- Dec 23, 2010
I've been on TRT twice (8 month run, 10 month run or so),now, nothing...Anyway, on my second run, I was chatting with the nurse whom would give me the shot...We were discussing how test could bring back vitality and certain other positive aspects for an aging man...So, as we were finishing our convo, I told her how I hoped it would help with bringing back some of my lost muscle...She smiles, and as she was walking out of the room says, "you know test doesn't build muscle"....Then closes the door...As u can imagine, I was stunned...Prior to that convo, on my first run of TRT, during the initial consultation with the doc, he was adamant about telling me how test is an mass builder, ect, ect...What I get out of this is testosterone, in any form, at any level (even natural) is bad for your kidneys. What is best for your kidneys is to be a vegan non-lifter who has been castrated.
But testosterone has positive benefits (hence doctor prescribed TRT). What the video did not do was put the kidney damage in perspective... how much testosterone, how much damage, versus how much positive effects and quality of life. Okay, testosterone causes damage, then they reference pro bodybuilders with renal failure... well what about for the average gym rat who runs light cycles now and again?
Your numbers about daily grams protein per pound of bodyweight are very much in line with what "Anabolic Doc" says in his (many) youtube entries.