Bodybuilding: The Myth Of Lean Bulking

Go to any forum on the Internet and you will see at least one or two threads started by someone asking for advice or a critique of a lean bulking cycle.
The first thing that needs to be realized is that the AAS you use have a very small part in how lean your gains will be.
Yes, I have heard the proposed tren/prop/masteron with var or winny type cycles. Yes, those will deliver a harder physique with a dieting athlete, but not when one is truly bulking. And yes AAS that promote more estrogenic kick back tend to make one gain a bit more bodyfat, but in the big scheme of things your not going to notice a big difference either way.
In fact the best thing AAS do so far as increasing ones ability to stay leaner, is 2 fold. One, the body grows more muscle tissue and this new tissue increases the metabolic rate and the tissue now adds a calorie burning effect, but this also means gains can halt if more of the proper macros are not added back into the diet. Two, some AAS promote a bit more secretion of IGF-1 from the liver and its effect on nutrient partitioning and body composition are well noted as promoting a leaner physique…however remember the standard life of your bodies natural IGF is 12 minutes or so, once again a negligible difference in the big picture.
The sad reality for any of us is, in order to gain size, we must gain some bodyfat…and to lose bodyfat we must lose some muscle.
But, there are some strategies we can employ and some guidelines we can use when attempting to gain offseason mass with out making it look like we are some sumo wrestler in training.
These strategies are centered around our diet, not our cycle. Quite honestly the AAS I use make only a slight difference in the types of fat loss, or muscle gains that I make.
What makes the biggest impact is how we eat, and secondly how we train.
In the past 3 years for diets and contest I have used a carb cycling approach.
Its actually very simple and its predicated on a system that our bodies use all the time anyway.

The two types of weekly cycles I have personally employed and had good success with are a 5 low and 2 high or 4 low and 3 high on a low carb system…alas this can be used in reverse when we bulk.
Lets look at a 4 high day 3 low day system for the purpose of keeping this simple.
With this type of carb cycling we will eat higher carbs and calories for 4 days of the week with another 3 being much lower.

So for example the first 4 days you would eat 1.5 grams per lb of protein based on your body weight, and 3.5-4.5 grams of mostly complex carbs on your high days, fats will come from your naturally occurring food sources (trust me there’s more than enough) and EFA’s.
Then comes the low days where protein will stay at 1.5 grams per lb and carbs will drop to 65% less. On these days we will eat more red meat and take in extra EFA’s, this will be done mostly with the last 2 meals.
Now you may be scratching your head and thinking AJ has lost his shit, YES maybe, maybe a long time ago in fact, but this is science.
Those of you who have done hard contest diets know from experience what happens after a show? REBOUND. Most bodybuilders make fantastic gains after a show eating JUNK, and still look good for a good amount of time.
WHY? Well its all about insulin sensitivity…when doing a lower carb diet and cardio for that amount of time insulin sensitivity increases up to 3 times its previous mark, making the muscle cells have the ability to soak up glycogen and really kick start the growth process, while the body fat stores are low the body has a bit harder time storing excess calories as fat, it still does it but at a much lower rate than someone who has higher body fat concentrations.
So, when we apply this rationale to the off season we can see that on a much smaller micro scale if weekly we prime the body with lower carb days then flood the system again with higher carbs and macros we get a much sharper anabolic response to food intake that is independent of any AAS we are taking.
Its a simple cycle to follow, and it will work for most people, there are some nanomoles out there and there is no 100% sure fire one size fits all diet for everyone, but the strategy can be manipulated in to weekly cycles as well 2 weeks high one week low, be creative and experiment.
The other side of the cycle is during your lower carb days you get a bit of fat loss but since your 4 days of higher outweigh the low days in frequency you should see positive weight gains every week.
There is also the fact that when we attempt to straight diet (eat the same or more day after day) that our bodies lose the sensitivity to insulin and the carbs are easier and easier to be converted into body fat…not what we want here.
The cycle keeps the bodies homeostatic mechanism off balance allowing for increasing glycogen uptake and some slight body fat reduction all in one weeks micro cycle.
The days you are high on carbs the body is being primed for the low days by increasing leptin.
What is leptin- well heres wiki’s definition:

Leptin (Greek leptos meaning thin) is a 16 kDa protein hormone that plays a key role in regulating energy intake and energy expenditure, including appetite and metabolism. Leptin is one of the most important adipose derived hormones.[1] The Ob(Lep) gene (Ob for obese, Lep for leptin) is located on chromosome 7 in humans.[2]

Basically its a hormone that can really determine alot of how are bodies utilize fat for energy, low leptin levels mean somewhat inhibited fat burning and conversely higher levels lead to better fat burning.
When the body is thrown into a fasting state or heavily reduced calories leptin production drops off sharply, when food intake is re-introduced the levels return to normal and in the on set become a bit higher than they were at baseline.
So, with your immediate return to higher carb days that were pre-empted with those 3 low ones your bodies leptin production is greatly increased and this carries through the next 4 days of high calorie and high carb intake.
As you can imagine this means greater uptake of nutrients but also less bodyfat being deposed, subsequently the 3 low days leptin is still remaining high into the second low day or so (individual genetics allowing) that there is more fat burning taking place on those 3 low days.
So in short by keeping the body in this un-balanced state we can allow for muscle gains and fat loss simultaneously.
But don’t be fooled, mother nature isn’t…YOU WILL STILL BE IN MORE POSITIVE SURPLUS CALORIE DAYS PER WEEK, AND YOU WILL STILL GAIN BODYFAT. The idea here is to gain LESS fat than someone who just goes about this in a linear fashion eating more and more as each day goes by.
I have some simple guidelines that I follow during this phase:
1)cardio- I still do 45 min of cardio about 4-5 times a week- try not doing it and when you start to get really heavy and find breathing to be harder see how it negatively effects your training, especially on leg days…great to be strong as an ox, but if you cant take the set to the max point without giving out from 02 deprivation you will never see peak gains.
2)You MUST eat clean- eating junk food will only throw a wrench in the program. Allow yourself a meal a week but nothing more than that.
3)Like rule #2 as much as possible- DO NOT MIX FATS AND CARBS IN THE SAME MEAL. Carbs, and especially higher carbs will promote the release of insulin, insulin has two functions, push glucose and nutrients into muscle cells, and push fat into fat stores, its very easy for insulin to do this with a lot of fat from a meal present in a high glucose environment.
Carbs+Protein=good…fat+protein good…carbs and fat BLEH!
4)You should approach your training in a cyclic fashion as well, just because week in and week out you feel the need to push heavier and heavier weights doesn’t mean your connective tissues will. Allow for some weeks of joint recovery with lower weights, if you end up injured or in too much pain to train properly it will defeat the whole purpose of the diet.

The AAS I chose for this type of diet are a base of Test enanthate+test prop+deca…from their I may add 2 other ancillary compounds that I will switch during the bulk phase.
IGF can be used effectively during the bulk, along with GH.
If you use insulin it will enhance the gains but I recommend using the slin on your high days and then on the low days supplementing with 2-400 mg of r-ALA, Apple cider vinegar, and cinnamon. These supplements help enhance insulin sensitivity and prime your body for the higher carb days when insulin is re-introduced.

As you gain size your caloric needs WILL change-so from a weekly basis keep an eye on the scale and the mirror to see if you are gaining properly, as you gain each 1 lb of muscle it basically adds another 500 or so calories to the thermic effect, so that has to be accounted for as each passing week increases body mass…1lb of muscle gain not gross weight gain…1lb on the scale is nothing, I usually look and see 4-5 lb changes I can assume about 2lbs of muscle…if I’m lucky.
Try to eat as much whole food as possible, I know from my personal experience as the high calorie days go up you have to really be able to pound down the food and a gainer is just about a necessity…but if you can on your low days eat all whole foods. The therm effect of whole food vs supplement powders is close to a 5 fold increase in BMR- that’s more calories you can burn as fat on those days so try, I know its not possible every day, but if you can do it most of the time this will really work in your favor.
That is about my cycle diet for gaining.
Try it or not, it gives us something to think about and possibly apply to our own off season goals, remember the holidays are right around the corner so GET HUUUGGE!

HgH Protocol For Dummies(Human Growth Hormone)

Get Realistic:

OK, so where do I start. There are so many retarded questions out there regarding HGH use that it hurts my eyes to constantly read them. It seems that GH is the new popular thing to do. Not because it is a miracle drug, but because it is more easily available, and all the big guys are using it. Sadly, this doesn’t mean these new users are using it correctly. I see more and more users trying to save money by taking baby doses, while using some ridiculous protocol to simply save money. Yet, they are expecting unrealistic gains while doing so. Sorry guys, stretching 2 kits to last you 4 months isn’t going to do much of anything for you, and will end up being a waste…unless you are an HRT patient and not looking for athletic benefit. It comes down to this: If you want to see gains from HGH, you are going to have to spend the cash, and there is no way around it.

Dosages:

Dosages should be based on personal goals, and how far one is willing to go to take it to the next level. As a bodybuilder, there are simple basics. For fat loss and dieting, smaller doses of around 3-5 will do. Don’t expect spectacular results in terms of fat loss. The more you use, the greater the results. If it is fat loss you are looking for, then maybe Clen and T3 would be a cheaper option that will produce better results. If you are looking to simply stay leaner in the off season, then HGH can be more useful.

If it is mass you are looking for from HGH, you had better be ready to fork over a good amount of cash. Larger doses are necessary, and mainly in conjunction with insulin. Doses used for mass start at about 8iu of good HGH, and work their way up to as much as you can afford to be blunt. I feel that 8-10iu of good GH is realistic and not an over exaggeration. I have used up to 30iu daily with good results. I know pro’s that use or have used even more. The insulin needs to be incorporated to get maximum benefit from your hefty dose of HGH. Mainly to create that large IGF-1 burst. Insulin needs to be present when the GH passes the liver for optimal IGF-1 production.

Protocol:

This is what really bugs me. People coming up with some stupid protocol and following it without any doubt simply because it will save them some cash by stretching out the little amount of HGH they have purchased.

We have the ridiculous 5/2 protocol. Where did this come from? Let me answer… Internet board members came up with it mainly to save some cash by taking 2 days off of their GH use at the end of the week. Why? To save money, and they backed it up with a poor excuse for a theory to make it look like a legit protocol. The theory behind taking 2 days off at the end of the week are so that your body can take a break and produce naturally…kinda. Well, ok…except this doesn’t go along with the negative feedback loop of exogenous HGH use! Your body will be producing naturally daily anyway…the loop only lasts hours…not days. What it comes down to is a poor excuse for a protocol designed to save some money, with little to no scientific evidence to back it up. Not to mention that most people using this protocol are using smaller doses anyway.

We have Gavin Kane type protocol. Mainly injections are done PWO 3 times a week, using a hefty dose of HGH…your weekly doses split into 3 larger doses. Example would be if you are using 8iu/ed for mass, it would equal 5 6iu weekly. It would come out to just under 20iu 3 times a week. This is also used in conjunction with insulin and IGF-1. This protocol seems to work well for a good amount of people, and the theory backing it is somewhat sound…which I will not get into…as this is supposed to be a simple guide. The sad thing is that alot of people try to manipulate and twist this protocol to fit their budget, and it doesn’t work that way. Sorry, but using 6iu 3 times a week just isn’t going to cut it…in any case. I feel this protocol best fits you guys that are using a DC style training where you are only hitting the gym a few times a week.

We have the basic diet protocol. Taking your HGH upon rising, at a dose of 3-5iu every day. Granted, the less you use, the less you will see. No need to take days off, as it’s not that much GH and you are really looking for optimal fat loss and body composition. Too many people are using dumb doses like 1-2iu, which is nothing more than an HRT dose for my 90 year old grandma.

A basic mass protocol that has been used over the years is taking your high dose of 8iu+/pwo in conjunction with insulin. Taking it IM will ensure speedy peak levels and faster IGF-1 production. Since that is what we want after a workout while our IGF-1 receptors are ready to roll. This way you can ensure a good amount of fresh IGF-1 floating around when you need it most. This protocol best suits those of you training almost all week, with the occasional day off for recovery. Taking a day off HGH when administering high doses can be beneficial, to give your IGF-1 receptors a break. Besides, levels will still be raised regardless. This day off should also be your day off training used for recovery. It is not needed, and mainly comes down to personal preference.

Every day mass protocol would be the same as the diet protocol, only with a higher dose. Insulin is also a good idea for maximum benefit and gains for obvious reason. Tried and true.

There is also an EOD protocol that you don’t hear about often. A while back there was a study posted that taking HGH EOD at double your daily dose provided the same results with less antibodies. Now, this study had to do with children, but you get the point. I think this protocol would only be good for mass gains, and not beneficial for dieting. An example would be if you were taking 8iu daily for mass, then instead you would be taking 16iu/EOD. Simple as that.

I have noticed that some people use their GH on a daily basis, but pre-workout instead of post. Theory behind this is that when using sub-q injections, levels wont peak for a while….. after their workouts. The problem I see with this is that a good chunk of insulin should be present when the GH passes the liver for optimal IGF-1 production. It’s hard to manipulate it this way, so why not just take it PWO using IM injection followed by insulin injection or spike.

Testosterone Propionate

Androgenic: 100
Anabolic: 100
Standard: standard
Chemical Names:
4-androsten-3-one-17beta-ol
17beta-hydroxy-androst-4-en-3-one
Estrogenic Activity: moderate
Progestational Activity: low
Average Dose: 50-200 mg/EOD [for males] and 25-50 every 5 to 7 days [for females]

Testosterone propionate is a commonly manufactured, oil¬based injectable testosterone compound. The added propionate ester will slow the rate in which the steroid is released from the injection site, but only for a few days. Testosterone propionate is therefore comparatively much faster acting than other testosterone esters such as cypionate or enanthate, and requires a much more frequent dosing schedule. While cypionate and enanthate are injected on a weekly basis, propionate is generally administered (at least) every third day. Figure one illustrates a typical release pattern after injection. As you can see, levels peak and begin declining quickly with this ester of testosterone. To make this drug even more uncomfortable to use, the propionate ester can be very irritating to the site of injection. In fact, many sensitive individuals choose to stay away from this steroid completely, their body reacting with a pronounced soreness and low-grade fever that may last for a few days. Even the mild soreness that is experienced by most users can be quite uncomfortable, especially when taking multiple injections each week. The “standard” esters like enanthate and cypionate, which are clearly easier to use, are therefore much more popular among athletes.

Those who are not bothered by frequent injections will find that propionate is quite an effective steroid. As an injectable testosterone it is, of course, a powerful mass drug, capable of producing rapid gains in both much size and strength. At the same time the buildup of estrogen and DHT (dihydrotestosterone) will be pronounced, so typical testosterone-related side effects are to be expected. Bodybuilders generally consider propionate to be the mildest testosterone ester, and the preferred form of this hormone for dieting/cutting phases of training. Some will go so far as to say that propionate will harden the physique, while giving the user less water and fat retention than one typically expects to see with a testosterone like enanthate, cypionate or Sustanon. Realistically however, this is nonsense. The ester is removed before testosterone is active in the body, and likewise the ester cannot alter the activity of the parent steroid in any way, only slow its release. It all boils down to how much testosterone you are getting into your blood with each particular compound ¬otherwise there is no difference between them.

During a typical cycle one will see action that is consistent with other forms of testosterone. Users sensitive to gynecomastia may therefore need to addition an anti¬estrogen. Those particularly troubled may find that a combination of Nolvadex® and Proviron® works especially well at preventing/halting this occurrence (Arimidex or Femara are even more effective options, but are also more costly). Also unavoidable with a testosterone are androgenic side effects like oily skin, acne, increased aggression and body/facial hair growth. Those who may have a predisposition for male pattern baldness may also find that propionate will aggravate this condition. To help combat this we also have the option of adding Propecia®/Proscar® or Avodart®, which will reduce the buildup of DHT in many androgen target tissues. This will help minimize related side effects (particularly hair loss), although it offers us no guarantees. And as with all testosterone products, propionate will suppress endogenous testosterone production soon into the cycle. The use of a testosterone stimulating regimen of HCG and NolvadexlClomid® is, therefore, almost a requirement at the end of the cycle, in order to avoid enduring the dreaded hormonal crash.

The most common dosage schedule for this compound (men) is to inject 50 to 100mg, every 2nd or 3rd day. As with the more popular esters, the total weekly dosage would be in the range of 200-400mg. As with all testosterone compounds, this drug is most appropriately suited for bulking phases of training. Here it is most often combined with other strong agents such as Dianabol, Anadrol 50®, or Deca-Durabolin®,combinations that prove to be quite formidable. However, Propionate is sometimes also used with non-aromatizing anabolics/androgens during cutting or dieting phases of training, a time when its fast action and androgenic nature are also appreciated. Popular stacks include a moderate dosage of propionate with an oral anabolic like Winstrol® (15-35mg daily), Primobolan® (50-150mg daily), or oxandrolone (15-30mg daily). Provided the body fat percentage is sufficiently low, the look of dense muscularity can be notably improved (barring any excess estrogen buildup from the testosterone). We can further add a non-aromatizing androgen like trenbolone or Halotestin®, which should have an even more extreme effect on subcutaneous body fat and muscle hardness. With the added androgen content any related side effects will become much more pronounced.

Women who absolutely must use an injectable testosterone should only use this preparation. This is simply because blood levels are easier to control with it compared to other long-acting esters. Should virilization symptoms develop, one would not wish to wait the weeks needed for testosterone concentrations to fall after a shot of enanthate. The dosage schedule should also be more spread out, with injections coming every 5 to 7 days at most. Obviously, the dosage would be lower as well, generally in the range of 25mg per injection. Androgenic activity should be less pronounced with this schedule, giving blood levels time to sufficiently decrease before the drug is administered again. In order to further reduce any risks, the duration of this cycle should not exceed 8 weeks. Should a stronger anabolic effect be needed, a small amount of Durabolin® (Deca-Durabolin® if unavailable), Oxandrolone, or Winstrol® could be added. Of course, the risk of noticing virilizing effects from these drugs may increase, even with the addition of a mild anabolic. Since many of the masculinizing side effects of steroid use can be irreversible, it is very important for the female athlete to monitor the dosage, duration and incidence of side effects very closely.

Testosterone propionate is very abundant on the black market right now, perhaps more so than it was a couple of years ago. This probably has a lot to do with the fact that it is a very cheap steroid to manufacture next to some of the longer acting esters. In going over some of the more popular items circulating the black market at this time, I can offer the following observations.

Animal Power has a propionate product in Mexico called Propiotest 100. This is a 100mg/mL steroid, which comes in a 10mL multi-dose vial. The company uses several security checks on its injectable products, including a security holographic sticker with the company logo embedded in the image (see: Security Stickers). Be sure to look for these when shopping.

Quality Vet is making Propionat QV 100 in Mexico, which is another 100mg/mL preparation in a 10mL multi-dose vial. Just be sure to look for their holographic security sticker when shopping, which should assure a safe purchase.

Testosterona from Brovel in Mexico is still abundant. Brovel has been around for a long time, and has always delivered a quality product for an excellent price. Remember to look for the Brovel Hologram sticker to be sure you are getting the real thing, as there are a lot of fakes of this line floating around (not this product in particular though).

Ttokkyo has ceased operations in Mexico. This firm used
to make an excellent propionate product, but even old stock will be off the black market at this point. Avoid.

Testopro L/A from Loeffler in Mexico contains a whopping 250mg/mL, at least according to the label on this 10mL multi-dose vial. Loeffler products seem to have been hit or miss in quality lately though, and a previous test of this item in particular showed it to have a bit over 133mg of testosterone propionate in each mL. This is a little better than half of the label claim, which leaves us wondering if Loeffler has ever produced a true 250mg/mL testosterone propionate. Hopefully, I will have the opportunity to test some lots in the future to find out.

Testolic from Body Research is no longer being made, following a raid on their facilities last year. Currently the Body Research name is being used by counterfeiters in Eastern Europe, mostly to make products with questionable contents.

British Dragon also makes Testabol Propionate in Thailand, another export only item (you will not find it is pharmacies when shopping on vacation). The BD line is very hot right now, with a very good reputation. Note that the have stopped using hologram stickers on their injectable products. Instead, they are using a red or blue metallic foil inlay on their labels. Be sure the product name is also formed directly into the plastic on the flip off top, and once removed reveals a dragon logo directly in the rubber stopper.

BM Pharmaceuticals is a quasi-legit company in India that makes a brand of testosterone propionate called Testopin-100. As the name indicates, it contains 100mg/mL of steroid. It is packaged in both 1 mL glass ampules and 2mL multi-dose vials. Currently, fakes of this line are not much of a problem.

Jelfa makes Testosteronum Propionicum in Poland, which makes its way most often to the European black market (rarely to the U.S.). However, it only contains 25mg of steroid in each 1 mL ampule, so it doesn’t stack up much to the more popular 100mg/mL products here in the States.

Virormone is still manufactured in the U.K., most recently by the firm Nordic. These 2mL 100mg ampules are not extremely popular in the U.s., but do circulate here from time to time. The UK has been taking steroid distribution more seriously as of late, limiting greatly the supply of domestic drugs making it to the international black market.

No testosterone propionate products are being manufactured in the U.S. at this time, so avoid all such products on the black market.

Vetoquinol sells a propionate in Canada, called Anatest. This steroid used to be sold under the Sterivet label, which is not another company but the parent company of Vetoquinol. Anatest contains 100mg/mL of testosterone propionate in a 10ml vial, giving it a dosage and volume comparable to many of the higher dosed veterinary items on the black market. Combine this with the rigid standards of Canadian drug manufacturing (if you find a legitimate product), and Anatest starts looking like an excellent product if you come across it. Unfortunately, the firm doesn’t use any hologram or sophisticated security measures. Shop carefully.

How To Create The Perfect Cycle

How to create the perfect cycle for you

INTRO:
So you want to create the perfect cycle for yourself. So how do you go about this? Well there’s a lot of things you need to know before you can sit down and create yourself a perfect cycle.

The most important thing you need to know is what your EXACT goals are for THIS cycle. From here you can figure out exactly what steroids are right for you and at what dosages.

BASICS:
So what about steroids, ancillaries, and other drugs do you need to know? You need to know the basics of the most popular drugs available.

Steroids:
-Testosterone (Enan, Cyp, Prop, Sust, Omna)/Test
-Deca-Durabolin/Deca
-Equipose/EQ
-Dianabol/D-bol
-Winstrol/Winny
-Anadrol/Drol
-Halotestin/Halo
-Anavar/Var
-Tren/Fina
-Primobolan/Primo

Ancillaries:
-Nolvadex/Nolva (Tamoxifen)
-Arimidex/Arim (Anastrozole)
-Femera/Fem (Letrozole)
-Aromasin (Exemestane)
-Clomid
-HCG
-Proviron (technically a steroid, but oft considered an ancillary)
-Finasteride
-Bromocriptine/Bromo

Other BBing/Performance Enhancing Drugs:
-Clenbuterol/Clen
-Cytomel/Cynomel/T3
-DNP
-Insulin/Slin
-Human Growth Hormone/hGH/GH
-EPO

There are of course many other types of steroids, ancillaries and sports enhancing drugs, but they are extremely rare. I won’t go into a full discussion about each of the drugs above, but will just list properties of the drugs and state which steroids have those properties.

-Large Mass Steroids: Test, Deca, Drol, D-bol and to a lesser extent: EQ, Primo
-Strength Steroids: Test, Drol, D-bol, Tren and to a lesser extent: Halo, Var
-Steroids that have low/no aromatization: Drol, EQ, Primo, Halo, Var, Tren, Winny
-Steroids that raise red blood cell count: EQ, Drol and to a lesser extent: most others
-Low-Lean Mass Steroids: Winny, Halo, Var, Tren
-Steroids with direct fat-burning properties: Test, Tren, Var
-Mostly Androgenic Steroids: Halo, Methyltest
-Mostly Anabolic Steroids: Deca, EQ, Primo, Winny, Var
-Highly Anabolic Androgens: D-bol, Drol, Tren
-Mostly even Androgenic/Anabolic Steroids: Test
-Steroid most likely to cause aggression: Tren
-Liver Toxic Steroids: D-bol, Winny, Drol, Halo, Methyltest, Var
-Short Acting Steroids: Test Prop, D-bol, Winny, Drol, Halo, Var, Tren
-Long Acting Steroids: Test Enan, Test Cyp, Deca, EQ, Primo, Sust, Omna
-Progestins: Deca, Anadrol
-Prolactins: Tren
-Acts like an estrogen: Anadrol
-Anti-Progestin: Winny* (anecdotal evidence)
-Drugs for Mass (excluding AAS): Slin
-Drugs for Strength (excluding AAS): Slin, GH
-Anti-Aromatases: Arimidex, Femera, Aromasin, Proviron
-Anti-Estrogens: Nolvadex, Clomid
-Anti-Androgens: Finasteride
-Fat Burners: Clen, T3, DNP, GH
-Anti-Prolactin: Bromo
-Stimulates LH release: HCG
-Aids HPTA recovery: Clomid, Nolva, GH
-Drugs that increase red-blood cell count (excluding AAS): EPO, GH
-Drugs that raise IGF-1 (excluding oral AAS): Slin, GH

THEORY:
Ok so now that you know what drugs do what, we can begin to discuss what properties a cycle should have. From there we can begin to see how these drugs can be combined to form a “stack.” The idea behind the stack is to create a synergy between the drugs involved to give an effect that’s greater than the sum of the parts.

Mass Cycles:
These are cycles were all out mass is required. Here we give no consideration to fat gain, water gain or any of that stuff. We are just looking to pack on as much muscle as possible (don’t forget, water and fat are GOOD for muscle gains).

To get all out mass, we need to attack our system from all angles. We need steroids that are highly androgenic and highly anabolic. We need steroids that are known to pack on a lot of mass. In general, steroids that do not aromatize, do not activate the AR and do not pack on a lot of mass aren’t needed. For injectables we would rather have long acting esters than short ones, as the long acting esters tend to pool up in your blood and generally leave you with more hormone at any given point. For orals we prefer those that either aromatize heavily, or cause an explosion of mass by similar estrogenic properties. The use of orals is mainly to kick off the mass cycle, gives you near instant results and puts your body in a good anabolic state when the long acting esters kick in.

With all that said the best steroids for mass are: Test Enan, Test Cyp, Deca, D-bol and Drol. Advanced users can also use things like Insulin and GH.

Cutting Cycles:
Realize that with the exception of Test, Tren and Anavar, no steroid has a direct impact on fat burning. Even Test, Tren and Var have limited effects on fat burning. You shouldn’t go into a cutting cycle with the mindset of “These steroids are going to help me loose fat.” Instead you should think of the steroids as muscle sparring. Basically you’re using them to preserve the muscle that you have, while, diet, cardio and your true fat burners (like Clen, DNP and T3) work on the fat. All steroids listed above meet the first requirement; they will all help you retain muscle in a calorie deficient diet. However, if you are cutting you certainly do not want your steroids to be in the way either. Some steroids (drol) actually make it harder to loose fat. Others can bloat you up so bad that even with a low body fat percentage, most of your definition can be lost. So what we need here is steroids that are more androgenic than anabolic. We need steroids that have direct fat burning properties and steroids that do not aromatize heavily. If we do use a long acting ester, we would prefer to use one that doesn’t aromatize heavily, if the injectable does aromatize significantly, we would prefer to use a short acting ester as short acting esters don’t pool up, and an anti-aromatase would be a good idea.

Best fat burners: Clen and T3. Advanced users may also use DNP and GH

Best steroids for cutting: Test Prop, EQ, Primo, Tren, Winny, Halo, Proviron, Var

Sports/Performance Enhancing Cycles:
Now I can’t claim that I know what’s really best for a non-bodybuilding athlete. But I can take a guess and you guys that do participate in sports can probably figure it out given my explanations.

First let’s look at sports that require strength without increased mass. Obviously any “mass builder” is out the door. Any steroid that aromatizes heavily is not desirable here, as the extra water will certainly make you put on weight. Your best drugs for this purpose would be: Halo, Winny, Var and GH. If you can afford a few extra pounds (like in the offseason or what not), Tren would also be a good steroid.

Now let’s look at cycles for sports that require endurance. As we’ve discussed before, some steroids increase red blood cell count significantly; this equals better endurance performance. The best drugs to use for this purpose are EQ, GH and EPO. Because EPO can have such a drastic effect on red blood cell count, it is NOT recommended that you use it along with steroids.

POST-CYCLE THERAPY (PCT):
When you use any steroid, your HPTA will be suppressed. What this means is that your system is not producing any endogenous testosterone, which means you won’t have any hormone to help maintain your gains. What good is a cycle if you can’t keep your gains? So the key to cycling is to get your endogenous test back on track ASAP.

One thing that will hinder HPTA activation is excess estrogen, whether it is from aromatizable steroids used in your cycle or whether it be endogenous estrogen. Using anti-estrogens like Clomid and Nolva will help prevent this negative feedback.

When your body sends out LH (leutinizing hormone), it signals your testicles to begin producing test again. During your cycle, LH release will be suppressed and will remain suppressed for a few weeks after your cycle. HCG mimics LH and helps your testicles start producing testosterone. For our purposes we should view HCG as a “bridge” between your cycle and the time your LH returns to normal function. However, HCG when used to heavily or for too long will actually suppress natural test production so it can be counter productive.

Different cycles will suppress your HPTA to different degrees. Cycles including Deca and Fina will be more suppressive than cycles including Var and Primo. I don’t have the energy to design a post cycle therapy for each cycle, so I will post here a post cycle therapy program that should help you recover from any sane and sensible cycle.

Before we outline the universal post-cycle therapy, we need to define when a cycle officially ends. If you are using long acting esters, your cycle ends 2-3 weeks after you take your last shot of the long ester (I wont explain why, just accept it). If you are using ONLY short acting steroids OR your last shot of long acting steroids was over 3 weeks ago, and the only thing you’ve been running since then is short acting steroids, then your cycle officially ends the last day of administration of your steroids.

So given that, here is the universal post-cycle recovery program:

HCG
2 Weeks Before End of Cycle: HCG @ 1500IUs 3 times a week
1 Week Before End of Cycle: HCG @ 1500IUs 3 times a week
First Week Post-Cycle: HCG @ 1500IUs 2 times a week

Clomid
Day 1 Post Cycle: Clomid @ 300mg
Days 2-14: Clomid @ 100mg ED
Days 15-28: Clomid @ 50mg ED

Nolva
Days 1-28: Nolva @ 20mg ED

More advanced users can also experiment with GH, Slin and DNP.
Written by: Duanabol

Fake Hygetropin Alert!

OK guys. The issue of the fake hygetropin hgh has been finally resolved and Zhongshan hygene biopharm has posted on their website that they DO NOT MAKE any hygetropin.

http://www.biohygene.com/en/newse_ny.asp?id=65

So all the website that claim that the hygetropin hgh is made by Zhongshan Hygene Biopharm are fake websites and their products are fake also (www.hygetropin.com.cn and www.hygetropinpro.com)

www.hygetropin.com.cn cliams the following in there website

http://www.hygetropin.com.cn/index.p…52&It emid=58
(read point no 5)

they say the following:
Our website is directly under controlled by Hygene Biopharm. And it doesn’t exist the relationship of distributors and manufacture.

but in actual fact the zhongshan hygene biopharm disputes that fact and they have cleared come out with the statement that they have nothing to do with product Hygetropin. they only make riptropin hgh which is their new product.

the one and only official website for hygetropin is

www.hygetropin.cn

Steroids:Natural vs. Steroids

How big can you really get without performance enhancing drugs? This is a question that many people want to know the answer to. I respect bodybuilders who train naturally but there is only “so big” when it comes to diet, training, and supplements alone. I have seen quite a few guys at local gyms claiming that they have never used drugs and they looked great! It really comes down to how far your genetics will take you, and it also has alot to do with how long you have been training for as well.

There is a huge difference in how the two different types look. Guys who use steroids have a very vascular frame with perfect shoulder to waist ratio, and huge sweeps in their quads and mid section. Where the ” natural” user looks more blocky with a straight frame and the not so v-tapered look. It all comes sown to how you want to look and exactly how healthy you want to be. Even though there haven’t been any reported deaths because of steroids, who do you think will live longer? This is also a big debate in the bodybuilding world which has yet to be solved. There has been alot of research done on heart disease and steroids with the conclusion still being “unknown.” I have a very close friend in which I am sure has never used drugs and his diet is actually pretty poor, but yet he looks incredible. How do people do this? Well my friends, it is all in your genetics and some are gifted and some aren’t, so thank your parents for that.

Professional bodybuilders are all on steroids,yes! There are a few people that have stated that they are natural or they wouldn’t pass the drug tests. That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. It takes massive amounts of anabolics among other things to get to that level, and it is very taxing on the body. Your health should be more important than the way you look, or should it? I have had some mild repercussions from steroid use but nothing that would make me quit. There will always be alternatives to steroids but nothing near the potency or having the ability to change muscular structure or bone density. Natural bodybuilders have a very unique following but not many people want to see a natural competitor since Ifbb pros are around. Let’s face the facts, we all want to see a 300lb. man ripped to the bone, and not many want to see a 200lb watery,partially ripped guy. It’s a choice that we must make but I will forewarn you that once you choose the “dark side”, it’s very hard to turn back.

Hygetropin: Pinwheel Tops

OK the reviews on the hygetropin with no security sticker, and also the old pinwheel tops.

I don’t know who started the rumor that the pinwheel tops were no good because indeed they are! I have used every brand of GH pretty much known to man, and there have yet to be any that compare to these.

Supposedly there was a falling out between the owner of the company and their scientist which caused a huge feud between the two. There are so many different stories and too much drama really. As far as I’m concerned they probably almost all contain the same GH but it makes it alot easier to sell being branded hygetropin. With these I haven’t had many sides at all, having noticeably losing fat, and sleep like a baby. It’s hard to tell whether your GH is good or not through the side effects because some people do not get them at all. Anyway, for anyone looking for quality GH at an affordable price, I would definitely recommend Hygetropin.

How To Get Huge: THE RIGHT AND SAFE WAY!

Do you know how sick it makes me when guys say, “I have been using steroids for 6 months now and I still can’t grow?” This only makes me mad because it’s so easy to get big if you have the time and the energy to put into your body. It’s the same as everything else in life, you get what you give.

Training

Training is about 30% of the struggle but it is very important cause without it, you simply will not grow. The best advice I can give when it comes to the training part is that you have to keep your body guessing, which I can’t stress enough. Also, this is a life long journey and NOTHING will happen overnight. I like to split up my routine into one body part per day and switch it up every month in exercises, sometimes compound and sometimes basics,sometimes machines, and sometimes dumbbells. If you are still having trouble putting on mass(which is what you must do first), then you have to use all basic movements and utilize power-lifting exercises to reach your goal. The best mass builders are Bent-over rows for your back, dead-lifts for overall thickness in the hams and back, bench press for the chest, straight bar curls for the biceps, skull crushers for the triceps, squats for the legs, and military press for the shoulders. If your not using these exercises, you better start. Also remember to always take 2 days to rest and never over-train. This would be a good ideal split for beginner or intermediate:

Monday-Chest

Tuesday-Back

Wednesday-OFF

Thursday-Shoulders

Friday-Legs

Saturday-Biceps and Triceps

Sunday-OFF

GEAR

OK, now it would be stupid of me to say that you can get super huge without gear, and it’s just not possible. However, I would suggest that you take your training to the absolute maximum without drugs first, until you have reached your natural genetic potential. Most people will say you need all kinds of different drugs to get huge, which is not true at all, you will need all kinds of drugs if your planning on being a pro. To play it safe after you have decided to use drugs, keep it simple and I guarantee you that if you rely on YOU and your training and nutrition instead of the drugs, then you will have a much better bodybuilding regimen. Too many people out there are relying on drugs and not paying enough attention to their diet or their training. It’s very important that you only use one substance to start out with, testosterone would be a good choice. In order to get to the size in which we are talking then your gonna need it. The problem is that once your genetics have run out of room for growth than what comes next? This is when steroids are needed to continue on with your journey. Testosterone as your anabolic and deca or eq as your androgenic, this is all you will need and the dosages depend on how healthy you want to be.

Physicians

The only way to be positive that your staying healthy while taking steroids is to make sure you find a doctor that you trust. I found one and it took me a few years to do so, but now I trust him with my life and you should too. You will want to have regular blood tests done to make sure your liver is functioning properly as well as the other internal organs. Do not be afraid to tell your doctor whats going on, it’s the only way to help for him.

Sleep

Sleep is one of the most missed factors when it comes to growing. You grow when you sleep, and without it you will not grow! It’s that simple, estimated 6-8 hours of sleep per night is normal for optimal growth. So make sure you get that nap in, it will benefit you in the long run.

Diet

Diet is the most important factor when it comes to getting big. Your gonna need to pack in as much protein as possible and also figure out what your daily recommended allowance is. Once you find how many calories you need per day just to maintain, then you need to add 500 calories to that, and make sure you keep a log. Say your calories needed per day is 3000, now add 500 calories to that which gives you 3500. Write down in a log book everything you ate or drink in a day and add up the calories. One you has stopped gaining weight this way, then simply add another 500 calories and so on until you reach your target weight.You should always drink 1-2 gallons of water per day.

Try to get most of your calories from proteins,healthy fats, carbohydrates,and simple sugars. Your protein source is going to be totally up to you but this is what i use: carnivore beef protein,red meat,burgers,chicken,tuna,eggs,and turkey. Try to eat clean, even when bulking. When people say eat clean it means make home cooked meals basically. Don’t add unneeded salts and butter,spices,or fats. It’s unnecessary and really unhealthy.

Conclusion

Guys, now we have covered all the basic necessities of what’s needed to get big and lean. It’s really easier then you think but here it is again broken down for you.

Training-make sure you keep your body guessing and train with 100% intensity giving yourself a break on two days. Be sure to use basic compound movements when bulking.

Sleep-very important that you get 6-8 hours of sleep.

Gear- The only two drugs needed to remain healthy and get huge is Testosterone and DECA or eq. The drugs are the least important.

Diet- You must eat and I can’t stress this enough, the more food you eat, the bigger you will get. Eating is the most important factor in getting big, IMO.

Food has to be your number one priority and I can guarantee you that if your not growing , it has something to do with one of the above mentioned. Best of luck to you guys and like i said, be patient because that is the reason why most guys do not make it to be HUGE, they didn’t try long enough.

P.S. It took me 14 yrs to look like I do and all I did to get there is do what I just wrote.

Written By: Kane999

HCG:On Cycle And Post Therapy

HCG is among one of the best, if not the best, drug used to maintain healthy muscle mass during a steroid cycle and after. HCG is actually the hormone found in a pregnant woman’s urine and is very readily available anywhere you look. It’s very difficult for scammers to fake this product because it’s very simple to test. I you can buy a ten dollar pregnancy strip and pour the reconstituted liquid onto the strip, it will read positive if you have legit HCG.

HCG-How It Works

When you inject a synthetic testosterone into your body it sends a signal to the testes to immediately shut down. There is enough testosterone being produced that the testes no longer have a use. When your natural production is shut down, your body will most likely only remember what gains it has made while on cycle with the synthetic form because: When you come off of your steroid cycle, the testes take approximately a month before they reach normal testosterone production peak again. This means that the gains you have made will usually be shredded away because during the time your testes are trying to reach their peak, it simply takes too long.

Now, if you use HCG during a cycle, your testes will continue to produce natural testosterone, therefore, it will not take that very long month to start working again and most of your gains will be kept. There are many different protocols on how to use HCG so I refuse to get into those but I will tell you how I use it, which works just fine.

Every week, once a week I use 250ius. Now I never come off cycle but if I did, I would use the 250iu’s every week and then after my cycle I would use 500ius every third day for three weeks after my last injection.

I really hope this helped someone and my goal was just to help you understand how it works and why. There are a million articles written on HCG but I can only understand maybe one word out of a sentence. I tried to make it easy to understand and hopefully now you will.

Conclusion

HCG will help you to hold your gains during and after a cycle. It’s normal to lose strength so don’t expect to remain strong, but again you will hold most of what you have gained. HCG is the most important part of your cycle and without it your gains will be slim to none. A small amount of HCG is sufficient and doses too high can forever destroy your testes forcing them to never work again for the rest of your life (1500 ius or higher). A bodybuilder who refuses to use HCG is a stupid bodybuilder.

Possibilities Of Looking Like A Pro With Good Health

What are the possibilities of looking like a pro bodybuilder without the repercussions of having bad health? I’ll Make this a step by step approach and narrow it down as to exactly how it is possible, and why.

Genetics

First of all, genetics are a number one role in deciding on exactly where your body will end up. Only perfect or nearly perfect genes will allow the body to give the appearance of a professional. Now granted, there are a ton of pros who absolutely look horrible, or one body part doesn’t match the other, or one side of the body is not equal to the other. There are also a number of people who think they are pros, which in deed, are not. Kevin Levrone for instance, has very very perfect genes. Does this have to do with his father being a geneticist, possibly pumping every option possible turning him into a monster? No one will ever know. Anyway, back to the subject, the answer is without good to great genes then it’s impossible of becoming a pro. Now on to the next step.

Drugs

Alot of people get the wrong idea and believe the stupidity of every “wanna be” bodybuilder on the web. These guys are taking massive amounts of anabolics and androgenics and peptides out the ying yang. It wouldn’t be surprising if they spent well over 100,000 dollars a year in just human growth hormone alone. Most pros I know use a minimum of 2000 mg of test per week. Taxing on the liver? Absolutely, most use more than a bottle a week of liv52 just to maintain somewhat near normal,  healthy enzyme levels. As for the HGH, 20-30 ius every day is what is used for the off-season,and 12-15 near contest only to hold down water retention and swelling. Do you know why most pros have a belly that protrudes their chest, but still shows ripped abs? Because HGH floats around the belly and body and grabs on to the first vulnerable cell that it sees. Therefore, if the intestines or stomach is closest to the inject, then thats where the hormone sticks and then promotes growth in that area. Next drug that has to be used is insulin. As dangerous as it is, it’s the most common used drug in bodybuilding(at a pro level). Why? Because when used properly with the use of GH, it’s unstoppable, and presents the most amazing results known to man. The only downfall to insulin is that it WILL kill you if it’s taken the wrong way and /or at the wrong time. OK, now let’s move on to IGF-1 which is the newest in bodybuilding’s miracle drugs. Amounts of 150-300 mcg’s daily for 50 days on and 30 days off all year round. It is an amazing drug and it must be taken carefully as well. Igf-1 raises your sensitivity to insulin making it more powerful, so if your running igf,gh,and insulin, you must be very careful. And yes, pros run all three most of the year round. Oral steroids like dianobol and anadrol  are a bodybuilder’s treat shall we say. Taken in massive amounts, which again without the proper genetics your liver will shut down, and not many people can take the amount that a pro does. Dianobol alone, 200 mg per day is not out of the ordinary. So now that you know the “real story” behind what the pros are doing, this is my year round run, and I’m very close to being a pro.

Offseason

Testosterone Enanthate-2000 mg per week

Testosterone Propionate-100 mg EOD

Nandrolone Decanoate-1200 mg per week

HygetropinHGH-20 ius everyday PWO

IGF-lr-3-100mcg bilaterally (200 mcg total) PWO 5 min before growth

Insulin-15 iu’s 5 min after hgh PWO(do not try this)

Dianobol-140 mg daily 50 days on 50 days off

This is my usual off season cycle and I would say most pros use a little more.

Diet

Next to cover is the diet, or should I say “protein intake.”

I won’t touch too much on the diet of a bodybuolder because thats not what we are here to listen to. Protein is very very very high for pro bodybuilders, 600-700 grams per day, once again, is very harmful to the liver. Some people once again, without perfect genes, simply can not handle this much protein. With the help of anabolics and HGH to raise protein synthesis is the reason this is possible. I know what your thinking nut i can assure you that it is very possible.

Conclusion

Now that we have touched on all the necessary components of what makes a pro look the way he does, the answer is very clear. Now, it’s not possible to look like one without having some kind of health defects,but it is possible to still be very big and look great. We can all see the very clear evidence of why we couldn’t possibly be healthy at that size but I guess what it all comes down to is, how far are you willing to go to reach the size of these guys? I would GET BIG, OR DIE TRYIN.”

I hope this helped clear the air a bit, and always remember that it’s very possibly to be huge without health risks

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