Mike, thanks for the research. I am 44 and never had a flat belly in my life. I have lifted on and off but am fairly regular since the last year. I am seeing gains but my belly is seeing gains too. I just started fasted cardio in mornings and increased my activity levels. What can I do to get a flat belly (forget a 6 pack). It seems no matter what i do my body fat is on the rise. My eating habits are OK. I used to eat lots of soy but have completely cut down on that. Should i try some T supp? or your fat burners? I feel i can get the muscle easily but the belly fat is so annoying. Oh never smoke and no alcohol for almost a year.
It’s heart wrenching to hear stories like yours. To lend some insight, I have most of my patients on estrogen blockers as well. This is something that I find necessary even though we replace to the normal range only. We recommend against GHRP-6 and all growth hormone treatment, so I cant’ speak directly to that. His testosterone dose is higher than what I would start a patient at, but it’s not exorbitant. That, however, is only part of the picture. Proper dosing is dependent upon the observation of how a patient reacts to a dose over time. So, that dose could be entirely too high for him even though I would say it is on the spectrum of normal dosing in general.
If you’re a healthy guy in your 30s and 40s, your testosterone will be declining—but that doesn’t mean you actually need treatment. “If you go in and say, ‘Well, you know, in the past 10 years I’ve gotten more tired, I’m having trouble keeping weight off…’ that’s simply not enough—it’s a natural phenomenon!” Jacques Baillargeon, ., an epidemiologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, told Men’s Fitness. However, if you’re a man north of 50, and you’re having difficulty getting it up, you’re feeling depressed, and you’re generally unhappy, you should seek out TRT.