Hormones & the Night Shift! Working Graveyards & Low Testosterone

by Glen


Hormones & the Night Shift!
Working Graveyards & Low Testosterone

Hi Mark,

I stumbled across your site and have to admit of all the crap out there on Testosterone Boosters, yours is the first one that has really enticed me.

I am a 53 year old young bodybuilder that is fulfilling one of my bucket lists items and competing in April.

I have good muscle mass presently, but do notice a decline in my sex drive and morning erections not to mention some days my motivation is low.

Can you please give me a recommendation of what I should add, as well as anything else if it is in my budget, please.

I workout 5 days a week, and due to already having a low body fat level, have not started my calorie deficit and am not doing any cardio.

I would like to get my system geared up for the more taxing and grueling weeks.

Additionally, I am a midnight shift worker. I do average 7 hours of sleep. Please find it in your busy schedule to advise me.

Thanks in advance.

Hormones & the Night Shift!
Working Graveyards & Low Testosterone

Hello Glen,

You can read about the supplements I recommend, HERE.

But I'm not sure if they'll help you much right at this moment.

Why?

Because men past the age of 50 typically produce a lot of the stress hormone, cortisol, in response to exercise.

Much more than a man in his 20's or 30's would.

The fact that you're a bodybuilder, in his 50's, who trains quite a bit, tells me your cortisol levels are probably elevated much of the time.

Your night shift only adds to the problem...

Men who work the graveyard shift for 1 year or more, experience dramatic changes in their cortisol clocks.

Here's how it works...

Instead of increasing in the morning, your cortisol levels drop as you prepare for bed.

When you wake up in the late afternoon or early evening, they begin to climb again.

This unusual cortisol pattern is the exact opposite of what others with normal sleeping habits experience.

Hormones & the Night Shift!
Working Graveyards & Low Testosterone

So how does all this tie in with low testosterone?

As soon as your cortisol levels begin to climb, testosterone production in the adrenals and testes shuts down cold.

In other words, elevated cortisol always leads to low testosterone production in the body.

The cure?

You probably can't do much about your job, but you can modify your training schedule.

2 full body workouts a week, with several days of rest between workouts is probably the best solution.

As a bodybuilder, I know that's not what you wanted to hear.

The question you need to ask yourself now is, what's more important...

The bodybuilding or the testosterone?

Only you can answer that question.

Good luck to you!












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