| EP 391 – How Much do Doctors Really Know About Testosterone?

Author / John

36 min listen

In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:

Hey guys, this is Shirley. I’m calling to get your thoughts on testosterone replacement therapy for the over 40 athlete given multiple iterations of blood work showing Low T. Even with good sleep. And lifting dialed-in. Thanks. Look forward to hearing from you.

The Male Check Engine Light

Bloodwork, Low T, and understanding Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Power Athlete is a huge advocate for getting bloodwork tests done and knowing what is going on under the hood of the human body. But, what happens when you receive bad-news from your test about your Test?

In this episode of Power Athlete Radio, John Welbourn drops knowledge on what males need to look for in their bloodwork, biomarkers for Low T, and what questions to ask your well-intentioned doctor recommending Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). The Crew also explores how to decide which nutrition, training, and lifestyle adjustments can be made before going to the creams.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


  1. Carey Siminski on September 21, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    “Next step” question, I’m a newer listener to the podcasts, but I couldn’t find this answer on the website. So where does the average Joe go to get a micronutrient test or legit hormone test? Are there good online (and affordable) options? Love the workouts and knowledge bombs you guys drop, keep up the good work. Thanks in advance!

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