Can you still build muscle PCT?

  1. New Member
    Cwaynemash's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  231 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    104
    Rep Power
    89
    Level
    9
    Lv. Percent
    66.28%

    Can you still build muscle PCT?


    Is it possible to still put on muscle while PCT? If so how?

  2. New Member
    dagger1's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  185 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    64
    Rep Power
    94
    Level
    7
    Lv. Percent
    55.25%

    Depends on cycle ran, but normally some if done right. The main part is keeping energy levels and appitite up. Both are normally lost once pct starts. Good preworkout supps help and liquid weight gainers really help with the calorie intake the first few weeks.
  3. Senior Member
    Rhadam's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  196 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    2,829
    Rep Power
    623410
    Level
    47
    Lv. Percent
    96.76%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Cwaynemash View Post
    Is it possible to still put on muscle while PCT? If so how?

    How does anyone build muscle? Eat in a caloric surplus and break down muscle tissue lol. Basic nutrition.
    ~ Serious Nutrition Solutions ~
    Ask me about Reload. Free SNS for your labels
    Rhadam [@] seriousnutritionsolutions.com
    •   
       

  4. New Member
    Cwaynemash's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  231 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    104
    Rep Power
    89
    Level
    9
    Lv. Percent
    66.28%

    Well I figured since you are shutdown your body would hv high cortisol levels. Intense exercise would just raise these levels more & catabolize the muscle. A surplus of calories would just get you fat being that your body isn't in an anabolic state? I hv no plans on not working out just wondering if I should bk of weights & days(go to 4-5 days instead of 6)? Or maybe I'm just overthinking? This is my first PCT so I'm trying to get the workout part right.
  5. Elite Member
    Dr.Stri8ed's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  192 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    6,173
    Rep Power
    156117
    Level
    54
    Lv. Percent
    49.51%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting ProPosting Authority

    Quote Originally Posted by Cwaynemash
    Well I figured since you are shutdown your body would hv high cortisol levels. Intense exercise would just raise these levels more & catabolize the muscle. A surplus of calories would just get you fat being that your body isn't in an anabolic state? I hv no plans on not working out just wondering if I should bk of weights & days(go to 4-5 days instead of 6)? Or maybe I'm just overthinking? This is my first PCT so I'm trying to get the workout part right.
    Take something for cortisol and back off a lil on training, like 4 or 5 days instead of how u train on cycle. Eat at your new maintenance calories or surplus and u should b fine. Surprisingly I've even managed to get leaner and make gains during pct.
  6. Senior Member
    bigdavid's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  250 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    2,274
    Rep Power
    19621
    Level
    34
    Lv. Percent
    98.13%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Stri8ed View Post
    Take something for cortisol and back off a lil on training, like 4 or 5 days instead of how u train on cycle. Eat at your new maintenance calories or surplus and u should b fine. Surprisingly I've even managed to get leaner and make gains during pct.
    Yeah I would say drop intensity the first week or two or drop some volume but still work out then start to increase intensity again. I think the first few weeks of pct you should back off a little and take a cortisol product as well.
  7. Elite Member
    Dr.Stri8ed's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  192 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    6,173
    Rep Power
    156117
    Level
    54
    Lv. Percent
    49.51%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting ProPosting Authority

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdavid

    Yeah I would say drop intensity the first week or two or drop some volume but still work out then start to increase intensity again. I think the first few weeks of pct you should back off a little and take a cortisol product as well.
    Yeah 4real ppl underestimate cortisol bro. Erase never fails for an AI/cortisol inhibitor IMO.
  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. To build muscle is it 1g per kg or 1g per lb?
    By Technics in forum Weight Loss
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-24-2012, 06:25 AM
  2. Newbie looking to build muscle
    By drob24 in forum Supplements
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 06-08-2010, 05:26 AM
  3. build muscle fast
    By lifter888 in forum Supplements
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 01-04-2006, 06:20 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in
Log in