Episode 192 – #RandomRamblings: Testosterone Therapy & Deloads 

Episode 192 – #RandomRamblings: 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! 

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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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Akash Vaghela is the Founder of RNT Fitness, where his mission is to see a world where everyone experiences the power of a physical body transformation to act as a vehicle for the greater good in their lives. Akash has produced 200+ blogs, 100+ videos and hosts the RNT Fitness Radio podcast, which has amassed over 110,000 downloads in 90+ countries across 100+ episodes. Alongside this, he's been seen in Men's Health, BBC, T-Nation, Elite FTS and the PTDC, while also regularly speaking nationally and internationally on all things transformation.