Gains of Steel - Super Mandro Log

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Greetings everyone. I simply wanted to log my PH cycle I started today for anyone who'd like to come along for the ride. I will be running a 6wk cycle of Super Mandro, Androvar, and Andro the Giant. I have AMS Super Cycle to take along with it.

PCT will consist of the Super Cycle, Post Cycle 3X, DAA Max, and Rebirth. I have a bottle of eradicate as well if needed along the way.

I will be dosing as follows:
Super Mandro 3/3/4/4/5/5 (330mg for first 2 wks, 440mg for 2 wks, 550mg for 2 wks)
Andro the Giant 3/3/4/4/5/5 (same as above)
Androvar 3/3/3/4/4/4 (300mg for 3 wks, 400mg for 3 wks)
Super Cycle as instructed (4 per day, 2 in the AM and 2 in the PM)
I'm also taking Infinite Labs Joint Support and fish oil.

Diet:
I'll be eating around 3500 cals / day to start. If I need to up this I will. Targeting all clean foods with the exception of 1-2 cheat meals on the weekend.

Current stats:
I'm about 6'0 - 6'1, weighed in at 186.8 this morning with a supposed bf level of 11.2% according to my EatSmart Precision scale (uses electrical impedance for bf caclucations along with formulas). I believe this number is too low and I'm most likely around 12-13%, but this at least gives us a mark to gauge fluctuations on.

Goals:
200lbs, 12% bf
Add 15lbs on all dumbbell lifts in each respective rep range
Add 30lbs on all barbell or machine lifts in each respective rep range
I'm a big time ectomorph and I really want to gain the size for a larger build and appearance.

Training:
As of right now I plan on working in 2 rep ranges, 10-12+ and 8-10. The target in each range is to hit the higher end. Essentially I'll work through 10-12 for a week, 8-10 the following week, and back to 10-12 in week 3. The goal is to increase every 2 weeks the weight I'm pushing etc.

Currently setup for a 5 day split of Chest / Abs, Legs, Back, Shoulder / Calves / Abs, and Arms. If I start recovering quickly over the course of the week then I will shift this to training each body part twice per week -- compound / heavy early in the week and iso later in the week. This is based off what has worked best for me.

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DAY 1

I'll only post my diet once. I'm a very habitual person, therefore my diet won't stray or vary too often in terms of what I'm taking in. This makes it easier on me both on prep as well as keeping it going. Weekends will be the only days that may vary more than others.

Breakfast: Egg, bacon, cheese omelet with fruit (pineapple, honeydew, cantaloupe). This is not preferred - I was running late for work in the AM and had to pick this up. Typically this meal is going to be 3 whole eggs with a little cheese mixed in, 1 cup oatmeal with strawberries added.

Meal 2: 5oz ground turkey, seasoned and 1 cup brown/wild rice

Lunch: 6oz chicken with buffalo crusting and 1 cup brown/wild rice (I will also typically add 1 cup broccoli here but I hadn't been to the store)

Snack: Quest bar

Preworkout (45 mins or so): 1 scoop protein shake and 1 banana

Postworkout (immediately): 1 scoop protein shake and 1 banana

Dinner (about 1 hour after workout): Salmon, 1 cup brown/wild rice, 1 cup tuscan seasoned broccoli. This will vary to 5oz seasoned ground beef, 1 baked potato, and a caesar salad based on how I feel.

Before bed: 1 scoop casein shake with 1 cup whole milk and 2 tbsp peanut butter.

I feel like I didn't eat enough today honestly, I'm actually hungry as I type this..

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I forgot to mention in my initial post some of the nuances of my workouts. I do a double drop-set on the last set of every exercise (indicated by -->). I usually try and drop the weight 30% or so and knock out another 6-8 reps. This is usually with only a 10 second rest as I get the weight, etc. Also, in between each set, I don't just sit around and wait for a minute - I do bench step ups. I do this to get extra cardio in. The workout would also be waaaay too easy if I didn't do this; it also helps keep my hip flexors loose and non-tight (I have a desk job).

Chest / Abs

DB Bench -- 95lbs x 12 x 12 x 10 ---> 60 ---> 40
DB Fly -- 45lbs x 12 x 12 x 12 ---> 30 ---> 20
Incline DB Bench -- 60 x 12 / 65 x 10 x 10 ---> 40 ---> 30
Machine Bench -- 150 x 12 / 155 x 12 / 160 x 12 ---> 110 ---> 80
Cable Fly / Crossover -- 25 x 12 / 30 x 10 x 10 ---> 20 ---> 15
Hip Raise on Bench -- 3 sets of 20 reps
Barbell Burnout -- 95lbs x 28 (I just like doing this at the very end of the workout, or doing a rack run from 55 down to 20 etc)

Normally I'd do AT LEAST 2 ab exercises but I needed to get home to help the wifey out with some things.

Mood: Great
Libido: Great
 
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In for the ride. It will be a great cycle and those are very attainable flakes. Super mandro is my favorite compound for the simple fact that it produces results without nasty sides :) it appears you have everything-but I didn't see a serm listed. Do you have one?
 
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You seem like a smart guy and it looks like maybe you don't have access to serms or HCG. May I ask that you edit your post and add what is inside the ph's you have listed?

I don't believe in natural test boosters much so basing your pct around them is not ideal in my opinion so I'll let other guys comment on that.

May I ask how are you tracking your food intake? A lot of guys say they are eating x amount but when I ask them about their diet I eat more then they do in maintenance then they do for bulking. (I also have a tendency to overeat though)
 
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You seem like a smart guy and it looks like maybe you don't have access to serms or HCG. May I ask that you edit your post and add what is inside the ph's you have listed?

I don't believe in natural test boosters much so basing your pct around them is not ideal in my opinion so I'll let other guys comment on that.

May I ask how are you tracking your food intake? A lot of guys say they are eating x amount but when I ask them about their diet I eat more then they do in maintenance then they do for bulking. (I also have a tendency to overeat though)
Super Mandro=1 DHEA
Mandro the Giant= 4 DHEA
Androvar= Epiandrosterone

Doses are already listed.
 
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Super Mandro=1 DHEA
Mandro the Giant= 4 DHEA
Androvar= Epiandrosterone

Doses are already listed.
I was never a fan of running DHEA but I seen a lot come out with good gains from them. I am really interesting in the epiandro though, I'll be following your log and hoping for some crazy strength gains. :)
 

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May I ask how are you tracking your food intake? A lot of guys say they are eating x amount but when I ask them about their diet I eat more then they do in maintenance then they do for bulking. (I also have a tendency to overeat though)
I'm actually weighing all of my portions on a food scale, so whatever I've listed I'm actually eating :)

As for true SERM access, I don't have a trusted source as of yet. I'm doing some research now but have some prospects.

Glad to have you all along.
 
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I'm actually weighing all of my portions on a food scale, so whatever I've listed I'm actually eating :)

As for true SERM access, I don't have a trusted source as of yet. I'm doing some research now but have some prospects.

Glad to have you all along.
Oh there are plenty but I am happy that you are diligently searching for one that puts you at ease. Great job using a scale and are conscious about you food intake. I am curious even thought you weight the food, how do you know how many calories or macros you are consuming? I use a app because I like to see the exact amount of everything I am eating so I eat things where I can scan the barcode haha.
 

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DAY 2

Mad tired today - my fault as I only slept about 5.5 hours. Still pushed through and got legs in today and even went up on a couple of the lifts based on the previous week. Some of the lifts are newer to my routine so I was gauging where I should start.

Leg Press -- 550 x 12 / 575 x 12 / 600 x 12 ---> 410 ---> 295
Hack Squat -- 160 x 12 / 180 x 12 / 200 x 12 ---> 140 ---> 100
Seated Leg Curl -- 160 x 12 x 12 x 12 ---> 110 ---> 70
Leg Extension -- 200 x 12 / 210 x 12 x 12 ---> 140 ---> 100
Dumbbell Lunges -- 20 x 12 / 30 x 12 / 45 x 12

Ended with a quick 10 minutes of steady state cardio on a recumbent bike and some foam rolling. All in all I was happy with the workout based on how tired I felt.
 

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DAY 3

Slept well last night and did back & bi's today as my gym is closed on Thanksgiving, thus I lose a weekday this week. Plus, it's a good time to spend time with family! I was off from work and went at a non-normal time for me which was around 12 noon and the gym was surprisingly packed. I'd normally start back out with deadlifts but there was no room to do so and most of the barbells were in use. Ah well, next week.

ISO Lateral Row (Machine) -- 125 x 12 x 12 / 130 x 12 ---> 90 ---> 60
Close Grip Pulldown with Row Attach -- 140 x 12 / 150 x 12 / 160 x 12 ---> 120 ---> 85
High Row (Machine) -- 100 x 12 / 110 x 12 / 115 x 12 ---> 90 ---> 55
Back Ext (Machine) -- 200 x 12 / 210 x 12 x 12

Alternate DB Curl -- 30 x 12 / 35 x 12 x 12 ---> 25 ---> 20
Precher 1 Arm DB Curl -- 25 x 12 x 12 x 12 ---> 20 ---> 15
2 Arm Cable Curl -- 35 x 12 / 42.5 x 12 x 12 ---> 30 ---> 20

DAY 4

Turkey day my friends - I ate lots of food and played some cornhole. Yeahhhh.

DAY 5

Hit shoulders, calves and abs. This was a great shoulder workout imo. I'm not a big fan of working shoulders, so for me to say I had a good workout means something to me.

Dumbbell Overhead Press -- 60 x 12 x 12 / 65 x 10 ---> 40 ---> 25
1 Arm Lateral Raise -- 30 x 12 / 35 x 12 x 12 ---> 25 ---> 15 (Holding on to crossover apparatus with other hand)
Bent Over Reverse Fly -- 30 x 12 x 12 x 12 ---> 20 ---> 15
Machine Overhead Press -- 115 x 12 / 120 x 12 x 10 ---> 80 ---> 60
Barbell Shrugs -- 135 x 12 / 185 x 12 / 205 x 10
Calf Press on Leg Press -- 225 x 12 / 250 x 12 / 275 x 12 ---> 225 ---> 135
Seated Calf Raise -- 90 x 12 / 100 x 12 / 110 x 12

Haven't noticed much change in my energy, libido, strength at this point -- all normal. I did go up lifts for the set range in all exercises so far this week (with the exception of the newer exercises I haven't performed in a while). Looking forward to week 2 next week and gauging how things feel.

I will be out of the gym the next 2 days.
 

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DAY 6 & DAY 7

Off - enjoyed some time with the dogs and unfortunately watched GT lose to UGA.

DAY 8

Weighed about 194 this morning which is a 7lb increase in 1 week - I think some of this is just water fluctuation from some higher sodium food I had on Sunday - will weigh myself again on Tuesday. Either way, a solid increase I'm sure. Rocked out to some Phinehas for this workout -

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Today was chest and abs. I felt great today - back to the most weight I've done on DB presses (for sets of 10).

DB Bench 100 x 10 x 10 x 10 ---> 70 ---> 45
DB Fly 40 x 10 / 45 x 10 / 50 x 10 ---> 35 ---> 25
Incline DB Press 65 x 10 / 70 x 10 x 8 ---> 45 ---> 30
Machine Bench 170 x 12 / 180 x 12 / 190 x 11 ---> 130 ---> 90
Cable Crossover 25 x 12 / 30 x 10 / 35 x 10 ---> 25 ---> 15
Hip Raises on Bench 20 x 20 x 20
Barbell Bench 115 x 15 x 15 x 30 (Just did this to really stretch out the muscles and burn 'em out)
Cable Crunch 80 x 15 / 87.5 x 15 x 15

Energy levels have been great as long as I get my sleep at night!
 

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DAY 9

So, weighed myself again this morning to gauge the weight gain and I was around 192. That seems about right - 5 lbs in a week after some of the water weight settled out after yesterday. Felt a little tired today, tossed and turned last night quite a bit - think it was too hot or something.

Didn't matter, however. Leg day. Felt fine by the time I hit the gym and hit it hard. Today's workout was powered by Feed Her to the Sharks:

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Leg Press 600 x 10 / 610 x 10 / 625 x 10 ---> 545 ---> 360
Hack Squats 200 x 10 / 220 x 10 / 240 x 10 ---> 160 ---> 120
Leg Extensions 210 x 10 / 220 x 10 / 230 x 10 ---> 160 ---> 120
Seated Leg Curl 160 x 10 / 170 x 10 x 8 ---> 110 ---> 80
DB Lunges 45 x 10 / 55 x 10
Smith Machine Straight Leg Deads 90 x 10 x 10 (Just wanted to stretch out the hammies)

I felt like I coulda done 2-3 more exercises but needed to head home. Might be in my head at this point but the past 2 days I definitely felt like I had a bit more endurance. Also had a bit of a lower back pump in this workout about halfway through but it didn't hinder anything.

Will be hitting back tomorrow and will be in the gym at regular time so I should be able to start with deads. Keep eating friends!
 
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Things look good in here. Glad you felt good once you got to the gym ;) listening to that heavy music helps get you pumped I'm sure. Keep it up man.
 

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DAY 10

Back day today, and I started with deadlifts. I perform deadlifts sumo style typically. I haven't done deadlifts in a couple months so I decided to start off on the lighter side. All I'll say is holy back pump batman! I had to stop half way through my third working set and let my back calm down for 5 minutes before moving on to the rest of my workout. I'll be picking up some Taurine tomorrow to hopefully take care of that. Good news was that the weight was a cake walk and I felt like I could do a lot more.

Deadlift -- 185 x 10 / 205 x 10 x 5 (Lower back pump kicked in)
ISO Row (Machine) -- 135 x 10 / 140 x 10 / 145 x 8 ---> 100 ---> 70
Close Grip Pulldown w/ Row Attach -- 160 x 10 / 180 x 10 / 190 x 10 ---> 130 ---> 85
High Row (Machine) -- 115 x 10 / 120 x 9 / 125 x 8 ---> 90 ---> 55
1-Arm ISO Row with Vertical Grip -- 90 x 10 / 100 x 10 / 110 x 10 ---> 70 ---> 45
Pullups -- 2 sets of 8, slow movements

2 notes - Feel pretty dang strong right now and I can definitely say that my muscles all feel a bit harder and fuller. Seem to have a bit of increased vascularity. This is only week 2 on regular dosing. Looking forward to the upcoming weeks. Might have to extend this to an 8wk depending on how things progress.
 

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DAY 11

Shoulders, abs, calves were on the docket for today. Really felt like a great shoulder workout - I don't feel like I get these often. Still have great energy in the gym and feeling stronger every day. No complaints from me.

DB Overhead Press -- 65 x 10 / 70 x 10 x 10 ---> 45 ---> 40
1 Arm Lateral Raise -- 35 x 10 / 40 x 10 x 10 ---> 25 ---> 20
Bent Over Fly -- 35 x 10 x 10 / 40 x 10 ---> 25 x 6 x 6
Machine Overhead Press -- 115 x 10 / 120 x 10 / 125 x 9 ---> 90 ---> 60
Barbell Shrug -- 135 x 10 / 205 x 10 / 225 x 10 ---> 135
Calf Press on Leg Press -- 270 x 10 / 295 x 10 / 320 x 10 ---> 225 ---> 135
Seated Calf Raise -- 110 x 10 / 120 x 10 / 130 x 10 ---> 90 ---> 45
 

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DAY 12

Not much to say here - finished up the week hitting arms. Had a huge pump in the biceps after the barbell curls and alt curls. I really want to bring up my biceps as I feel like my triceps are easily ahead of my biceps in terms of size and development. Only 16 inch biceps right now :(

Barbell curl -- 85 x 10 x 10 x 8 ---> 55 ---> 45
Alternate DB Curl -- 35 x 8 x 10 x 10 ---> 25 ---> 20
2H Cable Curl -- 35 x 10 / 42.5 x 10 / 50 x 10 / 57.5 x 10 ---> 35 ---> 25
Tri Pushdown -- 65 x 10 / 80 x 10 / 87.5 x 10 ---> 57.5 ---> 42.5
Standing Overhead DB Tri -- 60 x 10 / 70 x 10 / 80 x 10 ---> 55 ---> 35
Reverse 1 Arm Tri Extension -- 25 x 10 / 35 x 10 / 40 x 8 ---> 25 ---> 20 (I use an ankle cuff for this to avoid worrying about grip)
Incline curl -- 20 x 10 / 25 x 10 / 30 x 10 ---> 20
1 Arm Tri Overhead -- 20 x 10 / 25 x 10
 

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DAY 13 & DAY 14

Off from the gym - just hung around the house, did some Christmas decorating with the wifey, watched football, ate food.

DAY 15

Alright. Today is the first day of upping the dosage to 440mg (4 capsules). I simply added a second capsule to my lunch dose for 2 capsules in the middle of the day. I'll weigh in again tomorrow morning to gauge the weight gain. For today, I kept the same diet intake.

I'm feeling a bit larger in size - that's for sure. Shirts are pretty filled out and I'm not even at 200lbs. No noticeable sides as far as lethargy or anything at this point.

I destroyed my chest today and went up across all lifts. This may be the first workout where I felt the strength really shot up. Jammed to Every Knee Shall Bow:

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DB Bench -- 105 x 10 x 10 / 110 x 9 ---> 70 ---> 50
DB Fly -- 50 x 10 / 55 x 10 x 10 ---> 35 ---> 25
Inc DB Bench -- 70 x 10 x 10 x 10 ---> 50 ---> 35
Machine Bench -- 190 x 10 / 200 x 10 / 205 x 10 ---> 160 ---> 110
Cable Crossover -- 30 x 10 / 35 x 10 / 40 x 10 ---> 30 ---> 20
Hip Raise 20 x 3
BB Bench -- 115 x 15 / 135 x 15 x 15 (Again this is just for an additional stretch etc)
Hanging Leg Raises -- 15 x 15

It's going to be interesting to see if the strength gains continue at this pace or even increase. I may have to up my calorie intake as well. I've noticed that I can eat quite a bit more in each sitting at this point and I'm hungrier more often. Still trying to eat as clean as I can during the week as weekends usually involve some food out. I'm considering picking up a couple more bottles to extend this an additional 2 weeks for 8 total weeks.
 
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Nice updates man. I say you extend it :) it's definitely a great stack. Try and eat clean but a little extra snacks never hurt anyone ;) look forward to the full log
 

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DAY 16

Weighing in around 195lbs - so we're up about a total of about 8lbs in 2 wks. I'm pretty happy with that so I don't plan on changing the diet at all at this point. I'll assess again next Tuesday.

I felt like I could workout all night on my legs. Even though I was lifting heavier weight I just felt like I could keep on going. I did a couple extra exercises but left feeling like I coulda worked out for another 2 hours - and this is after a whole day of work etc.

Leg Press -- 610 x 10 / 645 x 10 / 680 x 10 ---> 455 ---> 320
Hack Squat -- 200 x 10 / 240 x 10 / 280 x 8 / 300 x 8
Leg Extensions -- 210 x 10 / 230 x 10 / 250 x 10 ---> 170 ---> 110
Seated Leg Curl -- 170 x 10 / 180 x 10 x 10 ---> 120 ---> 80
1-Leg Leg Press -- 90 x 8 / 100 x 8 / 110 x 8
Lying Leg Curl -- 110 x 10 / 130 x 10 / 140 x 10

DAY 17

Off - gym was closed as they're replacing all of the cardio equipment. Closed the following day as well, however I will be going to another gym.
 

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Just letting those following that I have some updates for this - just trying to find the time to get everything typed out. Things are continuing to move along both in strength and weight gains. Hope to have updates up in the next day or 2.
 
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Just letting those following that I have some updates for this - just trying to find the time to get everything typed out. Things are continuing to move along both in strength and weight gains. Hope to have updates up in the next day or 2.
Nice man. Looking forward to it
 
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Great log so far, keep up the great work!
Also, sorry if I missed it, but curious what your cycle history is like. Have you used Andros in the past, etc. TIA!
 

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Great log so far, keep up the great work!
Also, sorry if I missed it, but curious what your cycle history is like. Have you used Andros in the past, etc. TIA!
I've only done 1 PH cycle in the past and it was about a year ago. It was the LG Sciences Cutting Andro kit (1 Andro, 17 Pro Andro, and Epi Andro). I followed dosage instructions to the T. I did not really notice all to much on this cycle and I did not enjoy the sublingual delivery method. Only thing I really noticed was increased endurance. I did make some strength gains etc but I honestly feel it was from my regular training and eating.

This cycle feels 10x better and I feel the dosages are on point.
 

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DAY 18

Hit shoulders and calves. I made solid improvements here across the board. There was a time when I could only throw 70s up for 4 reps with help, this felt great to see this progress over the year and in this cycle.

DB OH Press -- 70 x 10 / 75 x 8 / 70 x 10 ---> 45 ---> 30
1-Arm DB Lateral Raise -- 35 x 10 / 40 x 10 / 45 x 8 ---> 30 ---> 20
Bent Over DB Fly -- 35 x 10 / 40 x 10 / 45 x 8 ---> 30 ---> 20
Machine OH Press -- 110 x 10 / 120 x 10 / 130 x 10 ---> 90 ---> 60
Smith Shrug -- 135 x 10 / 225 x 10 / 245 x 10
Machine Calf Press -- 150 x 10 / 200 x 10 x 10 ---> 130 ---> 90
Front DB Raise -- 25 x 10 / 35 x 8

DAY 19

Back & Bi's - I started with deadlifts and only did sets of 5. These felt great and I enjoyed doing them - I think I actually lifted more than I ever have (I know it's not much, but I've never been much of a deadlifter).

Deadlift -- 185 x 5 / 235 x 5 / 255 x 5 / 285 x 1
ISO Row -- 140 x 10 / 150 x 8 / 160 x 8 ---> 105 ---> 70
Close Grip Pulldown (Row attachment) -- 180 x 10 / 200 x 8 / 210 x 8 ---> 140 ---> 100
High Row -- 125 x 10 / 135 x 8 / 140 x 8 ---> 90 ---> 55
BB Curl -- 85 x 8 / 95 x 8 / 90 x 8 ---> 60 ---> 45
EZ Bar Preacher Curl (Slow reps) -- 40 x 10 x 10 x 10 ---> 30 ---> 20

DAY 20 & 21

These were off days -- just walks with the dog and some R&R.

DAY 22

This is the beginning of week 4 -- upping the Androvar to 4 a day along with the others. Really got after chest and triceps today. I was feeling great from set 1. I'd have to go back and check my logs from earlier this year before I started leaning out but I'm fairly certain this is most I've repped x 10 on DB presses.

DB Bench -- 110 x 10 x 10 x 9 ---> 70 ---> 45
DB Fly -- 55 x 8 x 8 x 8 ---> 35 ---> 25
Machine Incline Bench -- 110 x 10 / 130 x 10 / 150 x 10 / 170 x 10 ---> 110
Machine Bench -- 200 x 10 / 210 x 10 / 220 x 10 ---> 150 ---> 100
Cable Crossover -- 35 x 10 / 42.5 x 10 x 10 ---> 30 ---> 20
Tri Pushdown -- 87.5 x 10 x 10 x 10 ---> 57.5 ---> 35
Hip Raise -- 20 x 20 x 20
Reverse 1-Arm Tri Extension/PD -- 40 x 10 x 10 / 42.5 x 8 ---> 25 ---> 15
Leg Raises -- 15 x 15 x 15
Incline DB Fly -- 30 x 8 / 40 x 8 / 50 x 8 ---> 30
 

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DAY 23

Hack Squat -- 300 x 10 / 330 x 8 x 10 ---> 200
Horizontal LP Machine -- 150 x 10 / 230 x 10 / 280 x 10 / 330 x 10 / 380 x 10 ---> 250 (This was burning my quads pretty hard -- I was surprised honestly).
Lying Leg Curl -- 130 x 8 / 140 x 8 / 150 x 8 / 155 x 8 ---> 100
DB Lunge -- 45 x 16 / 55 x 10 / 65 x 10 ---> 45
Seated Leg Curl -- 150 x 8 / 110 x 20 x 20
Leg Extensions -- 210 x 8 / 150 x 20 x 20

Notes: I'm still getting some gnarly back pumps on my legs days even with the Taurine supplementation. I also ate 3 bananas over the course of the day. The pumps came after the hack squats and I had to take a little 5-10 minute delay before moving along - I was fine after that.

Recovery time is essentially next day at this point. I'm not getting that sore no matter how much volume I'm tossing at myself. I'm also getting bigger pumps than normal in my biceps, chest, and delts. It's great.

DAY 24

Back and Bi's again - I'd prefer to have 5 workouts per week and split this up, however there's always something going on at least 1 night a week that is keeping me on a 4 day split, especially with the holidays next week.

I'm going to start adding some varied exercises in to change things up for the next couple of weeks as well as varying the order. The only day I might keep the same is chest.

High Row -- 135 x 10 / 145 x 8 / 150 x 9 ---> 100 ---> 90
Close Grip PD -- 200 x 8 x 8 x 9 ---> 140 ---> 100
Standing Pulldown -- 100 x 10 / 120 x 10 / 140 x 8 ---> 100 ---> 70
1-Arm DB Row -- 30 x 10 / 60 x 10 / 80 x 8 ---> 50 (I can do a ton here - I just dropped the weight and went for slow / hard contractions).
Alternate DB Curl -- 35 x 8 / 40 x 8 / 45 x 8 ---> 30 ---> 20
EZ Bar Preacher Curl -- 40 x 10 / 50 x 10 / 60 x 10 ---> 40
1-Arm Cable Curl -- 15 x 10 / 25 x 8 / 30 x 8
 

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Shoulders & Calves. As mentioned previously, I switched up some of the exercises etc and this felt like one of my best shoulder workouts in a while. Nice pump in the delts.

ISO Shoulder Press (Hammer strength) -- 90 x 10 / 95 x 8 / 100 x 8 ---> 70 ---> 45
Cable Lateral Raise -- 15 x 10 x 10 / 20 x 8 ---> 15 ---> 10
Bent Over Fly -- 40 x 8 / 45 x 8 / 50 x 8 ---> 30 ---> 20
Machine Overhead Press -- 100 x 10 / 120 x 10 / 130 x 10 / 135 x 10 ---> 90
Barbell Shrugs -- 135 x 10 x 10 x 10 (This is one area I don't feel like I need much work on)
Calf Press on LP -- 270 x 10 / 295 x 10 / 320 x 10 ---> 180
Seated Calf Raise -- 110 x 10 / 120 x 10 / 130 x 10 ---> 45
Barbell Overhead Press -- 75 x 6 x 6 x 6 (Just wanted to do something light before I rolled out the door)

I wish I had my previous logs on calves as I essentially did the same thing as before in terms of weight, doh! I could have easily gone a little higher.
 

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I have a couple more updates to post but here's the most important one - I was taken out last night with only what I can guess to be food poisoning. I threw up 12 times since midnight last night and had issues on the other end as well. Horrible to no sleep last night. Just started not throwing up about 2 hours ago and all I've had is Gatorade, water, and ginger ale.

As I'm 4 weeks in and supposed to be starting week 5, should I just call it and start PCT once my stomach feels better or do you think it would be OK to continue on? I'm leaning towards just starting up PCT but want other thoughts. I'm pissed at the timing.
 
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I have a couple more updates to post but here's the most important one - I was taken out last night with only what I can guess to be food poisoning. I threw up 12 times since midnight last night and had issues on the other end as well. Horrible to no sleep last night. Just started not throwing up about 2 hours ago and all I've had is Gatorade, water, and ginger ale.

As I'm 4 weeks in and supposed to be starting week 5, should I just call it and start PCT once my stomach feels better or do you think it would be OK to continue on? I'm leaning towards just starting up PCT but want other thoughts. I'm pissed at the timing.
Either one would be fine man. You usually feel better 24-48 hours after food poisoning. Totally up to you but each one would be fine. Glad you finally stopped throwing up. Worst feeling ever :/
 
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I have a couple more updates to post but here's the most important one - I was taken out last night with only what I can guess to be food poisoning. I threw up 12 times since midnight last night and had issues on the other end as well. Horrible to no sleep last night. Just started not throwing up about 2 hours ago and all I've had is Gatorade, water, and ginger ale.

As I'm 4 weeks in and supposed to be starting week 5, should I just call it and start PCT once my stomach feels better or do you think it would be OK to continue on? I'm leaning towards just starting up PCT but want other thoughts. I'm pissed at the timing.
Either one would be fine man. You usually feel better 24-48 hours after food poisoning. Totally up to you but each one would be fine. Glad you finally stopped throwing up. Worst feeling ever :/
 

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Got it - so you don't think the 2-3 days between taking any of the doses is much of an issue? I'm just starting to eat more solid food today - banana and some crackers right now. What an awful day yesterday ha.
 
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Got it - so you don't think the 2-3 days between taking any of the doses is much of an issue? I'm just starting to eat more solid food today - banana and some crackers right now. What an awful day yesterday ha.
I feel ya man. No as long as you start back up tomorrow or the next day you should be good to go.
 

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I feel ya man. No as long as you start back up tomorrow or the next day you should be good to go.
Alright - I finally got back to somewhat more solid foods the 2nd half of the day today and things seem back to normal just about. What a rough 2-3 days it was - moreso in the beginning. That means we've had 3 days of zero doses etc. I will resume tomorrow. I'll unfortunately not be able to get back into the gym until potentially Saturday the 26th - so we lost a week almost.
 
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Alright - I finally got back to somewhat more solid foods the 2nd half of the day today and things seem back to normal just about. What a rough 2-3 days it was - moreso in the beginning. That means we've had 3 days of zero doses etc. I will resume tomorrow. I'll unfortunately not be able to get back into the gym until potentially Saturday the 26th - so we lost a week almost.
Keep us updated. At least you're back on your feet for Christmas and Christmas Eve? Lol
 

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Ok, so here's the official updates since 12/17.

DAYS 26, 27, and 28

All off days that were planned leading up to the week of Christmas. The night of day 28 / morning of day 29 is when the food poisoning occurred. I took all of the doses as I indicated in my initial post for these 3 days.

12/21 through 12/23 was food poisoning and recovery. I didn't really eat solid food meals again until the afternoon and evening of the 23rd. I resumed my doses on 12/24 when I was essentially back to normal and eating normal meals (start of week 5 and the highest doses). This is where we'll resume.

DAY 29 & 30 (Christmas)

Off days due to travel and family time. I was eating normal full meals again and started the highest dosages. Very upset the food poisoning happened when it did, but hopefully it won't have much of an effect in the end. I lost 7 lbs in those 3 days and I'm hoping most of that was simply water weight from not being able to keep much down.

Day 31

Alrighttttt, back in the gym today and hit legs.

Leg Extensions -- 100 x 15 / 130 x 15
Seated Leg Curl -- 100 x 15 / 110 x 15
Plate Loaded LP (Fulcrum, not sled) -- 180 x 20 / 270 x 20 / 360 x 15 / 450 x 15 / 540 x 10 / 630 x 10 ---> 360 ---> 225
Seated Leg Curl -- 110 x 10 / 130 x 10 / 150 x 10 / 170 x 10 ---> 110
Leg Extensions -- 150 x 10 / 180 x 10 / 210 x 10 ---> 150 ---> 100
Stiff Leg BB Deadlift -- 95 x 10 / 145 x 10 x 10

I weighed myself when I returned home after the workout (not my usual time and not optimal, however I was curious after eating more solid food again the past few days). I weighed in at 195.6. We were at about 199 the day before the poisoning, so I doubt I lost much and will gain it back fairly quick. Strength felt good in the gym as well. Hitting chest and triceps tomorrow most likely.
 

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Eyyyyy - Just wanted to drop an update. Apologize for missing some days here as getting back to work after the holidays and whatnot has taken up some more time than expected. Weighing in around 198-199. Essentially back to the weight I was at before the unfortunate food poisoning. Lifts up across the board.

Anywho - been hitting the gym hard as usual and this past Wed was officially the 6 week mark. I am just going to finish off the bottles before starting PCT. I most likely have another couple of days but that's it. My last chest workout on Sunday I decided to do some regular barbell bench and repped out 225 for sets of 8 - felt great. Never been that easy before for me.

Today was legs and I felt real solid:

Leg Ext -- 130 x 10
Seated Leg Curl -- 110 x 10
Leg Press (sled) -- 700 x 8 / 725 x 8 / 750 x 8 ---> 530 ---> 350
Hack Squat -- 260 x 8 / 300 x 8 / 320 x 8 ---> 200 ---> 130
Leg Ext -- 200 x 10 / 230 x 8 / 240 x 8 ---> 120
Seated Leg Curl -- 160 x 10 / 180 x 8 / 190 x 8 ---> 95
Smith BB Lunge -- 95 x 8 / 145 x 10
1-Leg Horizontal Mach Leg Press -- 130 x 8 / 170 x 8 / 200 x 8 x 5
 
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Nice man. Good to be back in a routine after the holidays and the food poisoning lol. Appreciate the update!
 

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How you feeling now bud? :)
Feeling great still. I am actually feeling the strongest after starting PCT this past Monday - or so it seems anyways. Hit chest and triceps last Friday and had pretty strong lifts on bb bench and the others for me. Bench -- 225 x 8 / 235 x 8 / 240 x 6. Yesterday was back and biceps and started with deadlifts - did 315 for 3 reps on my final set which is the most I've ever done as I don't deadlift much.

As I mentioned, I started PCT on Monday. All in all, I had essentially zero sides on these products. The only things I noticed were some back pumps here and there and some increased acne on my back -- however these were only small, unnoticeable bumps, not red. I unfortunately have pretty oily skin already so this was inevitable. I hit my 200lb goal even though I dropped 7 lbs the week of Christmas with the food poisoning episode. I was 200.4 this morning. Fairly certain I hit all strength goals as well.

Hope to continue the gains through the PCT and keep on getting bigger and stronger. Really enjoyed this cycle and would consider repeating or looking at other options as well.
 
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Nice man. Appreciate the feedback. It's good things are still going well at the start of pct. no sides makes a cycle all the more better ;)
 

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Hey guys. We're coming to the end of week 3 on PCT and I've felt great through everything to this point. Continued to get stronger through PCT.

2 weeks ago I hit bench and did 240x8 250x7 250x3 and did my typical double drop set. Switched back last week to sets of 10 and did 225x10 for 3 sets. Always been a goal of mine to rep out 225 like that.

Deadlift is up to 315x3 and 330x1. Even went heavy (for me) on squats for the first time in a while and did 275x5 after heavy leg press.

I'll make one or two more posts as I finish the 4th and final week of PCT. All in all, this was a great PH cycle for me. No real sides for the entire thing even at higher dosages - just some extra acne on my back only and back pumps here and there. No lethargy ever. Fee great during PCT. I'm considering running the same setup all over again starting in March with the exception of maybe increasing the dosages sooner to keep them elevated longer.

Check ya soon!
 
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Nice stuff man. Appreciate the feedback. if you wanted another cycle try and get 8 weeks in between but a second run with higher doses would be great. I have ran the stack several times myself and have futures ones planned out for the year. It's definitely a legit combo.
 

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