I am currently starting the third week of an Epi cycle @ 40mg/day. On day 14 I started getting debilitating back pumps that almost shut my work out down. They were to the point that I actually had to sit down between sets just to finish my work out. I have ordered some taurine powder from NP but in the meantime I am taking taurine tablets I got local but it does little to phase them. My question is should I drop my creatine usage while on cycle? I am currently taking creatine mono with my pre-work out shakes and I wonder if it could be causing the pumps to intensify. My water intake is through the roof so I dont think that is the culprit. About an hour after I work out the pumps are gone and everything is fine. Anyone got any suggestions?
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I don't think less than 4g of taurine is going to help, so make sure your dosage is right. And what is "through the roof" with water intake? In my opinion, a person needs 2 gallons or so of water while on cycle. And that's pure water, not counting water used in protein shakes.
I started with the taurine at 3g and bumped it up a gram each day. Today I was at 5g and it did not even phase it.
My water intake is close to 2 gallons a day. I almost go through a case of water a day (thank god it is free at work) and I spend more time pissing than I do at the gym so I dont think that is it.
I may even try changing my routine a little until I get a hold of this. I am doing the Bill Star 5x5 so I am squatting 3x a week and it is the first exercize each day. They have been kicking in about my third set and stick with me through the workout. I may try moving the squats to the end. I know I may suffer a little on squat performance from being fatigued but maybe the rest of my lifts wont suffer from being in pain...