Maximillia's low dose test and Sarms Recomp(?) Log

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Hello AM members. I want to share with you my journey over the next 12 weeks, wherein I recomp(?), and, if you keep reading, you will soon understand why there's a question mark around recomp in the title as well as in this sentence. I started this cycle with a simple objective- cut some fat, gain some muscle. So, I planned to be a in a slight deficit. Those plans probably have to be revised, please keep reading. I would appreciate your input on this matter as well. I am already a week into this cycle.

So, about me. My stats:

Age- 23 Years Old
Height- 6'3
Weight- 89.3 Kg (as of today)

Bodyfat percentage- 4.4%

Yes, you read that right. No, I am not bullshitting you. I don't believe it either. I got tested today at my gym, on the Inbody 270 machine, which is a bioelectric impedance machine. That's what it spit out- like Harry potter's name out of the Goblet. I was expecting something like 10-12% and umm, out comes 4.44%, what the hell? I thought the machine isn't accurate and the margin of error is probably big. However, some studies show that these Inbody machines are actually very very close to a Dexa scan. So, it can't be that far off. The study I looked at- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30472111

Look, I look veiny and vascular, but my midsection is not as peeled as it should be at 4%. I have some thoughts on this. Maybe I hold too much water around my abdomen? It's squishy.
Maybe, all that fat that I do have right now is smack in the abdomen? Or, my abs are just not big enough? I have neglected them a bit. Always working on the other muscle groups. Also, I got tested after my workout- I hadn't eaten in 6-7 hours, had taken in lots of fluid. Does that mess things up? I will go fasted in the morning and get tested again soon. Day after tomorrow maybe. I will post some photos of how I look right now, in the morning, fasted, tomorrow.

Regardless of the accuracy of this result, I think it's improbable that I am above 10% BF. SO. My original plan to recomp doesn't make much sense. And if the test is actually accurate and I am around 6-4%, then I am actually concerned about going too low with my caloric deficit.

Skeletal Muscle Mass- 49.1 Kg
Body Fat Mass- 3.9 Kg (Apparently)


So, what am I going to do? Let's see what I am eating right now, and the cycle design, and I will tell you what I plan to do, given this surprising new information.

How am I eating?

I am eating exactly as I have been for many many months now. 2500-2600 calories. 220-250g protein, under 50g carbs, and the rest is fat.
My maintenance calories are 3100-3200, according to the Inbody test, as well as a calculator made by Menno Henselmanns. It's a surprisingly accurate calculator, considering it doesn't have access to the kind of data the Inbody Machine does.

The Cycle Design:

Weeks 1-12 - Test 250mg/week (can experiment with a little higher doses If I feel like it)
This first week I actually took 375mg. Now it's 250mg here on out.
Weeks 1-12 - 10mg LGD 4033 and 10mg Rad 140, 10mg Mk677
Then a 5 week pct with clomid and nolva. Possibly, I will use only one. If they mess with GH and IGF, why take too much? Seems Stupid


I am not sure I will keep the Rad and LGD in for the entire 12 weeks. I am waiting on my bloodwork, a sample for which I submitted today. Depending on how my lipids are doing, I will decide. If any lipid value is even slightly out of range, I will probably yank them out after 8 weeks and quite possibly sooner. This is because I was reckless in my previous sarm cycle and was running too high doses, at chernobyl level cholesterol levels. So, I am quite wary of being out of range for now. I gotta ask you guys a question, if the lipid values are out of range, I might try to switch them out for something injectable after 4 weeks, how about primobolan? Is this a good idea? Please advice. Yes, I shouldn't be changing the cycle mid-way, but this is not a hardcore cycle at all, and I am fine with a little bit of controlled experimentation, to see what works best for my body.

So, What Am I planning to do?

For the first 4 weeks, I will eat like how I have described above and see what happens and where my body composition is at in a month. Then, I will go upto my maintenance calories in the second month, and depending on what happens, maybe go into a surplus of no more than 200 calories per day in the last month. So, my cycle might resemble a reverse pyramid protocol. I think that's not a bad idea at all. Makes sense to me, start out lean, get leaner, and see how much muscle you can add with the least amount of fat. I am fat-phobic, let's say.
So, tomorrow morning I will post some pics of my body, as well as share the results of my bloodwork one week into the cycle.
I am attaching some photos of the InBody body composition analysis result I got today, below:

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Getting tested after workout will see results. I did a test after lifting and showed I was 6percent body fat. I thought that was too good to be true. So next morning I tested before my workout, and got around 9 percent body fat, which is more realistic to me.
 
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Getting tested after workout will see results. I did a test after lifting and showed I was 6percent body fat. I thought that was too good to be true. So next morning I tested before my workout, and got around 9 percent body fat, which is more realistic to me.
Good to know. Yes, that's what I am thinking. I will get it done in the morning and see where I am at. Should be below 10% though.
 
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Getting tested after workout will see results. I did a test after lifting and showed I was 6percent body fat. I thought that was too good to be true. So next morning I tested before my workout, and got around 9 percent body fat, which is more realistic to me.
I once had a dexa say 9.8% then say 18.6% 4 weeks later. I don't really trust any form of bf testing
 
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I am here to give an update as to how this cycle went and log the results.

I had begun this cycle on the 6th of March and started this log a week after that. My weight at the start of the cycle was 84.6 Kgs. It's higher in my first post because my cycle had already begun by then. My weight today, about 2 months removed from the end of the cycle, is 90 Kgs. I have gained and kept around 10 lbs from the cycle, which was my goal.
The cycle ended on 13th june, so that's 14 weeks.
I followed the cycle design mentioned in my original post, with some modifications.
For the second month, I stopped the sarms and used 20 mg of Dbol instead and added 375mg of Boldenone. I also went upto 375mg of test a week. For the last month I tried test prop and stuck with it for 3 weeks, it was very uncomfortable and gave me massive swelling.

My last injection of test cypionate was on 15th may of 125mg, and my last injection of boldenone undeclynate was on 13th May, 125mg. I am mentioning this because of something I want to ask you guys regarding my latest post-cycle bloodwork. I finished my PCT on the 21st of July, approximately 5 weeks of PCT.

First, this is how my bloods looked on cycle, with 375 mg of test, 10Mg LGD 4033, 10Mg Rad 140, 10 Mg MK677, a week into the cycle on the 15th of March, 2020:

Lipids :
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Liver:
test cycle liver.png


Kidneys:
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Blood work post-cycle on the 9th of August, 2020, approximately 2 months post-cycle:

Lipids:
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Liver:

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Kidneys:

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Total Testosterone:

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So, as you can see, my body has recovered well and all the markers are in range, excepting blood urea nitrogen, unsure what's going on there, but not too worried about it. I want to draw your attention to my total testosterone, the value appears to be quite high. In fact, I have never had it this high in all prior off-cycle tests. Assuming this result is accurate, what is going on here? My last injections of test cyp and boldenone undeclynate were approximately three months ago. I do not think it's possible that remnants of them are still lingering about to this degree. I used HCG throughout the cycle, and then did a pretty standard 5 week PCT with clomid and nolvadex. I am happy to have high total testosterone, just mystified as to why it has happened at this point in time. The only thing that I have been supplementing lately that I never have before is Magnesium.
 
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I am here to give an update as to how this cycle went and log the results.

I had begun this cycle on the 6th of March and started this log a week after that. My weight at the start of the cycle was 84.6 Kgs. It's higher in my first post because my cycle had already begun by then. My weight today, about 2 months removed from the end of the cycle, is 90 Kgs. I have gained and kept around 10 lbs from the cycle, which was my goal.
The cycle ended on 13th june, so that's 14 weeks.
I followed the cycle design mentioned in my original post, with some modifications.
For the second month, I stopped the sarms and used 20 mg of Dbol instead and added 375mg of Boldenone. I also went upto 375mg of test a week. For the last month I tried test prop and stuck with it for 3 weeks, it was very uncomfortable and gave me massive swelling.

My last injection of test cypionate was on 15th may of 125mg, and my last injection of boldenone undeclynate was on 13th May, 125mg. I am mentioning this because of something I want to ask you guys regarding my latest post-cycle bloodwork. I finished my PCT on the 21st of July, approximately 5 weeks of PCT.

First, this is how my bloods looked on cycle, with 375 mg of test, 10Mg LGD 4033, 10Mg Rad 140, 10 Mg MK677, a week into the cycle on the 15th of March, 2020:

Lipids :
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Liver:
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Kidneys:
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Blood work post-cycle on the 9th of August, 2020, approximately 2 months post-cycle:

Lipids:
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Liver:

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Kidneys:

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Total Testosterone:

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So, as you can see, my body has recovered well and all the markers are in range, excepting blood urea nitrogen, unsure what's going on there, but not too worried about it. I want to draw your attention to my total testosterone, the value appears to be quite high. In fact, I have never had it this high in all prior off-cycle tests. Assuming this result is accurate, what is going on here? My last injections of test cyp and boldenone undeclynate were approximately three months ago. I do not think it's possible that remnants of them are still lingering about to this degree. I used HCG throughout the cycle, and then did a pretty standard 5 week PCT with clomid and nolvadex. I am happy to have high total testosterone, just mystified as to why it has happened at this point in time. The only thing that I have been supplementing lately that I never have before is Magnesium.
Test your testosterone again in a couple months. Clomid has an exceptionally long half life. Still, your blood results look great.
 
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Test your testosterone again in a couple months. Clomid has an exceptionally long half life. Still, your blood results look great.
Thanks. I see, so that's what may be happening. This is quite intriguing.
 
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Clomid half life is 5-7 days, after roughly 2 weeks it's out your system completely but that doesn't mean your test levels will instantly drop. Test again in 2 months or so if you want. I would assume whatever its dropped to by then is where it would stay. I'm guessing here but it's a confident guess lol
 
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