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Description, stats, concerns and expectations: 
This cycle will be a lean bulking cycle such that lean, quality muscle shall be the end result. My TDEE is estimated, to a degree, to be at around 3400 since training 12 days straight with two rest days in between. For the first two weeks I will follow the diet plan I inserted in that section of this log. I will diet on the lighter end so that my body has a chance to get accustomed to the caloric increase from the diet I've been currently running during the cruise, which averaged around 3000 calories or less per day. The diet I've designed will have 3 parts; a moderate plan for training days (3500 cal), a low plan for off days(2820 cals), and a high or re-feed day that will take place on 2-4 Fridays per month (3600 cals). Protein will primarily come from chicken breast, and on occasion, ground beef, whey isolate, and casein. Carbs will be sourced from tapioca flour, oats, white rice, and pure glucose. Finally, fats will come from either olive oil, or coconut oil, and peanuts. I will be eating cabbage, or broccoli for the vegetable. I will likely add yogurt in meal 6, because I like the stuff (I get this Scandinavian style yogurt that is high in protein and somewhat low in carbs and an acceptable amount of fat). After completing the second week, I will reassess my diet plan and likely increase the calories to close to 4000, perhaps topping out at 4200 by the end of the cycle. Water intake will be no less than 1.5 gallons per day.I do not want to gain too much fat, so careful planning is paramount to achieving the desired results. Training shall continue as it has for the last 9 weeks, training 12 days straight with 2 days off in between. Monday=Chest. Tuesday=Shoulders. Wednesday=Quads, Thursday=Back 1. Friday=hams/posterior chain. Saturday=Arms. Sunday Back 2. Then, for the next 5 days it remains the same, except that arms will mix in with shoulders, and the second back day will be omitted (unless, my daughter is into going to the gym with me, then 2nd back is a go!).Training style will be focused on slow, concentrated, and controlled reps utilizing drop sets, super sets, tri-sets, giants sets, and rest-pause in order to achieve the requisite amount of TUT for hypertrophy. Further, I will also utilize higher sets (7-8 sets) with 7-10 reps per sets for squats, front squats and lunges. I've been using this style with nice results :) My primary focus during this cycle shall be pecs, lats, and thigh (quad/hams) development, and separation. I want somewhat larger pecs, a lower attachment for the lats, and upper legs to achieve proportionality with my shoulders, which evidently have no problem growing. This is not to say that I will not focus on say my biceps, which historically have had a slow growth rate, or any other muscle or muscle group for that matter. Each work out day and the group worked that shall be focused, and intensity maintained. That being said, I will work into the plan heavy sets for squats, deads, and presses (whether dumbs or barbell), however, strength is secondary to hypertrophy. This will be my first run using NPP and Stanolone. I have chosen to put stanolone at the end of the cycle since it is said to give the user hardness and vascularity second to no other compound, and what other way to finish off a cycle than being hard a veiny! I am using Masteron and Stanolone to aid in the control of SHBG for greater effect from the exogenously administered testosterone, and of course for the hardening effect that these compounds give the user. I may also increase the dosage of NPP, but that remains to be seen. I may choose to take this cycle to 9-10 weeks since I will be starting earlier than planned given that my blood work came back looking quite good indicating that it is safe to start. I have caber, aro, and adex for cycle support, and HCG throughout for the testes. I will be taking prosta-care, and beta-sitosterol for prostate and cholesterol. TUDCA, NAC, and a general supplement for liver support (Milk thistle et. al.). I would like to pack on 5-7 pounds of lean tissue during this period as last cycle, which was quite a bit longer, I was able to keep 8 pounds after I dropped the water. Looking to be at around 210. Start date is March 13, 2017.
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MUSCLEGURU SCORE: 94.0249
Average vote: 94.02 / 100 based on 3 votes.
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3 Votes ranked Test P; NPP; Mast Ace; Stanolone 94.02
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82 posts written for Test P; NPP; Mast Ace; Stanolone. Latest on: June 04 2017
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Day 84. Thus ends this cycle. Weight as of yesterday is 210 a gain of about 5 lbs, and caliper tested body fat is about 9.1%. Strength is definitely higher than when I begun the cycle. I finished the cycle with tren ace, test p, and stanolone. I ran the tren for 3 1/2 weeks. My diet for the last 4 weeks was at a deficit, with no refeeds as I didn't feel the need. I learned how my body responds to macros, which I believe is quite important for developing my approach to diet. I found that I respond rather nicely to higher than usual carbohydrate intake, I found that when I do increase carbs for short periods, I get fuller muscles, more energy, and greater endurance. I found that it doesn't necessarily go into body fat like it would in the past. Moreover, I found that I can actually put on lean tissue without adding much if any body fat by keeping carbs at or just above the same amount of protein, instead of pounding high amounts of carbs. I more or less intuited that for my body and metabolism profile I could do just that. I ran with it and it seemed to work. Perhaps, however, if I wanted to get even greater gains, I may have to increase carbs to that, and now I believe I know that I could do that in future bulk cycles with fear of too much increase in fat. As far as training, I found that my body responds well to high volume training. I really liked high volume for squats, and quads in general, so I have started to that for chest and back as well. I started the high volume training style for chest in the latter stages of the cycle, and strength started to climb again, pumps were and are fantastic. For chest development and improvement, I rotate between flat and incline for the first set, but still hit the following exercise with 5 to 8 sets using a weight scheme such that I am able to complete the 8 sets with good form throughout the routine. For back, I am focusing on high volume sets for bent over rows, changing the primary grip in the first set from over hand to under hand grip. I focus on slow, controlled movement throughout the routine, in other words, taking momentum completely out of the lift. In this manner I can really develop the mind-muscle connection, which of course is an ongoing process. I choose the different grips to focus on different muscle in the back. The over hand grip gives more activation in the upper back muscles and rhomboids (I really try to keep posterior delts out of the movement), while the underhand (palms up I guess) I can target the lats and lower traps more. To conclude, I've learned more about training, and diet, love NPP as a lean bulking compound, and found I can be flexible with macros with a little self awareness. On to the test/deca/primo trt for 12 weeks.
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SemperFi 3 months 2 weeks ago (In reply to blastthru23)
Great log, great cycle, great results. Thanks for taking the time to share this with us Blaster. +2 We will enjoy the new TRT protocol together! Hopefully our source will get the blend together soon.
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blastthru23 3 months 2 weeks ago (In reply to SemperFi)
I feel it kicking in at this point, perfect timing to say the least. I plan to put a log up either in forum or here. I have some ideas about how to track it and one idea is to take quad, bicep, and maybe pec measurements, oh, and calves as well to track size gains or losses. Will have to take in account diet too, which may be a bit of a curve ball; we'll see :) But it'll be really cool doing the same trt along side you SF. The SF TRT
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Day 77. Seven days to go. This week I will be tapering off the tren (which I started this morning). I was pinning 100 ed, went to 75 mid week, and now 50. The stanolone is some amazing stuff. It is all that its is cracked up to be; veins popping, strength increase, muscle hardening, and yes libido is stronger than I can remember. Refractory period is about 15-30 minutes. Training has been catawompus this past week, getting interrupted by life stuff, not the end of the world by any stretch. Diet is reworked to 2830 cals per day, with a refeed of 3100, which will happen on an as needed basis, but most likely on chest, back or quad day. I am going to go by "feel" rather than the rigid approach I usually take. One thing that has been nice as of late is that I am asked once in awhile if I plan to compete. If that doesn't make me feel like I made improvements I don't know what would! The answer to that question is "Maybe, but it seems I may be heading in that direction." To be honest, I am feeling the need to know what it's like to prepare for a contest, and everything that goes in to it. I have been spending time watching posing routines and have really come to appreciate the art of it. It is an art, and nothing short of it. Bodybuilding in general for me has become science, sport and artistic expression. It's really a blessing to be part of this sub-culture though I am only starting to get my feet wet. I've become very interested in getting certified, and pursuing an emphasis on diet and nutrition; it inspires me, and love to do it. It's really cool how a cycle ends up being more like walk-about, quest, a sweat lodge (tren anyone?). Let me say a thing or two about tren. The sides have become way more manageable. Night sweats aren't too bad, I get hot during the waking hours. Appetite suppression is still there as usual. Sex drive is crazy. The emotional stuff has been more even keeled, and sleep hasn't been so difficult. It was interesting to see strength increase after a week into it. So far this has been a great cycle, I mean what could happen in a week? Attitude and focus is key, there is no magic; magic is in the work I do. There is but one goal, and that is the process. Once I',m in the process, that is the goal. Improvements are always needed, and there is always something new to learn or experience. I will be less rigid, and more fluid. Have a great week fellow MG'ers.
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siegmund 3 months 2 weeks ago (In reply to blastthru23)
blast all i can do is :)))))) exceptional. work dedication and accountability. , superb
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blastthru23 3 months 2 weeks ago (In reply to siegmund)
Thanks Seig, I appreciate your kindness my brother :)
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Day 70. Not a lot to report this week. What I want to do here is to discuss what has worked well, and how I will continue or expand on training style. For the past 10 weeks, I have been training or have a developed a routine that to my recent discovery, seems to reflect German Volume Training. While listening to a podcast, one of the guest speakers began talking about GVT, a 10x10 approach. I was working while listening, so mu attention wasn't laser focused, but I got the gist. I realized that I had been using a similar technique with squats and chest. At first squats were 7x7, then as my strength increased, I went to 8x8. I was and still am doing something similar with chest, but the pattern is more of a pyramid, starting with a lower weight, working to a weight that I can press for 7-8 reps nearing failure on the last rep, then going back down by 5 pounds, then using a low weight to press to failure. I have certainly seen results in muscle size, separation, and strength for both my quads, and pecs (Pecs still need to grow quite a bit as my side chest pose has A LOT to be desired in my opinion; looks pretty good from the front for beach aesthetics I think). Another podcast I was listening to attacked the notion of chest to back strength; one ought to be able to row (Bent over) the same weight one can bench. My BOR is not the same as barbell bench, nor are my SAR's the same as my dumb bell flat bench. While I have made some nice improvements in the Lat and back department in general, much improvement is needed here. So, I have begun to use the same training method (GVT more or less) for BOR's both supinated and pronated grips as each grip targets a different angle for muscle recruitment in the lift. established a baseline weight for the BOR so that I know what I can pull for 8x8, the weight will increase this week as I feel I didn't challenge myself with the weight I was pulling, but like I said, I was merely establishing a baseline to work from. Not only will I be doing the 8x8 with BOR I will also follow it with 8x8 rack pulls. Thereafter, I will continue with my premeditated back routine for the evening hitting the other muscles for a complete workout. As time progresses, the attack may change a bit, but this will be the strategy for the time being. Earlier in this cycle I went from 3800 calories to 4100 calories as the goal was to put on lean mass while avoiding too much fat gain. Now that I am nearing the end of the cycle I have decreased back to 3500-ish (being a little fexible with carbs, though protein and fat have pretty much remained constant). This week I will take the average daily calories down further. to 2830, which is P:300 C:250 F: 70. I was combining the fats with 2 carb meals (meals 2 and 4) and two low carb meals (meals 3 and 6). However, I am going to change this such that fat will be consumed primarily with meals having low carbs, namely, meals 3 and 6 having the greater share of fats. Of course this is somewhat of an experiment based on Layne Norton's approach to nutrient timing where he claims that when insulin is in the blood, fats get stored as fat while carbs are used as energy. Is his notion truth? I haven't a clue, but I am willing to see how this theory works for me, as I believe nutrient timing has worked well this cycle for me, why not tighten it up a little more, or try a new angle. Keeps it interesting. IN line with the decreased caloric intake, I have continued to do cardio 3 times weekly, keeping the the heart rate at or above 125 for 200 calories, or 20 minutes. All that being said, I am utilizing the last weeks of this cycle to bridge into the summer cruise, taking time to reflect on what needs to be improved over the next 12 weeks, sharpen my focus, utilize what I have learned this cycle and expand on it. Stanolone is a pretty cool compound. Since using it I have noticed that aggression and libido have increased. I have also noticed really nice pumps since using it as well. I can't really comment on increased vascularity since I was running masteron prior to stanolone, so the veins were already popping. I will also mention that I am experiencing E2 sides since running stanolone as well, mostly swollen hands, I am not sure if this is due to more test being available due to the purported shbg controlling ability of DHT thus leaving more to me aromatized? Not sure. Al I know is that I have increased adex to 1 mg as needed, which has decreased the swelling in the hands. Next weekend, I will begin logging the test/deca/primo cruise, setting out the goals, and general diet and training split. I think I will post it up here in this section as opposed to tracking it in the forums like I did last time.
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Day 63. The transition to tren was absolutely smooth (but damn the libido just went nuts!), and I am starting Stanolone tomorrow morning for the final 3 weeks. I also start the TRT stack of test e/deca/primo, for which a separate log will be created along with all the good stuff like expectations and how I will track the effect of the stack. I keep forgetting to add that Prosta-care supplement has been very effective. Last cycle i used beta-sitosterol only and would still get some slow urination symptoms, and some hair loss (which grew back). While using Prosta-Care I have had no symptoms, and no hair loss while on Masteron (masteron often results in slow urination and hair loss, DHT sides). So, fellas, if you're running a DHT derivative, use Prosta-Care. Good stuff!Training has been going well, tho I have decreased the amount of exercises per day in order to accommodate meaningful cardio sessions. My weekly cardio target is 600 to 800 calories per week. Yes, calories. I have decided to track it that way since that's how I track my diet anyway. Besides 20min on the stationary bike results is roughly 210 cals. So cardio 4 days per week for 20 minutes or 200 cals. Either way. I may increase it by 50 calories per day, time permitting. I am happy to say that I am seeing muscle separation in the quads, I am very happy about that! Still much improvements are required until I am satisfied, which may well be never.
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SemperFi 4 months 1 week ago (In reply to blastthru23)
Thanks for the update Blaster. We may never be satisfied but there is great benefits to being content. I see this in you.
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blastthru23 4 months 1 week ago (In reply to SemperFi)
be content in and with the moment, but always know that there improvements to be made :)
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Day 56. Busy weekend so didn't have much time to write my usual long and circuitous blathering. So, it's gonna be quick. I've decided to run test at 350-400, tren at 525, mast p at 700 for one more week (just to finish off the vial), then ramping stanolone from 50 to 100 for the last 3 weeks. Diet is going be lowered in carbs mostly to 250-300 on training days and on low carb day (Tuesday) and rest days to 150. Protein will remain 350+. Training may shift slightly to higher intensity utilizing more drop and giant sets to accommodate time for appreciable cardio. The gains thus far have been as planned, and now I'd like to focus on a sweet finish. Weight topped out at 213-214 for roughly 10 lbs in two months with little fat gain. Definitely stronger, tighter. Time to polish :) All of you have had an indispensable place in my progress, improvement, both physically, and cognitively. For this support I am forever grateful! SKAL!!
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csancheezy 4 months 1 week ago (In reply to blastthru23)
This log has been inspiring in it's thoroughness haha. Your a wild man Blast. Good work brother, man Ive never ran my tren that high, have you found that at a certain dose the sides mostly just plain off and don't really rise after?
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blastthru23 4 months 1 week ago (In reply to csancheezy)
Tren ace. I have run tren at different doses ranging from 25mg/day all the way to 100mg/day. The sides (sweats, appetite suppression etc) start coming on at roughly 62mg/day (this just what happens for me). At 75mg/day it gets pretty intense, throttle is pretty much wide open at this point. When I've increased it above 75/day the sides didn't increase, but the tren "feeling", the cognitive-emotional sides seemed to increase (for me, that is not a bad thing at all). Worth mentioning is that at a 1:1 ratio test p to tren ace is where I could feel it, That was 350mg/week of test p and tren ace. What dosages do run?
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csancheezy 4 months 1 week ago (In reply to blastthru23)
Well I have only run one cycle that included Tren a so far, and at 60mg eod it began the sweats, trensomnia, aggression , which all tapered off around 70-75 and was manageable and saw awesome results, BUT once I hit the 80mg eod mark I began to get the mental and emotional sides which were not good thing for me at the time mostly bc I was going through personal stuff. But yeah I really liked it at the 70-75mg dose.
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blastthru23 4 months 1 week ago (In reply to csancheezy)
With tren ace, life stuff has to be in a manageable state, at least that's my feeling. Tren magnifies my emotions big time. Last tren cycle, I had to make some extra effort to get some air cleared between myself and someone that has crossed me a few times. I knew or at least suspected that if that didn't happen, well, things may well have turned out not good for anyone. I'm not by nature an aggressive person, but push hard enough, snap! Are u running it now?
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csancheezy 4 months 1 week ago (In reply to blastthru23)
No I am not currently, right now I am on a tbol, sust, proviron run, trying to put some lean tissue on slowly even tho I think I'm a little puffier than I want to be currently lol, but making progress. thinking of transitioning the compounds and dropping carbs pretty low for the second half of the run, maybe switch to npp/sust and run Var if I'm as low as I want to be, or maybe switch somehow from the sust to prop/tren a and then var if I'm where I want to. yeah last time I was on tren I got in an altercation in the middle of a busy street and guy went to his truck to grab a shotgun... yeah I was in a weird place in life at that time. to say the least lol. Anyways, any opinions on transitioning from sust to another compound as I drop the carbs?
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blastthru23 4 months 1 week ago (In reply to csancheezy)
I would take the question regarding a compound transition to the forum. Of course one could do it, and what you choose to do is entirely result dependent. I've never run sus before, so I don't know about a transition from sus to prop. Shouldn't be a big deal tho.
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Big Nasty 4 months 2 weeks ago (In reply to blastthru23)
Awesome to hear Blast! Glad its going as planned which is when you know you are doing it right.
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blastthru23 4 months 2 weeks ago (In reply to Big Nasty)
And, it'll be even better in the future! Endless improvements ;)
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Day 47. The cycle is going well, still. The caloric increase is working wonders, which is 4000-4100 (depending on the amount of yogurt I eat at night) Muscles feel full and strength continues to go up. I'm going to continue with 4000/week during the coming week, then begin tapering down from there. So starting week 9, I will go to 3600 (3200 if needed, but I may do that during week 10; I'll have to see where things are at when I get there. One week at a time). The trend continues with weight/reps/sets trifecta. I will either increase the weight and continue with the set scheme (example: increase squat weight by 20 lbs yet continue with 8 sets of 7-8 reps), or use the same weight, but do more concentrated sets focusing more on peak contraction, then repping to failure (example: standing hamstring curls with 55 lbs loaded, but doing 5 reps starting from a 90 degree angle and contracting to about a 60, then going from about 60 to a 30 degree, then from 30 degree to complete. Then repping to failure from full extension to contraction. Talk about a pump!). I've been using a similar approach to with dumb bell flat press for pecs as I do with squats. However, I pyramid the weight from 90's up to 115 and back down again with the purpose of completing 8 sets of 8-10. My approach is to get the sets out with good form throughout the set scheme as reps/sets and FORM are the important factors, not the amount of weight. For the most part, every workout gets this type of treatment. I am hitting back twice weekly. On Thursday, I will do heavy work incorporating deads, bent rows, tbar rows etc. However, accessory work is still practiced on this day as well. While on Sundays, I will focus almost entirely on the smaller muscles of the back such as lower traps, rhomboids, teres minor etc., using lighter weight for 8-20 reps, 4-5 sets per exercise. I feel that this approach s working well for the entirety of the back. Shirts fit differently, lats are popping when flexed, and getting some positive feedback from others. Satisfying to say the least. I admit, I am getting a lot of inspiration from a female competitor that has been frequenting the gym over the last few months; she is preparing for an upcoming show, and we may see her in the Olympia in the coming years. Another nice thing is my quads are really starting to show some separation. I should probably measure them as they seem to have grown quite a bit (Thanks, Calm for all those leg routines you outlined, I am still using many of them mixed in with other things I've picked up along the way. Been getting zits on my chest, back and shoulders more frequently since I changed the test p I'm using to a different lab; I think it's a bit stronger than the lab I started with.I've been taking adex more frequently, (E3D) and today I took half an aro (2 days since the last adex). Ego still seems to be flaring, but I pretty much have a handle on it. I channel it into a more supportive intent, than a shit talking "better than you" intent, I still shit talk, but I try to keep it in good humor. I am feeling a tad bit more snappy when irritating events occur, but I attempt to keep it assertive, while controlling aggression. It can be tough at times. Moreover, I have been feeling a little more creative lately, especially with writing, as some of you may have noticed. Forgive the weirdness of it all, but fuck it, it's fun. I hope some of you get a kick out of it, and I hope its not annoying. Now for the final topic I would like to throw out there to you guys: I am thinking, yes thinking, of running this cycle to 12 weeks instead of 10, using tren ace in place of NPP (350 test p, 525 tren ace, 350 stanolone). Why? To be honest, I just want to see what happens. I would like to see if I could get a bit more definition and hardness by changing compounds for 4 weeks. I like the idea of cutting the test in half from where it is now (700) in anticipation of the coming cruise period (test e, deca, primo; the SF stack as it were but from a different the source that was discussed elsewhere on MG), and simply changing the 19-nor from NPP to tren. I can't see the harm in it, necessarily that is. Now, I know I may very well get varied responses, if any, and all of said responses will be given full consideration before making the jump. I will definitely apply the good old balancing test so often used in US Supreme Court opinions (I thank former US Supreme Court Justice Souter for really putting the balancing test to good use!) Destination still to be determined ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ectGlC10IpU&index=5&list=FLIQKV2ku2xfvjzgcdbBOXlA
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Anonymous (not verified) 4 months 3 weeks ago (In reply to blastthru23)
I strongly encourage your weirdness. You can run the last 4 weeks out with the Tren. I'd just double the Stan :)
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Anonymous (not verified) 4 months 3 weeks ago (In reply to blastthru23)
I strongly encourage your weirdness. You can run the last 4 weeks out with the Tren. I'd just double the Stan :)
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blastthru23 4 months 2 weeks ago (In reply to Anonymous)
I was going to ask you about dosing stanolone... I'll start at 50/day, then increase to 100 by the end of 7 days. No encouragement necessary, I think I'm weird by nature, and probably some nurture along the way ;)
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SemperFi 4 months 3 weeks ago (In reply to blastthru23)
You never disappoint Blast. Keep going brother. Finish strong. Maintain your level headed approach and be safe.
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blastthru23 4 months 3 weeks ago (In reply to SemperFi)
Thanks SF. Will do :)
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Great updates Blast. Its awesome that you are learning and most importantly DOING what you need to do for your diet. You have made a lot of positive changes which in motivating.
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blastthru23 4 months 3 weeks ago (In reply to Big Nasty)
The way I see it is that we are in this together, we motivate each other in this process. Iron sharpens iron!
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SemperFi 4 months 3 weeks ago (In reply to blastthru23)
Nothing short of outstanding Blast. I enjoy seeing your progress and reading your updates. +2 Brother.
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Day 39. Feeling really good. The increase of carbs and protein have had a good effect overall. Muscles feel fuller even throughout the day, and scale weight has begun to increase again. nearing the 212 mark, and abs still show. Having control over diet is key for me. Increase and decrease macros as needed, or desired. Strength is increasing again, adding weight, reps, and sets last week, and will continue to do so this week. As always (more or less), I am concentrating on form, avoiding getting sloppy even as reps progress. If I can't do it with tight form, I rest and go again, often pausing for a few breaths at the stretch to pull or push for 2 more. Still feeling more on the aggressive side, and sometimes I have to check myself before I act or speak remembering that uncontrolled aggression may culminate in an undesired result. Checking the ego more frequently these days, as I truly understand, not just believe, that humility is the way to go. It's hard sometimes. Had to double up on the ai this week as I was getting more acne, and swollen hands again, symptoms have waned since. Getting a lot of positive feedback from others, which makes me feel like there is a noticeable change in my physique. Again, check the ego, dude. I am getting that I have a certain responsibility these days to make effort in supporting others, to take compliments with a "thank you, you're doing mighty fine yourself!" attitude. I want to inspire others just as I have been inspired. I want to take a moment a go back to diet. I've come to know that it is one's diet that makes the effects of gear shine. It's a disciplined and calculated approach that has given me the results I have obtained. I can make changes and notice them within a 7 day period just by tweaking the macros here and there. I will admit that I use intuition t make my decisions with respect to diet, while keeping a close eye on how I look and feel when I do make dietary changes. The beauty of planning a diet, is the ability to make changes consciously with intention and deliberation. Winging it is not a good idea, for me at least. Maybe someday, I will be at that point where eating is second nature, adding or subtracting without thought. But, I doubt it. This cycle has been one where focus and attention are the in the forefront of any aspect whether it is training, diet, or things in daily life. There is a spill over from one activity, namely, training/diet, into work, raising my daughter, driving in traffic, buying groceries whatever. I guess for me cycling gives rise to practicing awareness in life, bodybuilding and life are not separate, each aspect affects the other. Physical growth and mental growth do not have to be mutually exclusive, they intersect almost to the point where it's 100% intersection. Each rep executed with focus, each wire connected with care and attention, each smile genuine; probably not 100%, but the effort is there. Anyhow, there I go again, blabbering on. Until next time....
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Anonymous (not verified) 4 months 4 weeks ago (In reply to blastthru23)
It is a 100% intersection, Blast. The body grows only as a result of the mind forcing it to. The mind is the fascia, the body is the fibers. Once the mind has grown, the body can fill itself out. You're doing a great job of keeping your spiritual conditioning in focus. A healthy and happy spirit creates the conditions for growth in all forms. The belief that we can achieve something is what gives us the courage to behave like we can. When we begin to act like we can do something, the actions almost always lead to accomplishment. I have some ideas to make your arms grow if you want to go over them in PM. ;) Great updates.
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blastthru23 4 months 3 weeks ago (In reply to Anonymous)
I'll definitely take you up on your offer to help these arms up. Probably need a make over on my strategy, though I switch it up, I'm sure that I'm overlooking something. My hunch is fascia, or at least one of the culprits of stagnation
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Anonymous (not verified) 4 months 3 weeks ago (In reply to blastthru23)
Shoot me a PM with what you're doing for arms. I have a different hunch though fascia could be involved.
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Day 32. At first, I was going to say "not much to report her." Well, there is always something to report, otherwise I'd say I was just being lazy minded. This cycle is moving along deliciously. I did increase both carb and protein calories, and I have noticed that my biceps, lats and glutes feel a bit fuller, shirts are tighter, and my pants feel tight around my ass. Pumps seem to be a little stronger as well in the usual suspects, such as the forearms, biceps, calves (when pumping high reps especially), the low back. Strength is still on the ascent, though like last week, I continue to add sets rather than much volume, sometimes decreasing volume in order to accomplish more sets without sacrificing form. Squats, for example, have increased to 10 sets of 8, up from 7 sets of 7. Even with the weight at 300lbs, this was brutal. Low back and quads were both sore the following day in a good way. I have also increased sets on flat dumb bell press to a 7x7 protocol as well increasing the weight by 5-10 pounds per set ending at 110. I have also been practicing and getting acquainted with peak contraction training with low weight volume for hams, quads, lats, and pecs. The approach requires a lot of focus, and I have found that I can almost control which muscle in the quads will do the work to press the weight, almost. It's tricky to isolate the vastus lateralus, but easier to fire the medialus, for me at least. I am also focusing on the stretch with many lifts with the intention of stretching the fascia. I'm at this poing with biceps where I believe that it has to be the fascia holding them back as far as size is concerned. Still fucking 16.25". So I allow the weight to to pull the biceps at full extension, and really hold the full contraction here. Further, including a few high rep (20+) exercises to increase blood flow and pump. Getting some chest zits here and there and shoulders too, nothing a little ai won't cure. A little side note here: I now understand why NPP is a good intro to 19-nor-land. Negative sides (which are basically none compared to tren ace) are not a big deal, a little aggressive, but not too much. That being said, I don't think that it necessarily would sufficiently prepare one for the tren train ;)
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Day 26. First, I have noticed that scale weight is starting to slow a bit (topping out between 208.5 and 209+), so, I will be increasing caloric intake from 3500-3600 to 3800-3900 this coming week. I will increase the protein and carbs to meet this target. I am not seeing any fat gain, so I am assuming that my nutrient partitioning is well adjusted and insulin sensitivity still on the mark. In the past, fat would accumulate, this time, my waist is still shrinking (down to a 32 pants size. Bought a pair of pants with a 32 waist, but my legs won't fit! Dammit should have tried them on first!). Strength continues to increase as do the sets and reps. I do plan my routines ahead of time, however, I've bee adding more focused isolation sets with 4-10 second eccentric and contraction phases with low volume further concentrating on peak contraction and doing mini reps till it burns like hell. The endorphin rush from this technique is off the hook! This week in particular I did have two days where I didn't feel like training but did so anyway. It's at these times when it most important to go against the grain of impulse to be lazy (had an askew schedule that through me off a little; unfortunately, when my routine gets upset, I get thrown off, like getting tumbled by a wave while surfing). NPP is interesting. I am feeling quite aggressive. I've noticed that I have to take a few minutes before acting or responding to actions or words spoken by others so as to not snap. Sometimes I find myself looking for reasons to assert myself in an aggressive manner, so maintaining a sense of objectivity with respect to my mental/emotional states is imperative. I like the challenge. I was reading about nandrolone recently and one study reported increased aggression in laboratory rats, hamsters, and mice. Apparent;y, nandrolone somehow upsets the 5-ht receptors (associated with serotonergic activity) , but up regulates dopamine receptors. So, there may be a reward loop associated with NPP and aggression. Since 5-ht is interrupted, there is often less empathy in the test subjects. I find it interesting that I am feeling somewhat similar. On the other hand, Tren was somewhat opposite. One thing I like about the increased aggression is that I am typically fairly laid back, I'm a "benefit of the doubt" kind of person, sometimes to a fault. Perhaps if I let the aggression ride while maintaining self awareness, I mat be able to instantiate more balance between the laid back me, and the more assertive me. THe wonderful thing about aas that I feel is vastly over looked is the psychological aspect and the possible psychological growth and perhaps healing that can come with it's use. We mostly attribute AAS to muscular development, but AAS acts on biological systems that affect cognition more than we know. Take advantage of it , I say. The thing with hormones, unlike recreational drugs, which are likened to neurotransmitters, is that hormones have a long term effect, and this long term effect can aid in effectively altering neural pathways, thus resulting in a new albeit subtle psychological change. Oops, rambling again. Eh, fuck it, its fun! I'll end with a link to a song/video that I think in part sums things up quite nicely :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ectGlC10IpU&list=FLIQKV2ku2xfvjzgcdbBOXlA
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Day 20. Cycle is going quite well. Taking two days from training this weekend, which has been nice, but I feel like training nonetheless. Rest time is much needed at this point, especially for the legs, which are getting worked intensely. I am really enjoying the strength gains, and endurance this round. I am still increasing sets and reps, and on some lifts I am adding weight. So far, NPP is like tren without the sides. However, I am noticing that I am tending toward the aggressive/assertive state rather than the lovey-dovey state that I get from tren. The mast ace (not prop) is working well, muscles are hard and vascular. Love the veins popping in the delts, and chest especially showing on shoulder day :) In general, my mood is bright, and positive, mind is clear and focused. Chest day has been quite fun these days, utilizing a 8x8 approach on flat dumb bell press with high rep to failure to set to finish, and Incline Dumbs I am going 5 sets of 8-10. Super sets with flys on both flat and incline using hex press to fly combo for the super. Also, doing single arm side sitting presses on the Hammer Strength machines on flat, decline and incline to work the inner pecs. Further, I will do slow concentrated sets using the smith-machine for flat and incline presses, doing sets with a wide grip, middle grip and narrow grip (hand a few inches apart. Both the concentric and eccentric phases get an 8-10 count. Not keeping track of reps, just going to complete or near failure on all sets. Finishing with drop sets on the pec deck. Often, I feel I can keep on going! Every muscle group is getting this type of attention on one level or another. Diet is going well, though on rest days where protein is at 420 grms, carbs at 150, and fat at 60, it's a task to eat all that damn meat! Playing with my daily carbs sometimes reducing by a few grams to 4 tablespoons (rice, or tapioca flour), As long as my energy is at a good level for training and daily activities, I feel I'm doing well on the carb end of the diet. Getting some zits here and there and oily skin, all to be expected. Taking adex on an as needed basis still, and caber .5mg once or twice weekly. I think I am feeling like Thor these days...
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calmb4dastorm 5 months 2 weeks ago (In reply to blastthru23)
Sounds like this is a great run, you Beast you!
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blastthru23 5 months 2 weeks ago (In reply to calmb4dastorm)
So far so good M'Lady :)
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Anonymous (not verified) 5 months 2 weeks ago (In reply to blastthru23)
You're definitely going to become a human rock. That type of training is perfect for bringing out deep conditioning.
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blastthru23 5 months 2 weeks ago (In reply to Anonymous)
My muscle are definitely getting harder, that's for sure!
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Day 13: The cycle is going very well thus far. I am noticing that strength is increasing, in light of the increase, I am sticking to higher rep ranges, 8 for heavy lifts and going to failure or close to it on the final set. I was doing 7 sets of 7 on squats, and increased the reps to 8 for 8 sets. I noticed the weight was markedly easier to lift and wanted to ad 20 to the bar but instead added one more rep to each set and an additional set. Though I have an urge to increase the weight on the compound lifts, I am choosing to stay with higher reps, and/or increasing the number sets, for now at least. Not feeling winded at the end of sets any longer since dropping the cigs, that was a good fucking decision!. I've trained every day for 17 days straight, and if feels great. While training, time seems to disappear. Even with increased sets, and often added exercises to keep warm and active if a station isn't open, I'm completing the routine within 2 hours since rest periods have been reduced. Training legs twice weekly, one day focused on quads, the other calves and hammys. Back is also getting worked twice weekly, each back day focuses on a different aspect with different exercises for the most part. By the end of my last cycle, I realized that I could have gone harder with more intensity. With that lesson learned, I've fixed that deficiency by either repping to failure on at least the last set, or pausing for a few seconds and cranking out another 1-3 reps after failing. Focus is more on TUT than before, and spending more time in the eccentric phase of many lifts, and where possible, allowing the muscle to be stretched at the bottom end of a movement, and holding the contraction for longer periods of time (1-6 seconds). I've also been practicing using short rest periods with concomitant foot or toe positions. For example, when doing leg press, I will start with a narrow foot position for 8, rest for roughly 10 seconds, then foot position in wide parallel, then wide toes out, back to narrow, then the final set to failure on one of any positions. So far, my focus is on training harder and with greater intensity. The Pinning is easy, no pip even with the prop. Diet is still on point, however, I am adjusting carbs here and there often reducing carbs (tapioca flour) by a tablespoon (4 tbls to 3 tbls) in my protein shake, and some times a decrease in up to 10 grams with rice as I am a little paranoid of putting on too much fat. I know the decrease isn't all that much, but I'm searching for that sweet spot. I am, more than I would like to admit, raiding the fridge for yogurt in the middle of the night. I would like to be sleeping more as I am getting on average between 5 and 6 hours per night. I'm not sure what that's all about. I crash hard for an hour or two, then wake up a little bleary eyed, but have to screw around reading stuff, watching boring youtube videos or researching something (none of which is ever retained!). In two weeks i am up two pounds, fluctuating between upper 205 and 207, and my shirts are fitting a little tighter around the shoulders and the Lat/chest area. Needless to say, pumps are fantastic. NPP is a rather nice compound. The increase in strength is a lot like tren, but there really aren't any harsh sides so far. I don't really have any joint problems, although my right shoulder gives me grief on occasion, but, one thing I am noticing is that is like my muscles got an oil change. There is a noticeable change in the feel when doing a lift; feels like they are greased. I don't know any other way to explain it, it's just smooth motion at the cellular level, maybe. Libido is definitely waaayyy up, though it's like the way I feel on tren (tren turns me into a sex hound; I'll admot that it's ok not wanting to get to business every waking hour of the damn day!). All is well thus far, feeling good, staying focused, training hard, eating clean. What more could one ask for? A Mercedes Benz? Already had two, not that impressive in my opinion. Prefer American made ;)
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siegmund 5 months 3 weeks ago (In reply to blastthru23)
:))) glad everything going great for you. , i didnt read the whole post i cant. lol my attention span. i will say you deffently enjoy to write. :)) we spoke. , just might have a position for you in the near future :)
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blastthru23 5 months 3 weeks ago (In reply to siegmund)
Going real well my fellow Kinsman, Seig :) Ravens have been coming around more often than before, there is a certain energy in the air, not sure what it means or where it will carry me. It's not strong, but tangible and present. Let me know what this position is whatever it is, and whenever the timing is right :). My interest is piqued needless to say :)
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swolesam 5 months 4 weeks ago (In reply to blastthru23)
Thats a great update. Its awesome you're feeling the NPP "lubing" the joints, and you're liking it. Def quiting cigs is good not only for your health, but for your wallet too bratha! :) Are you taking AI and DA already? Or do you prefer to wait & use them as a remedy vs a on cycle staple? ... Dude, you worked 17 days straight? DAMN, you're a beast. i Cant do it. i do MAX 3 days on 1 day off. Thats GREAT. i highly advice you to sleep more brother, you dont grow infront of the computer and you dont grow in the gym. Only time you grow is REM sleep. Get some sleep in , least 7 hours a night i would say. If its hard use Melatonin, L-Theanine, gaba, and any other supplement that can initiate sleep and deepens your sleep. Looking good ma man, keep on killing it blast!!
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blastthru23 5 months 3 weeks ago (In reply to swolesam)
As far as ai and da, yes I have started both, well the ai is just continuing from the cruise. I take caber more on the preventative side rather than curative. I take .5mg twice per week. I was able to get 2mg pills on a 50% off sale, and they are scored for half or 1mg, making it tricky to snap the half in half even with a pill cutter. I'm taking adex pretty much on an as needed basis, as I'm not very E2 sensitive thus far. As far as the training non stop goes, I feel that I'm on roll, likely driven by obsession. I've always been that way with many activities requiring physical exertion on some level, for better or worse. But, I am feeling good nonetheless. Beast in progress ;) Sleep...always been a pain in the ass my whole life. I've taken nearly everything under the sun from herbs to pretty strong prescription drugs. Right now, a couple benedryls and an occasional benzo does the trick, was able to nail down 7 hours last night. I'll definitely look into some you mentioned above. Melatonin doesn't work all too well with me; I feel so groggy the next day.
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SemperFi 5 months 4 weeks ago (In reply to blastthru23)
Great update Blast. Love you dedication and admire your commitment to doing things your way! ;)
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This is not technically an update, more like a journal entry I suppose. I feel compelled to log this little bit at any rate before I forget. I'm feeling a hmmmm, effervescent. Yeah, that's it, a sensation of effervescence in the region of the heart. The concomitant emotional state is aggressive excitement, or at times excited aggression. I'm digging into the stretch, feeling the fibers elongated by the pull of gravity, that delis opus stretch then the fire of the pull against gravity, focus is laser, breath is steady and full. The peak contraction burns as hot coals as the muscle fills with rushing blood, feeding the fire with blood gasoline. Thought-free space as gravity begins to beckon the weight back to its loving arms to begin the process yet again, and again. This sense of working with and against gravity gives me the sense of infinite force, my gravity dancing with pull of the celestial body Earth with her molten iron core calls the iron in my grip back. I relent yet feel that fire, the force of the Great Mother feeding me with fire. Steady the weight falls, steady weight ascends to the peak, an enchanting sacred rhythm from a distant time, and of the present... Steady, focused force, a constant comfort that brings all the pieces into one working system...
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Blast is gonna kick this one in the ass!
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blastthru23 6 months 4 days ago (In reply to Big Nasty)
Yes sir!
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blast - im following this run closely bro. i ran the test p, mast p, npp combo quite a few times and LOVE IT. I cant wait to see what you feel and results you see on Stanolone since im interested in this compound personally. You tackle things from every angle Blast, and on top of that you take notes, you keep logs and improve from lessons learned. Thats a GREAT recipe for success and reaching new heights. Proud of you brother ! Im sure this cycle will be nothing less than stellar !
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blastthru23 6 months 4 days ago (In reply to swolesam)
Yes, the stanolone should be interesting! Holding off until the last 3 weeks or so. I expect it will be a great polisher with the hardness and vascular increase its proposed to cause. I like masteron a lot, so pure DHT should be that much more. We'll see ;)

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