RickRock's recovery with FormaSurge!!

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  1. PCT Day 15

    Weight: 172.5 (+7.5)



    I've started my 3rd week of PCT, and things continue to go great. The main thing that has surprised me those most is my composition. I have done almost zero cardio lately, and what I normally have as burn days have turned into more of a maintenance day with an increase in cals overall. Despite that, I think I'm actually LEANING!! I look super dry and ripped right now, and even more than before which makes no sense to me with the calorie increase. I'm thinking that the FormaSurge might be helping with this. It has definitely got me to this point of being dry, and even after eating a whole lot of carbs in a day I can't seem to get one little bit of bloat afterwards. I did check my bodyfat again, and I keep coming up with about 5.5%!! That is the lowest reading I've ever recorded, and I came up with it several times of measuring, so that shocked the hell out of me. I know that the fact that I'm holding very very little water at all in my skin might be making that bodyfat number appear better than actual, but it is very nice to see right now!

    Size is staying constant as well. My overall weight may have dropped just a tad more, but as I said, I'm drying even more and my readings say I'm leaner. I think my next set of pics should show that I'm holding all my size, just with more definition unless something changes between now and then, which I don't really see happening.

    My performance and strength amaze me every time I set foot in the gym. I'm not only maintaining all of my strength from the cycle, but I'm progressing still a little each workout adding a rep or two, and even adding weight to some exercises! Mostly though, I've been trying to just keep the same weight over the last 2 weeks and only adding reps mostly, but that is all going to change starting next week! That's right! Going into my 3rd week of PCT, I will be ADDING WEIGHT TO MY LIFTS!!! It won't be every lift, but I will ry to progress in weight on all the exercises that I've added enough reps to lately to justify the increase....which is a whole lot of them!

    DC workout 2C (Biceps, Forearms, Calves, Hamstrings, Quads)

    EZ Bar Preacher Curls (rest, pause)
    120x9x4x3 (+2 reps)

    Single reverse cable curls (straight set)
    62.5x12 (+1 rep)

    Leg press Toe Raise (straight set with enhanced negative)
    300x10 (+10 lbs)

    Sumo Leg Press (rest, pause)
    520x10x5x4 (+20 lbs)

    Leg Press (straight sets)
    630x10 (+20 lbs)
    570x20 (+20 lbs widowmaker)
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    "This is what we've been working on"


  2. 5.5%?! That's fckin awesome!
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  3. SUB'd, in for the knowledge, looking good Rick... No Homo!

  4. damn, rick....i applaud you for your commitment and dedication, glad to see all of your hard work is paying off!!!

    congrats, my friend!!!
    GOD, FAMILY, COUNTRY!!!

  5. Last time I did DC in PCT I got stronger as well, seems to be what the body needs in that time. Happy to hear the FormaSurge is treating you well, I really, really want to get my hands on some ASAP!
    If my direct and cynical approach bothers you, just ignore it. I'm just saying what you need to hear ;).
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  6. 5.5%???? You son of a beach!!! That's insane!!

  7. Quote Originally Posted by RickRock13 View Post
    PCT Day 15

    Weight: 172.5 (+7.5)



    I've started my 3rd week of PCT, and things continue to go great. The main thing that has surprised me those most is my composition. I have done almost zero cardio lately, and what I normally have as burn days have turned into more of a maintenance day with an increase in cals overall. Despite that, I think I'm actually LEANING!! I look super dry and ripped right now, and even more than before which makes no sense to me with the calorie increase. I'm thinking that the FormaSurge might be helping with this. It has definitely got me to this point of being dry, and even after eating a whole lot of carbs in a day I can't seem to get one little bit of bloat afterwards. I did check my bodyfat again, and I keep coming up with about 5.5%!! That is the lowest reading I've ever recorded, and I came up with it several times of measuring, so that shocked the hell out of me. I know that the fact that I'm holding very very little water at all in my skin might be making that bodyfat number appear better than actual, but it is very nice to see right now!

    Size is staying constant as well. My overall weight may have dropped just a tad more, but as I said, I'm drying even more and my readings say I'm leaner. I think my next set of pics should show that I'm holding all my size, just with more definition unless something changes between now and then, which I don't really see happening.

    My performance and strength amaze me every time I set foot in the gym. I'm not only maintaining all of my strength from the cycle, but I'm progressing still a little each workout adding a rep or two, and even adding weight to some exercises! Mostly though, I've been trying to just keep the same weight over the last 2 weeks and only adding reps mostly, but that is all going to change starting next week! That's right! Going into my 3rd week of PCT, I will be ADDING WEIGHT TO MY LIFTS!!! It won't be every lift, but I will ry to progress in weight on all the exercises that I've added enough reps to lately to justify the increase....which is a whole lot of them!

    DC workout 2C (Biceps, Forearms, Calves, Hamstrings, Quads)

    EZ Bar Preacher Curls (rest, pause)
    120x9x4x3 (+2 reps)

    Single reverse cable curls (straight set)
    62.5x12 (+1 rep)

    Leg press Toe Raise (straight set with enhanced negative)
    300x10 (+10 lbs)

    Sumo Leg Press (rest, pause)
    520x10x5x4 (+20 lbs)

    Leg Press (straight sets)
    630x10 (+20 lbs)
    570x20 (+20 lbs widowmaker)


    Nice workout rick, btw do you apply the xtreme stretching in dc?
    “Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” -R.I.P Zyzz-

  8. Quote Originally Posted by jwa254 View Post
    5.5%?! That's fckin awesome!

    Yeh, I can't complain though I have softened up some from the weekend. I ate pretty freely and I'm retaining a little bit of water right now, but it's back to business this week, so I'm sure I will be back to being dry and ripped on FormaSurge very soon!

    Quote Originally Posted by ZacAttack View Post
    SUB'd, in for the knowledge, looking good Rick... No Homo!
    Thanks man! Welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    damn, rick....i applaud you for your commitment and dedication, glad to see all of your hard work is paying off!!!

    congrats, my friend!!!
    Thanks Tom!

    Quote Originally Posted by oufinny View Post
    Last time I did DC in PCT I got stronger as well, seems to be what the body needs in that time. Happy to hear the FormaSurge is treating you well, I really, really want to get my hands on some ASAP!
    Yeh, I'm thinking DC is perfect for PCT, which even more solidifies my happiness with using it as my training. I don't plan to go to anything different for now until I see a legit reason to.

    Quote Originally Posted by tallguy34 View Post
    5.5%???? You son of a beach!!! That's insane!!
    Yeh bro, I cant complain! I gained about 2-3 lbs of water weight over the holiday weekend from eating pretty freely, but I should level back out soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by masonmarin18 View Post
    Nice workout rick, btw do you apply the xtreme stretching in dc?
    Absolutely! If you aren't doing the extreme stretches, then you aren't doing DC. That's a major part of the protocol, and your results will not be the same without it!
    Recoverbro Elite
    "This is what we've been working on"

  9. I'm getting ready to hit the gym, and hopefully some more big numbers on my lifts.

    I will be back sometime tonight with a full update on my workout...
    Recoverbro Elite
    "This is what we've been working on"

  10. Yah my composition was holding up well this weekend going into my 3rd week as well.. freakin cake walk .. I am as lean as when I peaked and eating plenty of grub.. very happy here.
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  12. So with the extreme stretching you just do them after every exercise? Like chest, stretch, shoulders, stretch, triceps, stretch etc? Or do you do all your stretching after you finish all your lifts or what? Thanks
    “Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” -R.I.P Zyzz-

  13. Quote Originally Posted by masonmarin18
    So with the extreme stretching you just do them after every exercise? Like chest, stretch, shoulders, stretch, triceps, stretch etc? Or do you do all your stretching after you finish all your lifts or what? Thanks
    Yep....I do the stretches immediately following the exercise except for back width exercises and biceps. I wait to do the back stretch until after both back width and back thickness are done. Then I don't do my bicep stretch until after the forearm exercises are done because of the work the biceps get on those.
    Recoverbro Elite
    "This is what we've been working on"

  14. Quote Originally Posted by RickRock13 View Post
    Yep....I do the stretches immediately following the exercise except for back width exercises and biceps. I wait to do the back stretch until after both back width and back thickness are done. Then I don't do my bicep stretch until after the forearm exercises are done because of the work the biceps get on those.
    Awesome man thanks, I'm getting all the info together / choosing my exercises for my bulk coming up in a few weeks. Hopefully DC works well for me!
    “Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” -R.I.P Zyzz-

  15. PCT Day 18

    Weight:175.5 (+10.5)


    After a holiday weekend of some pretty loose eating, I did manage to put on a little bit of weight. There is good and bad in it. The good is that I filled out some more and look pretty big from it. The bad is obviously that I am holding some water under my skin blurring out some definition. My diet is back to normal today though, and with the help of the FormaSurge I'm sure I will be back to ripped status in no time!

    My libido seems to be down just a hair lately from where it was at the very high level. It is still good, but just not as good.

    I decided to try another workout today without increasing weight, even though I probably should have after looking back on it. I still progressed a rep or two on most exercises with a couple exceptions. DB shoulder presses started out great, with me getting an extra rep on my second rest pause set, then when ging into the third I just ran out of gas and couldn't get a rep up on them. I had that problem last week with standing overhead presses too, so I need to keep that in mind and "pace" myself through the movement so I can complete the last set. My Tbar rows were stagnant too. I was able to match previous numbers, but not get any extra reps.

    I am going to try and add weight to my lifts on as many exercises as I can from here forward, on the exercises that are ready for the weight increase.

    DC workout 1A (Chest, Triceps, Shoulders, Back Width, Back Thickness)

    Hammer Strength Chest Press (rest, pause)
    340x11x6x1 (+1 rep)

    DB Shoulder Press (rest, pause)
    85sx12x5xfail (-1 rep)

    Close grip smith Bench press (rest, pause)
    210x11x4x3 (+3 reps)

    Chins (rest, pause)
    BW+60x9x4x3 (+1 rep)

    Tbar rows (straight sets)
    235x10 (+0 reps)
    250x4 (+0 reps)
    Recoverbro Elite
    "This is what we've been working on"

  16. Rick what is your PCT protocol besides FormaSurge? Curious if your libido drop is related to low estrogen.
    If my direct and cynical approach bothers you, just ignore it. I'm just saying what you need to hear ;).

  17. Quote Originally Posted by oufinny View Post
    Rick what is your PCT protocol besides FormaSurge? Curious if your libido drop is related to low estrogen.
    I'm not sure if it's from low estrogen or what. It's not bad, just a little lower than where I like it

    Clomid
    phytoserms 347
    Unleashed
    DAA
    Ostarine
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    "This is what we've been working on"

  18. Might be the Osta... what dose are you using? Contrary to popular opinion Ostarine CAN cause minimal shut down...

  19. Quote Originally Posted by tallguy34 View Post
    Might be the Osta... what dose are you using? Contrary to popular opinion Ostarine CAN cause minimal shut down...

    Yeh I'm aware of that Ostarine can marginally suppress you over time, but it is very minimal at best and I've seen blood work that shows that it doesn't too. Regardless, I don't know if the Ostarine causing a drop in libido or not. I almost always have a slight drop in libido in PCT like I'm experiencing now, so it is normal for me. I always run Ostarine in PCT too, so I guess it's a possibility.
    Recoverbro Elite
    "This is what we've been working on"

  20. PCT Day 20

    Weight: 174 (+9)

    Everything is still going very well overall. My body composition is holding up as well as it has been, and my gym performance and strength is holding pretty steady. My body feels very good right now and I've had no joint pain or discomfort at all. The only side effect I can think of that I'm experiencing is a little bit of a drop in libido. I'm not exactly sure what is causing that, but it's been pretty typical of me and happening through PCT in the past, so I'm not surprised about that. I wouldn't say my libido is low at all, but I would say its lower than normal.

    Formasurge is still going great and doing everything I had hoped it would and more. The awesome sprayer has stayed great and working well all the way to this point with no problems at all. I have felt great in the gym and strength is the best it's ever been. My body composition has looked great, and I've stayed ripped despite taking in extra cals. FormaSurge has impressed me to say the least!

    My workout went pretty good. I managed to add a little weight on some exercises, added some reps on others, but stayed stagnant on Squats. Those just felt really really heavy for some reason. I got through them with the same number of reps, but I really had to push to get it.

    DC Workout 2A (Biceps, Forearms, Calves, Hamstrings, Quads)

    Alternate DB Curls (rest, pause)
    60sx10x6x5 (+1 rep)

    DB hammer curls (straight set)
    70sx9 (+10 lbs/DB 20 lbs total)

    Seated calf Raises (straight set with enhanced negative)
    155x8 (+5 lbs)

    Leg curls (rest, pause)
    205x12x5x5 (+5 lbs)

    Squats (straight sets)
    315x10 (+0 reps)
    245x20 (+0 reps)
    Recoverbro Elite
    "This is what we've been working on"

  21. Quote Originally Posted by RickRock13 View Post
    PCT Day 20

    Weight: 174 (+9)

    Everything is still going very well overall. My body composition is holding up as well as it has been, and my gym performance and strength is holding pretty steady. My body feels very good right now and I've had no joint pain or discomfort at all. The only side effect I can think of that I'm experiencing is a little bit of a drop in libido. I'm not exactly sure what is causing that, but it's been pretty typical of me and happening through PCT in the past, so I'm not surprised about that. I wouldn't say my libido is low at all, but I would say its lower than normal.

    Formasurge is still going great and doing everything I had hoped it would and more. The awesome sprayer has stayed great and working well all the way to this point with no problems at all. I have felt great in the gym and strength is the best it's ever been. My body composition has looked great, and I've stayed ripped despite taking in extra cals. FormaSurge has impressed me to say the least!

    My workout went pretty good. I managed to add a little weight on some exercises, added some reps on others, but stayed stagnant on Squats. Those just felt really really heavy for some reason. I got through them with the same number of reps, but I really had to push to get it.

    DC Workout 2A (Biceps, Forearms, Calves, Hamstrings, Quads)

    Alternate DB Curls (rest, pause)
    60sx10x6x5 (+1 rep)

    DB hammer curls (straight set)
    70sx9 (+10 lbs/DB 20 lbs total)

    Seated calf Raises (straight set with enhanced negative)
    155x8 (+5 lbs)

    Leg curls (rest, pause)
    205x12x5x5 (+5 lbs)

    Squats (straight sets)
    315x10 (+0 reps)
    245x20 (+0 reps)
    Glad to hear. Sweet squats!

  22. PCT Day 23

    Weight 172 (+7)


    I'm going into my last week of PCT, and I'm starting to think that Im just about recovered based on how im feeling, and I'm also starting to be.ieve I'm just about out of the woods on maintain my mass and strength. I know I really need to continue to try and stay the course through the last week of PCT and beyond until I get fully recovered, but I think the worst part of recovering is behind me. Lucky for me, everything has been pretty smooth to this point which is now 5 weeks after my last pin. This has definitely been my best PCT yet by far.

    My weight is consistently fluctuating between 172-174 on average depending on whether it is following a higher carb day or lower carb or burn day so it's holding pretty steady. I had one morning at 171ish but I was pretty dehydrated at that point also. If I was to bet, I would almost say I'm still leaning. Vascularity has increased, and so has hardness. Body composition in general looks very good right now despite less cardio and some more cals. I think the Ostarine has kicked in fully, and coupled with the FormaSurge has me looking pretty good!

    On a positive note, my libido has climbed back up again. It's still not like the crazy over the top stuff I had on cycle, but slightly higher than normal right now. As for other side effects, for some reason I've had some huge acne popping up on my face. It's a little strange to me, because I've never had this problem in PCT before, and I'm not sure what is causing it. My guess is that it's just from all the hormonal changes of my body trying to reach homeostasis, but that's just a guess.

    Here is my last workout from Friday, which shows that I am still getting stronger through this PCT. I added weight to every exercise and it worked very well. The only exercise that was questionable on the weight increase was skullcrushers. I added 5 lbs and it felt like 20. I battled through them and only got 10 reps total through the rest, pause set which is a couple less than I was hoping for. For triceps a 5 lb increase feels damn heavy!




    DC Workout 1B (chest, shoulders, triceps, Back width, back thickness)

    Smith Incline press (rest, pause)
    225x8x4x2 (+5 lbs)

    Smith military press (rest, pause)
    205x9x3x2 (+5 lbs)

    Skullcrushers (rest, pause)
    130x7x2x1 (+5 lbs)

    Close grip lat pull downs (rest, pause)
    260x9x4x2 (+10 lbs)

    Single arm DB rows (straight sets)
    135x10x8 (+5 lbs)
    Recoverbro Elite
    "This is what we've been working on"

  23. I am taking ostarine and formestane now, the vascularity increase is pretty noticeable. This seems to have been a great addition for you Rick, thanks for the detailed log.
    If my direct and cynical approach bothers you, just ignore it. I'm just saying what you need to hear ;).

  24. Quote Originally Posted by oufinny
    I am taking ostarine and formestane now, the vascularity increase is pretty noticeable. This seems to have been a great addition for you Rick, thanks for the detailed log.
    Ostarine and Forma are two of my favorite things! I love the way I look on them, and you are right that the FormaSurge has been an excellent addition to my PCT
    Recoverbro Elite
    "This is what we've been working on"

  25. Quote Originally Posted by RickRock13 View Post
    Ostarine and Forma are two of my favorite things! I love the way I look on them, and you are right that the FormaSurge has been an excellent addition to my PCT
    I really, really want to get my hands on FormaSurge but we give it all to you customers and I am last in line; next time I will get some I hope when it is in stock. So far Formeron that I have from the before FormaSurge days is treating me well enough, this Elite Labs Ostanish is the shiznit though. Never again will I drink the disgusting thing that is liquid Osta!
    If my direct and cynical approach bothers you, just ignore it. I'm just saying what you need to hear ;).
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