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DayProteinsCarbsFatsCalories
High Carb Day440g500g60g4300
Medium Carb Day440g400g60g3900
Low Carb Day440g300g60g3500
DayBodyPartsTrained
Day 1QuadsCalves
Day 2Rear DeltsTrapsUpper Back
Day 3ChestAbs
Day 4Rest
Day 5HamsGlutesLower-Mid Back
Day 6Side DeltsFront DeltsUpper Chest
Day 7ForearmsBicepsTriceps
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Start Date: January 12th 2017. This is Phase 1 of a multi phase growth program lasting until the end of the year. The overall goal is a bodyweight of 275 pounds with a body fat percentage no greater than 15%. The Phase 1 goal specifically is a bodyweight of 255 with a bodyfat percentage no greater than 14%. There will be rotating nutritional phases within each phase to ensure fat gain is kept to a minimum and lean muscle gain never plateaus. The diet is made up of clean foods with one cheat meal a week during the initial phase. Protein sources include chicken breast, eggs, lean ground beef, steak and hydrolyzed whey isolate. Carb sources include white rice, yams, oatmeal, various green vegetables and select fruits. 2 gallons of water a day minimum every day. Non training days are spent creating an alkaline environment and detoxifying the body.
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Mister A 10 hours 37 min ago
Day 70: Ten weeks down. Long ester compounds are shining. EQ is my new best friend. At 250, this the most muscle I've ever had. A year ago I was 270, but my body fat was at 21%. I'm still in the 15-16% neighborhood currently. Abs are there in the morning, but gone after a full day of eating. Definitely bigger in every muscle group. Arms are at 19" cold first thing in the morning. At only halfway through the cycle, I intend to crush this one. This week, I began a new diet program and training program. Last week, I cut out the Stanolone. I don't think it has a place in bulking unless you just enjoy all the androgenic effects it has. I'm going to save it for when my body fat is lower. My diet is much cleaner now. I'm eating 4 foods: Steak (London Broil), chicken breast, white rice and spinach. I'm using 5% Nutrition's Real Food (Rice) and Whey Isolate post workout. I drink a swig of ACV three times a day. I'm using a 3 day carb cycle and an 8 day training split. Day 1 and Day 5 are my high carb days. Days 2, 3, 6 and 7 are my medium carb days. Days 4 and 8 are my low carb days (both are rest days). Training Program is a very different from what I'm used to. I group the muscles together by proximity so I'm training areas of my body rather than focusing on individual groups. For example, Hams, Glutes and Lower-Mid back is Day 5. Side Delts, Front Delts, Upper Chest is Day 6. I've moved everything to a low volume, high intensity approach. Each session is 3 or 4 exercises. 1-3 warm up sets. Then one set to failure with 2-3 drop or rest pause sets which take it to absolute and total failure. Sessions are about a half hour long. Rest period between sets are 60-90 seconds. And I basically just try to push myself harder than I did the day before. I'm trying to destroy myself every time I step into the gym. My macros are as follows: High Day: P-440/C-500/F-60 (4300c). Medium Day: P-440/C-400/F-60 (3900c). Low Day: P-440/C-300/F-60 (3500c). My TDEE is pegged at 4100c on training days. I am doing my best to train my metabolism to absorb as much food as possible. The idea is to eat as much food as possible without storing any fat. Currently there are zero cheat meals in this diet. The goal right now is to continue building muscle while lowering my body fat by limiting its storage. My long term goals have shifted so while I'm still in a bulking phase, I'm also looking to transition before the end of the cycle to bring my body fat down. I want to compete and I believe I have the mass to do so now. Another 10 weeks on this cycle with the Tren and Drol added in will put me where I want to be entering a cutting phase. Overall, I'm very happy with my progress and look forward to spending the summer looking absolutely ridiculous.
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blastthru23 1 hour 7 min ago (In reply to Mister A)
Great update and splendid focus MrA. The diet break down looks great, must be fun choking down all that food! Good work, and keep crushing it!
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Mister A 2 weeks 2 days ago
Day 54: The more clean food I eat the more my metabolism speeds up. No TDEE calculator can account for you eating 8 clean, fast digesting meals a day. I'll just keep eating more. My body can clearly handle 420g of carbs a day. I keep my fat at about 60g a day which is only about 15% of my calories, but my metabolism is so much more efficient than when I'm over 80g. On Sunday nights I'm incorporating a cheat meal which is anything I want. Happened to be a lot of breaded cutlets in hilot sauce and bacon cheese fries and a flatbread pizza. I cut out one of my meals so my daily total was around 4200 after that meal. A ton of fat in there. Which I think I need once a week. The Stanolone is revealing a lot more vascularity after 12 days of use. I expect a lot more from it in the next 8 weeks. The libido surge seems to have subsided now. I never got the aggression that others have reported. At least not yet. My Aromasin is at 12.5mg once a week or so right now. I'm just trying to eat as much clean food as I can now. Bumping carbs to 500g on training days. P:400/C:500/F:60 = 4140c. Rest days will remain at the 3820c mark as previously reported.
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blastthru23 2 weeks 2 days ago (In reply to Mister A)
I feel that TDEE calculators give a rough estimate at best,and are likely based on average Americans, which in my opinion you are well above average. Use it as a rough baseline, and with attention, the body will tell you what's working. Further, it can't account for fluctuations in daily activity, and like you said, eating habits. I believe eating multiple small meals throughout the day will make a difference in energy use than chowing down the equivalent calories in 2-3 meals per day whether dirty or clean.
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Mister A 2 weeks 2 days ago (In reply to blastthru23)
Big time. The best calculator you have is the daily tracking notes you take. If you're tracking weight and calories then it's easy to determine your TDEE. I'm significantly bigger than when I started this cycle but this morning I was 242.1. 3 pound gain. The scale isn't important. It's what you look like. If I gain 5 pounds on the scale and 10 pounds of lean tissue then it's a damn successful bulk. And thank you, Blast. You're pretty above average yourself.
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2 weeks 2 days ago
blastthru23 2 weeks 2 days ago (In reply to Mister A)
Aww shucks ;)
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2 weeks 6 days ago
Mister A 2 weeks 6 days ago
Day 50: Scale going up 2 pounds every day. Too much, too fast. Lowering daily calories to 3820. P:400/C:420/F:60. Approximately 400 calorie surplus.
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SemperFi 2 weeks 6 days ago (In reply to Mister A)
Whoa... You are not trying to go into hibernation. Thanks for the diet update,
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Mister A 2 weeks 6 days ago (In reply to SemperFi)
Well Stage 2 is definitely the heart of the bulk. If I gain fat it'll be during these 10 weeks. The last 4 weeks I'll be changing the diet again. But yeah, 255 is the goal. I don't think getting there in 6 days is necessary.
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Mister A 2 weeks 6 days ago (In reply to SemperFi)
Well Stage 2 is definitely the heart of the bulk. If I gain fat it'll be during these 10 weeks. The last 4 weeks I'll be changing the diet again. But yeah, 255 is the goal. I don't think getting there in 6 days is necessary.
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3 weeks 2 days ago
Mister A 3 weeks 2 days ago
Day 47: Bumping calories to 4000 every day. Protein: 400/Carbs: 420/Fats: 80. It's basically just Chicken, Turkey, Beef, Eggs, Whites, White Rice, Spinach. I'm just trying to keep it simple and clean. My lethargy stopped almost immediately after my blood donation. I do the Double Red Blood Cell donation. Doctor sending my blood work to me now. AST and ALT were extremely high due to DBol which is no surprise. She's making me get a liver ultrasound which will be pretty good actually. Started the Stanolone last week and have been using 50mg daily after my initial 100mg the first pin. It definitely increases my aggression for a few hours. I think I sweat more with it too. Will wait to see what else it does. My scale hasn't moved much since cutting the DBol. I've been treating this time as a recomp to make sure I don't get fat on this bulk. Now I'm going to start looking for weight increases. 4000 calories a day will be a good start. My TDEE on training days is around 3400-3500. Will adjust calories up when scale stops moving. Increasing training frequency to 2 on 1 off for now. This is the start of Phase 1; Stage 2.
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Dolf 3 weeks 2 days ago (In reply to Mister A)
Nice update Grizz! The way drol and dbol make that scale move is addicting. You'll turn that few pounds of water into muscle in no time.
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Mister A 3 weeks 2 days ago (In reply to Dolf)
You know it!
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blastthru23 3 weeks 2 days ago (In reply to Mister A)
Great update, I like how you used your training day TDEE to calculate calories. Nice detail, as usual. And, I appreciate your focus, it shines brother man.
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Mister A 3 weeks 2 days ago (In reply to blastthru23)
Yeah the way I see it is that the rest days will be when I really get into a surplus. I don't like too big of a surplus and if I start getting fat, I'll lower it. But I think I'll do OK here because there are some days my TDEE gets closer to 3700. It's also easier to be locked in on a diet when you're doing the same thing every single day. I prefer the routine. I try to create habits so it's all automatic. Wake up. Weigh myself. 290g of egg whites and 3 whole eggs. Pack meals. Leave for work. It's automatic.
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XXXL 3 weeks 2 days ago (In reply to Mister A)
bro Let you'r protein high 400 is good works perfect with roids ! very importan high protein is duty carbs is good fat oky good job
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Mister A 3 weeks 2 days ago (In reply to XXXL)
Thanks. I had my protein lower when I started out, but I respond really well to 400g. I feel fuller and I don't have to go so high with carbs. It works well for me.
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XXXL 2 weeks 6 days ago (In reply to Mister A)
yes perfect bro high protein is the key
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1 month 5 days ago
Mister A 1 month 5 days ago
Day 35: First things first. Ratting on myself because for the past 5 days or so I have only been eating about 70% clean. I've been sick, I had my birthday, a wedding and then some more lethargy and down right lack of discipline as a result. This is an anomaly and I am holding myself accountable and look forward to being locked in again, probably by the end of today. Moving on, I have great news in that I have finally found a doctor I felt comfortable enough with to fully disclose my situation and who I willing to monitor my health despite disagreeing with my use of AAS. We both share an ultimate goal to eventually ween myself off exogenous testosterone so she can prescribe me with TRT. In the interim, she will monitor my health accordingly. Next, I've cut out the DBol after 5 weeks. I'm enjoying the strength gains and the size, but the estrogenic side effects hit me pretty hard some days. Now that I've got my second run with DBol under my belt, I can conclude I'm a much bigger fan of Anadrol. I do not experience the "euphoria" most people claim to have while on DBol. I actually feel pretty shitty in general. My workouts are stellar and the weights seem lighter every week, but the rest of the time I don't feel great. I also think it fucks with my appetite despite splitting my dosage and taking it with food. On Anadrol, my mind is much clearer and more focused. I also experience less water retention with Drol. The strength and aggression are much greater and I actually feel better overall. The end of the cycle will give me the chance to experiment with a new Anadrol protocol that I hope will be more effective while simultaneously causing less stress to my body. I started GHRP-6 yesterday and will run it for as long as I can. I am currently pinning 100mcg on 3 different occasions throughout the day. All with blood sugar as low as possible. (First thing in the morning, pre workout, pre final meal). I notice slight hunger increase and hope to see this improve after the DBol is out of my system. My MK-677 source has discontinued carrying the product. Other sources are nearly 50% more expensive. My honest assessment after the first 35 days is that I have not noticed any of the side effects associated with its use. It's nearly impossible for me to conclude it's working. Therefore justifying the increase in price would be pure experimentation as I sought a new source. I am beginning to lean towards adding MOD GRF 129 to the GHRP-6 in place of the MK-677. The cost would be about the same for MK-677, but the peptides would come from a source I have had great success with. Open to thoughts from anyone on this. I'm beginning to think of myself as more of a DHT kind of guy at this point. I'm looking very forward to Stanolone which I'm going to begin using very soon. Also waiting on blood work still and hope everything comes back solid.
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SemperFi 1 month 3 days ago (In reply to Mister A)
Outstanding cycle log updates as always.
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blastthru23 1 month 3 days ago (In reply to Mister A)
It's interesting how compounds effect users differently. I'm referring to dbol, which many feel like batman, on the other hand, it makes you feel like crap. I'm definitely on the same page with you on DHT, i can't think of a reason not to use it, or a derivative if not for it's synergistic qualities. Looking forward to your thoughts on the MOD-GRF/GHRP combo. I've heard of using CJC/GHRP for a stronger gh pulse.
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Mister A 1 month 3 days ago (In reply to blastthru23)
CJC 1295 No DAC is the same thing as MOD GRF 129. To be honest, I'm starting to feel like less is more. It seems like the only game when it comes to manipulating GH is Pharma grade Humatrope or Serostim for 4-8 IU a day depending on bulking or cutting. Any other method of GH manipulation is a waste for me at this point. That's where I'm at now. Results need to be measurable against their cost in order to justify it. Using peptides for GH output feels like I'm pissing in the dark hoping I hear it hit the water. I'd rather spend the money on high quality food.
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blastthru23 3 weeks 5 days ago (In reply to Mister A)
Let's hope we hit water and not an electric fence!
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1 month 1 week ago
Mister A 1 month 1 week ago
Day 31: Birthday Back Training was a success. I started with 3 sets of assisted chins. Moved onto T Bar rows with a barbell (the way Ronnie did them) worked up to 7 plates for 7 reps. Moved to seated cable rows for lighter, squeezing work for 4 sets. Then DB rows. That gym goes up to 130s so I did them for a slow and controlled set of 10. Hammer seated rows. 4 plates for 12. Then it was time for what I came there for. Rack Pulls. 225 for 5. 315 for 5. Then I put 405 on and started making some noise. The first 27 reps actually felt pretty easy. They were basically fueled by aggression and excitement. This kind of set will point out your weaknesses very well. When I started the 28th rep, my glutes completely failed. The pins are set right at the knees so I was surprised to see just how much the glutes are involved. The first few inches are basically all glutes. I stopped after 28 and regrouped for a couple seconds. My hamstrings then tried to pick up the slack for my glutes and I felt it almost down into the back of my knee. I realized then that my back could handle more reps, but my lower body was basically done. The next battle I had was going to be with my lungs. Upon completion of the 29th rep, I had to make a decision to stop and regroup again or bang the pins and come right back up. Thinking that I was coming close to passing out, my legs buckling or simply dying, I decided to hit the pins and shoot back up immediately. That last rep was as ugly as they come. But I got it done and then hobbled over to the nearest bench to collect myself. I have my cousin's wedding today. I'll train tomorrow, but I'm taking a couple days off from heavy meal prepping and tracking. Still keeping up with my scheduled pins and dosages. Just giving myself a little bit of balance. I think it'll be good in the long run, at least mentally. My back is sore as all hell today so I'm satisfied with yesterday's workout.
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Big Nasty 1 month 1 week ago (In reply to Mister A)
Great update and fantastic back work! Heavy rack pulls and high reps takes some intestinal fortitude for damn sure. Love it. Happy belated birthday. Enjoy the wedding, give them some Lat spread poses for the pictures!!! You can photo bomb the grooms pics!! LOL
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SemperFi 1 month 1 week ago (In reply to Mister A)
I was confident that it would get done. ;)
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SemperFi 1 month 1 week ago
Happy Birthday Griz. Can't wait to hear about your success in your 'something special' experience.
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Mister A 1 month 1 week ago
Day 27: Now we're at 9 days without any AI and I am feeling better each day. Today was the first day I've felt great in awhile. Adapting my diet to eating less food before I train and most of it later on in the day has made a big difference. The hunger has returned. I'm definitely starving post workout. I trained for two hours today. Hit a couple more PR's on Incline DB Press and Decline Barbell. Hitting 405 on Decline Barbell has been a goal of mine for quite awhile. It's beginning to feel doable, but I stopped myself from piling on the weight. I know it's just the DBol and that my shoulder isn't ready for 405 yet. My new perspective is if I can't get it for six reps, then I can't get it. So could I maybe get 405 for one with a spot? Maybe. But I don't see how that's going to help me achieve my body composition goals. That's my focus. It's fun to be strong. It's more fun to succeed at what you set out to do. Overall, everything is growing. Everything is stronger. And I'm still as lean as I was Day 1. My conclusion on ACV's diuretic properties: absolutely amazing. You can barely tell I'm on DBol. I wake up tight every morning. The more food I eat, the tighter I am the next day. My calories are between 3700 and 4100. I've been dealing with some tightness in my quads, specifically the left quad that acts up every now and then. I usually warm up extensively on leg day before going near the squat rack. It's usually at least an hour into the workout before I squat. On Sunday, I was pressed for time and didn't get through my entire warm up. I only went up to three plates, but I knew something was off. Quads and hips were too tight. I'm hoping a couple sports massages will help. And of course, extensively warming up every time. If I can't warm up, I can't train legs. Plain and simple. One day at at a time here. Can't wait to train again! My birthday is on Friday. Gonna do something special for the big 3-0.
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blastthru23 1 month 1 week ago (In reply to Mister A)
One thing came to mind about hip tightness. If you see a sports masseuse, ask them to check your piriformis, its a deep lateral rotator that can cause hip trouble. I know its not a quad thing, but it may help in the hip department as far as squats are concerned. Its point of insertion is at the lesser trochanter of the femur.
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blastthru23 1 month 1 week ago (In reply to Mister A)
I had a sneaking suspicion you were an Aquarius... i don't give much credence to astrology, but somehow aquarians stand out, maybe because I'm one as well lol. Hope that "something special" brings twice the usual umm...fun ;)
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SemperFi 1 month 1 week ago (In reply to Mister A)
Great news and update. Your blood work this coming week should confirm. Great to see the group work together and get you back in the groove Ol' Man! Thanks Dolf for getting Griz re-railed. The cider vinegar results are encouraging. Your priorities appear to be solidly formed and you have a good handle on your age related limitations due to past injuries. ;)
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Dolf 1 month 1 week ago (In reply to SemperFi)
Sometimes self experimentation is golden. Being e2 sensitive I know the signs and symptoms of elevated or elevating e2, but didn't know the signs, symptoms, and feeling of crashing and crashed e2. I used aro on cycle to purposely crash my e2, and kept a journal on it. It may sound crazy, but my reasoning was to know for myself, and others. It paid off right here. Grizz it takes a lot longer to bounce back from aro than adex. My protocol after this experience is to use adex during cycle, and right before cycles end and into trt switch to aro. If you go too far adex is much more friendly than aro. Took me 10 days to bounce back from aro whereas adex it would only take a few days. Just food for thought. Happy to see you feeling better brother!
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Mister A 1 month 1 week ago (In reply to SemperFi)
That's the first time the term "age related limitations" has been used in my direction. Maybe I should apply for social security? AARP? SF, can you recommend a good geriatrician?
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SemperFi 1 month 1 week ago (In reply to Mister A)
Social Security is broke. AARP is a scam. Doctors want to keep you sick. You're fucked.....It's better to burn out than to fade away.
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Mister A 1 month 1 week ago (In reply to SemperFi)
I guess there's only one thing left to do then. Get big as fuck.
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SemperFi 1 month 1 week ago (In reply to Mister A)
Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we may die.... and get big as fuck until that day.
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Day 22: After 4 days without any AI, I notice a difference. A little less lethargic, though still not as aggressive as I would like to be. Don't have the same mental clarity as I'm used to having while on cycle. I have a couple different ideas as to what's going on and the next thing I'd like to cross off my list is a blood donation. It's been about 4 months since my last donation. I'd bet my last dollar my RBC count is high. I'm also taking into consideration that the a side effect of MK-677 is lethargy. I've been on it about a month now. The last week I've been sleeping very well. A couple 9 hour nights and even one 10 hour night. If it's the MK, I'll be happier than a pig in shit. Furthermore, I'd like to add that it's been nearly a year since I was last in a caloric surplus. My body has a lot of changes to get used to. I'm going to stick with the EOD training for now. I may do 2 days in a row if I'm feeling up to it, but I'm seeing a lot of benefits to EOD training at the moment. One thing I want to adjust is my training day nutrition. I've been struggling to get 3900 clean calories in on training days. In order to do this, I've had to ensure that most of my meals have at least 75g of carbs. I like to train on 2 or 3 meals so by the time I get to the gym, I feel pretty bloated and sluggish. The fiber and the slow digesting carbs like oatmeal and yams are not optimal for me prior to training. Nor is the pre workout muffin (despite it tasting very good). I really need to train on an empty stomach. So on training days, my pre workout nutrition will be very small servings of fast digesting protein and carb sources only. Egg whites and cream of rice for breakfast followed by 1 or 2 meals of chicken and white rice (40g protein/30g carbs). I'm not crazy about whey protein. It tastes great in my oatmeal and it's convenient, but I don't know how well my body tolerates it. Ill also be using 2 Tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar with each of the meals eaten before I train (I usually train around 12-1). The goal being to optimize digestion and get to the gym on an empty stomach. The effect this strategy has is placed on the rest of the day's nutrition. I'm probably about 500-600 calories behind what I would normally be at. However, I'm hoping that I'll actually be hungry when I leave the gym (I have not had any real hunger since initially increasing my calories at the start of this cycle). A simple way to overcome this is to increase my fat intake on training days to 100g. This more than likely means I'll be enjoying a homemade cheeseburger made with 90/10 beef on some sort of multigrain bread with baked sweet potato fries as my last meal on training days. It could also mean a slice of pizza on leg days won't be out of bounds. I had a cheat meal last night after falling a bit behind in my calories and woke up tight and vascular with the muscles really pushing at the skin. Some extra sodium once or twice a week can be very beneficial. I will use the Dandelion Root and the Apple Cider Vinegar on training days to mitigate the extra sodium and the water retention that makes training and eating difficult. On rest days, I will allow my digestion to slow down a bit by avoiding diuretics, eating more fiber and allowing the cells to volumize via water retention. I don't want to use ACV on rest days because I want to promote an alkaline environment. Also will increase antioxidants on rest days. Despite feeling like I'm constantly searching for ways to improve this cycle, I'm off to a great start. About 242-243 now. Definitely the most muscular I've ever been. By far the most vascular. Strength is steadily improving (Incline DB Press: 125s X 13 reps). And my quads are really starting to noticeably improve. Abdominals still somewhat visible in the morning.
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Mister A 1 month 2 weeks ago (In reply to Mister A)
Attempt at donating blood was prevented today. Blood pressure was 128 over 47. Second number is too low to donate. I think it needs to be 85 or 90. Good news is that my cycle support supplement is doing a damn good job.
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blastthru23 1 month 2 weeks ago (In reply to Mister A)
Damn, the bottom number is really low. Guess it's working almost too good. I always space which number is the one that matters. For some reason i think its the bottom one...
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Mister A 1 month 2 weeks ago (In reply to blastthru23)
Yeah I set up a blood test for next week.
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blastthru23 1 month 2 weeks ago (In reply to Mister A)
A quick little correction...ACV is actually promotes alkalinity. An added benefit of ACV is its liver cleansing properties. I'm wondering whether it may be a good idea to start the GHRP6 a bit earlier than you planned. I believe (and i stress 'believe') that GHRP helped with tren-based appetite suppression when i was running it last cycle. Just a thought because of your issue with consuming enough cals. That cheese burger sounds damn good :)
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Mister A 1 month 2 weeks ago (In reply to blastthru23)
This is something I'm struggling to wrap my head around. ACV is acidic yet promotes alkalinity? Unless I'm just wrong about it. I thought it benefited the stomach acids and thus was acidic in itself. If you can clarify this for me, Blast, I'd appreciate it.
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blastthru23 1 month 2 weeks ago (In reply to Mister A)
The interesting thing about many acidic foods is that once metabolized by the liver, they become alkaline. I know it's counter intuitive and i had to bite the bullet and trust the science. I wish i knew more about and understood metabolic pathways, but that stuff is quite complicated. An analogy that may help is cayenne pepper, while hot to the tongue actual promotes cooling of the body. In India, if you don't eat that spicy food, you will likely end up with heat rash, or other problems associated with high body temperature. Hope that helps clarify how while a given substance has an initial property, once metabolized has the opposite.
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Mister A 1 month 2 weeks ago (In reply to blastthru23)
Yes thank you. I can grasp the logic of it now. It's not just about what you do to your body, but it's really about how your body responds to it. The effect of something is only understood in its totality after taking into account the body's reaction to it. Compensatory effect. Now that I know this, I'll be using ACV a lot more. I have to find the upper limit of using it. There are times when you don't want to be alkaline, like during your workout. Finding the right balance is crucial.
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blastthru23 1 month 2 weeks ago (In reply to Mister A)
Speaking of Grandmother's wisdom, mine made homemade sauerkraut. Good stuff with added kick of beneficial microorganisms. Finely chop a head of cabbage, place in a non-metallic bowl, put a plate snugly on top and place a heavy object on the plate to more or less seal it. Place bowl in a warm location for about a week. Should be good to go. You can squeeze the juice from the cabbage to make kraut juice. Delicious!
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SemperFi 1 month 2 weeks ago (In reply to Mister A)
I use apple cider vinegar myself but I have never used it for another purpose than to support a healthy PH balance. I am using it at a much smaller single serving dose than you are Griz. I have not spent a lot of time studying up on it. I took the lead from my grandmother. Grandma is NEVER wrong. ;)
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blastthru23 1 month 2 weeks ago (In reply to SemperFi)
A cap full of ACV i believe is sufficient to do the trick
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SemperFi 1 month 2 weeks ago (In reply to blastthru23)
Been taking a teaspoon or so a day for years.
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blastthru23 1 month 2 weeks ago (In reply to SemperFi)
Gotta love the Grandmothers :)
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