Hey guys, I was just interested in knowing what the relation between hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and weight training was?
What I mean is, is it possible to gain strength and muscle mass while being hypothyroid? I know it affects your metabolism by slowing it down thus making it harder to lose fat, but does it also prevent strength gains/muscular hypertrophy?
Are you being treated for it with Synthroid or the like?
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Yes I am, I started the treatment a few weeks ago but still haven't got the full effect. I was wondering this because apparently I've had it for 2-3 years without knowing it, and in that time I've made great strength gains (basically doubled my strength on most lifts) and muscle mass gains, but have had trouble with bodyfat levels, and it got me thinking whether hypothyroidism could prevent strength/size gains?
Mine is not a very severe/serious hypothyroidism, but It would stilll annoy me to know that my gains had been limited by it.