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Phera Plex

Since there’s a lot of hype about superdrol, I figured might as well start a thread about the next product being released by Anabolic Xtreme called Phera Plex. From what I understand it’s even more anabolic and much more androgenic than Superdrol. Anyone using is or planning on using it, etc?

I ran my Phera Plex Cycle with 20mg ED for 4 weeks. I decided to start my Phera Plex doses on 1/21/06. I wanted it into my system before I started my first workout of the week.

My support supplements were fish oil capsules, niacin, and The Perfect Cycle. I should have included something for blood pressure but didn’t want to break the bank account so I picked the supplements that I considered the most important. I’m no supplement guru, I’m a training guru so I definitely have room for improvement with my cycle and PCT suggestions. Any help will be appreciated! Here we go!

1/23/06

My program design involves two upper body days and two lower body days. I am not a bodybuilder, I am a former martial artist. Currently, I’m looking into getting back into shape to get back in again. I’m just starting my journey.

Decline Barbell Press 200(5)/205(5)/210(5)/215(5)
DB Bench Press 75(6)/80(6)/85(6)/90(6)
Seated Cable Rows 160(8)/160(8)/160(8)/160(8)
Seated, Chest-Supported Machine Rows 85(12)/85(12)/85(12)
Ab Machine 50(11)/60(8)/60(8)/60(8)

1/24/06
Box Squats 145(5)/155(5)/160(5)/165(5)
Back Extensions 15(6)/20(6)/25(6)/25(6)
Single-Leg Squats, Back-Leg Elevated 9/9/9
Dumbbell Shrugs 85(5)/90(5)/95(5)

My first two workouts are for strength and the last two workouts are for hypertrophy.

1/26/06
Bench Presses 160(8)/165(8)/170(8)
Lying Triceps Extensions 90(5)/90(5)/90(5)
Lat Pulldowns to the Front 160(6)/160(6)/160(6)
Seated DB Shoulder Presses 55(8)/55(8)/55(8)
Preacher Machine Curls 60(8)/65(8)/70(8)
DB Side Bends 40(8)/40(8)/40(8)

1/27/06

Deadlifts 135(8)/135(8)/135(8)
Reverse Dumbbell Lunges 20(8)/20(8)/20(8)
Lying Leg Curls 110(8)/110(8)/110(8)
Toe Press Machine 190(8)/190(8)/190(8)
Seated Calf Raises 70(8)/70(8)/70(80)
Barbell Shrugs 155(7)/155(7)/155(7)

That finishes the first week.

Week 2 - 1/30/06

Decline Barbell Presses 215(5)/220(5)/225(5)/230(5)
DB Bench Presses 95(6)/95(5)/95(4)/95(4)
*Supinated-Grip Barbell Bent-Over Rows 135(5)/135(5)/135(5)/135(5)
Seated Cable Rows 120(6)/120(6)/120(6)/120(6)
Ab Machine 60(8)/60(8)/60(8)/60(8)

On the decline press, I started with 200(5) for my first set. On my last set this week, I was at 230(5). That’s a 30 gain in 7 days!

I took out Chest-Supported, Seated Machine Rows and replaced them with bent-over rows. I was feeling very strong, that’s why I made this adjustment in my program. Seated Cable Rows were placed after Bent-Over Rows; this is why my strength went down in them.

1/31/06

Box Squats 165(5)/175(5)/185(5)
Single-Leg Squats with Dumbbells, Back Leg Elevated 10(8)/10(8)/10(8)
Back Extensions 25(6)/30(6)/35(5)/35(5)
Dumbbell Shrugs 95(5)/100(4)/100(4)

My Box Squat went from 145(5) to 185(5) in a week. A 40lb increase. I have very long femurs so I really have a hell of time with my squat strength.

2/3/06

Bench Press 175(8)/185(8)/195(8)
Lying Triceps Extensions 90(6)/90(6)/90(6)
*Supinated, Close-Grip Lat Pulldowns 160(8)/160(8)/160(8)
Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Presses 55(9)/55(9)/55(9)
Preacher Machine Curls 75(5)/75(5)/75(5)
Dumbbell Side Bends 45(8)/45(8)/45(8)

*I switched from Lat Pulldowns to the Supinated-Grip version. Again, I was feeling strong so I went with the exercise that would allow me to use superior weight.

My repetition bench press went from 160(8) on my first set last week, to 195(8) this week. That’s a 35lb. increase in 1 week!

2/4/06

Deadlifts 145(8)/145(8)/145(8)
Reverse Dumbbell Lunges 30(8)/30(8)/30(8)
Lying Leg Curls 125(8)/125(8)/125(8)
Toe Press Machine 210(8)/210(8)/210(8)
Seated Calf Raises 90(6)/90(6)/90(6)
Barbell Shrugs 155(8)/155(8)/155(8)

I only made a jump of 10lbs for the deadlift (from my first set last week to my last set this week). I hate squats but they are a walk in the park compared to deadlifts. Deadlifts are much more functional than squats, anyways.

Decline Barbell Presses 235(5)/240(5)/245(5)/250(4)
Dumbbell Bench Presses 95(6)/95(6)/95(5)/95(5)
Supinated-Grip Bent-Over Rows 140(5)/145(5)/150(5)/155(5)
*Three Point Dumbbell Rows 80(5)/80(5)/80(5)/80(5)
Ab Machine 70(8)/70(8)/70(8)/70(8)

I was still feeling strong, despite my plateau in the decline. I added the db rows and took another machine out.

For the decline press, I got 215(5) on my first set last week and 245(5) on my third set this week. An increase of 30lbs., again! 60lbs increase in 2 weeks!! On a down note, I only got 4 reps with 250 . My plateau is coming, I can feel it.

2/7/06

Box Squats 185(5)/195(4)/195(4)/195(4)
Single-Leg Dumbbell Squats, Back Leg Elevated 15(8)/15(8)/15(8)/15(8)
Back Extensions 35(6)/35(5)/35(5)/35(5)
*Barbell Shrugs 155(5)/165(5)/165(4)

*Our dumbbells only go up to 100lbs. so I switched to barbell shrugs, on this day as well. I love shrugs .

As much as I love shrugs, I hate squats. I plateaued already. This lead me to wonder if I should go to 30mg ED for the last two weeks . I did hit that mini plateau on decline, as well.

2/9/06

Bench Press 205(8)/215(8)/225(5)
Lying Triceps Extensions 100(5)/100(5)/100(5)
Close-Grip Lat Pulldowns 180(6)/180(6)/180(6)
Seated DB Shoulder Presses 55(10)/55(10)/55(9)
Preacher Machine Curls 80(6)/80(6)/80(6)
Dumbbell Side Bends 50(8)/50(8)/50(8)

Bench went from 175(8), on my first set, last week to 215(8) on my third set, this week. A plateau was reached on my last set. This was a massive gain of 40lbs. in one week! 75lb gain in 2 weeks!!

2/10/06

Deadlifts 155(8)/155(8)/155(8)
Reverse Dumbbell Lunges 35(8)/35(8)/35(8)
Lying Leg Curls 140(8)/140(8)/140(8)
Toe Press Machine 230(8)/230(8)/230(8)
Seated Calf Raises 90(7)/90(7)/90(7)
*RJW Barbell Shrugs 165(8)/175(7)/175(7)

*This is an exercise I created after graduating from college. I needed to change the exercise because I’m incorporating barbell shrugs earlier in the week.

I’m glad I stuck with the deadlifts because I am still increasing, even if it is only by 10lbs (from the first set last week to the last set this week).

Week 4 (last week) - 2/13/06

Decline Barbell Presses 250(4)/250(4)/250(4)/250(4)
Dumbbell Bench Presses 95(6)/95(6)/95(6)/95(6)
Supinated-Grip Bent-Over Rows 160(5)/160(5)/160(5)/160(5)
3 Point Dumbbell Rows 80(6)/80(6)/80(6)/80(6)
Ab Machine 80(6)/80(6)/80(6)/80(6)

Well…if officially plateaued out on the decline press. I was able to go with four sets of 4 reps with 250lbs, though. I’m looking to build up to a 3RM so I’m going to keep pressing away. From my experience, it looks like I should run Phera Plex at 20mg ED the first two weeks and 30mg ED the last two weeks.

2/14/06

Box Squats 195(4)/200(4)/200(4)/200(4)
Single-Leg Squats with Dumbbells, Back Leg Elevated 20(8)/20(8)/20(8)
Back Extensions 35(6)/35(6)/35(6)
Barbell Shrugs 165(5)/170(5)/175(5)

I may have plateaued on the squat, at the 5 rep mark, but as I said with the decline press, I want to build up to a 3RM.

2/16/06

Bench Presses 225(5)/225(6)/225(5)
Lying Triceps Extensions 100(6)/100(6)/100(6)
Close-Grip Lat Pulldowns 180(7)/180(7)/180(7)
Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Presses 60(8)/60(8)/60(8)
Preacher Machine Curls 80(7)/80(7)/80(6)
Dumbbell Side Bends 55(8)/55(8)/55(8)

Well, I basically maintained off of last week (from my last set), except for the 6 reps on my second set.

2/17/06

Deadlifts 165(8)/165(8)/165(8)
Reverse Dumbbell Lunges 40(8)/40(8)/40(8)
Lying Leg Curls 155(6)/155(6)/155(6)
Toe Press Machine 250(8)/250(8)/250(8)
Seated Calf Raises 90(8)/90(8)/90(8)
*Seated Dumbbell Shrugs 50(8)/50(8)/50(8)

*My legs were very tired so I took a seat and put all the stress on my upper traps.

My deadlift went up another 10lbs per set this week. I am, finally, feeling stronger in this lift but it is hard to make progress I saw in the decline press. Patience is a virtue with this exercise.

I started this journey at 195lbs. and on 2/17/06, I weighed in at 209lbs. 14lbs in 4 weeks was my total bodyweight gain. 3.5lbs per week was what I average in weight gain. I did not have my bodyfat percentage taken but I can I added a little bodyfat. Definitely worth the investment of $25 for a month’s supply!

My PCT is going to involve Retain (3 pills) and PCT (3 pills) ED for 4 weeks. I will also be taking nolva at 40mg ED for 2 weeks and at 20mg ED for 2 weeks. The Perfect Cycle, fish oils, and niacin will be run for support.

2/20/06 - PCT

Decline Barbell Presses 250(5)/250(5)/250(5)/250(5)
Dumbbell Bench Presses 100(6)/100(6)/100(6)/100(6)
Supinated-Grip Bent-Over Barbell Rows 160(6)/165(5)/165(5)/165(5)
Three-Point Dumbbell Rows 85(6)/85(6)/85(6)/85(6)
Ab Machine 80(8)/80(8)/80(8)/80(8)

Wow, that was a great workout, for PCT that is. I thought I had plateaued in the decline press but increased by one rep on each set. I was stronger in every exercise! A great start to PCT and fear of losing strength has faded.