Maria Pease
Article by: Maria Pease
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There are lots of articles out there about turning your life around with exercise. Many fad diets, eating plans, and exercise routines promise a quick fix. In reality, most are a one-way ticket to failure - seriously, how often do these 'crazes' actually work? As you age and your testosterone levels start to decline, losing weight and gaining muscle gets harder. The key to getting healthy doesn't lie in some subscription health app or meal replacement shakes, the key is exercise and testosterone.

It's about time for a new approach to a healthy future

Combing Testosterone Therapy and Exercise

Keeping fit is good for everybody, but as you age, it gets harder to keep up the motivation, and results are harder to achieve. As men reach their 40s, their testosterone levels start to fall, which often leads to a loss of muscle mass and strength and a reduced ability to burn fat. This decline is not your fault - it is the natural decline every man experiences.

Reduced testosterone also affects:

  • Motivation
  • Mental processing
  • Bone strength
  • Agility 
  • Ability to burn fat
  • Ability to build lean muscle 

When things start to slip, and the belly is harder to lose, exercise becomes less effective and results harder to achieve. But there is an answer - bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy (BHRT) - restoring lost hormones can boost your exercise program.

Exercise Enhances BHRT's Positive Effects

BHRT is used to replace the testosterone your body is no longer producing. This therapy helps optimize your hormone levels so your metabolism can work efficiently, burning fat and building muscle.

Exercise, including strength training, increases testosterone, even in guys with low testosterone levels, but not enough to reach optimum levels. The combination of training and testosterone replacement therapy significantly improves serum levels and relieves negative symptoms compared to testosterone therapy alone. This is no real surprise when you look at all the benefits testosterone has on the body.

  • Helps the development of red blood cells
  • Increases bone density
  • Regulates Fat distribution and reduces visceral fat
  • Increases muscle strength and mass
  • Supports mental focus and motivation
  • Reduces heart disease risk
  • Reduces osteoporosis risk
  • Reduces chronic inflammation
  • Reduces type 2 diabetes risk

Optimum testosterone levels often enable men to regain youthful energy, improve their ability to burn fat, and promote muscle growth. Optimal hormones can give you back the drive you need to take your workouts to a new level. Your motivation will skyrocket, your mind will be sharper, and your sex drive will likely go through the roof.

What Happens to Muscles and Body Tone When I Have Reduced Testosterone?

Hormones are chemical messengers flowing around your body. Testosterone binds to muscle cells, triggering an increase in protein synthesis and making you grow muscles faster.

If your body lacks these vital messengers, you will produce muscle far less quickly. Your body will also take longer to 'repair' itself and adapt to the workload exercise puts on your body. Optimizing testosterone levels helps you make better progress in the gym, particularly in building muscle and reducing visceral fat.

Exercise and Testosterone are a Perfect Match

It's standard for older guys to slow down and even stop their exercise routine. Often blaming being too tired, too busy, and lacking energy. The truth is that it is probably a lack of testosterone, causing a lack of motivation. 

It's important to remember that testosterone replacement alone will not give you the desired results. It will, however, increase energy levels and your motivation to get fit. It will provide you with a boost, but it won't magically make your stomach disappear or your muscles grow.

Testosterone is not a cheat - this is a bioidentical testosterone replacement program for optimal hormone levels. Combined with strength training, exercise, and eating well, it has the power to help you regain your youthful zest!

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy With Male Excel

Exercise, BHRT, and a healthy diet are potent combinations that can make you feel like you are 20 again. Countless Studies (1) have shown that testosterone significantly increases protein synthesis into muscle while reducing visceral fat. Crucially the combination of exercise and testosterone significantly improves results (2) and reduces low testosterone symptoms.

How to Get Started on Hormone Replacement

To get started optimizing your hormones, why not order our simple at-home blood test and take our quick online assessment? Once complete, you will have a video chat with one of our specialists, who are experts at reading the signs of low testosterone.

During your HRT program, you have access to specialist providers through our concierge medical package whenever you need it. You can discuss your progress and any questions or worries you have. They will work with you to ensure you get the best out of your therapy. Male Excel is committed to 100% patient satisfaction backed up by our Healthy Aging Guarantee.

Our free assessment is your first step if you want to improve your health and feel better.

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(1) Brodsky IG, Balagopal P, Nair KS. Effects of testosterone replacement on muscle mass and muscle protein synthesis in hypogonadal men--a clinical research center study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1996 Oct;81(10):3469-75. DOI: 10.1210/jcem.81.10.8855787. PMID: 8855787.
(2) Cho DY, Yeo JK, Cho SI, Jung JE, Yang SJ, Kong DH, Ha JK, Kim JG, Park MG. Exercise improves the effects of testosterone replacement therapy and the durability of response after cessation of treatment: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Asian J Androl 2017;19:602-7
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