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Benefits of Testosterone

What are the real world benefits for testosterone in terms of real discernable effects? I am not talking about pros but regular joes. As I get older I find myself wondering about whether it would be worth using stuff like testosterone, DHEA, or other stuff that might make recovery easier. I'm not thinking at all about racing performance gains but about life improvement.

I usually work out twelve to twenty hours a week, and I don't seem recover as well as I used to. Although it is hard to say that my memory of what it was like to recover is somewhat rosier than the reality.

Please don't tell me to use FRS. :)
 
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We all try the mainstream supplements and DHEA and Inosine were legal some time ago. DHEA didn't do anything for added musculature when in the gym. Inosine provided recovery from hard, short efforts. It provided the most collosal cramping imaginable in a 4+ hour, third stage of a hard race. End of that story. I've seen the HGH guinea pigs-guys looking to be more virile. They do look younger and bulkier but have not seen any performance that suggests a cycling benefit for the lowly amateur (these were amateur users). If you're on a program trying to recover from your 6th 400 mile week, maybe so and with a doctor's monitoring. At that point; you had better already be winning everything in sight or you lack the genetic disposition and are living a fantasy life. Odd are you need to adjust your tempo to stress your weaknesses and match diet with that regime. Older riders need less overall miles but will respond to regular extreme efforts, followed by recovery. If nothing else; the endorphins will make you feel better any you'll avoid serious confrontations with internet trolls.
 
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You mean like have a blood test to estalish you hormone levels and then try to inch your levels back through roids/growth hormone back to what the average 21 year old young buck would be at?
 
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any urologist, with blood sample, can give you good orderly direction as to what your T should be. If you are low, welcome to the program. Any major provider will help with the cost.