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Thread: Steroids and callisthenics only?

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    Steroids and callisthenics only?

    So I want to hop on gear but the gyms in my country are closed due to covid. The thing is my country's government are very inconsistent when it comes to opening the gyms. Like for example they once opened our gyms again for like a few weeks and then closed them again. And then for 2 months and closed them again. So i thought I'd try to do my first cycle with just callisthenics. Going for high volume type training like Hannibal For King and Barbrothers (I have been training in callisthenics for almost 2 years now and o have gotten pretty strong at it). What do you guys think about that idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortiis View Post
    So I want to hop on gear but the gyms in my country are closed due to covid. The thing is my country's government are very inconsistent when it comes to opening the gyms. Like for example they once opened our gyms again for like a few weeks and then closed them again. And then for 2 months and closed them again. So i thought I'd try to do my first cycle with just callisthenics. Going for high volume type training like Hannibal For King and Barbrothers (I have been training in callisthenics for almost 2 years now and o have gotten pretty strong at it). What do you guys think about that idea?
    Would think you’d need some sort of progressive overload to maximize your growth.
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    Pressups, chinups, sittups, and similar body-weight exercises, are good for getting you to a size and shape where people take a look at you and can tell that you work out.

    Pressups alone though will never get you as big as a guy who can bench 250 lbs.

    At the moment the gyms are closed in my country too so I'm doing chinups and pressups with a weighted vest. Really I'm just trying to keep my muscles alive for when I start lifting heavy again, I know I won't get any bigger with weight that low.

    Steroids are magical though... some people will tell you that you need to eat and train properly... but realistically if you take steroids and sit on the couch all day you'll still gain muscle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortiis View Post
    So I want to hop on gear but the gyms in my country are closed due to covid. The thing is my country's government are very inconsistent when it comes to opening the gyms. Like for example they once opened our gyms again for like a few weeks and then closed them again. And then for 2 months and closed them again. So i thought I'd try to do my first cycle with just callisthenics. Going for high volume type training like Hannibal For King and Barbrothers (I have been training in callisthenics for almost 2 years now and o have gotten pretty strong at it). What do you guys think about that idea?
    I hate to say it, but I think I would need more info about your training history. However, just seeing what TRT did for me, I canít see how they are going to not help at least a bit. Iíd be hesitant however in trying to do a big, complex cycle. Speaking from experience, even though I didnít stick with them, I was able to get creative with resistance bands, got a little bit of intensity going & hit the muscles pretty aggressively.
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    It's not worth raping your HPTA just to get some minor gains. Everything has a benefit to risk ratio.

    I suggest you build a home gym. If the space and cost are an issue, I'd suggest getting some friends together and go in on a storage locker and equipment. Before I found this gym operating outdoors in my area, I was looking in to building my own.
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    I’m in this boat right now bs lockdown again and again. I’m working out at home but it’s just small stuff backed off down to just low test e cruise for now.
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    A set of resistance bands with handles get me pretty pumped and sore. It all goes back to the prison examples of guys who can get pretty big on body weight exercises alone.

    There are sculptures and paintings of men from 800 years ago that look jacked. I’m sure they didn’t have gyms back then. It’s genetics, too, though. Only one way to know if you’ll grow.
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    Lots of valid points and there’s plenty things just lying around the house or the woods that you could pull or press. Not ideal but doable for sure.

    My only argument is that at some point you need to increase resistance to stimulate your muscles with some sort of overload in order to grow (bands, tree trunks, weighted vests) there are options
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    Muscles will grow on test with no workout if you have nutrition. Workout is to shape and sculpt the muscle (think arnold curls). Personally the biggest issue with no workout on test is increased pain from the muscle sheeth shrinking. Personally trt or cruise is the best choice if you are an HRT patient. I personally would never cycle and skip all workouts. Waste of substance and taking a hit to your system for no real reason.

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    I think since you will only be able to cycle so many times in your life, using one up on a calisthenics only cycle will be a regret down the line (probably)

    probably best to just be patient and cycle when it opens up again. or invest in some dumbells or something to help your workouts a bit

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