Replacement Therapy (HRT) is becoming more and more popular with men as
they age. Men are discovering through blood testing that
the natural aging process results in a drop of testosterone and a rise
in estrogen. Their loss of libido and strength, accompanied with a gain
of water, fat and
girth have a real scientific cause and thankfully, a real response.
I've been doing an HRT (AAS and HGH) program for some time with
great results. I have found that there is some very simple logic to the
programs. You can design and execute your own HRT program with steroids
or growth hormone for many reasons: to escape the cost or if you can
not find a Doctor who will work with you and/or insurance reimbursement.
Here are some simple guidelines if you want to do your own HRT program
based on my experiences and stubborn opinions:
Testosterone is the
foundation. Dosages are in line with what a Dr. would prescribe. A
Doctor won't give you an amount that shuts down your
own system: 75-125 milligrams per week max, usually testosterone
propionate. Test enanthate, cypionate, or Sustanon 250 is fine to use
also. I've seen dosages as low as 50 mg p/w.
Compound and gel topicals are very popular – they do work. If your body
is hungry for testosterone, you are going to feel any amount,
even 5 mg.
Remember, the natural amount of testosterone a body produces is the
range of 2-11 mg per day.
(2) Human Growth Hormone (HGH):
is the partner
steroids and testosterone; about 15 iu per month would be the dosage
prescribed by the doctor. Same
logic - supplementation rather than complete substitution. You can
handle a bit more, at least 1iu M/T/W/Th/F with Sat/Sun off. Budget is
a concern here also.
Inhibitors Small amount three times a week: Tues, Thurs and Sat. 0.25
mg. Amiridex is a good choice for an
The Doctor would take a
good look at your diet and drive out the evil trans and animal fats,
junk simple sugars, and get rid of flours. You
must do it on your own. You are going to be able to eat more with 1, 2,
3 above in your system, gaining muscle and loosing fat.
Doctors know little
about this so you'll have to develop your own training plan. I'd go for
a simple 3 X 8-6, 3 exercises for major body
parts and 2 for minors split. A bit of light aerobics ... 15-20 minutes
You'll have more
desire to train, your metabolism will speed up, so you'll have to be
very careful with recovery. Get your sleep, at least
8 hours per night, and rest. Do not overtrain.
(7) Sexual response:
it will never
be like a teenager. However, testosterone and HGH will improve your sex
drive a lot, so your body simply becomes more robust.
Too much training and too little recovery will defeat you ... Be smart!
(8) Blood testing:
every 3 - 4
months. This is your guideline; look at everything including estrogen
and testosterone levels. Adjust accordingly. Your
dosages are low, so gynecomastia and PCT (post cycle therapy) are not a
Remember, please! HRT is not a
‘cycle’. It is a supplement to your
natural testosterone production, in order to improve
your health. If you increase the dosages and add other steroids, like
orals and deca-durabolin, you are doing a cycle.