What Is TRT (And Do I Need It?): 10 Signs You Need Testosterone Injections
Men want sports cars, a smoking-hot babe, and high testosterone. It’s nature’s way.
A lot of the guys I offer consultations to can afford the sports car and attract and keep the right lady.
But something isn’t right. Something important.
Sometimes they feel too tired to get behind the wheel. And they don’t get the respect they rightly deserve as the man of the house.
These issues aren’t the real problem; they’re the manifestation of the problem.
A problem many men in their fifties, forties, and even thirties have: low testosterone.
I can help you get it up again.
When guys book a testosterone boost consultation with me, we usually run through a ten-point checklist to see if there really is cause for concern.
And I’m going to share that checklist with you now so you can make your own educated decision about your health, life, and manhood.
But first, you may not have the first clue who I am, so here’s a little about me . . .
I’m Phil Foster, an internationally recognized master trainer, entrepreneur, and specialist in men’s fitness, nutrition, and hormone health. I personally train clients in Dallas Fort Worth while coaching thousands more online through my courses and programs that get results.
Unlike these “woke” health gurus, I believe in men. And I want every man to transform into the fullest expression of masculine energy he was meant to become.
Meet-and-greet aside, let’s now look at the top ten signs you need testosterone replacement therapy.
The 10 Signs You Need TRT
You’re getting older.
This is the first and most obvious sign. I include it because it’s the one everybody knows about, but it’s not the catch-all that people think it is. Age is a factor, but age is not always a problem. And some of my clients are as young as twenty-one.
The truth is that you could be in your sixties and have awesome testosterone, if you’ve done everything right and have genetics on your side. But few people do everything right. Bad decisions and lies told to you by the broken healthcare system will eventually add up and swamp your testosterone levels.
If you’re older, it’s likely that you’re looking at a lot of accumulated hormone damage you don’t even realize has happened.
You’ve got brain fog, memory problems, and productivity issues.
Do you plan to get three to five items done each day, but only get one or two completed?
Can you not remember the four items you went to the store to buy?
Do you drift through your day in a haze? Is it easier to pull out your phone than find something to do?
All of these mental struggles can be signs of low testosterone.
Your energy is low . . . and falling.
You may start your day feeling great. You got plenty of sleep, you had your coffee, and you feel like a million bucks. Then, out of nowhere, you crash in the afternoon. You wonder if it was sugar, or caffeine, or a protein deficiency. You think back to the morning. Did you take your vitamins? Yes, you did. So what happened? What crashed?
Unexpected plunges in energy, especially in the second half of the day, can be a sign of hormone imbalance. Your body isn’t keeping up anymore because it doesn’t have the fuel it needs.
Your motivation has crashed.
You had a fire once. Now your passions are slowing down. You used to get up and make things happen. Now, not so much. You have a low drive, a low pursuit tendency.
And you hate it. Maybe you’re angry at yourself. And you wonder why it has to be this way. Why can’t you feel the fire like you used to?
It may be that you’re honestly pushing as hard as you can with a hormone handicap. Low testosterone will do that to you.
You’re feeling anxious and depressed.
Men with low testosterone struggle when dealing with stressors. As the stress adds up, it’s easier to become anxious. Low testosterone makes you feel powerless to change the things that come at you. Then depression sets in as you get overwhelmed. You think things will never get better.
Testosterone robs you of the drive you need to change the things you hate about your life. That leaves you stuck in the worst places.
You’re following a diet and exercise plan but aren’t losing weight.
A lot of men with low testosterone still try to do something about the symptoms. But with a hormone imbalance, they don’t get very far.
Maybe your coach is having you do these awesome dieting plans to lose weight. But they aren’t working. Nothing is helping. Your coach is left scratching his head and wondering why your body is so unique.
It might not be your whole body. It could be your hormones. If they’re working against you, there’s very little you can do to lose weight as easily as everyone else seems to.
You’re following a diet and exercise plan but aren’t building muscle.
Guys with hormone issues notice diminishing returns. You’re training meaningfully, resting your body, but are not gaining muscle tissue and lean mass. Meanwhile your buddies following the same routine are packing on the bulk and feeling incredible. You feel like you’ve been left in the dust.
All the hard work won’t make up for a lack of testosterone. You’ve got to get yourself in balance to see the gains you hope to achieve.
You’ve got higher estrogen than you should.
Men’s chest can gain excess weight. As your estrogen levels rise, those receptors become aware of that extra weight, and you develop man boobs. It’s not simply diet and poor nutrition, it’s too high of estrogen and too low of free testosterone.
High estrogen also means you’re holding fat around your middle. It’s a cumulative effect that gets worse with every added ounce of fat.
Testosterone cuts this fat with a machete and gets you back where you need to be.
You have a lower sex drive and less interest in sex than ever.
Testosterone is the king hormone for men. It’s also the desire hormone. If you’re with a hot woman but have a low sex drive, either that relationship is screwed up or you have low T. If you’re not rattling the bed frame like you used to, your hormones could be to blame.
And it’s not just men who benefit. Women who get testosterone replacement (at a lower amount) have their bodies convert it to progesterone.
You’re passive with women.
Low-T guys relinquish their right to sit at the head of the table, and that’s often a big cause of relationship problems. Men let go of the wheel. Women sense a vacuum and get nervous, so they take control. The man ends up carrying the wife’s purse and standing behind her. In our already messed up society, things aren’t going to get right if men don’t take their place.
Low-T fathers sit back, drink beer, watch the game, and let mom do everything. They send the message that men are weak and unengaged. Their kids resent them for being absent, even if they’re sitting in the same room.
Don’t be that guy. Get your hormone levels checked. It’s time. Do it for yourself, for your family, and for the people you love. Become the man you’re supposed to be.
Look out for the next article and video where we’ll talk about how to get Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
If you have enough information, go ahead and talk to me right away. We’ll talk and I’ll give you the information you need. You’ll complete an intake form, get your bloodwork started, etc. I am the liaison between you and the physician. Connect with me on my website by clicking here.