sounds good so far bro, keep em coming.
Workouts have been going good. I've noticed an increase in strength and stamina. Recovery is also very fast.
Weight today was at 225.5lbs. Up 5.5 pounds thus far. Had some bloat the other day, but introduced an RC at .30ml's eod. Seems to have done the trick.
My diet has not been very good. Not so much my diet, but my appetite is somewhat surppressed. I find myself having to force feed myself to get the calories up. However, there have been a few days when my calories suffered (been low).
On Monday, I worked chest and tri's. Had a very good workout. I got home, slammed down a shake, showered, and had to take the wife to a doctors appointment. I began to feel like crap, achy all over. I took a few Ibuprofen and drank a bunch of water, and began to feel much better. I believe the problem was from lactic acid.
Anyways...days 7-9 had some back pumps, but nothing major. Began to feel them at my last set of dead lifts. It has since gone away.
I had a couple of unexpected complements.
First was from my wife. She had been out of town for a couple of weeks. I was laying down and she was sitting on top of me (Keep picturing that one you pervs ). She had her hands on my chest and began commenting on how my chest feels much tighter, harder, fuller. She said "wow, you've been really focusing on your chest, haven't you? I can really tell a difference." That was nice to hear.
Second was at my gym from a retired sports doctor. The doctor was working out next to me and commented on how he could tell that I've been growing. He said he's been watching me for the past year (don't know if that's good or bad ). He said he could tell that I've put on at least 20 pounds of muscle since. I thought, dude, he almost nailed the amount.
I'm almost at the two week mark, so I believe things should be really kicking in this point. Just need to do something about the appetite. Hopefully it kicks in as well.
Last edited by Cuffs; 01-18-2005 at 11:45 PM.
sounds good so far bro, keep em coming.
Oh, I forgot to mention something. My son and I rough house a lot. Well, on Saturday he nailed me on one of my most recent application sites. Hurt like a bitch, but I didn't say anything. Later that day, I was watching football when he nailed me even harder...in the same place. I instantly became pissed, but held myself back, laughed it off, and told him "good one." Once he left the room, I wimpered like a little bitch. I couldn't lift my arm without severe in pain until Monday. Got a nice bruise going as well.
Looking to see where this cycle takes you...and stop whinning!Originally Posted by Cuffs
You may reconsider trying to control the bloating this early. As long as blood pressure and gyno are not issues then this early bloating should be used to your advantage.
I think the doctor "friend" wants to help wash your backside.
Size, I was thinking the same thing. No signs of gyno at this time. Nips are hard most of the time, and...kinda feel good actually. I just don't want to be too bloated. I'll lay off the AI for now, and will only use it on an as needed basis.
Weight today was 224.5lbs. A pound less than the day before. However, this weight is probably more accurate as I had emptied myself big time from all the food I've been trying to cram down my throat hole. Some of my bloat was down as well.
One thing I did forget to mention in my earlier posts. I've been very tired/lethargic on my days off. I slept a good 12 hours two of the days, with a long 6 hour nap on Saturday.
I noticed you said you appetite is supressed. By any chance are you drinking milk/dairy and feeling bloated so you don't feel hungry?
Dairy products are being consumed very lightly. Pretty much only before I go to bed. I may have a shake with non-fat milk, or some non-fat milk with some natty pb. That's about it. When I wake up, I have no appetite. I force myself to eat, and I'm able to down whatever it is I have in front of me. I haven't noticed a bloated feeling that suppresses my appetite. The main bloat I've experienced is my usual, face and torso. It's just food in general isn't appealing, until I begin to eat, or get a craving.Originally Posted by CROWLER
25 pounds of keepable muscle is an unrealistic goal,counting water then it is real, but 25 pounds of LBM is very wishful. I wish you luck but I think you are aiming too high.
Well, I set a high goal, and a low goal. As long as I meet my low goal, I'll be satisfied. The high goal will just be considered icing on the cake. I know 25lbs. will be tough, but that's why I said 25lbs of mass. I'm giving myself approximately 4% of b/f gain, which will be in the area of 8-9 pounds. However, realistically I will probably gain more unwanted b/f. All depends on the diet and PCT. Also, keep in mind, this is my first bulker, and I am a semi-easy gainer. So, with the math, I think 16lbs of LBM is achievable. Unless my appetite doesn't begin to kick in.Originally Posted by lozgod
16lbs is doable. that diet is going to be the determining factor though.
Things have really began to kick in at this point. Increases in strength and endurance are noticeable. I also actually appear to be dropping some b/f. Vascularity is becoming more noticeable as well, especially through my chest, shoulders, and legs. Diet has been okay, although I'm still not getting my target cals. I stopped using my AI and became very bloated. I had to break down and use it the other day. My weight on Saturday was 230.5lbs. After my AI, my weight today was still at 226.5. So, I dropped 4lbs of water weight. I'm using the AI at a low dose and sparingly. Libido is through the roof.
Nothing wrong with usnig the AI if it is needed.
AI = A-dex?Originally Posted by size
Can this stuff be gotten on the web or is it controlled?
AI = aromatase inhibitor and yes a-dex is an example of that (anastrozole) check out ibenutrition.com
Hey man, how is the training coming? It looks like you are having a good time with this cycle, so it is making for a great read. How clean should I say, or how often do you allow yourself a cheat meal? My app right now is like a freight train, should I allow myself one or two bowls of vanilla ice cream everynight??
Weight today was at 229.5lbs. Up 9.5lbs for these first three weeks. Although, I am a bit bloated again today. Like I said before, I'm only using the AI sparingly. I have had no gyno related issues thus far ***knock on wood***.
Yesterday was legs and shoulders. So far my best workout this cycle. Strength was up in every lift, and stamina was great. I was drenched from head to toe. Today was supposed to be cardio and abs, however, I listened to my body and took it off to sleep and recoup.
Appetite is still about the same, but I've been forcing the food down to get my cals. My diet hasn't been the cleanest. I do allow myself the double Whopper or Double-Double from In-n-Out to get my calories up. I have found it is very tough to consume the cals needed for a bulker, while trying to eat clean. Kuddos to those who make it work. I have always found it easier to consume maintenance or cutting calories. I'm going to shift my diet around a bit this week.
Motiv8er...I have always allowed myself at least one good cheat meal per week. During this cycle, I'm allowing myself a bit more. I see no problem having the occasional ice cream, or goodie. Helps keep one sane. There are some non-fat ice creams sweetened with Splenda that are a good treat also.
i also find it VERY hard to consume enough cals during bulking, but try adding a few tablespoons of olive oil throughout the day ... 120 cals per pop and its good fat ... better than a double whopper lol
I don't know why I didn't even consider that. I had been trying to eat avocados for cals and fat, but the oil would be easier. Thanks for the suggestion.Originally Posted by glenihan
i miss double-double'sOriginally Posted by Cuffs