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    Caloric deficit but making gains??

    Whats happening here? Im eating at a 500 calorie deficit, Im visibly leaning out... but at the same time my lifts are getting better. Slightly heavier weights, better control/tempo. From what I understand, its not possible to build muscle while on a deficit....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyV85 View Post
    Whats happening here? Im eating at a 500 calorie deficit, Im visibly leaning out... but at the same time my lifts are getting better. Slightly heavier weights, better control/tempo. From what I understand, its not possible to build muscle while on a deficit....
    Better nervous system recruitment. Itís the same phenomenon we see among new lifters who will go from squatting the bar to 225 within just a couple of months, no matter how they eat.

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    Are you on cycle or HRT?
    I would say even though you're leaning out your protein intake is high enough and your testosterone is at a good level where you're making gains and preserving LBM

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDCG19 View Post
    Are you on cycle or HRT?
    I would say even though you're leaning out your protein intake is high enough and your testosterone is at a good level where you're making gains and preserving LBM
    Im on my first cycle @ 500mg/wk of just Test. Ive been lifting for years though so I doubt its CNS as Gallowmere suggested
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyV85 View Post
    Im on my first cycle @ 500mg/wk of just Test. Ive been lifting for years though so I doubt its CNS as Gallowmere suggested
    Could be anything
    I dont have a good reading or body fat analysis for myself but I'm sure just using test alone you're putting on muscle and cutting fat since that's what I have noticed on myselr
    Even with a calorie restriction as long as you're getting the protein in you're going to put on or perserve some of the muscle you have

    How does it feel at 500mg per week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDCG19 View Post
    Could be anything
    I dont have a good reading or body fat analysis for myself but I'm sure just using test alone you're putting on muscle and cutting fat since that's what I have noticed on myselr
    Even with a calorie restriction as long as you're getting the protein in you're going to put on or perserve some of the muscle you have

    How does it feel at 500mg per week?

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    I just had my 5th shot this morning. So far feeling pretty moody, hoping that levels out. On the positive side, Im getting way better sleep, I do feel more recovered than before especially since I hit everything 2x weekly. Still expecting to see an increase in sex drive, it kinda dipped a little bit the first 2 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyV85 View Post
    I just had my 5th shot this morning. So far feeling pretty moody, hoping that levels out. On the positive side, Im getting way better sleep, I do feel more recovered than before especially since I hit everything 2x weekly. Still expecting to see an increase in sex drive, it kinda dipped a little bit the first 2 weeks.
    Didnít think to ask about the gear but yeah, once youíre supraphysiological all of the normal ďrulesĒ stop applying. Hell, we saw controlled studies more than once where guys given supraphysiological doses saw an increase in lean tissue, decrease in fat mass and they werenít even training.

    Iím currently on my first cycle as well, and Iím seeing noob gain PRs all over again, and I was already at 405/265/495 S/B/D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowmere View Post
    Didn’t think to ask about the gear but yeah, once you’re supraphysiological all of the normal “rules” stop applying. Hell, we saw controlled studies more than once where guys given supraphysiological doses saw an increase in lean tissue, decrease in fat mass and they weren’t even training.

    I’m currently on my first cycle as well, and I’m seeing noob gain PRs all over again, and I was already at 405/265/495 S/B/D.
    supraphysiological and noob gains are the words of the day!

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