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  1. 4 points
    kiwicannon

    AAS and depression

    I suffer from bouts of depression regardless being ON or OFF more so when I’m off! Post cycle anxiety and depression can become overwhelming maybe it’s because in my head I feel smaller and weaker then when I’m ON? all I know is I must stay physically active keep up the cardio etc and keep my meals clean this does help me... eitherwise it’s down hill fast
  2. 4 points
    Realtalk

    Lame reason to lift...??

    This smells like bacon. Besides that, I don’t think steroids are the answer. What if it turns your dick limp then what will your mrs do. Eat.
  3. 4 points
    PETN

    Being coached throughout first cycle ?

    Yeah that'd be fine. Someone will pm you regarding your sales enquiry shortly no doubt.
  4. 3 points
    Bbuilderuk

    Critique my body

    Ki Ora New Zealand! I just moved here from the U.K and love it! My goal is to compete in the heavy weight division so if you have competed, can you give me a critique please. I'm open to criticism 😁 Chur haha
  5. 3 points
    YoungBuck

    My brothers & sisters!

    Hey thanks my man. Yea good to be here. Honestly i I think the equipoise May have had a major role to play when it came to the amount of anxiety I was experiencing during this cycle. But there were a number of factors aside from just the EQ. I was having serious trouble sleeping, (would lay awake unable to sleep right up until the crack of dawn and would the sleep all day) so my circadian rhythm was all messed up, making it hard to stay on top of diet and training. I was in an unhealthy living environment - a shared home with myself, my partner and our two kids sharing one large loft bedroom and living under rule and thumb of a batshit crazy feminazi woman and her two kids. As well as back packers coming and going throughout the week as she also ran a BNB from this house - had a feeling of always walking on eggshells and trying to keep the peace even though I hated this woman and her oldest kid was a bullying little c*nt to my boys. Also so I had realised that my intention behind beginning this second cycle was coming from a standpoint of insecurity rather than experimentation like my first cycle was. - I had a confrontation with an asshole in a parking lot after he cut me off, and when he rolled down the window and asked me what my problem was, instead of telling him what I thought like a man, I cowered, and drove away. - this triggered me as I felt like I had let myself and my family down, I felt like in that moment (and many before this) I had been treated like a lesser man. Whereas during my first cycle people treated me with more respect, so I told myself I was gonna jump back on ASAP and no mother f*cker will treat me with disrespect like that again. (Lol) I know.. I was hasty and didn’t treat the compounds with the same amount of respect as I should have this time, and jumped back on as I thought this would help me feel better about myself. Then while I was on (about 4-5 weeks in) I had realised that my relationship with the drugs this time round was more unhealthy than the experimental approach I had taken with my prior cycle. So after realising the drugs arent serving me this time round, this began playing back and forth on my conscience. “Do I get off immediately and focus on becoming my best version naturally?.. But I’ve come this far, the damage had been done to my HPTA, do I ride it out, complete the cycle, make the most of the gains and then come off and work on my insecurities?.. but the longer I’m on the worse the risk of permanent damage!.. Yea but your 5 weeks in, the damage has been done, pct now will be just as rough as pct in another 6 weeks!... goddammit what do I do!?” my inner dialogue played out like this for another couple weeks and I decided to come off at week 7 and gave my gear to a friend in the gym. Im on week 3 of my PCT now and feeling a lot more myself. We have also managed to move into a house of our own which is really nice. A huge load off my shoulders given we finally have space to be ourselves as a family. Still going to the gym. Sleeping heaps better -though I still have the odd sleepless night occasionally, usually when shit is playing on my mind. Kept all my gains. But have learned an important lesson about myself and respecting these compounds. And how important it is to be prepared not just by having everything you need on hand before starting your cycle. But more so it’s important to be in a good set and setting before beginning a cycle, or it will wreak havoc on your mind in many, many ways (well for me anyway). To say the least it was a very interesting experience. And I have learned a lot from it. 😅🤙
  6. 3 points
    GyzzBrah

    Bulking meals

    Im sure maccaz will find some fault in this post and tell me to shut up and say I dont know what im talking about but heres a good one which is my go to at university bro. 750g mince 2 cans kidney beans 1 can diced tomato 2 packets el paso chilli seasoning or similar (can be burritto seasoning etc dosent matter) 2 diced onion tomato paste (optional) cheap salami / bratworst sticks chopped up (optional) frozen corn (optional) Price for this would be around 15$ depending on what is on special but I like this meal because it is cheap and versatile, you can put it on steamed rice, in some wraps for burittos, buy 1$ corn chips and make nachoes, put it on toast with cheese. Will last you 4 days or more. Buy a plastic box and keep in fridge. You can also put it in wraps with cheese and freeze them (makes a literal fucking mountain of burittoes), so when you are hungry and dont have time pop them in the microwave. I make this usually once a week and am sick of it but its cheap and works.
  7. 3 points
    gazza

    Idle ramblings and observations.

    Job done, 3rd place NABBA Otago. f*ck TUMOURS!!!!
  8. 3 points
    kiwicannon

    Bulking meals

    Sorry to hear that mate, my go toos Oats,whey and p/b Rice / Potatoe and beef / mince ( if you can get it under $10-$12/kg ) its seems to be more expensive then chicken these days!! Hope that helps a little
  9. 3 points
    Realtalk

    Critique my Physique

    I know you probably mean well but this information is rubbish. Pull overs work the chest and back. The pec is the primary mover and several muscles in the back assist with the movement. The only muscle which has anything to do with the ribcage in a pullover is the serratus which originates on the ribs and goes up to the shoulder blade. All it does is stabilize the scapula in a pull over. OP, you are going to get far more bang for your buck so to speak by just sticking to a basic programme with compound lifts and then making up the remainder of your session with some volume using good intensity on different exercises which you can switch out regularly to stop you getting bored. then of course eating a lot of good food and rest.
  10. 3 points
    I've been accepted as a medical officer cadet which is a very different process to becoming a medic. The NZ Army offers a scholarship scheme for medical students (I'm a 2nd year medical student at the Otago Uni) where they pay the fees for the last 3 years of the 6 year degree in medicine. On top of that, they also pay a salary for these last 3 years as well. The condition is that I serve in the Army for 4 years once I'm registered, but I'll be going in as a Medical Officer (doctor) with the rank of Captain so it's a pretty sweet deal. If you want to go down this path, it is a long one and very competitive. You'll need a good level of physics, chemistry, biology and maths before starting university at either Auckland or Otago. Then the grades you get in first year are used to determine entry into medicine. At Otago, 1800 students start Health Sciences First Year and only 170 get into med so it's quite tough. I found out about the scheme when the Army Medical Officers came and presented it to us. I applied in March, had an interview, completed my fitness and aptitude tests in April and then I was told I had made it through to the Officer Selection Board (OSB). The OSB is basically a 5-day job interview/camp which all of those wanting to become Army Officers must pass in order to become one. The other candidates came from diverse backgrounds; there were 18 year olds that were still at school, current soldiers, uni students, and personal trainers etc. It's extremely challenging and also very competitive but it's one hell of an experience. I know a student doing HSFY right now who used to be a medic and I also know a fellow 2nd year med student who has just started medic training in the reserves so I'll talk to them about what it's like and post here again.
  11. 3 points
    BADTASTE

    Hello

    My name Jayson, I am deaf.. Its been a few years since I have been here, Big kiwi was both a mentor and friend I hung out on his site a lot, he and others nzmuscle, biggirl, samoanmuscle to name a few. inspired me to change my life, I probably would of been dead or seriously ill if It wasn't for Bigkiwi to take a moment to answer my email. So it was sad for me to see bigkiwi go, R.I.P I hope to gain sound advance for things, gym and diet related, build friends and my knowledge base, I am hungry to know, so please excuse the noobish questions. I cant say its been easy, there were moments it all fell apart, struggles, gym, weight, time, work, money, deaths and injuries, But through it all, I want life Greetings to you all ..
  12. 3 points
    Pinky98

    New Here

    Hey so thought I'd make one of these because why not. So I'm Sam from Nelson, 19 years old and flatting in Wellington since August and you'll very rarely (just kidding) see me at city fitness on Willis. When I'm not a gymrat im a maintenance assistant at Boulcott Suites most likely changing another toilet seat. After a long day of work and making gains, the bae Mary is always waiting for me....Mary Jane that is, but I never cheat with Nikki 🚭🍁 Doesn't mean to say I dont make up for it in the gym 😤 💪 Goal wise I'm inspired by gaining mass but maintaining physique. Diet is very important to me too (Fun fact: I devoured a whole chicken in under a minute once) At this stage iv only just started working out for the winter. But would be keen to join the keyboard warriors of Gymnation. Please be a legend and give us a follow or even a message (idk how this works yet) Anyway cheers guys 💪 Go hard or go home 💪
  13. 3 points
    kiwicannon

    Proviron

    Everyone can mate!, problem is you need a goddamn degree to decipher what Daz is saying
  14. 2 points
    You need to understand each muscle you are trying to hit. Don’t just pick say 4 random exercises for your back or chest and do them cause you think they’re good. for example - when I am training my chest I’ll start with movements focussing on the top part of my chest and work down. Same goes for back, I might start with my Lats and slowly work into my middle traps etc. if you want a program email me jordan@jordanearlfitness.com but otherwise use this info to improve on what you’re alrwady doing.
  15. 2 points
    Pioneer28

    To cycle or not to?

    Nice, as somebody in the nutrition field, who has studied this extensively, I can say that Daz is right on the money. There are more nutrients in whole grains (i.e. magnesium, calcium, copper, B vitamins, zinc, etc), however because of the high anti-nutrient content (phytates and lectins for example), poor absorption of nutrients in whole grains, and the poorer digestion in general (compared to refined grains), modern research is suggesting that there is a net-loss in nutrition, especially in mineral status. Refined grains such as white flour, white rice, etc, are neutral, and thus not harmful, especially when balanced with other macro nutrients to slow the spike in blood sugar. The best carbs to consume are well-cooked tubers/potatoes and soft easily digestible fruits. Not only are they nutritionally superior, but they are more easy to digest and don't contain anti-nutrients like whole grains do. And if you are going to eat grains, do like the Asians do and consume them refined. Not all refined foods are bad, and in many ways improve health. Slowly, there is a body of scientific literature suggesting that we should be consuming foods that are easy on digestion, foods that do not result in gas and bloating. Eating starchy foods that have not been processed or cooked enough, results in less cellulose or amylopectin breakdown, and makes it harder for our digestive systems to process and extract the nutrients. In addition, this decreases intestinal transit time, allowing food to sit in our small intestine for longer than desirable, which research shows can result in the inappropriate persorption of allergenic proteins as well as increase the proliferation of lipoploysaccharides in the bloodstream by the excess production of endotoxin from bacteria. The goal then, should be to consume a diet that is easily digestible, and that results in BMs that are frequent and pleasant. Fully cooking food will help this process along. It is no surprise that many anthropologists believe that cooking made us human. The advent of cooking corresponds the the increase in brain size and development as a species.
  16. 2 points
    Pseudonym

    Keto diet

    Hey Iron46, welcome to Gymnation. Over the years, I've tried various "special" diets, from keto, to CKD, to the anabolic diet, to intermittent fasting... you name it. Basically, I've come to the conclusion that if these diets work at all, they do so simply because they're restricting calories - not because of some other magical reason. My suggestion is this: - Track what you're eating in an app like MyFitnessPal. You don't have to do this forever, but do it long enough that you can see what an average day's meal contains in terms of protein, carbs, and fat - and therefore how many calories. - Reduce those calories. How you do this is up to you... You could reduce meal sizes across the the board. You could drop a meal altogether (I tend to skip breakfast because it suits me to do that). Or you could eat "normally" (as long as it's clean and healthy) for 6 days a week, and just designate one day as a low-calorie day. Ultimately it doesn't matter, as long as your average daily calorie intake is lower. It's about what will suit your lifestyle and be easiest for you to sustain on an on-going basis. Diets like keto that severely restrict what foods you can eat, IMO, are much too hard to sustain long-term. Hope that helps.
  17. 2 points
    Realtalk

    LOW T & TRT

    Regarding the injections.... it’s time to just man up now, you don’t have no test anymore.
  18. 2 points
    Daz69

    To cycle or not to?

    As a species we evolved for over 2 million years without grains, 12,000 years ago humans averaged over 6' in height with a brain size 15% bigger than today with perfect teeth.. With the advent of fixed settlement farming practices 10,000 years ago mainly incorporating grain crops, average height reduced to 4'-10", brain size shrunk 15% and our teeth started to rot.. Plants produce highly toxic proteins called lectins to deter animal predators from eating them, whole grains are particularly high in lectins.. Modern research might suggest whole grains might not be as healthy as previously thought..
  19. 2 points
    1D13

    getstrength nz

    Signed up just to review these guys. Bought a pair of shoes and a belt off them. "suede" on the shoes came apart after a few months of gym only use. Absolute garbage. Sent me the wrong size belt after waiting months. Sent it back at my expense, refused to refund the cost. Got the right size a couple weeks later. The real kicker was when the rivets that were used in construction rusted though after about 6 months, resulting in the belt coming apart during a sqaut set! I'm all for supporting NZ business, which is why I tried them. They're just marking up goods produced in China/Pakistan made as cheaply as possible.
  20. 2 points
    Pseudonym

    Lame reason to lift...??

    Play nicely, guys. There's no reason why Intern's story can't be true. Let's see... - Man in troubled relationship joins bodybuilding forum in effort to impress his Mrs. Considers using steroids, but then decides that's not for him. ...or... - Cop proactively on the hunt for steroid dealers joins dead-quiet bodybuilding forum, concocts elaborate back-story about why he needs steroids in the hopes that someone will PM him, then inexplicably does an about-turn and says he doesn't want gear any more. I know which I think is more likely! Sounds like all that gear is making you guys paranoid! Oh, and @intern - I think PETN's comment was his suggestion on how to deal with a broken relationship, not a welcome to the forum. Not sure if that makes things better or worse!
  21. 2 points
    Realtalk

    Critique my Physique

    Waist of time lol. Physios prescribe it for people with back injuries but it’s quite hard to do properly and worthless imo. Most stuff that activates your core is using your transverse abdominal muscles anyway. It’s not some secret muscle that needs a special exercise to unlock it. Hell when you do a squat ohp or a deadlift you’re using your entire core to stabilise that transverse included. Whats the point of a vacuum pose in bodybuilding anyway? I think it just looks stupid. A solid set of deep cut abdominals is far more impressive imo. when I hear vacuum pose these days I just automatically think of chest 4x a week and skipping leg days then sucking in your stomach and puffing up your chest. Just sfw.
  22. 2 points
    PETN

    Lame reason to lift...??

    Pack your shit up and f*ck off or steal a plane and fly it into your house. This thread still stinks of bullshit.
  23. 2 points
    gazza

    Idle ramblings and observations.

    Job done for today.
  24. 2 points
    Captain Tom does have a good ring to it. Thanks for posting, mate.
  25. 2 points
    Pseudonym

    Clenbuterol

    Frankly, anyone who comes up to you offering to illegally sell you a prescription medicine is VERY dodgy! A good source would never do that. So you already know you're dealing with someone whose main interest is making a buck. I wouldn't be at all confident that what you're getting is the correct product, or mixed to the correct dosage. It might be, or it might not. You just don't know. The other thing I would say is: if you haven't tried clen before, don't expect amazing things. I don't know of any fat burner that even comes close to a good diet. The best you can say for most of them (including clen) is, "Well, maybe it helped." So you've got a dubious product that at best might produce only a small benefit. Sorry to be cynical, but in this situation, I wouldn't waste my money.
  26. 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.
  27. 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?
  28. 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.
  29. 2 points
    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.
  30. 2 points
    gazza

    Idle ramblings and observations.

    6 pack!!!! Lol. Back today WG pulldown 1x15 120, 3x8 160, 180, 180 failed at 7 reps on the last DB row 3x10 48kg, 50kg, 50kg easy 10 on the last. 50kg for all sets next time. CG pulldown 4x8 180, 180, 200, 200 failed going for 8 on the last. Loving this at the moment, really feeling my lower last engaging. Cable row 3x8 200, 220, 220 easy 8 today. Seated DB shrugs 3x10 46kg dbs on all sets, trying to keep it tight and get a good squeeze.
  31. 2 points
    justhell

    Just protein code

    waiting on 2kg for $56 bucks, Queens25 code and a free shaker .
  32. 2 points
  33. 2 points
    Members be aging, priorities be changing...
  34. 2 points
    gazza

    Just protein code

    @ratz99 yeah it's ok, I just find it a bit bland. I've never been a fan of vanilla protein though regardless of brand. Good as a base in smoothies though.
  35. 2 points
    PETN

    Snap Fitness costs

    If I was researching this information I'd probably try looking on their website, stopping in at your local branch or contacting them via a brief telephone call.
  36. 2 points
    Oh so this is what happened to clenbuterol.co.nz - https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/103960801/smart-but-dumb-inside-new-zealands-biggest-sports-steroids-ring
  37. 2 points
    FellowshipOfTheRon

    back to the grind

    cheers mate. so my creatine hcl arrived couple weeks ago and have since stabilised at around 64.5kg, so i know the product is doing something i guess. with diet at present being so simple and consistent, it's really easy to now trial different supplements to find out what affects me / how and whether it's worth throwing hard earned money at it. reintroduced benching in to my routine, though admittedly still haven't settled on a consistent program yet. currently haven't tested 1 RM yet but easy 3 sets of 3 reps for 70kg last session.. it feels a whole lot easier than i remember it so i guess there is a decent transfer in strength from the calisthenics stuff i'm doing couple of guys were mentioning an interesting strength scale on FB, not sure if skeletor/quadzilla still visit these forums but i thought that was a fairly interesting topic... if anyones interested then the link is https://www.strongerbyscience.com/objective-strength-standards/ haven't got any hard deadlines for these goals in mind but wouldn't mind having something quantitative to progress towards with the big 3 so may end up using that..., i always ultimately wanted to end up with a 100kg bench which is both very close but very far away ;) been ignoring lower body training a fair bit lately..
  38. 2 points
    ratz99

    Eating plan for bulking

    Apologies for the delay, here you go, the file (Nutrition Plan.xlsx) is attached to this post. It's been updated since, now has a post cardio total etc at the bottom too, which you may or may not find useful. Side note: If you don't have microsoft excel, this also works in Google Sheets, just upload it to there and you can edit etc, in fact that's where I've been using it, I just exported to excel format to upload. Nutrition Plan.xlsx
  39. 2 points
    lynx

    Lynx's Workout Journal

    3 Year bump... just getting back into the gym after some drastic life changes. Body fat is at the lowest I’ve ever had, so least I’m not a porker starting again this time. Will try be more active here and post some shit... cheers Daniel
  40. 2 points
    justhell

    Just keeping tabs

    hey Pseudo, cheers bruv, I have got other better looking pics but just keeping it real really. Shit tbh I had / have a few health issues that may be aas related but not fully to blame on it. My Doc knows I've been on and off for a good 7 or 8 years. Went in for a yearly blood test and ended up getting put on blood pressure meds . Next thing diagnosed with sleep apnea. ( I am denying that ,and have to spend a night sleeping in hospital to prove this in a few weeks time. ), from there the Hospital had blood results saying my red blood count was high and now waiting on a special blood test results. My eyes were always very bloodshot with lots of headaches.my doctor couldn't give me a reason for this? now I'm using eye drops twice a day to combat that. I have been cruise / blasting for about 18 months this cycle , So it's a good excuse to see if my natural test will restart. The last time I had a 10 month break from aas, my test was only about 270 ( lower end of the range ) but may be it was climbing ?
  41. 2 points
    Pseudonym

    sarmsnz.co.nz review??

    I'm a bit late to the party here, but... Yeah, I checked it out when this topic first started. As far as I can tell, everyone looks relatively legit - ie, different posters have different IP addresses from different NZ-based ISPs. Of course, that's still no guarantee they're completely unrelated. But for now, I think we can give everyone the benefit of the doubt. So welcome, all you new people!
  42. 2 points
    Kalidane

    Homemade mass gainer shakes

    Making is cheaper and you get what you want. Yay. Good recipe and good total volume. You'll see change in weight from that breakfast rather than whatever you did have. I would add around two scoops of unflavoured whey protein concentrate. Getting 50+g of protein at breakfast simply makes the rest of the day easier, in terms of hitting your targets. Shop around for a WPC with protein close to 78% protein, so 78 grams of protein per 100 grams. Garbage products near 60% protein are not even cheap - read your labels.
  43. 2 points
    FellowshipOfTheRon

    sarmsnz.co.nz review??

    same question here really. maybe its not such a big risk in nz/aus as it is shown to be on US forums, who knows.. probably just paranoid lol, getting an outright fake product doesn't concern me nearly as much as something that has other crap with side effects i'm not equipped to manage and didn't sign up for. wish we could go straight to docs for prescription on research drugs like this, sadly it seems like they pulled the pin on ostarin all together because certain aspects of continuing the study were unable to be funded. no ones saying you're misleading anyone mate and thanks for sharing your experienece so far. same goes for @Sheepdog. plenty of aas logs on this site, would be keen to see more sarms logs too. keep posting / contributing, all the questions being asked are with a healthy layer of speculation that every normal human being should have, too dangerous to believe everything you read online without questioning lol. or maybe i've just become too cynical, idk :)
  44. 2 points
    FellowshipOfTheRon

    back to the grind

    kinda glad i take regular progress pics and keep them aside regardless of if i feel im making much progress or not lol. i eat total less calories than when i was at my craziest bulk but funny enough due to the braces situation there is no more snacks, no more junk food at all (apart from ice cream desserts when i feel like im gonna crash). seem to be making the most progress and generally feeling better than ever, i finally get the hype about clean eating lol. introduced tuna in to diet lately also and just further mash it down with fork before i swallow it. looking for further meat ideas but haven't yet researched enough about what is and isn't highly bioavailable when there is lack of chewing/enzymes from saliva etc. here is 1 yr comparison from last year and now. that vascularity / abs popping out a bit seems to have really come in strong from after a week of arginine. i highly recommend anyone who hasn't tried that supp to give it a go, pretty crazy but i guess you may have to be already slightly lean before it shows like that? 30 may 2017 62.5kg 25 april 2018 60.5kg back 28 april 62kg. lot any traces of the ol thickness but width coming back in quick got deadlifts / abs session coming up later today. my 'porta bars' arrived couple days ago not sure how i'll incorporate those in to my training routine now that i think about it.
  45. 2 points
    gazza

    sarmsnz.co.nz review??

    Check out thelipoguy.com.au they have some decent products and are full of good info. Very responsive to messages. Not meaning to hi-jack just know from dealing with these guys that they are good. One of my colleagues got a supply of the good Gaspari stuff through them with no drama.
  46. 2 points
    maccaz

    Actually going gym etc pt.2

    like i told you over and over. you're obivously doing something wrong with your squats and feel free to send me a video or post a video and ill help with some pointers. doing fronts only is a crutch. nothing wrong with them but dont do them just because back squats arent progressing..
  47. 2 points
    Chemo

    Rolled Shoulders fix

    Ayo fam, thought I'd stop in and link this, good vid.
  48. 2 points
    Notabodybuilder

    low test. and HRT

    Oh well, injection number two yesterday, seemed to go ok. Only things happening is my sleep seems a bit more disturbed with very vivid dreams and nightsweats, and seeming to have to pee a bit more frequently at night. Muscle twitches and jolts when falling asleep too, have experienced all those before when coming up and down off other meds interestingly. Still sweating like nothing else too at odd times. Had an interesting catch up with my GP too, she seems to think the endo. has started me on quite a low dose, but there's nothing wrong with that. Said in her experience people she has seen undertaking TRT nothing even starts working for a month or two, but generally has a good outcome once starts working. Also other issues could be side-effects of effexor, which I'm wondering if testesterone could be contributing to. Interesting times, will keep updating on progress Hope everyone else is doing ok
  49. 2 points
    Pseudonym

    Mobility Megathread

    I've been looking at a lot of videos by Tom Merrick lately. He gives really good, clear explanations, and the video descriptions often have links with even more info. Here's a playlist of all his Flexibility & Mobility videos:
  50. 2 points
    GyzzBrah

    Actually going gym etc pt.2

    Some really good stuff happening today; got a PR on deadlifts (160), which was my estimate from last month. As I had posted then, I purposely overestimated my maxes in order to motivate myself, so I was realistically expecting to get something in the range of 150-155, so pretty pleased with 160. The rep itself was smooth, fast, and with good form (those "useless" speed days helped a lot actually imo). I reckon an easy 170 for next months PR, after which diminishing returns are to be expected so i'd settle for a sustainable 5kg gain per month. 200kg+ looks feasible by the end of the year. Week 1 day 2 Deadlifts 100 x 3 100 x 3 140 x 1 160 x 1 (PR) 145 - 4 singles RDL 80kg for 3 x 8 Lat Pulldowns 3 x 8 Leg Curl 4 x 10
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