When done correctly, TRT is almost certain to help you reach your body, strength and fitness goals and seriously enhance your lifestyle. But if done incorrectly, it can cause potentially everlasting damage and give rise to the to the horror stories that give TRT a bad name. Here are the beginner TRT mistakes to avoid to make sure you get the results you want.
STEER CLEAR OF BEGINNER TRT MISTAKES TO AVOID ANY HARM
NOT USING MEDICAL GRADE TESTOSTERONE
Many people selling testosterone on the street or in the gym do not sell official medical grade testosterone. Unless you can be absolutely sure what you are taking is the right product, I would not advise taking it. There are plenty of legitimate ways to get testosterone through your doctor where you can have your blood work closely monitored.
The other issue is that if someone is selling testosterone on the street, they could be arrested at any time. If your source of testosterone runs out, you will have to suddenly stop taking it, which could have negative effects and put your hormones out of balance.
USING TESTOSTERONE TOO EARLY
Unless given authorisation from your doctor, nobody should be using testosterone before the age of 21-22 years-old. Many young people in gyms are experimenting with testosterone at a young age and this could cause irreversible side effects, like impotence. Before 22 years-old your testosterone levels are naturally high and TRT is not usually necessary.
GETTING THE DOSE WRONG
Do your research. Some doctors are not clued up on the correct doses for TRT and it is important that you know if your doctor is giving you the wrong information.
Start too low, and you won’t reap the benefits and will be wasting your time and money. Start too high and you could get some unwanted side-effects. Make sure you know what you should be taking and how often.
Start on a standard, normal sized dose. Between five to nine weeks in you should do your blood work again and see how quickly your body is metabolising the testosterone and adjust your dose accordingly.
STOPPING TESTOSTERONE ABRUPTLY
Some people get “signals” which are totally unrelated to their TRT and decide to abruptly stop the treatment. Things like an increase in cholesterol or liver enzymes. Often these spikes are caused by something other than the testosterone and do not require you to come off it altogether.
Many of the side effects of TRT can be managed by adjusting the doses. So, even if you do notice some nipple swelling, acne or mood swings, by adjusting the dosage, you should be able to eliminate the side effects.
TAKING TESTOSTERONE WITHOUT A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Taking testosterone without exercising and while smoking and drinking heavily will severely mitigate your results. Drinking excessively causes your testosterone levels to decrease.
To get the full effects of your TRT, you should be controlling how much you drink and doing regular exercise to get the most out of it. To really reap the rewards, a high protein diet should be followed in conjunction with regular training.
TRT has been a huge help for me after recommendation by my doctor and a strict program. To get the most benefits from it, make sure you don’t make any of these beginner mistakes. Wait until you are ready to live a healthy lifestyle in conjunction with your TRT and are fully clued up on what it entails to really reap the benefits.