Thread: Why am I so strong?
10-30-2003, 09:06 PM #1
Why am I so strong?
Ok, almost done week 2 or my PCT after my Eq/Winny cycle. For some reason I am REDICULOUSLY strong right now! My last two workouts I've added a good 50% to many of my lifts... no shit! My edurance is through the roof as well! I totally don't understand what is going on but I like it. My diet is no different, I can't figure it out. The only thing I've been doing different is taking B5. Christ! I didn't have my spotter today so I had to use a few machines... I maxed out the lat pulldown stack at 290, i was doing 15-20reps x 4 of preacher barbells with 95lbs, maxed out the lat machine at 300,(not so hard), and then did dips at the end for crazy reps! It's like I wasn't feeling ANY lactic burn!
Does this happen to anybody else on PCT? My PCT consists of Clomid and Nolva.
Just got back from gym and feel like going again!
10-30-2003, 09:09 PM #2Originally Posted by Nixter
10-30-2003, 09:11 PM #3
somebody snuck in to your gym and replaced machine weights with air
10-30-2003, 09:23 PM #4
Any similar experiences anybody?
10-30-2003, 09:27 PM #5Originally Posted by Nixter
Just messin with ya bro...
ps seriously what is that stuff?
10-30-2003, 09:27 PM #6VET
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how exactly do you add 50 % to your lift ?? were you even working out hard in the first place on the sauce ?
10-30-2003, 09:29 PM #7
If i added 50% to my lifts id be benching well over 600 lbs. Please tell me your secret.
10-30-2003, 09:32 PM #8Originally Posted by RC_0891
10-30-2003, 09:38 PM #9Originally Posted by bdtr
come to think of it, I did some G last night... hmmm... nah!
10-30-2003, 09:39 PM #10
how the hell is your wrist so skinny in your avatar??????
10-30-2003, 09:41 PM #11Originally Posted by bdtr
10-30-2003, 09:44 PM #12Originally Posted by nostawk
I actually have slim wrists though, comes with the slim bone structure.
10-30-2003, 09:49 PM #13
oh ok, i was just wondering
10-30-2003, 09:51 PM #14
Hauhgcoughbullshit. oops my bad bro Im just messing withya.
It seems to me you just had your best workout ever you and are damn stoked about it i have been like that too.
10-30-2003, 10:24 PM #15Originally Posted by BigMike J
10-30-2003, 11:49 PM #16Originally Posted by RC_0891
I'll keep you posted, tomorrow is shoulders.
10-30-2003, 11:49 PM #17
It's usual...you'll keep getting stronger and stronger, and stronger. It happens a lot. Not 50%, but you'll see increases. Keep pushing yourself. Use other's doubts as your encouragement.
10-31-2003, 12:33 AM #18Originally Posted by DocHoliday
10-31-2003, 08:13 AM #19
Don't second guess your strength. It's yours.
Sonhouse, I just realized what your Avatar is. LOL
10-31-2003, 08:30 AM #20
50% seems like a lot. But for guys our size, we can gain the same ACTUAL strength increase, but it will be a much higher PERCENTAGE increase b/c we started with a lower weight.
BDTR adds 50 lbs to his 300 lbs bench press = 16.67%
Nixter adds 50 lbs to his 150 lbs bench press = 33.33%
I know this doesn't really answer your question, but I thought it was relevant.
BTW, congrats on your cycle. Looking forward to some after pictures. You had a good body to start with.
10-31-2003, 08:36 AM #21
Durring my PCT I still get the good pumps, strength is still good, and I do put a little weight on.......... Everyone is different.
10-31-2003, 08:39 AM #22
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Hey man...you may have broke the barrier and developed a true mind/muscle connection. People think that's a bullshit statement until they experience it. Once your mind can visualize what your muscle is supposed to be doing, your strenght will go up, your form will improve, and you will make gains in the beginning as if you were on a cycle. Keep it up bro!!
10-31-2003, 08:51 AM #23
Whatever percentage, Congrats on your cycle!! Will you be posting "after" Pics?
10-31-2003, 09:26 AM #24Originally Posted by asymmetrical1
10-31-2003, 10:40 AM #25
Maybe there was a slight shift in quantum physics overnight that altered the universe in such a way as to benefit your workout but noone else's.
Just a thought.
10-31-2003, 12:20 PM #26Originally Posted by majorpecs
So true. I've reached that. Did it before my cycle. Now that I'm on, I've lost it a bit. I need to get my head right, and realize, I NEED TO BE DOING THE WORK.
10-31-2003, 12:48 PM #27Originally Posted by Nixter
The only other explanation I can think of is that you really didn't fatigue your muscle(either due to lack of effort or a drug interaction) and were not fatigued. When I'm done with a quad workout I can probably use 2 plates for the hack squat machine. But, when I start with hacks, I can easily use 4 plates. Now, did my strength jump up 50% overnight?? No. I just did not fatigue the muscle like I normally do.
But in any event, keep up the good work bro.
10-31-2003, 02:10 PM #28
My take on this is that you didn't really realise your true potential to begin with. Usually people are considerably stronger than they think they are... You dont really know what your body is capable of because your mind always puts limits on it. When people aren't thinking,(panic, etc), they usually do some crazy ass shit that they'd never be capable of doing in a normal state of mind.
10-31-2003, 02:29 PM #29
50%, i want some, i could military press 650.... i feel so inadaquate now............
10-31-2003, 02:40 PM #30
I'm goi g to agree with majorpecs and polska here. You are, as evidenced by your workout, stronger than you think you are. That strength was there, you just weren't using it. when you pick up a weight and think, "I did x amount last time, so I can only do x+1 amount this time", you limit yourself and make yourself think that that is all you can do. I'll give you example...
Last summer, when starting my fina/prop cycle, I was working out regularly with 70-80lb dumbells on the flat bench. One day when I came into the gym for chest day, they were moving all the weights to the new freeweight room, and the rack with the 60-100lb dumbells was missing. I thought, "What the hell", and picked up the 105lb 'bells and had no problem with 10 reps. After amazing myself, I tried the 115lb 'bells, and was able to get 7 or 8 like it was my job. The moral of this story is that if you don't step outside the box and push the limits beyond what you think is possible, you will never realize that anything is possible.
10-31-2003, 02:58 PM #31Originally Posted by motoxxxguy
10-31-2003, 03:08 PM #32Originally Posted by Polska
My thoughts exactly, either way keep up the good work!!!!!!
10-31-2003, 03:09 PM #33
I wouldnt judge my strength increases by a lat machine.
See how your deads, squats, bench, or cleans are.
Machines are so inaccurate in guaging.
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