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    Starts today! I'm running H-Drol 50mg/day and Fura 200mg/day for 30 days. Took first dose this morning(25mg H-Drol/50mg Fura).

    Dosages will look like this:
    Morning: 25mg H-drol/50mg Fura
    Pre-WO: 25mg H-drol/100mg Fura
    Pre-Bed: 50mg Fura

    PCT:
    Torem 50mg/night for 30days
    Diesel Test Hardcore 4/day

    Keepin it simple!

    Stats: 6'2", 248lbs, ~15% bf(estimate-I'm pretty defined from my top 4 abs up to my chest, shoulders and I have beastly arms!) I tend to hold fat around my waist.

    Goal: Bench 500(hopefully during PCT) and recomp at the same time. I have no clue what I'll end up weighing, but I'm going to judge based on changes in the mirror because the scale means nothing to me. I have weighed as much as 268 and as little as 214 and for some reason no one can tell the difference unless my shirt is off)

    Training: Westside
    Mon: Upper Max Effort
    Tues: Lower
    Wed: Off/Cardio
    Thurs: Upper Dynamic
    Fri: Lower
    Sat: Off/cardio
    Sun: Off/Cardio
    *I basically do cardio by feel. It's either in the form of Basketball, Plyometrics, Lateral Drills, or Sprints. Some weeks I do 6 days of cardio and some weeks I do none. I listen to my body as I do not want to hinder my lifts.

    **Also I have not done heavy lower body work for about 3 months due to a nagging right quad I bruised some time ago. So I'll be doing lower body by feel also. I'll probably focus one day around Squating and the other Around Deadlifting. This isn't about lower body anyway! Its about Benching!!!

    I'll report back in the morning to let you guys know how my first workout on my first cycle goes!!!

    P.S.-As this is my first log and first cycle, any suggestions and questions are welcome.

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    Monday's Workout


    Floor Press: (with 5 second relax and pause at the bottom)
    45x5
    95x5
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    275x5
    315x5
    365x5*

    *I planned on going up to attempt 405x5 but on the 365 set I felt a pain going down from the left side of my neck down through the left side of my chest into my shoulder. So I stopped there and dropped the weight to 185 and did two sets of 20 on the floor press and got one AMAZING PUMP!!!

    Bent-Over Rows:
    225 3 sets of 12 supersetted with scarecrows 3 sets of 12*

    *I wanted to do 4 or 5 sets, but the pump was insane and couldn't mask it.

    Dumbell Concentration Curls: (slow and controlled)
    20x20
    25x15
    30x10

    Cardio: 1 mile brisk walk

    OVERALL: I was a little worried with the pain I got doing floor presses, but with the pumps I was getting in the other exercises I attributed it to that because I could only feel the pain as I was pushing the weight back up. I was EXTREMELY PUMPED at the end of my workout. I did feel a little nausea which is why I went on the brisk walk. Woke up this morning pissed about a gallon and went and flexed in the mirror......I was VERY DRY! It was unreal! Forgot to weigh in though. Looking forward to weeks to come!
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    Tuesday's Workout


    Cardio: 1 mile brisk walk

    Low Box Squats:

    12 sets of 2 w/ 225lbs in weight and 150lbs jump stretch band tension

    Stiff Legged Deadlifts:
    225lbs 5 sets of 12

    Calf raises:

    225lbs 3 sets of 25

    Abs:
    Crunches/Leg raise supersets 3 sets of 50
    Side bends with green jump stretch band 3 sets of 20 each side

    OVERALL:
    Appetite went ballistic yesterday!!! I was eating everything in sight! I was on my own personal modified version of the anabolic diet. Thats how I got down recently from 268 to 248 over the last 3 months and continued to get stronger. I eat low carbs monday through saturday evening, then on saturday dinner I eat my favorites like Taco Bell, Pizza, etc. Then before bed a weight gainer shake, then a weight gainer shake sunday morning, then sunday afternoon eat out good fashioned like Trips steakhouse, Olive Garden, somewhere nice, then Ice cream, Ice cream, Ice cream the rest of sunday.LOL!

    But anyway yesterday I ate, and ate and ate. I even had McDonalds right before bed! I had two double Cheeseburgers, fries, and a large vanilla milkshake! The crazy thing is that I was even DRYER this morning than yesterday! I was noticeably more Defined. The scale said 252 which is +4lbs, but I attribute that to the massive amount of food eaten yesterday. I think I'm going to splurge again today and since I'm seeing such a great cutting effect, I'm going to try and go the rest of the cycle without carbing up.

    My workout felt great! I think I may began working legs heavy again if Fridays workout goes just as good. Only thing is my knees ache a lil first thing in the morning since starting the cycle which is obviously from the drying out effect. Loving the Cycle so far!
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    Wednesday:
    Nothing really to report for Wednesday as I got caught running errands with my wife yesterday after work. Ran around town til bout 8p.m. Still feeling good overall. Libido is increasing.

    Thursday:
    Feeling lethargic this morning, but libido still high. Had to peel myself out of bed. Late for work. Still running slow. Will workout after work about 5p.m. Today is dynamic bench day.
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    Thursday's Workout




    Dynamic Bench Press:
    9 sets of 3 w/ 135lbs in weight and 150lbs in jump stretch band tension.

    Pull-Ups supersetted with bent over rear delt raises:
    8 pull-ups followed by 12 rear delt raises 4 sets

    Triceps pushdowns w/ Strong Blue Band:
    3 sets-25, 20, 15

    Hammer Curls:
    3 sets of 10-75lbs each db

    Bradford Presses:
    185lbs 3 sets of 16

    OVERALL:
    Strong workout. Didn't really feel the pain in my chest but could tell something was present there. Everything felt good. Good pump overall, killer pump in triceps! Libido still rising. No more lethargy. Back to low carbs for the next 3 1/2 weeks.
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    Friday

    Cardio:
    Went outside and shot jumpers for about 30 minutes

    Deadlifts:
    5x5 315(rediculously easy)

    Calf Raises:
    225x25x3sets

    Abs:
    Crunch/Leg Raise supersets 3 sets 50
    Side Bends w/ Jump Stretch band 3 sets 20 each side

    Overall:
    Didn't really have much drive or intensity today. Libido still extremely high though. Will definately up all the weights and really push next week as this first week gave me a couple good workouts, but nothing really paramount. Muscles are amazingly hard and I am more defined due to loss of some water.


    Saturday:

    Baskteball:
    Went to the gym and caught a few pickup games. got bad lower back pumps in the first game. Fortunately I had my taurine in my gym bag. Took 3 grams and back pumps subsided after about 15-20 minutes and I played two more games.


    Sunday:
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    Monday(Day 10):

    Cardio:
    Jog 1/4 mile
    10 sets of 10 yard starts
    6 sets of 20 yard shuttles
    4 sets of 40 yard dashes

    Incline Bench Press:
    45x5
    95x5
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    275x5
    315x11
    335x7
    165x20 for 2 sets

    Bent-Over Rows w/ Scarecrows Supersets:
    225x12 supersetted with mini jump stretch band around powerrack 3 sets of 12.

    Concentration Curls:
    50lb dumbell- I repped on one arm until I couldn't do anymore, then switched to the other until I couldn't do anymore, then immediately switched back until I couldn't do anymore. Cycle lasted for 4 sets on each arm.

    Overall:
    For some reason I feel strange. I mean I have the strength but I just don't feel like lifting heavy. I don't have the same intensity that I normally have but I'm still good on strength. Like with incline I wanted to max out, but once I got to the 275 set I really didn't feel like pushing even though the weight was light. But I did feel motivated to do some reps. Thats why I repped out the 315 and the 335 then dropped down and to 165 for a couple sets. The PUMP was INCREDIBLE for all lifts!!! I felt so swole after the workout! I'm starting to see a little more seperation between my top abs and my chest and my chest is filling out more on the sides. It seems as though thats becoming more apparent because it looks like I'm drying out in that little spot under your arms betwee your lat and your chest. Shoulders and arms still look like boulders . However I'm mad the fat around my waist hasn't changed!!! Libido has leveled off a little, still up though. Starting to feel the effects of the no carbs too. I'll push through it though. I think I'm going to wait and weigh myself after the cycle is over since this is a recomp so I can weigh my appearance with the overall weight loss or gain.
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    Tuesday(Day 11):

    Dynamic Squats:12 sets of 2 w/ 135lb in weight plus 150lbs in jump stretch band tension

    Stiff Legged Deadlifts:
    275lbs 5 sets of 8

    Calf Raises:
    275lbs 3 sets of 25

    Abs:
    Side bends w/ jump stretch band 5 sets of 20 each side

    Overall:
    Workout was simple. Didn't have time to do cardio. Workout felt good. Weights used were moderate. Still don't feel like pushing the limit(hoping this will change). Libido is the same. But one thing I am noticing now is that my muscles are HARD!!! After the workout it was unreal! Its still with me this morning! Still drying out very nicely. More defined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brolic View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brolic View Post
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    I'll see what I can do by the end of the log. I only have internet access at work currently(issues w/ home p.c.). The only way I can think to post pics is wit my camera phone. I do have one of those download cables with my camera phone. Anybody know how to go about doing that? Input is appreciated.
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    Wednesday(Day 12):

    Cardio:
    Various lateral movement drills


    Thursday(Day 13):
    Flat Bench Press:
    45x10
    135x10
    225x10
    315x8
    405x8 P.R.!!!

    Tricep Pressdowns w/ Strong Jump Stretch Band supersetted with dumbell hammer curls:
    3 sets of 12 each

    Abs:
    Side bends w/ Average Jump Stretch Band
    5 sets 20 each side

    OVERALL:
    Quick workout. Had the day off, but had TONS of yard work to do. Didn't lift until I had cut all the grass(push mower), washed all 3 cars, raked and bagged the leaves, trimmed the hedges, and pruned a few trees. I was exhausted when I was done but I still lifted. I definately did not feel like going heavy but wound up hitting a rep P.R.!!!


    FRIDAY(DAY 14):
    Played basketball for 2 hours

    Rack deadlifts just below knee level:
    225 5 sets of 10

    Calf Raises:
    135 5 sets of 20

    Abs:
    Various exercises in circuit until failure

    OVERALL:
    Feeling a little tired from the previous day. Still low carbs. Feeling flat and weak. Good day, bad evening. I think I need a carb-up.

    Saturday(Day 15):
    OFF-I FEEL GREAT!!! I had breakfast at burger king. A BK Mocha Joe, Two Ham Egg and cheese crossanwiches, and cheesy tots. Then I went back to BK for lunch! Had a double stack, onion rings, another BK Mocha Joe and a vanilla milk shake! Then went to a cookout in the evening and had all you can eat hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, meatballs, and chips!!! I really needed a carb up day!!! Libido has SKYROCKETED!!!

    Sunday(Day 16):
    OFF-Woke up ABSOLUTELY RIPPED! Well not really, but ripped for me! Love handles flattened out considerably, upper abs very visible, side chest still coming in nice, back biceps and triceps are remarkable!!! I am VERY pleased AND i am back to feeling GREAT!!! Had a shake for breakfast, pizza and wings for lunch, leftover pizza for dinner, and a huge glass of milk before bed. Libido is still UNREAL!!!

    Monday(Day 17):
    Woke up this morning with a little bloat. Should subside by the end of the day as I'm back to no carbs. Today is ME upper. Will report back later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purepower10 View Post

    Flat Bench Press:
    405x8 PR!!!
    Holy crap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBinMD View Post
    Holy crap!

    What's page ranking? Why does PR come up as that? I meant Personal Record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purepower10 View Post
    What's page ranking? Why does PR come up as that? I meant Personal Record.
    I figured you meant Personnal Record. I don't have a clue where page ranking came from, maybe it's something the web page inteprets.

    405 x 8, good googly moogly! Any idea what your single max is?
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    Not yet. Several weeks ago I maxed out at 455, but that was some time ago. But thats alot of the purpose of this first cycle is to try and hit the 500 mark. I told myself I wouldn't run my first cycle until I hit 500 naturally, but the temptation became too much to bear.LOL!!! I started reading the results people were getting on their first cycles and I bit the bullet. I'm estimating about a 475 max currently(I hope). It's hard for me to estimate because I had hit 405 4 reps several months ago and thought I could get 455 then and when I tried it, it almost destoyed me!LOL!!! I'll probably try to max again during my 2nd week of PCT because thats about when Flat Bench will come around again. I'll do Military Press for ME today, Close Grip Flat next ME, and I should still be "ON" for the monday and tuesday of the 5th week which will be Floor presses then back to Flat Bench the following Monday. Also I'm not weighing myself until it's over, but I would LOVE to hit 500 raw under 250 in bodyweight!!! Thats what I hope for. You're a big dude!!! What do you bench? Or you just work on Hypertrophy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by purepower10 View Post
    Not yet. Several weeks ago I maxed out at 455, but that was some time ago. But thats alot of the purpose of this first cycle is to try and hit the 500 mark. I told myself I wouldn't run my first cycle until I hit 500 naturally, but the temptation became too much to bear.LOL!!! I started reading the results people were getting on their first cycles and I bit the bullet. I'm estimating about a 475 max currently(I hope). It's hard for me to estimate because I had hit 405 4 reps several months ago and thought I could get 455 then and when I tried it, it almost destoyed me!LOL!!! I'll probably try to max again during my 2nd week of PCT because thats about when Flat Bench will come around again. I'll do Military Press for ME today, Close Grip Flat next ME, and I should still be "ON" for the monday and tuesday of the 5th week which will be Floor presses then back to Flat Bench the following Monday. Also I'm not weighing myself until it's over, but I would LOVE to hit 500 raw under 250 in bodyweight!!! Thats what I hope for. You're a big dude!!! What do you bench? Or you just work on Hypertrophy?
    So you donít flat bench every week? Itís been a while since Iíve been to a gym dedicated to power lifting, but I think thatís what I remember they did, too. But I donít think any of them came close to your bench. Good squatters, though. One dude was the first, or one of the first, to hit a 1000lb squat. I only personally remember 1 other person with your bench, and he bent all the ďOlympicĒ bars where I am now, pretty much in the shape of a U.

    My BMI might be high, but Iím only 5í5Ē, 190lb, never quite got to a 400lb bench. Right now Iím working out with 4 reps at 315, I guess my max is about 350lb. Iíd like to get to a bench thatís twice my bw, whatever that turns out to be. Right now Iím only deadlifting slightly more than youíre bench goal; I got 505x3 yesterday.

    What exactly is ME?
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    Thats an EXCELLENT deadlift if you ask me! Especially for your weight! The most I've ever deadlifted was 545 and that was some time ago also and I still probably had you by 50lbs in bodyweight even tho I am ~6'2". The most I've ever squated ATG was 405. I've gotten folded up a few times with heavier squats tho.LOL!!! 1000lbs is rediculous weight!!! You only need 30lbs to get a double bodyweight bench. That is very attainable. Are you bulking?

    I actually workout at home. I got a power-rack, olympic set w/ about 700 in weights, whole set of jump stretch bands, couple dumbell handles, and an adjustable bench(incline, decline, etc). My olympic bar is all warped up too.

    ME is "Max Effort." On those days I try to work up to a 1-3 rep max depending on how I'm feelin. I switch ME exercises every week. I usually pick 4 or 5 and cycle them for 8-10 weeks as to try and hit each exercise twice before switching up the rotation.

    How did the Phera treat you? I picked up a bottle to put in the stash for later since it came back in stock. Don't know when I'm gonna use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purepower10 View Post
    Thats an EXCELLENT deadlift if you ask me! Especially for your weight! The most I've ever deadlifted was 545 and that was some time ago also and I still probably had you by 50lbs in bodyweight even tho I am ~6'2". The most I've ever squated ATG was 405. I've gotten folded up a few times with heavier squats tho.LOL!!! 1000lbs is rediculous weight!!! You only need 30lbs to get a double bodyweight bench. That is very attainable. Are you bulking?

    I actually workout at home. I got a power-rack, olympic set w/ about 700 in weights, whole set of jump stretch bands, couple dumbell handles, and an adjustable bench(incline, decline, etc). My olympic bar is all warped up too.

    ME is "Max Effort." On those days I try to work up to a 1-3 rep max depending on how I'm feelin. I switch ME exercises every week. I usually pick 4 or 5 and cycle them for 8-10 weeks as to try and hit each exercise twice before switching up the rotation.

    How did the Phera treat you? I picked up a bottle to put in the stash for later since it came back in stock. Don't know when I'm gonna use it.
    Re: deads. Thanks, I actually got to 525x3 last May, clean, but I was about 20 lbs heavier (fatter, mostly). Iím trying to stay (get) leaner, as long as I can keep my strength up. Basically, I go for power on benches, squats, and deads; hypertrophy on everything else.

    Nice home setup, I could never do it, though. I need to be in a gym to stay focused. When you say ME, does that imply that you generally only go to failure on those exercises on those days? ATG, nice; most people I see have ****ty squats.

    I loved my phera cycle. I stacked it with epi Ďcause I heard phera can be wet and I didnít want the back pumps, but basically the focus was the phera. I probably liked it too much. About all I wanted to do was lift and eat for 5 weeks, literally. I made a few mistakes, but all in all it was pretty good. Iíll probably do it again next year. Depending on how your cycle goes, Iíd still recommend something milder before you do phera, but still it might be prudent to stock up on a few bottles, just in case it disappears. The details are in my log, I can point you to the correct posting numbers for any questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBinMD View Post
    Re: deads. Thanks, I actually got to 525x3 last May, clean, but I was about 20 lbs heavier (fatter, mostly). Iím trying to stay (get) leaner, as long as I can keep my strength up. Basically, I go for power on benches, squats, and deads; hypertrophy on everything else.

    Nice home setup, I could never do it, though. I need to be in a gym to stay focused. When you say ME, does that imply that you generally only go to failure on those exercises on those days? ATG, nice; most people I see have ****ty squats.

    I loved my phera cycle. I stacked it with epi Ďcause I heard phera can be wet and I didnít want the back pumps, but basically the focus was the phera. I probably liked it too much. About all I wanted to do was lift and eat for 5 weeks, literally. I made a few mistakes, but all in all it was pretty good. Iíll probably do it again next year. Depending on how your cycle goes, Iíd still recommend something milder before you do phera, but still it might be prudent to stock up on a few bottles, just in case it disappears. The details are in my log, I can point you to the correct posting numbers for any questions.
    Something milder like what? Actually I was thinking about doing a 6 week cut w/ 200mg of Fura a day and just 15mgs of phera a day to help keep my strength. Then later in the year I want to do a full phera cycle for 15/30/30/30 or 30/30/30/30. What you think?
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    Monday(Actually Day 15): Just realized I got my days wrong. OOPS!

    Seated Military PressActually about 80 degrees on the bench w/ bar touching collarbone at the bottom of lift):
    45x5
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    275x5
    315x4 P.R.!!!*
    135 2 sets of 20

    *I have weak shoulders and have really just began incorporating overhead lifts over the last few months. I've read various article about their importance in powerlifting. Some say yay, others say nay.

    Bent-Over Rows:
    135x12-squeezing at the top
    185x12-squeesing at the top
    225x12-partials, didn't fully extend arms on the negative

    Seated-Dumbell Powercleans:
    50lbs each db for 3 sets-12,10,8

    Curl Circuit:
    1. Dumbell Concentration Curl 3 sets 12 each arm alternating each arm w/ no rest
    2. Slow and controlled standing dumbell curls, 4 sec. up, 4 sec. down 12 reps
    3. Mini Jump Stretch band curls performed ballistic fashion until failure

    Overall: This workout was AMAZING!!! You guys were right about it kicking in on the 3rd week!!! Everything in my upper body was hella pumped!!! The P.R. on Military press was beastly!!! I put the bench at 80 degrees so I can touch the top of my collarbone. When the bench is at 90 degrees I can't come down that far. And for you that don't know, those seated-dumbell powercleans really do a number on your traps. Libido still soaring!


    Tuesday(Day 16):
    Low Box Squats:

    12 sets of 2 w/ 185lbs in weight and 150lbs in Jump Stretch Bands*

    *Didn't feel explosive today so I just did regular low box squats instead of Dynamic.

    Good Mornings:
    5 sets of 12 w/ Strong Jump Stretch Band

    Calf Raises:
    275 3 sets of 12

    Abs:
    Crunches supersetted w/ leg raises for 5 sets of 20 each

    Overall:

    Still feeling great. I breezed right through the workout. I think I may try to go heavy on Friday's Lower body workout. I am DEFINATELY loosing bodyfat!!! I noticed more definition in my quads today! I never really pay any attention to my quads(I'm and upper body freak.LOL!), but they were definately more defined!!! Love handles hadn't flattened out anymore, but I really feel alot leaner and harder.


    Wednesday(Day 17):
    Was going to do cardio but it is raining So.................
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    Quote Originally Posted by purepower10 View Post
    315x4 P.R.!!!*

    Something milder like what? Actually I was thinking about doing a 6 week cut w/ 200mg of Fura a day and just 15mgs of phera a day to help keep my strength. Then later in the year I want to do a full phera cycle for 15/30/30/30 or 30/30/30/30. What you think?
    Seated Press: 315x4 P.R. Ė fricking amazing, thatís as much as Iím benching.

    Of whatís available now, Iím not sure what I would recommend based on personal experience, but based on what youíre doing now your doses look ok to me. At your weight you could bump the phera up a little, but judging how youíre responding now, probably isnít necessary.

    Iím not sure if 6 weeks isnít a little long. Listen to your body and end it earlier if necessary.

    Because of the theory of heart related issues, Iím not sure I would want to do phera more than about once a year and based on youíre the success of your current cycle, IMO, it doesnít seem worth the risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBinMD View Post
    Seated Press: 315x4 P.R. Ė fricking amazing, thatís as much as Iím benching.

    Of whatís available now, Iím not sure what I would recommend based on personal experience, but based on what youíre doing now your doses look ok to me. At your weight you could bump the phera up a little, but judging how youíre responding now, probably isnít necessary.

    Iím not sure if 6 weeks isnít a little long. Listen to your body and end it earlier if necessary.

    Because of the theory of heart related issues, Iím not sure I would want to do phera more than about once a year and based on youíre the success of your current cycle, IMO, it doesnít seem worth the risk.
    Thanks for the insight. That makes alot of sense. You're probably right. Plus I read about the heart issues of Phera too. Maybe I'll hold off on it for a while until I hit a serious plateau. I mean since I purchased the set of jump stretch bands last year I haven't really plateaued since. Maybe I'll do another H-Drol and Fura cycle and bump up the dosages on the H-Drol to 75mg/day for 4 weeks. Have you had any experience with Propadrol or Trenadrol? I hear alot of talk about them. They seem a little vague if you ask me, but people rave over the strength gains from them and you know I'm all about strength gains!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by purepower10 View Post
    Thanks for the insight. That makes alot of sense. You're probably right. Plus I read about the heart issues of Phera too. Maybe I'll hold off on it for a while until I hit a serious plateau. I mean since I purchased the set of jump stretch bands last year I haven't really plateaued since. Maybe I'll do another H-Drol and Fura cycle and bump up the dosages on the H-Drol to 75mg/day for 4 weeks. Have you had any experience with Propadrol or Trenadrol? I hear alot of talk about them. They seem a little vague if you ask me, but people rave over the strength gains from them and you know I'm all about strength gains!!!

    I've done neither but I'm thinking about doing a Propadrol cycle this summer. I hear it stacks well with hdrol (which I've done before). Actually, I heard (don't remember where, somewhere on AM) that it's best stacked, so I might do a prop/hdrol stack. I don't remember seeing any propadrol logs but I need to try searching again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBinMD View Post
    I've done neither but I'm thinking about doing a Propadrol cycle this summer. I hear it stacks well with hdrol (which I've done before). Actually, I heard (don't remember where, somewhere on AM) that it's best stacked, so I might do a prop/hdrol stack. I don't remember seeing any propadrol logs but I need to try searching again.
    I've been researching and Fura gets alot of good reviews for a cutter. And I can honestly vouch for that. I think the muscle hardness and leaness can be attributed to the Fura and probably the strenght to the H-drol, but whos to say since I'm stacking them. Thats just my opinion.

    Now I'm thinking of running Fura for 6 weeks for my cut. Maybe 200mg for the first 2 weeks and bump it to 300 for the last 4 and just run it solo. I see guys who weigh 200-250 using 250mgs per day, but since I've been running it at 200 for a first cycle w/ H-drol, I don't think adding 50mgs to my morning dose and night dose will be that intolerable. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. I'm really enjoying my first run with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purepower10 View Post
    I've been researching and Fura gets alot of good reviews for a cutter. And I can honestly vouch for that. I think the muscle hardness and leaness can be attributed to the Fura and probably the strenght to the H-drol, but whos to say since I'm stacking them. Thats just my opinion.

    Now I'm thinking of running Fura for 6 weeks for my cut. Maybe 200mg for the first 2 weeks and bump it to 300 for the last 4 and just run it solo. I see guys who weigh 200-250 using 250mgs per day, but since I've been running it at 200 for a first cycle w/ H-drol, I don't think adding 50mgs to my morning dose and night dose will be that intolerable. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. I'm really enjoying my first run with it.
    From what Iíve read, youíre probably right about the Fura and hdrol effects. Itís probably good youíre not going to stretch the hrdol out any further, youíre too frickiní strong as it is. The wear and tear on your equipment is gonna get costly.

    Glad youíre enjoying it. The major problem I have with bumping up the doses is insomnia, but Iím a pretty light sleeper, but Iíve seen it happen often in the logs, too. As far as stretching it out, just pay attention to your body and make sure youíre not all overtrained and/or suppressed when you end it. IMO, itís better to go into PCT feeling good rather than ****ty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBinMD View Post
    From what Iíve read, youíre probably right about the Fura and hdrol effects. Itís probably good youíre not going to stretch the hrdol out any further, youíre too frickiní strong as it is. The wear and tear on your equipment is gonna get costly.

    Glad youíre enjoying it. The major problem I have with bumping up the doses is insomnia, but Iím a pretty light sleeper, but Iíve seen it happen often in the logs, too. As far as stretching it out, just pay attention to your body and make sure youíre not all overtrained and/or suppressed when you end it. IMO, itís better to go into PCT feeling good rather than ****ty.
    I agree. I think I'd rather start PCT feeling good than ****ty. Got a week and two days to go before weigh in!!!
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    Thursday(Day18):
    Flat Bench Press
    45 2 sets of 12
    135x12
    225x12
    315x8
    405x7 (-1 rep from previous week)

    Pull-ups
    4 sets of 7, 1 set of 6

    Triceps Extensions w/ Strong Jump Stretch Band
    30(P.R.),25,20

    Hammer Curls
    3 sets 20 each arm w/ 50lb dumbells

    Overall: I still feel pretty good. Bench presses felt EXTREMELY heavy though. Probably because I did them two weeks in a row on DE day. Everything else was fairly easy. Got an incredible pump!!! Libido seems to only be slightly elevated now.


    Friday(Day 19):
    Power Cleans and Press
    7 sets 3-135,185,225 5 sets

    Step-ups
    4 sets 8

    Good Mornings
    5 sets 12

    Abs
    100 crunches
    50 leg raises

    Overall: Felt like switching it up a little. I was watching a worlds strongest man episode with the log and decided to do some clean and presses. These were fast and strong. I didn't push the limit, just wanted them to be explosive and they were. Overall great workout/feeling of well being. Libido same.

    Saturday: OFF, Carbs, Carbs, and more carbs

    Sunday: OFF, Carbs, Carbs, and more carbs

    *I thought I would be able to stay away from carbs during this log, but I have failed. Diet has turned back into low carb mon-fri and carbs on weekends. Its extremely hard to stay away from carbs on the weekend as my wife and I are out alot or out of town.
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    Monday(Day 22):

    Close Grip Bench Press(First fingers on smooth part of bar):
    45x5
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    275x5
    315x5
    365x3
    385x1
    405x1
    425x1
    435x1="P" 2 da mutha freakin "R"!!!!!!!!
    225 2 sets of 20

    Bent-Over Rows
    225 2 sets of 12
    135 2 sets of 12

    Rear Delt Laterals
    4 sets of 12

    Curl superset
    20 reps of mini-band curls immediately followed by 10 reps of dumbell concentration curls on each arm for 5 total sets w/ 50lb dumbell

    Overall: I AM FEELING GREAT!!! MY TRICEPS WERE FIRING SO HARD!!! MY BAR SPEED WAS INCREDIBLE!!! It was like I was unracking the weight and instantly locking it out. It was like I never saw the negative portion of the lift. I can't wait til next monday for the Floor Press! Then I'll be maxing out going for that 500 monday after next!!! Bent-Over rows didn't go well at all. My upper back and lower back began to cramp up pretty bad. I've only had the talked about dreaded back pumps a couple times in all during this cycle, but it was acting today. The pump from curls was freakin rediculous as usual, and it seems as though my arms are really growing due to all the hypertrophy work I've been doing on them lately. My wife even comented on them. Libido is up again today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by purepower10 View Post
    Monday(Day 22):

    Close Grip Bench Press(First fingers on smooth part of bar):
    I like this level of detail.

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    Monday(Day 22):

    435x1="P" 2 da mutha freakin "R"!!!!!!!!
    Youíre gonna explode
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBinMD View Post
    I like this level of detail.


    Youíre gonna explode
    I'm feeling real strong right now. It's really starting to kick in!!!

    O/T-Have you seen the advertisements about 3-AD? They say its unmethylated Phera and 11-oxo along with some other goodies. What do you think about this product?
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    Quote Originally Posted by purepower10 View Post
    I'm feeling real strong right now. It's really starting to kick in!!!

    O/T-Have you seen the advertisements about 3-AD? They say its unmethylated Phera and 11-oxo along with some other goodies. What do you think about this product?

    I've just started following the logs, I was waiting for the preliminaries to be over. I didn't realize they were unmethylated, I guess I'm going to have to pay a little closer attention. I really don't need to increase my stash, but if it's anything like phera I might have to make an exception.

    I'm afraid however, if you took anything like phera, there wouldn't be enough weights left in the world for the rest of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBinMD View Post
    I've just started following the logs, I was waiting for the preliminaries to be over. I didn't realize they were unmethylated, I guess I'm going to have to pay a little closer attention. I really don't need to increase my stash, but if it's anything like phera I might have to make an exception.

    I'm afraid however, if you took anything like phera, there wouldn't be enough weights left in the world for the rest of us.
    LOL!!! Thanks! I really hope I hit 500. To tell you the truth, I really want the 5 plates for the visual effect.LOL!!! When you see the 5 plates, the 2.5s don't really make a difference when it comes to the visual.LOL!!!

    P-Plex is the only thing hormonal I have in the stash right now. I may add a couple bottles of this for later, but I want to see what Patrick Arnolds new invention is first. What do you have in the stash?
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    Tuesday(Day 23):

    Low Box Squats w/ Strong Bands:
    Worked up to 225lbs on bar + ~200lbs band tension
    3 working sets of 3

    Rack Deadlifts:
    315 5 sets of 6

    Calf Raises:
    315 3 sets of 20

    Ab Circuit
    Until Failure(3 circuits)

    Overall: Workout felt pretty darn good! I didn't know I was going to be able to work up to 225 in weight with the blue bands. Especially considering the box I was using was several inches below parallel. I haven't really used the strong(blue) bands that much with my actual lifts, but I think I'm going to start. I've been mostly using the average(green) bands. Rack deadlifts felt great! I didn't push the limit but kept it moderate with quality reps. The calf raises were a little unorthodoxed.LOL! I think I used a little to much weight. My knees started to get into it a little. I was kinda bouncing with the weight on my back.LOL! Calfs were pumped though! Libido still good!


    Wednesday(Day 24):
    1 mile brisk walk
    Basketball in the backyard (just shot around)
    -Today I felt irritated all day today. Then a lil depressed in the evening. No libido at all. Weird. This maybe the first sign of a side effect! If it is, fortunately it'll all be over Tuesday.

    Thursday(Day 25):
    Woke up this morning and libido was high again. weird. will report back later.
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    hi mate im considering this for my next cycle , im on jw at te moment. have you enjoyed it so far? what is your weight like now you up or down? and im guessing you dropeed bf? ceers warren
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    Quote Originally Posted by warren View Post
    hi mate im considering this for my next cycle , im on jw at te moment. have you enjoyed it so far? what is your weight like now you up or down? and im guessing you dropeed bf? ceers warren

    I have GREATLY enjoyed this cycle!!! I've felt great all the way through! I had a bad day yesterday, but I'm great today so I can't attribute my bad day to the cycle. I would definately recommend this to others. I'm going to weigh in tommorrow. I started at 248, so I'll post the results Monday since I don't work tommorrow. I have definately gained some muscle and lost fat though!!! My arms and chest are more defined and full. My love handles have flattened out pretty well. Upper abs visible(top 4). Biceps and Triceps have swollen up pretty good. I'm definately pleased!
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    Thursday(Day 25):
    Dynamic Bench
    8 sets of 3, 185lbs in weight 150lbs of band tension

    Pull-ups
    3 sets to failure

    Rear Delt Laterals
    4 sets 12

    Dumbell Military Press (Seated)
    4 sets 12

    Curls
    None

    Overall: Just an average basic workout. Trying not to overdue it on assistance work and start focusing on maxing out. Libido good!


    Friday(Day 26):

    ***WEIGHT IS 254!!! +6LBS***-I've lost a good bit of fat along with this weight gain so the net is probably more, but I don't know how to determine exactly. Not bad for a first cycle w/ a calorie defecit during the week if I say so myself.

    Basketball, Basketball, and more Basketball
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    Saturday(Day 27):
    Just noticed I'm 3 short on my H-Drol!!! A 60 cap bottle should last 30 days at 2 caps a day!!! I've only got 57 caps as the bottle will only last me to day 29's first dose!!! And whats even weirder is that when I checked by Fura bottle to make sure it wasn't short, I got 2 EXTRA caps in it!!! WTF?!!!

    Deadlifts
    10 sets 3 w/ 315

    Calf Raises
    3 sets 25

    Ab Circuit

    Overall: Saturday is normally an off day for me when it comes to the weights, but since I missed Friday due to excessive cardio I wanted to make it up with a moderate workout.


    Sunday(Day 28):
    OFF

    Monday(Day 29):
    Today is ME Floor Press!!!
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    Monday(Day 29):

    Cardio
    bike for 20 mins

    Floor Press w/ 4 second pause at the bottom:
    45 2 sets of 5
    95x5
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    275x5
    315x5
    365x5
    385x2
    405x1
    415x1
    225 2 sets of 20

    Bent-Over Rows:
    155 4 sets of 12

    Bent-Over Rear Delts:
    4 sets 12

    Hammer Curls:
    2 sets 10

    Overall:Rode the bike for 20 minutes before workout at a very mild pace to try and get going. Didn't really feel like working out. Not sure if the 415 on the floor press is a PR for a couple reasons. One, the last time I did floor press was the first workout of this cycle and I had to stop due to some complications. And two, I wish I had dropped own to sets of 3 when I hit 225 and then dropped to singles at 365. I think I was burning my strength on too many reps. Bent-Over rows were a catastrophy once more due to back pumps and cramping(I honestly just forgot to take my tauring before workout, I meant to.). Curls felt a little weak. Didn't really feel like moving the weight. Since I had no more H-Drol I didn't have my dose an hour before w/o, only Fura. Tommorrow will only be 3 doses of Fura, but 100mg per dose since I had 2 extra pills.


    Tuesday(Day 30):
    Rode bike 20 minutes this morning. Took 100mgs of Fura. Will report back later. Todays workout is DE lower. PCT start tommorrow.
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    Tuesday(Day 30):

    Warm-up:
    Went outside and shot some jumpers and free-throws for 15-20mins

    ATG Squats:
    bwx5
    45x5
    95x5
    135x5
    185x5
    225x3
    275x3
    315x1
    335 3 sets of 3

    Dimel Deadlifts:
    185 2 sets of 20

    Calf Raises:
    225 3 sets of 25

    Abs:
    Weighted situps 3 sets of 10

    Overall: Lower body workout felt great today! Decided against DE. Like I said, the most I've ever ATG squated was 405 and I haven't really pushed lower body for some time now. So I was really content with the workout. Didn't even have any H-Drol to take today, only Fura. I took 300mgs of Fura divided into 3 doses. PCT starts tommorrow.

    Wednesday(PCT Day 1):
    Took 50mg of Torem this morning and will take 50mg tonight and stay at 50mg at night until the bottle is gone which should be about 30days. I don't think I'm going to start the Diesel Test just yet. Since this is my first time I want to see the effects of the SERM solo. Really the only thing I'm worried about keeping is my strength. I'm going to max out on Flat Bench Monday!!! I think I'm going to run some sprints today.
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    Wednesday(PCT Day 2):
    Not much to report. Rain hit so I couldn't go outside and sprint. Rode bike 40 minutes. No libido. Felt real sluggish.

    Thursday(PCT Day 3):
    Rode bike 20 minutes in A.M. Feeling better. Average libido. Ran sprints in the P.M. after work. Going to move my DE day to Friday. I feel like I need an extra day of rest from Mondays workout.

    Friday(PCT Day 4):
    Rode bike 20 minutes this A.M. DE day will be today. MAX out will be Monday. Feeling alot better this morning. Libido is still average but present.
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