Thread: Post cycle question?
05-30-2003, 06:40 AM #1
Post cycle question?
After a bulking cycle (deca +dbol ) and when starting clomid, what changes to your workout has worked for anyone out there. I have been doing heavy sets, low reps. Cardio has been just warm up and cool down, not heavy. Put on 18lbs in 5 weeks and are on 6th week of a 8 week cycle. Strength has kicked in like a mad bastard and max-out weight jumped 40% on average. Swole up like a 18 year old in a whore house!
I plan on taking clen with clomid to keep as much gains as possible. Do I need to continue my regular workout with less weight or go to a different lighter workout (more reps, light weight).
Also, this is my first cycle and what, if any, will the post cycle crash be like?
05-30-2003, 07:35 AM #2
You'll get different answers from different people. I like to go up in reps when on juice 12-15, then bring it down to the 6-8 range. You'll have to find what works for you.
05-30-2003, 08:15 AM #3
I'm 37 and am also finishing up a cycle. I am currently running EQ/TEST cyp @600MG wk. I plan to close out with 6wks of D-bol (tapered)
When I come off a cycle I shift my focus to cutting and hardening, so I drop the weight (and sets) to about 2/3 of what I was doing the last few weeks of the cycle, but I bump up the reps to where I fail between 12-20, (the lower weight also helps with joint pain that creeps back in as the TEST levels drop)
This routine change helps me maintain what I have gained, while also giving me more muscular endurance and hardness. But like Johnny said, you will probably get a LOT of different approaches to post cycle maintenance, so at least you'll have a few ideas to mull over.
By the way, nice job on the gains, almost 20lbs in 5 wks, impressive…
05-30-2003, 08:30 AM #4
I did like you after my 1st cycle (enan,deca ,dbol )...stayed with heavy weight, pyramiding sets, reps 12,10,8,6....basically, I didn't change my training. I also ran clomid for 4 weeks and used cell tech. My diet stayed around 3,500 calories, which is where it was during the cycle, I didn't change it. The strength/weight held on mostly for about 5 weeks, then I noticed both begin to fade. My body weight slowly started dropping around week 5-6, and 3 months later, I ended up keeping about 18 of the 27 pounds I gained while on (70%).
05-30-2003, 08:55 AM #5
What about cardio? Do you also up the cardio to help with the cutting in post cycle or does that burn up to much of the gains?
I was also thinking about using creatine for awhile.
05-30-2003, 09:31 AM #6
Ok, I am speaking only from my experience (5 cycles), but here goes... I have come to accept the fact that I am going to lose 30-50% of my gains once I go off the juice. That’s why I concentrate on hardening up while off cycle. As for cardio post cycle, I do racquetball for anaerobic and long distance cycling for aerobic. I do think heavy cardio while off cycle can lead to muscle loss. (have you ever seen a buff marathon runner?) It’s really a per-case basis, meaning some guys retain more than others,,, maybe it’s a gene thing, but I know training and diet have a lot to do with it.
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