Factors to increase:>Fat loss.
I lost weight, getting down to 150lbs at 5'10". Guess what, I lost all my muscle, was still fat.>Sprints
I would do some cardio, not a tremendous amount but far more than the average person.>Resistance Training
Fuck yeah, I would lift. Gained some strength, didn't gain much muscle, plateaued, and hurt myself. Rinse, repeat.>Sexual Activity
Min 2x a week, up to 6x a week for the past 10 years barring major injury.>50% fat intake.
Fuck that's a lot of fat. I usually aim for 30/30/30, though I may have hit that when I was on the steak and eggs diet. >Wild fish
Not much, wild caught fish isn't readily available here. >Cruciferous vegetables
Fuck no, I get such horrible gas that I would have to take three showers a day.>Vitamins
Yeah, I take a multi that covers those.
Factors to decrease:>Overweight
Generally, I am between 17-22%. Couldn't get below 17% even at 150lbs.>Stress
Yeah, I have stress>Sugar
I generally eat clean, I'll have some small squares of dark chocolate. Never soda, chips, or other trash food.>Sleep
I hit 7 hours most nights.>Pesticides
Not really sure on this one, but I eat more fruit than vegetables, and pesticides don't matter on oranges/bananas because of thick skins.>BPA in plastic bottles
I rarely store food in plastic and don't drink bottled water.>Pthalates in personal care products
Don't know, I'd have to check, but much of my personal care stuff I mix up with graduated cylinders and a milligram scale. (It's cheap that way and nothing in there I don't put in.)>Alcohol
I was dry for at least four years. I don't drink much these days either.>oxidative stress
No fucking clue>Artificial sweeteners
I generally avoid them in food (even stevia), but I'll have a diet coke sometimes.
>Apparently all you need is shots to the ass to feel right as rain, and if you have adverse side effects, just take more shots to the ass.
That's an oversimplification, but ok, if that's how you want to see it.
>It couldn't be diet, exercise, proactivity or a variety of other remedies, no its definitely shots in the ass.
For me, it is. There really isn't much more that I could do, reasonably. Most days I actually track what I eat with a kitchen scale and an app. And I hate to tell you, but if you are low, all the lifting it the world isn't going to do anything but get you injured. I spent years lifting, thinking I was just a pussy, I needed to lift harder, eat better, but all I got was injuries and the strange distinction of being the super skinny guy at the gym who somehow managed to lift higher weights than expected. But it was at a cost of frequent injury.
>when I make you look like an idiot for A.
Perhaps you think I look like an idiot, but I, and others are free to disagree.
>thinking that others (myself specifically) thinks that's a bad way to address the issue
For some, it's the only way. I'm just trying to raise some awareness. I wish I had known about this 20 years ago.
>artificial methods to alleviate your problem and then promoting it to others, probably without a full appreciation for potential long-term side effects
If you did any research, you would find out there are MANY more adverse effects from being low than there are from injections. Also, I wouldn't advocate just injecting, you need to get tested first, etc, but that's generally not a danger as you need a script to get on TRT.
>but have you tried non-(((pharmaceutical))) methods (beyond doing squats, that is)
Addressed above, but IMHO, unless you are a completely obese hamplanet that doesn't leave the couch, going through that whole list isn't going to do much of anything.