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    does cycling lower testosterone levels?

    I recently read another post that said that training/racing/high-intensity lowers testosterone levels.

    Is this true? If true, what are the side-effects of lower testosterone levels?
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    In my case, yes. Less muscle building, less libido. More fat.
    If it doesn't burn fossil fuel, I don't like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cujet View Post
    in my case, yes. Less muscle building, less libido. More fat.
    more fat !! ???

    No way !!!
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    Yeah, dude, you're gonna turn into a woman if you ride your bike.

    The first sign is that you will start shaving your legs. It's all downhill from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keiththesnake View Post
    Yeah, dude, you're gonna turn into a woman if you ride your bike.

    The first sign is that you will start shaving your legs. It's all downhill from there.


    The end is in sight then !
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    I recently read another post that said that training/racing/high-intensity lowers testosterone levels.
    Dozens of hormones ebb and flow with periods or work rest, youth and old age.

    Any periods of stress can reduce healthy levels of hormones. Old age naturally lowers certain hormones. Supplementing hormones is safe in some situations and can be beneficial.

    However, there are consequences to trying to "jack up" hormone levels artificially. Only you, your doctor and a series of blood tests can determine whether your "benefits" would out weigh any risks.

    AS others have mentioned, this all sounds pretty gay, start dress shopping.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfasterr View Post
    more fat !! ???

    No way !!!
    You may be right. It just may be that I have smaller muscles since my testosterone dropped to 175 (I'm 44). Androgel brings the level up to a max of 600 and muscles are bigger. But, I have issues with Androgel and cannot use it in summer/hot weather.

    I only rode (broken arm right now) 30 miles every other day. So my training is not "ultimate", at about 1/2 what I did when I was 33.

    Any way you slice it, I eat very carefully, ride and work out, but have little strength and too much fat.
    If it doesn't burn fossil fuel, I don't like it.

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    Yes, cycling can lower all kind of hormonal levels, and indeed may make you fatter. Especially when you aren't eating enough protein and don't lift weights.

    On the humorous side: watching women will help to raise T-levels

    Male lust is blind

    Or reading/watching porn
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    No complaints from the girlfriends in my bedroom. I'll let you know when i start growing a pair of mellons and call it quits.
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