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    Stimulant break


    Looking to take the next 3 weeks off from stimulants starting this Monday. However, I've been using daily and at times in excess. I wanted to get some advice in regards to setting up a schedule so I can avoid sides. I was thinking maybe first week limit consumption to a cup of coffee in the am then going cold turkey the remaining two. Does anyone have a specific protocol for their breaks?? Any advice would be much appreciated.

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    I only use craze/hemavol twice a week. I don't see the need for any breaks with that usage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino67jg View Post
    I only use craze/hemavol twice a week. I don't see the need for any breaks with that usage.
    You only need a 5 or so day break from caffeine to break tolerance. I support doing a week off all stims.

    At that usage you shouldn't see significant caffeine tolerance ever.
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    I just go cold turkey tbh. Depends how much caff you're using though.
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    Scoop and a half of enhanced pre. 1-2 cups coffee in AM. Haven't taken a break in a while though. Need more feedback!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrobatt View Post

    You only need a 5 or so day break from caffeine to break tolerance. I support doing a week off all stims.

    At that usage you shouldn't see significant caffeine tolerance ever.
    I've done a week break before and it was definetly not long enough. The caff kicked when I started back but it was barely noticeable
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    It depends on how long you have been hammering the stims. For our five days off every three weeks usually keeps my tolerance down. If I go for a few months it usually takes a couple weeks. Try some beta-alanine by itself for the break and that might give you enough of the tingles to make it through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post
    It depends on how long you have been hammering the stims. For our five days off every three weeks usually keeps my tolerance down. If I go for a few months it usually takes a couple weeks. Try some beta-alanine by itself for the break and that might give you enough of the tingles to make it through.
    I take 3.2 g daily. I'm way past the tingles.
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    And use has been consistent over the past 3-5 months. Think I'm just going to start with a cup in the morning and do some juicing throughout the day for clean energy when I need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForceOneSeven View Post
    Scoop and a half of enhanced pre. 1-2 cups coffee in AM. Haven't taken a break in a while though. Need more feedback!
    sounds fine to go cold turkey on, keep a cup of coffee in the AM if youd like. I took a full month my last stim break, it was rough the first week mental/focus wise, but it was so worth it.
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    its easier to go through when ur diet is in check. when i eat poorly and go on a stim break, i'm in such a bad mood, grumpy.

    lots of non stim options out there to make sure your workouts dont suffer. hemavol/compete combo. add in focus xt [stim free] or MAN clout and you're set.
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    I go cold turkey, and take 10-15 min, mini naps 3 - 4x per day to get me through when the urge kicks in and I die out. I work, 3, 12 hour shifts per week, at the start, I usually have to pop 1/4 to 1/2 dexaprine XR to get my through since I can't nap at work.

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