Blasting while on TRT
- 02-18-2013, 02:10 PM
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02-18-2013, 03:12 PM
02-18-2013, 05:44 PM
02-18-2013, 09:37 PM
02-19-2013, 08:33 AM
02-19-2013, 09:16 AM
I don't want to state what you are already suspecting, but not upping your calories is definitely going to hamper your gains. Yeah, you'll make some, but you aren't going to get what you could out of this. Make some high calorie shakes and you can add 2k+ to your normal diet pretty easy. Another trick is to add olive oil to any carb meal.
02-19-2013, 10:21 AM
Once I gain 15-20lbs (hopefully) of extra muscle off this blast, I'll have to continue pigging out to keep it right? Or can I relax a bit on the mega calories when the blast is over?
02-19-2013, 11:02 AM
You can taper to a maintenance level unless anything else changes with your routine to a certain degree. You will lose some weight, but being on TRT gives you the advantage in that you'll be dropping test levels back to high normal and not low normal. So, you aren't going to have to battle that.
Think of it like any sport that requires or recommends that you gain or lose what your body normally wants to. You have to eat and workout to maintain those levels because your body isn't built to normally be like that. If you gain 20lbs of muscle, your body is going to need to fuel that to keep it. It goes hand in hand though. You aren't used to needing all those extra calories because you aren't trying to maintain all that extra muscle and weight right now. Once that starts to happen, your body will start to adapt and want to eat more. That's what happens to so many athletes that just stop working out like they are used to and don't adjust their diets. They get flabby and fat.
As far as olive oil, there is no trick. It is just a great source of nice fats and calories. You need carbs to gain weight and keep energy levels up, but not too much. I love olive oil and would put it on pasta with my choice of sauce, use when boiling water, anywhere that butter was called for, on pizza crust, etc...
02-19-2013, 02:46 PM
Never thought about the olive oil thing. You just add it to the noodles, etc?
I'm going to start eating a thick pb&honey sandwich with a nightly shake and see how that does for a few days. I'll up it from there if need be.
I teach elementary school, so I rarely have time to stop and eat--other than the 20 minutes I get at lunch and a Greek yogurt during reading class.
Thanks for the suggestions.
02-19-2013, 03:27 PM
-lots of PB and honey sandwiches
-get some cheese blocks and slice them up, some low sodium turkey/chicken (Boarshead) and throw it in tupperwear for quick snacking
-chicken breasts in a crock pot with salsa and then you can throw this in with some brown rice/green chiles, etc.., make tacos, mix with eggs..
-mix up a big batch of breakfast burritos and just freeze them or fridge them
-shakes (milk, protein, pb, ovaltine, greek yogurt or milk, protein, greek yogurts, egg whites, lots of fruits) are both great
There are lots of ways to eat in a short amount of time with a little preparation.
02-19-2013, 06:15 PM
02-19-2013, 07:11 PM
02-19-2013, 09:51 PM
02-20-2013, 01:22 AM
02-20-2013, 05:31 AM
I mean, don't get me wrong, I'll still hit it and get it up fine, but my sex drive before the blast was almost out of control
02-20-2013, 05:41 AM
02-20-2013, 05:43 AM
02-20-2013, 09:07 PM
Had good workouts the past two days. Energy was a bit lacking, but work has been wearing me out!
Weight still the same. No "gains" to report in the weight department.
Not feeling well at all today. Think one of these kids at work may have given me some of their germs! Was going to lift today, but I took it off. Hoping to get a good rest tonight and hit legs hard tomorrow.
02-20-2013, 09:09 PM
02-21-2013, 12:10 AM
02-21-2013, 08:03 AM
02-21-2013, 12:22 PM
Still feeling a little ill today. Been eating a ton though, so that's good. Hoping to make it to the gym after work. Not sure if I should rest or train legs...
I've been real flushed and renin the face the past two days. Had a nurse a work check blood pressure...all was well there. Not sure what's up with that.
02-21-2013, 05:48 PM
Decided on going to the gym, even though not a 100 percent, and ended up having one of the best leg workouts I've had in quite sometime.
Amazing how that can sometimes work...feel like I need a nap now though!
Lost another 2 lbs on the scale, but I look and feel bigger...
02-22-2013, 05:53 PM
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