It’s quite rare to hear the words ‘bodybuilding’ and ‘low testosterone’ in the same sentence, but as any bodybuilder knows, testosterone is one of the most important hormones for building muscle from your workout. Some put their zero gains down to being an ‘ectomorph’, but sometimes lack of muscle gain can also be a result of low testosterone. It’s important to beware of dangerous ‘muscle gain’ supplements that promise fast results – nine times out of ten, these supplements do not work.
If testosterone deficiency occurs during fetal development, then male characteristics may not completely develop. If testosterone deficiency occurs during puberty, a boy’s growth may slow and no growth spurt will be seen. The child may have reduced development of pubic hair, growth of the penis and testes, and deepening of the voice. Around the time of puberty, boys with too little testosterone may also have less than normal strength and endurance, and their arms and legs may continue to grow out of proportion with the rest of their body.