Joe Rogan speaks candidly about Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Peptides in order to maintain his physique.
Joe Rogan holds nothing back describing “everything he takes” in order to keep his physique in shape – including Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and peptides. But while Rogan is best known for being open and honest on his own podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan’s comments come from being a guest on the Flagrant 2 podcast.
The Flagrant 2 podcast is hosted by comedian Andrew Schulz and Akaash Signh. During the over three hour conversation – the topic of getting shredded and fit came up. The hosts turned to Joe Rogan and asked him to detail “everything he takes” to maintain his physique at 54 years old.
Singh specifically, wanted advice on how to transform his physique into something more massive and conditioned. When challenged to break down everything he takes, Rogan laid it out bare:
“The big results come from testosterone replacement, so there’s that, and then there are peptides that increase your body’s ability to grow hormones like growth hormones and IGF-1 and all… “There’s BPC-157, ipamorelin, thymosin… What these things do is they help your body produce the hormones that it should have when you’re younger, and your body works better.”
While Joe Rogan is extremely open by naming the exact peptides he takes – he also makes an effort to focus on the importance of training and exercise. No amount of testosterone or peptides are going to magically make you stronger. They are not magic pills or injections that transform you into a physique god.
In fact, Joe Rogan continues further by saying that the single most important thing a person can do to slow down aging is to exercise. Regardless of any supplemental substances utlizied.
“Regular exercise is the biggest thing. If there’s ever one thing that someone can do to stop aging is to lift weights and don’t stop.”
Rogan even takes this a step further. He warns that those who want to he healthy, fit, and capable at older ages must focus on training for function and less for vanity. Training to just look good – or be the biggest in the room – will lead to burning out, injury, and long term problems.
“Don’t do it for vanity. Do it because you want to keep your tissue. Age is like a little demon that is slowly robbing you of your tissue. Your ability to walk upstairs, your ability to open up jars, your ability to open the car door when it’s frozen… The only way to stave that off is weight lifting.”
While Joe Rogan isn’t going to be blowing anybody’s minds in the bodybuilding space with these comments – it’s refreshing to see such a mainstream figure speak openly about subjects such as TRT and peptides. For many in the mainstream world – it’s unknown what kind of substances go into sculpting impressive physiques – particularly at older ages.
Many also are not aware of the toll substance use can lead to in the long run. It’s been well spoken about by bodybuilders and doctors like The Anabolic Doc that TRT becomes necessary after going through many steroid cycles for sports such as bodybuilding (and other pro sports despite testing).
Joe Rogan isn’t a bodybuilder – but his comments here bring some insight to those who might not otherwise have heard it elsewhere. Even some of the other guests on the podcasts joked that they would need to “google it” afterwards to better understand the substances he was listing off.
You can watch the full episode of Flagrant 2 below. The topic about TRT and peptides begins around the 2 hour and 7 minute mark.