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    Best spot to inject with 1/2" needles?

    Only needles I can find atm are 1/2inch needles, can I inject test E with thoes into quad like i did with 1" or i should switch to delt?

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    It all depends on how lean is your skin, and if you are willing to ram that needle all the way deep.
    I for one wasnt too thick/too thin ~11-12% and had no issues going to my glutes never an issue. However, when I tried 1.5" pins and went to glute again plus the 250ml felt like a golf ball inside there for days, but more so because more muscle was covering it deeper closer to the bone I guess. I try to avoid quads due to so many veins on them, just too paranoid at the moment. Im sure if youre somewhere under 15% BF on your injection areas you should be good to go, otherwise delts should be good to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneMuscle View Post
    It all depends on how lean is your skin, and if you are willing to ram that needle all the way deep.
    I for one wasnt too thick/too thin ~11-12% and had no issues going to my glutes never an issue. However, when I tried 1.5" pins and went to glute again plus the 250ml felt like a golf ball inside there for days, but more so because more muscle was covering it deeper closer to the bone I guess. I try to avoid quads due to so many veins on them, just too paranoid at the moment. Im sure if youre somewhere under 15% BF on your injection areas you should be good to go, otherwise delts should be good to go
    Exactly depends on your bodyfat..delts and quads are usually relativly lean..

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    You'd have to be really lean to use a 1/2" pin. I don't think anyone uses anything under 1" anywhere for intramuscular injections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahbuddy289 View Post
    You'd have to be really lean to use a 1/2" pin. I don't think anyone uses anything under 1" anywhere for intramuscular injections.
    I use 1 inch pins but I only push them in like 80 % I get pain in my quads most of the time farther than that

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    Interesting... honestly I've never shot quads... just shoulders and glutes. I use to use a 1.5" for glutes but started just using a 1" for everything and I just bury it in all the way and it seems to be fine. I could see maybe getting away with what your doing on quads as that seems to be a very lean area but there's also a lot of muscle there and you'd think you'd want to inject the oil fairly deep... especially if you're injecting a large amount. But if it works it works I guess.

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    I have no problem with going all the way in with needle, my quads are lean since I can see most of the veins when I flex it for little longer, will inject today and let you know how it went Thanks for replies
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    I don't think I've tried 1/2" but I've done 5/8" in delts and quads with no issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerGym View Post
    Only needles I can find atm are 1/2inch needles, can I inject test E with thoes into quad like i did with 1" or i should switch to delt?
    I have had no problems using needles less than 1". Delts always responded well. One thing to bear in mind is injection volume. For example using 1/2" I have always kept the single injection volume below 1cc to eliminate PIP.

    Coincidentally, the same type of volume rule applies to subq injections also. I had increased discomfort and lumps when using anything more than .5cc Subq.
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    Took some time to inject oil but it was painless and it does the job, still 1" is much easier.

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    I injected in side quad, about 3 inches under the hip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerGym View Post
    I injected in side quad, about 3 inches under the hip.
    I would not inject in the side quad.
    The IT band runs down the side of your leg.
    The IT band is a tendon not a muscle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deadlifting Dog View Post
    I would not inject in the side quad.
    The IT band runs down the side of your leg.
    The IT band is a tendon not a muscle.
    IT band is fascia, not tendon. In every IM injection you have to puncture fascia to get into the muscle, its not a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.BB
    IT band is fascia, not tendon. In every IM injection you have to puncture fascia to get into the muscle, its not a problem.
    Thanks for the info but...
    From my understanding it is much thicker than the fascia that covers a regular muscle belly.
    Injecting with a 1/2" needle may not be deep enough into the muscle.
    Most say to inject in the front outer portion of your thigh, not the side of the thigh.
    I wouldn't inject thru my IT band.
    Mine gets inflamed frequently from too much squatting.
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    I am not injecting in IT band
    look up yokens-quad-injection-guide and you can see my inection spot
    Thats the spot I am injecting in..for me its good spot bcs its totaly painless and not much veins.

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    Eh..with 1/2 your cutting it close unless you re single digits, if thats all i had id probably wait and just order some. Plenty of online sources for pins and syringes im sure you could obtain them fairly easily/cheap. The only place id stick would be the bi or tri's and thats questionable

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deadlifting Dog View Post
    Thanks for the info but...
    From my understanding it is much thicker than the fascia that covers a regular muscle belly.
    Injecting with a 1/2" needle may not be deep enough into the muscle.
    Most say to inject in the front outer portion of your thigh, not the side of the thigh.
    I wouldn't inject thru my IT band.
    Mine gets inflamed frequently from too much squatting.
    Totally agree on the 1/2" needle, the only place I would inject with 1/2" would be bicep, still prefer 1" for it.

    Yeah, I also had serious problems from the IT band but from running (side of knee pain) on my marathon days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerGym View Post
    Only needles I can find atm are 1/2inch needles, can I inject test E with thoes into quad like i did with 1" or i should switch to delt?
    If you really lean. I have used 1/2" in my biceps successfully
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    Injecting in small mucle groups like biceps/triceps kinda seems scary to me , quad,delt and glutes are ones i prefer , anyway I got 1 inch needles now.

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    IMO, you can poke a 1/2" pin in almost anywhere and it'll work. I've use insulin pins for a couple of cycles 'cause I have so many of 'em from my HGH. I rotated sites and felt like pin cushion. It all works.
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