Hello everyone, I’m a long time TNation reader and after llurking on these forums for the past few years, i’ve decided to join in with the fun.
Anyway, I have been seriously contemplating using insulin to use for a month whilst i’m off cycle (mainly to keep some more gains until my next cycle). I have some fast acting slin (novorapid), and I plan to work up to 10 ius per workout day.
My question is, would you guys recommend shooting pre or post workout, and how would this effect the pre/intra/post workout nutrition?
and if anyone wants to know my stats
age - 30
height - 5’11
weight - 210
bf - 12-15%
years lifting - 10 (4 with aas)
thank you in advance[/quote]
if you’re gonna run insulin, then run it post workout… you’re using it to shuttle additional nutrients into the muscles. don’t use it pre-workout, as you could get low blood sugar from that. not like “i don’t feel good” LBS, i mean “i’m shaking uncontrollably and am going to pass out” LBS…
use caution with insulin, and let someone know who’s gonna be around you when you use it. also, get a glucogon kit and blood sugar meter as well, just in case you go low and need immediate care…
i don’t think it’s necessary to run it several times a day, as you’ll simply end up needing to eat a ton more carbs to keep from going low. you still produce insulin, so every time you shoot additional insulin, then you’re gonna need to eat that many more carbs to account for that.
realize this, insulin can actually kill you, and like in a somewhat rapid fashion…[/quote]
Insulin can kill you yes, But anyone who practices good judgement never has a problem. The most people I’ve hear about that had problems were people who accidentally overused the slin, Like filling the syringe up to the 2 hash mark and thinking it was 2 IU’s when in reality it was 20 IUs![/quote]
i think what typically happens, is people overeat on carbs just in case…
as someone who is regularly around type 1 diabetics, i’m amazed that people wanna dick around with insulin just to gain a few pounds of muscle…