17 Sep 2021

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Ep. 192 - Testosterone Therapy & Deloads

This episode with the team and I was sparked by a chat on the rise of recreational steroid use, which led to us exploring the pros and cons of testosterone replacement therapy, or better known as TRT, before diving into the signs of healthy hormonal profiles, the drivers behind them, and why deloads may play a useful part in it all. This is very much a fly on the wall episode where we touch on a ton of topics all designed to drive you forward your transformation! 

“Things can be happening without you having the symptoms.”

- Ed Pilkington

Timestamps:

00:00 – Intro 

00:20 – Thoughts on TRT and HRT 

03:35 – Improving quality over pharmacological advances 

[05:05] – Ivan’s experience in dealing with TRT

10:15 – Educational medical podcasts 

11:10 – Taking right supplements 

13:50 – How purpose in life affects testosterone levels 

17:20 – Using other options to cover-up 

[19:00] – TRT on depression

22:36 – Natural Alternatives vs market products 

27:25 – Dropping the training down 

28:20 – Programming and deloading 

30:06 – How to deload 

35:13 – Reasons and factors to deload from 

38:50 – Wrap up

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If you’re in the UK, and you use supplements, I’d highly recommend checking out Reflex Nutrition, where they’re giving you up to 40% on all their range if you use the code PTRNT at checkout. I’ve been using Reflex for nearly a decade, with their Micro Whey being one of my favourite whey proteins. It’s grass fed, hormone free, and digests so well compared to most on the market. Check out their full supplement range, including all your transformation basics and plant based alternatives, on https://reflexnutrition.com/ and use PTRNT at checkout for up to 40% off.  

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