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Dr John Crisler's Latest TRT Protocol


#1

I have been interested in trying Dr John Crisler’s latest protocol. He injects in the fat pad of the glutes with a 29G 1/2". He says you inject in the same area that you would a normal IM glute injection, but it’s sub q because of the 1/2" needle depth. He injects test twice a week with an insulin syringe in the glute area and injects HCG every day. I think I’ve noticed that Gene Devine uses this protocol and is a big fan of it. Anyone else feeling good on this particular protocol? Also, one last side note question. I have bad joints, and take warm baths to relieve the pain. Any chance or concern about sub q injections of test in the glute fat leaking out in the bath water? I wouldn’t worry about a deep IM injection. It did seem possible to leech out in the water with a shallow sub q injection though. Thanks for your help.


#2

You have now created 13 topics/threads. So I have no idea what past advice has been given and I will not review 12 threads to find out.

A SC/SQ injection is just that. In suggested area simply seems physically awkward. I have provided my suggestions many many times and may are following.

After an injection, press finger on injection site for 10-15 seconds and the compression will allow vessels and tissues to seal up. You should be injecting T twice a week and the volumes are very small and leakage is very remote.

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