- 07-23-2014, 04:25 PM
I started my cycle on Monday and plan to run it around 6 weeks or until I run out of HaloX. The goal of this cycle is to put on as much muscle as possible and maintain as much as possible through PCT. I have been lifting for around 4 years and am currently sitting at 6'3" , 225ish pounds, and what I believe to be 12% BF.
Creatine 7g daily
BCAAs 6g daily
Super B Complex Pills
Fish Oil 4g daily this is to prevent any joint issues from the PHAT training or HDrol
Purus Labs Condense PWO on work out days
Optimum Nutrition Whey to add in protein here and there
Cycle: Weeks 1-6
Ironflex HaloX 50/50/75/75/75/75 (Might bump up to 100 or start the 75 sooner, not sure yet)
Iron Labs Cycle Support and CEL Cycle Assist when the IL Cycle Support runs out
Taurine 2g twice daily
PCT: Weeks 7-10
D-AA 3g daily
I will be running a modified PHAT style training routine. I am quite flexible on the exercises done with the exception of i always hit the largest possible compound movement first just like Layne Norton calls for. So, bentover rows, squats, deadlifts, benchpress, and the like come first with the accessory exercises rotating around every few weeks.
I modify the PHAT routine to have two lower body power days as opposed to a power and hypertrophy days, because I have no interest in increasing leg size. The lower body days are divided up into a knee dominant day and a hip dominant day. I prefer dividing it up this way, because it prevents my squatting and deadlifting from interfering with each other. The only issue is my left hamstring is currently injured from a strain I induced doing sprints about a week ago. That means light or no leg training for the first week or so.
My only fear is injuring myself during or shortly after the cycle from overtraining or losing motivation. I am hoping the HDrol gains will keep motivation up.
Some might suggest holding off on the cycle while my legs heals up, but I am a student and when school starts up I am often too busy between school and work to train as much as I'd like. Plus, college football starts August 30th for me and I can't very well tailgate appropriately if I can't down a few beers or 10.
Thanks for following
- 07-23-2014, 09:15 PM
07-23-2014, 10:58 PM
The taurine, D-AA, and Cycle Assist all arrived today, so today was my first hypertrophy day with the full cycle of supplements. I say full cycle, but I was only really missing the taurine. Not sure if it is a placebo effect or the taurine, but I felt super focused at the GYM.
Got in a great back and shoulder hypertrophy day. Was a little discouraging at first, because my hurt hamstring made bent over rows difficult. I recovered quickly with a great set of rack chins, and the workout turned into one of my better ones.
07-23-2014, 11:53 PM
Nice dude, looks like a solid cycle. Might consider bumping taurine to at least 6g and possibly 10g. That seems to be the most effective range for back and shin pumps.
07-24-2014, 02:56 PM
07-24-2014, 05:10 PM
07-24-2014, 05:22 PM
07-24-2014, 06:54 PM
you should do great with this people usually see a lot more out of halo when they are sitting at a lower BF range and at 225 starting you are going to look beastly
Hit me up with any questions any time.
07-24-2014, 06:55 PM
Got in a short but good knee dominant workout today. Wasn't as intense or motivating as yesterdays, but I'd rather have a few crappy lower body workouts than re-strain my hamstring. Hopefully I can start moving some real weight next week. I hope to be doing triples of 405 on backsquats by the end of the cycle. Right now I can do sets of 4 and 5 at 365, so I don't think that is unachievable.
07-24-2014, 06:58 PM
07-26-2014, 01:04 AM
Just got in an evening workout. I'm not sure what was going on, but I lifted for a solid 80 minutes. Today was chest and arms hypertrophy day and after some speed work to warm up a random guy asked me if I wanted to knock out some powercleans with him. Of course I obliged, so I didn't actually start my real workout until about 25 minutes in.
Perhaps it was the taurine taken pre workout instead of post, the powerclean warmup, or just the fact I'm taking in 4000+ calories a day, but I was lifting so intensely that even the isolation arm movements had me nauseous and sweating my balls off. Whatever it was, tonight was the most intense weight lifting session I can remember. It took me back to the days when I first started lifting and reminded me why I started to workout in the first place. It also helps that since I am home in Texas for the summer I am lifting in the same GYM with the same equipment I learned to lift with.
Whatever is going on; this cycle has been great so far, and from what I've read the HDrol probably isn't even doing anything yet. The only thing that I think can stop me now is another injury.
07-26-2014, 05:01 PM
07-28-2014, 12:16 AM
Worked out earlier this afternoon and felt terrible. Tried to do a hip dominant strength day, but my hamstrings bothered me. Tried to do an upper body strength day, but my chest and arms didn't feel ready after Friday's workout. I settled for some anti rotational core exercises and some hanging leg raises and called it a day. Was able to do a set of 365 on deadlifts before my hamstrings started bitching at me, so I'm getting back to where I was. Hopefully I can do a knee dominant strength day and throw in a hip one at the end of the week.
If every workout was great they would cease to be great and just all become mediocre. Hopefully today I can bounce back and hit the **** out of my chest on the upper body strength day.
07-28-2014, 12:36 AM
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07-29-2014, 09:55 PM
I skipped working out Monday since I'm a bitch, but resumed it today. Did my upperbody strength day and I am quite pleased. Had a great workout. Not as intense as some of the ones last week, but a really solid lifting session.
Picked up a mass gainer today. I was having trouble meeting my 4000 calorie goal with just food, so this should make it a bit easier.
07-29-2014, 10:26 PM
07-29-2014, 11:23 PM
I picked up MHP Up Your Mass from Vitamin Shoppe. I'll check out IForce's. Usually I order this kinda stuff online, but I wanted it a little quicker.
07-29-2014, 11:25 PM
07-30-2014, 09:30 AM
07-30-2014, 11:20 AM
Woke up real early, because my dog is an ass and decided to use the extra time to hit the GYM. Did a knee dominant strength day and got a new PR on backsquat, 6x405. I know for some that isn't much, but my best up until now was 4x365. I'm guessing this is from a combination of an easy week for legs last week, increased caloric intake, and HaloX. Whatever it is, it feels great to rep near what was supposed to be my max.
07-30-2014, 11:30 AM
Congrats on the PR bro its always an amazing feeling. No mater what the factors are its you that did it
Hit me up with any questions any time.
07-30-2014, 01:57 PM
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07-30-2014, 02:36 PM
07-30-2014, 03:43 PM
08-01-2014, 11:56 PM
Hit back and shoulder hypertrophy day today. It was a decent workout, but not a great one. I'm looking forwards to tomorrow's hip dominant strength workout, and I hope I have time for it. I'll probably be stuck working from 6:30AM to around 6:30 PM, so we'll see how it goes.
I've been pondering changing my knee and hip dominant workouts to only doing squats or deadlifts once a week. It seems like since I've started squating and pulling in the 400's that doing both every week is causing me injury or negatively affecting my workout schedule in some way, any thoughts on this? I'd like to do both every week, but I'm not sure if it is the healthiest thing long term.
Everyone tells me HDrol really hits you in week 3, and as I am rounding out week 2 I am looking forwards to it. I've already busted out PR's and had some of the best workouts that I can remember, so I am understandably excited about these next few weeks.
08-02-2014, 09:35 AM
08-02-2014, 12:16 PM
Hey bro I hear you on the pulling over 400 thing. On the weeks I want to do legs more than once I drop the weights down to the 300 range and do some decent working sets other wise I feel like I get CNS fatigue over time.
Hit me up with any questions any time.
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