Serving the Iron Legion: Mithras, Epistane, and Trenavar

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  1. Regarding your cycle if you do qualify, you could always do a bridge to a non methyl stack and then bridge back to the good stuff before the second comp. there's plenty of options out there that aren't liver toxic and generally a lot milder, you may even add some #s on to your total by not coming off in between.


  2. 25 Days Out--Pull Complex A and Legs Complex B
    --Power Movements--
    BB Squat: 150x5, 185x5, 225x5, 260x3, 300x3, 335x3, 350x1, 360x1
    BB Deadlift: 315x5, 365x5, 385x1, 410x1, 425x1, 435x1, 455x1, 315x5
    DB Row: 70x10, 80x10, 90x10, 100x10, 100x10, 100x10, 110x10, 110x10, 120x10
    --Volume Accessories--
    Leg Extension, Unilateral: 45x10, 60x10, 90x10, 105x10, 120x10, 105x10, 90x10, 60x10, 45x10
    DB Shrug: 40x10, 50x10, 60x10, 70x10, 80x10, 90x10, 100x10, 110x10, 120x15
    Superset:
    BB Curl: 75x10, 75x10, 75x10, 75x10, 40x10, 40x10, 40x10
    Cable Straight-Arm Pulldown: 110x10, 120x10, 130x10, 140x10, 120x10, 110x10

    So its roughly 11AM or so and I may or may not have already consumed 300g of carbohydrates.
    I will be taking tomorrow off!
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Lukef2000 View Post
    Regarding your cycle if you do qualify, you could always do a bridge to a non methyl stack and then bridge back to the good stuff before the second comp. there's plenty of options out there that aren't liver toxic and generally a lot milder, you may even add some #s on to your total by not coming off in between.
    Its a possibility but without a test base I'm hesitant to stay on for so long. If I were to qualify for the IPL Worlds it would be a 10 week cycle in total and I'd have to take a sizable chunk of time off after PCT before touching anything remotely anabolic.

    I will keep this in mind however, possibly bringing in Dienolone if I were to do such a thing. But as it stands I have to qualify first!

  4. 10wks isn't crazy at all, but it's a long time to be in deep suppression at such a young age - you could never hope to fully recover. Not worth it IMHO. There will be time for longer cycles in your 30s, dig?

  5. 24 Days Out--Press Complex B
    --Power Movement--
    BB Flat: 225x3, 255x3, 265x1, 275x1, 285x1, 290x1, 300x1, 300x1, 305x1 (touch and go)
    --SST Movement--
    BB OHP: 120x8, 135x8, 140x6
    --Accessories--
    DB Flat (alternating static hold/press): 100x5, 100x5, 100x5, 110x3
    DB Laterals: 15x12, 15x12, 15x12
    Cable Tricep Pressdown: 100x12, 110x12, 120x12

    Yes, today was supposed to be an off day. I woke up and knew I could beat Monday's 295 and I did just that.
    Recovery has easily been my favorite part of this entire cycle. Weight gains haven't been anything excessive, and I've put on a bit of fat as well since I graduated. But to go to the gym and set multiple PRs in one week, alone and with proper form, and do alternating static hold/presses with the 110 DB's: I don't have the words to describe that. It's badass and fun. I speculate that those of us who cycle enjoy this aspect of things more than we'd like to admit. Everyone loves size/strength gains, but recovery and endurance take the cake for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyde View Post
    10wks isn't crazy at all, but it's a long time to be in deep suppression at such a young age - you could never hope to fully recover. Not worth it IMHO. There will be time for longer cycles in your 30s, dig?
    The more I consider it, I do not think I will enter the World's even if I qualify. It is so soon after the October meet that any improvement in my performance would be minimal at best: regardless of whether I'm on cycle or in PCT. I'm currently reviewing the records for my federation and weight class and trying to put together some long-term plans regarding what I want to pursue with my strength/physique (the former obviously takes precedence).

  6. Awesome bud simply awesome. Can't say as I've ever broke two Pr in the same week on the same exercise ever.
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by NADDANME View Post
    Awesome bud simply awesome. Can't say as I've ever broke two Pr in the same week on the same exercise ever.
    I'm going to attribute this to Mithras, as Epistane isn't quite known for strength gains until higher doses are used.
    I'm sure part of it has to do with my increased comfort under heavy weight, and the mentality that if I can push X, I have no excuse not to push X+5lbs in 2-3 weeks. Overall I think splitting my bench singles between full competition pause reps and touch-and-go contributes to bolstering my confidence and comfort levels. If I had not hit 300 today, I would have been much more anxious to try 290 paused next week.

    Also, as an AF rep: thoughts on AF Focus for PCT use? Something like that could play a unique role in keeping my head straight for post-meet strength maintenance.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Hyde View Post
    10wks isn't crazy at all, but it's a long time to be in deep suppression at such a young age - you could never hope to fully recover. Not worth it IMHO. There will be time for longer cycles in your 30s, dig?
    Oh, does that mean since I am 31 that I can do a 10 week SD cycle?

    Just kidding..

  9. Quote Originally Posted by SPLocal View Post
    I'm going to attribute this to Mithras, as Epistane isn't quite known for strength gains until higher doses are used.
    I'm sure part of it has to do with my increased comfort under heavy weight, and the mentality that if I can push X, I have no excuse not to push X+5lbs in 2-3 weeks. Overall I think splitting my bench singles between full competition pause reps and touch-and-go contributes to bolstering my confidence and comfort levels. If I had not hit 300 today, I would have been much more anxious to try 290 paused next week.

    Also, as an AF rep: thoughts on AF Focus for PCT use? Something like that could play a unique role in keeping my head straight for post-meet strength maintenance.
    Yea having confidence and believing you can do something can make a big difference.

    As far as using AF Focus during Pct it a vary mild product as far a surpression goes but it would Probly still hamper your return to normal testosterone production. If you decide you want to try it some time shoot me a Pm we have a couple codes available right now
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by drewsicle3210 View Post

    Oh, does that mean since I am 31 that I can do a 10 week SD cycle?

    Just kidding..
    Yeah of course you can, 10 weeks at 50mg is where it's at...... Haha joking
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  11. Since you where curios about Focus thought I'd let you know where doing a logging promo for it.

    Androfactory Focus Logging opportunity!GET ON THIS!
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by NADDANME View Post
    As far as using AF Focus during Pct it a vary mild product as far a surpression goes but it would Probly still hamper your return to normal testosterone production.
    I'd have to agree with Danimal here: Focus is one of our mildest products at AF, & dosed as directed for 4wks solo I'd personally feel safe not even following with a full PCT, perhaps a natty tbooster if anything. But a steroid is a steroid - Focus is an exogenous hormone source in the body, and if you're attempting to reach full homeostasis as fast as possible you need to keep it 100% about natty production.

    Quote Originally Posted by NADDANME View Post
    Since you where curios about Focus thought I'd let you know where doing a logging promo for it.

    Androfactory Focus Logging opportunity!GET ON THIS!
    Everybody loves a free cycle

  13. 23 Days Out: Deadlift Festival
    --Pre-Training Meal--
    x200g Chicken Breast
    x400g Cottage Cheese
    x4 pcs Ezekiel Bread
    x1 packed Belvita breakfast biscuits
    x30g peanuts

    ~1800kcal, 80g fat, 125g carb, 135g prot
    --Power Movement--
    BB Deadlift: 320x3, 370x3, 405x1, 430x1, 460x1, 480x1, 495x1, 500x1, 405x5, 315x10 (no belt for anything)
    --Accessories--
    HS Leg Press, plates per side: 3x5, 4x5, 5x5, 6x5, 6.5x5
    DB Row: 90x10, 100x10, 110x10, 120x10
    Cable Straight-Arm Pulldown: 100x10, 120x10, 130x10, 130x10
    DB Hammer Curl: 20x10, 30x10, 40x10, 30x10, 20x10
    HS Leg Extension, Unilateral: 45x10, 60x10, 70x10, 80x10, 90x10, 105x10, 90x10, 80x10, 70x10
    Cable Upright Row: 100x12, 110x12, 120x12, 110x12, 100x12

    It is done. 500x1. I wanted it and I wanted it this week, as there is no time to waste before the meet.

    Goals for next week:
    290x1 paused bench
    380x1 below-parallel squat
    500x1 repeat on the deadlift or a 505 pull

    I'm having a lot of fun with this run. I will fight tooth and nail to keep my achievements post-cycle.

  14. Well you just best my best dead lift by 135lbs lol continuing to impress
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by NADDANME View Post
    Since you where curios about Focus thought I'd let you know where doing a logging promo for it.

    Androfactory Focus Logging opportunity!GET ON THIS!
    Quote Originally Posted by Hyde View Post
    I'd have to agree with Danimal here: Focus is one of our mildest products at AF, & dosed as directed for 4wks solo I'd personally feel safe not even following with a full PCT, perhaps a natty tbooster if anything. But a steroid is a steroid - Focus is an exogenous hormone source in the body, and if you're attempting to reach full homeostasis as fast as possible you need to keep it 100% about natty production.



    Everybody loves a free cycle
    I saw the logging opportunity and figured I'd get your feedback; product looks interesting and feedback seems positive thus far but I agree--probably best to go full natural during PCT. I will be keeping it in mind for future runs though.

    Also Hyde when did you become an AF rep?

    I like to think I'd be a good forum rep given the amount of time I spend here and on PHF.

  16. You are beasting it brother. Those numbers are incredible. I am sure you will have no problem getting that 505 up. I am dead at 405 (dead), but I don't expect to best that during a cut.

    Keep it up bro!

  17. Although I'm no longer bodybuilding I thought I'd put some pictures up finally.

    Presenting SPLocal, powerlifter:





    (Legs are cold here)

  18. Looking good man, I don't see the fat you keep mentioning- very solid 185 here. Congrats on the pull! With a belt you should pull 520 at the meet. Belts are worth a strong percentage on squat &, a bit less so, on dead.

    AF was/is currently looking for reps for AM. I think they formally wrapped up the search but I know they'd be interested in more good guys that understand hormone interaction within the body & the importance of diet & training to make the hormones work for you. PM me if you think you're seriously interested.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Hyde View Post
    Looking good man, I don't see the fat you keep mentioning- very solid 185 here. Congrats on the pull! With a belt you should pull 520 at the meet. Belts are worth a strong percentage on squat &, a bit less so, on dead.

    AF was/is currently looking for reps for AM. I think they formally wrapped up the search but I know they'd be interested in more good guys that understand hormone interaction within the body & the importance of diet & training to make the hormones work for you. PM me if you think you're seriously interested.
    Thanks for the feedback; I will more than likely go into this meet without a belt/wraps as I haven't used either in my training thus far.
    To date the only gear I've used are my Metal "Silver" wrist wraps (which I love dearly).

    I'm glad they picked you up for the job! You are a strong presence here on the forum so its a win-win for everyone involved I believe. But again I would implore you sir, compete! Ever since I mailed out my registration form/payment each training session has taken on a whole new level of seriousness.

    On an unrelated note, I got my hands on Wendler's Beyond 5/3/1 and will be applying a strength-oriented template to my PCT regiment.

  20. Tomorrow is October 1st, which will put me at 17 days out from the meet.
    After some serious calorie fests (~4k+) over yesterday and today, I have the following to note:
    Pulled 500x1 again and followed it up with squats to 350x1
    Benched 305x1, 310x1, 315x1 (touch-and-go)

    But after last weeks slew of multiple PRs and heavy singles my front delts are feeling particularly battered, and I have some mild discomfort/pain in my right shoulder/pectoral insertion area. Although I normally do band pull-aparts and dislocations before pressing/pulling, I think my body is giving me a sign that its time for a break or so.

    This week will be more or less a deload week. I am considering backing off of the Big 3 completely and focusing on tightening up my diet, stretching/mobility, and foam rolling. If I do train it will be isolation/volume machine/cable work though I have a feeling that my delts need some substantial rest.

    At the moment, I have hit all the numbers I had desired to hit before the meet. What remains now is to gauge my openers (to be taken next week) and what extent I'm willing to gamble on my third attempts (although that is something I will likely decide on the spot).

  21. Good luck sounds like you've got a good plan. I'm big on listening to your body. I take rest weeks and deloads more than most because I'm auto-immune. So I've really learned the importance. If I don't I get hurt or overtained
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by NADDANME View Post
    Good luck sounds like you've got a good plan. I'm big on listening to your body. I take rest weeks and deloads more than most because I'm auto-immune. So I've really learned the importance. If I don't I get hurt or overtained
    ^^^ this. All too often people ignore the telltale signs that they are overdoing it and end up with an injury. Props man.

  23. Awesome accomplishments, & agree with the other gents. You heal & grow out of the gym.

  24. Some brief updates as to how everything is going, unfortunately things have gone rocky as of late:

    1. Shoulder strain is still very tender, I worked up to a 285x1 (with commands) today and that is likely all the bench work I will do for this week.

    2. Tweaked my hip flexor (or groin, I'm not sure) during warmups for some volume squats. I'm not sure what happened exactly but it has been aggravated since and is extended to deadlifts.

    3. High calories over the past few weeks have caught up with me and my lower back fat stores seem to have exploded. Somewhat inconsequential as far as strength is concerned but not pleasing--though this is par the course. I'm currently weighing ~185-186.

    ----

    Any advice as to how to proceed this week would be appreciated. I wanted to simply take my openers but the groin strain is making me very nervous. As it is I had to alter my form somewhat for the presses and could still feel that I was in the "danger zone" so to speak.

    I am considering just bypassing all compound movements this week and doing nothing but mobility, cardio, and volume isolation for smaller muscle groups.

    With the meet 13 days away the pressure is on and I want to be able to perform and perform well. On the flip side I feel like the strains are going to make me lose a lot of prep time.

  25. You can't train if you're injured. Further injuring yourself will not help. Keep it to the stuff you listed til you're ready, train for a few days, & take more time off right before the meet (many guys take the wk off before anyway). Then do what you gotta.

    Excited for the Dianadrol & Protobol presale? 20 bux a whack....

  26. That sale is madness!!!

  27. Quote Originally Posted by Hyde View Post
    You can't train if you're injured. Further injuring yourself will not help. Keep it to the stuff you listed til you're ready, train for a few days, & take more time off right before the meet (many guys take the wk off before anyway). Then do what you gotta.

    Excited for the Dianadrol & Protobol presale? 20 bux a whack....
    I hear you. It figures I would be the one to get all excited and slay PRs when PRs did not yet need to be slain. I have a tendency to go to extremes with things (you should have seen me back in my Grateful Dead/Medical Marijuana days).


    Quote Originally Posted by drewsicle3210 View Post
    That sale is madness!!!
    That sale is insane. I'm looking into the Proto specifically but in all honesty another Triumphalis run is in the future for me. I cannot get over how much I enjoyed that compound.

  28. Ok you two, tell me about this Proto. If you guys are intrigued, there must be something good here. I was all excited about the Dianodrol and Celtibol.

  29. Celtibol is Mag. Mbol, Mechabol, Methyclostebol. P-Mag from CEL was a ph to mag, but Antaues brought the active compound to the market with mechabol. It's been out, people seem to love it, & I'm on day 4 in my log of it right now. Structurally similar to Halo but a better bulker & works faster; halo is the better cutter.

    Proto was a drier compound often run for 6wks, & people often saw 8-15lbs they say. Low on sides, & sort of comparable to halo & mag in results/sides I've read. Don't know much else. Supposed to be easier on the liver for a methyl, the way DMZ is compared to sdrol & phera.

  30. Quote Originally Posted by Hyde View Post
    Celtibol is Mag. Mbol, Mechabol, Methyclostebol. P-Mag from CEL was a ph to mag, but Antaues brought the active compound to the market with mechabol. It's been out, people seem to love it, & I'm on day 4 in my log of it right now. Structurally similar to Halo but a better bulker & works faster; halo is the better cutter.

    Proto was a drier compound often run for 6wks, & people often saw 8-15lbs they say. Low on sides, & sort of comparable to halo & mag in results/sides I've read. Don't know much else. Supposed to be easier on the liver for a methyl, the way DMZ is compared to sdrol & phera.
    You are an anabolic manual. Interesting, this proto. I would like to buy some of each of these.
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