I’m taking some time off after a bitter sweet 2 years of being completely jacked for strongman and power lifting. I have blasted and cruised depending on the time of year, used test, tren, masteron, anadrol, dbol, EQ, decca, NPP, ghrp-6, mod grf 1-29, insulin, and ipamorlean. This is the first proper PCT I will have ever done.
I am not concerned with stats on my body, I know I have been reckless with my anabolics use. It was kind of a self hate binge that got me 3 world records as a jr 242 in the GPC, 2nd place at albertas strongest man and a few wins at some shitty local strongman comps. Not good enough for me. The turning point was seeing myself go into a downward spiral of more and more potent anabolic compounds, mixing, upping doses and seeing minimal improvment for the price I was paying health wise. Now its time to take a step back, clean my diet up, give my head a shake and get a clean bill of health before I take any more ignorant risks.
I have always gotten blood work done. I can say my cholesterol has always been on the low end for both hdl and ldl, which the doctor said he saw no issues with.
I have always been a big advocate of “if your gonna do anything, go balls deep” so PCT includes:
Week 1 to 3, eod 2000iu HCG
Week 1 to 10, 1.25 mg letro monday friday
Week 3 to 7, 40 mg nolvadex every day
Week 3 to 7, 100 mg clomid (50 am 50 pm) ed
I am going for an EKG and requesting an ECG to make sure my heart doesnt have any abnormalities. I do expect left ventricle hypertrophy. Blood pressure has been averaging 146 over 67 for quite some time. Now that im off and have begun pct its more in the 125 over 65 range.
Have been eating much cleaner to get from 255 to 230 for canadas strongest man 105 class, and I am now concerned with my longevity in the sport. Articles like “The Dave Tate project” and others from Jim Wendler have hit home for me. How you can be so proficient in your lifts but be so frail doing day to day tasks. I dont want to burn out before its time, and I want to share my experience with anyone else finding themselves in a similar state of affairs. Its never too late to change your ways.
Anyways, that PCT along with improved diet, a rehab program involving deep tissue massage and lightening the deadlifts until my back feels 100%, some physio, more cardio and core work, and a light regimen of ipam and mod grf 1 29 (100 mcg 3x daily) is my 4 month plan to get back to baseline, then ruin my body all over again, with a little more… restraint we’ll say, better diet being the biggest change, and more calculated / modest use of anabolics.
Goals are to return my htpa axis to somewhat baseline function, keep blood pressure in check, let my back fully heal (not seriously injured but always cracking and stiff as fuck) and get my groin and TA firing as they should. Had a second hernia and left groin tear just before nationals end of march, 2 months before my last big meet as a jr… but shit happens when you train hard.
This coming week should be the visits to my doctors, training is going well for being clean. Still squatting 405 for triples, narrowed my stance after the groin tear. Back is feeling crispy so deadlifts are in mantanance phase. Started at 185 for sets of 8 for lots of sets, going up half plate every week till 5 plates. Bench is staying at about 315 for triples, overhead is staying at 225 x 8 seated. If the numbers can hover around there while my over use injuries heal I can get back to events training in about 2 or 3 months. Next post will be an update on blood work, ECG results and nothing much for htpa axis yet.