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    HCG Question

    Currently 3 weeks into my HGH/Test cycle & I will be adding Winny in for the last six weeks. I am running a 4 month cycle. Should I start taking HCG in my cycle or wait to add it in my PCT?

    Hgh 3iu/day 5/2
    Test 250/week

    Winny 125mg EOD

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    i would add 250ius 2x wk of hcg at wk 8 and run it till you finish.

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    Run it through my PCT, correct?

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    stop it st least 1 wk before you start your pct. add some nolva in there though if you are going to use hcg .
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    So start the nolva & HCG at wk 8. 10 or 20mg ed of the nolva? i have never used HCG or nolva during a cycle, only in my PCT.

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    4 mont..!!
    16 week!!


    week 19 one shot 0.50ml

    week 16 one shot 0.25ml
    week 15 one shot 0.25ml
    week 14 one shot 0.25ml
    week 13 one shot 0.25ml
    start
    On and off
    stopp
    week 9 one shot 0.25ml
    week 8 one shot 0.25ml
    week 7 one shot 0.25ml
    week 6 one shot 0.25ml


    Run some nolva in there though if you are going to use hcg .
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    i would run 2.5k iu's at 500ius ED for 5days at week 8 and AGAIN on the last week prior to your PCT
    using it too long can kill your nat production which will hinder your retention of gains.
    im running a 20+ weeker dont know if im going to go 23 weeks or 27 yet kinda make it up as i go
    but anways i run 500ius ED for 5 days every 7th week which works great... and makes me STUPID HORNY for like those 5-8 days.

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    Only one shot a week, how many ius in 0.25ml?

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    i do not rec 1 shot a week its water based and out of sys w/ in a day or 2.
    its best ran in a brief burst w/ a min of 6 weeks between each use. other wise your own nat production will stop

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    Quote Originally Posted by taiboxa
    i do not rec 1 shot a week its water based and out of sys w/ in a day or 2.
    its best ran in a brief burst w/ a min of 6 weeks between each use. other wise your own nat production will stop
    Sorry about that I was responding to Outlord. I have read it is better to take it 250-500iu ed rather than one big shot a week, less chance of Gyno.

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    no... the ferst top kom 2 houer after injektion.. the 2 topp on hcg in youre bodys kom day 4...

    so.. 1 shot.. is good...

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    sorry my bad englich

    but it keep going beter and beter.. :->

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    Quote Originally Posted by The OutLord
    no... the ferst top kom 2 houer after injektion.. the 2 topp on hcg in youre bodys kom day 4...

    so.. 1 shot.. is good...
    Ya you kind of lost me on that last one. I couldn't even begin to think about writing something in swedish
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    This is a post I made on another board... you can read this and make your own determination


    PCT-My thoughts on Post cycle therapy ~ Phreezer

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    I’ve recieved about a half dozen emails and pm’s this week about post cycle therapy, I’ve also been seeing a lot of posts about it lately…so I decided to go digging through some of my old archives… Here are a couple of posts about Post cycle therapy….One by myself and the other by Hogg…I hope this helps! (REMEMBR! THIS IS ONLY MY OPPINION...AND NO ONE ELSE'S)

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    Date: 03/15/03 11:40 PM
    Author: Phreezer
    Subject: Post cycle therapy

    Now, I don't want to get into ANOTHER big debate on HCG admistration, but of all the posts I've seen about it the one that sticks out in my mind the most, and offers the most credibility is by Hogg. From my own experience I've run HCG anywhere from 7 - 10 days out and had very good results. So I'm inclined not to believe some of the posts that say take HCG two weeks or ten days BEFORE your last shot. However, those guys that say to start ten days before your last shot, have obviously had good results doing it their way...SO the question thats been floating around the board lately...Who is Right? Two weeks before last shot? Ten days before Last shot? Day after your last shot? ten days after your last shot?

    Apparently there is some kind of window here that allows for a somewhat larger error curve with HCG. Optimally you want to recover from testicular atrophy and have testosterone suppression end corresponding with the time that natural testosterone production comes back online. So from doing a great deal of studying on my own, and reading over the other guys posts, I start HCG administration the Day AFTER my last shot. (Ultimately I don't think you are going to be wrong if you wait a week) With the different opinions (that are adamant) there has to be a greater window for HCG administration than was once believed...

    1,000IU's ED for Ten days STARTING the day after my last shot.

    A lot of the timing with HCG has a great deal to do with what form of aas you are using..It would take too long to get into everything (you can easily do a search and find out) but with simple testosterone there are a lot of blood level calculators that can make the work a lot easier...

    Since Test is pretty much test. I'm making a guess (a fairly educated guess) as to the time the test will clear and how long it will take to recover from testicular atrophy.

    Now [Since your my size], I'm saying to run 1000IU's ed for ten days starting the day after your last shot.If this is your first time using HCG I would suggest 500Iu's ED for your first time...Once you get more experienced you'll know if 500IU's is enough for you, or if it doesn't really do much and then you can up your dosage to 1000IU's.

    the reason I say to start off with 500IU's ED for first time us is because HCG can desensitise your Leydig cells,,,then you'll be on HRT full time for the rest of your life (Hello Viagra) There isn't really a reason to use more than necessary here. HCG is great at bringing the boys back to full size, but like anything else, too much can seriously harm you..
    But you say "Phreezer, why 1000IU's, I see a lot of people say that they only do 500IU's?" Well, I've always done a 1000, and a 1000 works for me, So if it ain't broke, I don't need to fix it. Since your pretty much the same size as I am, I am recommending you do the same amount as me. Now, some guys do respond well to 500IU's..I don't know, I can only speak for myself and you may respond nicely to 500IU's ED and your boys may drop back down to their full size off of that amount...This is something only you can know, and something your going to have to find out on your own.

    WRT to injection sites, HCG can be administered SubQ or IM, I always go subQ for the simple convenience of it. Hogg suggests that you go IM because of absorption time. (if your only getting 1000IU's per ML I think IM is the way to go) So if you choose to go IM then Delts, glutes and quads should be just fine for your injections. You'll be using a slin pin (most likely) so there's no real pain involved....If you choose to go subQ a good place is just to pinch a little bit of fat around your navel and inject there (you'll feel a slightly warm sensation) love handles are also a good place (Just like if you were shooting insulin )..

    The time of day doesn't really matter, I prefer to keep a consistent injection schedule. Say I do my first shot in the am, in all likely hood I will continue all my shots in the am..and the same with pm shots. However if you miss a shot in the morning it's perfectly fine to do your next shot in the evening, it's what ever you decide.

    I've done Clomid on the same day I've started HCG. I've started clomid when I finished HCG. If I don't do clomid on the same day I start HCG I'll do Nolvadex ..Although I would have to think arimidex may be better than Nolvadex after learning that arimidex increases IGF-1 levels. But I always keep Nolvadex on hand because I'm old school and I'm scared of Gyno. And Nolvadex has worked for me in the past to stop gyno...Again, if it ain't broke, don't **** with it!

    HCG: 1000IU's Day After last AAS shot. Run for Ten days with Nolvadex @ 20mg ED throughout, if itchy or painful nipps start to appear try uping that dosage to 40mg ED or all they way up to 80mg ED.

    Now I'm an old school clomid administrator also....If it ain't broke, (you allready know the second part of that) So I start high and taper off. A good time to take Clomid as at bed time.. this helps avoid a lot of the PMS feeling.. .you'll be asleep when these emotions peek...(If your pron to this that is... a lot of people take clomid and never experience any of the mood swings and wide range of emotions associated with clomid)

    150mg Clomid day (Only)

    day 2-8 100mg ED

    day 9-16 50mg ED -

    day 17-24 50mg EOD...

    HCG 1000IU'S ED for ten days, 20mg Nolvadex ED along with the HCG, The day after my last HCG shot I start clomid therapy. This is just over a month long, so you should be able to start another cycle within 5-6 weeks after finishing your last. [assuming everything is back on line] If your doing longer cycles, you may need to administer clomid for another 10-21 days.

    Phreezer

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    Originally Posted by Hogg

    You look at your cycle and try to assess your clearance period. Basically, if you are using say enanthate and eq, you can make a simple spreadsheet wherein you take each injection and cut it in half every 6 days.....so you would have a bunch of columns representing day 6,12,18,24,30,36,41 and the first entry under day 6 would be 500 corresponding to 500mg injected on day 6, under the day 12 column, the number would be 250, then 125 at 18, 62.5 at day 24, etc. The next line would be the next injection - say you injected another 500mg on day 12, so then day 18 would be 250, 125 on day 24 etc.

    This is the simple way of calculating out how much gear is in your system and how long it will take to clear. You are basically treating test as a 6 day ester, some say 5, others say 7, split the difference and you will be pretty close.....we cant actually pinpoint the actual time since everybody metabolizes gear slightly different but certainly faster than rats for some strange reason.
    Now, once you go through this process, you realize that if you were using a gram or more per week of test, it takes a little while for it to clear....actually, like 3-4 weeks to really clear. BUT, oddly enough, it seems that clearance occurs faster than this in reality. In practice, it would be difficult to determine the remainder of ester-bound test in vitro ...typically, they measure free T and T/epitestosterone which does not paint an accurate picture of the ester-bound testosterone remaining in your system.

    So, on paper, 3-4 weeks, in practice, 'by feel', it seems like roughly 2-3 weeks for a gram of test. Ok, well, if we structure the clearance to cover such a discrepancy end to end, than we are likely to avoid the rut and retain a higher percentage of gains. So, let us say that we stop our cycle on week 16, then week 17 is the week to begin HCG. Personally, 500iu doesnt do a darn thing for me....I've tried it and perhaps for some, it works, for me, it takes 1000iu. After 5 days of using HCG, my testes drop and they begin to fill, by day 10, my testes are full and swinging. That is what HCG is suppose to do and that is why I upped from 500iu to 1000. Bear in mind, the 500iu number comes from an article on *-*** wherein **** ****** said "Take 500iu ed throughout your whole cycle" Well, somehow *** and people like ***** twisted that down to 2 weeks of 500iu. It doesnt work. Now, why not 1500iu ed??? Well, the initial contemporary estimates on the dosage that would cause damage to the leydig cells was 2000iu I believe, but then **** ****** lowered his number to 1500iu.....why? Because in truth, he really doesnt know. Bear in mind, a physician will consult the PDR and prescribe a 5000-7500iu shot to a man but usually, it is seldom that such is actually practiced....and HCG is seldom prescribed long term to increase T levels.....fertility is already shot in the ass and it becomes much simpler to prescribe testosterone gels and creams ...Anyway, so the 1000iu number is 'probably' safe.....I've used it and have had a response to both HCG and clomid after coming off numerous times which is a sign that my leydig cells are still operational....its anecdotal but I doubt you will find any AMA studies which establish the damage threshhold......hopefully I have argued my point for 1000iu adequately.

    While running HCG for 10 days at 1000iu, we take nolvadex concurrently for 2 reasons - 1.) Since HCG aromatizes in the testes, we want to prevent gyno which can occur during HCG usage even with those who are able to take large amounts of test without anti-e and 2.) We want to shroud the htpa and block estrogen-induced inhibition.

    The purpose of HCG is to stimulate the testes to full production by mimicking natural gonadotropin release. If the testes are atrophied, they tend to slowly regain the ability to produce normal levels of T with clomid alone. By using HCG, we are restoring the testes ability to resume full production....and our only problem remaining is to restore gonadotropin release after using HCG.

    So,we run HCG for 10 days....we will come up 4 days short of a full 2 weeks. HCG is non-estrified and mimics LH. Its half life is thought to be hours though some cite the half life as being days. As the body typically secretes GnRH in pulses, numerous times throughout the day, it seems odd that LH would have a half life of days....simply put, it would mean that the body is capable of stacking up with endogenous T and we know that is not the case, we can crop endogenous T levels within hours by using certain substances. Anyway, so the 4 days is time for the HCG to clear and estrogen levels to subside. At the conclusion of this 4 day period, we are 3 weeks past our last injection of testosterone.....see how this all dovetails nicely together.

    So, since we started the HCG week 17 and have completed the 10 days, plus the remaining 4 days of week 18, we are now on week 19. Time for clomid.
    Personally, I use 100mg ed of clomid for 2 weeks, then 50mg ed for another 2 weeks. That stretches my total post cycle plan out to 6 weeks but my percentage of retained gains has been very good using this method. Since you ran clomid for weeks 19,20,21,and 22, you are now ready to think about either training naturally, or starting another cycle, or bridging. If you go completely natural, it is critical to use some type of cortisol blocker. Hulk raves about phosphatydine....or whatever the hell it is called. A light bridge of say 10mg ed of anavar or 200mg/wk of primobolan is another smart way to go. With such a light bridge, you can still maintain endogenous T production while warding off catabolism. GH and slin is another good idea though if you were going to conclude a steroid cycle and use GH during recovery, I'd start Gh and slin right after the HCG......absolutely.....because GH and insulin will not interfere with recovery of endogenous T and .....GH will cause you to retain a positive nitrogen balance, thereby warding off catabolism.
    So that my friend is recovery in a nutshell

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    Quote Originally Posted by phreezer
    This is a post I made on another board... you can read this and make your own determination


    PCT-My thoughts on Post cycle therapy ~ Phreezer
    This great info for running HCG in your PCT and I would definetly follow your instructions. The question is about taking HCG during your cycle to keep your boys where they are.

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    There are a few different approaches to running it during... Some guys will run 500IU's ED for 5-6 days every 2-3 weeks.. some people will run it every few days... Like I said above.. there is a wide variety of applications..and apparently there is a greater window of error than most people would believe in administering HCG .

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    Quote Originally Posted by phreezer
    There are a few different approaches to running it during... Some guys will run 500IU's ED for 5-6 days every 2-3 weeks.. some people will run it every few days... Like I said above.. there is a wide variety of applications..and apparently there is a greater window of error than most people would believe in administering HCG.
    Thanks Everyone!! I think I am going to take a lot of all your advices and see what works for me. I will let you know which worked best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4spain
    Ya you kind of lost me on that last one. I couldn't even begin to think about writing someting in swedish
    he he he he thats funy.. ha ha

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