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  1. Newbie.

    Welcome mate. Good to have you here. It's true your test levels will decrease as you get older, but typically oldies still have a few other advantages over the young guys... like focus, patience and commitment - all of which will do more for your gains over time than a young guy with high test levels who half-asses it at the gym. Go hard!
  2. My brothers & sisters!

    I think there's a lot of truth in what you just posted. More than many would admit to themselves, let alone others. Kudos for such a brutally honest self assessment, mate! Could not agree more. Hormones throw our emotions off balance, so unless you're completely stable mentally and emotionally, adding AAS into the mix is a recipe for disaster. Trouble is, many unstable people think AAS will be their cure.
  3. To cycle or not to?

    Over what time period? Gains do come slower the further you progress. Patience is the key in this game! As PETN says, you probably need to eat more. Shoot for more like 200g of protein, and increase the calories until you slowly start gaining weight. (And make sure it's a nice slow weight gain, otherwise you're just getting unnecessarily fat.)
  4. My brothers & sisters!

    Hey mate, good to have you here. Welcome! That's a really interesting comment, and shows a lot of self-awareness. Can you elaborate on this? What did you find unhealthy, and has it improved now you're off the cycle?
  5. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Awesome job, man! Haha! That must have been satisfying. Bet you didn't think you'd be up on a bodybuilding stage a couple of years ago!
  6. Critique my Physique

    Heh. No, I agree with you on the vacuum pose - I've never seen the point of it either. As an aesthetic pose, it actually doesn't make your waist look smaller, it just shows off your hollow ribcage. Why would you want to do that?! And as an exercise, I think it's of limited value too. At best, vacuums are just a static contraction, so I'm sceptical about how effective it is. And yes, big compound exercises do use the transverse as stabilisers, but they're not hitting it directly. I feel like it's all too easy to let other muscles compensate for a poorly-activated transverse (at least, that's my experience at the moment - I can't activate the left like I can on the right). I might start doing some direct work and see if it helps. What's that exercise where you sit on the floor, lean back to about 45 degrees, and pass a weight from one side to the other? That'd be good for transverse, right?
  7. 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!
  8. Critique my Physique

    To be fair, the "pullovers expand the ribcage" theory was pretty widely believed - particularly around Arnie's time. So lots of people see videos of Arnie and other old-school bodybuilders doing them, and think they must be great. But sports science has moved on since then, and now we know better. Having said that, I like dumbell pullovers as a weighted stretch for lats and shoulders. Good for general health and mobility, I reckon, but not so much for physique development. @Realtalk - what do you think of vacuums for working the transverse abdominals and tightening the waist? Another old-school myth, or is there something in this one?
  9. Cycle after a break

    I would think so. It'd actually be interesting to do as an experiment anyway, just to see how much of your test+deca physique you can regain with test alone. I'm guessing probably quite a lot, since you've got muscle memory on your side now.
  10. Critique my Physique

    Agreed. Everything looking pretty proportional so far - keep at it! How are the legs?
  11. Lame reason to lift...??

    Yeah, cycling and bodybuilding don't really go together. One keeps you light and lean, the other you're trying to gain size. It can be done, of course, but the two sports will constantly be fighting each other. If you're still training for cycling, you'll need to eat a shitload more than "regular" bulking gym-goers... purely because the extra cardio you're doing is burning up everything you eat as fuel. It's simply physics - calories in versus calories out. Steroids aren't going to help you there.
  12. Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    Captain Tom does have a good ring to it. Thanks for posting, mate.
  13. Kia ora

    Hey mate, good to have you here. What's Snap Fitness like?
  14. 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.
  15. Hello

    Hey man, welcome back! I love seeing old members return. If you want us to reconnect you with your old account, send me a PM. Otherwise if you're happy to keep going under this username, that's all good too.