Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-03-08, 04:01 PM   #1
fordfasterr
One speed: FAST !
Thread Starter
 
fordfasterr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ft. Lauderdale FL
Bikes: Ebay Bikes... =)
Posts: 3,375
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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?
fordfasterr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 04:22 PM   #2
cujet
I give up!
 
cujet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Jupiter, FL
Bikes: Homemade Ti, Hab frame
Posts: 87
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
In my case, yes. Less muscle building, less libido. More fat.
cujet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 07:06 PM   #3
fordfasterr
One speed: FAST !
Thread Starter
 
fordfasterr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ft. Lauderdale FL
Bikes: Ebay Bikes... =)
Posts: 3,375
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cujet View Post
in my case, yes. Less muscle building, less libido. More fat.
more fat !! ???

No way !!!
fordfasterr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-08, 08:24 PM   #4
keiththesnake
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 583
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
keiththesnake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-08, 06:21 AM   #5
fordfasterr
One speed: FAST !
Thread Starter
 
fordfasterr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ft. Lauderdale FL
Bikes: Ebay Bikes... =)
Posts: 3,375
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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 !
fordfasterr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-08, 02:36 PM   #6
Richard Cranium
Senior Member
 
Richard Cranium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Deep in the Shawnee Forest
Bikes: LeMond - Gunnar
Posts: 2,829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
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.......
Richard Cranium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-08, 08:37 PM   #7
cujet
I give up!
 
cujet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Jupiter, FL
Bikes: Homemade Ti, Hab frame
Posts: 87
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
cujet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-08, 12:43 PM   #8
fietser_ivana
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Netherlands
Bikes:
Posts: 304
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
fietser_ivana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-08, 12:45 PM   #9
X-LinkedRider
Flying Under the Radar
 
X-LinkedRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northeast PA
Bikes: 10' SuperiorLite SL Club | 06' Giant FCR3 | 2010 GT Avalanche 3.0 Disc
Posts: 4,117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
X-LinkedRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:53 AM.