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    Hi, I wanted to introduce myself. I've been reading the posts here for a few weeks. I'm 37 years old and am an ex-body builder. These days I'm really into bike racing. Like a lot of body builders I focused too much on upper-body when I was a kid. That doesn't bode too well for cyclists. We focus on power-to-weight ratio. But if you have a lot of old muscle mass (I carry around a lot of base) and have chicken legs the your sorta the inverse of what's desired. I also have hypothyroidism and am on 100mcgs of T4 and 20 mcgs of T3. With age I've found that my weigh is harder to keep down despite long hours on the bike and muscle mass is harder to keep on my legs, even though I do a lot of leg work in the gym in the winter. This winter I was squatting 350 for reps and leg-pressing 700lbs at the end of my 2nd weight cycle in tandem with 15-20 hours per week on the bike. Still results are hard to come by as I race guys half my age who don't have to work or deal with a lot of the stress I do. Anyway, I just wanted to say hi and hope to get to know some of you, especially other cyclists.

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    Thanks Chuck. I should also say that from time-to-time I add more T3 than I'm supposed to to keep my weight down. The problem is I usually hit a wall where I begin burning muscle as my body needs to hold on to fat. (I've read all the T3 posts). It also makes me a little fuzzy and amped. I don't add too much. Like right now I'm 5mcgs over where I'm supposed to be. Does anyone think that I should be careful with this since I already have a thyroid issue? Or are there other suggestions?

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    Thanks everyone. I also wanna add that i live in Connecticut.

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