
    When I buy beef, I always make sure that it is grass fed since that is much healthier and safer than corn fed beef. Same for chicken and fish. I don't give a damn if I have to pay more because I care about what I put into my body. I would rather spend a little more on healthy food rather than hundreds more on medical care.
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    May 02, 2016 9:03 PM GMT
    If you're over 45 your testosterone is likely extremely low. You should have it tested, and if it is indeed low they can prescribe testosterone replacement therapy.
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    May 02, 2016 10:09 PM GMT
    I do fine without any of that crap and I'm in my mid-fifties.

    Granted, NPC bodybuilders tell me that if I DID I'd do even better. And that I'd most likely pack on at least 20-30lbs of lean muscle on my FIRST cycle.

    But I like my prostate too much to manipulate my hormone levels; IT'S big enough. And it's not as if I ever hit any plateaus; I continue to consistently improve.

    Btw, I can't stand the free "Abs Over 40" and "Six Pack Shortcuts" vids. They generally make long videos without substance, making promises and giving info-light non-advice for several minutes to entice you to click their links for paid advice which, most likely, is GIVEN away from a hundred other YouTube trainers.
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    May 04, 2016 8:21 PM GMT
    I love this dude. He should play George W. Bush in the biopic


    Yes, he does look a little lost, like he doesn't know where he is or how the hell he got there.




    Why can't you squat or deadlift OABC?

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    May 08, 2016 4:52 PM GMT
    StephenOABC said

    5 Combination Exercises

    Bench Press
    Dead Lift - can't do that
    Squat - can't do that
    Pull Up - can't do that (I can do Latt Pull Down)
    Dips - can't do that (There are assisted dip machines.)



    So if you were to drop a piece of paper on the floor, could you squat down to pick it up?
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    May 14, 2016 6:32 PM GMT
    badbug saidI love this dude. He should play George W. Bush in the biopic


    Yes, he does look a little lost, like he doesn't know where he is or how the hell he got there.




    Why can't you squat or deadlift OABC?



    Alignment issues from birth.
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    May 14, 2016 6:38 PM GMT
    Ballet exercise, Qigong, hand stands against a wall or a tree, chiropractic visits, Rolfing massage, work-life balance, love, sensual affection with a man are needed but I kind of do not have these in sufficient amounts.
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    May 14, 2016 6:39 PM GMT
    StephenOABC saidBallet exercise, Qigong, hand stands against a wall or a tree, chiropractic visits, Rolfing massage, work-life balance, love, sensual affection with a man are needed but I kind of do not have these in sufficient amounts.


    The alignment issues from birth prevent me from enjoying Yoga as much as I enjoyed tennis and racquetball when I was younger.
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    May 14, 2016 6:46 PM GMT
    There was this kind man in the weight room of a fitness center. He used to do deadlifts all the time.

    It's good when there are friendly men in the weight room. I admired him for the sets of deadlifts he would do in the corner of the weight room. One side of the bar was on the floor in the corner and the other side may have had three plates of 45--I don't remember, maybe four or a 35 as a fourth. I would never put a 45 on a bench press. Maybe once, I tried it.

    Wasn't drawn to lifting more than 100-110 pounds. One of my roommates could lift me over his head when I weighed 155 lbs.
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    May 14, 2016 7:19 PM GMT
    You ignored my question above so I'll repeat it: If you were to drop a piece of paper on the floor, could you squat down to pick it up?