First Cycle - Epistaine

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Anthony82 View Post
    Thanks SinX. How was your gains on SD? Did you continue after you got sick?

    I am hoping this time around I can finished. I hate to leave it like I did.
    Anytime bro and gains were ridiculous with SD, strength was up like whoa and yeah I had to force myself outta bed and into the gym when I introduced SD. I actually lost a lot of weight when I got water poisoned, but I remember for a week I must ate around 8-10 meals a day on top of driving into town and eat everything in set. Hahaha bringing back memories actually, the internet was so sh1tty I think I was on for like 10mins at a time and at times I feel like I write too much, but really, I woulda done the same then, just couldn't.

    Might sound cheesy, but watch some of those inspirational videos, listen to your favorite music to pump ya up and stay active. I know it's gonna suck hardcore at times, but just make sure you up your calories slightly, if you've cut out sugar from your diet recently you can replicate that through fruits and get natural sugar, which will help. And I just read your last post, maybe you just needed a couple of days off after that, it happens; last thing you wanna do is put your body in shock after getting sick and recovering, slowly ease your way back into it and once you're ready to break off the shackles yet again, go all out and crush it.
    Everyday Is a Great Day To Die Hard
    Jesus Christ himself has blessed me with many gifts, one of them is knocking someone the fck out!


  2. This week I am doing reps in the range of 6-8 with drop weight of 20% to 30% after last working set.

    Day 5 - Chest & Triceps

    Bench Press
    135x14
    185x6 (had spotter, helped pushed out last rep)
    145x7
    145x7
    115x8

    Incline Dumbbell Press
    45x9
    55x7
    55x7
    55x6
    45x6

    Standing Cable Cross
    80x9
    80x9
    80x8
    60x8

    Tricep Press
    80x8
    80x8
    80x6
    60x7

    Standing Dumbbell Extension
    45x9
    55x9
    60x9
    45x8

    Skull Crusher
    55x7
    55x6
    55x6

    Standing Calf Raise
    110x20
    135x15
    135x15

    Seated Calf Press
    110x15
    110x15
    110x15

    Sauna 12 Minutes
    Push Ups in Sauna
    15
    12
    9

    So I am a little tired and I cut out my pre-workout drink (craze) today. I noticed a difference but am starting to get a little pump from the andro and epistane. Pushed myself but feel I could give more. Needed a guy to spot me on bench press and felt weak but told my ego that I can't expect to jump up 50 pounds like I want to have to build to it. I look forward to more pumps and better lifts.
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  3. Day 6

    Feeling a bit fatigued. I just got off work and I am feeling very tired and sluggish. I forgot to take a pill this morning so I will miss that dose and take one before the gym tonight. I am going to take a nap and hopefully feel better when I wake up. I hope this isn't a sign to come,

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Anthony82 View Post
    Day 6

    Feeling a bit fatigued. I just got off work and I am feeling very tired and sluggish. I forgot to take a pill this morning so I will miss that dose and take one before the gym tonight. I am going to take a nap and hopefully feel better when I wake up. I hope this isn't a sign to come,
    Yeah I was gonna say not to take a pwo during cycle, but after a couple of days you should be feeling better. Up your carbs a bit and stay active, some days might be a bit tougher than others, but nothing really worth it comes easy. After a beast workout like that, yeah you're def gonna feel mad tired esp without a p/o, see how your body adapts over the next few days and I know this may sound like a joke, but if you constantly feel like ****, slowly ween off caffeine by sipping cola here and there, just go don't crazy with that. Or hit a cup of coffee, half a packet to 1 TOPS of sugar and you'll be alright; of if you can jack brown sugar from restaurants fck it. Get in some potassium/b6-b12 and you'll be feelin better too; maybe st johns wort and take 2x the recommended doses, that kinda helped out in conjunction with some other things.
    Last edited by SinX; 03-20-2013 at 12:02 AM. Reason: long day
    Everyday Is a Great Day To Die Hard
    Jesus Christ himself has blessed me with many gifts, one of them is knocking someone the fck out!

  5. Day 6 - Back & Biceps

    One Arm Dumbbell Row
    55x12
    60x8
    65x9
    65x9
    45x8

    Wide Grip Pulldown
    60x12
    80x9
    90x7
    90x6
    60x7

    Seated Cable Row
    70x10
    80x8
    90x7
    100x6
    60x8

    Reverse Grip Pulldown
    60x9
    110x6
    80x6
    80x6
    60x7

    Barbell Curl
    45x12
    65x10
    65x10
    65x9
    65x9
    45x8

    Preacher Curl
    55x8
    55x8
    55x7

    Ab Workout
    3 Sets:
    35 Sit-ups (using medicine ball)
    15 hanging leg raises
    1 minute planks

    Sauna 10 minutes.

    I was tired before workout and though I tried to get excited I couldn't focus good at the gym tonight. I feel I could have gave more and lifted heavier. Kind of disappointed with workout and weight. During this bulk I am not doing cardio at all and after this 4 weeks I will start running a mile 3 times a week minimum. Stomach is getting a lot of my weight had to move up to 36 in pant size.

    Thanks for comments and suggestions.

  6. subd good luck man

  7. Quote Originally Posted by SinX View Post

    Yeah I was gonna say not to take a pwo during cycle, but after a couple of days you should be feeling better. Up your carbs a bit and stay active, some days might be a bit tougher than others, but nothing really worth it comes easy. After a beast workout like that, yeah you're def gonna feel mad tired esp without a p/o, see how your body adapts over the next few days and I know this may sound like a joke, but if you constantly feel like ****, slowly ween off caffeine by sipping cola here and there, just go don't crazy with that. Or hit a cup of coffee, half a packet to 1 TOPS of sugar and you'll be alright; of if you can jack brown sugar from restaurants fck it. Get in some potassium/b6-b12 and you'll be feelin better too; maybe st johns wort and take 2x the recommended doses, that kinda helped out in conjunction with some other things.
    Saint johns wart? Does it give energy? I did stop the soda intake. Thanks for the encouraging words and suggestions will look into b6 and b12 pills.

  8. One thing I forgot to mention is I really cut down time between sets. I am only waiting a max of 1 minutes between each set and 2 minutes max between different exercises. This is causing me more fatigue and is making my lungs and body work harder.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by fame126 View Post
    subd good luck man
    Welcome fame. Thanks for reading my log and if you got any suggestions or comments please feel free to share.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Anthony82 View Post
    Saint johns wart? Does it give energy? I did stop the soda intake. Thanks for the encouraging words and suggestions will look into b6 and b12 pills.
    It'll help with mood and depending on how well ya feel, psychologically yes it could create energy. I'm all about chi and channeling energy in certain areas, if you start meditation and really focus deep within yourself that'll help a lot too. If you told me before 16, I woulda said get the fck outta here, but around that age I started boxing traditionally and over the years moved onto the next form of martial arts, fighting/defense and the mental/physical aspects I got out of meditation/prayers [you don't have to do that] and yoga helped out in many ways more than one.

    The abrupt intake of soda and your pwo are most likely the culprit (test base or no? do you have an ai just in case?) and depending on how fast your body gets rid of waste; either through sweat/urination or defecation will equal the length of time. However, if you really start feeling bad and you know that's the case, just take baby sips till ya feel better and try not to use it as a crutch. I know caffeine is not a pleasant thing to withdraw of, but just play it smart and you'll be good. I'll also tell you, like the smart idiot I was, I drank a lot of coffee on time and if it wasn't for taking a ish load of supps I knew I was asking for trouble. For example, walking woulda been a great cardio session if I kept at it over an 1, plus walking around a lot for my job up and down countless flights of stairs; when I started to jog/run I literally thought I was gonna die, no exaggeration, I would lose my vision, throat close up a bit and I know it was from lack of oxygen, but still I knew I had to make up for it in the gym and since im hella hard on myself with good form I was lucky I didn't get hurt with the heavy ish I was throwing around or just managing to hit my last rep and drop it on the ground (I hate doing that though).

    No worries bro and even throw in extra vit c, don't go past 3g and when you want to cut back, slowly taper off it, don't cold turkey it. Try eating a bit more too and the problem with resting too much for too long, is that once you get into that routine, it's hard to get away from due to the fact it's easier to lay around than try to work you way up to and break a pr. Those tough days, the ones where you think fck throughout your whole session, where you wanna say well maybe I'll make up for it next time, nah fck that, stick with it and pull it out; learn to love those extra moments of grunting, grinding your teeth, sweating and have that feeling that if I can't get this last one I wasted my time and you'll become a machine.
    Everyday Is a Great Day To Die Hard
    Jesus Christ himself has blessed me with many gifts, one of them is knocking someone the fck out!
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  11. Also be sure to get in 2-3x banana's (if you are already, eat more) or a great source of potassium (pill from, certain yogurts, etc) and magnesium; on top of the 1.5-2 gallons of water, also drink some power/gatorade for electrolytes, definitely want to make sure that's in balance as well.
    Everyday Is a Great Day To Die Hard
    Jesus Christ himself has blessed me with many gifts, one of them is knocking someone the fck out!

  12. Day 7 - Rest

    Today was a rest day and I was extremely tired this morning but feeling good tonight. I went wall climbing for about 30 minutes and felt good. Tomorrow I am hoping to train harder then I have been this week. Nothing else to report as of yet. Eating bananas and took some b12.

  13. Day 8 - shoulders

    Decent workout.

    Day 9 (Friday) - Legs

    Squat
    135x12
    225x8
    275x8
    275x6
    Drop Set - 135x8

    Leg Extensions
    130x8
    130x8
    130x8

    Romain Dead Lift/Regular Dead Lift
    135x8
    225x7
    305x1
    225x6
    Drop Set - 135x7

    Can't Recall what else I did on friday so I will end it there. 305 is my best Dead lift to date I don't think that's bad considering 2 months in the gym from a long layoff.

    Saturday - Rest
    Sunday - Rest
    Monday - Rest

    Was sick with a cold Sunday and Monday and a little today still getting over it. Think epistane weakens my immune system cause this is second time I a, sick on it and I was rarely sick before starting taking it.

    Day 12 (Tuesday) - Chest & Biceps/Back/Triceps

    Incline Dumbbell Press
    45x12
    55x8
    65x8
    75x6
    80x6
    Drop set - 45x6

    Bench Press (weakness)
    145x8
    155x6
    155x6

    Triceps Press down
    120x8
    130x6
    120x6

    Overhead Triceps Extensions
    55x8
    70x6
    70x6
    70x6

    Bent Over Row
    75x6
    75x6
    80x6
    Drop Set - 45x6

    Cable Row
    120x8
    130x6
    130x6
    130x6
    Drop Set - 100x6

    Barbell Curl
    75x11
    95x5
    95x4
    75x8
    75x7
    Drop Set - 45x6

    Preacher Curl
    45x12
    45x9
    45x8

    Called it a day after that cause I was feeling nauseous and just had enough. Felt today was my strongest yet. Weak point is bench press but everything else I felt like I was stronger then other days. Still sick today but pushed myself. No physical changes I can notice as of yet.

    Note: Haven't taken a dose since Sunday cause of cold. Will start back tomorrow morning. Don't think it will effect cycle missing two days. If I get sick again I will discontinue use and have good knowledge of this is what's making me sick.

    Will do abs and calls on Thursday cause I wasn't in the mood to do them today.

  14. Been awhile how's it goin over there bro?
    Everyday Is a Great Day To Die Hard
    Jesus Christ himself has blessed me with many gifts, one of them is knocking someone the fck out!
  

  
 

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