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Bridging Advice


#1

Interested in the use of IGF-1 (assuming its legit) or GH as a bridge for the next 12- 16 weeks or so until my next cycle.

Dosing would be modest for both 100mcg/day for IGF, or 4iu/day for HGG.

I have never used either of these compounds, can anyone offer some advice based on experience. I like the idea of IGF but I dont anyone who has actually used it . On the other hand HGh is used by many with varying success.

26
240ish and %11 ish BF
395/285/495

Main goals overall are increased lBM, increase athleticism and strength. I compete as a trail runner but obviously don't want to look like a Kenyan marathon runner, If I could get to 250 but decrease my mile time that would be fucking awesome


#2

240lbs at 11% bodyfat, benching 285lbs.

Hmmm...


#3

Long levers and my bench is fucking horrid I'll be the first to admit that. Took me 7 years to be able to bench my body weight! When I started training I couldn't do a push-up

Also I'm 6'4 with large frame


#4

let me know how you plan to run the igf1. i am still confused on what is best. there are 101 ways people do it it seems


#5

The consensus seems to be 100mcg split between each muscle being worked. Examples, back day, 50mcg in each lat.

I train movements mostly so it would either be in quads, glutes, lats, delts or pecs depending in the day.

Some guys are still doing sub Q as well- might be worth a whirl. Would only pin on training days obviously.


#6

yeah i was gonna go the site injections as well but then read a post by dat that said basically it didnt matter how you pinned. i believe he advocates for injecting an hr or so after training


#7

fair enough brother, I guess that was kind of a douche post on my behalf.

As for your bridging, I honestly don't think I'd bother with the IGF-1. The GH is going to do so much for you, I just don't think it'll be necessary.

Also, there's a school of thought that all IGF-1 is faked anyway, so I dunno.


#8

I feel you on this. 6'3, long levers like you, and unfortunately narrower clavicles. Strength on all lifts are good, except for friggin bench press. 225lb max.

But then again I realized bench press isn't necessarily the most effective exercise for size and not very shoulder friendly. Haven't done it in 6ish months.


#9

not to be a dick, but those stats/numbers seems a smidgen off...

i think hGH can do a lot for you, but i'd also suggest looking closer into your training regimen/diet and honestly re-assess your stats.

i'm just under 6'3" and benched just under twice my bodyweight when i was clean, while running nearly 30 miles/wk.

i suspect your running might be the issue, if your intensity and/or mileage is very significant.....


#10

Werd.

I have been doing a lot of OHP variations lately since my most recent training block was 12 weeks of Oly work during race season. My shoulders and upper chest have never looked so good- and after retesting my bench it went up about 20lbs by not touching it in 3 months.
Coach thibs really advocates the dip but I find I just can't feel anything but front delts when performing them. Perhaps that's why my bench sucks? Weak delts?

I think it's the root of the problem for taller lifters


#11

ah, thanks for clarifying...

what exactly is your workload per week?

FWIW, i have beat up shoulders, and dips are one of the worst exercises for me. it also depends if you perform them in an upright position, or lean forward more...