Despite the name, I'm actually doing the exact opposite. I am ending the competitive running season very soon, and have been getting ready to do some heavy lifting once agai stn. I'm a sprinter. So, I have maintained alot of my strength and muscle, but have lost some, along with quite a bit of weight. I went from around 185 once I got leaned down from a bulk, to about 173 in mid season. I started lifting heavy again two weeks ago with more determination, and am sitting at 177. Leaner and stronger than I was in all aspects. The downside is, I pulled my hammy at the begining of season, and have been fighting back and fourth with injury for the past 9 weeks. I also have a back issue now due to compensation from the hammy. Anyways, I am getting those issues worked out through PT and chiro and doc. before I was about 185 benching 285x3 reps. 5 foot 9. now I can do maybe 260 on a good day. my dead was over 500 for 1, and 405 for 7. squats were in the 400s 300s for reps. traps were huge and I was just overall bulked. now I am lean but starting to pack back on the mass again. I am going for lean tight mass this time around, to keep fast for fall, but still get as much strength as I can. weight isnt an issue but I would like to end up around 210. I like to set my goals high. I ran two bottles of natty followed by formadrol XT before season. I saw good gains, esp on bench and dead. I am now two weeks into a cycle of, IGH1, and aromX RD. 1MR for PWO and take 5g of Creatine mono and 5g a day, split in half for two doses. I was off protein powder and got all my protein from food. I have some mass gainer that I used in the past with much success on hand that I am working into diet. As for diet I keep it very healthy, and varied. its not perfect but I have come to find what works best for me when gaining. I am working on increasing my stomach capacity now, because I cannot eat as much anymore because I cut back for so long during track. As far as my new stack goes, it feels very good. everything is working well, I feel very dense and strong, lots of energy, and motivation. strength is going back up, dont know if it will stop or not. I am still running so seeing that everything is going back up is a good sign, because I drastically dropped in strength the first few weeks.
I am now looking at what I want to run/invest in for my next cycle. I am nearly out of creatine, so was looking into which I have heard alot of hype about. I personally love mono and see alot of benefit from it. I am thinking about running natty again, or something similar. Then there are supps like , , , adamantium, and countless others that I have looked into. I am trying to figure out what will work best for me, and make the most out of the next 4 months.
If anyone has some good supps for me to take a look at, or anything else to add please post up. I need to hear some other peoples thoughts.