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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!


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)

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.

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)


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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!!


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.


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.


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.


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.