First Cycle - Epistaine
- 02-02-2013, 10:29 PM
First Cycle - Epistaine
I will try to be as thorough as possible so I can give as much accurate information as possible. I will take everyone's input and comments into consideration. Know that I have researched and learned as much as I could before hand. Information on myself, product and useage. I have been researching for 2 months on what PH I was going to do, side effects and proper useage. I had decided on Mechabol for my first cycle by reading reviews and comments. It was kinda scary cause I never met anyone who actually took them. I talked to a guy at my job who was an amateur body builder and he recommended I go talk with his buddy. Long story short the guy pointed me in a direction that he went and I felt more comfortable knowing someone who has used the product I was going to use.
The product is a underground labs epistaine and androsterone.
GL Supplement facts:30mg per serving
1-Androsterone (15mg per serving)
2a-3a-17a-5a-17b (15mg per serving)
Directions for use are 3 servings a day totaling 45mg of each.
Now since I am a beginner and only know the information I have read online (which is a lot) I wouldn't have done this. Since I trust my source and he not only recommended but has done it i feel confident in the decision I have made. I don't think he would want me to get hurt and I feel he has been in the game for 14 years and has done and experienced a lot more then me.
I am running a 4 week cycle. I was told I could run this 8 weeks but since its my first time I wanted to be conservative.
My PCT is short (I already know the negative feedback that will come but this was what I was told by others who have done this same cycle and have been in my shoes, people I trust and have knowledge in this field). I also have Nolva just in case it's needed.
Axiotest - Hormone Support
Supplement Facts: Sodium D Fadogia Tribulus Eurocommunist Longjack DIM Acetyl L DHB Whey Protien will be continued during post cycle. Other supplements on cycle: DS Craze & Milk Thissel
MY CURRENT STATS
Weight: 191lbs (no clothes)
Will give individual body stats soon.
I have around 4 years lifting experience and have been in multiple sports as a teenager through early 20's.
Week 1 is reps in the 12-15 range
Week 2 is reps in 9-11 range
Week 3 is reps in 6-8 range
Week 4 is reps in 3-5 range
Then will start over again after cycle So this is a basic quick overview of my workout schedule without getting into the excierses in detail. Figured I would keep one part of this short.
My diet will consist of eating mostly clean. I eat 4 meals a day and mostly heathy without the details. Diet isn't a concerning factor cause I am trying to bulk so I really am just going to try and eat whenever I get a chance.
I am keeping this log cause I thought it would be good to share my experience with others like me. I will try and be as detailed as possible if there are questions I will try and answer them. I am not a sponsor I don't work for a drug company. I am just a regular 28 year old who works out and wants to gain mass and look like the hulk. This is also my first post and log so it will have flaws like my cycle.
- 02-02-2013, 10:36 PM
Day 1 Started cycle haven't noticed anything special. Balls felt funny and burning sensation in my **** but I think it's me mentally afraid I'm going to lose them. Just newbie nerves. Workout was hard and my arms, chest and back are feeling it. Since I didn't start this on a Monday my workouts today and tomorrow (Sunday) will be different and will start program on Monday. I had my whole post organized better but when I submitted it the whole thing turned into one ****ed up body of writing. Pisses me off cause I spent a lot of time on it. Will keep everything posted. I'm looking forward to day 28 already it's day 1.
- 02-02-2013, 10:49 PM
If you already have the serm why not use it? Better to play it safe. PCT is the most important part of the cycle.
02-03-2013, 12:19 AM
The reason I have it in case gyno becomes a problem. From what I have read is that Nolva and Clomid can cause a lot of sides and come with there own added problems so my thinking was if I didn't need to use them why should I put them in my body?
02-03-2013, 01:05 AM
Only way to know that your pct is working is to get bloods done at regular intervals. With the costs involved it would be cheaper to go with the serm. If sides are an issue, look onto torem. It has a lower hepatoxicity than clomid or nolva.
02-03-2013, 01:07 AM
02-03-2013, 01:13 AM
I know. Still scared of it. Can the ando cause gyno? Also if epi alone doesn't cause it why is everyone so keen on the pct for safety?
02-03-2013, 12:22 PM
Wake up late today at 9:30am and took first dose. I plan on taking today as a rest day so I'm able to start fresh tomorrow and I haven't taken a day off from the gym in the last 4 days so I feel need to stop myself from going today. I will dose again at 1pm and at 5pm. Starting tomorrow my schedule for caps will be 7:30am, 12pm, 4:30pm throughout this cycle. Don't notice any change as of today. I will be doing light cardio this afternoon but nothing major.
I will say yesterday I wanted to go workout again last night but decided against it and I am ready to go today but I know I need to hold back and rest. My body is still sore and I tossed and turned a lot last night.
02-03-2013, 03:23 PM
You should also look into cycle support. Even though epi is light, it still puts your organs through the grinder.
BTW, don't blindly follow anybody's advice. They won't be the one's suffering when **** hits the fan.
02-03-2013, 04:52 PM
Thanks Peter. Will take your advice and buy a organ support at my local nutrition store and add it to the cycle.
02-03-2013, 10:13 PM
Worked out tonight and did legs couldn't just sit at home and my baby momma was pissing me off so I needed to do something. I took DS Craze per workout and got a bad headache when I was at the gym I checked my BP and it was 136 over 81 so it was high for me at my age. Normal is around 120 over 80. I will not be taking per workout supps for the rest of this cycle and will check my BP at the end of the week to see where I'm at.
Leg Workout Today.
Laying Leg Curls
I wasn't feeling well during squats and Deadlifts cause my head was hurting. I pushed through it but it got to the point I turned my music off and rested for about 2 minutes between some sets.
02-04-2013, 09:11 PM
Dosed at 7:30am, 12pm and 4pm.
Felt good waking up this morning. Had a food amount of energy all day and was in a good mood. When I finally finished work I headed to the gym was a little down and tired by this point (didn't get to the gym till 5pm). This is the first time in awhile I haven't drank my ore workout drink and I felt I was very weak. Very upsetting lift day and overall declined my ego quite a bit. I almost feel like I'm getting weaker not stronger.
Incline Dumbbell Press
Cable Crossover (machine)
Triceps Press Down
Overhead Triceps Extension
Incline Dumbbell Flys
I was very disappointed with this worked and though my arms hurt and I went to failure on most the exercises I felt I did a crap job and was upset. I felt weak and sad. Not a good start for day 3 of my program. Tomorrow I am going in the morning to the gym in order to make up for this **** today. It's going to be hard not to take Craze tomorrow morning so I will go ahead and take half a cap and see if raises my BP to much like last time.
Diet was okay today. Don't think it effected my workout. Maybe I'm not getting enough rest and its hurting my progress. Wednesday is rest day so I will take advantage of it. Tomorrow I am hitting back hard.
02-04-2013, 09:18 PM
No change in body composition. Heard people say I won't see a change in body for 2-3 weeks so long as I keep eating and training right. Thought if I keep training like tonight I'm wasting my time I feel like.
02-05-2013, 12:42 PM
Feeling okay. Didn't want to get out of bed and went to sleep early last night.
Dumbbell Rows (single)
Wide grip Pulldown
Seated Cable Rows
Reverse Grip Pulldown
20 leg extensions
Was okay workout. Felt better then last nights workout. Went in sauna for 25 minutes and felt good. BP is good. I didn't take my pre workout drink and I'm going to try to stay off it.
I am off now till Thursday and will do some light cardio tomorrow but that's it.
02-05-2013, 12:45 PM
Day 4 Feeling okay. Didn't want to get out of bed and went to sleep early last night.
Dumbbell Rows (single)
45x15 45x13 45x12 45x12
Wide grip Pulldown
80x12 70x12 70x12 80x12
Seated Cable Rows
80x12 60x12 60x12
Reverse Grip Pulldown
60x12 70x12 70x12
55x13 55x12 55x12 55x12
45x12 45x12 45x12
20 leg extensions
Was okay workout. Felt better then last nights workout. Went in sauna for 25 minutes and felt good. BP is good. I didn't take my pre workout drink and I'm going to try to stay off it. I am off now till Thursday and will do some light cardio tomorrow but that's it.
02-05-2013, 05:16 PM
in on this one, very interested to see your results of epi as I've been seesawing whether to hit that up or just stick to what I have planned. I would advise staying away from crazy ass pre workout drinks and def keep an eye on BP and as Peter hit some excellent points; grab yourself an organ shield or you can take a combo of diff supps that will work just fine. As for the sluggishness and not wanting to get out of bed, that should go away after the first week as long as you keep your carbs up you'll be fine. Most ppl would push for a transdermal of some sort to keep your test up, but I find that could be very subjective as some of them actually convert to esto; I used ruthless and I know I picked up some extra water retention from that.
Also, since you have a serm I would def agree and say use it! Better safe than sorry and torem is prob the best one out there, as mentioned, it is less toxic with less side effects and the source I got it from, tasted pretty damn good. I've heard of and read too many horror stories about reps claiming to take their strong as f*** ph's without SERMS and proper PCT; I think that's both insulting and horrible advice. Plan ahead, be smart, drink tons of water, before during and after. Fish oils, vit c (for stress), St. John's wort (for mood) and if you start getting aches, pick up some joint relief too. Def gonna keep a lookout and best of luck with this bro!
02-05-2013, 08:47 PM
02-06-2013, 11:14 AM
Off from lifting today.
I didn't mention but on day 3 my sex drive was high and I wanted to **** most girls at the gym. Didn't think much of it. Last night though was the first time since last week I had sex with my girl and i was crazy. We had sex 3 times till around 3am and it and it last for while my **** almost seems bigger also (maybe its my ego that's bigger don't know). Just a side note so I think the Epistaine has something to with this. I was honey before but now it seems magnified.
Balls are a little sensitive and my chest hurts today. Didn't notice my chest hurting till I tried shaking a salad together and I had to stop cause it was causing to much pain.
Not much else to report. My muscles feel a little harder and I am seeing some veins on my chest and shoulder area I didn't notice before. I still think its early in the cycle and from what people tell me they don't see results till 10 days to 3 weeks.
Going to do light cardio today and shoulders tomorrow.
Wanted to say thanks Peter01 & SinX for the comments and suggestions. I appreciate the advice guys so thanks for taking the time to write it.
02-06-2013, 02:41 PM
02-06-2013, 02:42 PM
02-06-2013, 11:26 PM
sorry for the double posts, I have no clue why it's doing that and only I check the page out again it does that, my fault.
02-06-2013, 11:37 PM
when PWO fails or I Run out, i listen to EDM to pump myself up!
OBSESSED is a word the LAZY use to describe the DEDICATED.
Beast Mode RECOMP: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/224356-beast-mode recomp.html
02-07-2013, 11:10 AM
Chest pain was sore and had a burning sensation in upper chest area. It did go away (so I think) as of today I am feeling overall good and healthy.
Measured Body Stats (was taken after I woke up in the morning)
Bicep: 14 1/2"
Bicep (flexed): 15 3/4"
Waist: 35 3/4"
Forearm: 12 5/8"
Thigh: 21 1/4"
Calf: 15 1/2"
BF is not known right now but will get it this weekend.
I have only been back lifting for 1 1/2 months from a 1 year layoff so my BF is high and my measurements aren't that good. That's why I am turbo charging (using a ph) in the first place.
SinX I know what you mean by find/feel things not there. I have done it in the past. I will watch out like you said for itchy (hasn't been) and puffiness. Thanks.
02-07-2013, 11:14 AM
I double posted too on day 4 @ SinX
Wtf is EDM and why abbreviations were not texting here @ Russianog
Appreciate all the advice and follow guys. Hope I have good news at the end of this run.
02-07-2013, 12:29 PM
02-07-2013, 01:53 PM
02-07-2013, 11:16 PM
Just got home from gym.
I took one pill at 7:30am and another at 12:30pm then I took my pre workout drink at 7:30pm cause I didn't have my any of the supplements (ph) on me and didn't want to drive home and take them this late.
Dumbbell Shoulder Press
45x12 rest-pause 45x8
Smith Machine Upright Rows
95x12 rest-pause 95x10
Dumbbell Side Lateral Raise
20x12 rest-pause 20x8
Standing Calf Raise
Sauna for 15 minutes.
Felt like an okay workout. Decently Hard pumps and fullness of muscles. Will keep on trucking.
02-08-2013, 10:07 AM
Day 6 (continued)
I didn't write much on Day 6 was really late when I got home and I was tired. No sides as of yet and felt good in the gym, I'm sure the pre workout helped. Won't be using it today though. Will weigh myself today and try to check body fat.
Libido is still high.
Noticed a little lethargy and lost of energy but I haven't slept good in 2 days cause my kids have been getting up in the middle of the night. I think if I get some rest tonight I should be fine tomorrow. Saturday and Sunday are off days. I will be going hard tonight and look forward to some rest.
Also, I am going to upload pictures this weekend I think so a comparison shot can be seen on the completion date of this cycle.
@Peter01 - I know I jumped right in. Figured why wait I knew I'd get good gains this month and next and wanted to increase them to the max. Not sure if it works like that but it sounded logical to me.
02-08-2013, 10:12 AM
Thanks for ideas. I did start listening to some new music yesterday and that helped. I watched a motivational video before and it helped a little also. I agree with finding something that makes you move. Also, checked out EMD I am going to add some to my playlist. Thanks
02-08-2013, 06:10 PM
Heading to gym for Day ****ing 7 of hell training. :-)
Feeling good and ready to rock and roll going to kill it and looking forward to next week when I can add weight and drop my rep range down to 9 sick of this 12-15 rep bull****. Want to life heavy and short but I know to follow schedule so ill stay with the bastard.
Post day 7 tonight after my workout. Thank god it's Friday.
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