Mandime (aka IrishEndo) and GermanMeso's Helladrol Co-Log
- 09-05-2012, 02:07 AM
Tonight was back and bis.
I'm having a real hard time with back exercises. back pumps are super painful making anything back related a real pain in the ass. felt slightly discouraged because of it because my back is one of my weak points in terms of width. took 6grams of taurine as well.
i would rather squat heavy as fuk than have to go through another back w/o.
tomorrow is hypertrophy squats and might throw in a 5x5 bench routine as well.
- 09-05-2012, 06:02 PM
Today was biceps/hypertrophy legs. It was an ok workout. The novelty of the crazy pump has worn thin and it now is almost getting in the way sometimes.
Side note: I mildly injured my left shoulder last chest day... Ugh... Other than that things are going well. I went to my family's lake house this past weekend and both my mother and sister asked what I was taking to get so big... So needless to say, I think it's working.
09-05-2012, 06:12 PM
been readin past few days and very good stuff so far gentlemen; sorry for the late follow, but def count me in for this badboy. Starting my hella in a few weeks after pre-loading soon and very excited, best of luck to both of yous two and def gonna follow this!
09-06-2012, 12:03 AM
End of week 3
Alright...so im about to start week 4.
hit light squats tonight (3x15 w/ 185lbs). Now this weight and rep range is super super easy for me normally. i got the worst back pumps from this. i know my form is correct as well. im a squat connoisseur if i may. squat day is by far my favorite. anyway...it took me roughly 30 minutes to recover from the back pumps.
So here is what i have to say.... I am on the fence on whether or not i am enjoying this cycle. Strength has def. improved but the quality of 60% of my workouts has been ****..utter ****. My diet is in check. gaining weight steadily. cycle supps are on point as well.
In my opinion, you should not even consider doing deadlifts on cycle or higher than 5 rep squats.
The actual muscle pumps are insane. ie. My forearms explode every time i touch some heavier weight.
To be honest i just want to finish this cycle and get back to normal. I am not dogging steroids and am glad i did a cycle but i just dont think its for me. Even if it is a fairly mild cycle, i was content with how i looked before and with my strength.
I might just be saying all this now due to the fact that back pumps have ruined some of my workouts.
Oh well... gonna try my best to finish off these last 3 weeks with some good gains. Would like to hit 405 squat and be able to rep 315 on bench for a few. These are my goals. fuk getting my deadlift up...not worth the pain.
09-06-2012, 06:22 PM
End of week 3
To piggyback off of GermanMeso's post, I have been told by MANY people now that it looks like I blew up. Which is good I guess but its odd that it happened so quickly. My nutrition is on point and bf% has possibly dropped a few points and weight is up quite a bit as well.
I want to start cutting. I know, I know. I am tempted to start cutting for these last 3 weeks and drop a few bf% but I think I'm going to stick with eating slightly over maintenance and continue "bulking." Durring PCT I am going to eat right around maintenance and try to make the gains "stick" and let my body start getting back to normal.
A few questions:
1. How long after PCT is it ok to begin cutting?
2. Anything (non AAS/PH) that I could take during the cut that would help me retain muscle mass/make it easier? (Thought about clen but I hate stims...)
09-07-2012, 03:32 PM
Make sure you guys are taking in 5-10g of taurine pwo and potassium (supps or bananas) and that should ease the back pumps as that has def worked with ppl I know and logs I've read as well.
I can't speak personally and I'm sure a good amount of other ppl will give advice as well, but I would wait a couple of weeks (2-3) after pct, plus the 1-2 weeks of preventing e rebound to start cutting or you will lose it all. Nearly happened to me on my first sarms run around and I would recommend highly osta sarms between 12.5-25 mg to keep muscle mass as I am not a huge fan of stims either; however for cortisol support lean extreme should be in pct and you can throw in osta into your pct. If not, wait until your cycle/pct is over then run osta as a bridge with a mini pct after that time you almost should be about ready for another cycle, only if you choose to run that 8 weeks; if you guys have any questions about sarms feel free to ask, already did 2 cycles and I love them (S4, Osta and 667)
09-08-2012, 05:18 PM
alright...disregard my last post. i was acting like a bitch. just needed to change my training up a bit.
had a solid back lift sesh last night..finally.
weight is at a steady 240 in the morning. and my arms have gone from 16.5 to a lil over 17 cold flexed. is this real life???
feeling pretty hyooge at the moment. gonna try and gain some more weight these last few weeks. hopefully hit 250. gotta make use of the cycle. who cares about a little fat gain.
hit heavy 5x5 squats today......315, 335, 355 (PR), 335, 315. felt super strong today.
tomorrow is bench day. looking to hit 275x5 and maybe play around with some 1rms as well.
no bad sides besides some lethargy, back pumps, and dry joints. worst side is not being able to fit into any of clothes. lolz.
09-08-2012, 06:05 PM
I sent a PM yesterday answering your questions, due to poor connection and it was on my phone lemme know if it went through or not and I'll either send another one or answer more questions
09-09-2012, 10:33 PM
Day 4 Week 4
Hit chest today.
god damn. felt strong as fuk. technically PR'ed three times.
Started with usually bar warmup and 135x10, 225x5, 245x5, 275x5, 295x5, 315x2. The last three were all personal bests. The rest of the chest workout sucked balls considering my elbows and shoulders were hurting like a bitch. still ecstatic about the lifts though.
I feel confident that i will be able to hit 315x5 by the end of the cycle with ease. Really wondering what my 1RM will be. Hoping to hit something like 350ish.
Gonna run the last two weeks at 100mg. so im expecting some solid strength gains. 405 squat is calling my name.
Actually enjoying the cycle very much.
09-12-2012, 12:43 AM
Day 6 Week 4
Aight. so tomorrow is the last day of week 4. gonna start running the hella at 100 starting tomorrow.
Took yesterday off from the gym after the crazy squat and bench sessions this past weekend.
Hit the gym tonight, squats, back, and bis.
Started off with a simple 5x5 squat at 315lbs. I went in intending to do pause squats but i did not have a lifting belt this time. i forgot how much the belt helps with squating, so i ended up not doing pause squats. we are using a not so good harbinger lifting belt and it suprisingly helps quite a bit. looking to get an Inzer 10mm belt here real soon. anyway hit all 5 sets with relative ease. trying to prep my body for attempting a 405 squat during the last week of the cycle.
my left elbow has been hurting like a bitch from the heavy benching that was done on sunday.
starting to do 2 hours of cardio a week via swimming (class for school). not the best timing but i would like to trim some BF as i feel kind of chub at the moment. still going to eat big though.
sitting at 240 ish in the morning.
all i really want to accomplish during these last two weeks is to hit 315x5 on bench and test my 1rm as well as hit 405 x1 or more squat.
09-12-2012, 11:36 PM
Day 7 Week 4
Tried hitting shoulders tonight but i must have really ****ed my left elbow up bad because i was in some serious pain. Decided to scrap the workout and am going to take tomorrow off as well. it was just too painful to continue and i did not want to risk injuring it further.
elbow feels inflamed as ****.
friday is heavy squat day. at least my knees feel fine. guess i can really work on hitting some heavy weight.
hopefully my elbow wont be in pain for chest day this weekend.
pretty pissed about scrapping my workout but sometimes you gotta take some time off.
09-12-2012, 11:40 PM
At least 2-4 weeks after pct to be safe and daa stacked with erase would help you keep gains while cutting a bitOriginally Posted by mandime
09-13-2012, 12:31 AM
Hey bros, I ran hella a few months bacj I ran 50(3days)75/75/75/100/100/100/100
Dont be scared to bump it up to 100 if your sides are good.
Also joints, make sure you on that fish oil. Run to walmart and snag you some glcousimin (sp), if you really score you can find a combination of MSM, gluecosimine, as well as CSM. double dose it and those joints will be curred in a few days
09-13-2012, 04:29 PM
Week 5 Day 1
Today was day 2 @100mg. We are both splitting the dose in half, 50mg at 8am, then 50mg at 4pm.
I had a total bro day in the gym. Arms and abs baby. Besides being a total bs "arm day," it was great. Brb, lifting more on everything related to arms. The pump was great. I have long ass biceps and really want to add some overall size to my arms.
Things to mention, I slept TERRIBLY last night. I think it was due to the new higher dose but could have been otherwise. Also, I am peeing 5,000x a night. Not srs but probably at least 5 times last night... WTF?
Last thing I'll mention is this. When I begin my slow cut a few weeks after pct I'm going to run a SARM. I have heard that S4 tends to be better for cutting but the vision sides worry me. Also, is PCT necessary (for the SARM) if run at a low dose for 6 weeks?
09-13-2012, 05:17 PM
Day 1 Week 5
Did an hour of swimming today and my ****ing elbow got super inflamed again. per the advice given by "j05441" went out and bought some Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM. double dosing this ****.
sides to date:
- mild upper arm acne (no big deal, already prone to moderate acne)
- dry painful joints (taking 14k fish oil, and now the glucosamine, chondroitin, msm)
Gonna hit heavy squats tomorrow and hope to get 365x5. hit 355x5 last week.
09-15-2012, 05:49 PM
Def wait a few weeks before starting S4 to prevent E rebound as that is suppressive depending at what dosages you will be running it at and yes to both parts. It is great for cutting, depending on your diet and training (which should be fine) and you do need a mini pct even for 4 weeks. DAA as mentioned will help, something for E, I use forma but you can use something similar and forged pct or something similar to that as well. To prevent muscle loss from cutting, throw in a bit of Osta [virtually no side effects and you'll keep that mass].
Don't let the visions fade you before you start just yet, it's not forever and it's only temporary; depending on the doses you run at, yes you will get a slight or full blown yellow tint, your eyes will become sensitive adjusting from the light to darkness. However, everyone is affected differently, some can get away little sides while some it's a bit intense, but it's not life or vision threatening and really just be smart about your doses and you'll be str8 bro.
09-24-2012, 07:33 PM
Day something, Last week
Ok, Sorry for the lack of updates. I want to give a few updates. First is that I have increased my bench by 40lbs and for that I am incredibly happy. I have filled out my upper body which was a big goal. Overall increase in size is apparent. So much so that EVERYONE is commenting. (Not all positive. Some say "too big"... lol) With that said, I am ready to be done. We are going to finish up next Saturday and begin PCT on Sunday. 2 more things:
1. I will be traveling for work 3 weeks into PCT (domestic flight). My plan is to take the liquid torem on the plane in my checked luggage. Should go smooth as silk but is a bit nerve racking. Any suggestions?
2. One disheartening thing about this cycle is that when I wake up I look in the mirror and look pretty good. I take a 50mg with breakfast and look in the mirror again and it looks like I've gained 40lbs (not in a good way). I've heard of things like Dbol bloating you up real bad but I feel like a god damn manatee sometimes. I'm ready to see how PCT treats me. I'll keep updating this for any prospective users to have an additional perspective.
09-24-2012, 07:35 PM
I appreciate the updates bro, going to he running this in the next couple months and its good to know what to expect.Originally Posted by mandime
Out of curiosity, what are your macros like?
09-24-2012, 11:49 PM
It bloated me to bro i dropped 13 lbs of h20 week one pct. strength didnt drop till week 3 ish. Actually i made some pr's in oct week 1
09-26-2012, 10:58 AM
Week 6 "technically last day of cycle"
This is supposed to be the last day of the cycle but we decided to push it 3 more days till the weekend and hit another chest day. gonna test my 1rm.
I weigh in at around 245lbs. this is a 20 lb increase from when i started. maybe 1-2% increase in BF. feel pretty big at the moment.
I hit a some nice PR's on bench these last two weeks. hit 275x5, 295x5, and 315x2. then the next week hit 275x5, 285x5, 295x5 and back down. was also able to hit 225x15. could have had more but i really did strain something in my right elbow and gets inflamed easily.
last squat PR was 365x5. still waiting for the right time to hit 405. lower backs been hurting pretty bad. havent been deadlifting because the back pumps kill me everytime. but i cannot wait to start it up again and get my numbers back up.
arms have increased to a little over 17" cold flexed.
so PCT will start Sunday and im hoping everything goes back to normal. gonna eat at maintenance for around 1 month or so and then decide if i want to slowly cut. im thinking if i cut to around 225 ill be around 12% BF. have no real desire to be less than 10%.
09-26-2012, 05:29 PM
3rd to last workout, Last week
I hit arms and abs today. I normally don't have arm days but they're a weak point for me so I devoted a whole day to them. I had a kind of bull**** leg workout last week and am not going to hit them again until next Monday. My legs overpower my physique so I'm going to start training them only once a week like I used to. On Saturday I'm going to try and hit one more PR on the bench. If I hit it, that will mean my 5rm on bench increased by 40lbs. With that said, I have fulked and gained 25/6/7lbs. I'm happy with the results regardless. If I can hang on to most of this, in a couple months I'm going to cut and lean out and decide if I want to do one more cycle before summer or wait until next year to play with my hormones again.
10-01-2012, 12:06 AM
PCT: Week 1 Day 1
Finished off the cycle yesterday by hitting chest.
Wanted to test my 1rm on flat bench. Warmed up and hit 315x1 (my previous 1rm). Hit 335x1 (PR). At this point my elbow was really bothering me but the 335 came up real smooth so i knew i had more in me. Decided, fuk it, load up 350. Hit it by 1. So i gained 35lbs on my 1rm. But i feel like i have more in my so maybe this week i'll see if i can squeeze out a bit more. Also hit 225x17. Really wanna try and get it for 20. Feel confident that i will be able to do this.
Weight is a steady 246 in the morning. gym weight is an easy 250.
Going to try and maintain this weight for a few months and then start a slow cut for summer aesthetics.
PCT started today and took my Torem, creatine, and DAA.
Overall i was pretty damn pleased with the cycle. I had a few hiccups here and there but in the end it all worked out. Would recommend to anyone that is old enough and has been training/dieting properly for over 2 years and is seriously considering taking a PH.
wont really update this till near the end of PCT or if any hiccups occur.
10-03-2012, 07:04 PM
10-04-2012, 09:51 AM
PCT day 5
Both of us took 120mg for 2 days then went to 90 for the following 2 days and will continue that for the next week then go 60/30/30. So, today my balls came back and for that I am very grateful! PCT seems very smooth so far. I'm going to begin lifting 4x a week now instead of 5 or 6 while on cycle. Only thing I'm concerned about in the least is my business travel which is closely approaching. I'm going to put the Torem in the checked luggage and don't foresee any issues. Also, I added 40lbs to my 5rm on the bench so not bad... not bad at all.
10-10-2012, 09:20 PM
PCT day 11
Here's the deal... GermanMeso and myself were unsure whether or not we were properly recovering. While in the last post I said that my boys had come back, they kind of "went away" and GermanMeso never felt like his were back either. According to out research torem should get you back up and running soon enough so we thought maybe out torem was bunk so we added in some nolva from another site that we had on hand. let me tell you, the torem tastes like mouthwash but the nolva tastes WICKED bad and is suspended in a weird alcohol suspension. I am now sure that at least one of them is working but anyway, PCT now looks like this:
DAA every evening
Torem 120 first two days then 90 rest of week/60/60/30 (this is what we think might not be legit. We read almost exclusively positive things about this company but upon further research, a few others have not recovered from their torem specifically so who knows.)
I know we can't source SERMs on here but man, I'd be real interested to know what sites others say to avoid and which sites are g2g.
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