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    Also i just saw you will be running nolva in pct at 20/20/10/10. For some reason, going on memory, i'm used to seeing 40/40/20/20. Any reason you chose to dose lower?

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    Personally, and i could be wrong but I have typically seen and used 20/20/10/10
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    Depends on the substance. 20/20/10/10 is more than adequate for halo. Plus running it that way leaves me enough for a epi stano recomp/cut this summer.
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    Plus from what I've gathered you would be better running clomid or torem rather than taking Nolva up to 40/40/20/20
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    Day 7

    Great day, it's a rest day. Did nothing but played call of duty and watched walking dead. Was anxious all day to get back into the gym so tomorrow I'm gonna go in and kill it. 226.0 today(+3.0)
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    Day 8 223.6(+3.6)

    Chest/Back
    All lifts will be 3x8-10 unless noted otherwise

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    Lat Pulldown
    Incline Press
    Bent Over BB Rows
    Pullovers
    Deadlift 3x10,6,4
    Sit-ups 5x25
    Stationary Bike lvl10 for 20 min
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    Looks like a good workout? are those Chest/Back exercises supersetted together?

    Feeling anything from the stack yet?
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    It's not designed to superset but I was thinking about doing that on thurs. I did notice my recovery is way up. Almost no soreness. I have felt some increased strength and endurance but nothing crazy yet.
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    Day 9

    Yesterday had a good lift, like I mentioned I am noticing some increases in strength and stamina but the only real major difference so far is my recovery speed.

    Shoulders/arms

    All lifts 3x8-10 unless noted otherwise.

    Clean & Press
    Stand BB Curls
    DB Lateral Raises
    DB Incline Curls
    Heavy Upright Rows 3x10,6,4-failure
    Close Grip Press
    Push Presses 3x6,4,2-failure
    Tricep ext
    Wrist Curls
    Rev Wrist Curls
    BB Shrugs 3xto failure
    Back BB Shrugs 3xto failure
    Rev Crunches 5x25

    Stationary Bike 15 min at lvl 10
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    Day 10 227.4(+4.4)

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    Yesterday I noticed my joints were dried out like a mother. Clean&press and lat raises killed my shoulders and elbows. Had to take it easy on my shoulder lifts the rest of the day which really pissed me off. Time to up my joint support and water. I ordered some bulk cissus as well. Hopefully my knees hold up for today's workout.

    Leg/Lower Back Day. All lifts 3x10 unless noted otherwise.
    Squats
    Straight Leg DL
    Weighted Lunges 3x24
    Good Mornings 3x10,6,4
    Leg Curls
    Standing Calf Raise
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt2240 View Post
    Day 10 227.4(+4.4)

    Legs/Lower Back

    Yesterday I noticed my joints were dried out like a mother. Clean&press and lat raises killed my shoulders and elbows. Had to take it easy on my shoulder lifts the rest of the day which really pissed me off. Time to up my joint support and water. I ordered some bulk cissus as well. Hopefully my knees hold up for today's workout.
    up your fish oil that can help a little i personally take upwards of 15-20g a day anyway its easy fat and i can get bulk generic for cheap. but besides that research a little into arthritis and see what they do to manage pain. also i suggest after some heavy bad ass lifting try and match it up with at least a small session of slow lighter weights so your joints get some more use.
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    Thanks for the advice. I ended up just doing light high rep work on my front on rear delts to keep it warm and loose even though I couldn't hit it heavy. I found a great deal on bulk cissus rx so I got a tub of that to go with the fish oil. I also didn't drink as much water as I should have the day before and I think that was a major contributor.
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    i use bulk as well i don't notice a major impact. their are lots of joint supplements. my knowledge on them are bare someone else who has more experience with them could chime in. ultimately i believe it comes down to genetics. i have had bad shoulders since i joined the military weather that is correlated or not is unknown, but shoulder issues is very common from what i understand. the cartilage and ligaments wear down and fade away removing the "lubricant" effect and chipping and creating pain in the joints. if you look at some surgery videos you can see with the naked eye the effect of damage that is done from losing those important parts to your joints
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    Yeah I can definitely blame my shoulder probs on lacrosse and my military service
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    Well my girl told me last night I woke up yelling in my sleep and stuff. I have no recollection of this lol. Anybody have any experience with bad sleep and/or crazy *** dreams while cycling?
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    Day 11

    My shoulders are still torn up from 2 days ago, but now it's only soreness, no more joint pain. I had a great lift yesterday, really torched my legs. Tonight should be a good lift. Still only noticing mild effects. Will wait til next week but if I'm still not feeling it I will consider upping the dosage earlier than I had planned.

    Today will be Chest/Back
    All lifts 5x6-8 unless noted otherwise
    Bench Press
    Pull ups as many sets as needed to do 50
    Incline Press
    Deadlift 3x10,6,4
    Pullovers
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    Day 12

    Yesterday I finally noticed some possible ph related strength gains, but then again I was having an awesome day and it may have just been mental. Shoulder issues have gone away so I will go heavy today and see what happens. I would report weight but it has been fluctuating pretty crazy the past few days. I always weigh in first thing in the am and my day to day differences are like +- 4 lbs. I'm usually pretty consistent when weighing in am. I was 226 one day, 230 the next, then 223 this morning. I dunno what to think of it other than my body is still adjusting because my diet and water intake has been locked in.

    Today's plan for my workout tonight
    Arms/Shoulders
    All lifts are 5x6-8 unless noted otherwise

    BB Clean & Press
    Stand BB Curls
    Superset: DB Lat Raises
    DB Incline Curls
    Heavy Upright Rows 3x10,6,4
    Close Grip Press
    Push Presses 3x6,4,2
    French Press
    BB Shrugs 3xto failure
    Wrist Curl
    Back BB Shrugs 3xto failure
    Rev Wrist Curl
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    what is your macros or a sample of some foods from your diet looking like. also how is your aggression and do you have some taurine ready in case of pumps?
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    Matt, so no sides to report as of yet? Other than the joint issues?
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    Yeah, I mean I have a little acne but nothing alarming. The only bad side so far is just dry @ss joints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aznmonk View Post
    what is your macros or a sample of some foods from your diet looking like. also how is your aggression and do you have some taurine ready in case of pumps?
    300g carb 300g protein >90g fat 3000-3500 cals

    Lunch today was grilled chicken breast, green beans, and a banana.

    I have plenty of taurine on hand. Week 3 was planning on starting taurine daily 2g an hour prior to lifting and spreading out another 2g throughout the day.
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    Just sub'd this, think you have a great thread going Matt. I am planning on running the exact same cycle in the near future so I am interested in how your results. Sounds like its going well though, keep killing it man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MavGoose View Post
    Just sub'd this, think you have a great thread going Matt. I am planning on running the exact same cycle in the near future so I am interested in how your results. Sounds like its going well though, keep killing it man!
    Talk to me goose......lol, glad to have you.
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    Oh and as far as aggression is concerned. I have been feeling like the alpha male. Not so much aggressive behavior but my confidence is through the roof.
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    Day 15 227.4(+4.4)

    Week 3
    Halo 75mgED
    Stano 800mgED

    Had a descent weekend. Got plenty of rest. I didn't lift Saturday due to weather. It snowed a ton and my mustang would never had made it to the gym. Sunday I did experience some crazy lethargy in the afternoon. I napped from 5-8 then went to bed at 9. Today is the first day of week 3 so I upped the stano to 800. I'm excited for the halo to truly kick in this week.

    Today's plan Chest/Back
    All lifts 3x10-12 unless noted otherwise
    Bench Press
    Pull-ups x50
    Incline Press
    Bent-Over Row
    Pullovers
    Deadlift 3x10,6,4
    DB Chest Fly
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    How u dosing your stano? This week on is where it's good
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    I'm dosing it same as halo. Half at 9 am/pm. Stano I'm running 600/600/800/800/1000/1000
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    Day 16 229.0(+6.0)

    I'm thinking I will only go maybe 65% on shoulders today as they are still feeling a little rough but I plan on killing it on arms. I have been slacking on cardio so I will definitely pick that back up this week as well. Overall feeling great with no sides other than some joint issues.

    This afternoon will be Arms/Shoulders
    All lifts will be 3x8-12 unless noted otherwise
    BB Clean & Press
    Standing BB Curls
    DB Lat Raises
    Incline DB Curls
    Heavy Upright Rows 3x10,6,4
    Preacher Curls
    Close-Grip Press
    Push Presses 3x6,4,2
    French Press
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    You may have mentioned already, but how much Fish Oil are you taking daily?
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt2240 View Post
    I'm dosing it same as halo. Half at 9 am/pm. Stano I'm running 600/600/800/800/1000/1000
    For my Halo+Stano cycle I'm considering continuing the stano for 2 weeks after I drop Halo at week 6 and run it at 1000. Something u may want to consider?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfrnwr96 View Post
    You may have mentioned already, but how much Fish Oil are you taking daily?
    3g ED

    Quote Originally Posted by MavGoose View Post

    For my Halo+Stano cycle I'm considering continuing the stano for 2 weeks after I drop Halo at week 6 and run it at 1000. Something u may want to consider?
    I thought about it but I don't have enough to stretch out that long but I was thinking about possibly cranking the dosage up to 1000 earlier so I use up the whole bottle.
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    very good stuff so far, wait another week and a half and you're gonna rip it up!
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    Day 17

    Legs/Lower Back

    Hey guys, gonna post this really quick and get back to work. I just got a promotion at work so my normal schedule is all effed up. I normally work a split have plenty of time to lift on my break. Today, however, I'm not gonna get in to the gym until 2100. Oh well, tomorrow will suck when I'm back up at 5 but ill try to get as much sleep as I can. I would consider taking a rest day but legs really are a weakness of mine.

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    Weighted Lunges 3x20
    Good Mornings 3x10,6,4
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    Seated Calf Raise
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    Would you rather skip a lift and get 8 hrs of sleep or lift and feel ****ty the next day? I'm just curious.
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    I would sleep personally.
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    it all depends, if you can do it without sleep, have an effective workout and then be able to rest properly afterwards, I think you can get away it; I do it a lot off and on cycle. If you're someone that needs their rest for that period of time, then I would sleep and recover. However, it all depends on how you feel just, from personal experience I'd go with it, get in a great and quick workout, eat and rest after that and you should be alright. Plus when that hella's in full effect, even through to PCT, some days will be better than others and since everyone is different, some may agree or not, but 6 hours of sleep on with a decent diet on top of working, playing, staying active is more beneficial, but you may or may not get more energy and feel better overtime.
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    I too would just go for it, get it done, and kill it... then rest up. It would play on my mind the entire time and I wouldn't get a good rest anyway... That said, gotta do what's best for you... Nice work so far...
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    Yeah I'm gonna take gym over sleep. I am experiencing some lethargy when stuff slows down at work, but other than that it hasn't been an issue. Libido has had no issues either at this point. I can also report that so far acne and back/calf pumps have also been nonexistent. Right now I have been only hitting around 2800-3000 cals a day. I am gonna focus on eating more, but still clean. The problem is I'm used to eating very little throughout the day so I have been force feeding myself a small meal/snack every few hours. I didn't weigh in today but I felt huge yesterday. My traps were all swollen and looked like Tom hardy in warrior. They were bulging out of my shirt in the back.
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    Very good stuff and hopefully this won't happen too often where you feel like ish and want to get things done. Glad to hear that those sides haven't affected you and hopefully they won't be a problem in the future; however, there's a solution to everything and we got you covered.

    I used to be the same exact way about eating and as long as you eat a small meal every hour or two, don't think of it as eating for enjoyment, but like an assignment and you'll get on the right track. It's ok to have a cheat meal once in a while too, of course you don't wanna put foods into your body that will be harsh on your kidneys/liver, but you're tryna get big you gotta go out once in a while and good stuff on your results so far, you're really gonna enjoy it comin up.
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    Hey guys, sorry I haven't checked in the past few days. Been busy as hell. Tomorrow starts week 4 and its gonna be fuggin awesome. Halo is gonna be 100 stano 800. Time to blow up.
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    how is the lifting going. any major sides
  

  
 

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