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  1. 2 points
    Realtalk

    sarmsnz.co.nz review??

    They sell tamoxifen and tadalifil which are prescription and pharmacist only medicines. What would make anything think they are a legit company? Just underground drug dealers gone mainstream so people automatically think it’s safe and acceptable to buy and use without knowing anything. The liquid orals are probably just steroids like Dianabol, winstrol and albuterol. All of which have the same effects of sarms but stronger and are easily suspended in oral solution. Everyone wants their sarms to be the best so why not sell AAS? If you’re already selling tamoxifen and cialis without any regard for the law what makes you think the sarms are what they say they are? Has anyone had blood tests done on them? This reminds me of the nzclenbuterol saga. It’s putting drugs at the finger tips of the uneducated public who think they are supplements and who are looking for a magic pill.
  2. 2 points
    DISCLAIMER: NZ Muscle are a long-time sponsor of Gymnation (and they're truly awesome people and you should hit them up for all your supplement needs), but I think this is a topic that's legitimately news-worthy on its own merits anyway. ______________ As you might have seen, Shotgun Supplements has now been bought out by NZ Muscle. This is huge. Two of the biggest players in the NZ supplements industry, and one has just eaten the other! Shotgun had been started by a couple of guys in New Plymouth - one of them is/was a member here. It grew exponentially, and in 2014 (I think?) was bought by Torpedo 7, which in turn is owned by The Warehouse Group. So it's not exactly a small fish. And now... it's been gobbled up by NZ Muscle - another independently-owned business going through their own exponential growth phase. Impressive. What's your opinion on the NZ supplements industry? Who are the major players now? NZ Muscle, Xtreme Nutrition... and then who? Is there anyone else fighting it with these big guys at the top?
  3. 2 points
    Realtalk

    Protein on a budget

    That’s not how it works bro. 10.6g of protein from a processed fried sausage is not equal to 10.6g of protein from chicken breast There is far more to nutrition than just calories. Once you have met your protein target just top it up with fat and carbs. That’s some of the worst advice I have read bro lol. You need good carbs and fats to get the most out of the protein you are consuming. Everyone thinks nutrition is just that simple, that’s why their are so many social media nutritionists. Well they are wrong and they don’t know f*ck all. IIFYM and IF style dont work for a lot of people. Everyone goes to them though because they like the sound of it and think it’ll be easier than learning and doing things properly. They just use it as an excuse and a way to justify carrying on their bad habits. Sometimes you’re just worse off with a little bit of information, and better just knowing nothing at all.
  4. 1 point
    Pseudonym

    Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    As it happens, I think one of our long-time members has been accepted as a medic, just in the last week or so. It's probably too early for him to be able to tell you all about it, but he might have a few thoughts to share. @tomleegolf, can you chip in here?
  5. 1 point
    Matador

    Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    Hello All, Thanks for these comments. really helpful. especially to FOTR I'm cleared for my A Day on 4th September :)
  6. 1 point
    Benchmann

    getstrength nz

    For what it's worth, the only thing I bought off get strength was a pair of lifting straps. Taken about 5 weeks to arrive, and it was in a parcel from China. From the site, it was implied they had them in stock in NZ, but they were selling stuff they didn't own. I emailed them too, wondering if they got lost in the mail, but they never replied back to this day. I mainly bought them as a test, and they failed it! So for the expensive stuff I wanted, I got a welder to copy their stuff and he made it cheaper and probably better too.
  7. 1 point
    Sarah123

    Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    Anyone serving in the NZ army currently who could answer some questions? :)
  8. 1 point
    Kalidane

    Tren High BP

    Worry about why after you've normalised. Dial it back, get some sleep, do some cardio.
  9. 1 point
    Kalidane

    Testosterone.

    Yes yes but we aren't lobsters and animal model trials cannot be translated to human outcomes. And yes, bad science gets published daily. Deeply flawed methodologies or outright abuse of statistics are both very common. Why do you think many findings can never be reproduced brah?
  10. 1 point
    maccaz

    Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    yeah sweet, i got 18 month stand down from navy for much worse than that, so its always possible i guess? just dont be a dickhead in future
  11. 1 point
    Pseudonym

    maccaz 2018 prep log

    It seems to have changed to "Maccaz 2018 prep log" without me. So by my doing nothing, the problem has solved itself. #LifePhilosophy
  12. 1 point
    GyzzBrah

    Actually going gym etc pt.2

    Slight stomach bug so skipped yesterday. Managed to get squats done and a few sets of leg extensions today though. Stopped being pussy and started doing squats again, baseline is 60kg for 3 x 5, and adding 2.5kg a week. Actively pushing my elbows forward when coming back up and doing some light stretching and foam rolling before training has solved literally 95% of my "form issues***" that I've been "mysteriously" plagued by. In any case I'll play the long game here, just adding 2.5kg every week indefinitely. Will have to be patient but will eventually I'll have respectable squat numbers. Impossible to f*ck it up but I probably will eventually by changing program again or something stupid lol. 65 for 3 x 5 Leg extension 4 x failure (15 - 20ish reps)
  13. 1 point
    Daz posts a lot of reasearch on testicular protection that uses rats as test subjects, so if there as small as rats nut you may find that read helpful. 👍
  14. 1 point
    maccaz

    maccaz 2018 prep log

    lol i get access denied when i try change the title. @Pseudonympls
  15. 1 point
    Have a read: Why you should never frontload ('kickstart') a cycle: homeostasis Basically, all bodybuilders are in a battle against homeostasis. We try to overcome the body's tendency to not gain mass by eating more food, training more frequently or harder, taking more supplements, and so on. The idea being that more of [whatever] sends a stronger message for protein synthesis. Let's call all these compounds and techniques 'growth factors'. Well eventually, as we all know, these growth factors stop working. We ramp up the training intensity, take more creatine and so on, but growth plateaus regardless. You may be on a bulk cramming down the burgers, but the body finds a way to overcome this and prevent the growth message getting through - probably by elevating myostatin levels, among other mechanisms. At this point bodyfat may go up quickly, but LBM gain is closing in on zero net growth. So we have to take a break, usually shrink back a bit, and let the body get used to the absence of all these growth factors - creating a new 'normal' or set-point. In the process myostatin and all the other inhibitory mechanisms drop back too - with a slight lag, hence the loss of mass. At this point, hopefully we're holding more mass than when we started the last bulking cycle, and now we're ready to go and repeat it all over again, in the hope of retaining even more at the end of it; rinse repeat; rinse repeat. Steroids fit into this homeostatic cycle in exactly the same way as the other growth factors, albeit to a much higher degree. The growth benefit they confer is not an absolute factor. For instance 300mg of test doesn't build, say, 3 kg of muscle, nor does 600mg build 6kg. Steroids don't work like that. Just like with increasing training intensity or food intake, it's the relative change compared to what you were doing or taking before that accounts for their benefit. To make this obvious, let's use an example: Person A has been on a cycle of 1000mg test for a while and his growth has plateaued. So he increases the dose by 500mg for the next 10 weeks (it could just as easily be a different compound he's adding instead, btw). And suddenly, he experiences some new growth. Just what we want and what we would expect. Person B has also been training for years and his growth is at a plateau. So he's just starting a cycle, which is 500mg test total for 10 weeks. In other words, they are both doing exactly the same thing in adding 500mg testosterone to their bodies after hitting a plateau. But all other things being equal, who is going to gain more from that 500mg over the next 10 weeks? No prizes for guessing Person B. Person B is experiencing a dramatic change in his testosterone levels of several multiples of what he produces naturally. Meanwhile Person A was only increasing his testosterone level by 50%. For Person A to even have a chance at a similar result, he'd probably need to take something like 3-4000mg, which would be a relatively similar increase. So what does this mean for our normal gains-hungry bodybuilder? Well if you take this fundamental physiological fact, and now programme it into a regular cycle, you can see that ultimately the most effective strategy for overcoming homeostasis on AAS must be to continuously create as much relative change as you can. To be constantly tapering-up the dose from the lowesteffective level. Now I ask anyone, if you intend to frontload your cycle with 1000mg of testosterone for a few weeks (or an oral steroid or whatever), how the f*ck do you plan on creating much relative change after? You're starting out so high, the only way up is through the stratosphere. And since it's only a frontload, your serum levels may actually start to decline after peaking in the first month! So fine, you'll bloat up quickly at first and it will look like an amazing idea because the changes come on fast and you'll leave Mr Tortoise behind. But good luck if you thought those bloated 10lbs were solid real muscle. And good luck maintaining that pace for a solid 12 weeks of continuous real growth while your testosterone levels flatten out or even decline. This is one reason most cycles stop being productive after about 8 weeks or so - the body's homeostatic mechanisms kick in so quickly that you're fighting a losing battle from that point onwards. Meanwhile Mr Tortoise, who started out low and slow but keeps upping the dose, soon overtakes you despite still being on less AAS, all the while staying harder and drier and never once resembling the bloated watery Pufferfish you became thanks to your frontload. Which is why I say frontloading is logically one of the most retarded practices there is. By boosting AAS levels up to a peak within the first weeks, you are literally killing off your future growth potential. You're wasting your most effective tool for growth (relative change) by throwing it all in at the start. And you're deluding yourself that the rapid changes you saw were real keepable gains post-cycle. The clever approach to cycling - and indeed bodybuilding in general, given our battle with homeostasis - is to always be 'confusing' the body (and overcoming inhibitors like myostatin) by upping whatever variable you're playing with (be it food intake, training intensity, supplements or AAS) from the lowest effective starting point. Thus I advise guys to do the complete opposite of frontloading. Start your cycle on a dose that's barely over natural levels, so you can then spend the next 12-15+ weeks gradually raising the dose, achieving the solid relative change we all want, while still staying at a sensible level and without experiencing all the negative side-effects that high doses entail. This should be common sense, even on the most anecdotal level and to the most novice trainee - after all, we all know our bodies plateau sometime after we make a change. So to be constantly changing (periodising) and tapering up various compounds and strategies from their lowest effective level is self-evidently the most efficient - and healthy - way to build muscle.
  16. 1 point
    PETN

    Supervision while on first cycle (please)

    nzdating.com
  17. 1 point
    GyzzBrah

    Actually going gym etc pt.2

    Done a few workouts since last post just didnt write. Exams over back in auckland for 2 weeks. My diet back in dunedin has improved substantially since I cook my own food. By diet I mean getting decent calories, and protein, and staying away from crap food. Nothing rigid. Also eating more consistently. I eat atleast 250g - 300g of meat daily (lean mince or quality sausages, touching raw chicken is gross). Right now my family is defacto vegetarian so will try use whatever is in the pantry for protein for breakfast and lunch. Ultimately its just two weeks though and im not training for any specific goal or comp in mind so whatever. Yesterday did shoulders and tricep. Bit tired still so didnt spend much time or effort on accessories. Overhead press was: 45 x 5 45 x 4 42.5 x 5 Today was deadlifts. 130 for 3 x 3 Straight leg sumo with slow control and stretching glutes 80kg 3 x 8 Pullups 3 x 5 Leg curls 4 x 8 Dumbell shrugs 3 x 8
  18. 1 point
    gazza

    Outbreak nutrition: REFUGE.

    This stuff is fantastic!!!! After coming off 3 years of night shift I was having some trouble getting to and staying asleep. I had tried a couple of other products while on nights but they tasted like crap and didn't come close to this in effectiveness, even though they had some common ingredients. Flavour/Taste: 10/10. I went with lemonade and the taste is great, better than I expected. Like drinking cordial. Mixability: 9.5/10. There's often a small trace of powder in the shaker after consuming, in fairness though, I do add 5g of glutamine to it so it could be traces of that. Effectiveness: 10/10. Head hits the pillow, minutes later, lights out. I dont even wake up for that middle of the night piss and like a lot of people I'm drinking heaps of water. Cost/Value: Currently selling on sites like No Whey for $29.95, at 30 serves. The current formula is on clearance in preparation for version 2. Some basic composition info. Phenyl-y-aminobutyric acid: GABA-B agonist, relaxing, calming, sedating. KSM-66 ashwagandha: origin in ayurvedic medicine, anxiolytic for relieving stress and anxiety. Research supporting its reduction in the effects of cortisol. Nelumbo Nucifera: anti-depressant and sedative properties. Possibly some anti-obseogenic/anti-diabetic properties. L-Tryptophan: essential amino acid, conversion to 5-HTP, sedative and mood boosting effects. Phosphatidylsterine: claims to improve athletic performance, decrease muscle damage, improve endocrine response to exercise induced bodily stress. Long post, sorry. Bottom line, this works (for me at least) and it's got a cool label.
  19. 1 point
    Bruizer

    Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    Yea dude exactly. I had a bullshit conviction 19months ago they have told me to wait 6more months then things will progress. 🤙 Will give me time to get my shit together and get back upto standard because let's face it 32 years old gunna be a challenge. I made my mind up a few years ago that i would join, not going to let that stand in my way and I think they can see that. I've always felt somthing missing with every job I've had even now I'm running my own bussiness. Gotta scratch that itch
  20. 1 point
    Old Bull

    Beaten Paths are For Beaten Men

    Monday 18th June(перестраивать) RebuildMicro-cycle 2 Week 5 Day 21Squats: 44 Centurion 60kgs 3рХ1п100kgs 3рХ1п140kgs 3рХ1п 160kgs 3рХ1п 160kgs 3рХ1п 180kgs 3рХ1п 200kgs 3рХ1п 200kgs 3рХ1п Total: 24 Lifts Press: Bench Press OverLoad XL 40kgs 3рХ1п60kgs 3рХ1п 70kgs 3рХ1п 80kgs 3рХ1п 90kgs 3рХ1п 100kgs 3рХ1п 105kgs 3рХ1п 100kgs 3рХ1п Total: 27 Lifts Pull: Sumo C 44 70kgs 3рХ1п90kgs 3рХ1п110kgs 3рХ1п 130kgs 3рХ1п 150kgs 3рХ1п 170kgs 3рХ1п 170kgs 3рХ1п Total: 28 LiftsAll Lifts 72Notes: Squat: Primary Day C44, 5th week back. Tried a slightly narrower foot position, felt a lot better and for some reason stronger in and out of the hole. Just got a bit to narrow on the last top set. ROM seemed a lot better but after looking at the vid I was high. Press: Comp Bench Overload XL. After a few weeks of attempting to triple 110kgs I lowered it to 105 and got 3 good reps out. Did a drop to 100 this felt better and a little boost to the bench. Pull: Changed my foot position here too, toes slightly in, felt this in the Quads first time for a long time. Work sets first with toes normal second toes in, the 2nd set felt more solid and not as much work to complete the pull. Notes: Micro-cycle 2 Week 5, a good technical session to strat the week off. Quote for the Month: "Falling down is how we grow. Lying down is how we die." - Brian Vaszily OB1
  21. 1 point
    Pseudonym

    My DNP Cycle Log

    True. I was just reading this topic and thinking, "I hope this guy posts pics..." @Csruk - can we encourage you to share some progress photos? Did you get any before you started?
  22. 1 point
    Realtalk

    Tren High BP

    Just use less Tren... lol
  23. 1 point
    Realtalk

    Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    Lol chase your dream bro!
  24. 1 point
    Daz69

    TRT in Oamaru

    Never admit to exogenous hormone use..!!!
  25. 1 point
    Daz69

    Tren High BP

    Unfortunately bodybuilding is not a healthy sport, expect hypertension, and other deleterious cardiovascular issues the longer you run AAS, and the more cycles you do the worse it can get.. (as you increase skeletal muscle mass)... And myocardium becomes thicker and less flexible... (that's why old school bodybuilders employed time off, to give the body especially the heart time to return to normal).... Blast and cruise is particularly harmful to the heart... Systolic of 180 is high, but diastolic (the lower figure) is well within range and is a greater concern than elevated systolic, as it is the pressure of the heart at rest.. Yours is fine... Don't worry too much....!!! A trick to drop systolic is, breath very deeply (full lungs) fully exhale several times, holding your breath for a brief period before exhaling, this will crash your systolic...!!!!
  26. 1 point
    Realtalk

    My DNP Cycle Log

    Dnp does not burn fat, it starts a process which basically creates heat and burns energy. It works best with carbohydrates. If you’re trying to prevent heating up on dnp then it’s absolutley pointless taking it. You need carbs to replenish glycogen. How are you meant to train on dnp with no carbs lol you’ll be flat as a pancake and have no energy. Any drug whether it be a fat burner or a muscle builder should compliment your regime not turn it upside down. I am yet to see any before and after pictures on this forum or any forum of one let alone a group of people who have used it successfully but you’re welcome to be the first. might sound harsh, but if you can’t achieve your desired look with clenbuterol or a clen/t3 cycle then you don’t know how to diet. and it’s mg not mcg. 400mcg of dnp wont do anything.
  27. 1 point
    maccaz

    maccaz 2018 prep log

    Have been in Nz. Got married. Been touristing round South Island. Catching up with beast builder, furious Godzilla and potentially soundsgood tomorrow. Back to training on Wednesday 😎
  28. 1 point
    Bruizer

    Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    This has gone dead again? I've since re applied
  29. 1 point
    PETN

    New Here

    You met Chrystal yet?
  30. 1 point
    kiwicannon

    Proviron

    Everyone can mate!, problem is you need a goddamn degree to decipher what Daz is saying
  31. 1 point
    maccaz

    Protein on a budget

    this lol 5kg deli roast beef = cheap when yo put it through as brown onions
  32. 1 point
    Realtalk

    Proviron

    Yeah im not just talking about sugar I'm talking about bad processed foods which can contribute to estrogen production and sodium intake which can contribute to water retention. Only trying to help. what is your trt protocol? From what I gather from your posts 125mg of test every 84 hours is 3.5 days. So you're basically on 250mg per week in simple terms. IMO That's not trt. That's higher than a trt dose. It's not even in a higher than average natural test level. It's much higher above it. I think people are getting confused with what trt actually is. It is replacment not getting "jacked up". 250mg of gear a week gave me 8kg in 8 weeks and I lost bodyfat when I was 19 years old. Try 100mg/week or 250 over a 2-3 weeks or monthly period. That is trt. Trt is gaining what you are missing not gaining more. AAS use in sense is gaining more. when you are having to use an AI and contemplating proviron and then what next... it's not trt it's muscle building and it's got to be expected that when you do that you get this. i think you're probably just using too much gear for what you perceive to be trt. And your levels are too high so your body is fighting back with side effects, that's normal. Button off and you might have less worries. OR Use it, get out of this "trt" mindset and accept that some estrogenic side effects are part of it such as water retention. you can't just eliminate all estrogen that's more unhealthy. pretty simple.
  33. 0 points
    ratz99

    Nuts haven't grown back to normal size

    Yeah hard lol. Most girls don't give a f*ck about your nuts anyway. If you gotta small dick i'd start worrying mate.
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