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Thread: Chark's 1st Cycle

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    Chark's 1st Cycle

    Wanted to create a thread to share and track my progress, learn from you guys, and use this thread as a tool to keep myself accountable during my first cycle.

    Stats: 31, 5'6, 165
    Bodyfat: high

    Background: Lifting off and on for 15 years, not knowing how to train for most of it (failure every set, watching established IFBB pros do high-rep sets not realizing they were maintaining and did not get to where they are that way etc.) Eating over the years has been solid but solid in the way a health-enthusiast might like, but not a bodybuilder. My macros were roughly moderate protein, low carb, and healthy fats without counting calories. My approach for the longest time was simply lift weights and eat mostly clean and you'll look alright. I've taken more seriously over the past few years but I have a metric fuck-ton to learn. I think that understanding that you really don't know shit is a great way to keep yourself open to continuous learning.

    Anyway, onto the cycle. My goal is to take advantage of virgin receptors and gain as much size as I can during this cycle.

    Sticking to the basics:

    Weeks 1-12: 250mg Test E every 3.5 days
    Weeks 1-14: 250iu hCG every 3.5 days; 10mg Nolva ED
    Weeks 15-18: Clomid 75/50/50/50; Nolva 40/20/20/20

    Monitoring BP & pre, mid, post PCT bloodwork

    I'm currently 5 days after first pin. Week 1 diet has been only slightly modified from a post our very own GearHeaded suggested. I won't break down my calories/macros at this point but the main change i've made in the last two months has been: not being afraid of carbs and reducing fats correspondingly, and increasing my calories to ~300-600 above mifflin st-jeor maintenance. I will have to watch myself in the mirror and track better to get a better idea of my actual maintenance to eat above it enough but not get super fat.

    GearHeaded sample diet (amounts omited for simplicity) :

    Meal 1: whey, milk, oats, spoon peanut butter, banana
    Meal 2: ground beef, eggs, cream of rice, apple
    Meal 3: chicken, rice, mixed veggies, olives
    Meal 4: whey, bagel
    Meal 5: steak, potato, salad veggies, olive oil
    Meal 6: salmon, shrimp, butter, rice, avocado, carrot

    I also highly suggest GH's whole chicken crock pot recipe. It's cheap, tasty, easy to make, and gives you a few meals.

    GH crock pot recipe: Whole chicken, 6 potatos, 5 carrots, 2 cups celery, 1/2 cup onion, half stick butter, chicken broth

    Pics attached is my pre-cycle bloodwork and a few I snapped prior to beginning. I didn't take 10 photos trying to get the right lighting as I wanted them to be pretty indicative of what I actually look like. I plan to update this thread as time permits and progresses and continue to improve, taking everything I can from this goldmine of a forum. Thanks fellas.

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    You will do well
    In a while I will have a suprise for you.
    No its not dick pics.
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    Big shout-out to the big guy Obs for his willingness to help me out and answer my questions. Can’t thank him enough!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chark View Post
    Big shout-out to the big guy Obs for his willingness to help me out and answer my questions. Can’t thank him enough!
    I think you are the real deal.
    I think you will be here a long time
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    Just noticed can’t read the bloodwork for shit. Was basic female panel with only estrogen reading being estradiol. Plan to get more detailed when actually on.
    Anyway, here’s my baseline:

    Serum Test at 31: 591
    LH: 3.7
    Serum FSH: 2.5
    Estradiol: 11.3

    All other blood levels in normal range
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chark View Post
    Just noticed can’t read the bloodwork for shit. Was basic female panel with only estrogen reading being estradiol. Plan to get more detailed when actually on.
    Anyway, here’s my baseline:

    Serum Test at 31: 591
    LH: 3.7
    Serum FSH: 2.5
    Estradiol: 11.3

    All other blood levels in normal range
    You will do fine.
    Most important ancilliary is nolvadex

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    Good luck, I'll be following your progress!
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    UPDATE:
    Beginning of week 4, everything has been going pretty well. Attempted same conditions as OP pics with same lighting spot and tank, although these were the better pics chosen out of ~12 I took.

    Morning weight 175. Up from 165 3 full weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chark View Post
    UPDATE:
    Beginning of week 4, everything has been going pretty well. Attempted same conditions as OP pics with same lighting spot and tank, although these were the better pics chosen out of ~12 I took.

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    Looks like yoi are making great progress already!
    Yoi will really be kicking ass in a few weeks!

    Hammer down because now is when you potentialize more than you ever will on aas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obs View Post
    Looks like yoi are making great progress already!
    Yoi will really be kicking ass in a few weeks!

    Hammer down because now is when you potentialize more than you ever will on aas.
    Thanks brother, especially appreciate the last part where you give reminder to bust ass and not squander the first AAS run. Felt a jolt of motivation reading that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chark View Post
    Thanks brother, especially appreciate the last part where you give reminder to bust ass and not squander the first AAS run. Felt a jolt of motivation reading that.
    You can always do it again but this run will be a great map for you to determine what you can do.
    I think you are going to blow minds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obs View Post
    Looks like yoi are making great progress already!
    Yoi will really be kicking ass in a few weeks!

    Hammer down because now is when you potentialize more than you ever will on aas.

    Looking solid Chark, rounding into form! Keep at it brother. Out work and out hustle everyone around you. Stay hungry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SampsonandDelilah View Post
    Looking solid Chark, rounding into form! Keep at it brother. Out work and out hustle everyone around you. Stay hungry!
    Thanks man! Appreciate the encouraging words!
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    At my job we get varying health incentives for weighing in before the holidays and after, more incentive for losing weight and staying within a couple lbs but some just for participating.

    I walk into office to be weighed.

    “Let’s see, you were 163 before. How do you think you did?”
    “Umm...I’ve been trying to gain weight”
    *steps on a scale*
    “181.6...well, you succeeded”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chark View Post
    At my job we get varying health incentives for weighing in before the holidays and after, more incentive for losing weight and staying within a couple lbs but some just for participating.

    I walk into office to be weighed.

    “Let’s see, you were 163 before. How do you think you did?”
    “Umm...I’ve been trying to gain weight”
    *steps on a scale*
    “181.6...well, you succeeded”
    Lmao thats great

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    Chark's 1st Cycle

    Get this spammer out of here. He has 38 posts since December, all worded exactly the same. Spam shit.

    We all get enough of this in our phone and texts, and email. We donít to see it here too.


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    Chark's 1st Cycle-f3caecc3-4ab1-4299-890b-4f882c00c2df.jpg

    Went on mini-vaca with the gf and lived out of hotel for a couple days. Snapped a single pic of me relaxed for a good indication of what I look like right now walking around 5 weeks on. May have arm pump from hotel fitness center, no flex.

    Gf happy with libido...less happy that I stunk the room up reheating rotisserie chicken.
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