View Full Version : Just benched 175 3x with a testosterone level of only 124??? What's going on? Anybody else been through this at 40+ years old?

big g man
10-18-2015, 06:17 PM
I know I sound a little strange guys but my dr just did bloodwork and my testosterone level is only 124. I am 47. I just went back to the gym for the first time in a few weeks and decided to do some benching. I did 175 for 3 reps. I was totally shocked that I was that strong! Has anyone else gone through this? Just wondering. If my 2nd bloodwork test is still a low t level, the dr wants me to try testosterone therapy.

Curt James
10-18-2015, 06:34 PM
What did you bench as a younger man? Strength is variable, right? Was your 3-rep max much higher years ago when I'm assuming your test level was higher.

10-19-2015, 07:51 AM
124, dude I got you beat. Mine was 66 about six months ago.

toxic Avenger
10-19-2015, 08:42 PM
Mine is 2200 ng/dL.

10-21-2015, 06:28 AM
Well once you get on the testosterone therapy you'll be doing 185 x 3...:cheerleader:

big g man
10-23-2015, 06:15 PM
My best bench 2 reps was 230 2 years ago.

toxic Avenger
10-23-2015, 07:21 PM
Yeah for below mediocrity!!!

09-13-2016, 06:25 AM
That's good if its good for you. 124 is definitely low testosterone. You should take your labs to a Dr and get on some replacement test. But test level is not necessarily correlated with strength.