Overeem's testosterone levels dangerously low


Alistair Overeem went from being a 205-pound light heavyweight who lost frequently, to looking like a different human being, gaining nearly 60 pounds of competitive weight with no increase in body fat. Due to that, he probably had more suspicion over steroids than nearly any MMA competitor, even before he tested positive the first time he was tested on a date he wasn't told about well in advance. 

The heavyweight  came back after UFC 156 with a blood testosterone level reading of 179 nanograms per deciliter, a figure that would be considered dangerously low for a competitive athlete.

While Overeem was sitting out the nine-month suspension, one of the things he did was on several occasions provide the Nevada commission with results of both blood and urine tests. In all of those tests, the 32-year-old Overeem blood level reading was consistently in the 180 nanograms per deciliter.

Overeem's test was low enough that most doctors would recommend him to be on a testosterone replacement plan even if he was not an athlete. But there would be a question, given his previous failure, of him being granted a testosterone use exemption in Nevada.

Nevada's ruling is that if someone's testosterone level is low due to previous steroid use, even though they may need the therapy to live a relatively normal life, the prior cheating excludes them from being able to use it. 

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epwar site profile image  

3/6/13 7:55 PM by epwar

To quote Elvis: "Thank you, thank you very much!"

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3/6/13 7:55 PM by Chaelismyhero

Good call

Wonkamaster site profile image  

3/2/13 11:08 AM by Wonkamaster

You can go higher. Ask your doctor if you can bump the dose a little. You should get to 700-800 on TRT.

HexRei site profile image  

3/2/13 11:04 AM by HexRei

Your doctors particular prescription, sure. But there's no reason a doctor couldn't shoot for a higher level in the "normal spectrum, like 600 or even 800.

Seats Taken site profile image  

3/2/13 10:53 AM by Seats Taken

If his levels are DANGEROUSLY low, he shouldn't be competing at a professional level in any sport.

Stea1th site profile image  

3/2/13 9:47 AM by Stea1th

I love me TRT.I feel better, less tired all the time, libido is up, more energy and stuff. However I don't see much of a muscle increase and I don't lift or run any father then I did before.My levels went from 280 to a peak of 460 last time I tested. So yea TRT is not some crazy human muscle in increaser unless you abuse it.

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3/2/13 6:37 AM by YouCantHandleMyRiddum

So are they allowing TRT or what? If Vitor is allowed after testing positive for roids, Overeem should too, no?

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3/2/13 4:16 AM by Smellde Gluve

Haha! Voted up my friend.

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3/2/13 4:12 AM by kflinchy


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3/1/13 8:13 PM by CindyO

What differences do you notice using it compared to before, if you don't mind me asking?   Cindy