Effects Of Low Testosterone
If you are working towards the goal of building more lean muscle mass, one thing that you want to be sure you’re taking into account is the current concentration of testosterone in your body. Testosterone is the primary muscle building hormone in the male body so when it’s low, your results will be slow to non-existent.
What’s worse is that because testosterone is such a main hormone for males, if it’s not at peak concentration levels, it’s actually going to influence virtually every element of your overall well-being.
This is why taking steps to boost your testosterone levels will be vital to your success and all around health.
In order to help you assess where you’re currently at, let’s take a closer look at what the effects of low testosterone levels are so that you can decide whether you need to take action to do something about it.
First we need to assess the physical side effects of low testosterone levels. These are the ones that you are likely to notice the most and the ones that will most influence your gym progression.
Some of the key effects that you may experience include:
- Reduced Sex Drive
- Continual decrease in overall strength levels
- Slow recovery between workout sessions
- Continual muscle aches and soreness due to lack of recovery
- Lower endurance levels and a higher rate of fatigue during your workout session
- Less overall size gains from your workout session
- Increased accumulation of body fat
- Loss of lean muscle tissue (in some more severe cases)
You may not experience all of these side effects, so even if you just have one or two present, that should be enough to get you to consider sitting up and taking action to take steps to elevate your testosterone levels.
In addition to the physical effects, you’re also going to see some psychological effects taking place. Testosterone influences the male mood and behavior quite significantly as well, so this can also come into play.
Some of the effects that you may be finding you experience include:
- Decreased level of aggression – compared to how you normally are
- Lack of motivation for day to day activities
- Reduced Inclination to exercise
- Feeling like you just want to sleep all day – lethargy may be present
- Lower libido levels
- Increased moodiness
If you feel like you just aren’t quite yourself, there is a very high probability that this could be due to very low testosterone levels in your body.
And furthermore, some men who experience chronically low levels can also go on to develop physical problems such as erectile dysfunction as well as the development of male breast tissue. (AKA Man Boobs or Gynaecomastia)
So as you can see, it’s critical that you are doing what you can to make sure that your testosterone levels are as high as possible. By taking steps to elevate them, you’ll not only make faster workout progress, but feel better overall on a day to day basis a well.