Dax Shepard defends taking testosterone: ‘It makes me much more on fire to live’

Dax Shepard is a new man and he doesn’t apologize for it. (Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Dax Shepard’s body confidence is at an all-time high.

In a recent episode of his Spotify podcast armchair expert, the 46-year-old actor opened up about his massive body transformation during an interview with friends Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who were there via video chat. Kutcher, who was there with Kunis to talk about cryptocurrency, interrupted his wife to draw attention to Shepard’s beefiness.

“Now can I say something about your biceps size, Dax? I feel like you should measure your biceps size and drop a weekly reading in the Discord channel. It’s unbelievable! You get Joe Rogan- arms in there. It’s phenomenal! I mean, you look like He Man now,” Kutcher declared.

Shepard explained that in a conversation with his actress wife, Kristen Bell, he decided to work on fitness during quarantine after his superhero dreams didn’t come true.

“In quarantine, I said to Kristen, I waited 10 years for Marvel to call so I would have an excuse to get huge. And they’re not going to call. That ship has sailed. I’m 46, she’s not going to call. So I just have to do it for my own pleasure, and I’ve gained about 24 pounds.’

He added that a combination of workouts, protein shakes and testosterone injections helped him go from 185 pounds to 210, declaring proudly: “I’ve spent all my life as a medium-sized boy and now I’m a big boy and I find the fun.” While Kutcher and Kunis were happy for him, they expressed their concerns about his testosterone use, but Shepard, who regularly showcases his amazing transformation via social media, seemed pleased with his decision; he also revealed that his father had low testosterone.

“I think it’s fine to bring yourself to your 28-year-old testosterone level,” he explained. “But the point is, forget the body; mentally I love it because it sets me on fire much more to live. I was depressed after CHIP. I literally retired, that was the plan, I’m gone. … This is the version I enjoy.”

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