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    Well. Shoulders appear to be responding a little bit. Although not gaining weight and shoulders looking bigger doesnít add up. Iím am just happy they are finally looking like I might go to the gym. Still donít look big in a shirt though 😒. Also a pic of a solid last meal. 300g jasmine rice, 7oz 90/10, 150g sea salt brined mushrooms, 160g brussel sprouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeCee112 View Post
    Harvey's for the win. I find it closest to the real deal out of the big fast food chains.

    But test you nailed it the southwest avocado salad is a hidden gem when I'm eating cleaner.
    That's the only food fast food chain from Ontario that I miss since I moved to work in Dubai! These Mother fuckers have everything here except for goddamn Harvey's...

    Every time I go back for vacay I tend to visit Harvey's every other day lol.

    With all this wendeys talk and the absence of Harvey's, I have a strong feeling ill be eating wendeys later on today lmao

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    Yay, I am up a pound and a half. Somehow I think I am leaner. Getting some serious vein gains on the side of my pecs, front of shoulders and arms. Iíll take it thank you!
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    Jacked city brother. Looking great! Would be great if you could say how long into the cycle you are with each pic update. Did you make any changes to your diet?

    Me, I'm still looking the same basically, except more vascular. Traps seem a little bigger, but I never needed traps. No weight gained.

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    Melon your arm vascularity is insane! 100% mirrin. Hope to be there one day. Great work, keep it up, you're motivating me!
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    Thanks guys. I am in my 9th week. I will probably stay at 600mg for 16 weeks. I just gave blood and my bp is solid as a rock. Might even bump to 750 and keep on with EQ as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Test Monsterone View Post
    Jacked city brother. Looking great! Would be great if you could say how long into the cycle you are with each pic update. Did you make any changes to your diet?

    Me, I'm still looking the same basically, except more vascular. Traps seem a little bigger, but I never needed traps. No weight gained.
    An extra 200g of rice and 20 extra grams of oats were added to my daily diet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meloncap78 View Post
    Well. Shoulders appear to be responding a little bit. Although not gaining weight and shoulders looking bigger doesn’t add up. I’m am just happy they are finally looking like I might go to the gym. Still don’t look big in a shirt though ��. Also a pic of a solid last meal. 300g jasmine rice, 7oz 90/10, 150g sea salt brined mushrooms, 160g brussel sprouts.
    God damn dude! Boulder shoulders!

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    In the 10th week. I seem to have plateaued at a 3-4 pound gain since starting. I have some more fluff on my stomach and back handles and abs arent as visible. Not sure if it’s water retention or fat. Strange thing is the softer my midsection gets the more vascular my upper body gets. Strange things happening here. Chest and arm measurements are the same as when I started the cycle. Quads have grown an inch, calves about a half inch. Here are pics from today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meloncap78 View Post
    In the 10th week. I seem to have plateaued at a 3-4 pound gain since starting. I have some more fluff on my stomach and back handles and abs arent as visible. Not sure if it’s water retention or fat. Strange thing is the softer my midsection gets the more vascular my upper body gets. Strange things happening here. Chest and arm measurements are the same as when I started the cycle. Quads have grown an inch, calves about a half inch. Here are pics from today.
    looking awesome!
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    Update. 12 weeks and 2 days in. Test is at 750mg and eq at 600mg. My weight fluctuated a little but I seem to be around my starting weight in the am. My coach is a little irritated with me as he thinks I am not eating all the food I am supposed to but I am. He said there is no way I am eating 4300 calories a day and pumping 1.2 grams of gear i to my body and just not growing. I do pretty much look the same as when I started just softer in the middle and a little more vascular elsewhere. My job is not really active. Is there something wrong with me? My sleep pattern isn’t the best. I average about 6 hours a night but it seems to be a light sleep. Wake up here and there to piss etc. could poor sleep literally rob my body of putting any type of weight on at all regardless of tons of food, solid training and drugs? I also don’t understand weighing the same but looking softer......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meloncap78 View Post
    Update. 12 weeks and 2 days in. Test is at 750mg and eq at 600mg. My weight fluctuated a little but I seem to be around my starting weight in the am. My coach is a little irritated with me as he thinks I am not eating all the food I am supposed to but I am. He said there is no way I am eating 4300 calories a day and pumping 1.2 grams of gear i to my body and just not growing. I do pretty much look the same as when I started just softer in the middle and a little more vascular elsewhere. My job is not really active. Is there something wrong with me? My sleep pattern isn’t the best. I average about 6 hours a night but it seems to be a light sleep. Wake up here and there to piss etc. could poor sleep literally rob my body of putting any type of weight on at all regardless of tons of food, solid training and drugs? I also don’t understand weighing the same but looking softer......
    I quit my cycle 2 months in because I wasn’t seeing any changes and I was feeling extremely lethargic. My hemoglobin was high when I went to donate. Now I feel more like myself. I noticed the same thing during my first cycle, that by the 2 month mark I just wasn’t feeling good anymore. Pains in my legs, almost like little blood clots or something. I don’t know, but I’m going to try just raising my test dosage here and there from now on, maybe add in a compound if I feel like it. I’m not a good responder to gear, which is weird because I’m genetically a big guy. Before my first cycle I was 250, around 17% bf. now I’m 240, slightly leaner. After 2 cycles. Wooohoo no progress.

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    your gear may be weak , under dosed, fake .. or you may be a non responder (not very common). A first cycle like this should easily put you at about 15 pounds or more of gain especially with that amount of cals.
    the fact that your getting softer is something that happens to natty's when they try to bulk.. when enhanced and on enough gear your likely to gain weight and get harder and fuller at the same time, not softer.
    something seems off

    as a last resort here I'd go with a different source and try running an oral like Dbol , Anadrol or Superdrol, and see if that blows you up. you should respond quick if its legit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Test Monsterone View Post
    I quit my cycle 2 months in because I wasnít seeing any changes and I was feeling extremely lethargic. My hemoglobin was high when I went to donate. Now I feel more like myself. I noticed the same thing during my first cycle, that by the 2 month mark I just wasnít feeling good anymore. Pains in my legs, almost like little blood clots or something. I donít know, but Iím going to try just raising my test dosage here and there from now on, maybe add in a compound if I feel like it. Iím not a good responder to gear, which is weird because Iím genetically a big guy. Before my first cycle I was 250, around 17% bf. now Iím 240, slightly leaner. After 2 cycles. Wooohoo no progress.
    Probably a gap in the diet or fake gear or maybe mismatched expectations.

    Not enough carbs = no muscle growth. Protein means nothing if you are carb depleted. At your size I would expect an easy 600-700grams of carbs required on cycle per day.
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    This is so frustrating for me especially since I haven't even come close to my genetic potential yet. I am still that lanky 6’2 190 pound guy and yet I put so much effort into not looking like that. Maybe I should find a different focus in my life.

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    Official cycle progreess thread

    OP earlier In thread posted labs iirc and they had supra-physiological test levels. That leaves training, food, and sleep. Training wise from your pictures (excellent physique) you appear to know how to train. You did however mention lifting sessions going for 2 hours. Are you still training daily this long? If so that could somewhat account for needing so much calories. Sleep wise definitely less than ideal, but that hindering any weight gain is strange.

    Has strength and lifts continued to increase?

    At the end of the day I really think if adding mass was a goal it doesnít matter what you are currently eating, itís still not enough. If your approaching the end of your cycle I would really just start eating a lot more dense easy to consume calories. I mentioned maybe a double quarter pounder earlier, I donít mean this as a cheat meal once a week. I would add something like this to your current consumption everyday. Just to see what effect it has. Especially if your nearing the end of cycle. Once you go back to trt/cruise you will likely lean out naturally.

    Something else Gearheaded explained to me may also pertain to you. Guys that are on trt when they do run a cycle they often need substantially more gear or different compounds than test, as their bodies are already use to seeing exogenous test. I really feel that applied to myself.


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    Thanks for the input guys. What would be a reasonable length to extend this cycle for. 16-20 weeks or should I reassess in a couple weeks after adding more food if nothing changes maybe drop back to trt and add in another compound.

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    at this point if your feeling healthy and good then I'd go ahead and push the drugs a little more (add a compound, like a short ester or oral), and then push the food some more.
    I totally agree with balance about getting a double quarter pound hamburger . not as a once per week 'cheat meal', but as a daily habit.

    you could also increase your calorie surplus by lowering your training volume, but increasing the intensity. get more rest and sleep. and ditch any cardio for now.


    if you have always been very slim and lean with a fast metabolism, then one trick to help you slow down your foods transit time and help you better absorb it (by slowing things down a bit) , is to set your meals and diet up so that each meal contains fats. this will help boost calories and also slow down transit time (can lead to better assimilation of nutrients).. sometimes guys with super fast metabolisms just go through foods like chicken and rice very very fast. adding fats to these meals will slow things down. also try switching your meat sources over to mainly red meat.



    shut down is shut down.. at this point your already shut down (talking about HPTA). so really does not matter if you go ahead and extend the cycle and push for gains.
    however, you mention "dropping back to TRT" .. if your on TRT then does not matter about HPTA shut down anyway and its a no brainier to extend this cycle at this point
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    Perfect! For the most part I feel pretty good for the exception of a little brain fog from poor sleep patterns and work stress. Other than that my numbers in the gym are climbing slowly. I pulled 365x10 on deads and 235x5 on bench. Those are my best numbers in the last 5 years. The programming that was written up for me seems pretty solid. I like that my heaviest low rep sets come first with lighter weight higher reps following. My workouts are down to a tad over an hour after adjusting my rest periods. I have bloodwork coming up so I will see where my numbers fall. I recently gave blood and my hemoglobin was 17.2 before donating so I would like to assume I shouldn’t have to worry about HCT before my next donation in 6 weeks. Thanks for your input and patience with me guys. ��
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    Blah

    First pic is from Jan 2018 after I first cut. Weighed 183. Second pic is from today weighing 189. What terrible progress for a year and a half. Look no different except maybe a little less defined.

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    I went back and forth quickly between the pics and you look thicker all over in the second pic. I first saw it in your arm, then noticed your chest looking fuller. I know it’s not the results you want, but you honestly have a great physique already. Look at the old guy in the back with the wheelchair and imagine what he’d give to have your body. Shit, the majority of men (and some women) would like to look like you. You’re healthy and look great, enjoy it.
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