Here are a couple of pics - one before and one after my 5 1/2-week hdrol cycle. Gained about 10 lbs of mass, but think my bf might have gone up about 2 %.
solid results brother!
I'm in week 4 of a hdrol/trenadrol stack. I'm using it as a cutter/strength regain cycle. Coming back from knee reconstruction in november, and hernia repair in may. So 2008 was not kind to my body. I went up to about 21% bf, I'm probably down to 16-17% now and definitely have put some muscle back on. My calories are at maintenance with 1.6g of protein daily per lb of weight.
How was your diet? I am sort of carb cycling. I'm a bigger guy, 5'11 and 222. Started cycle at 218 and a good bit fatter than I am right now. Carbs are about 150g daily 1-3 and 225 on day 4. Repeat.
Obviously cardio is an issue with my knee (and I'll admit desire, haha I'm a lifter...but mostly my knee) But I'm still doing ok.
I was taking in about 3,500 calories /day.
High protein, medium carbs and low fat.
To tell you the truth, I wasn't monitoring the diet 100%, however, I've always been a healthy eater. No desserts, no fast food, very little starchy food and processed carbs.
I kind of instinctively know what my body needs.
The cycle did make me eat more...appetite increased a lot, which makes sense, because you need to feed those muscles!
I do find it hard to gain muscle mass without putting an ounce of bf on.... how do people do that????
I know the ones that are successful at it are VERY intune with their bodies and in most cases have gone through a lot of trial and error. Personally I think as long as the protein is there and (Im a big believer) nutrient timing. Even if carbs are low, long as you are getting them when you need them for growth and recovery. SLEEP too.
lookin good: chest is fuller as are the shoulders. Take some time and get some decent shots so you can compare over time. Do the same poses so you can do side by side comparisons.
You def do look bigger, but BF is not much difference. How can anyone complain lookin like that at 40!?!?!?! I am about 40 so I want to get where you are, I am lean but not quite where you are, plus add 10 lbs.
Congrats on the hardwork!
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Good work. You were in very good shape before your cycle, so anything on top of where you started is icing on the cake
No. What happened is that I screwed up my right shoulder shortly after starting my cycle. Because of that, I couldn't really work my pecs hard at all. So I got a little more bf in the pec area, which sucks. I'm doing more cardio and my shoulder is better - I'm doing 4 sets of 30 pushups each day and will move on to bench press in a week. I'm also taking Lean Xtreme as part of my PCT...I'm actually getting rid of some of the bloatedness too.
The scar is from surgery when I was 18 - varicose veins.
Thanks for the feedback!
anytime man, great tronsformation once again, and who says 40 is over the hill anyways?
Looks like you put on a some good size man! If anything you lost fat not gained! As for the chest fat thing - you cant just put fat on your chest and loose fat every where else. Looks like gyno man...just sayin.
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Your boobs don't get fat from not working them.....fat gains and losses are universal.....you can't do "spot reduction" with fat, so it makes sense you can't "spot gain" with fat.
I'd get up some up close shots and ask for some opinions, then maybe see a doc.
I give a f**K!!
Definitely an improvement in thickness in those muscle bellies. Is pct over? Did you keep the gains? Are you still gaining in pct? Just a few questions if you don't mind!!!
Think training's hard,. try losing!
If you have a true injury that you need to rest, by all means rest it. But if you are ready to work your chest again, try dumbells. They won't force your shoulder into that same position like a barbell does.
OMG, its Ken Shamrock!!!
I'm feeling really good now. Was feeling kinda bloated, lethargic towards the end of the cycle. Now that I'm in PCT and doing more cardio, I'm liking it better.
However, it was nice getting huge pumps and strength at the gym while on hdrol. Both have gone down a little, but still good.
The Lean Xtreme coupled with more cardio and PCT seem to be taking care of the puffiness.