What is the science behind the "kick in" concept?

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    What is the science behind the "kick in" concept?


    We all heard about steroids kick in 2 , 4 , 6 weeks.. or so...

    Concenration of steroid in blood plasma? Or what is it?



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    when ppl refer to a compound "kicking in" they usually mean that i took THEM personally THAT long to FEEL the compound actually working
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosnmiveins View Post
    when ppl refer to a compound "kicking in" they usually mean that i took THEM personally THAT long to FEEL the compound actually working
    Nos, i know that..

    Science behind the kicking in is ?

    In other words, what make each compound varys in length of kick in ...
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    yeah i figured ud know, lol.

    im sure sethroberts will chime in here. i could have sworn i read one of his posts on this subject
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosnmiveins View Post
    yeah i figured ud know, lol.

    im sure sethroberts will chime in here. i could have sworn i read one of his posts on this subject
    I did too !! That what bugs me, i can't find it now.
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    its a combination of things, but it has to do with reaching peak active plasma levels. Really for a lot of compounds the "kick in" time is sort of bogus, like halodrol not kicking in till week 4 or 3. Theres no reason behind it, so I think its mostly a placebo effect
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    its a combination of things, but it has to do with reaching peak active plasma levels. Really for a lot of compounds the "kick in" time is sort of bogus, like halodrol not kicking in till week 4 or 3. Theres no reason behind it, so I think its mostly a placebo effect
    It is when the gains become measurable, or out of the ordinary. When this happens, people go "ah **** my hdrol kicked in, yaaaay" lol
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    Haha..

    Is that what you guys came up with? Placebo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by imprezivr6 View Post
    It is when the gains become measurable, or out of the ordinary. When this happens, people go "ah **** my hdrol kicked in, yaaaay" lol
    i agree with this. if someone gains 1/16th of an inch on their arms they wont notice it, but if they gain that in a few increments it becomes noticeable and they think it kicks in. same thing with strength, if their bench goes up from 225-230 they think its the natural increase, but when it gets from 225-275, it kicked in.
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    It is a function of reaching a therapeutic plasma concentration of drug that elicits a measurable effect and should be at least partially dependent on the half-life of the drugs being used -- that is, you should feel dbol before you would feel testosteorne enanthate. There are some other things that go into this -- I actually pin a lot of the "feel" that people get on water retention (not necessarily edema).
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    Quote Originally Posted by imprezivr6 View Post
    It is when the gains become measurable, or out of the ordinary. When this happens, people go "ah **** my hdrol kicked in, yaaaay" lol
    i agree completely. when you think about it, just because theres a steroid in your blood doesnt make you stronger/bigger, its the protein synthesis that the steroid incurs. so it "kicks in" when protein synthesis has built enough muscle for you to actually feel that additional strength, which takes a little time depending on which hormone your using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sethroberts View Post
    It is a function of reaching a therapeutic plasma concentration of drug that elicits a measurable effect and should be at least partially dependent on the half-life of the drugs being used -- that is, you should feel dbol before you would feel testosteorne enanthate. There are some other things that go into this -- I actually pin a lot of the "feel" that people get on water retention (not necessarily edema).
    So steroids with short half lifes "kick in" faster than those who have long half life like test e?
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