“Don’t Think You Have to Be at Deathbed” : Bodybuilding Veteran With 3 Natural Mr. Universe Titles Shares Strong Take On TRT Use

Published 04/09/2023, 11:00 AM EDT

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Competing in the 1980s in bodybuilding contests, veteran John Hansen doesn’t hesitate to give his real opinion on controversial statements. Recently, Hanson stated his firm beliefs about TRT in a recent conversation with Samir Bannout and Nicholas  Trigili. TRT or Testosterone Replacement Therapy is mainly used to cure low testosterone levels in men. Reacting to Nicholas Trigili’s view that TRT had benefits, the 3-time Natural Universe winner didn’t hold himself back.

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Hansen made these admissions in the Muscle Maturity Podcast, episode 39. Interestingly, Hansen’statements on the use of TRT come after Joe Rogan’s positive acknowledgment of TRT’s benefits in his podcast. Implying how men need to consider whether the use of TRT will positively affect the quality of their life, Hansen also disclosed whether he takes TRT. Here is a glimpse of Hansen’s unfiltered opinion on TRT.

John Hansen openly speaks up on the controversial issue of TRT

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Responding to Trigili’s view that there is nothing wrong with taking TRT if it makes you feel young and healthy, Hansen expressed, “I agree, there is nothing wrong with taking it.” He further added, “I mean if you want to feel good and have a better quality of life, I don’t think you have to be at death’s..death’s bed you know before you can take it.” Continuing, he told how if one’s testosterone is 200, using TRT, one can get it to 800. Further, he said, “Why not live a better quality of life and enjoy life”, indicating his firm belief that TRT can help people to enhance their life.

Later, Hansen also questioned the trend of people waiting till they are 80 years old to take TRT, further sharing his view that people should take TRT whenever they need it. With this, the bodybuilding veteran also admitted to taking TRT for 4 or 5 years. Hansen is not the only bodybuilder to admit to taking TRT. Surprisingly, a 4X Olympia champion also admitted to taking TRT to remain fit.

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Jay Cutler’s honest admission about TRT

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Bodybuilding legend Jay Cutler admitted in a conversation with Milos Sarcev, “I’m on 200 [of TRT] 200 cypionate a week”, further saying that he had nothing to hide. The bodybuilder was taking TRT for his Fit for 50 challenge.

Afterwards, Cutler also related how at times, he split his TRT dose. “So I basically did 100 migs and 100 migs on certain days because I tried to take it every three days and try to be on track.” With this, the Olympia champion also told that he didn’t take TRT when he traveled.

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Hansen’s and Cutler’s admissions indicate that TRT can also have many benefits. What are your views on taking TRT? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Priya Hinduja

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Priya Hinduja is a sports writer at EssentiallySports with a specialization in skiing, gymnastics, and other major American sports. With a master's degree in English, Priya's writing is marked by a sophisticated command of language and a personalized pool of dictionaries, making her an exceptional wordsmith. Her love for skiing and gymnastics is evident in her coverage of these sports, which is as exhilarating as the sports themselves.
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