Thursday, July 7, 2011

H-Drol Guide

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

CONCLUSION

Alright, I know I haven't updated this in a while, so ima gonna do the "conclusion". But before that, let me just summarize the last week of PCT/cycle. Barely lifted, tons of school work, but when I did, it was fine/normal. No sides, strength still around the same (and like I said, maybe 5lbs less or 1 rep less than the peak of the cycle). Now I am officially done with the PCT and I can officially call it a cycle. Its been a ~week since I stopped nolva. I feel normal. In the gym there is no back pumps, no more "cold balls", lethargy has definitely decreases/gone away. So far so good though.

Now, the conclusion.

CONCLUSION

Possible Sides of H-Drol & How it affected me:
Loss of Libido: None
Hair Thinning: None
Sore Joints: None
Back Pumps Moderate
Most of the time they weren't that bad, but on leg and back day they sometimes kicked in quiet bad and made me sit down for a couple seconds and relax. But they're not that big of a problem.
Acne: I have mild/moderate acne already, but I didn't notice an increase. In fact I think it decreased on cycle.
Increased Aggression: None
Migrane: I had one really bad headache during the cycle that was it. It probably didn't have much to do with the cycle itself. Just stress/anxiety.
Shrunken testicles: None
Cramps: Severe
This was the worst side effect for me, even though it is not listed as a "common" side effect in tunedsports. Sometimes when I was doing standing military press my quads would crampen randomly. Sometimes when I wake up my calves cramp up randomly. When I flexed my quads, they would cramp. (Basically lower body cramps). And the cramps were very harsh. Most of the time it made me drop to the floor just holding my leg for 30 seconds until it eased up. Yeah, not sure whats up with that.

Basically, I just listed every single common side effect of hdrol above and how it affected me.

Gains:
Most lifts all exploded. Bench press went up by about 45lbs, squat went up by about 40lbs, military press went up, incline chest, flat dumbbell, shoulder press e.t.c. However, a lot of back exercises didn't. Deadlifts didn't go up a single pound, along with other stuff like lat pulldowns, pull ups e.t.c. Not sure why. Commonly deads go up by the most, then squat, then bench. But either way, I was happy with strength gains. I'm on week 6 of post h-drol and even though I'm cutting right now, I have kept most of my strength. Mass wise, traps exploded, arms got bigger, delts got bigger, quads got bigger, lats also got wider. Calves however didn't really grow. They're my weakest part, and I guess I didn't isolate them enough. But again, im happy with mass gains (and strength).

Weight:
I started the cycle weighing 172lbs. At the peak of my hdrol cycle, I reached about 192lbs I believe. I was bulking on h-drol. During PCT, it dropped to about 188lbs. And 6 weeks after h-drol, and 2 weeks after PCT, I weigh now 184lbs, although I started cutting right after PCT (so for 2 weeks now). But those numbers seem normal. 10lbs on a bulk was the average on h-drol. I'd say 90% of the weight I gained was lean. At 185lbs I look the same BF I was @ 172lbs. So I'm happy with that.

Overall:
Overall I'm very happy with the cycle. I wasn't expecting to turn into greg plitt post cycle, I just simply wanted a little "boost", and I am more than satisfied with the boost I got. I got quiet a few compliments and people did take notice that I got pretty big during those couple weeks. Feelsgoodman.jpg. I would definately recommend it, but obviously do your research. If I was to do it again, I would probably do the real thing. But for now, won't be touching anything else for a while and let my hormones balance out in the next couple months. So overall, very happy with results, especially coming from a "weak/mild prohormone".

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And i think thats about it. If anyone has any questions, ill be happy to answer them. But I think thats all I gotta say/off the top of my head. If I remember something/miss something out, I'll add it later.

Week 10 - Day 7

Flat Barbell Bench Press
135lbsx8 | 155lbsx8 | 185lbsx8 | 135lbsx5

Incline DB Bench
35lbsx8 | 50lbsx8
Was gonna go for a heavier 3rd set. Went to get drink for 2 secs came back, bench was moved and taken somewhere. Didn't want to wait. Buzzy azz gym.

Incline Barbell Bench
95lbsx8 | 115lbsx8 | 135lbsx10

Chest Flies/pec deck
80lbsx12 | 100lbsx12 | 120lbsx8

Decline Bench Press
135lbsx8

Also did traps work.
COMMENTS: Good workout. Strength has decreased a little once again. Most likely from eating at around maintenance now and not bulking anymore. But I'm still happy with it. Precycle I could do 185 2x, so 185x8 (and more to spare) isn't bad at PCT either. So i'm happy. I doubt I'm gonna have time to lift/update this log this week. 4 exams this week, gonna pull a couple of all nighters. :/

Week 10 - Day 6

Did legs, calves and abs. Did not record.

COMMENTS: Decent workout. Although leg strength might have down a tad since the peak of the cycle. Tried front squats, felt awkward/not right. Then did normal back squats of 185x5 and it felt pretty heavy still. Worked abs good though.

Week 10 - Day 5

Did arms and traps. Didn't record.

COMMENTS: Everything was smooth. No random pains today. Just did some arms and triceps. Good workout. Strength felt normal. Can't really report on increase/decrease since I didn't do any compound exercises.

Week 10 - Day 4

OFF DAY

COMMENTS:Felt perfect. Pumped to go gym and do arms. After my second set of incline dumbbell hammer curls, during the middle of my set/rep, my head just literally exploded. Some random pain (it feels different from your normal headache, it was pain, not an ache) just shoots up in my head. My jaw feels semi-numb and weird. I drop the DBs immediately and walk to get a drink. I felt like I was gonna pass out and looking @ the nearest bench to drop. Went home immediately and after an hour its just a headache now. Not sure what that was about. I was breathing right, wasn't doing anything heavy, I was hydrated, eating good, felt good, but it was pretty scary stuff. Random. I did some searching and some people say Nolva may cause headaches, but I've been taking it for nearly 3 weeks now and was fine in my workouts before. And this week the dosage was cut in half to 10mg...
I'll try again tomorrow and see (will do arms again since 2 sets is nothing today).

Week 10 - Day 3

OFF DAY

COMMENTS:Started to have a headache at noon, progressed into an unbearable one and ended up going to bed early. :/

Week 10 - Day 2

OFF DAY

COMMENTS:Got too caught up with school work. Didn't have time

Monday, March 14, 2011

Week 10 - Day 1

Barbell Military Press
95lbsx5 | 115lbsx5 | 135lbsx5

Pull Ups
BWx7 | BWx5

Side Lateral Raises DB
15lbsx12 | 20lbsx12

DB Rows on Incline Bench
35lbsx12 | 45lbsx12 | 35lbsx10

Rack Pulls
135lbsx5 | 225lbsx5 | 275lbsx5 | 315lbsx1
Idk why I did this.

Barbell Shrugs
135lbsx15 | 225lbsx10 | 225lbsx5 | 135lbsx10

EZ Bar Military Press
40lbsx10 | 60lbsx12 | 80lbsx14

Upright Rows
40lbsx10 | 60lbsx10

Wide Lat Pulldown
80lbsx12 | 100lbsx10

Reverse Flies (rear delt)
60lbsx12 | 70lbsx12

Back Extension
35lbsx12

COMMENTS: Back from week off. 3rd week into PCT now so I'll report how strength is holding up. I'd say that for the most part I have the same strength as I left off in my cycle. Maybe less by 5lbs MAX or 1 rep in some lifts, but I'd say thats positive news. I haven't weighed myself in the last couple days, but I think I'm around ~185. So I've dropped a couple pounds once I got off hdrol (most likely water retention), but I'm still same strength, so thats good. Definately look leaner now than I was during the cycle.
It's also nice to have a workout without back pumps. So far so good. No noticable sides from nolva. I've noticed that lethargy has decreased. Usually when I come back from my morning classes I'd go staright back to sleep for 3 hours, wake up, feel even more tired and force myself to get up. Wasn't an issue today at all. Also I'm eating less. Apetite has gone down significantly ever since I stopped h-drol. It used to be every 2 hours I'd feel starved. Now not so much, so calorie intake has decreased a bit too.

All in all, so far so good. Can't wait to be done with PCT and call it a cycle and begin summer cut!

Week 9 - Day 7

OFF DAY

Week 9 - Day 6

OFF DAY

Comments: Have definitely leaned out a little this week. The water I was holding on-cycle is probably all gone now. I can see the outline of a 4-pack lol. Can't wait to hit up the gym Monday. Hopefully most of strength is on the same level as pre-PCT. Halfway through PCT now. Starting Monday nolva will be 10mg. Will do that for 2 weeks hopefully and then call it a cycle. No noticeable sides on nolva. Everything seems good so far.

Week 9 - Day 5

OFF DAY

Week 9 - Day 4

OFF DAY

Week 9 - Day 3

OFF DAY

Week 9 - Day 2

OFF DAY

Monday, March 7, 2011

Week 9 - Day 1

OFF DAY

COMMENTS: 
Morning Weight: 187lbs [-5lbs @ peak weight of cycle][+15lbs pre cycle]

Hopefully it won't decrease anymore/a lot. Taking week off since spring break, but when i go back to lifting next week I'll report on strength maintenance.

Week 8 - Day 7

OFF DAY

COMMENTS: Nothing to report.

Week 8 - Day 6

OFF DAY

COMMENTS: Nothing to report.

Week 8 - Day 5

OFF DAY

COMMENTS: Nothing to report.

Week 8 - Day 4

OFF DAY

COMMENTS: Will do back this weekend maybe. Then taking week off for spring break.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Week 8 - Day 3

Barbell Bench Press
Barx12 | 135lbsx8 | 155lbsx5 | 185lbs3 | 205lbsx1 | 225lbsx1 | 235lbsx1 | 250lbsx1

+ Did some other tricep work but didn't record.

COMMENTS: O.M.G. 250!!!!! So happy. Pre-cycle max was 205, so 45lbs increase!! On bench!! On a "weak" ph!! I still can't believe I put it up! Didn't bother trying for more cause Im sure it was my max (maybe if I really really tried/pumped myself up 255, but no point). I still find it funny how usually on a cycle, deads go up the most, then squats, then bench, yet for me its the exact opposite. oh well, bench needed a boost after going up 5lbs in 6+ months last year. FeelsAwesomeMan!

Week 8 - Day 2

OFF DAY

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Week 8 - Day 1

Barbell Squats
135lbsx8 | 155lbsx5 | 185lbsx3 | 225lbsx1 | 245lbsx1 | 265lbsx1

Leg Press
135lbsx10 | 225lbsx10 | 315lbsx10 | 405lbsx10 | 500lbsx3

Standing Calf raises (machine)
70lbsx10 | 80lbsx10 | 90lbsx10 | 100lbsx10 | 130lbsx10

Leg Extension
100lbsx10 | 120lbsx10 | 160lbsx10

Leg Curls
70lbsx10 | 80lbsx10 | 90lbsx10

[+ Other calf exercises]

COMMENTS: Maxed out on squats. Was aiming for 2 45's and a 25 (275 total). But 265 felt too heavy/ my max. Not bad though. Thats a 40lb gain over my pre-hdrol max. First day of nolva... My God, not that I know what piss tastes like, but if I were to know, I would bet thats what nolva tastes like. Wasn't expecting it to taste like pepsi or anything, but neither was I expecting it to leave a bitter aftertaste that went away after 3 bottles of water lol.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Week 7 - Day 7

Barbell Incline Bench Press
95lbsx8 | 115lbsx8 | 135lbsx15

Hammer Curls
25lbsx8 | 35lbsx8

Incline Dumbbell Press
35lbsx8 | 50lbsx8 | 70lbsx10

Reverse Barbell Curls
60lbsx12 | 70lbsx8 | 50lbsx8

Pec Deck/Butterflies
70lbsx10 | 100lbsx10

Concentrated DB Curls
25lbsx8 | 25lbsx8

Decline bench press
135lbsx12

Cable Overhead Curls
15lbsx12 | 20lbsx12

COMMENTS: Pretty good chest/bicep day. Was very happy with incline bench 135lbs 15x. I think pre-cycle I could put it up ~5 times. Everything else is good too. Last day of h-drol. Kinda sad. It has given me amazing gains in strength (and mass, but mostly strength), but im also kinda happy to be over with it. Tired of taking about 13+ pills a day (3 hdrol, 8 cycle assist, 2 multi, and for the people that take the extra stuff like joint support, fish oil, you've got to be in the 20s). I feel like an old person whos taking her daily tablets to stay healthy. PCT starts tomorrow. 20mg. Got my ml syringe ready. We'll see how my gains hold up during PCT. My plan for the next 2 weeks is to max out big 3 this week (along with lifting normally). And next week Im taking the whole week off. Its spring break, going back home, won't have access to decent gym, shoulders are getting really worse lately. I think its time to take a week of then come back hard after.

Week 7 - Day 5

OFF Day

Week 7 - Day 3


OFF Day

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Week 7 - Day 2


Flat Barbell Bench Press
barx12 | 135lbsx8 | 155lbsx5 | 185lbsx5 | 205lbsx7* | 225lbsx3*
Felt like I had 1 more rep easy left in me for each set.

Barbell Rows
135lbsx5 | 155lbsx5 | 135lbsx10

Military Press
95lbsx5 | 115lbsx5 | 135lbsx5

Barbell Shrugs
135lbsx15 | 225lbsx10 | 245lbsx8 | 135lbsx15

Pull Ups
BWx5

COMMENTS: Awesome workout. I knew it was gonna be a good workout before I stepped in the gym. Ample energy, awake, focused, pumped. I lifted 225, 2 plates, the big 2, the 2.2.5 for the first phucking time ever!! And I not only put it up, but I repped it!! So phreaking happy. I remember when I started lifting I dreamt of putting up 225! And the best thing was I had more in me and didn't feel worn out after the bench at all! Military press went up too. And I discovered that my gym indeed does have straps! First time using it, felt kinda awkard, but i guess i was doing it right since grip was no problem in shrugs! Can't wait to utilize them in deads. Although I'm not sure if i had them on right. At the end the straps left like a line in my wrists (it was putting pressure on them). oh well!
H-drol is still working and doings its thang.

Week 7 - Day 1


Didn't record. Did quads, hammies, calves and some little ab work. I was intending to do the front squats, but the squat rack was packed and it had more people waiting to use them too, so I wasn't gonna wait 20 minutes for it. But I can tell leg strength has gone up. Did some leg presses and the weights felt light than I'm usually accustomed to. So its all good. 

Comments: Final week of h-drol!

Week 6 - Day 7

Flat Dumbbell Press
40lbsx12 | 50lbsx8 | 60lbsx8 | 85lbsx6 | 100lbsxfail | 100lbsx2 | 55lbsx10

Did some other bicep, tri, chest exercises didn't record

Comments: sh.it workout. I was expecting to get 100 easier. First time I couldn't even get it up (sh.it was so heavy just trying to bring it from the rack to the bench itself). It felt too heavy before I even tried it. I rested 2 minutes and barely got 2 reps. Disappointed since I did 90x6 easy last week. I'm honestly think h-drol is dying down now. Even tho the sweet spot is 4th-6th weeks, I'm probably one of those people that had it kick in earlier. Anyways, busy week. 4 exams this week, too much homework. so ill make my log posts quick now.

Week 6 - Day 6

OFF DAY

Week 6 - Day 5

OFF DAY

Comments: Lethargy has been HORRIBLE lately. I know its hard to pinpoint lethargy to something, but the first 4 weeks I've been doing the same stuff (same hours of sleep, same daily routine) yet this week has been different. I'm constantly tired, no energy. I take a nap. Wake up 2 hours later even more tired than before my nap, take another hour nap and wake up even more tired. Constantly tired and lazy now. Like I said, it may or may not be h-drol, but just thought I'd share it.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Week 6 - Day 4

Deadlifts
135lbsx8 | 225lbsx5 | 275lbsx3 | 225lbsx5

Seated DB Press
35lbsx12 | 50lbsx8 | 65lbsx8 | 50lbsx8 | 35lbsx8

Rack Chins
BWx10 | BWx10

Seated Cable Rows
100lbsx12 | 130lbsx12 | 150lbsx10

Dumbbell Rows (on incline bench)
25lbsx12 | 30lbsx12 | 35lbsx14

Close Grip Pulldowns
80lbsx12 | 100lbsx12 | 120lbsx12

Back Extension
25lbsx12 | 35lbsx12

Upright Rows
50lbsx12 | 60lbsx12 | 70lbsx12
SUPERSETTED with
Calf Machine Shrugs
100lbsx8 | 80lbsx15 | 80lbsx20

Side Lateral Raises
15lbsx10 | 20lbsx10

Rear Delt Flies
60lbsx15 | 60lbsx12

Bradford Press
40lbsx12 | 60lbsx12 | 70lbsx12

Kettleball Shrugs
71lbsx10 | 62lbsx10 | 53lbsx10 | 44lbsx10 | 40lbsx20 | 35lbsx10 | 31lbsx10 | 27lbsx10

COMMENTS: Good workout. Deadlifts went up, but my grip gave up way too quick. I felt like I could of put 275 like 5 more times if it wasn't for grip. During the DB shoulder press, got some real bad shoulder pain from the 65s, that when I tried the second set of 35s, each 8 of the reps were painful. But it went away later in the workout. Overall good workout. I do seem to notice the strength gains dying down a little though. I guess I'm one of those people that felt h-drol in the earlier weeks than in the later.

Sides: Moderate back pumps
Workout Length: 2hrs 15 minutes
Haven't stayed that long in the gym for a long time.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Week 6 - Day 3

Barbell Squats
135lbsx5 | 155lbsx5 | 185lbsx5 | 225lbsx3 | 245lbsx3

Leg Extension
100lbsx12 | 140lbsx10 | 170lbsx10

Did some other leg exercises and ab work but didn't log.

COMMENTS: First shitty leg workout I think on this cycle. Either that, or h-drol is dying down (even tho week 5 is supposed to be "sweet spot". 225 felt heavier than normal, and 245x3 is the max I could put up, and I'm sure 2 of those 3 reps weren't even parallel. I was aiming for 245x5 but couldn't. Disappointed. I did some other leg work (leg press, leg curls e.t.c.) and abs but didn't log down. Was disappoint in squats... Oh well.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Week 6 - Day 2

Flat Bench Press
135lbsx8 | 155lbsx5 | 185lbsx5 | 205lbsx4* | 185lbsx5 | 135lbsx5
*I should of put up 5. I could of easily, but my back cramped up.

Pull Ups
BWx7 | BWx3
Idk why I do these anymore. 3 Pull ups isn't gonna build any muscle.

Barbell Bent Rows
135lbsx5 | 155lbsx5 | 175lbsx5 | 155lbsx5 | 135lbsx5

Weighted Dips
BW+25lbsx8 | BW+35lbsx5 | Bwx12

Military Press
95lbsx5 | 115lbsx5 | 135lbsx4 | 95lbsx5

Hammer Curls
25lbsx8 | 35lbsx8

Barbell Shrugs
135lbsx8 | 225lbsx5 | 245lbsx5 | 245lbsx3 | 225lbsx3 | 135lbsx20
My grip is really poor. I'm considering to start using straps just so my traps actually get a workout, but I don't wanna lose grip/forearm work.

Comments: Good workout all in all. I really wanted to put 205 5x for bench but these random cramps I'm getting are really getting on my nerves. Also did some forearm work and a couple more heavy high rep trap exercises but didn't record.

Week 6 - Day 1

OFF DAY

Comments: Today was supposed to be heavy lower body, but I just couldn't go. I had an insane headache and just felt sick all around. I felt like fainting. And to make matters worse it was heavy leg day, so that wouldn't have gone well either. So I decided to stay safe and take the day off and went to bed early. Got a nice 10 hour sleep (I think the last time I've gotten 10 hours was when I was first born in my baby years...) and feel awesome this morning. Gonna do power upperbody today, and tomorrow, I'll make up the power lowerbody I missed, instead of having the rest day.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Week 5 - Day 7

Flat Dumbbell Press
35lbsx12 | 50lbsx6 | 60lbsx6 | 80lbsx6 | 90lbsx6

Incline Dumbbell Press
45lbsx8 | 60lbsx8 | 70lbsx6

Machine Chest Press
80lbsx15 | 100lbsx15 | 150lbsx15

Butterflies (aka Pec Deck)
70lbsx12 | 100lbsx12

Barbell Curls
80lbsx10 | 80lbsx10 | 60lbs10

Dumbbell Concentration Curls
25lbsx8 | 25lbsx8 | 25lbsx8

Incline Bench Press
115lbsx10 | 115lbsx10

Spider Curls
75lbsx8 | 75lbsx8

Seated Triceps Extension (bar)
50lbsx15 | 70lbsx12 | 50lbsx12

Cable Triceps Pushdowns
70lbsx15 | 80lbsx15 | 80lbsx12

COMMENTS: Damn, arms were gone after this. Whenever I do 2+ muscles, I always alternate (e.x. if I did arm day, I would do dips, then curls, then pushdowns, then hammer e.t.c.), but this split destroys the arms. Was pleased to put up 90s. First time I've touched them. Gonna go for 100x6 next workout. So far so good though!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Week 5 - Day 6

OFF DAY

Comments:
Was supposed to do chest/arms today. I'll do it tomorrow instead, and then switch tuesdays lower power and mondays upper power (so it'll be:
sun - chest/arms
mon - lower power
tue - upper power
wed - rest
then the rest is normal as it was before.

Week 5 - Day 5

I did legs and some abs today (lightweight, just high reps). Was a quick workout though. I started by doing cardio, but 1) I'm way out of shape. Even worst than I thought. 2) Back pumps when running were intense. I could barely walk after the cardio, and it stayed there for the rest of the day.

Didn't record workout. Lasted like 30 minutes. Woke up, class, gym (had like 30 mins to work on lifting), class, then 2 hour drive home.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Week 5 - Day 4

Deadlifts
135lbsx8 | 185lbsx5 | 225lbsx5 | 275lbsx2 | 295lbsx1 | 315lbsx1

Dumbbell Shoulder Press
35lbsx10 | 55lbsx10 | 65lbsx8 | 50lbsx12 | 35lbsx12

Barbell Underhand Rows
135lbsx8 | 135lbsx8

Rack Chins
BWx8 | BWx10

Dumbbell Rows (Lying on Incline)
35lbsx8 | 25lbsx10

Side Lateral Raises (DB)
15lbsx10 | 20lbsx10
SUPERSETTED w/
Close Grip Lat Pulldown
70lbsx12 | 90lbsx12

Rear Shoulder Flies
60lbsx12 | 40lbsx16

Back Extension
25lbsx12 | 25lbsx12

COMMENTS: Deadlifts have gone up, but I barely managed pulled 315 (my pre-cycle max). So at least its going up. Not sure what happened in the 4 weeks in between (went down). But whatever. If energy was calculated at 100% before going to the gym, I'd say after the deadlifts, I had like 25% left of it. It drained me. With the harsh back pump, pain in the ass to rack the weights, I was drained after this. I'd say it was a good workout tho all around. I skipped 2 or 3 sets and 1 other exercise cause I ran out of time (I thought 1hr 15 mins would be enough). Again school work is getting the better of me. One thing I've learned is that if I was to ever do another cycle, it would be during summer where I have the free time of the world. I've noticed BF% went up a little too. It was steady/same since last week, but now its definitely gone up at least a percent or two. I'm not sure if its water retention, or from being bloated from eating 24/7. I haven't measured weight in a week (forgot scale home), so I'll measure it this weekend.
Also, a comment on the dumbell rows on incline bench, my new top 3 back exercise. You can actually feel your back getting worked (like 100% back). Will be sure to include it in further splits.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Week 5 - Day 3

Barbell Squats
135lbsx5 | 155lbsx5 | 185lbsx5 | 205lbsx3 | 235lbsx5

Hack Squats
135lbsx8 | 155lbsx8 | 135lbsx8

Leg Extension
80lbsx12 | 100lbsx8 | 140lbsx10
SUPERSETTED WITH
Leg Curls
60lbsx8 | 65lbsx12 | 75lbsx12

Standing Calf Raises (Machine)
100lbsx8 | 110lbsx8 | 120lbsx8 | 130lbsx8 | 150lbsx8

Seated Calf Raises (Machine)
45lbsx8 | 55lbsx8 | 55lbsx8

COMMENTS: Great workout. Squats still increasing dramatically (less than 4 weeks ago my max was 225, now I'm doing 235x5 no problem). Back pumps were moderate today, considering they kind of disappeared the last week or so. I also did some forearm work in between the sets. I meant to do some abs too, but didn't have time. The "Lower body power" seems completely different from Layne's first version. He's made power day like half power, half hyper. And I'm still not used to what my strength is as it changes each week, so I end up doing lower weight than I should for other stuff (e.x. leg ext. and curls, should of used more weight, less reps).

Monday, February 7, 2011

Week 5 - Day 1

Barbell Bench Press
135lbsx5 | 155lbsx5 | 185lbsx5 | 205lbsx3 | 135lbsx5 (Explosive)

Barbell Rows
135lbsx5 | 155lbsx5 | 155lbsx5 | 165lbsx5 | 135lbsx5

Pull Ups
BWx7 | BWx4

Rack Chins*
BWx8 | BW+25lbsx8 | BWx8
First time doing these. I kinda like them, but its very uncomfortable doing it weighted cause its a pain getting the weight on yourself, balancing it e.t.c. Supposedly you're supposed to have a partner when you do this.

Weighted Dips
BW+25lbsx8 | BWx8

Standing Military Press
95lbsx5 | 115lbsx5*
At the fifth rep, a cramp happend on my right quad. I don't know why or wtf, but it made me rack the bar asap. I couldn't extend it or bend it for the next minute or so. Weird...

COMMENTS: Started the workout awesome. Put up 185 easy. Put up 205 3x (pre-cycle 205 was my max) and still had a rep (or possibly 2) in me. But very happy about that. Bench is exploding. but after that, it all went downhill. Didn't feel much stronger as I was pre-cycle for bent rows, pull ups are just terrible (not sure if maybe my 10lbs+ weight gain is making it harder or what, but in general I suck @ pull ups). In fact, nearly ALL back exercises have been terrible this cycle. I'm having bad luck with them...
Dips felt heavy (the BW+25lbs felt heavier than the BW+45lbs I did last week), and the cramp I dont even know what...(it cut my workout short after that. I had 2 more exercises left...) In fact I've been having random cramps. When I get out of bed, if I twist my body (turn left/right), I get a random lower back cramp. So yeah, pretty shitty day, minus the bench press (thats the main thing tho right?). Maybe cause I'm still recovering from the flu and ate like 2000 cals over the weekend idk.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Week 4 - Day 7

OFF DAY

COMMENTS: Feeling much better. Just have a mild cold now. I should be good enough to lift tomorrow. I'm considering doing v2 of layne nortons power/hyper (idk if anyones checked it out), he put a modified version of it.

Week 4 - Day 6


OFF DAY

COMMENTS: Feeling a little better. Sore throat is gone, now its just a moderate cold. Definitely noticing some mass gain too all around! Very happy about that. Can't wait to go back to lifting.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Week 4 - Day 5

OFF DAY

COMMENTS: Feeling a little better. Sore throat is gone, now its just a moderate cold. Definitely noticing some mass gain too all around! Very happy about that. Can't wait to go back to lifting.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Week 4 - Day 5

OFF DAY

COMMENTS: Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!!! Sore throat has turned into a fully loaded flu overnight.... So far back day hasn't worked out at all on this cycle.... Arghhhhhhhhhhhh! I hope I can recover fast during this weekend. Getting sick was the one thing I was scared of while on this cycle.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Week 4 - Day 4


OFF DAY

COMMENTS: Packed with school work, won't have time to lift. Will have to wait for tomorrow. One thing I have noticed, which may be called a "side effect" is that I am going through food and water like no other. And its not like I'm trying, I guess h-drol makes you hungrier and thirstier than usual.
As for the weird left ball pain I mentioned couple days ago, its gone (phew).
I've also picked up a sore throat though Hopefully it'll go away during the weekend.

Morning Weight: 184lbs
Up ~13lbs since pre-cycle. BF still looks about the same.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Week 4 - Day 3

Flat Dumbbell Press
35lbsx8 | 60lbsx8 | 80lbsx8*
This is the first time I have touched the 80lb dumbbells. For ANYTHING (and I mean anything. Never shrugged e.t.c.) Old gym went up to 75lbs and when I started the new gym I wasn't strong enough to go near them lol. Feels good putting it up 8 times.


Incline Barbell Bench Press
Barx8 | 135lbsx8 | 115lbsx12


Kettlebells Shrugs
71lbsx12 | 53lbsx12 | 35lbsx12 [DROPSETS]

Decline Bench Press
135lbsx12 | 185lbsx5

Butterflies
60lbsx12 | 80lbsx12

Incline Machine Press
90lbsx12 | 180lbsx5*
Shoulder cramped up/pain. Delts still worn out from Monday, so yeah.


COMMENTS: Good lifts. Everything good so far. Strength still going up. 0 Sides today (not even backpumps!). feelsgoodman.mp4

Week 4 - Day 2


Barbell Squats
135lbsx5 | 155lbsx5 | 185lbsx5 | 205lbsx5 | 225lbsx5

Dumbbell Lunges
30lbsx5 | 50lbsx5

Standing Calf Raises (Machine)
80lbsx8 | 90lbsx8 | 100lbsx8 | 110lbsx8 | 140lbsx8

Leg Press
225lbsx10 | 315lbsx10

Single Leg Press Machine
45lbsx12 | 90lbsx12
SUPERSETTED WITH
Leg Curls
60lbsx12 | 80lbsx4*
*Hamstring cramped up on 4th rep. Not sure why.

Also did some abs/obliques

COMMENTS: Awesome workout. Pre-cycle 225 was my max squat, now I'm repping it 5 times 3 weeks after. So far so good.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Week 4 - Day 1

Dumbbell Shoulder Press
30lbsx8 | 60lbsx10 | 65lbsx5

Dumbbell Lateral Raises
15lbsx12 | 20lbsx12 | 20lbsx12

Dips
BWx8 | BW+35lbsx8 | BW+45lbsx8

DB Front Raise
20lbsx12 | 30lbsx8
SUPERSETTED WITH
Cable One Arm Pushdown (Reverse Grip)
50lbsx12 | 60lbsx12

Upright Rows
50lbsx12 | 50lbsx12 | 60lbsx12
SUPERSETTED WITH
Calf Machine Shrugs
60lbsx15 | 60lbsx15 | 60lbsx15

Reverse Butterflies
60lbsx12 |60lbsx8
SUPERSETTED WITH
Seated DBell Tricep Press
55lbsx12

COMMENTS:This is more like it. Awesome workout. Strength definitely went up easy. I'm filling out my shirts more and everything is good so far. I cut my finger on the weekend and it was pretty deep/bled a lot, so today while I was holding the dumbbells I guess they rubbed against the cut and opened the wound again and it started pouring all over my hands and dumbbells. Some people started bert staring me lol, but other than that t'was a good day. I ran out of time because I arrived late. Was busy with school work/studying, and education>bodybuilding lol, but still, I just missed an exercise and a couple more sets/reps. No bigge. Sides, no backpumps really, but my left test is having some very mild "pain". Its not really pain, but more of an ache. It feels like "drained". I dont know how to best describe. I did some research and found other people got it. It comes for like 1 minute then goes away. It doesn't bother me, but when I'm sitting down with nothing in my mind, its irritating. Will have to watch this and see where it goes.

Morning Weight: 182lbs

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Week 3 - Day 6

OFF DAY

Comments: Nothing to report. Didn't do anything today. Might do calves/abs tomorrow and cardio or something.

Week 3 - Day 5


Deadlifts
135lbsx8 | 225lbsx5 | 275lbsx1 | 300lbsx1 | 315lbsxfail

Pull Ups
BWx4*
*wtf..?

CG Lat Pulldowns
80lbsx12 | 90lbsx12 | 100lbsx12
SUPERSETTED WITH
Zottman Curl
30lbsx12 | 30lbsx10 | 30lbsx8

Back Extension
10lbsx12 | 25lbsx12 | 25lbsx12
SUPERSETTED WITH
Reverse Bicep Curl
40lbsx12 | 60lbsx12 | 50lbsx12

Seated Cable Rows
80lbsx12 | 100lbsx12

Overhead Cable Curl
20lbsx12 | 20lbsx12

COMMENTS: First legit shitty workout on this cycle. Very disappointing. Deadlifts didn't go up (in fact pre-cycle I used to put up more), pull ups I dont even know what the hell happened here, other lifts didn't feel much stronger at all... This felt like a normal pre-cycle day. And this time I have no execuses unlike last week. Had a day off yesterday, fully recovered, eating plenty, resting plenty. Not sure why. Maybe just a bad day?

SIDES: Surprisingly there were no/very little back pumps today... on back day...
Hair and skin (on face and back/shoulder area) felt really oily too. Not sure if this is a side of hdrol, but I've talked to some people and they said they've had it too.

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So anyways. Weird day. Disappointed since in every other workout, lifts had literally exploded. Will probably be doing calves, abs and some cardio today. Nothing strenuous, rest Sunday, and hopefully come back Monday setting new PRs.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Week 3 - Day 3


Barbell Bench Press
Barx12 | 135lbsx5 | 155lbsx5 | 185lbsx5 | 135lbsx5

DB Incline Bench
35lbsx12 | 50lbsx12 | 70lbsx8

Barbell Shrugs
135lbsx5 | 225lbsx5 | 245lbsx5 | 225lbsx5 | 135lbsx5

Incline Barbell Bench Press
Barx8 | 115lbsx8 | 135lbsx7

Kettlebells Shrugs
71lbsx8 | 53lbsx8 | 35lbsx8 [DROPSETS]

Decline Bench Press
135lbsx10 | 135lbsx10

Butterflies
80lbsx10 | 80lbsx10

COMMENTS: For the first time in about 6+ months, my bench press has gone up. I used to be able to do 185 twice MAX (one time i got lucky and got it 3x). Today I blasted through 5 reps with ease and had potential "energy" for more! Very happy about that! Every other workout was great. Strength is most definitely gone up significantly. I'm always into my workouts, I never seem "tired from that last set let me take a 5 minute break". Done with 1 set, change song and I'm ready to go!

Sides: Nothing to report. Had a very minor back pump when doing shrugs but as usual went away. I think I'm going to stop reporting back pumps now since its obvious they're present in every workout, so unless it becomes a major aching one or becomes a problem, I won't report it. Other than that, so far so good!

Week 3 - Day 2

I'm a little late posting this since I didn't have time last night, but this is for Tuesday's workout.

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Barbell Squats
135lbsx5 | 155lbsx5 | 185lbsx5 | 205lbsx5

Leg Press
135lbsx12 | 225lbsx12 | 315lbsx10

Lunges
25lbsx5 | 60lbsx5*
*I alternated from dumbbell to barbell lunges, which gave me a harsh lower back pump and leg cramp. It went away 5 minutes later though.

Standing Calf Raises (Machine)
60lbsx8 | 70lbsx8 | 80lbsx8 | 100lbsx8 | 110lbsx8

Leg Extension
80lbsx12 | 100lbsx12 | 120lbsx12
SUPERSETTED WITH
Leg Curls
50lbsx12 | 60lbsx12 | 60lbsx12

Also did some abs

COMMENTS: Great workout. Squats went up significantly. Only a mere 10 days ago I had trouble putting 185x5 up, I put 205x5 easy and was gonna go for 225x5 but decided to save it for next week lol. Back pumps were there when I did lunges but disappeared right after. Everything else is good,

Anyone know good ab/oblique exercises? I usually do random ab exercises in the gym, but I can never feel my abs getting worked...

Total Workout Time: 45 minutes

Monday, January 24, 2011

Week 3 - Day 1


Dumbbell Shoulder Press
30lbsx8 | 55lbsx12 | 60lbsx5

Dumbbell Lateral Raises
15lbsx12 | 20lbsx12 | 15lbsx12

Dips
BWx8 | BW+25lbsx8 | BW+45lbsx5

DB Front Raise
20lbsx10 | 20lbsx12
SUPERSETTED WITH
Cable One Arm Pushdown
40lbsx16 | 50lbsx16

Upright Rows
40lbsx12 | 40lbsx12 | 60lbsx12 | 60lbsx12
SUPERSETTED WITH
Calf Machine Shrugs
50lbsx15 | 50lbsx15 | 50lbsx15 | 50lbsx15

Reverse Butterflies
40lbsx12 | 50lbsx12 | 70lbsx12
SUPERSETTED WITH
Seated DBell Tricep Press
40lbsx12 | 50lbsx12 | 60lbsx8

Behind Back Shrugs*
80lbsx15 | 100lbsx15
*These were uncomfortable. Kept bumping on my ass when shrugging...

COMMENTS: What a workout... Oh my. I did not want to leave the gym. Strength went up but thats the least of my "happiness" lol. I had an INSANE pump after. Shoulder, trap and tricep pump = best pump you can have. What I would do to look like what I did after the gym, but cold/no pump. Traps doubled in size, and delts just became soccer balls. Also following a kinda new split (Courtesy of PlanetGetLow!). Will have 80% of the exercsies/rep ranges Norton's Power/hyper does, just that the days are mixed up a little bit to allow better resting.

Total Workout Time: 45 minutes
Morning Weight: 179lbs
Sides: Had a moderate lower back pump when doing DB Front Raises. But went away after. Nothing new so far. *knock on wood*

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Week 2 - Day 7

Hack Squats
135lbsx12 | 135lbsx12 | 135lbsx12
SUPERSETTED WITH
Seated Calf Raises
50lbsx12 | 50lbsx14 | 50lbsx16

Leg Extension
80lbsx16 | 90lbsx16
SUPERSETTED WITH
Leg Curls
50lbsx12 | 50lbsx12

Standing Calf Raises Machine
60lbsx12 | 70lbsx12 | 80lbsx12

COMMENTS: Had more exercises/sets for today, but didn't have time. Gym closes @ 10 today, and I arrived @ 9:45, so all those above were done in under 15 minutes. No difference strength wise, I could put those on a normal day, but was into the workout. Usually leg days I look forward to leaving, today I was enjoying it. Had a little back pump when I was leaving but as usual disappeared a couple minutes after.
Also on a side note, I feel like I'm filling out my shirts more. The shoulder area fits tighter now on some shirts for me. Hell ya.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Week 2 - Day 6

Off Day 
I know I was going to start 75mg on Monday, but at the end of the cycle, I calculated having 2 pills left, so might as well add 2 more 75mg days. No point having those 2 extra pills.

So far so good side wise.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Week 2 - Day 5


Deadlifts*
135lbsx5 | 225lbsx5
*This was terrible. One, my legs were still really sore from leg day on tuesday (actually my whole body is 100% sore right now from yesterdays arm/chest day), so it this was a pain and struggled putting up usual numbers. And two, lowerback pumps kicked in pretty bad with this one. Its such a bitch to load up the bar with weights and just a even worse pain in the ass to unload them, its a workout right there.

DB Shoulder Press
35lbsx8 | 55lbsx8 | 55lbsx8
SUPERSETTED with
DB Lateral Raises
20lbsx8 | 20lbsx8

Pull Ups
BWx5

DB Lawn Mower (or Bent Rows)
40lbsx12 | 40lbsx12 | 40lbsx12
SUPERSETTED with
Bradford Press
50lbsx12 | 50lbsx12 | 50lbsx12

Barbell Shrugs
135lbsx12 | 185lbsx12 | 135lbsx12

Back Extension
2 sets, Didn't record, I just use those balls thing, but lower back was gone after this lol.

Reverse Butterflies
60lbsx12 | 60lbsx12

Comments: I gotta change this split up. Having a shoulder/back day right after an intense arm day is ridiculous. Triceps get chewed out in shoulders and biceps just giving up when doing the back exercises. Gotta figure a way out to mix it up and allow each muscle to rest at least for a day (even if its used as secondary). Overall, good workout I guess. Sides were just the moderate back pump here and there, but thats expected, especially on back days. Other than that its all good. I can't wait to bump it up to 75mg.
Anyone have any suggestions for the split problem?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Week 2 - Day 4


Dumbbell Incline Bench
35lbsx8 | 50lbsx12 | 60lbsx12

Barbell Close Grip Bench*
135lbsx8 | 135lbsx6
I seem to get armpit pain when I do these. Maybe its my form that needs work, but its a discomfort...

Overhead Cable Curl
12.5lbsx12 | 15lbsx12 | 17.5lbsx12

Preacher Curl
75lbsx8 | 75lbsx8 | 75lbsx8
SUPERSETTED with
Standing French Press
50lbsx12 | 50lbsx12 | 50lbsx12

Decline Bench Press
135lbsx8

Comments: Good workout, good energy, pretty good strength wise. Insane pump. My arms literally doubled in size from when I walked in the gym and when I left the gym. Split still needs to be tweaked a bit. Sides are still non-existent thank God. Although with back day tomorrow... I'm sure the back pumps are waiting for me...:P

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Week 2 - Day 3

Off Day today. Although I might go and do some cardio, abs and forearms. Just little stuff.

Weight Today: 175lbs

Comments: So far so good.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Week 2 - Day 2

Barbell Squat
135lbsx5 | 155lbsx5 | 185lbsx5 | 185lbsx5 | 155lbsx5

Dumbbell Lunges
35lbsx5 | 40lbsx5 | 50lbsx5 | 40lbsx5 | 35lbsx5

Standing Machine Calf Raises
70lbsx5 | 80lbsx8 | 90lbsx8 | 100lbsx8 | 110lbsx8 | 120lbsx8 | 130lbsx8

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Comments: Good workout. Same as yesterday. Felt a little stronger/less worn out after each set, but its all in the mind!
Lunges reminded me what a pain they are, but I love them. I did start to notice a little bit of lower back pain (or pump lol) near the end of my lunges set, but it immediately disappeared once I finished the set. I got taurine in hand and gonna start using it just in-case its one of the sides. But so far so good. Cannot wait for hypertrophy days.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Week 2 - Day 1

Well, I'm past the pre-loading phase, so I thought I'd start the blog when I actually did the legit thing. Here's today's (Monday) workout.


Standing Military Press
125lbsx5 | 115lbsx5 | 105lbsx5 | 105lbsx5 | 105lbsx5

Barbell Bent Over Rows
135lbsx5 | 155lbsx5 | 145lbsx5 | 145lbsx5 | 135lbsx5

Barbell Bench Press
135lbsx5 | 145lbsx5 | 155lbsx5 | 145lbsx5 | 135lbsx5

Barbell Shrugs
225lbsx5 | 235lbsx5 | 235lbsx5 | 225lbsx5 | 225lbsx5

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Comments: Amazing amount of focus and energy in the gym today. Felt stronger and could of easily put more reps, even though I know this is 110% in my mind and its placebo and not the hdrol, I still enjoyed the good workout!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

And Here...We...Go...

Today was the last day to of pre-loading with cycle assist. Tomorrow begins the real deal, H-Drol. First week will be 50mg, then next 5 bumped to 75mg. I will be bulking during this cycle, which will be followed with a EC Stack cut if things go ok.

My stack (so far)

Welcome to my H-Drol Log

H-Drol will be the first pro-hormone I have done.
Here is my current stack:


  • 2X CEL H-Drol (60 Caps)
  • 2X CEL Cycle Assist (240 Caps)
  • Nolvadex
  • Taurine
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Whey Protein
The Plan
Week 1 - Cycle Assist
Week 2 - Cycle Assist / H-Drol 50mg
Week 3 - Cycle Assist / H-Drol 75mg
Week 4 - Cycle Assist / H-Drol 75mg
Week 5 - Cycle Assist / H-Drol 75mg
Week 6 - Cycle Assist / H-Drol 75mg
Week 7 - Cycle Assist / H-Drol 75mg
Week 8 - Cycle Assist / Nolva 20mg
Week 9 - Cycle Assist / Nolva 20mg
Week 10 - Cycle Assist / Nolva 10mg
Week 11 - Cycle Assist / Nolva 10mg




Split
I will be doing a slightly modified version of "Layne Norton's Power/Hypertrophy Routine".

Which will be:
Monday - Upper Power
Tuesday - Lower Power
Wednesday - Off / Cardio
Thursday - Hypertrophy Chest/Arms
Friday - Hypertrophy Shoulders/Back/Arms
Saturday - Off / Cardio
Sunday - Hypertrophy Legs