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How Did You Learn?

Alright, maybe not that personal. I’m just curious. Some of you seem quite knowledgeable about AAS but I’m just wondering if its all just from reading? What I mean is, there doesn’t seem to be too many of you who have a lot of real world experience. I’m not trying to sound like a prick but I’m often surprised when someone who seems to know his shit is only on his second or third cycle (or first).

So I guess what I’m saying is: How many cycles has everyone done? I’ll start. I’ve done… Way, way too many to count!

7 or 8 Maybe more, I don’t remember.

I make a point to speak from my experience, and when I am passing on something I’ve heard but haven’t tried then I make that clear.

I don’t speak from experience. I’m only about to start my second cycle. But “experience” also doesn’t mean shit. Have you taken a look at some of the other boards out there and the advice that is given by so-called “experienced” users? A guys could end up on TRT following their advice. Or worse.

So call me out on what I say if it is wrong, but your implication that because I haven’t done more than a couple of cycles I don’t know what I’m talking about is bullshit. It also doesn’t mean that because you have done too many to count that you are automatically in a position to tell others what’s right and wrong. I’m not saying you don’t know what you are talking about, I just don’t like what you are suggesting right now.

A male obstetrician sure as hell hasn’t had a baby, but he knows better than the woman with 8 kids what to do to deliver one. I speak from my research and the good advice I’ve received from many informed others.

It is true sir. im really just a 110lbs geek that reads a lot so then i can go on forums and act like i know what im talking about so the cool guys will like me because at my university all the guys poke me and call me names. Also i apologize that i remember all of my cycles and that you have done more than me because obviously thats an issue with you. Am i claiming to be a “vet” or have i ever? HELL NO i learn new things EVERYDAY on here from newbies and vets alike. But on the other hand i like to think i can give useful advice to someone in need. Even if i havnt run a bajillion cycles.

If you know your shit, then you know your shit. Good advice is still good advice even if the person has little hands on experience. If somebody has no idea what they’re talking about it will become pretty apparent and he will get called out on it anyway. Granted there’s nothing like hands on experience though :slight_smile:

Its like watching porn when your a kid, you watch and learn, and when the moment comes you still now what your doing regardless of experience :stuck_out_tongue:

I am currently enjoying my 7th cycle.

Most of what I have learnt is from this forum, I have 6 rather large books on AAS and what I like to do is cross reference the information I have with the experienced users advice.

I have a hard time understanding the hardcore chemical and scientific information in some of the books that�??s when its great to turn to someone like Bushy, Contrl Prisoner etc. etc. who can explain things in more layman�??s terms for you.

Any advice I give out on this forum is usually anecdotal advice with regards to my own personal experiences I always like to say to noobies that “I am no expert but in my experience this is good or this is best” etc…

I am learning all the time as we all are I guess, there is a lot of conflicting information out there sometimes you have to just decide what is best for yourself. I personally trust some of the vets on here so much that I will take their advice as the final word and follow what they advise even if I have read conflicting advice elsewhere, sometimes to get an answer you have t put your faith into what these guys are saying and I do that because these guys have a wealth of book learning and experience behind them.

Wow I am going to stop now I just realised that sounds like I’m sucking up quite a bit, but I hope you get my point :slight_smile:

I’m sorry if I offended anyone with my post, because that was last thing I was trying to do. I was just curious of peoples personal experiences. When I said I’ve done to many cycles to count I wasn’t implying that I am some how more knowledgeable than you guys. In fact, that’s why I joined this forum, to learn more! So, again, I’m sorry if I offended anyone!

-M

Why the new username?

Shit! I’m at my friend’s house and I didn’t realize he was signed in! Ooops!

-M

I’m at my friend’s house and I didn’t realize he was signed in! And now for some reason I can’t sign in!

-M

Wtf! You see what I mean?! I’ve had a computer for years and I still can’t use the fucker properly!

yes I see that

Thought I’d share this from another thread.

Hahaha! That’s great!

[quote]mbaina wrote:
Wtf! You see what I mean?! I’ve had a computer for years and I still can’t use the fucker properly![/quote]

Point taken. I no longer feel offended at all! :slight_smile:

[quote]GetSwole wrote:
Thought I’d share this from another thread.[/quote]

GetSwole, I’ve been following that thread with laughter. Much laughter.

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[quote]bushidobadboy wrote:
Cortes wrote:
GetSwole wrote:
Thought I’d share this from another thread.

GetSwole, I’ve been following that thread with laughter. Much laughter.

Me too. The blind guy with the backward microphone is priceless.

Bushy[/quote]

That’s Ray Charles!

Game_Over and Oscarh you crack me up!

I’ve learned everything I know from

World1187
Listerfan
Contrl
Cortes/Conquistador
Bushi
Game_Over

Does that make me a genius?

YES

:slight_smile: