Short blast log

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  1. Short blast log


    Hey guys, I decided to post up the little blast I am doing and just track it here for the duration. I am already 2 weeks in and plan to run it for 6. My routine is pretty intense as is and I eat an average of 4k calories a day.

    Weekly training consists of a 4 day split compound gym routine with a heavy lower/upper and then mid-high rep lower/upper split. 2 nights of MMA with 1.5 hours of muay thai and 1.5 hours of bjj per night. I also hit the trails on my mtn bike several times a week, but don't consider that training because it is mainly downhill riding. Lol.

    Starters (as of 5/9):

    Age- 39
    Wt- 202 (avg)
    Ht- 6'
    TRT protocol- 50mg e3.5d
    Blast protocol- 125mg e3.5d (aromasin on hand if needed, but I doubt it)

    Big 3- DL 475lb, back squat 395, bench 305. (I don't anticipate going up on squats because my knees tend to bother me when I push into the 400s. Instead, I have incorporated a lot more focus on front squats, which I am loving)


    5/24:

    Wt- 206

    Gym- Lifts have remained the same, but I look noticeably harder and full. No bloating, but just a pump that seems to last 24x7. Vascularity is prominent and is very defined in my forearms and calves.

    Mood- Very good, surprisingly considering 200mg when I started TRT years ago made me very angry- could be the split instead of single dose, even though it is a higher amount. I am energetic on the verge of hyper, feel powerful with a slight alpha, and no aggro. Sleep has been sucking though and I don't know if this is related or outside factors.


  2. Quote Originally Posted by kisaj View Post
    I also hit the trails on my mtn bike several times a week, but don't consider that training because it is mainly downhill riding. Lol.
    Hahaha, I am trying to figure out how you get back home...!???
    What did Bill Cosby say...(He used to walk back and forth to school, uphill both ways)

    I can't comment on your supps but...

    Sleep has been sucking though and I don't know if this is related or outside factors.
    I have had a few DL sessions lately, where a few hours afterwards I am wired like I had caffeine or something. Does not happen very often with me however.
    Have you tried any of the natural sleep aids, like valerian root or just a few mag tabs 20-30 mins before bed?
    And don't laugh, a glass of warm milk works for some people too.
    I'm older than you kiddo, but I will not tell anyone if you are putting your teeth in a glass on the nightstand. AHAHA.....!
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  3. Good luck. In to see.

  4. In for updates as well.

    I've also considered doing a milder blast as well. Interested to see how a 6 week run goes for you. Seems like us TRT guys should be able to take advantage of a shorter run.

    Sounds like you have your eating/diet down as well. Will follow

  5. Three quick updates going into week 3.

    I just got two zits and I haven't had one since I was probably in my early 20s. I am adding in Cycle Assist to this because I know that it really helps with BP and everything else (based on labs I've done in the past), but I also heard that it helps with acne due to the B5.

    Secondly, libido is way up. Our pool opened yesterday and I seriously felt like I was losing my mind. I was so giddy inside just seeing so many women in their bikinis. My wife actually said to me last night, " really? 4 nights in a row? The kids make me tired all day and now you want more of me?" LOL. She is a great woman and has been accommodating.

    Thirdly, I mentioned the pool opening. People I haven't run into since last year came up and were like, "wtf, man? What the hell are you doing to stay like that?" I personally haven't noticed a big difference because I have only been doing TRT, but I know I work harder than 95% of other 39 year olds and it apparently is paying off. Can't wait to see what may happen at the end of this.

    Weight is 207 this morning. That is a solid 5lbs already. I normally weigh about 202-204 in the morning and end the day around 207. I anticipate I will be at 210 tonight based on this.
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  6. It looks like so far you're loving it.

  7. More than I thought, to be honest. Time will tell over the next weeks.

  8. Well, as an update, we had a really big Memorial Day weekend filled with multiple parties and a lot of family and friends around everyday. This all led to excessive drinking throughout the weekend and tons of food I'd normally never eat much of.

    Observation: 250mg ew of test mixed with partying will skyrocket e2 and crush mood and libido 100x more than 100mg ew of test. I don't plan to do any labs, but seat of pants tells me this is the case. I took a .5 Arimidex last night and already feel better. Not sure how/if this will set me back, but I have come to grips with the fact that life is more important than a cycle. We'll see about getting this back on on track.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by kisaj View Post
    Well, as an update, we had a really big Memorial Day weekend filled with multiple parties and a lot of family and friends around everyday. This all led to excessive drinking throughout the weekend and tons of food I'd normally never eat much of.

    Observation: 250mg ew of test mixed with partying will skyrocket e2 and crush mood and libido 100x more than 100mg ew of test. I don't plan to do any labs, but seat of pants tells me this is the case. I took a .5 Arimidex last night and already feel better. Not sure how/if this will set me back, but I have come to grips with the fact that life is more important than a cycle. We'll see about getting this back on on track.
    Are you saying that you're ending your blast?

  10. No, just posting an update on where I was after this weekend to see how much impact it may have had.

  11. Well that's good, I was going to say that you really didn't give it a chance.

  12. What i do not understand is that 450 a week divided in two separate shots i felt nothing but great. My mood and libido was VERY good! I guess this just shows how different everyone really is when it comes to how our bodies react to things.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by bigt405 View Post
    What i do not understand is that 450 a week divided in two separate shots i felt nothing but great. My mood and libido was VERY good! I guess this just shows how different everyone really is when it comes to how our bodies react to things.
    I think op was saying it was mostly do to a few days of excessive drinking and partying.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by jiggero View Post

    I think op was saying it was mostly do to a few days of excessive drinking and partying.
    Yep, i see that now and that could be the culprit. Luckily i am not much into partying so i do not have those issues.....

  15. Quote Originally Posted by jiggero View Post
    I think op was saying it was mostly do to a few days of excessive drinking and partying.
    This. Just being honest with it. Let's just say that with a lot of family nearby, many circles of friends, and offers of happy hour every night from co-workers, to abstain from drinking as much as I do is a miracle. Some drinks on the weekends never bother me, but the extra test and an unusually excessive weekend was really felt. I wouldn't have even mentioned it if I wasn't tracking this.

    Oh well, it's good to be young and snap right back. haha

    Just got back from 2 hours of muay thai and really made myself pay by sparring with the big heavyweights in class. I can barely walk I am so sore already- and it feels great!

  16. Quote Originally Posted by kisaj View Post
    This. Just being honest with it. Let's just say that with a lot of family nearby, many circles of friends, and offers of happy hour every night from co-workers, to abstain from drinking as much as I do is a miracle. Some drinks on the weekends never bother me, but the extra test and an unusually excessive weekend was really felt. I wouldn't have even mentioned it if I wasn't tracking
    Hey you're only human we all like to let loose once in awhile.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by kisaj View Post

    Just got back from 2 hours of muay thai and really made myself pay by sparring with the big heavyweights in class. I can barely walk I am so sore already- and it feels great!
    Good. That should sweat all that alcohol out of your body.

  18. So week 3 in the bag and starting week 4. Gotta be completely honest and say that I miss my TRT dose and can't wait to go back. I believed it before and now it is cemented in my thoughts that less is definitely more when it comes to feeling good on test.

    Strength has remained the same with no real gain in lifts, but I look way bigger. Everyone is making comments and it does feel great, so I can see the draw from a confidence side. On the other hand, anxiety is up slightly, I keep getting a zit here and there (big issue for me when I sit in front of execs), and cardio had taken a hit. I was the one that was always standing waiting for more in my MMA training and now I am just trying to catch my breath and sweating profusely.

    Needless to say, the benefits do not outway the negatives in my mind. Maybe if I was a small guy or not muscular to begin with, there would be more incentive to keep going. I'll run this through this week and then drop back to TRT.

    210 this morning- so definitely packing on weight.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by kisaj View Post
    So week 3 in the bag and starting week 4. Gotta be completely honest and say that I miss my TRT dose and can't wait to go back. I believed it before and now it is cemented in my thoughts that less is definitely more when it comes to feeling good on test.Strength has remained the same with no real gain in lifts, but I look way bigger. Everyone is making comments and it does feel great, so I can see the draw from a confidence side. On the other hand, anxiety is up slightly, I keep getting a zit here and there (big issue for me when I sit in front of execs), and cardio had taken a hit. I was the one that was always standing waiting for more in my MMA training and now I am just trying to catch my breath and sweating profusely. Needless to say, the benefits do not outway the negatives in my mind. Maybe if I was a small guy or not muscular to begin with, there would be more incentive to keep going. I'll run this through this week and then drop back to TRT.210 this morning- so definitely packing on weight.
    Hopefully when you drop back down to your trt dose you can keep a good amount of that newly acquired muscle..

  20. Kisaj,

    Any blood work done on this blast to look at E2? For me, when my E2 was out of whack my world wasnt very bright..

  21. 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.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by kisaj View Post
    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.
    Check you out!! Look who's changing his tune. Mr. "I miss my trt dose" this has cemented my thoughts that less is more"
    But in the end you just love being big and strong don't you? LOL

  23. I can't say I blame you.

  24. I still do believe that less is more- in the long run. But, I am enjoying this.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by kisaj View Post
    I still do believe that less is more- in the long run. But, I am enjoying this.
    Hey Bro I understand. It feels great to be Hercules.
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