Hey guys, I am new on here although I've been lurking the forum and the article sections for quite a while already. I have been reading a bit and came to the conclusion that "natural" bodybuilding isn't necessarily "natural" simply because of not using steroids as there are many other things outside exogenous anabolic substances one could implement in order to achieve hypertrophy as desired.
I am not saying that I plan on achieving my natural genetic potential weight in 6 months or something stupid like that but I just want to start a path that could lead me to such a point of muscular development as soon as possible without necessarily resorting to substances that could leave behind a number of permanent side effects (given that my endocrine system is not yet COMPLETELY developed, tweaking it directly could damage it; or so I feel).
Since I'm 18, I don't want to get my hands on PHs or peptides and since I'm not close to my natural genetic potential neither am I necessarily rushed to achieve it, I don't want to get my hands on steroids (yet, maybe?)
I am particularly interested in the use of insulin post bcaa-supported fasted WO (as a starting point). I decided to come on here once again and ask for advice on how to set up a "cycle" of non steroidal substances that could help me achieve the most mass possible.
This is what I plan on doing as my first insulin only cycle.
I measured my blood glucose levels before and after a sugary meal last night to see my body's insulin response and this is what came out (I had eaten 4 hours ago):
8 sweet tarts + 30 mins later
2 hours later
I plan on doing this:
21g carbohydrate pre-workout drink 45 minutes pre-workout ( 3 scoops size on)
10g BCAAs 10 minutes pre-workout
2pm - 45 minute Ã¢??fastedÃ¢?? lifting with 10g BCAAs during the session (2 pm)
245pm - 2 IU of Humalog sub Q (stomach) post workout and a high carb drink right after my injection (Fat Free Milk + Honey).
250pm - 120g protein; 300g carbs; no fat
6pm - 50g protein; 100g carbs; no fat
8pm - 30g fatty protein (salmon) and fish oil caps; no carbs
Caloric requirements measured via bodybugg; eating on a 20% surplus for on days / 20% diet induced deficit on off days (no cardio besides casual 45 minute brisk walks).
Injecting insulin on leg, arms and chest days; lifting program is AST's Max OT, however, I am also considering a 3x per week high intensity full body training 3x a week focused on main compound lifts (Chad W's TBT) 45-60 mins. in duration including rests, warm-up sets and working sets.