this isnt a side but a question. ive noticed im gaining weight and strength but im feeling puffy and looking rather soft. im wondering if thats from my high test usage… that whole estrogen thing.
or mybe its because ive been binge eating for 3 days… i dont know. but i had trouble putting on any pounds and so i uped the not so good food to help give me more calories. im putting on the weight but not hard looking. maybe its bad gear… maybe im eating like a fatass… i dont know. my strength is good but that could be the test. advice? peace.[/quote]
If you do not eat clean and take testosterone your face will get puffy looking, period! It is a combo of the test and the binge eating. If you do not know this before hand I question if you even should be using anabolics. Maybe you should do some more research first.
In order to put on muscle most, except real genetic freaks, must put on a little fat with it. I did not say get to be a big fat ass but reaching say 12% BF is not unreasonable in the offseason. It allows you to push more weight and gives you plenty of nutrients to grab from while recovering.
When I was competing I was a middleweight so I would reach around 210-215 at 5’6’’ in the off season then diet down to step on stage at 170-176, ripped and dry.