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    I am loving training now. My current approach is easier in many ways. I just have to make sure I put everything into the working set of each exercise. I was still lifting heavy weight before but lots of sets and fast paced so it was hard. Guys often say but you can't stay super intense for long periods but I really was. On this DNP that would probably not be possible for longer than 15 mins. Although I have noticed I am slightly stronger in certain movements such as standing leg curls. No surprise as before I was resting much less and doing many more sets. I am going to carry on training this way for awhile. On Friday night I trained back and it looked like...

    Warm up
    Behind the neck Lat Pulldowns... 3 warm up sets and 1 working set with the full weight rack.
    Close Grip Lat Pulldowns... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set with the full weight rack.
    Lat Pulldown Machine... 1 working set.
    Straight Arm Pulldowns... 1 warm up set and 1 working set of 10 reps.
    TechnoGym Machine Row... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set.
    DB Rows... wasn't going to push it with these due to lower back. Done 3 sets of approx 15 reps going up to 40kg db's.
    DB Deadlifts... the same as above.
    Incline Bench Rear Delt Flyes... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set of 10 reps.
    Standing Rear Delt Cable Flyes... 1 working set of 12 reps.
    Abs for about 10 mins.
    Back and Leg Stretches and form rolling for about 10 mins.

    Last night (Sunday) I trained legs and it looked like...

    Warm up on leg extension with very light weight.
    Calf Presses on Leg Press... 2 warm up sets then 1 working set. The working set consisted of 3 rest paused sets of approx 10, 6 and 4 reps with partials to finish.
    Standing Calf Raises... 1 working set of higher reps.
    Horizontal Leg Press Calf Presses... 1 warm up set and 1 working set of 10 reps with about 15 partials.
    Seated Calf Raises on Smith Machine... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set of 12 reps.
    Stiff Leg Deadlifts on Smith Machine... due to lower back I would never go all out on this. Started at 10kg a side and went up 10kg each set and done 4 sets total. So finished at 40kg (2 plates a side) for 15 reps. I was surprised how light this felt but again I would never push the weight on this movement.
    Standing Leg Curls... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set of 6 reps (right) and 7 reps (left).
    Walking DB Lunges... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set with 32kg db's.
    Horizontal Leg Press... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set of 11 reps. Then I lowered the weight and pushed out another working set of 15 reps.
    Leg Extensions... 1 working set of 15 slow reps.
    Leg and Back Stretches.

    My plan is to train 5 days per week and have off days after legs and back. However nothing is written in stone and I will see how I feel 2moro. I may even just add in an arm day for a change. I hope everyone had a good day. I just took my aas, ate a big steak with onions and now it's time to sleep. I have 2 winny amps left
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    Training is going well and my strength is still decent so gonna just carry on this path. I am trying to progress in weight/reps every workout but I also change things about. Meaning I do a lot of the same exercises but I change grip, hand/foot placement, angles etc all the time. Although over time the basics are there and I can see just how much my strength progresses. It will obviously go down when I come off but I doubt by much. The really test will be when I go back on and trs to add size and I can see me gettign much stronger all over when I do that.

    Yesterday I trained chest and bi-ceps...

    Warm up
    Incline Smith Presses... 5 warm up sets and 1 working set with 3 1/2 plates a side for 8 reps.
    Peck Deck... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set for 10 reps.
    Techno Gym Machine Press... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set of 6 reps.
    Chest Dips... 2 sets to failure.
    Hammer DB Curls... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set of 8 reps.
    Standing Cable Straight Bar Curls... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set of 12 reps.
    Standing Rope Curls... 1 working set of 10 reps.
    Standing One Armed Curls... 1 working set for each arm of approx 10 reps.
    Standing Cable Straight Bar Wrist Curls... 3 sets to failure.
    Abs for 10 mins.
    Back Stretches.

    Today I trained Back...

    Warm up
    Techno Gym Machine Rows... 3 warm up sets and 1 working set of 4 1/2 plates a side for 9 reps.
    Techno Gym Low Lat Rows... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set of 5 plates a side for 8 reps.
    Lat Pulldown... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set of 11 reps with the full weight rack.
    Wide Hammer Grip Cable Row... 1 warm up set and 1 working set for 10 reps.
    Incline Bench DB Rear Delt Flyes... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set of 14 reps with 28kg db's.
    Standing Cable Rear Delt Flyes... 1 working set of 16 reps.
    DB Deadlifts... 3 sets of 15 reps going up in weight every set.
    Machine Lower Back Extensions... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set of 13 reps.
    Back stretches.

    2moro should be Shoulders and Tri-ceps. Just more of the same and lifting heavy with moderate volume and taking longer rest periods between sets (usually 1 min). I will definitely post updated pics before I go away in 2 weeks.
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    I finished tbol yesterday and only have 2x 50mg winny amps left (been using them eod recently). I also swopped over to 1000mg metformin tablets so my hormones are...

    Test P at 40mg per day
    Mast P at 30mg per day
    Winny at 50mg eod
    Metformin at 1000mg twice daily.
    MK-677 at 5mg per day
    DNP at 250mg per day
    Almost forgot... 50mg proviron per day but that has gone too but I will be picking up more very soon.

    It's too low for my liking but I am going to finish off with a bang and add in some avar. I only have 2 weeks left until I go away to Dublin for a few days. I will be coming off everything then too. I have decided I am going to run a big syntherol cycle when I am off to get my calves and arms huge then when I am back on aas the response should be great.

    I just trained shoulders and tri-ceps and pushed it as much as I could again. The recent change in training style has been great for me as I like to keep things fresh. My workout consisted of...

    Warm up with db's
    DB Lateral Raises... 3 sets of 12 reps with perfect form using lighter weight.
    DB Lateral Raises with arms bent... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set with 26kg db's for 10 reps.
    Smith Machine Standing Shoulder Press to the front and back... 2 warm up sets for both then 1 working set for both.
    Cable Front Raises... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set of 8 reps and 3 partials.
    Cable Lateral Raises... 1 working set for each arm of approx 8 reps.
    Machine Shoulder Press using Hammer Grip... 1 warm up set and 1 working set of 11 reps.
    Cable Tri-cep Extensions... 1 set of 20 reps (not to failure).
    Cable Underhand Tri-cep Extension... 1 set of 15 reps for each arm (not to failure).
    Standing Overhead Barbell Extension... 1 set of 15 reps (not to failure)
    Close Grip Bench Press... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set with 3 plates for 8 reps.
    Techno Gym Tri-Cep Dip... 1 warm up set and 1 working set of 5 plates a side for 10 reps.
    Back Stretches.

    My volume still isn't very low but it varies from day to day. I still want to hit the muscle from various angles as I am only training each body part approx once weekly now. Everyday post workout I am looking better and better so going to just carry on. I will be depleting myself soon just to get a little leaner and sharpen up the details.
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    You Killin it bro. Your log is great motivation.
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    Nothing is set in stone but my gym days will consist of the following...

    Chest and Bi-ceps
    Calves, Hams and Quads
    Back and Tri-ceps
    Glutes, Hips, Inner Quads and Calves
    Shoulders and Abs

    I will train abs other days but not for long. Those days will mainly be 1 ab movement (usually bodyweight) with stretches. The main ab day will be more comprehensive with weights used.

    Usually I train bi-ceps with back and tri-ceps with chest. Obviously that works great as the tri-ceps/bi-ceps are warmed up and indirectly hit when training chest/back. However, as I am only training each body part once per week I will swop the sequence so they are getting hit twice per week both directly and indirectly. It makes very little difference and intensity and workout quality is key but just something I do at times. On the glute/hip day I may also include a quad or ham movement if I feel like it.

    Those will be my days but again nothing is set in stone. I rotate exercises every workout but will still be trying to progress in weights used over time. I don't have a logbook and I have to beat the reps each workout but just make a conscious effort to progress in strength through the weeks/months. When in full bulk mode I would like to get up to 4 plates a side for about 6 quality reps for barbell incline and flat presses. I want to improve my chest more so that is a personal goal of mine in regards to strength. If I can do that whilst using the same form then chances are my chest will be bigger and better for doing so.

    I am following a Dorian Yate's style of training at the moment and will be sticking with it for over 6 months. I will temporary change things when off all hormones to give my body/joints a break so I can hit it extra hard when I restart aas.

    Earlier I trained legs with my girlfriend and ended up having a great workout...

    Warm Up
    Leg Press Calf Presses... changed this up and just done 4 sets of 20 reps going up in weight each set. I purposely slowed reps down so I failed at about 20 reps on the last 2 sets.
    Horizontal Leg Press Calf Raises... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set of 18 reps.
    Seated Leg Curl... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set of 8 reps.
    Techno Gym Standing Leg Curl... 1 warm up set and 2 working sets of 11 and 5 reps.
    DB Stiff leg Deadlifts... 2 sets of 15 reps (no failure due to lower back).
    DB Walking Lunges... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set with 32kg db's.
    Horizontal Leg Press... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set of 25 reps.
    Leg Extension... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set of 24 reps.
    Leg and Back Stretches.

    For the next few days I am going to double the DNP and deplete myself with lower carbs and fats. I pick up my avar and proviron 2moro so it doesn't give me long to run both. Drugs are now...

    Test P at 40mg per day
    Mast P at 30mg per day
    Metformin at 1000mg twice daily.
    MK-677 at 5mg per day
    DNP at 500mg per day

    Synthetine at 5ml per day
    Synthergine at 5ml per day
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    nice! always a good bump for synthetek
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    I never mentioned but I have also been using a 30 day detox product and I am 17 days in. It's just a herbal supplement but I am liking it. Days 11 to 20 are the renal detox. I have also added an anti oxidant detox too. I like to utilize various anti oxidants especially when on DNP.

    I picked up some bits today so I started 50mg avar and 50mg proviron pre workout. I noticed a huge difference in pumps whilst training so a great sign. Considering I am on low carbs and dnp it was a great feeling and I will repeat the same dosages 2moro pre training. Training looked like...

    Warm Up
    Smith Machine Flat Press... 4 warm up sets and 1 working set of 8 reps with 3 1/2 plates a side.
    Machine Hammer Presses... 1 warm up set and 1 working set of 13 reps.
    Pec Deck... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set of 8 reps.
    DB Incline Press... 1 warm up set and 1 working set of 10 reps.
    Chest Dips... 2 sets to failure with 10 secs rest between sets.
    Standing one armed high Cable Curls... 1 warm up set of 15 reps for each side.
    Standing Cable Bi-cep Curls... 1 warm up set and 1 working set of 11 reps.
    DB Hammer Curls... 1 warm up set and 1 working set of 7 reps.
    One Armed DB Curl... 1 working set for each side of 8 and 9 reps.
    Preacher Curl Machine... 1 working set of 17 reps.
    Forearm DB tri-set (pronated, hammer and supinated grips) of approx 45 total reps for each arm.
    Cable Wrist Curls... 3 sets to failure with 10 secs rest between sets.
    Back Stretches.

    Great workout and I was done in about 45 mins. Chest and arm pump was huge. Post workout meal was turkey breast and lentils. I very rarely use the microwave but I was in France the other day I noticed these lentil packs that are ready in 1 min. They taste really good and are fairly low in cals so I am going to start using them lots. It just makes things very easy. I also bought a few quinoa and rice/quinoa packs too. The only negative is the high salt content but that's not a problem for me. Each lentil pack contains 237.5 calories, 2.75g fat, 30.75g carbs, 13g fibre, 16g protein and 1.8g salt. All my turkey or chicken is grilled or oven baked. If I am having minute steak I fry it in coconut oil and usually have that with salad.

    2moro will be back and tri-cep day and I am looking forward to it.
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    2moro I will be starting a high dosed synthetine blast for 1 week. I have done this twice before and it works amazingly well. I notice quick changes in my physique and loads of added vascularity. I just like to play about with things at times. I have 3/4 of a bottle left so figured I would use most of it up before I go away with my mates for the weekend. I am running short esters so when I get back I will be starting my pct and coming off.

    9ml synthetine per day for a 1 week blast cycle starts 2moro
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    I was looking up some studies on l-carnitine (main ingredient in synthetine) so will just post them up so I have a record of them in my thread. Please note these studies are just on various forms of oral l-carnitine (inferior absorption) so the results using synthetine should be multiple times better.

    1. The effect of two-week L-carnitine supplementation on exercise -induced oxidative stress and muscle damage.

    Parandak K1, Arazi H2, Khoshkhahesh F3, Nakhostin-Roohi B1.
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    This study was conducted to assess the effect of Two-week L-carnitine supplementation on known markers of oxidative stress and muscle damage following acute bouts of exercise in active healthy young men.
    METHODS:

    Twenty-one active healthy men volunteered for this study. Participants were randomized in a double-blind placebo-controlled fashion into two groups: L-carnitine (C group; n=10) and placebo group (P group; n=11). They arrived at the laboratory after overnight fasting. A baseline blood sample was taken. Afterwards, subjects consumed either L-carnitine (2 capsules containing totally 2000 mg L-carnitine) or placebo (2 capsules containing totally 2000 mg lactose) daily for 14 days. On the day of the test, participants attended the athletics arena after overnight fasting. Then, participants were asked to run 14 km on the track at their highest ability. Blood samples were taken immediately, 2, and 24 hours after exercise. Plasma total antioxidant capacity (TAC), malondialdehyde (MDA) as thiobarbituric acid-reactive substance (TBARS) as a marker of lipid peroxidation, creatine kinase (CK) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) as markers of muscle damage were measured.
    RESULTS:

    TAC increased significantly 14 days after supplementation and 24h after exercise in C group compared with P group (P<0.05). Serum MDA-TBARS, CK, and LDH were significantly lower 24h after exercise in C group compared with P group (P<0.05).

    CONCLUSION:

    These results suggest that two-week daily oral supplementation of L-carnitine has alleviating effects on lipid peroxidation and muscle damage markers following an acute bout of exercise in active healthy young men.


    2. L-Carnitine enhances exercise endurance capacity by promoting muscle oxidative metabolism in mice.
    Kim JH1, Pan JH1, Lee ES1, Kim YJ2.
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    L-Carnitine (LC), the bioactive form of carnitine, has been shown to play a key role in muscle fuel metabolism during exercise, resulting in increased fatty acid oxidation and energy expenditure. However, whether LC contributes to improved endurance exercise performance remains controversial. This study was designed to investigate the effects of LC administration on endurance capacity and energy metabolism in mice during treadmill exercise. Male C57BL/6 mice were divided into two groups (sedentary and exercise) and received daily oral administration of LC (150 mg/kg) or vehicle with a high-fat diet for 3 weeks. During the experimental period, all animals were trained three times a week on a motorized treadmill, and the total running time until exhaustion was used as the index of endurance capacity. LC administration induced a significant increase in maximum running time with a reduction of body fat compared with the control group when mice were subjected to programmed exercise. The serum levels of triglyceride, non-esterified fatty acid, and urea nitrogen were significantly lower in the LC group than the corresponding levels in the control group, while serum ketone body levels were higher in the LC group. Muscle glycogen content of LC administered-mice was higher than that of control mice, concomitant with reduced triglyceride content. Importantly, muscle mRNA and protein expressions revealed enhanced fatty acid uptake and oxidative metabolism and increased mitochondrial biogenesis by LC administration. These results suggest that LC administration promotes fat oxidation and mitochondrial biogenesis while sparing stored glycogen in skeletal muscle during prolonged exercise, resulting in enhanced endurance capacity.

    Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


    3. Responses of criterion variables to different supplemental doses of L-carnitine L-tartrate.
    Spiering BA1, Kraemer WJ, Vingren JL, Hatfield DL, Fragala MS, Ho JY, Maresh CM, Anderson JM, Volek JS.
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    L-carnitine L-tartrate (LCLT) supplementation beneficially affects markers of postexercise metabolic stress and muscle damage. However, to date, no study has determined the dose response of LCLT to elicit such responses. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the effects of different doses of LCLT on criterion variables previously shown to be responsive to LCLT supplementation. Eight healthy men (22 +/- 3 y, 174 +/- 5 cm, 83.0 +/- 15.3 kg) were supplemented with 0 g, 1 g, and 2 g of LCLT for 3 weeks and then performed a bout of resistance exercise (5 sets of 15-20 repetition maximum with a 2-min rest between sets) with associated blood draws. This procedure was performed in a balanced, randomized, repeated measures design. Serum carnitine concentrations increased (p < or = 0.05) following the 1 g and 2 g doses, with the 2-g dose providing the highest carnitine concentrations. The 1- and 2-g doses reduced postexercise serum hypoxanthine, serum xanthine oxidase, serum myoglobin, and perceived muscle soreness. In conclusion, both the 1- and 2-g doses were effective in mediating various markers of metabolic stress and of muscle soreness. Use of LCLT appears to attenuate metabolic stress and the hypoxic chain of events leading to muscle damage after exercise.


    4. The effects of L-carnitine L-tartrate supplementation on hormonal responses to resistance exercise and recovery.
    Kraemer WJ1, Volek JS, French DN, Rubin MR, Sharman MJ, Gómez AL, Ratamess NA, Newton RU, Jemiolo B, Craig BW, Häkkinen K.
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    The purpose of this investigation was to examine the influence of L-carnitine L-tartrate (LCLT) supplementation using a balanced, cross-over, placebo-controlled research design on the anabolic hormone response (i.e., testosterone [T], insulin-like growth factor-I, insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 [IGFBP-3], and immunofunctional and immunoreactive growth hormone [GHif and GHir]) to acute resistance exercise. Ten healthy, recreationally weight-trained men (mean +/- SD age 23.7 +/- 2.3 years, weight 78.7 +/- 8.5 kg, and height 179.2 +/- 4.6 cm) volunteered and were matched, and after 3 weeks of supplementation (2 g LCLT per day), fasting morning blood samples were obtained on six consecutive days (D1-D6). Subjects performed a squat protocol (5 sets of 15-20 repetitions) on D2. During the squat protocol, blood samples were obtained before exercise and 0, 15, 30, 120, and 180 minutes postexercise. After a 1-week washout period, subjects consumed the other supplement for a 3-week period, and the same experimental protocol was repeated using the exact same procedures. Expected exercise-induced increases in all of the hormones were observed for GHir, GHif, IGFBP-3, and T. Over the recovery period, LCLT reduced the amount of exercise-induced muscle tissue damage, which was assessed via magnetic resonance imaging scans of the thigh. LCLT supplementation significantly (p < 0.05) increased IGFBP-3 concentrations prior to and at 30, 120, and 180 minutes after acute exercise. No other direct effects of LCLT supplementation were observed on the absolute concentrations of the hormones examined, but with more undamaged tissue, a greater number of intact receptors would be available for hormonal interactions. These data support the use of LCLT as a recovery supplement for hypoxic exercise and lend further insights into the hormonal mechanisms that may help to mediate quicker recovery.


    5. Supplementation of L-carnitine in athletes: does it make sense?
    Karlic H1, Lohninger A.
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    Studies in athletes have shown that carnitine supplementation may foster exercise performance. As reported in the majority of studies, an increase in maximal oxygen consumption and a lowering of the respiratory quotient indicate that dietary carnitine has the potential to stimulate lipid metabolism. Treatment with L-carnitine also has been shown to induce a significant postexercise decrease in plasma lactate, which is formed and used continuously under fully aerobic conditions. Data from preliminary studies have indicated that L-carnitine supplementation can attenuate the deleterious effects of hypoxic training and speed up recovery from exercise stress. Recent data have indicated that L-carnitine plays a decisive role in the prevention of cellular damage and favorably affects recovery from exercise stress. Uptake of L-carnitine by blood cells may induce at least three mechanisms: 1) stimulation of hematopoiesis, 2) a dose-dependent inhibition of collagen-induced platelet aggregation, and 3) the prevention of programmed cell death in immune cells. As recently shown, carnitine has direct effects in regulation of gene expression (i.e., carnitine-acyltransferases) and may also exert effects via modulating intracellular fatty acid concentration. Thus there is evidence for a beneficial effect of L-carnitine supplementation in training, competition, and recovery from strenuous exercise and in regenerative athletics.


    6. L-carnitine supplementation as a potential antioxidant therapy for inherited neurometabolic disorders.
    Ribas GS1, Vargas CR, Wajner M.

    In recent years increasing evidence has emerged suggesting that oxidative stress is involved in the pathophysiology of a number of inherited metabolic disorders. However the clinical use of classical antioxidants in these diseases has been poorly evaluated and so far no benefit has been demonstrated. l-Carnitine is an endogenous substance that acts as a carrier for fatty acids across the inner mitochondrial membrane necessary for subsequent beta-oxidation and ATP production. Besides its important role in the metabolism of lipids, l-carnitine is also a potent antioxidant (free radical scavenger) and thus may protect tissues from oxidative damage. This review addresses recent findings obtained from patients with some inherited neurometabolic diseases showing that l-carnitine may be involved in the reduction of oxidative damage observed in these disorders. For some of these diseases, reduced concentrations of l-carnitine may occur due to the combination of this compound to the accumulating toxic metabolites, especially organic acids, or as a result of protein restricted diets. Thus, l-carnitine supplementation may be useful not only to prevent tissue deficiency of this element, but also to avoid oxidative damage secondary to increased production of reactive species in these diseases. Considering the ability of l-carnitine to easily cross the blood-brain barrier, l-carnitine supplementation may also be beneficial in preventing neurological damage derived from oxidative injury. However further studies are required to better explore this potential.

    © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


    7. Plasma and urine carnitine concentrations in well-trained athletes at rest and after exercise. Influence of L-carnitine intake.
    Nüesch R1, Rossetto M, Martina B.
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    L-carnitine is essential to cellular energy production mainly because of its acyl- and acetyl-carrier properties. Athletes commonly take L-carnitine, which is thought to improve exercise performance. There are no reports on carnitine plasma concentrations and carnitine excretion in short-duration maximal exercise in well-trained athletes taking this substance. We measured plasma and urine carnitine concentrations before and 10 min after maximal treadmill ergometry in nine well-trained sportsmen with and without oral supplementation with 1 g L-carnitine. In athletes without L-carnitine intake, plasma free carnitine concentration decreased significantly from 45.2 +/- 5.3 to 41.6 +/- 5.0 mumol/l (mean +/- SD, p < 0.001) 10 min after exercise compared with baseline. In athletes with oral L-carnitine supplementation, plasma free carnitine concentration at baseline was 71.3 +/- 10.2 mumol/l and did not change after maximal exercise (71.8 mumol/l +/- 10.7 mumol/l). The elevated plasma concentration of free carnitine without decrease after maximal exercise in well-trained athletes taking L-carnitine could be important in view of the newly postulated direct vascular effects of L-carnitine in improving skeletal muscle performance.


    8. The effect of (L-)carnitine on weight loss in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
    Pooyandjoo M1, Nouhi M2, Shab-Bidar S3, Djafarian K4, Olyaeemanesh A5.
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    This study provides a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, which have examined the effect of the carnitine on adult weight loss. Relevant studies were identified by systematic search of PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and reference lists of relevant marker studies. Nine studies (total n = 911) of adequate methodological quality were included in the review. Trials with mean difference (MD) of 95% confidence interval (CI) were pooled using random effect model. Results from meta-analysis of eligible trials revealed that subjects who received carnitine lost significantly more weight (MD: -1.33 kg; 95% CI: -2.09 to -0.57) and showed a decrease in body mass index (MD: -0.47 kg m(-2) ; 95% CI: -0.88 to -0.05) compared with the control group. The results of meta-regression analysis of duration of consumption revealed that the magnitude of weight loss resulted by carnitine supplementation significantly decreased over time (p = 0.002). We conclude that receiving the carnitine resulted in weight loss. Using multiple-treatments meta-analysis of the drugs and non-pharmacotherapy options seem to be insightful areas for research. © 2016 World Obesity.

    © 2016 World Obesity.


    9. Effects of L-carnitine supplementation on lipid profiles in patients with coronary artery disease.
    Lee BJ1, Lin JS2, Lin YC3, Lin PT4,5.
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    BACKGROUND:

    L-carnitine (LC) plays an important physiologic role in lipid metabolism. To date, no clinical study has been performed to examine the effect of LC supplementation on the lipid status of coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the lipid lowering effects of LC supplementation (1000 mg/d) in CAD patients.
    METHODS:

    CAD patients were identified by cardiac catheterization as having at least 50 % stenosis of one major coronary artery. Forty-seven subjects were recruited and randomly assigned to the placebo (n = 24) and to the LC (n = 23) groups. The intervention was administered for 12 weeks. The levels of LC, lipid profiles, and antioxidant enzyme activity (superoxide dismutase, SOD) were measured.
    RESULTS:

    The subjects in the LC group had significantly higher SOD activity (20.7 ± 4.2 versus 13.1 ± 2.9 U/mg of protein, P < 0.01), high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (1.34 ± 0.42 vs. 1.16 ± 0.24 mmol/L, HDL-C, P = 0.03), and apolipoprotein-A1 (Apo-A1, 1.24 ± 0.18 vs. 1.12 ± 0.13 g/L, P = 0.02) than those in the placebo group at week 12. Triglyceride (TG) level was slightly significantly reduced (1.40 ± 0.74 vs. 1.35 ± 0.62 mmol/L, P = 0.06) and the level of LC was negatively correlated with TG and apolipoprotein-B (Apo-B), and positively correlated with HDL-C and Apo-A1 after LC supplementation. Additionally, SOD activity was significantly negatively correlated with lipid profiles (total cholesterol, TG, and Apo-B) after supplementation.
    CONCLUSION:

    LC supplementation at a dose of 1000 mg/d showed significantly increased in HDL-C and Apo-A1 levels and a slight decrease in TG levels but no other changes in other lipids in CAD patients, and this lipid-lowering effect may be related to its antioxidant ability. Further studies should be conducted to define an optimal dose of LC for lipid-lowering in patients with CAD.


    10. Effects of L-carnitine supplementation on oxidative stress and antioxidant enzymes activities in patients with coronary artery disease: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
    Lee BJ, Lin JS, Lin YC, Lin PT1.
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    BACKGROUND:

    Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Higher oxidative stress may contribute to the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of L-carnitine (LC, 1000 mg/d) on the markers of oxidative stress and antioxidant enzymes activities in CAD patients.
    METHODS:

    We enrolled 47 CAD patients in the study. The CAD patients were identified by cardiac catheterization as having at least 50% stenosis of one major coronary artery. The subjects were randomly assigned to the placebo (n = 24) and LC (n = 23) groups. The intervention was administered for 12 weeks. The levels of serum LC, plasma malondialdehyde (MDA), and erythrocyte antioxidant enzymes activities [catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx)] were measured before and after intervention.
    RESULTS:

    Thirty-nine subjects completed the study (placebo, n = 19; LC, n = 20). After 12 weeks of LC supplementation, the level of MDA was significantly reduced (2.0 ± 0.3 to 1.8 ± 0.3 μmol/L, P = 0.02) and the level of LC (33.6 ± 13.6 to 40.0 ± 12.0 μmol/L, P = 0.04) and antioxidant enzymes activities [CAT (12.7 ± 5.5 to 13.1 ± 5.8 U/mg of protein, P = 0.02), SOD (14.8 ± 2.9 to 20.7 ± 5.8 U/mg of protein, P < 0.01), and GPx (20.3 ± 3.4 to 23.0 ± 3.1 U/mg of protein, P = 0.01)] were significantly increased. The level of LC was significantly positively correlated with the antioxidant enzymes activities (CAT, β = 0.87, P = 0.02; SOD, β = 0.72, P < 0.01).
    CONCLUSION:

    LC supplementation at a dose of 1000 mg/d was associated with a significant reduction in oxidative stress and an increase in antioxidant enzymes activities in CAD patients. CAD patients might benefit from using LC supplements to increase their anti-oxidation capacity.
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    It could be due to a few factors but since stopping the DNP I have lost so much water. I have been the toilet for at least 10 pees today... it's like I have taken a diuretic I did also stop a small dose of MK-677 and I am using a detox but it will 90% be the DNP. I am still trying to keep my water intake high and sodium has been high for a while too. I have been doing a slight deplete for a few days (nothing drastic) and need to up my water more which I should have done 1 week ago. I will do a mini carb load but again nothing drastic just 400-500g for a few days. Then I will drop my water in the night and get some updated pics the next day before I go away. I just like to experiment on myself from time to time.

    I tried 5ml synthetine pre workout today and loved it. I had lots of energy in the gym and felt great. I did take a pre workout like I usually do but I could definitely feel a big difference. It's the first time I have ever done 5ml in one injection with synthetine. Literally no pip whatsoever and it's like I never even injected myself as my left delt feels fine. I will do the same in my right delt 2moro before I train shoulders and abs.

    On Wed I trained back and tri-ceps and lifted as heavy as possible in the 6-15 rep range for all exercises. I usually rotate grips every workout for most movements to change things up. I done 4 plates a side on the low lat row with a hammer grip. 4 plates a side for lat pulldowns using a pronated grip. Some pronated medium grip cable rows that felt really good. Some db deadlifts and lower back extensions to failure. Rear delts finished with a working set on incline rear delt flyes with 26kg db's. On that day I actually started with my rear delts and moved down my back so finished with the low lat rows and lower back extensions.

    On Thurs I decided I would go to the gym in the night. I got everything ready and fell asleep on the coach and woke up realizing I had missed the gym Earlier I trained glutes, hams, lower back, inner thighs and calves. I decided to add in hams as it's not like they don't need 2 sessions per week My workout looked like...

    Warm Up on Exercise Bike for 5 mins.
    Hammer Strength Glute Raises... 4 warm up sets and 1 working set with 7 plates for 9 and 10 reps for my right and left leg.
    Standing Leg Curls... 2 warm up sets and 2 working sets (different weight) of approx 11 and 7 reps.
    DB Stiff Leg Deadlifts... 1 set of 15 slow reps.
    Lower Back Extensions... 3 warm up sets and 1 working set of 10 reps.
    Hip Adductor rotated with Hip Abductor... 3 warm up sets and 1 working set for both.
    Horizontal Leg Press Calf Presses... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set of 16 reps.
    Smith Machine Calf Raises... 1 rest paused set of 50 reps with 2 plates a side with hard squeezes on every rep.
    Flat Bench DB Tibialis Raises... 1 warm up set and 1 working set of 24 reps.
    Hanging Knee Raises... 3 sets to failure with 15 secs rest between sets.
    Back and Leg Stretches.

    2moro I will be training shoulders and abs and looking forward to it. Today was low carbs for every meal apart from my 1st when I had oats with almond milk and cookies and cream whey. 2moro will be lower carbs as everything will be similar minus the oat meal. Breakfast will likely be 4 whole eggs with salad and 1 piece of rye bread (15g carbs).
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    ill bump Synthetek! great company and products and one of MuscleChemistrys longest Advertisers for good reason!
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    Things are good. I done a very short deplete and started eating more carbs today. As a result after I trained legs earlier the veins were popping out of my quads and calves. I had my gf shave my back and I shaved my upper front and I am looking decent. I couldn't really see myself before shaving I have to do it in stages as I am so hairy. The shaver is recharging and I will carry on tomorrow. I didn't realize I never mentioned I started letro at 1.25mg per day last week to help dry out. As a result my joints are much drier but I am still gtg. Although my shoulder was hurting a little last night after training delts. I figured go lighter with legs today but I got to the gym and felt good so pushed it extra hard and I am fine. I have one more training day before I go away so will do the same but will warm up slowly when doing chest.

    I know I trained legs hard earlier because I was sick outside the gym afterwards. Although that was mainly due to eating too close to training. Just adding another thing I do to change things up (apart from foot position, rep speed, reps etc) is on machines I change the setting so it can just alter the position slightly. I done this today with the standing leg curl and horizontal leg press. My leg workout looked like...

    Warm up on exercise bike for 5 mins.
    Leg Press Calf Raises... 3 warm up sets then 3 working sets with 15 secs rest between sets.
    Horizontal Leg Press Calf Raises... 2 working sets of 30 rest paused reps.
    Standing Leg Curl... 3 warm up sets and 1 working set of approx 7 reps and 7 partials for both legs.
    Horizontal Leg Press... 3 warm up sets and 1 working set.
    Leg Press... 1 working set of 50 rest paused slow reps with 5 plates a side. I could probably do this in 1 go if rested but I walked over straight from the hoz leg press and started. I was failing on just over 20 reps so this was a killer... legs shaking badly.
    Leg Extension... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set of 9 reps with 8 partials.
    Leg and Back Stretches.

    Yesterday I trained delts and again pushed it hard...

    Warm Up with db's
    DB Lateral Raises... 3 warm up sets and 1 working set of 10 reps. Super strict form with straight arms so the weight was not that high for these.
    Shoulder Press... 2 warm up sets and 1 working set with 3 plates a side for 7 reps.
    Barbell Upright Rows... 1 warm up set and 1 working set of 9 reps.
    Cable Front Raises lying down on the cable row machine... 1 warm up set and 1 working set of 10 reps.
    Lateral Raise Machine... 1 warm up set and 1 working set of 8 reps.
    20kg plate Shrugs... 1 working set of 100 rest paused reps. Great way to end my workout. Good slow form so I had to rest a few times to get to 100 reps.
    Back Stretches.

    My lower back has been a bit sore recently so I am going to take it easier on lower back extensions. I recently started doing them on a machine too and using teh full weight rack and it's probably too much for my crap lower back. Although even if I do higher rep pump stuff that won't be much different either

    I have started doing all my meat shopping in France as it's 1/3 of the price for most chicken/turkey and about 1/2 for beef. I ate through my supply so defrosted 4 chicken breasts earlier. So tonight 4 meals have been 1 chicken breast with broccoli and I have changed the carb source for each. So the 4 have been jasmine rice, brown rice and quinoa, lentils with carrot and onion and the last will be quinoa alone. Most of them are about 50-60g carbs but the lentils about 35g.

    I had 3ml synthetine before the first meal tonight. Then 1000mg metformin before the 2nd meal and will have 25mg avar and 20mg proviron before my next. My daily dose is 75mg avar and 60mg proviron. Test is still at 40mg per day and mast I have upped to 40mg per day from last night. My other meals today consisted of oats with cookies and cream protein powder and chia seeds plus pre workout was steak with quinoa and rice.

    Synthergine has been 6ml per day as I want to protect my liver from everything and also because I know I will be drinking when I go to Dublin.
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    After training legs and shaving most of my upper body I noticed my delts were looking much more separated. I took a pic so will post it now. I will post proper updated pics in 2 days. This is without a pump and no tricks like I have planned in 2 days such as carbing up, dropping water, synthelator and tadalafil.

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    Things are good apart from letro drying out my joints. I did use it to dry me out so I can't complain I still went for it in the gym though and I am feeling good now. Although yesterday my right knee was hurting bad especially when my leg was bent. I didn't sleep so that's wouldn't have helped with recovery. My shoulders were also sore after pushing it in the gym too. I bought some voltaren gel (literally bathed myself in it ) and had a good nights sleep and the difference was huge in the morning. Everything feels fok now so it was mainly just temporary inflammation etc. I did think about going lighter tonight but just decided to push it again as it's my last day training before I go away. I trained more than usual and done back, chest and arms in a longer session. Still DY principles but just more volume due to the added body parts. I won't go through the whole workout but here are a few things that stood out.

    Flat Bench with 3 plates a side for 7 reps.
    Incline Press on plate loaded machine with 3 1/2 plates a side for 4 reps on my working set.
    Seated Cable Row with full weight rack for 9 reps and a few partials.
    Lat Pulldown with full weight rack for 12 reps and a few partials.
    Incline Bench Rear Delt Riases with 30kg db's for 12 reps and a lot of partials.
    Machine Lat Row with 4 plates a side for 12 reps.
    Arms was mainly moderate weight but fast paced so minimal rest so nothing really stood out just hard work but not due to any major big lifts.

    Meals have been lean protein and easily digested carbs. Although I did eat out with my gf before and it was fine just far too much protein. Not good as it just unnecessarily distends the waist. I did make sure to wait a while before eating again just to allow things to digest. Not a good move but my waist is looking ok now so nothing major. Here is a pic of the meal and the plate was huge and about 70% protein.

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    Operation Vascularity has begun!

    Rice cakes and honey with 5ml synthetine

    Done in one shot in my delt with no pip whatsoever. I done one yesterday in the other delt and no pip whatsoever. These 5ml syringes are very useful.

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    Lot's has happened since my last post. I will post some updated pics after this post. I went away to Dublin and that involved lots of drinking and bad food. Then back to Liverpool to spend time with my family and just more of the same. I think I have ate out (pretty much all bad stuff) at least once everyday for about 2 weeks. I remember having fish and chips then 1 hour later going for a meal with my family and getting another big meal with dessert. I think about 6 chinese meals, carveries, dominos pizza, chocolate, cheese, cereal etc. I have a had a few 5000 calorie feasts in those 2 weeks too.

    I came off my cycle before leaving so when I got back I started my pct and currently 7 days into that. I didn't go the gym for 10 days but been twice recently and will be going eod from now on. Training will be similar and lifting as much as possible but for higher rep ranges. So no more 5 reps bench press and everything need to be at least 10 reps. Before bulking I will likely have a deload period were everything is approx 20 reps. I will clean up my diet now and just eat a balanced healthy diet with some treats for the next 2 months or so. Then I plan to start a mini diet to prime my body for when I bulk next.

    All I am using at the moment is 4ml synthergine and synthepure for synthetek products. My eyes were looking a bit glazed when coming back and I left it for a few days and the same. So I started 4ml synthergine per day and within 2 days they are bright white. Obviously the longer I use it the better and I plan to follow a healthy diet with some useful supplements added in. Even when I bulk next I am going to stay off oral aas for at least 8 weeks into the cycle.

    I am also using tamoxifen, clomid, metformin, royal jelly, fish oil and a multi vitamin. I plan to add in citrus bergamot, vitamin d, vitamin c and some curcumin.

    When I begin my bulk I will start a new log and just go for it. My plan is to just focus on the basics but utilize a very smart training program. Everything will be progressive and I hope to get to my strongest ever in most lifts. I am thinking test, npp and primo with no orals. Maybe some hgh and slin. Just the basics to keep my appetite and well being up. Nothing that basically makes me feel like crap, toxic and lowers my appetite. Lots of good food and very heavy training. I want to put on at least 40 pounds and still be fairly lean at the end of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvia1023 View Post
    Lot's has happened since my last post. I will post some updated pics after this post. I went away to Dublin and that involved lots of drinking and bad food. Then back to Liverpool to spend time with my family and just more of the same. I think I have ate out (pretty much all bad stuff) at least once everyday for about 2 weeks. I remember having fish and chips then 1 hour later going for a meal with my family and getting another big meal with dessert. I think about 6 chinese meals, carveries, dominos pizza, chocolate, cheese, cereal etc. I have a had a few 5000 calorie feasts in those 2 weeks too.

    I came off my cycle before leaving so when I got back I started my pct and currently 7 days into that. I didn't go the gym for 10 days but been twice recently and will be going eod from now on. Training will be similar and lifting as much as possible but for higher rep ranges. So no more 5 reps bench press and everything need to be at least 10 reps. Before bulking I will likely have a deload period were everything is approx 20 reps. I will clean up my diet now and just eat a balanced healthy diet with some treats for the next 2 months or so. Then I plan to start a mini diet to prime my body for when I bulk next.

    All I am using at the moment is 4ml synthergine and synthepure for synthetek products. My eyes were looking a bit glazed when coming back and I left it for a few days and the same. So I started 4ml synthergine per day and within 2 days they are bright white. Obviously the longer I use it the better and I plan to follow a healthy diet with some useful supplements added in. Even when I bulk next I am going to stay off oral aas for at least 8 weeks into the cycle.

    I am also using tamoxifen, clomid, metformin, royal jelly, fish oil and a multi vitamin. I plan to add in citrus bergamot, vitamin d, vitamin c and some curcumin.

    When I begin my bulk I will start a new log and just go for it. My plan is to just focus on the basics but utilize a very smart training program. Everything will be progressive and I hope to get to my strongest ever in most lifts. I am thinking test, npp and primo with no orals. Maybe some hgh and slin. Just the basics to keep my appetite and well being up. Nothing that basically makes me feel like crap, toxic and lowers my appetite. Lots of good food and very heavy training. I want to put on at least 40 pounds and still be fairly lean at the end of it.
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    Here are a few pics from before I went away. 6ft 2 haven't a clue what I weigh.



    I have never liked my back (so very rarely post pics of it) due to some scaring which could have easily been prevented. Plus my arms look shit for some reason but here you go...



    It's hard as I have very long legs but they are slowly improving and will continue to do so...

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    This is me after I came back from my trip of Guinness, Cognac and crap food. Fuller but fatter

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    I plan to start a new bulking log and really go for it but now just maintaining the best I can. I have no sex drive at all which is annoying but only temporary. I blasted and cruised for well over a year so no surprise really. I am still on 20mg nolvadex but will taper that to 10mg and come off after 6 more days. My strength is fine and I feel good just no sex drive at all. I can perform sexually just fine but the problem is I just don't want to

    Training has been great. I was doing eod but have done 2 on 1 off 2 on now. Earlier I barbell pressed 3 plates a side for 6 reps then 3 assisted which is still decent for me so strength is still there. I am still lifting like I have been as I wanted to maintain strength the best I could in order to maintain muscle. I did say to myself for working sets pick a weight I will fail at about 10 reps or over for all exercises just to avoid any issues. Last month I done the same but also some lower rep stuff. However this week I have pretty much pushed it and added in some lower rep stuff too.

    I did go away and eat crap for 2 weeks and it really did show. But since getting back on plan I am maintaining well and my stomach has come down. I was going to post last week but didn't. Basically my first leg day back I pushed it like every other day. I literally couldn't walk properly for 5 days... probably the worst my legs have ever been.

    My diet is relaxed but decent. Most of my meals yesterday were meat with jasmine rice to give an example. However I am also having some treats but nothing really bad. A good example is my last meal I just had... you need to try it A bowl of oats made with milk with chocolate peanut butter whey, banana pieces and 1 tablespoon of nutella mixed in. Before I start bulking I will do a mini diet for 1-2 weeks.

    The health supplements I am using are synthergine, metformin, multi vitamin, fish oil, royal jelly and cherry extract. I did have a few more on the way but customs sent the parcel back so I guess they will have to wait Nothing major just some lycopene, citrus bergamot, digestive enzymes etc.

    I am excited to really go for it and just push the food and the training. When I bulk I will do morning cardio some days to give me a good boost and keep my body running as efficiently as possible. I am gonna do a big syntherol cycle and get my arms over 20 inches. I will probably start at 400mg test e, 400mg npp and 400mg primo e. Then as I progress move up 100mg of each at a time. I will probably end at 700mg (100mg ed) of each per week. No orals for the first 8 weeks but slin and hgh should be used during my cycle too. HGH will be dosed at 5IU per day and slin just standard doses such as 10IU twice per day 3 days per week. My the end of it I want to be 40 pounds heavier and still relatively lean with 2 inches added to my calves and arms
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    Things are really good. I am feeling decent and my sex drive seems to have increased. Although I am training more than my initial plan of eod as I simply love training so much. I figured my hormones are messed up so eod would be best to allow recovery. I feel good but my body has been taking a beating so I am going to force myself to have a day off 2moro. I just trained legs so I probably won't be able to walk 2moro anyway

    Yesterday was back and I was getting 4 plates a side for approx 10 perfect reps on machine rows. I had a great session and really tried focusing on my lats. I finished off with some lower back extensions then stretches. I always use a rumble roller after training back. I actually cracked my own back using the rumble roller post training which felt good!

    Earlier I trained legs and more of the same. Heavy working sets for everything. My workout looked like...

    Glute Extensions... 3 warm up sets and 1 working set of approx 12 reps for each side.
    Leg Press Calf Presses... 4 warm up sets of 20 reps then 4 working sets of 12-6 reps with minimal rest in between.
    Standing Leg Curls... 3 warm up sets then 2 working sets for each side of 6-8 reps with about 10 partials.
    Stiff Leg Deadlifts... 1 warm up set with 1 plate a side but my lower back did not feel right so I left it at that.
    Hip Adductor... 4 warms up sets of 20-15 reps with literally 5 secs rest between sets. Then 1 working set of about 15 reps.
    Hip Abductor... 3 warm up sets of 20-15 reps with about 5 secs rest between sets. Then 2 working set of about 15 reps... that last set about 10 reps were assisted.
    Horizontal Leg Press... 2 warm up sets then 1 working set of 18 reps (brutal).
    Leg Extensions... 2 fast warm up sets and 3 working sets. I was using static holds every 3rd rep. For the final set I done about 12 reps (4 static holds) then about 10 partials (leaning forward on the partials).
    Back and Leg Stretches.

    I was going to start syntherol in my calves now whilst I am off. I am just going over everything but will post about it if I decide to start. Although it has been nice not having to inject anything recently but I am eager to start it. My first goal is 19 inch calves then I will go from there
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    Training has been good but my recovery is definitely way down so I have had 2 days off. My joints are also hurting but I guess that's a byproduct of going completely off. Literally my knees hurt after legs, elbows after arms and shoulders after pressing. Plus I have had the same pain on and off in my middle trap on the right side for awhile. The best thing for it is regular massage/art. That's too expensive over here so I will do more rumble/foam rolling with the occasional professional massage. I probably didn't help matters trying to go really heavy with behind the neck smith presses the other day

    Apart from my body falling a part I am actually quite good. Although I need to get in a better sleeping routine... I guarantee no one has a more messed up routine than me

    Today I will train legs I just need some food in me first. I am thinking higher reps but I will see how I feel once I start training. HYDE will be the preworkout of today so it's going to be intense as usual.

    I have 4ml synthelator left from one time I took 6ml. Therefore I will be using 2ml before 2 workouts in the next week. I was going to do it today but I will probably leave it for a few more days. I will most likely do it before training chest, back and arms. I have done it before all body parts and the pumps and vascularity increase is insane even at 2ml. That's another thing I have noticed that's gone down recently... pumps in the gym... even with pre workouts, sodium, carbs and water etc in me.

    The reasoning for me coming off was simply a mental break from everything. I wanted to see how I would be after being on for so long. Health is always a concern but that didn't factor into things. Moreover, I never plan to go "natural" for an extended period so regaining high natural test is not a concern for me. So I have decided to restart things a bit sooner than the New Year. Even if I had started when I planned I still wouldn't have fully recovered. Anyway I just ordered some aas and will start once I have it. I will continue blasting and cruising (100-150mg) in 2017.

    My cycle will start at 100mg primo e and npp eod and test e at 250mg twice weekly. So that will be a total of 1.2g. I will gradually up the dose as I go a long. My max dose will probably be 100mg npp and primo e ed with 750mg test e per week so 2.15g total. I am hoping to also add in some hgh and slin during my cycle. If I do it will be 5IU HGH per day (2.5IU x 2) and 10IU slin pre workout but I may change that as I go along. LR3 is a fantastic peptide so that will likely be added sometime in my cycle too. Perhaps a SARM too but that will all come much later.

    Syntherol will be started in my calves and I will go from there. I will start at 0.5ml and quickly move up to 1ml injs and probably go up to a max of 2ml injs in 4 spots eod for at least 1 month before starting a maintenance program.
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    Leg training was great on Thurs and I pushed it hard. I missed out any movements or foot placements that directly effected my sore hip. I think I forgot to mention my left hip has been quite bad for about 1 week too... add that to the list

    On Friday I had a rest day and yesterday I trained chest and tri-ceps. Not sure why but I ended up training a long time which I haven't done for awhile. Lots of pressing movements using different angles and hand grips. I decided to leave heavy barbell work out as my shoulder was still bad. I started with incline then flat db presses. I only went upto 28kg db's and utilized very slow negatives (over 5 seconds) and had 15 deep breaths rest in between sets for a total of 5 sets for both. I also used hammer grip machine presses and narrow pronated grip presses too. I don't usually do that many pressing movements but I added in a lot of volume just because it felt right at the time. I have felt really good since just my left hip is giving me issues when when just walking. Post workout I had a treat and ordered duck with pineapple in a chinese restaurant.

    I am feeling really good today but I have been feeling like complete crap most of the last week. Having the testosterone of a 92 year old woman is definitely not the best for ones well being.

    I plan to do a short detox soon just to help cleanse my body. Nothing drastic but just a mainly liquid based diet for 3 days with lots of fruit, vegetables and herbs in the form of smoothies and hot teas. After the detox I will carry on with a mini diet just to help trim any fat I have put on over the last few weeks before I start my blast.

    Even now I have similar smoothies and they will always be a big part of my nutrition plans in the future. Currently I am having 2 synthepure fruit smoothies per day. So I get the protein I need but also a mixture of useful ingredients. Vegans could use Hemp or pea protein in these shakes. Earlier I had...

    1 scoop of synthepure whey isolate
    1 Apple
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    Frozen Berries (Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries and Redcurrants)
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    Chia Powder from organic chia seeds
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    Acai Berry Powder
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    (pic taken before mixing then adding extra ingredients)

    I will train back and bi-ceps later and really looking forward to it
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    I have started going to an organic shop over the border and it is great. It's quite expensive (same as normal shops here) but I don't mind paying extra for quality products. I bought chia powder, cacao powder, almonds, almond flour, dates from iran, herbal teas, quinoa/chocolate cereal, orange juice and organic eggs. They had milk but the name was different and I had no access to a translater so just bought 2. I have been using it and I like it but it tasted very creamy. Anyway I just realized it's actually raw milk which is a first for me. I often hear many US guys go on about raw milk and how it has been banned in various states. So I will be stocking up on that each time I get a chance.

    It's not too long since I had oats, banana and chia seeds mixed with raw milk and Dynamik Prey chocolate cheesecake whey. I will have a smoothie like the one above then head to the gym. Have a good day everyone
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    Training was great and lasted awhile. I didn't give it much thought but just been going on feel and as a result most of my workouts in the last week have been longer. I want to lose a little bit of fat I have put on since being off so I like longer sessions so I burn more calories. I will go back to 1 hour max training in the near future though. I trained back, bi-ceps and abs for about 2 hours. My energy started fading about 90 mins in so I finished with some abs and back stretches plus foam/rumble rolling.

    I am pleased as I done 2 plates a side rack pulls. That is only light but for my lower back that's huge weight. I done 3 sets of 10 slow reps with that weight after warming up with the bar, 10kg, 20kg and 30kg a side. I tried to use different grips for all back movements so played about with grip type and also width. I started with rear delts and went up to 22kg db's for incline bench rear delt flyes for 15 reps. I got 14 reps (plus about 5 partials) with 4 plates a side on lower back rows. The full weight rack on lat pulldowns using a wide and medium grip. I also done some machine lat pulldowns seating forwards and backwards on the seat as well as using a hammer grip too. Some pronated medium width grip cable rows too. I ended on the lower back extension machine doing about 4 sets.

    Bi-ceps was fast paced and a few supersets. I started with some cable work and rope hammer curls. I done 2 sets of heavy (perfect form) db curls near the end with 22kg db's. I finished on the preacher curl machine with a heavy set and a static hold. I tried to hold the weight up as long as possible... lasted about 60 secs after a set of 15 fast reps.

    Abs was some decline situps with a 10kg plate and once I failed I used just my bodyweight. I finished with some hanging knee raises but couldn't get many reps as I was destroyed.

    I have actually felt great today. My libido is still low and my body is falling apaert but mentally I am gtg. Well I nearly injected a sust amp last night but I didn't I only have about 6 amps so I would be stupid to start now... I was tempted though

    I have just decided I am going to start my syntherol cycle on Saturday So I will start off aas so that should be interesting. I will start it in my calves and will train them at the start of every workout. I want 19 inch calves by the New Year
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    I am well rested and feeling good. For breakfast I had some quinoa and chocolate cereal with 4 whole eggs coocked in coconut oil. I just had a synthepure smoothie for my pre workout meal...



    That included 1.5 scoops of synthepure whey isolate, 1 gala apple, 1 kiwi, 1/2 avocado, broccoli, mache leaves, oats and berries (blackberries, raspberries, cherries and blueberries). I forgot to put my raw cacao powder he picture but I added a tablespoon of that to the shake.

    Time to train legs
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    I have felt great all day and earlier I got ready for the gym and had 1 scoop of Yeah Buddy pre workout and left. I live about a 5 min walk max from the gym and getting the bus is usually slower than walking. I was talking on my phone and saw the bus so just got on. Over here you buy tickets in the street and it was there so I just got on. It's only 2 stops so I figured no problem. 1 stop goes and the conductor got on and I never noticed as I was chatting on my mobile I could of just got off if I had noticed. Anyway a $140 fine Plus the guy took about 20 mins writing the ticket and I was stood there pissed off with my pre workout in full effect just wanting to go. That ruined my mood for a bit but I got to the gym and figured you can't change the past so got back in the zone and had a great workout. Another long session of about 2 hours.

    I won't mention everything but trained legs and really pushed it. For calves I went up to 6 plates a side on the leg press. Nothing too high (2 to 6 plates)so I could do higher reps using full rom and really getting as high as possible on my tip toes and squeezing then back down with a pause in the stretched position. I done some db tibialis raises too.

    Lots of volume for hamstrings including seated leg curls, db stiff leg deadlifts, standing leg curls and roman chair extensions. I also done some very heavy glute raises and then onto the hip abductor machine finishing with a massive drop set of about 80 reps. For quads I done leg press using very slow reps and static holds with moderate weight. I was made up as I done some barbell squats for the first time in ages. I only went up to 1 plate a side but they felt ok so that is a big improvement (lower back). I was doing 15 reps sets with slow negatives and pauses at the bottom so they were challenging even with the light weight. I finished with leg extensions and 15 rep sets then trying to get 15 partials too. I finished with a set of 50 reps using 3 plates.

    I ended my workout doing some machine crunches then back and leg stretches followed by rumble rolling my back, hips, quads, hams and calves.

    Postwork was chicken and rice with bell peppers. Gonna have the same meal again right now. Pre bed will probably be cottage cheese with some peanut butter.

    I am looking forward to starting my syntherol on Saturday. Gonna make sure I have everything in place and will include regular progress pics.
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    I have injured myself but nothing major. I basically have 2 problem areas and nothing else... my lower back and my upper back (middle trap right centre). The later always seems to come back every few months. My lower back was the reason I couldn't squat but whenever I have a heavy bar on my back that can also bring back my upper back issues. Yesterday I only squatted 1 plate a side and it may have not been that but that night I could feel my upper back a little.

    Today I trained shoulders and felt great. I started with standing barbell presses and then some lateral raises etc. I then done a few sets of hammer strength seated presses going up to 3 plates a side. I can't even remember what I had done last but it hit me when I was just walking to start another exercise. Now I am in a lot of pain and it hurts when I move my head each side. I doubt I will be able to move head much 2moro.

    I have felt this alot so it's nothing serious and I will be gtg in a few days. It just gives me the opportunity to rest before I start my bulk. I am going to get a deep tissue massage and also try and find a local specialist. It's too expensive here to go every week but I will try and go twice per month to keep me loose and help prevent any future issues. I will also be extra careful when doing squats again and I may even just go back to db or kettleball squats. I think my new gym may have a hack squat so I can abuse myself on that when I join.

    So my plan for the next few days is just to rest my body so I am gtg for Monday. I am definitely looking forward to adding in some nandrolone as I know that will make my body feel much better.

    2moro I will start with a whole food meal but will do a mini detox with smoothies and herbal teas after that. Syntherol will still be started on Saturday
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    I have postponed things for a few days simply because of my trap injury. I have been in bad pain the last few days and unable to move my head much. It's worse than I thought it would be as I was hoping I would have recovered by now. Once I am recovered I will start my new log and begin in my quest for gaining 40 pounds.

    Yesterday I had a detox day and will do the same today. I haven't been the gym and just plan to recover as fast as possible. I was thinking about training just calves today because I am bored just sitting about doing nothing this w/e.

    I am still on nothing so that won't be helping my recovery. I should have my bulking cycle very soon and will start it straightaway. Syntherol will be started the first day back I am training.
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    Take care of that trap bro
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    I ended up training tonight as my shoulder felt a little better and I was fed up of doing nothing. I decided to train legs but just using machines and nothing were I had weight on my shoulders/back or carrying db's. I started with calf presses on the leg press and only went up to 3 plates a side. But I was doing set after set with no more than 15 secs rest. For the final 3 sets I had about 5 secs rest between sets. I rotated different foot widths during every calf set just to change things up a little.

    For hams I done standing leg curls and roman chair back extensions making sure to really squeeze my hams. More of the same with the leg curls and not going very heavy but just doing set after set with minimal rest. I id start to do some barbell stiff leg deadlifts but my shoulder was hurting so I left it.

    Then came some hip and glute extensions followed by hip abductors. For hip abductors I lean forward sitting upright and it makes things twice as hard. Lots of sets/reps and static holds and intense sets. For quads I just done leg extensions and about 10 sets of 20 reps going up in weight every set. I ended with the full weight rack for 20 reps and 20 partials and that was painful to see the least.

    Afterwards I done various back and leg stretches. All in all a great workout and I am feeling better and my shoulder is ok. I did do some shoulder stretches during my workout. My gym has 2 arm bike cardio machines so I figured after training legs to try it out just to get my shoulders moving. I kept the resistance low and didn't stay on it long but it did help loosen me up.

    Tomorrow will be an off day and hopefully my right trap carries on improving. I should be gtg very soon and will get some massage work to help prevent any future issues. As a result I will definitely be starting my syntherol cycle in the next 2 days
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    Gonna have to check synthetek out again and
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