Male Reproductive System: Endocrine Adaptations 04:31

The Testosterone:Cortisol (T:C) ratio is often used as a physiological marker for stress and overtraining/overreaching. Under chronic stress, cortisol levels rise, disrupting the T:C ratio, resulting in a drop in Testosterone which may lead to:

  • Decreased muscle mass and strength
  • Decreased metabolism
  • Increase Fat accumulation
  • Lower bone mineral density
  • Decreased motivation
  • Increased fatigue
  • Low libido
  • Low sperm count
  • Hair Loss
  • Depression and mood swings
  • Trouble with cognition