Anthony, in all due repect, I think you are a smart guy, but...
for various reasons eh? but we'll have to send you cash to find them out I bet?
Using novadex to retain gains? It isn't as secret that nolva actually retards gains!,
Anyone can write a book it doesn't make them an expert. And using the phrase loosely 'everyone' doesn't explain why your protocol works. As far a Llewellyn and yourself, (I'm not even going to mention duchaine as everyone knows he was an idiot) You two are great entrepreneurs I will admit, but that doesn't make you two the authority on this subject, as I can easilly write a book myself, but I have better things to do than waste my time.
The bottom line is Underground steroid publications like your two, and the so called 'bible' are just a bunch of rehashed here-say, the same stuff that has been circulating around the gyms, and around these boards for years. They are definitely not peer-reviewed, and anyone can find quotes from studies to use to back their arguments.
Since most people who purchase these books have no clue about how scientific studies are actually designed, and what the difference between a 'good' study and a 'poor' study is; and how to interpret results. You guys can really lay on the bull sh!t as much as you like, and no one will protest.
For example, how many times have we seen 'scientific studies' used to promote some new revolutionary supplement that is here today and gone tommorrow?
So now with my experience I have gained over the years trying your protocols and swale's e.t.c. coupled with the Background I have in physiology, and pharmacology which gives me a good understanding of drugs and the human body, along with the experience of working along side physicians, and pharmacy in facilitating optimal patient care, I can sit here and type into my keyboard that your protocol is complete B.S!
Everybody in the medical field knows that when dealing with receptor-mediated drugs, on cessation of medical therapy, you must taper, to avoid withdrawal symptoms. For many drugs, if you don't taper it can be deadly. One example is corticosteroids. There are many more.
However, you 'so called' experts go against conventional medical wisdom, saying it is o.k. to quit the long-term hormone therapy you have been on cold-turkey, and then throw in a buch of other drugs that are receptor mediated as well, and happen to have their own set of side effects, and withdrawal symptoms themselves.
But then again you are writers of back-water underground publications, surely you know better than conventional medicine which has withstood the test of time, research and legal proceedings?
As for tapering, Let me be clear, Tapering will ONLY work if you use testosterone. It will not work if you just use whatever gear that was being used for your cycle. That is what duchane and others were doing back in the old days.
I suggest you re-think this and retry this method, as I think you have confused tapering with testosterone down to hrt and then to zero, with general tapering of a cycle, which is completely different.
If you havn't tried the exact method I have described, I suggest you keep an open mind.
I have on the other hand tried your method, and bluntly, it sucks.
Everything is wonderfull untill you quit the hcg, and then the hurt begins, and you end up going back on cycle just to get away from feeling like an old man.
After my last cycle when I tapered with testosterone, I felt so good in the end, I actually contemplated never using steroids again. But I had promised myself two more years of competing so I went back on the gear.
So in conclusion it's quit clear your not going to admit that this method works because then your book wouldn't be worth the paper it was written on right?
so you go against conventional medicine, and you obviously have an agenda - i.e. you need to make money off your book, so personally I don't see much weight in your opinion at all, and frankly after I followed the protocols that you champion, and it left me feeling like an old man, I am more than happy to disclaim your book with glee.
Yours truly, P-22