Marathon Training, Testosterone & Cortisol in Men

by Perry


Marathon Training, Testosterone & Cortisol in Men

Hi Mark,

I'm was a marathon runner for 17 years.

Even though I stopped 2 years ago, I still have that classic low muscle, wasted look that many in the sport have.

I was a vegan for almost a decade (ya, I know), which has only made my problems worse.

My body started to break down, which is what forced me to quit, and since then I've been trying to recover.

I'm 48 and could use some help.

Thank you!

Marathon Training, Testosterone & Cortisol in Men

Hello Perry,

You picked a rough sport, that's for sure.

A recent study found that a mans testosterone levels drop by a whopping 50% following a marathon.

Even worse, cortisol levels more than doubled during the same period.

Yup, you heard me right!

Of course, we all knew this was happening based on the visual evidence, but even I was shocked by the scope of the hormonal decline.

The fanatics in the sport argue that the hormonal shift only occurred directly after the event, and that levels will eventually return to normal.

But I don't buy into that argument.

I've know many a distance runner, and these guys are absolute fanatics about training.

So sure, do the marathon, then stop running for several weeks, and you will return to baseline.

But you and I both know that most of these guys will have the running shoes back on in a flash.

And once that training starts, it's catabolic city again.

Marathon Training, Testosterone & Cortisol in Men

You asked for my help, and I'm going to answer you with one simple word...

Muscle!

Get as much of it as you can, and once you're finished, go out there and get some more.

Of course, that's easier said than done in your case, due to the damage you inflicted on your body.

What you need to do is take the multi-level approach.

And by multi-level I mean diet, exercise, and male hormone supplements

Here's where to begin...

Herbal Testosterone Supplements

Strength Training Exercises

The Testosterone Diet





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