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GoIrishGo
01-31-2012, 09:30 AM
I found this forum via a good search. Was looking to find others who are experienced with HRT. A little background. I am 5'11, 280lbs ( I used to lift, but have not been in a gym for over 3 years ). I eat very clean for a fat guy ( in my opinion ).. Little to no processed foods, good fats, decent calorie intake. I am not oblivious to why I am over weight, as I am rather sedentary, low energy, low motivation. With all that said, keeping a good diet alone and doing cardio has never proved effective for me.

Oct. of last year I went to see a HRT specialist. My test levels were "Low Normal" ( 380 ) and my adrenal function was considered very low. Estrogen was high but I don't have remember the exact number. Doctor put me on HRT. Starting does was 1600 mg of Test injected under the skin Implants ), 10mg aromatase inhibitor, and daily dose of Hydrocortisone 30MG.

5 weeks after I broke my humerus in an accident. ****.

Long story short, I just went to the doc with new blood work for followup. Symptoms of low energy prompted the doctor to implant 1700mg Test and 20 MG aromatase inhibitor. My labs at time of implant showed my estrogen at 57 ( doc wants it under or near 30 ) and my test levels were 600.

So here is my situation. I am fat. I eat good, I can't work out with a broken humerus. My metabolism sucks. I am going through therapy, but I can tell my energy and sexy drive is out of control. What would you guys suggest I do for fat loss while I am going through therapy for this broken arm? Cardio? How many calories?

I would love to hear some input. I really want this fat off me, though I can't lift for probably another 2-3 months according to my therapist. I don't want to waste anymore time. Any suggestions of where to start?

ArchAngel'73
01-31-2012, 10:16 AM
I found this forum via a good search. Was looking to find others who are experienced with HRT. A little background. I am 5'11, 280lbs ( I used to lift, but have not been in a gym for over 3 years ). I eat very clean for a fat guy ( in my opinion ).. Little to no processed foods, good fats, decent calorie intake. I am not oblivious to why I am over weight, as I am rather sedentary, low energy, low motivation. With all that said, keeping a good diet alone and doing cardio has never proved effective for me.

Oct. of last year I went to see a HRT specialist. My test levels were "Low Normal" ( 380 ) and my adrenal function was considered very low. Estrogen was high but I don't have remember the exact number. Doctor put me on HRT. Starting does was 1600 mg of Test injected under the skin Implants ), 10mg aromatase inhibitor, and daily dose of Hydrocortisone 30MG.

5 weeks after I broke my humerus in an accident. ****.

Long story short, I just went to the doc with new blood work for followup. Symptoms of low energy prompted the doctor to implant 1700mg Test and 20 MG aromatase inhibitor. My labs at time of implant showed my estrogen at 57 ( doc wants it under or near 30 ) and my test levels were 600.

So here is my situation. I am fat. I eat good, I can't work out with a broken humerus. My metabolism sucks. I am going through therapy, but I can tell my energy and sexy drive is out of control. What would you guys suggest I do for fat loss while I am going through therapy for this broken arm? Cardio? How many calories?

I would love to hear some input. I really want this fat off me, though I can't lift for probably another 2-3 months according to my therapist. I don't want to waste anymore time. Any suggestions of where to start?

1st off, we can t directly talk about HRT on this site.

2nd, yes you can workout with a broken arm. Do legs. SRS

3rd, you re dinged up now but able to do cardio. Get to it! :)

Lastly, go here;
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=121703981
and figure out your daily caloric requirments.

Start keeping track of your diet by reading labels, measuring, and go to fitday.com for foods that do not have labels.

Higher bodyfat is a direct cause of needing HRT, once you lose the fat you MIGHT be able to get off of HRT.
I did.

GoIrishGo
01-31-2012, 10:49 AM
I apologize for not knowing that HRT wasn't allowed to be discussed on the forum. My doctor DID say that once my levels normalize I *might* be able to get completely off HRT or drastically reduce the amount I am taking. I am pretty green about all of this. I don't even know if my dose is considered high or not.

Thanks for the TIPS, and you are right, I can do legs via machines ( Broken humerus and torn labrum in shoulder prevent me from bending my arm enough to hold/balance any bars on my back/neck )..

My BMR is 3300 calories a day. This is what amazes me. I never eat that much. Question. Do I run with this number with the 20% subtraction for weight loss. That would have me at 2700 calories/day. Seems like a ton of food to me. That number is based off me being sedentary, but obviously with added legs and cardio.. that number theoretically should be higher.

Thanks for the reply. Appreciate it.

ArchAngel'73
01-31-2012, 11:03 AM
I would go with the full 3300 and see what happens.
You're making a lot of adjustments to your life and the body has to get used to them, and so does your mind.

Weigh yourself once/week, run the diet for a few weeks and see what happens along with the introduction of cardio and leg training.
If you're losing fat, stay the course. If not, run the diet with the 20% subtraction and take it from there.


3300 cals is not that much considering your height.
Try having 4-6 feedings to get this in. Eat your carbs around your activities (25% pre-workout, 25% post, spend the other 50% between the remaining meals).

Zinc is a key mico nutrient used in the production of Test. I now supplement with it, make sure I get my 8 hrs. sleep, and my Test scores are now HIGHER than when I was on TRT. I cannot promise that you will be able to get off of HRT but its worth giving a shot!
Talk to your Dr. about what else you can do to enhance Test production naturally.

war1575
01-31-2012, 01:25 PM
My BMR is 3300 calories a day. This is what amazes me. I never eat that much. Question. Do I run with this number with the 20% subtraction for weight loss. That would have me at 2700 calories/day. Seems like a ton of food to me. That number is based off me being sedentary, but obviously with added legs and cardio.. that number theoretically should be higher. .

IMO You should go by the BMR of what your goal weight is, not your current weight. You're trying to lose not maintain.

Also, I agree w/ ArchAngel, do some legs and cardio. You can also do some plyometrics and kettlebell stuff for legs to keep the boredom of cardio down. Just don't let one bum arm keep you from working out the rest of the body.

You're new to it, so ease your way in.