Ok, I am going to keep this going for 2 additional weeks after this for a total of 6. I felt great today and had a powerful leg routine. Plus, the comments are getting infectious. My muay thai instructor was trying to pair me up for a spar session yesterday and casually mentioned that I was looking huge and "you are probably pushing 220 or so, right?" That made my night. I have always carried muscle a little more in my traps, delts, and ass, so when I start putting on weight, I tend to look a lot bigger. This has really put a pump in me.
I can't say I blame you.
I still do believe that less is more- in the long run. But, I am enjoying this.
Oh, I should add that I added phenylpiracetam into the mix as well and hooolllyy balls. I am a noot guy and most of posts are in those threads, so I've done a lot of experimentation to find the perfect mixes. I will say that there is nothing I have tried that works like this for clear, non jittery, no crash energy. It's a great mix.
What was your basis for the 125mg (250 A WEEK, RIGHT?) . I am thinking about doing 6 weeks at 200 mg twice a week. (1 ML AT 200MG/ML). If I can get a ggod pick-up at 250 per week, that would be awesome. I will probably have E2 and E3 issues unlike you.
Also, do you think you will hold the gains (just keep the calories up?)
I chose 250 based on a few things:
-I make gains and build muscle on 100mg a week and a big diet
-I made large gains on 200mg a week when I first started a couple years back
-I wanted to walk the line of going a comfortable limit on test and not risk e2 sides (mainly why I chose 125 e3.5d instead of 250ew)
Yes, I do think I will keep most of this muscle. I've done an annual bulk (10-15lbs)for the last 6-7 years in the spring through diet and lifting alone, but it would take about 3 months to get where I am almost at in just under 1 month. It obviously helps to have a nice normal/high test levels to begin with through TRT and the boost makes things much faster. Generally what happens is the muscle and weight stay on for 4-5 months and then I start leaning out to about 205 just by being active all summer and fall and because I get sick of eating. If I kept up the 4-5k like I am doing now, I have no doubt I could keep the size on all year.
Good log. Keep the updates coming. Glad you went this route.
I know a lot of people like to say that you need x amount of test for a worthwhile blast but I don't buy it. I think get your calories in and training hard are just as important, if not more. Not everyone responds the same, per mg of test. Maybe, to be fair, some do need 500 or 600mg to make it worthwhile. I am almost a over responder. A little goes a long way for me.
Question. I have some extra 200mg/1ml "single doses" left over. Do you think it would be better to try to get 2 100mg shots per week out of them or just do it once a week. I would like to keep E2 sides down as much as possible but I dont know if its worth it with these single dose vials. Wouldn't want to lose any through waste but don't want to feel crappier than I have to with E2 concerns.
I can only speak from personal experience, but I found that I respond much more favorably to 250 split into 2 than I did with a single 200mg injection.
Similar to you, I cringe when I see the workouts and diets of so many people that think 500mg of test is going to make them turn the corner. I was lifting naturally much bigger numbers than a lot of guys running gear are. TRT has only served to help my recovery times and body comp.
Look how late I am...
Good to see you:
A) logging and
B) extending your cycle within a few days of starting
I imagine that cycles in the 400-500 range would cause E2 issues yet I see many posts that indicate otherwise.
I look forward to your final results and congrats on success to date.
Weight seems to be staying in the 210-212 range now, but I had a sudden strength spurt the last couple gym sessions. I've mixed in front squats and incline bench in place of squats and fl bench for the last couple weeks. Nothing to gauge increase on, but I look like I have packed on so much weight.
DL- repped at 365 x 8 and then went singles up to a 515 pull today. Never done that before.
Squat 405 x 4 (damn knees keeping this down because my legs want about 50lbs more)
Fr Squats- repped 275 x 5
Incline- 275 x 5
Bench - 335 x 1
All in all, I am up on everything about 10-15% and I feel like I could walk through a wall. My mood is very mellow- which is odd, but quite comforting because I am in great spirits. Libido is very healthy. Sleep has improved from the beginning weeks, but still not great. Other than that, no sides to speak of.
I have this week and next week and then will keep my diet up and cut back to TRT doses.
I'll say that I am completely sold on a low dose blast and plan to do it again at the end of summer. To see gains in weight, lifts, and a total transformation (IMO) of composition in such a short time is incredible.
Wow awesome blast cycle! ! Now your next job is to do your best to keep as much of this newly earned muscle as possible.
Your trt doctor is gonna be like WTF happened to you. Lol
Awesome information and great results.
I am glad I posted this here because I feel like if I posted in the Anabolics forum, all I would hear is "why didn't you go for 500 ew and 10lb gain is weak.."
I figure we can appreciate a low key gain and stay within non-side levels to see what can be accomplished.
Most of us here have adopted the less is more mentality vs the more is better.
Good work man. Gains are great for confidence. Funny because I gained something like 12lbs last time I went to the trt endo. He talked to me for 2 seconds about watching what I eat, then interrupted himself and mumbled that some of my weight gain has to be muscle...and testosterone will do that. I wanted to laugh but waited until I got home
The timing on this is great. I too just had my yearly physical and was asked about my weight gain. It has been six months since my last visit. I was a little taken aback when my doc asked "I see you are a bit heavier than your last visit. Whats up with that?" I was a little leery of the question and just responded with "been trying to work out a little more and had bad diet habits the last couple of weeks". Both actually true but I was mainly trying to kind of brush it off. She was cool with my answer.
Yesterday I pinned 100mg and plan to do it again on saturday. This will split my doses for my 200mg/week blast. I am not sure how long I will go. Of course this all depends on my blood work coming back okay. It has in the past so I am making an assumption.
Ditto on the "small" amount for the blast. Maybe not a lot for some monsters out there but I believe it will be plenty for me.
Kisaj, I'll piggyback on your thread if thats okay. If not, thats cool, and I'll make an effort to start a new thread.