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    Starting IGF cycle


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    BF is around 18% - ordered a new caliper
    Training on and off for 7 years
    Have done about 4 PH cycles in past year - no gear
    Diet:
    Training days: P/F/C 325/100/125
    Non training days: 350/100/~0 - carbs will be from vegetables only
    Supps:
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    potassium
    Beta sitosterol
    r-ala and biotin
    7-keto
    guggolbolic extreme
    green tea
    PH\IGF stack:
    1-8 M-dien 4mgs per day broken up into 2 doses
    1-4 and 8-12 IGF at 40mcg per day - going to start at 1x per day and if i get used to poking myself then maybe will go to 2x per day
    8-12 Nolva and milk thistle
    Cardio:
    6x per week I will do a 45 minute session in the AM when I get up on an empty stomach at a moderate walking pace
    Training:
    Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday split from IA - pretty much a push - pull - legs\abs

    I will add 1.5 ml of BA to make dosing easier - will draw up 10 ticks of the igf and fill the rest with BW.

    My protein sources will be from steak, chicken, fish, and eggs.
    Carb sources will be oatmeal, yams, whole wheat pasta and apples.
    Fat will come from the steak, 2% milk, fish oil caps, and flax before bed.

    Have 30G pins and will do it IM in the AM after cardio, then down some whey or egg whites and some oatmeal.

    Goals:

    1. I want my hair to stop falling out and hopefully regrow some of it.
    2. Lower overall BF
    3. Build muscle
    4. Overall health

    I have a bottle of swole - and i am contemplating using it. I also have a tub of glutamine lying around - I guess i will add that to my PW shake.

    Going to start tomorrow when i get my stuff from MR.

    Any comments\suggestions are more than welcome and much appreciated.
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    Use the second cycle of IGF post cycle to maintain gains. I am 5'7 " around 180 to my bf is lower but I will be interested in seeing how this works for you since we are similar in size. Anyway everything else looks solid.
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    Thats what i am doing - first 4 weeks with it and then PCT with it.



    Quote Originally Posted by maggmaster
    Use the second cycle of IGF post cycle to maintain gains. I am 5'7 " around 180 to my bf is lower but I will be interested in seeing how this works for you since we are similar in size. Anyway everything else looks solid.
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    Can you hit glutes too on a 30g 1/2" needle or is it too small?
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    I think it depends on your bf GL and the size of your pins
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    Started this AM - 40mcg in the glute. Nothing to report. Thinking about throwing in triac for the 4 weeks off of the igf(5-8).
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    Nothing real noticible yet except my veins are popping out a bit. This **** does sting after the injection for the whole day. my next bottle i dont think i am going to dilute any and see if it is better. Tommorrow will be the first workout.
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    Vascularity is up more. starting to "feel good" all around. If i do little things like take out the trash or move some equipment around here at work i get a pump that lasts a very long time. starting to get real hungry and i am dieting dammit. have some scaring on my back from a bad acne breakout - they seem to be getting lighter and fading away. Took some xenadrine this AM bc i feel a bit more tired than usual and it has not affected me at all - must get more coffee. i also seem to go to bed earlier - but thid might be bc i have started cardio in the AM and i have never done cardio before.
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    just got home from my WO. nothing special to report. the extrem stretching was a bit easier. went up one or two reps from last WO but this is normal. I dont feel the much of a bigger pump, but in the mirror it looks like i have a huge pump and this pump is lasting longer than usual. appetite is huge but i cant eat too much. am not sore from todays inject in the shoulder - so i am assuming i am getting better at pinning and it is not the BA. feel "good". seems like this stuff negates stimulants in me - took 2 xenadrine(with ephedra) and 6 cups of coffee(i normally have 1-2) and it did not help me feel totally awake.
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    GL, everything looks solid, good plan. I just finished my second bottle of IGF, I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the hair growth/re-growth, but I didn't start noticing that until about day 15.

    As far as injects, I found the PECS to be the easiest and most pain free place to inject, shoulders second. Quads and calves hurt for a few days after, PECS were pain free during inject and after. The burning comes from the extra BA added, but it definitely makes it easier to dose. The other positive sides, overall good feelings, etc., started to show up about day 3-4 for me and kept on going all the way through to day 40 when my second bottle ran out.

    My only concern with your info is all the cardio you plan on doing along with the fat burners/CNS stimulants, the IGF is not a big weight gainer, it will make a dramatic change in how your body looks, your muscles will take on a much fuller, defined look and super hard.

    Good luck Bro, stay the course and stick to your plan!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gobig1
    My only concern with your info is all the cardio you plan on doing along with the fat burners/CNS stimulants, the IGF is not a big weight gainer, it will make a dramatic change in how your body looks, your muscles will take on a much fuller, defined look and super hard.

    Good luck Bro, stay the course and stick to your plan!
    I only take xenadrine when i am tired that day. i dont think the cardio is excessive - i only go at 2.3 mph - just enough to break a sweat. I am going to Disney World June 1st - so i am trying to burn as much fat as possible before then. Thanks for all your feedback

    So far this AM - Still fell "good". I also notice my muscles feel very "full". ordered some TRIAC to run weeks 5-7. Also got some ALCAR.
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    Vacularity is just gettting better and better. My hair feels silky smoothe which is nice too bc it has not been lately. skin feels smoothe. Not bad for 4 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldylight
    I only take xenadrine when i am tired that day. i dont think the cardio is excessive - i only go at 2.3 mph - just enough to break a sweat. I am going to Disney World June 1st - so i am trying to burn as much fat as possible before then. Thanks for all your feedback

    So far this AM - Still fell "good". I also notice my muscles feel very "full". ordered some TRIAC to run weeks 5-7. Also got some ALCAR.

    Do not drop carbs to much with this combo. Triac will increase T3 levels which will inhibit glycogen sythesis and like T3, will make you look flat. Keep carbs moderate as the IGF-1 is an excellent nutrient partioner and will help keep glyocgen sotres at normal levels.

    I would change your ratios and add more carbs and drop more fat. A 40/40/20 split or even 50/40/10 is probably the best combo for both of these substances. IGF-1 will work wonders with carbs while still burning fat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobo
    Do not drop carbs to much with this combo. Triac will increase T3 levels which will inhibit glycogen sythesis and like T3, will make you look flat. Keep carbs moderate as the IGF-1 is an excellent nutrient partioner and will help keep glyocgen sotres at normal levels.

    I would change your ratios and add more carbs and drop more fat. A 40/40/20 split or even 50/40/10 is probably the best combo for both of these substances. IGF-1 will work wonders with carbs while still burning fat.
    i am not taking the triac the same weeks i am taking the IGF. Are you saying i should have carbs every day and not just training days while on the igf and\or the triac?
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    Yes.
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    i am going to switch to the 40\40\20 at 2500 cals and up to 2700 on workout days. see how that works for the next 7 days and adjust as necessary.
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    Sounds good. IGF-1 is made for that combo, just make sure to keep your fats as clean as possible.
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    fats are going to come from 4 main sources - 2 tbsp flax oil at night with a blend protein - fish oil caps during the day(3 with each meal except after WO) - beef(lean cuts like round and loin) - and the occasional 2% milk.
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    Split your flax doses. You don't want to consume to many fats/calories before bed.
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    ok - so one scoop of isomatrix and one tbsp flax 2x per day - once before bed and once when i get home form work ~4:30.
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    today is day 5. more of the same really. looking forward to tonights WO since it will be back\bi's and it is in my bis where i get the crazy pumps when something is working well. For example when i took V12 - i had to stop doing curls bc it hurt so much and became counter productive. i will post back results tonight. I seem to come out of the "fog" i was in - no xenadrine today.
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    Here is what i ate today and the rest of my day mapped out. lemme know if anyone has any suggestions.
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    Day 6

    Muscles feel very full. I am always starving but i am holding back my cravings for more food since I am dieting. Look leaner in the mirror. 2 odd things happened with odd muscles through out the day. Like I had to open a jar of tomato sauce and the ****er wouldn't budge. I was determined so I kept twisting as hard as I could - and when it finally moved - I felt like the delt on the arm I was twisting with - I ripped the muscle - weird feeling - lasted bout 2 minutes. The other one was during lat pulldowns - my tri's got all pumped and were really hurting.
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    small update

    Bumped up another 2 tics on the pin today for 48mcg per dose. My appetite has fallen to the floor - i am just not hungry today and it sucks. started triac today too - must burn fat. went up to 6mg of MDIEN as 4 and 5 were not doing much(i know it is early - but i am not a big responder to PH's so far - 10mg m1t did nothing for me). vascularity is up up up. leaning out slowly. Weight is still the same - but pants are looser. Oh and holy **** - i go into my new 10 pack of slin pins and 2 times in a row now the ****er hurts like a bitch. i will try from another bag and see if it helps. Could also be that i am only pinning my delts - dunno.
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    Sounds like the carbs are helping (and hurting because of the pump). But overall you should have a vey nice body composition change, lose fat, and by some miracle might gain some muscle (doubt it though).
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    BTW- Do not be surprised to lose some of that pump and vascularity when using Triac. High levels of T3 can have a very pronounced flattening effect as it effects glycogen storage in a negtaive way (one of the mechanisms it burns fat).
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldylight
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    Oh and holy **** - i go into my new 10 pack of slin pins and 2 times in a row now the ****er hurts like a bitch. i will try from another bag and see if it helps. Could also be that i am only pinning my delts - dunno.
    I did the same thing, Delts only shots............. then it starting hurting in the Delts so I tried other locations. I found the easiest and LEAST painful shots were in the PECS.
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    Holy **** no - i will never do a shot in the pecs or the bi's - just makes me quiver. At this point i dont care if i gain muscle on this - i just want to preserve while i melt the fat away - that is my goal. yeah - i have read about the flattening effect of T3(triac). It is unfortunate - but when i get off i should look great - just in time for disney =P. I think i am going to try shooting in my tricep tonight.
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    wierd workout tonight - lifts were down about a rep per set - but the flow of the WO seemed easy. also - i did not "feel" that pumped, but when i got home and took off my shirt - i looked freakin huge for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldylight
    Holy **** no - i will never do a shot in the pecs or the bi's - just makes me quiver. I think i am going to try shooting in my tricep tonight.
    Bro, that is exactly what I said......but my shoulders were getting to be like a pin cushion, shots in the calves hurt pretty bad and the pain lasted for a few days from each shot. I was pretty nervous about a pec shot, after doing it pretty much in the middle like a bullseye, no pain, no negatives at all from it. Best location for a shot of IGF IMHO. My experience is that a smaller muscle group (i.e., triceps = more of a painful injection) I'm telling you, PEC IS BEST and the small amount of extra localized growth you get can't be beat!

    Now stop whining and just try it! LOL
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    hahaha - its not the "liquid" that hurts - i was saying i think i somehow got a bag of dull needles - bc the actual push into the muscle has hurt bth times since i opened the new bag - the actual injection of fluid is the same - that wierd warm tingly feeling.
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    why o why - i am lethargic(sp) during the day - but i cant fall asleep for ****. bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldylight
    why o why - i am lethargic(sp) during the day - but i cant fall asleep for ****. bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch.
    lol, same problem here and im about 2 weeks in @ 40mcg ed. im not a real high energy person to begin with either... so ive been dragging ass bigtime
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    You both should know the answer to this before you ever inject. Here's a hint: It has to do with circulating glucose levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobo
    You both should know the answer to this before you ever inject. Here's a hint: It has to do with circulating glucose levels.
    i upped my carbs when i started, and have been monitoring my blood glucose the whole time (im one of those people who eyes glucose and bloodpressure) and things are relatively normal. it may or may not be the igf1, but i do sleep about 10-12 hrs a day now.. all's well that ends well though i've been real pleased with things up to this point
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobo
    You both should know the answer to this before you ever inject. Here's a hint: It has to do with circulating glucose levels.
    I was just bithcing last night i just have trouble getting out of bed in the AM - but once i get some oatmeal and a single cup of coffee - i am usually good for the day - especially witht the green tea. But i cant fall asleep for **** - i am thinking of cutting the green tea out of my last two meals and seeing if that helps. i usually get 7 hours of sleep - i try for 8 - but usually fall asleep where it will only give me 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam wj
    i upped my carbs when i started, and have been monitoring my blood glucose the whole time (im one of those people who eyes glucose and bloodpressure) and things are relatively normal. it may or may not be the igf1, but i do sleep about 10-12 hrs a day now.. all's well that ends well though i've been real pleased with things up to this point
    A glucose meter won't tell you much. Its where the circulting glucose is being used, rather than how much. Thats why I never understood some people running tests with glucose meters then making conclusions. Unless your glucose meter tells us where it is going, its tough to answer. Chances are the IGF-1 is increasing muscle glycogen storage making less available for liver glycogen and energy purposes, hence increased chance of lethargy. The mechanisms are similar to insulin, just much milder.
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    ok, good info bobo - that makes sense i appriciate it.
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    update:
    my hair growing back on my head is amazing. All the sides seem to be gone. Mdien sucks - it took me taking triac and losing muscle and strength to realize after 3 weeks it was doing nothing(ran it up to 6mg per day the last week). I will run M1t and a 4ad\4oht dermal till the end of may. triac really hurts the gains made by igf in my opinion - i look like i lost everything i gained from the triac and the veins went down too - but i have definitely lost fat - i am down 5 pounds. looks like i have 2 or 3 days left in my current bottle. Do you think i should keep running it till the end of the 2nd bottle or take 4 weeks off and start again?
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