BigVrunga''s Homebrew Extravaganza!

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  1. Ah, my last day at the job I couldnt stand I celebrated with one of the best arm workouts Ive had in a long time. I blasted both bi's and tris, ended up nailing about 34 sets in a little less than 90 minutes. Seems a bit extreme, but Its the last 10 days of the cycle and I havent been hitting the weights as hard as I could have. Strength was up quite a bit on all lifts. Went to complete failure on both muscle groups - I could barely lift a 5lb dumbell or do a dip when I left the gym. Awesome!

    This comming week, I start a new job with a steady schedule, so Ive got some great workouts ahead of me.

    BV


  2. Great log

    Thanks for taking the time to post.

    The BP increase is the body fluid increase. You are a big bo so make sure you are drinking at least a gal of water a day and maybe some dandelion root and/or 5 g of Vit C help as a slight diuretic.
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  3. Thanks Crowler. Im drinking water like a madman - I notice I seem to be constantly thirsty...Im probably getting about 1 - 1.5 gallons a day. Vitamin C intake is 1500 - 2000mg's per day. I didnt know that in higher doseages it could act as a diruetic. Thanks for the info!

  4. Didnt get to the gym today. 1-test lethargy seemed to get ahold of me and all I wanted to do was sleep and eat. Ill just hit legs tomorrow, as Ill have more time anyway. And its sweet, because at my new job Ill be sitting down most of the day. AND they have a gym right in the building! (havent seen it yet but I hear its decent)

    Now, instead running my ass of 50+ hours a week (it was murder on leg recovery - I started to develop knee problems - Id have a great leg day and Id be sore for nearly 10 days.)

    Now Ill be chillin in my cubicle with the office fridge filled with protien shakes...

    Almost wish I would have waited until the new year to do this cycle, but gains have been very good anyway. Ive been able to keep the diet relatively consistant, and even though my gym time has been limited, Ive supplemented with the weights I have at home. Plus, If I know Ive only got an hour Ill do an HIT style workout and really crank up the intensity.

    Just didnt have time to really follow the training program I worked on, and I feel kind of guilty about that.

    Weight is holding steady at 243lbs...

    BV

  5. I dont know if its the hormones, the diet,the exhilaration of finally quitting a job I couldnt stand,or just everything combined but I feel freaking fantastic! Went to the gym to hit legs today, and I had a great workout. 3 weeks ago I was struggling with 315lbs on the squat...not because I couldnt do it strength wise, but my right knee was giving me problems. It just seemed like my mind wouldnt let me push it...

    So today Im squatting 355x10 like its nothing. I did 4 sets like that and then loaded the bar with 405. I didnt have a spotter - so I decided to go with 3/4 squats just to see what that kind of weight felt like across my shoulders. Sets of 10 no problem! Leg day this week Ill be doing it for full reps, I know it. That's not a big number for alot of the stronger bros on this board, but its a personal best for me so Im pretty excited.
    And, after that, took 2 plates of and repped out 315x15 like it was 135!

    About 8 sets for squats total. 3 more sets smith machine lunges, and then supersetted leg extensions/leg curls until I couldnt walk

    And my knee feels great. Still hear a soft click when I walk up stairs but that's it.

    Also wanted to mentioned that I dropped the nootropics about a week and a half ago. I just wasnt feeling it (just reduced stress from the Rhodiola - but I wanted to feel pissed off so I stopped using it). Considering how Im going into training at a new job, I decided to try them out again to see if the Piracetam will aid in retaining information.

    This time, I took 2g Piracetam with 500mg Choline Citrate in a glass of OJ. 20minutes later, definate increase in alertness. Moreso than with the Piracetam alone. Nice.

    Oh one more thing - back pumps are GONE. It must have just been the sudden rush of the androgens/weight gain really volumizing my muscles. Maybe the fascia was being stretched to the point of pain?

    BV
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  6. This is the last week of the cycle, and Im nearly 245. Incredible mass gains; it will be interesting to see if they hold up post cycle. Started the oew job today, and its going to be great for PCT - Im going to have to make my food a little more portable, but Ill defiantely have time to get the calories in. Plus Im sure sitting at a desk most of the day will help with recovery, as opposed to running my ass off in a high stress environment that plays top 40 hits from 8 years ago 12 hours a day.

    Took today off - Ill hit some lateral raises and abs before bed, however.

    BV

  7. great job BV

  8. dude it is psycho how close we are in strength/weight,when i go "on" those numbers(bw) are chiming off my scale too.
    great log,

    not to be competitive but i got you beat in the bench, by a little( prolly due to overloading with bands and chains,Wside style, and me just being more of a beast than you.....j/k)
    so you have some work to do. get to it!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. not to be competitive but i got you beat in the bench, by a little( prolly due to overloading with bands and chains,Wside style, and me just being more of a beast than you.....j/k)
    so you have some work to do. get to it!!!!!!!!!!!
    Oooh, so that's the way you wanna be, huh?? J/K man - Ive never actually really pushed to get my bench up, only using MaxOT techniques when I wanted to jump up 10 or 20lbs. Im actually getting more into WestSide style training, and Im going to really focus on my bench press after the first of the year. At my size, I should be pushing at least 350. And I know I have the muscle tissue to do it, its an issue with form and motor control. My kid brother, who is about 20lbs less than me but with an identical build (he's an inch shorter too), has been training with an advanced power lifting crew for months now and is moving impressive amounts of weight. He hit a 340 bench, 450 squat...so I know I have it in me I just need to dig down deep and kick my own ass The guy my brother trains with benches 630! 6 friggin 30!

    I think I might order some of those training DVD's from elite fitness...

    dude it is psycho how close we are in strength/weight,when i go "on" those numbers(bw) are chiming off my scale too.
    great log,
    Thanks man. Good luck with your cycle! Im up 25lbs so far, with one week to go. Heading to the gym to do back tonight, I feel a PR on the deadlift comming on...

    BV



    Ive been lifting by myself for about a year now, I admit Im afraid to go really heavy without someone I trust to spot me.

  10. BV,

    Congrats on your cycle
    It took more for me to kick in, but i'm feeling some results now and i'll keep you guys posted on my progresses.

    cheers
    Syr

  11. Hey again Syr!!

    I could have been feeling the creatine, increase in cals, and all the nutritional supps kicking in - but after Day5 I was definately feeling 'enhanced'. T1 was the same way, though, kicked in really quick.

    It could always be a mental thing, too.

    Good luck with that cycle!

    BV

  12. Bro, the results from your cycle are BEYOND belief to me . That's awesome man.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by BigVrunga
    Hey again Syr!!
    Ah, did i say that I raised my dosages after week1, when i finally felt some gain?
    I'm running 233mg 1-Test, 250mg 4AD and 125mg OHT now. I seem to like this dosage

    I hope everything works out fine, cuz at the end of the cycle I have to stock powders of this stuff if i want to run it again, even as a base.

  14. Yeah I better spend the cash and stock up to...Im definately getting enough 1-test,4AD,and OHT for another run sometime down the road.

    Just got back from hitting back...

    5 sets of chins

    18 - wide grip
    10 - palms in close grip
    6 - wide grip
    8 - palms in close grip
    5 - wide grip

    Bent Rows
    225 x 13
    245 x 10
    255 x 8
    225 x 9 reverse grip
    225 x 7 reverse grip

    Lat Pulls
    4 sets to failure

    Lat Press Down
    4 sets

    Deadlifts -
    225x12
    315x5
    405x5

    And then....
    My personal deadlift record destroyed....
    With an amazing (for me, anyway)

    505x2!!

    Woohoo!!

    It didnt even feel that heavy, I could have done another 10lbs at least, but I had 60 minutes to get the whole workout done and I was beat! I tried to pull it but the gym was closing and I didnt even it get it off the ground...

    Im pretty psyched about the new max, though. Really glad I didnt end the cycle early! :P

    Im going to work really hard to keep these gains. The last time my bro and I did T1, we had a 2 day mini 'crash' after a week off and then our strength just kept on rising for about 3 months afterward. Couldnt really gain any more in the way of mass, though.

    Im wondering how much of this is water and is going to drop the first week of PCT...

    BV

  15. Bro, the results from your cycle are BEYOND belief to me . That's awesome man.
    Thanks! Im kind of amazed myself...I dont know if its the PH's, or the everything working in synergy...Ive been very strict with my diet, but for the past few days I really havent written anything down. After 3 weeks of tracking every gram, I kind of have a feel for when and how much I need to eat. When I started I was a straight 220, and now in the morning Im 245. I gained 20lbs from 4 weeks of BDC T1, so it could just be I react well to the 1-test/4AD combo?

    Im on Creatine too, so factor in a couple lbs of water retention from that. Dessicated Liver will hold a little water too. I think the OHT is doing a real good job mediating the 4AD sides...Ill just have to wait and see when PCT kicks in how much of this weight is solid.

    One thing is for sure - Im a homebrewer from now till the end of time

    BV

  16. S.o.b.
    you beat my best, 500 for a single Like a week ago

    thats alright I'll get you next time.

    hell of a lift, oh and for the record, mine felt heavy.


    keep on truckin.

  17. clear out
    your pm box..

  18. S.o.b.
    you beat my best, 500 for a single Like a week ago

    thats alright I'll get you next time.

    hell of a lift, oh and for the record, mine felt heavy.


    keep on truckin.
    Thanks bro! Dont worry Im sure once you're on that cyp cycle its all over for me. Now...to improve that bench press

    BV

  19. Ugh - only got a few hours of sleep last night. Im trying to get my sleep cycle back on track after working nights for over a year...Im so used to going to bed at 5am and now I have to work every morning. Im SO tired. I fell asleep when I got home from work, but got up and dragged my ass to the gym.

    I intended to hit chest today but I was finished before I even picked up a plate. Just felt like absolute crap. Did some light delts/abs and took off. Going to get some sleep now and do chest tomorrow.

    Still weighing in at 245, by the end of this week I should be hitting 405 on the squat and 315 on the bench press for low reps...we'll see!

    BV

  20. RIP to the great metal god, Dimebag Darrell. As a guitar player myself, I am a big Pantera/Damageplan fan and Dime's playing had a big influence on me. I can't believe his life had to end like that..today is a dark day indeed.

    I'm sure he's already kickin' ass on the other side.

    Peace be with you bro - your music and memory will live on forever.

    BV
    Last edited by BigVrunga; 12-11-2004 at 02:35 AM.

  21. On the scale this morning I weighed in at 249. Im sure Im going to drop at least 10lbs the first week of PCT. I can't believe how much weight Ive gained, though. My brother, who is a week behind me, is up nearly 18lbs. Another friend, who is about 10 days behind me, is up 23lbs. We're all on the exact same PH's/supplements.

    So this has been one crazy cycle! Nearly 30lbs in 4 weeks! I definately do not look like Im carrying 30lbs of lean mass, though (of course). Im definately bigger, but not by any insane amount...If I can finish with a solid 10-15lbs Ill be more than happy.

    BV
    Last edited by BigVrunga; 12-10-2004 at 07:52 PM.

  22. Just back from doing chest, and hit a PR on the bench press...

    135x10
    225x10
    (warmups)
    305x5
    315x4
    340x1

    That's exactly where I wanted to be at cycles end.

    Ive been using a pump head with my transdermal formula, and Ive only got 2 days left and it looks like I have enough in the bottle for nearly another week. I know I put 8Oz in, and I had measured the pump head out at 7 pumps = 4ml. So if that was wrong, then Ive actually been underdosing.

    And if that's the case, then the 1test/4AD/OHT combo is quite synergistic indeed.

    BV

  23. dude that is VERY NICE,
    congrats on the strength increase,
    you officially passed me in the bench. you sucker, Currently by 5lbs. I should be back to where i was soon.

    don't kid yourself man, not many guys have ever benched 340, its a strong number.
    I am almost positive that you have gotten and will keep your 10- 15 lbs in 4 weeks.
    you should stay around 230 and solid if your diet is right and supplements.
    One piece of advice that i didnt do, keep you cal./prot/ ess. fats/intake high during pct, kick up your cardio too. your gains will look better,mine were too smooth

    I kept 8-12lbs on a 1ad 4ad tderm 4 weeker, a year ago.
    that cycle helped me get up to where I am now.195-205 a year ago to 215 -225 now

    man its been a while, 6 months, since I was on. I CANT WAIT!!!

  24. very nice think i will be making a homebrew gel if i ever use a trans again..way to go bv looks like u accomplished ur goals

  25. Thanks for the props guys!

    dude that is VERY NICE,
    congrats on the strength increase,
    you officially passed me in the bench. you sucker, Currently by 5lbs. I should be back to where i was soon.
    Dont worry man, Im sure you'll pass that without a problem soon enough!! Now I just have to keep it! Ive got a good plan for PCT...

    This past 1.5 weeks, Ive actually cut my calories back to around 3500 - 4000. I didnt want to gain any more weight, or put on any more fat than was necessary. When post cycle begins, Ill kick that back up to a very clean 4000 - 4700 calories/day. Im thinking the increase in cals will help to sustain an anabolic environment. My supplementation plan is:

    60mg Nolva week1
    40mg Nolva weeks 2&3
    20mg Nolva week 4

    My last cycle, HPTA came back quick with 6-OXO and Nolva - ran the 6-OXO for 2 weeks (1 bottle), and Nolva @ 20mg/day until the end of the cycle. I think I should see even better results this time, the Nolvadex dose definately needed to be higher that first week...

    7-OXO transdermal @ 200mg/day for the full 4-weeks

    Homebrew FUZU Well, something similar -

    1.7g/day Tribulus extract (45% standardized)
    850mg Avena Sativa 20% extract
    1.7g/day Cordyceps

    Even if the jury is still out in weather Trib products increase natural test, they definately help with libido. I used FUZU during PCT on my last cycle and I loved it - libido was strong throughout (not quite as ridiculous as it was with 4AD, though!) The cordyceps has a lot of great properties, may help boost test levels, and its potent anti-oxidant. Check it out:

    http://content.nhiondemand.com/dse/c...pe=herb&mtyp=1

    Im also going to try supplementing with L-Arginine/L-Lysine @ 2g each 3g/day. After a good discussion in this thread:

    L-Arginine and GH release

    It looks like its been shown to substantially increase GH levels...worth a shot, wont cost more than $30 in bulk and will last for months. In addition, the L-Arginine should help keep the nice pumps going...

    Also 5g of L-Glutamine pre-workout. Ive got a can of it that's been sitting in my cupboard for 2 years so Im going to use it

    Thanks for the tip on the cardio Kelsey - Ill definately be working that in...

    I kept 8-12lbs on a 1ad 4ad tderm 4 weeker, a year ago.
    that cycle helped me get up to where I am now.195-205 a year ago to 215 -225 now

    man its been a while, 6 months, since I was on. I CANT WAIT!!!
    When are you going to start?? I need to know when to go buy that West Side DVD and 50lbs worth of chains

    BV
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