You’re so right, most of my life on gym I was never able to put more muscle mass weight without getting fatter no matter what, like without getting a fucking lard belly at +80kg, now I’m at 73-74kg ectomorph at height, I’m probably around 13% body fat right now and if I intend to cut to get to 8% I would definitely be weightening miserables 65-67kg by the end of it just like your new table suggests, last time I did a cut the only things remaining were my head, nose and ears, never do that shit again, well at least I can try to get stronger while at the same weight I guess.
How might behaviors affect hormones? The birdsong example demonstrates how hormones can affect behavior, but as noted, the reciprocal relation also occurs; that is, behavior can affect hormone concentrations. For example, the sight of a territorial intruder may elevate blood testosterone concentrations in resident male birds and thereby stimulate singing or fighting behavior. Similarly, male mice or rhesus monkeys that lose a fight decrease circulating testosterone concentrations for several days or even weeks afterward. Comparable results have also been reported in humans. Testosterone concentrations are affected not only in humans involved in physical combat, but also in those involved in simulated battles. For example, testosterone concentrations were elevated in winners and reduced in losers of regional chess tournaments.
We are living in a Roid Age in sports, trying to figure out what is acceptable and what is not, what is ‘normal’ and what is dangerous, who is juiced and who is clean, when athletes strive for every possible advantage. With so much at stake, and such extraordinary resources put into sports performance – training and resources – the casualties have been many: titles and medals stripped, athletes banned, and reputations ruined. As I write this, the news is coming out that a number of Lance Armstrong’s former teammates have agreed with the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to testify against the seven-time winner of the Tour de France.