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Shadow Pro Q&A 4.0


@Shadow_Pro cool thanks man. Next cycle i was going back to the tried and true test eq tren cycle but maybe I’ll give an all test run a go. Thanks again brother.


Hi Shadow, for know if me gh pharma is real what analise (blood work) i must do? Gh level in blood or Igf1 level in blood? Same question for testosteron: testosteron level or testosteton free level?

Thank u so much!


I would do both for both substances!


Hey Shadow just wanted to see what you think of my current physique and where I should go from here. I’m currently barely able to get in the gym and rn I’m cutting so that I can lean bulk as soon as I can get down to as low of a percentage of body fat as possible. I’m on only a shot of 200mg test e and EQ to retain as much muscles as I can while dieting.


Hey Man. first of all I hope you understand you are very lean, if you diet to get into a body fat % that is acceptable to start a cycle you are already in it. so if your goal is to build new muscle that no need to diet anymore and just start eating, training and growing! I’m not sure if you are planning to compete or just doing it for fun? my advice is always keep your body fat under 10-12% even in the off season but you way under it… so if bodybuilding is your goal so you need to FOCUS HARD on just y growing and forget dieting for a while. heavy weights ,lots of plasma during your sessions and basic test/EQ / possibly Tren and dbol cycle and good diet and you will be on your way to a new level of muscle.
good luck


Hi Shadow!

I have two months from stop all aas and this week I did all the medical blood tests (monday will begin preparing for me next contest which will be in Octomber). All the analyzes are good but ALT in the liver is slightly increased, but probably because of the heavy workouts and from the high protein diet. Prolactin is perfect, thyroid, kidney, prostate, hdl,trigliceride,hdh,ldl hematocrit are ok but estrogen is slightly high then normal limit in conditions where the testosterone level is at the upper limit (1600ng) and I am in a decent form. What can be explication?
Thank u so much again!


Did you do a proper PCT with HCG,Nolvadex, and Clomid?
Did you take AI DURING the cycle? and HCG?
If you messed up any of those it can explain why levels are still high… you can do a week or 2 of 0.5 armiadex every 3rd day and see if it helps. if it’s not a huge increase from regular levels and you don’t have any bad side effects from it then it’s not a huge deal but try to nail the HCG/NOLVADEX during the next cycle and proper PCT and it should prevent it. I also recommend to take REZ-V year round as it does MAGIC to balance your hormones in general and T/E specifically. I’m taking 6 caps a day 3 before bed and 3 in the morning and it helped so much with balancing my hormones off and on cycle.


Thank u Shadow!

Do u take turinabol for off season or for precontest? Also, how much do u recommend for turinabol per day? Is hard for liver or not really?
Thank u again!


It’s a decent drug for someone who want to put mass on without to much water retention but it’s not as strong as Dbol and you still retain some water…so not as dry as winstrol… If you decide to take it , then anywhere between 30-100mg a day depends on your experience level and goals.
and if we are on this topic I believe that any bodybuilder should take the following “health supplements” year round if he care about long term health.
3)REZ-V -3-6 caps daily
4)TUDCA-500-1000MG A DAY depnding if you on or off cycle
5)NAC-samd dosge as TUDCA,


Thank u so much!
The only problem is Flameout, Tudca and Rez-v not found anywhere in me country.


Hi Shadow, u trying take ipamorelin? If i have gh make senses combine with ipamorelin? Which is better?

Thank u!


I’m planning on lean bulking here as soon as I can get back into the gym consistently as my living situation is complicated rn…When I do decide to start bulking what would be a good level of tren to add in to the cycle I’m currently running to get the mass I want without a bunch of side effects?


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I would not bother with it. take more Gh if you can afford it ,you can add some humolog if you experience enough to use it and your diet is PERFECT.


Match the amount of the test you are taking. so if you take 200mg test E a week
Do the same with Tren E. I always find the 1 to 1 ratio works ideal in terms of results.


shadow have you heard of any pro’s past or present that didnt use an AI for prep ? i think dorian once said he only used nolva leading up to show ? was thinking back in the day they wouldnt have had access to AI’s so they would just use nolva or teslac and still come in shredded?


So up till this day,nolve is still my favorite go to anti estrogen and it is my staple in every cycle I do. lots of people raving how AI is better but in practicality I always seen nolvadex works the best.so yes you can come shredded with Just nolvadex but not very common today as everyone are doing a mix of whatever they can get their hands on. so a “normal” few weeks of a meet prep can look like : arimadex,nolva,proviron, and all have there place depending on the prep and person.


Hi Shadow, please help me with some questions:

Before start new cycle i took 10 weeks break from aas and i made blood test for see how is me healthy and everything was good and testosteron was 1600ng/ dl, hgh normal limits,and igf1 192. After 3 weeks with aas and with gh i made again blood test for testosterone,hgh and igf for check if me aas is real and not fake. Now i have 20ng/ dl testosterone, 15600 gh and igf1 is same 192…from this results i can see gh is real( is pharma) but me testo can be fake? I had in off aas 1600 and after 3 weeks with 1000mg testo cyp/week i have 20…what do u can say about this?

  1. If my gh is real…i have 15600 why igf is same(normal limits) like in off? Gh up from 241 to 15600…??

Thank u so much in advance!


Hey @Shadow_Pro

Finished a cycle 1st of July that consisted of 16 weeks of:
800mg Test e
600mg Deca
600mg EQ
Aromasin 25mg eod
And some dbol at the start

Since coming off and doing PCT, everything indicates that I have recovered. Balls are back to normal size , training is going well, not lost much strength, etc.
HOWEVER … since coming off I have had practically 0 sex drive , and really struggling to maintain an errection.

Never had this problem before , but it was the first time I ran deca.

Is there anything you can suggest before I have to resort to a trip to the DR’s ?


hey shadow
these may have been asked but i honestly dont have the time to go through all threads and re read (plus very hard to read on mobile phone)

  1. do you avoid excersises that dont give a good pump ? (for me; laying cable tricep extension doesnt give a good pump?) yet overhead tricep press and standing cable overhead tricep does…

  2. i see you stated that cruise dose is around the test dosage used for bulk cycle , so if i usually peak at 750mg -1g test, would my cruise dose be 375-500 mg test? to hold that hard earned muscle ?

  3. as you suggested i use test/eq/tren e for my offseason and love it! but also believe in ‘shocking’ the body , would you either up dose from previous year, or swap out y compound for x compound midyear? if so what would you swap and to what ‘x’ compound ? (e.g swap eq for what?) really curious on this as i think together these 3 compounds support each other so much so wouldnt know what to swap or do to ‘shock’ the body (apart from upping food, more volume, changing training around etc) would npp be a good to interchange the eq with ? and would it be wiser to start my offseason cycle with npp and then transfer to eq (as eq is much longer ester, and i cannot stand deca; atleast npp i can pull out if sides arise)

  4. (sorry this has probably been asked alot) how many sets do you do per bodypart? asking because should i stop once the pump has gone (this usually happens for me around 12-15 sets; biceps about 10th set) ?

  5. this may be a way off question but, do you believe in custom orthotics? recently found out my left leg is pronated more than right, and i swear this has made my left quad grow different than right , possibly even throwing my hips and spine off