I’ve never yet been on Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). A year ago, my Testosterone tested rather high for a man my age, so I’m confident that I’m already doing better than most men my age. I think I’m even doing better than I was in my early 40’s, when I was last tested. I judge these already higher-than-average levels to be consequences of:
- Three years of taking Telomerase Inducing supplements in an attempt to reverse aging at the cellular level.
- Dropping body fat below 10% (now since ~Nov 2014)
- Efficient Lifting Weight (now every two weeks since ~Nov 2015)
While I judge I’m “rocking it” compared to most of my peers, I’m not yet “playing on as high a level” as I’d like… I still procrastinate more than I want, and I still “fritter” a lot of my time in low-benefit ways.
Since discovering the Manosphere and choosing to embrace my Masculinity, I’ve decided to step consciously into my masculine and I’m pleased with what this change in attitude has done for my experience of life. Yet I judge that I’m still “playing small” compared to what I’m capable of. I want to experience what it’s like to turn my Masculinity dial up to 9.5 or 10.
So I’m choosing to do that experiment. I ordered the necessary hormone tests. I’ve had my blood drawn. I’ve contacted a couple of doctors who say they’re willing to help me and plan to “vet” them for compatibility with my goals. My goal is not just to be “normal”, but to experience being a High Testosterone man – say in the top 2% percentile of healthy 21 year olds.
This decision has been brewing since reading this powerful post by Mike Cernovich. The “voice” of a high testosterone man rings:
Although we supposedly live in an era where God is dead and science lives, most remain ignorant about the single most important hormone in the body. If Aristotle were around, he would call this hormone the sine qua non of masculinity. Without this drug, you are not a man. Indeed, women who want to “become” men inject this drug.
We are talking, of course, about testosterone.
Let’s get one thing out of the way. Testosterone boosters do not work. If testosterone boosters worked then the very people peddling them would not be on TRT. Test boosters are a scam that many (including myself) have fallen for. Consider it a rite of passage.
TRT is for big boys who can make big boy decisions – not for little kids looking to take a pill that will have magical effects.
Although I have been preaching the benefits of testosterone for almost 20 years, only recently has this hormone penetrated popular consciousness. You now see commercials warning men of low T.
There is one problem. One huge problem.
Chances are that you doctor does not know anything about testosterone. If you have any interest in getting on TRT, you have to educate yourself to avoid these common mistakes:
- Inadequate doses of testosterone are prescribed – usually 100 mg every two weeks.
- Injections are spaced too far apart. Idiot doctors often tell patients to inject every 2 weeks. This shows a gross incompetence and ignorance of a basic principle of pharmacology – namely half-life and peak blood levels.
- Large needles are given to patents. These needles create massive amounts of scar tissue in the muscle fibers
Who is on TRT?
Vitor Belfort, Randy Couture, Joe Rogan, Dan Henderson, Frank Mir, and Chael Sonnen are admitted TRT users. Even the guy who sells Bulletproof Coffee and other overpriced nonsense is on TRT. (Typical supplement salesperson: He sells one thing but gets his results from something altogether different.)
Pretty much every Hollywood actor and in fact any man who makes his living using his body is on TRT, although they can’t admit it because Midwestern sheep would be appalled to learn that people who get paid millions of dollars based on how they look and perform actually use drugs to improve their looks and performance.
Basically, everyone over 35 or 40 who is not a chump is on TRT. (Obviously everyone is overstating things. But past a certain age a man needs to keep an eye on his test levels. They do start declining and eventually tip you into “low T” territory.)
How do I get on TRT?
See a doctor who knows what he is doing. This eliminates 90% of physicians.
That’s the voice of a strong man on TRT.
To confidently choose TRT, I’ve had to research the science, including especially debunking the myths that fill most doctor and lay people’s minds. If you look into this, expect that a great proportion of people you talk to will try to scare you and/or talk you out of it. If you’re a mid-wit consensus-driven thinker, then TRT is probably not for you. If you want to look beyond the mid wit consensus, I suggest: