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Issues w/Cycle


#1

I'm on about day 10 or so, and my strength is actually declining.

Test & EQ -

I'm eating all day long...

Weight is maintaining, gained 1-3lbs over the past week..nothing outside of my norm natural gains...

Lastnight I did legs, and was a few plates down on strength. I almost cried (ok im kidding), but it was pretty bad.

No adjustments to regimen.
5 Days rest for each bodypart..always naturally gaining strength & weight/size.

All I've noticed thus far from my cycle is appetite increase & insomnia...which is making me pretty irritable.

Feedback ?


#2

your on day 10? haha just keep eating big and lifting hard, you still got a while before you truly reap the benefits. for me my weight didn't really "jump" untill 4.5 weeks in.
Patience, good luck

Dezz


#3

Hey bro, I'm in wk7 of my test and eq cycle. I am up 20lbs and strong as an ox. My squat has gone from doing 235 x 8 to 355 x 8 (just started doing squats two months ago due to injury).

I have also experienced some insomnia and have been using prescription sleep meds to get me through the rest of the cycle. I think my insomnia is caused by the eq since I have used this test before with no problem. Anyway back to your question, your gains will start coming during weeks 3 and 4, if you did a proper frontload more like week 3.

Be patient and enjoy the cycle.


#4

"A few Plates Down"... sounds like your just leg pressing :frowning: I hope not!! Got on dem squats!!


#5

Normally I can go up to 8-10 plates (x2) on the old Power Squat. (All the weight is on you, just easier to balance & focus on legs)

I was down to 7 plates (x2) for like..5 or something.. it was disgusting. Close to a warm-up weight.

Typical Leg Day1:

5-7 Power Squat (+2 warm)
4-5 Leg Press
4-5 Extension Super w/ Smith Squat

..and the insomnia is seriously screwing with me. I'm trying Melotonin, but I don't like taking sleep-aids...

Tips?

-sM


#6

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