Getting ready to do another Cycle, this will be my fifth since 2002-2003. My post-ban cycles have been H-Drol + Bold, Havoc + 11-OXO and H-Drol solo. I've responded well to H-Drol in the past, so figured I'll give it yet another run, plus it's a great compound for lean dry gains.
This time around I'll be stacking it with relatively high dosed Furazadrol, I've always wanted to give this compound a run due to it's solid stacking abilities and dry gains and it seemed like the perfect fit for a summer cycle.
My overall objective with this cycle is to lean out a little perhaps drop 1-2% body fat and throw on some additional lean body mass. I took nearly a year off from lifting during 2008 and lost quite a bit of size due to a change in life style (new job blah blah), I spent the last 1-2 months cutting down a bit to get leaner and had good results. Due to the break my weight is down, strength is down so I'm hoping to get back into high gear again.
Weight: 225 (way down)
Arms: 17.35 inch (right), 17.15 (left)
Bench: 200x6 (way down as well)
I won't be logging this on a daily basis, simply because I've tried doing that before and I just can't commit to it, I slack off and fail to deliver. Instead I'll simply be providing a weekly or twice-weekly update with weight + body fat + bench strength figures. At the end of cycle I'll do a review as well as a final review at the end of PCT.
I'm already into week number two of pre-loading Life Support, at 4 capsules per day (2x2). I will be running life support throughout the entire cycle.
I'm using the following on Cycle: Fish Oil, Purple Wrath, Multi Vitamin, Protein (Pro Complex + Myofusion), I also always increase my potassium intake on Cycle simply by increased Banana consumption. I have taurine on hand as well as grape & celery seed extracts, if needed. I will introduce Liv.52 on week prior to using H-Drol as it's methylated and I like good liver coverage.
Week 1: Furazadrol @ 250 MG
Week 2: Furazadrol @ 300 MG (Adding Liv.52 at this point)
Week 3: Furazadrol @ 300 MG + H-Drol @ 75mg
Week 4: Furazadrol @ 300 MG + H-Drol @ 75mg
Week 5: Furazadrol @ 300 MG + H-Drol @ 75mg
Week 6: Furazadrol @ 300 MG + H-Drol @ 100mg
I will have enough Furazadrol on hand to run it at 400 mg if needed for a couple of weeks and enough H-Drol to run 100 mg the final two weeks, my dosing may change depend on how I feel but I will be starting at the figures above.
Post Cycle Therapy:
Week 1: Nolva @ 20 mg + AI Post Cycle Support (Test Boost)
Week 2: Nolva @ 20 mg + AI Post Cycle Support (Test Boost)
Week 3: Nolva @ 10 mg + AI Post Cycle Support (Test Boost)
Week 4: Nolva @ 10 mg + AI Post Cycle Support (Test Boost)
Also during PCT, I will be using the following support supplements: Lean Xtreme (Cortisol Control), Purple Wrath, Fish Oil, Multivitamin, Life Support, Green Bulge (Creatine), Beta-Alanine. I have enough Nolva on hand to bump the dosage to 40/30/20/10 if needed.
I've been altering my routine often for the past 10 years, this routine seems to work best for me. For the most part, I try to stick with more basic movements that have been proven effective over time, I employ a unique mix of repetition ranges, I will mix in 5x5's on certain excercises (Squats, Barbell Curls in particular), some excercises I'll use 2 sets, others 3, in some cases 6-8 reps and in others 8-12 reps, it just varies depending on how well my body has responded in the past. I make adjustments to my routine almost bi-weekly I'll alter some part of it for a couple weeks then return to the original routine to keep my muscles guessing/growing, I also know my limits, in some instances I'll cut a workout short if I feel I've worked my muscles well enough, I try to limit any over working. Sleep is incredibly important as well, I get at least 8-9 hours per night. On final sets I will incorporate X-reps or partials occasionaly.
Triceps (Straight Bar Pushdown, Decline Close Grip Bench, Decline Skull Crushers, Dips)
Calves (Calve Raises, Calve Presses on Leg Press machine).
Biceps: (Barbell Curls, One Arm Preacher Curls, Decline Curls, Hammer Curls)
Shoudlers (Dumbell Press, Lat Side Raises, Upright Rows, Cuban Press mixed with Arnold Press in one super set)
Chest (Bench Press, Incline Dumbell Press, Dumbell Flys, Cable Crossovers or Chest Dips)
Back (Lat Pull Downs, Rows, Back pull machine thinger with multiple grips)
Legs (Squats, Leg Press)
Arms Superset (Typically a super set of the following: Straight Bar Cable Curls, Reverse Grip Tricep Pushdowns)
Forearms (Reverse Curls with EZ-Curl)
Morning HIIT cardio (I perform fasted with only having a protein shake 45 minutes prior)
Partial full body workout on Total Body Works cable pulley system, great for definition. Muscles worked: Abs, Back, Chest, Traps, Shoulders.
I run a pretty clean diet during recomp efforts, my staples are egg whites, chicken, brown rice, green veggies and whole grains. I aim for high protein, moderate carbs and healthy fats, I consume on average 250G of protein per day with almost 80G of that coming from protein shakes, I also consume roughly 2 gallons of liquid per day (water + shakes), below is an example day out of my life.
Morning 9:30 AM:
1x Scoop Myofusion
Egg White Omlette or Scrambled Eggs (I usually use 5-7 Egg Whites + 1 whole egg).
2 packets of oatmeal (instant, however organic + high quality profile)
Lunch 12:30 AM:
1x Chicken Breast (typically with some basic dry seasoning i.e cajun powder etc)
3/4 Cup of brown rice.
Green vegetable (some brocoli usually)
Snack 3 Pm:
Handful of unsalted peanuts
Pre-workout 5 Pm:
One scoop PRO-Complex + Piece of fruit usually an Apple
Dinner/Post-workout 7 PM:
2x Chicken Breats
1/2 cup brown rice
Before Bed 10 PM:
1x Scoop Myofusion
Handful of peanuts.
If anyone has any questions about anything, feel free to ask, I'll monitor and ask any type of question. As mentioned I'm two weeks into loading Life Support, I will be starting the Furazadrol Saturday July 11th (I prefer starting compounds on non-lifting days). I see some people running this cycle with H-Drol in the first four weeks, I'm doing at the back as I prefer to begin PCT immediately after introducing the harsher compound of the two (both are mild but H-Drol should certainly be stronger)....
As mentioned, I will simply be posting basic log updates including weight gain/loss, overall feeling, end results, bench strength numbers, body fat etc.