Epistane, 6 week cycle
- 11-29-2007, 03:12 PM
- 11-30-2007, 01:31 PM
Before I decide to go to 50mg I will do more research. I might even have to shorten my cycle to 5 weeks because of some upcoming work related stuff that could interfere with my PCT.
11-30-2007, 01:54 PM
Today was a good day. I was dragging a little at the beginning of my workout but once I got going, I was fine. I'm feeling stronger every workout. My weight is not changing much recently. I have lost some definition but I don't feel like it will be hard to get back.
Gyno is almost gone. Awesome!
Back & Tris
Pull ups 8, 8, 8, 4, 4
Deadlift 135/10, 225/6, 315/6, 365/2, 365/4
Reverse BB row 155/10, 155/10, 155/8
DB row 100/6, 100/6, 85/10
Overhead DB press 90/8, 90/8, 90/6
V bar cable pushdown 9/10, 9/10, 9/8
DB kickbacks 15/10, 15/10
11-30-2007, 08:07 PM
Thank you for your service bro.
Congrats on the gyno. Be sure to plan future supplementation and cycles so as not to instigate a repeat occurence. Once you experience gyno, you become VERY susceptable to aggravation.
12-01-2007, 01:40 PM
12-01-2007, 10:42 PM
12-01-2007, 11:05 PM
12-02-2007, 12:49 AM
12-02-2007, 12:49 AM
12-02-2007, 01:43 AM
12-02-2007, 02:58 AM
60-80mg?? Damn bro that's huge. I got up to 50 and felt like I couldn't eat enough to fill myself for an hour.
12-02-2007, 07:44 AM
12-02-2007, 02:58 PM
I've hit a plateau with my weight gains but I am still making strength gains. This could mean that I'm leaning out (gaining muscle while shedding some fat). I'll take pics on day 28 and compare them with day 14 to see if this is so.
Today I was looking at my hairline and it's looks like I may have lost a little hair on this cycle. I am prone to MPB but I shave my head so I'm not too concerned with this. I will begin to monitor this more closely.
Gyno does not seem to be changing much lately. It has gone down a lot so far but it is not totally gone yet.
Incline DB 60/6, 80/7, 90/7, 100/3
Flat BB 185/6, 225/5, 225/5
Cable fly 35/10, 42.5/8, 35/10
Decline BB 135/10, 185/OUCH!
Sharp pain in my right shoulder on decline BB. Kind of scary but I don't think it was too bad. I stopped my workout then and there. I've never had a shoulder injury and I really don't want one. To prevent any problems I will focus more on proper warm up, manageable weight, good form and stretching.
12-02-2007, 03:19 PM
Well it looks like this is going to be a 5 week cycle now rather than 6. I'm going to shorten it because I want to make sure I'm finished with my PCT within the second week of Jan. This being said, I think it will be safe to up my dose to 50mg per day. I will try it for this 4th week (starting tomorrow) and for the 5th week I can either stay at 50mg or go back to 40mg.
I'm hoping that increasing the dose will finish off my gyno and also increase my appetite somewhat. And also, I have ADD and I'm getting bored with 40mg. Ha ha!
12-02-2007, 09:30 PM
12-03-2007, 01:38 AM
12-03-2007, 12:44 PM
Today is my first day at 50mg. I was really tired and I did not want to do my legs, but I'm glad I did. I felt really strong once I warmed up and squatted more than I ever have before.
Squats 225/6, 275/10, 295/6, 225/10
Leg press 360/10, 540/10, 540/10
Stiff legged deadlift 175/10, 195/10, 195/10
12-03-2007, 01:13 PM
12-03-2007, 01:58 PM
There are certainly other ways to increase intensity on cycle without lifting heavier weights such as increased frequency, decreased rest periods, intensity techniques (supersets, drops, etc), and increased volume. I do not encourage substantially heavier weights on cycle as this is a recipe for injury.
Specifically regarding 2skinny, his numbers are really nice for BB row, upright rows, and flat BB bench (assuming strict form of course). In response to King1033, 2skinny increased his heaviest set of squats by 20 pounds since his last leg session. I think that's a pretty substantial increase, don't you?
12-03-2007, 04:53 PM
12-03-2007, 05:09 PM
cause this is his chance to make the improvements he really wants and i wouldnt wanna see him come out of his cycle with the most max gains possible that he could be making and IMO hes not, 2skinny i think you should go heavy or focus on your form more those numbers should go up up and away!!!!
your on day 23 utilize all that power and put it to work!!! ALL OF IT!
12-03-2007, 07:23 PM
12-04-2007, 01:04 PM
12-04-2007, 01:07 PM
12-04-2007, 01:12 PM
12-04-2007, 01:27 PM
12-04-2007, 01:33 PM
My day was good but I'm a bit frustrated with my workout. I usually work out alone because I am able to stay focused and use my time efficiently. Well today I ended up working out with a couple buddies and I ended up spending more "down time" in the gym than I wanted to. My workout could have been a little better but not a huge deal. Tomorrow is a new day!
Seated mil press 95/10, 135/6, 155/6, 155/4, 135/7
standing DB lateral 25/10, 25/10, 25/10
Upright row 115/6, 115/6, 115/6
Hang clean 135/8, 175/4, 175/4, 175/4
DB shrugs 90/10, 90/8, 90/7
12-04-2007, 03:41 PM
Just looking at your bench reps....(haven't read every single post). It looks like you're doing PL. You might benefit more by doing more reps in your sets. Some were 2 sets of 3, back to back. Not sure if power is your goal. Start off with 185/190 and get some nice reps. Then next workout, go up 5 pounds or so. I would be dead after doing reps that low every workout.
12-04-2007, 07:18 PM
i just wanna see all my AM buddies on here get as much possible outta their workout regimens and yes i do make a hell of a work out partner, my partner now even tho hes bigger than me he knows i know my **** on form etc etc because i was once bigger than him and i studied personal trainer books, hes up 45 lbs on his bench 50lbs on his squat and up 5 lbs and down 10 lbs fat,
not only do i get on his ass about his lifts but i assist him on his diets etc etc. i just know you coulda gained a little bit more before jumping in the epi cycle you shoulda maxed out your genetic limit first, and it is good you are concentrating on your form that is key, and always make sure to stretch your muscles to the fullest before working out that way you can utilize every ounce of power you have and make sure your also timing your supps, yo man if you got any questions dont hesitate to pm me im more than happy to help out.
12-04-2007, 07:32 PM
I've never seen any research that suggests that power is affected by stretching. King1033, if you have a link to a study/abstract that suggests a connection, I'd be all ears.
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