First Epi Cycle
- 07-03-2014, 07:49 PM
First Epi Cycle
Ok. So I am totally new to the PH world and I will be running my first Epistane cycle. Thanks to the extremely generous folks at Olympus Labs I have a bottle of EP1STANE and a bottle of AR1MACARE PRO here in front of me. Took my first dose of both about two hours ago with my first meal.
The plan is to run this for 6 weeks followed by PCT.
Going to run the Epi dosage as : 30/45/45/45/45/45
Going to run the AR1MACARE PRO dosage as : 2/3/3/3/3/3
I plan to purchase some Taurine in the near future to deal with the back pumps that I hear I will be experiencing down the road.
My overall goal is more of a recomp thing .... retain if not gain a little muscle while cutting some of the fat I have gained while bulking up over the past 6 months.
I will be posting each workout as I finish them. Currently doing the following split. Chest/Shoulders/Tri's - Back/Bi's - OFF - Legs/Abs - OFF - Repeat
Age - 43
Height - 6'5"
Weight - 265
I will post some before pictures tomorrow .....
Tonight is Leg/Abs day ..... generally workout from 8:30-9:45 pm
Thanks again Olympus Labs !!!!
- 07-03-2014, 07:50 PM
07-03-2014, 07:53 PM
07-03-2014, 07:55 PM
If finances allow at the end of the cycle I would like to add a few other Oly Labs products to my PCT. STR3NGTH looks good and the OSTAR1NE also looks good to toss in with the PCT. I have also heard that DAA is a good low cost addition to PCT to get things pumping again.
07-03-2014, 07:56 PM
At this point my biggest concern is the potential lethargy that can occur during the cycle and what to do to combat that?
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07-03-2014, 08:13 PM
Tamox/Super PCT should suffice if money is tight. If you can add Osta it may be beneficial but not necessary. I wouldn't worry about having Strength either unless the funds are there. DAA is cheap.
To combat the lethargy and help the gains you could add tr3st and an on cycle AI. Extra eliminate could suffice but transform would be better.
Probably a lesser expensive option to the trest is stano. AI probably not needed with it. By all accounts it's no where near as strong as trest.
07-03-2014, 09:00 PM
Question for you (or anyone with knowledge) what are you using for pre workout? I read a lot of log where people stay away from stims while on cycle, and I read some where they don't.
07-03-2014, 09:03 PM
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07-03-2014, 11:01 PM
I will likely continue to use a PWO while on cycle unless I experience any blood pressure issues. My girlfriend is a trained EMT and will monitor my blood pressure for me to be safe. As for taking something while on cycle to combat the lethargy ..... I wish I had the funds to add the TR3ST but then that would also go against the original intent of the Log for Olympus Labs. I am logging this as a first PH cycle and that is why they sent me Epi ..... generally considered the go-to PH for a first cycle. That being said .... if there is another, non-hormonal product out there that I could take while on cycle to combat the lethargy I would love to hear about it. I even considered a fat burner like Biotest HotRox or something similar to keep the energy levels up but that is not cheap either and could also adversely effect my blood pressure. From what I have learned online the potential for lethargy doesn't really show up until somewhere around the 4th week so I have some time to figure things out. Naturally, any more accurate information from the seasoned veterans here on AM is welcomed ....
07-03-2014, 11:38 PM
Ok Just took my second dose of both EP1STANE and AR1MACARE PRO. At 8pm I will take my PWO (currently using CONQU3R by Olympus Labs) and start my Leg/Abs workout at 8:30. I have about 4-5 doses of the PWO left in the tub and then I have to resort to using something else. This has been one of the best PWO's I have ever tried .... sad to see it go.
I will post my first official 'Day -1' Epi log with workout stats later tonight.
Thanks again Olympus Labs !!!
07-04-2014, 03:03 AM
EP1STANE - 30mg
AR1MACARE PRO - 2 caps
Legs & Abs workout 8:30 - 9:45
1. Db Goblet Sumo Squat
2. BB Front Squat
3. BB Calve Extension
4. Quad Extension
5. Db Side Bends (done 2 sets - rest -2 sets)
6. Ab Routine (consists of multiple sets of crunches, oblique crunches, leg lifts, V-ups)
Good workout. Obviously not feeling anything from the Epi yet .... only first day. Day off tomorrow and then routine starts again with Chest/Shoulders/Tri's
Thanks again Olympus Labs
07-04-2014, 03:07 AM
I should note that due to financial issues of late I had to do away with my gym membership and rely on the old home gym equipment I have. I have a nice Oly weight set and a decent bench. Unfortunately I had to sell my Squat cage a few years back due to divorce. I used to have a very nice home gym setup but it is what it is. I have been slowly rebuilding my home gym and filling in the blanks at the commercial gym. For the time being it will be workouts with only free weights at home. For chest/shoulders/back/arms ... not a problem with the oly lifts .... I am huge fan of deadlifts for back. Legs do suffer a little due to not being able to use a leg press or hit back squats .... I can manage lower weight front squats with my current setup so that's what I do. Make do with what you have .... if its heavy lift it.
07-04-2014, 04:06 AM
07-04-2014, 08:41 PM
EP1STANE - 30mg (took first dose about 2 hours ago)
AR1MACARE PRO - 2 caps (took first cap with Epi dose 2 hours ago)
Today is an OFF day so just resting and eating and enjoying hanging out with the family. Happy 4th of July !!!
No noticeable effects from the Epi yet .... but not really expecting to feel anything this soon anyway.
07-04-2014, 10:13 PM
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07-06-2014, 07:00 PM
I have yesterdays info to post and will have todays to post as well .... do I wait for them to move this to the appropriate section or ?
07-06-2014, 07:18 PM
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