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GirlyMan
06-29-2011, 12:43 AM
Yep that’s right. Mr. Natural is going to be doing his first ever cycle. It is my hopes that this log will be both a reference for myself and maybe a learning tool for others. This log will include the following:

My background
Detailed cycle (what gear, when, how much, etc.)
Initial Stats (initial weight, BF%, measurements, etc.)
Diet
Workout Plan

I’ll be updating this log every day. The log itself will contain what I ate that day, a detail workout log (not including weights lifted unless specifically asked), and what I took. Every 2 weeks I’ll make an update with new one rep max totals for bench press, squat, and deadlift. My official start date of the Cycle is Monday July 4th. If you have any suggestions or would like me to talk about additional things, please let me know.

My Background:
As some of you may know, I’m a 100% natural Fitness model and bodybuilder and I’ve been featured in several magazine and website articles. In 1996 through 2001 I held several world records in power lifting based on my age (13 through 18) and weight class (165 and 181). This month I took 3rd place as a middleweight (weighed in at 172 even) in a natural show featuring over 60 competitors. Lifting, bodybuilding and power lifting have always been a part of my life. I feel that at age 28, I have reached a certain point where future gains are going to be few and far between. I strongly believe that you can always make natural gains every year, but after months of debate and thought, I’ve decided to take the plunge and do one cycle. Yes, just one. I know, I know. It’s like cheeto's, you can’t just do one. Well being a natural competitor who does a 100% clean diet year round, I know how to say no! My reason is that 1 cycle will give me the 15 pounds of lean muscle mass I’m looking for. Anymore than that and I run the risk of losing my contracts as a Fitness Model (they have a limit on size). Furthermore, one of my major features is my nearly perfect symmetry and proportions (reference my stats below). I have a very classical look comparable to Frank Zane and I do not want to jeopardize that.

GirlyMan
06-29-2011, 12:47 AM
My Cycle:
My cycle is going to be very simple and most would consider it the beginner cycle:
GP Test E 500mg a week, for 12 weeks
GP Methan10 (d-bol), starting at 20mg ED up to 40mg, for the first 4 weeks
GP Adex, .5 mg starting at EOD, for the duration of the cycle
GP Nolvadex 40mg ED for week 14
GP Nolvadex 20mg ED for week 15-17

I’m listing d-bol as starting at 20mg because I may increase it to as much as 40mg ED as time goes by. To be on the safe side, I have extra supply of Adex, Nolvadex and Clomid.


Initial Stats:
Title says it all. Here are my stats :

Age: 28
Height: 5’10 (70 inches)
Weight: 178
BF% (based on electronic measuring): 8%
Lean Body Mass (LBM): 163 pounds

Measurements:
Chest: 39.5
Bicep: 15.5
Leg: 23
Calves: 15.5
Waist: 32

One Rep Max:
Bench Press: 355
Squat: 495
Deadlift: 495

GirlyMan
06-29-2011, 12:48 AM
Diet
This is the section I love. I have spent years learning how to refine my diet to fit my needs on any given day and it is something I really enjoy researching and developing. So lets? get to it.

Macros:
Calories ? 3250
Protein ? 400
Carbs ? 300
Fats ? 50

Ok now, I know these macros are going to raise some flags for some people so let me explain. Even though I?m going to be on gear, I?m still going to be doing a CLEAN bulk. Normally my diet consists of 1.5g of protein per pound of bodyweight, 1.5g of crabs, and 0.25g of fats. I also cycle that with a percentage based system based on my BMR. Those percentages are 40% protein, 40% carbs, and 20% fat. For this cycle I?m going to increase my protein to 2g per pound and leave everything else the same. My body is going to need the extra protein, not carbs, because of the muscle gains I?ll make. I have always been against taking in more carbs than protein. Now with all that said, please feel free to comment or offer suggestions below, but try and provide some reasoning or links where I can look up what you?re talking about. If anyone would like me to go into details on what I eat and when, let me know and I?ll make an addition.

?What about a cheat day/reefed day?? Yes I believe cheat days/reefed days are needed to shock the body into both growing (cheat day) and cutting (reefed) depending on what you?re doing. I usually only do it once every 3-4 weeks depending on my progress. At this time I do not have any plans on adding a cheat day, unless I see my progress slowing. If I do my cheat day macros will be 3650 Calories, 300g of protein, 500g of carbs, and 50g of fat. (That?s 1.5g of protein, 2.5g of carbs, and 0.25g of fat per pound of bodyweight). Even though it is a ?cheat day? it will still be from clean sources. I?ll just add additives such as peanut butter and honey, and increase the carb intake.

GirlyMan
06-29-2011, 12:51 AM
Workout Plan:
As I said, my background is powerlifting. I strongly believe in the saying, ?Lift Big, Get Big?. I also believe that the simplest and basic movements/exercises also produce the best results for me. I?ve tried several programs and it wasn?t until I went back to the basics that I made my most progress. Here is my training split:

Monday:

AM training (6 AM)

Chest, Bicep, Triceps, ForearmsPM training (anywhere between 6PM ? 9PM)

HIIT Cardio
Abs

Tuesday:

AM Training (5 AM)

Shoulders, BackPM Training

Abs, Calves

Wednesday:

AM Training (6 am):

LegsPM Training:

Low intensity cardio
Abs

Thursday:

AM Training (6 am):

Chest, Bicep, Triceps, ForearmPM Training:

Abs, calves

Friday:

AM Training (5 am):

Shoulders, BackPM Training:

Abs
HIIT Cardio

Saturday:

AM Training (6 am):

LegsPM Training:

Abs, calves

Sunday:

Rest

Yet more red flags probably, so let me explain. First off, I?ve been doing twice a day training, 6 days a week for years. One reason I am able to do this is because I am very sedentary during the day and I take a 1-2 hour nap around the middle of the day (I love my day job). I always do my cardio separate than my workouts, and I always do cardio even while bulking (just not as extreme). I do know when my body needs a break and if I?m not feeling 100% recovered, I will not train that morning. Yes it does happen, just not often. I always listen to my body.

?Why so many calve training days?? ? It?s all about symmetry and my body?s genetics. Genetically, I?m gifted with great calves, but also great arms. In fact, for the majority of my career I barely would work my biceps because they were naturally bigger and were throwing off my proportions. So it is for this reason that for every arm workout I do, I do 2 calve workouts so that my proportions stay the same (FYI, your biceps are suppose to be the same size as your calves). I may even make further changes to this based on how I react to the gear.

I?ll go into details on specific exercises I?ll be doing on a day by day basis throughout the log. As an overview, the first body part training (Mon, Tues, Wed) are heavy days focusing on mass, power, and overall size. Lifts include Squats, Bench Press, Deadlifts, pull ups, barbell curls, etc. The second body part days (Thurs, Fri, and Saturday) are focusing on separation, striation, and weak point training. For example, I feel my upper chest is a weak part, so on Thursday I?ll do 2 more exercises focusing on the upper chest, while the other chest exercises will be things like cable cross overs, flies, etc. that focus on separation and creating striations.

Every 2 weeks, I will do a one rep max test to gauge my strength and progress. These tests will be done at the beginning of my workouts on Mon, Tues, and Wed.

GirlyMan
06-29-2011, 12:52 AM
Pics

I'll be taking pictures every Sunday while on the cycle. For security and privacy reasons i'm NOT going to be posting them. If you're really interested in the progress, you can send me a PM and I may send you pics directly.

Thanks for reading all this. Please leave any and all comments, suggestions, bitches, and complaints below.

sixteentons
06-29-2011, 03:00 AM
Great planning and excellant detail. Your macros look similar to mine, and I agree on seperating cardio and weights. Works best for me too. Looking forward to reading about your progress.

Just1more
06-29-2011, 03:17 AM
Good stuff Girly. I know diet is your thing. lol You helped me alot with that. Everything looks good, my one concern is the question of how your body will react to the test. When I cycle test I explode in size yet some of my buddies only slightly bulk. Also tren gives me nose bleeds. I know you are not taking tren, but my point is you may want to run a test only cycle to see how you react. My .02 cents. I completely agree with the cardio in your diet. I run at least 2 miles every day then go lift 5 days a week atm. Its brutal but it works well for me. I will be following your progress.

sebaco2011
06-29-2011, 05:09 AM
Noticed you talked about refeeds in your diet section , isn't that for low carb and a calorie deficit ? Talked to a really good diet bro on another forum and he said that they really dont have a purpose if your bulking and are eating plenty of carbs , but cheat meals can help you mentally and sometimes people do think it will help them out but then again how many bodybuilders that are serious about their physique and coming up to a show cheat? .... Thats just what he told me , it does make sense though if your trying to get lean mass that you should eat as clean as possible and do whats neccesary like the example he gave me of if you would do something when coming up to a show.

GirlyMan
06-29-2011, 06:46 AM
Noticed you talked about refeeds in your diet section , isn't that for low carb and a calorie deficit ? Talked to a really good diet bro on another forum and he said that they really dont have a purpose if your bulking and are eating plenty of carbs , but cheat meals can help you mentally and sometimes people do think it will help them out but then again how many bodybuilders that are serious about their physique and coming up to a show cheat? .... Thats just what he told me , it does make sense though if your trying to get lean mass that you should eat as clean as possible and do whats neccesary like the example he gave me of if you would do something when coming up to a show.

You are correct. Refeeds are used while cutting to jump start or restart your weight loss. However, at least for me, i've found it is also needed for bulking. If you consume the same macros for several months your body will become accustomed to it and it will slow your growth. Remember our bodies are happiest when they are in perfect harmony. So a "cheat day", even when bulking, is a good way to throw a curve ball and get your body to react.

Again my "cheat day" is not beer and pizza like most would do. To me, it just means an extra cup of brown rice or another pound of sweet potato.

jimmy93
06-29-2011, 08:57 AM
grate stuff girlyman, look forward to seeing your progress, the only thing i would comment on is just run the d-bol 30mg 5 weeks, 6 weeks might be a bit to much on you liver 1st time round imo.

ODB
06-29-2011, 12:13 PM
My Cycle:
My cycle is going to be very simple and most would consider it the beginner cycle:
GP Test E 500mg a week, for 12 weeks
GP Methan10 (d-bol), starting at 20mg ED up to 40mg, for the first 6 weeks
GP Adex, .5 mg starting at EOD, for the duration of the cycle
GP Nolvadex 40mg ED for week 14
GP Nolvadex 20mg ED for week 15-17

I?m listing d-bol as starting at 20mg because I may increase it to as much as 40mg ED as time goes by. To be on the safe side, I have extra supply of Adex, Nolvadex and Clomid.

Sounds like a solid plan.
I actually did the dbol bump-up recently (4 weeks) and felt I did better on 20mgED than 40mgED. I found great relief from the dbol pumps/cramping with Taurine.
IMO u can cut the dbol to 4 weeks on + still do great.

GirlyMan
06-29-2011, 04:43 PM
Thanks ODB and Jimmy!

I agree with you both, 6 weeks on D-Bol is longer than I wanted. I'll be doing 4 weeks, not sure why I put 6 :) I've updated the original post.

GirlyMan
07-01-2011, 06:25 PM
Have decided to start the cycle July 4th. I was doing a priming diet and figured I would need another week to prepare, but my body reacted faster than I expected (anticipation kicking in).

I'm taking Friday and Saturday off from training and doing measurements and one rep max tests on Sunday.

GirlyMan
07-04-2011, 04:32 AM
Tomorrow starts day 1. Pics taken and stats updated on the first pages.

jimmy93
07-04-2011, 05:34 AM
good stuff girlyman, just make sure you have everything there readdy like pct and things b4 you start, hope all goes well keep us posted!

ssj4jay91
07-04-2011, 11:48 PM
Good luck on Ya cycle bruh! keep us posted my man

GirlyMan
07-05-2011, 03:42 AM
Day 1

Man talk about being nervous! I've been researching all this for months and yet when the needle is loaded I was questioning it all again. Well after reading how to inject 10 more times I finally did it. First test E shot down, 250mg, went in smooth to the right glute and no pain. Shortly after that I took 20mg of Dbol and 0.5mg of Adex. An hour later I hit the gym with the following workout:

Warmed up with a light superset of abs for 4 sets.

Chest
Barbell Incline Press - 15, 10, 8, 6, 4, finish up with a drop set for 10 reps
Barbell Decline Press - 10, 8, 6, 4, finish up with a double drop set for 10, 10
Flat Bench Dumbell flys - 4 sets to failure, aiming for 15 reps
Superset:

Cable Cross Overs - 4 sets of 15
Incline Push ups - 4 sets to failure

Upper Arms
Olympic bar bicep curl dropset - This is my made up workout that really destroys the arm. 5 sets of 15,10,8,6,4. Going up in weight each time. After the set of 4, rest for 5 mins. Then do a continous drop sets going to failure each time for another 5 drops. 10 sets total
Tricep Cable extensions - Same dropset format as above, 10 sets total

Conclusion
Ok so I did NOT feel anything different after the 20mg of Dbol. Did not have an increased pump and my strength was the same. I'm sure it affects everyone at different rates so I won't pass judgment until about day 3 - 5. If I'm still not feeling anything i'll increase it to 40mg, which was my initial plan.

GirlyMan
07-05-2011, 05:42 PM
Day 2

Tuesday, my super early morning training session. Took 20mg of dbol with a protein shake an hour before heading to the gym. My coach put me through an insane Back and Shoulders training program:

Machine Shoulder Press - 10, 8, 6, 4
Wide grip weighted pull ups - 10, 8, 6, 4
3 sets of the Superset from hell:

Close grip machine rows, 8 reps
drop set of side laterals (using two sets of dumbells, 20 and 15 pounds), 8 reps each
Close grip machine front pulldowns, 8 reps
Straight arm upright rows, 8 reps
heavy dumbell front rows, 8 reps
machine back flys, 8 reps
lower back hyperextensions, 25 reps

Conclusion:
Seeing no difference in strength, pump, or intensity with the dbol. I'm going to give it one more day at 20mg and then i'll increase to 40mg. For those that have run GP Dbol, when did you start experiencing better pump/strength, etc? Did it take a few days or right away?

Also my right glute was sore as hell today. Feels like I did 1000 weighted lunges. Obviously its from the injection, but there is no visual indication of anything wrong. Is this a normal thing?

GirlyMan
07-06-2011, 11:59 PM
Day 3

Day 3 and I noticed increase in strength today. Now it may be because due to scheduling issues, I worked out at 330 PM today instead of the normal 6 am. That meant 3 solid meals in me versus just one small one. Of course it may be that the dbol is starting to kick in. I've researched more and the consensus is that dbol starts to kick in around the 1 week mark (2 weeks for some). So i'll keep it at 20mg until the end of the week. My workout today was:

Heavy Squats: 15, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2. The last set of 4 I knew I had more in me so I went to my current 1 rep max and did another set of 2. So I already have a new max on squat.
Heavy Leg extensions: 10, 10, 10, 10, 8. Ok this was just crazy. I loaded up all the way to the max weight the machine had and was still able to pump out 10 reps. So I had to add a 25 pound plate to the machine and then I was only able to get 8. So an increase here.
Heavy Hamstring Curls: 10, 10, 10, 10. Same drill here. This is one exercise though I do not ever go to failure or try and push too much weight. Hamstrings are very sensitive and prone to injury. As a result I went up to a weight that I could control for a smooth, yet difficult 10 reps.
Heavy standing calve raises: 10, 10, 10, 10. I've officially maxed out on the machine. Heavest it can go is 315 pounds and there is no way to add plates to it (at least not safely). So next week i'm going to switch to using a barbell on the squat rack and a piece of wood under my feet.

Not many exercises, but this is only day one of two this week for legs. I'll hit them again on Friday for more isolated high volume exercises.

Conclusion:

So I felt good today. Took the normal 20mg of dbol and did my second .5mg of adex. I noticed an increase in strength, but I also changed up my workout time. So not sure if its the dbol just yet. I'll continue to workout in the afternoon instead of the mornings.

GirlyMan
07-08-2011, 05:52 PM
Day 4

So yesterday wasn't a fluke. Definetly starting to see an increase in strength. No insane pumps yet, but the dbol is starting to kick in. Had a great Arms/Chest workout:

Heavy Olympic barbell curls - 15, 10, 8, 8, 6, 6, 4, 4, 2. A lot of sets I know but what was happening was I was using my same weights and when I would get to my final rep, i'm suppose to barely get it or fail. Well, I wasn't reaching failure! So I would keep going and then bump up the weight again. Finally got up to 135 pounds for 2 and the arms were about to explode.
Close grip Cable Curls - 15, 10, 8, 6, 4
Machine Tricep extensions - 15, 10, 8, 8, 6, 6, 4, 4. Same thing happened here as did on the curls
Outward dumbell curls - 15, 10, 8, 6, 4 , 4
Cable Tricep extensions - 10, 8, 6, 4
Reverse Grip tricep extensions - 10, 8, 6, 4, 4
Flat bench barbell bench press - 15, 10, 10, 8, 8, 6, 6, 4, 4, 2, 2, 2 . I only do one or two chest exercises on this day, as my focus is on arms and I do heavy chest earlier in the week.

Conclusion

So far week 1 is looking good. I've stayed away from the scale as I want to get measurements, BF%, and weight on a weekly basis (sunday). I'm still unsure if i'll bump up to 40mg dbol a day or stay at 20mg. I'll know more by the end of the week.

ODB
07-08-2011, 10:29 PM
If you do get insane Dbol pumps (painful like cramping) - Taurine worked (500mg ED).

hackleech
07-09-2011, 05:24 AM
awesome log man most detailed i have ever seen i will defently be following

GirlyMan
07-10-2011, 04:43 AM
Day 5,6

What a rough couple of days. I ended up stretching my hamstring too much during a football game Saturday and had to take it easy and not train. In addition to that, i'm still geting extreme pain in the injection spots. It feels like a sore muscle from hell and right on the glute. Makes sitting down and even walking difficult. I've noticed that if I work out and run, the pain goes away. So i'm not exactly sure what it is. The pain lasts 3 days (right in time for the next shot). The 2 shots will be in the delts so we shall see how that goes. No training logs for Fri, Sat. I'll return to the gym Sunday if my leg(s) are better, otherwise Chest and Arms again on Monday. I'm still at 20mg of dbol a day. I'll see how the strength is on Sunday and I might increase the dosage.

Other than that, i'll being doing measurements and weigh ins tomorrow.

hackleech
07-10-2011, 09:39 PM
nice maybe consider 30mg dbol? btw i sent u a PM

GirlyMan
07-11-2011, 09:01 PM
Day 7 (end of week 1)

I've been looking forward to this day. This is the end of the first week and on this day every week i'm going to weigh in and do measurements.

All I can say is... WOW. Before I share the numbers, let me just say that I woke up early morning before breakfast, when i'm most depleted, to do these measurements.

Weight: 191 pounds (+13 pounds from last week)
BF% (based on electronic measuring): 9.7% (+1.7% from last week). This is water bloat
Lean Body Mass (LBM): 172 pounds (+9 POUNDS from last week). Holy crap. I checked this 3 times, and had someone else check it. Averaged out the same.

Measurements:
Chest: 40 (+0.5 from last week)
Bicep: 16 (+0.5 from last week)
Leg: 24 (+1 from last week)
Calves: 16 (+0.5 from last week)
Waist: 32.5 (+0.5 from last week)

So basically I added half and inch to everything. And I feel it too. My shirts and pants are all fitting much tighter.

Conclusion:

I'd say week 1 was a success. I'm already up 9 pounds of lean muscle mass, and my goal was only 15! I have a feeling i'm going to be a heavy responder to these compounds and could even shoot up to the 30 pound mark. I'm looking forward to doing some strength tests!

hackleech
07-12-2011, 06:57 AM
amazing seems that ur one of the best responders to dbol i have seen i have heard of guys being able to gain 10 pounds off of dbol alone on the first week

GirlyMan
07-12-2011, 07:19 PM
I got a day behind so i'll do two updates in one.

Day 8, 9

Monday. Brand new week. 20mg of dbol, and 250mg of Test E in the right delt. That's a tough injection to do on your own, but I was able to get it in and no pain. From there I went to work Chest and Arms:

Incline Barbell Bench Press: 15, 10, 8, 6, 4 - Increased my weight by 20 pounds on this lift.
Flat Bench Dumbell Flies: 15, 10, 8, 8, 6, 6, 4, 4 - Got up to 75 pound dumbells for this, while still maintaining form. That's a new high for me.
Decline Barbell Bench Press: 10, 8, 8, 6, 4, 4 - Increased my weight by 25 pounds. The dbol was really starting to kick in here.
Superset:

Cable cross overs - 15, 10, 10, 10, 8 - Went up 20 pounds on this. I love this exercise as I really feel the burn
Dips - 10, 10, 10, 10 - I didn't use weight this time, just body weight. Felt a good burn still.
Machine Flat bench press - 15, 10, 8, 6, 4. Ok so this was a new exercise I added because I still had some strength left in the chest.
Heavy Bicep Curls - 15, 10, 10, 8, 8, 6, 4 - Used the EZ-bar with a wide grip to really hit the peak of the bicep. Increased my weight here as well.

Tuesday:

For today I increased the dbol to 30mg to try that out. I also worked Back and shoulders with my coach. I won't share they workout routine since it's something he gets paid to do. I did notice a powerful lowerback pump that I normally do not get. Not painful though. I'll stick with the 30mg for now.

Conclusion:
I noticed that since I worked my delts shortly after taking the injection, it eliminated the muscle soreness I usually feel when doing the glute injections. So I think what i'll do next time I do the glute shots is throw in a set of squats or weight lunges to that days workout. Really get the oils flowing in the muscles and hopefully reduce the pain.

So far no side effects. No acne, hair, etc.

GirlyMan
07-14-2011, 06:17 PM
Day 10

Each day is getting better in regards to strength. No extreme changes in physical appereance yet (which i'm ok with). I like the slow and steady increase in size and strength i've been experiencing.

Workout wise today was tough. Leg day always leaves me drained regardless, but doing squats on a sore/pulled hamstring is just killer. But was able to push through it:

Squats: 15, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 2. I got to 405 for the last couple of sets. I didnt want to risk tearing the hamstring all together so I kept it lighter than normal.
Leg Extensions: 15, 15, 15, 10, 10 - Maxed out the machine again (315 or something). When I work legs again i'm going to do them one legged so I can really stack the weight.
Hamstring Curls: 15, 10, 10, 8, 6, 4 - Ouch. fuck these hurt. I still went heavy (about 215), but I kept the pace nice and slow and held the contraction at the top.
Weight Lunges: Go until I can't walk - This is killer, but man do I love the feeling. I loaded up a 100 pound barbell and started lunging. I lost count of how many steps I did but I was at it for a good 10 minutes probably.
Weighted quick steps : 5 minutes, 30 second intervals. This was something I learned in College football. Put a 100 pound barbell on your back, then do quick steps. Kinda like high knees except just barely picking your feet up and staying on your toes. Destroys the calves and works the fast twich muscles which increase your sprint speed.
Calve Circuit: 20,20,20,20 - Standing calve raises hitting two different sides. 10 reps with toes pointed outward, 10 reps toes pointed straight. Heavy as I can (today was 305).

Conclusion

Felt really strong today, but more importantly my endurance has picked up. Normally I would be dragging ass after this workout, but I felt I might still have some in the tank. I had to stop myself from doing more (was already at the 2 hour mark). I'm going to stay with 30mg of the dbol.

jimmy93
07-14-2011, 07:09 PM
awesome results on the weight gain! just shows if your diet and training is good which you know what works for you already grate thing's can be achieved keep it up!!

hackleech
07-14-2011, 08:38 PM
nice progress did u forget the 1 rep max tests tho? deadlift, squat and bench press?

GirlyMan
07-18-2011, 06:22 PM
Day 15

Sorry I missed a couple of days on the forums! I'm finding the weekends are when i'm most busy and less time to spend updating this log. So more than likely i'll recap the weekends on monday (today). So this post will be a little longer.

First things first, I did not do a strength test this week. I had wanted to do one at the conclusion of week 2, but I was feeling sore and so opted for a rest day instead. Today(monday) I'm feeling fully rested and will be doing a bench press strength test today. The results will be posted tomorrow.

Second, on sunday I did another weigh in, but I did not get a chance to do measurements.. Here are my stats now:

Weight: 197 pounds (+6 pounds from last week)
BF% (based on electronic measuring): 8.5% (-1.2% from last week). I bumped up my water intake so I assume that's the reason for less bloat. I also am doing 30mg of d-bol instead of 20mg. Maybe the increase provided less bloat? Or maybe the Adex takes awhile to kick in? Who knows. I'll keep my water intake at or around 2 gallons for the duration of the d-bol.
Lean Body Mass (LBM): 180 pounds (+8 POUNDS from last week). Wow. another killer week. I'm up 8 pounds from LAST WEEK, thats a total of +17 pounds of LEAN body mass in 2 weeks. This has completely blown away my initial expectations.

When I started I had made a "consertvative" expectation that I would only keep 60-70% of my gains. At this rate, I will easily hit the +30 pounds of total weight gain, and may even hit +30 pounds of lean body mass (which will put me very close to 200 pounds contest weight)

Third thing, my workouts since Wednesday (day 10).
On Day 11(thursday), I decided to take an extra rest day. I was scheduled to hit chest/arms again but I was not feeling 100% recovered yet, so I took it easy. On that day I dropped my carbs to half my normal intake since I wasn't going to use them, and kept my protein the same.
On Day 12(Friday), I went back to the gym for chest/arms. Since this was my secon chest/arm day and I focused more on chest the first time, I wanted to really blow up my arms today. Felt incredibly strong. I won't outline the total workout unless everyone wants me to, but the main point of interest was my heavy olympic bar curls. I hit a new personal record of 135 pounds. It was a great feeling doing curls with the same weight a guy next to me was doing on squats.
Day 13(Saturday). Back to the gym for the second back/shoulders workout. This was yet another super strong day. Exercise of note was the bent over barbell rows. First off, I love this exercise. If done correctly and with correct form, there is nothing better for building overall mass in your upper back. It also secondarly works your lower back, hamstrings, shoulders, arms. It's second only to deadlift for a total body exercise. I was able to achieve a new personal record on this as well with a weight of 315 pounds. I actually had some people watching me at this point because they couldn't believe I was lifting it up.
Day 14(Sunday). Day of rest. No working out, carbs cut in half, protein stayed the same.

Conclusion:

At first I had some doubts about whether or not I was responding. Those doubts are for sure gone. Feels great to be lifting hard and heavy again. Thankfully, there have been 0 side effects as well. I'm very strict on the adex and will be even more strict on the PCT afterwards. For the next two weeks i'm going to push the envelope even more and pump to 40mg of dbol. 40mg was my initial plan anyway, and i'm going to see how well I do. I only have 2 more weeks left in the dbol cycle and hopefully the test will start kicking in by then.

hackleech
07-27-2011, 07:39 PM
someone has been forgeting to update

jimmy93
10-04-2011, 07:24 PM
hey girly man you not been on the board in a while, everything ok? how was the end of the cycle, how's it going now?

hackleech
10-09-2011, 12:40 AM
i think he is gone man havent ever seen him online hope he is okay

GirlyMan
03-05-2012, 04:26 PM
What's up everyone. Man it's been forever since I posted here is an update on what's been going on.

I ended up having to end the cycle mid stream due to hamstring tears in both legs and a tricep tear in my right arm. I was forced by my trainers and doctor to stop all lifting until fully healed or risk not being able to walk.

Its now March and i'm just now healed up fully. I do not blame the gear for the injuries, I think it's just part of the sport. I've learned a lot from my time off and i'm ready to get back into the game. I'll be ordering a new cycle very soon once I do some more research on this new girl QDL and I give my body a chance to adjust to lifting again. (I won't do anything until at least 2 months of working out naturally)


It will be another basic cycle of test,d-bol as I feel I really didnt get a first quality cycle. I'm also going to research Clen to help facility weight loss. My goal is to be back to 5-6% BF (currently around 15%) around May timeframe.

So any advice anyone has on QDL or a new cycle, feel free to PM me or post here.

Thanks!

Anabolic_III
03-21-2012, 08:27 PM
Did you use any liver support products?