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    Anabolic Steroids, why do you lose the gains after a cycle? [srs]

    My explanation, could be totally wrong and unaccurate :

    Most of the gains are coming from cell hypertrophy (anti-catabolic propreties of anabolic steroids enabled the production of more muscle tissu protein by keeping a good nitrogen balance) and not from cell hyperlasia (formation of new cells).

    Since the test level are dramaticaly dropping, the anti-catabolic proprietes are gone and muscle breakdown begins thus a part of the gains is lost

    But ... some people are talking about cortisol playing a major role in this situation? Is it because the drop of the test level is considered a stress? Why do we need to take cortisol in account here?

    If someone has an other explanation I'll be glad to hear it! (Oh I know about the water weight that, depending on the compound used, can account for abig/small part of the weight loss) No bro science please

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    because you got a ton of muscle that burns cals and you gotta eat to maintain
    Excuse me, your seatbelt seems to be broken. What do you recommend I do?

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    alot of people claim they keep gains off cycle
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    but here's the answer, the compounds you run combined with your diet will determine how much water weight/bloat you have.

    Most people don't eat/train properly on or off cycle...hence the losses. There are knowledgeable people out there that retain over 70% of their gains.
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    Originally Posted by captainhorseboy View Post
    because you got a ton of muscle that burns cals and you gotta eat to maintain
    So the muscles are catabolized to produce energy?
    Would make sens

    Originally Posted by Believ3r View Post
    alot of people claim they keep gains off cycle
    If they do a real proper post cycle therapy, and if the drop in test is part of the explanation for the muscle loss, it makes sens

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    if you do everything correctly you keep most of ur gains. you just gotta keep eating like a horse and lifting heavy through pct and after

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    Originally Posted by Improves View Post
    My explanation, could be totally wrong and unaccurate :

    Most of the gains are coming from cell hypertrophy (anti-catabolic propreties of anabolic steroids enabled the production of more muscle tissu protein by keeping a good nitrogen balance) and not from cell hyperlasia (formation of new cells).

    Since the test level are dramaticaly dropping, the anti-catabolic proprietes are gone and muscle breakdown begins thus a part of the gains is lost

    But ... some people are talking about cortisol playing a major role in this situation? Is it because the drop of the test level is considered a stress? Why do we need to take cortisol in account here?

    If someone has an other explanation I'll be glad to hear it! (Oh I know about the water weight that, depending on the compound used, can account for abig/small part of the weight loss) No bro science please

    Its simple, without the high test level there is not as much of an anabolic environment, thus leading to decrease in muscle size. You can keep most gains but you wont keep them all, this is why a good pct is very important.
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    You only lose them because :
    You are not eating right
    Not running a decent PCT
    Training not correct
    Are far over your natural limit(natural testosterone cant maintain)

    Most you lose after your cycle is water bloat and some fat, just read up ALLOT and be carefull
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