I have had some ongoing issues with tendinitis over the years and it has gotten to a point where my quality of life is being negatively affected. Medical professionals have failed me so I have decided to try BPC-157 and TB-500. I have also decided that I would blog here and hope that it may help others. There is a tl;dr at the bottom J
I am in my early 30’s. In the last few years I have squatted and deadlifted around 500-550 pounds and I had an in competition bench of 405 at 220lbs. I have been between 230-240lbs over the past 14 years with my biggest being 230lbs at ~8% bf. I do not compete in bodybuilding, I just do it as a hobby. Throughout the past 8 years or so of heavy lifting I have always had bouts of painful and debilitating tendinitis. Flare-ups would usually be caused by heavy back squats and heavy deadlifts. Ice, heat, and rest usually healed it within a few days.
Unfortunately, the past two years I have had no improvement to these flare-ups. It has gotten so bad that my once 21” arms are now a measly 17”. My one bicep has receded up my arm an entire inch. My shoulder and pec are also slowly dwindling away. I can no longer back squat or deadlift. My beloved “arm days” are now a thing of the past. I get an incredible pump, but within 24 hours my bicep will measure slightly smaller. Medical professionals have failed me and have offered no real solution other than to quit playing competitive sports and to quit lifting weights.
As I am writing this, I feel the ache in my elbow. Just lightly contracting my bicep to make a curling motion is incredibly painful. The pain radiates throughout my entire joint, into my bicep, and into my shoulder.
Training and diet throughout this healing cycle:
I will be lowering my caloric intake to 2,000 calories a day. I will refrain from eating a single gram of processed sugar. Fruits, veggies, rice, and chicken – that’s it. Water will be a focus during the day as well as 6-8 hours of quality sleep at night. My goal will not only healing but to finally get back under 200lbs. 14 years of being big has finally come to an end lol.
- Monday-Friday 30 minutes bike/jog
- Legs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
- No upper body workouts
I will be injecting the BPC-157 twice a day in various locations around my injured elbow and bicep. I will be injecting the TB-500 into my belly. Both injections will be subcutaneous. To those interested, I am also on a TRT (100mg 2x/wk) and take HCG (250iu 2x/wk).
- Weeks 1-2
- BPC-157 250mcg 2x/day
- TB-500 2mg Mon/Tues/Wed
- Weeks 3-4
- BPC-157 250mcg 2x/day
- TB-500 2mg Monday/Thurs
- Weeks 5-6
- TB-500 2mg Monday
My elbow really hurts and I cannot do shit anymore. Taking BPC-157 and TB-500 for 6 weeks and am tracking the progress here