Hey everyone - first I want to say this is a great site and I appreciate all of the useful advice you’ve given to the T-Nation masses. Now I’m hoping for some of my own.
First I’ll start with a brief history: I’m 34 years old, 175 .lbs with 10% bodyfat. Back in my 20’s, I followed a pretty efficient ‘powerlifting style’ of training (i.e. heavy deads, squats and bench) and was able to reach a weight of 232 at 14% bodyfat. Then comes the wife…and the kids…and no gym for a few years (sorry excuse I know, but hell, fat dumb and happy does have its benefits!) Anyway, needless to say, my 32 inch waist became 38 and I looked similar to the Michelin Man. To make a long story a little longer…got sick of the fat (plus my cholesterol and bp were on their way up) so I decided to slim down. I’ve always had a good knowledge of nutrition and training, so I was able to lose the weight somewhat easily.
Here’s my dillema - I’m fairly happy at the weight I am now, looking more like a men’s health model than a powerlifting USA dude, but of course there is always a need for improvement. My goal is to lose 6 .lbs of fat and gain 10 .lbs of muscle. Not too much to ask, I suppose, and I know it could be done in the next year or two, but I would like to see if there is anyway of getting some faster results.
I read your article on Turanabol and I was thinking about doing a 6 week cycle to see if I could get there any faster - nothing too extreme, maybe 20 mg/day for 6 weeks. (I’ve never used before) Would this be sufficient for the 10 .lb gain? Not too worried about the fat loss, I’ve gotten down to 7% with some hard work and dieting, but I would really like that 10 .lbs of lean mass…like tomorrow. Any suggestions would be helpful.
And BTW, yes I know that sensible training and diet is the ‘best’ way to go, but that’s not the response I’m looking for…just some honest advice from the experts!