Hey John, that’s a really interesting video on the effects of sleep on testosterone levels. I know that can really mess with hormone levels. The same thing happens during extreme dieting and many competitive bodybuilders have the T levels of 90 year old men pre-contest. I’ve always been diligent about getting enough sleep and a bad night for me was 7 or 8 hours. I’ve also never gone much under 2,500 calories per day. As far as overtraining, I had periods where I would get so burnt out I would take a week off and then reset my program and work back up to my previous weights over the course of a month or so. Even during these easy periods the symptoms were all there. Before going on TRT my blood pressure, lipids, and body fat levels were all really good so I don’t think metabolic syndrome was at work. Thanks for the resource!
I shared this protocol in the forums i frequent as food for thought and feed back . Boy did i ever get lit up by people saying this cycle is stupid , makes no fucking sense and is complicated for a first time cycle . They say why use letrozole when you don’t know how his E2 levels will react , why use this much test , why start with a long ester then go to a short one , why have both , they said the letro dose is way too strong and will crash the e2 levels and also that its almost impossible to break a pill into that dose also . What are your thoughts on this? you didn’t go into enough depth on why this cycles set up this way , why using letro over something else ? since there is no protocol listed for an alternative and also why using the esters the way you set them up and why front loading with a long ester that apparently wont even kick in for like 4 weeks or more .
you need to come off everything and begin hcg and arimadex. I would use arimadex at 1/2mg 3 x wk and hcg at 250iu twice wk every wk and attempt to restore any natural test I could. The adex and hcg should help elevate sperm count and natural test over time. I would also use clomid at 100mg/ day for a couple wks and then drop to 50mg day for 2 more wks after you quit everything. Its going to take awhile, possibly a year before you are fertile again. Even on trt there is still a 50% chance of being fertile, but the choice to come off totally or stay on trt depends on how long you have been on trt up until now. If its been a year then Id attempt to drop everything, if its been longer then Id revert to a minimum trt dose of 80-100mg wk and continue on hcg arimadex regimen. U really need a fertility specialist though but for now this is what Id do personally