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Steroid Math

Ok, im confused with something.

When you have a steroid protocol, the amounts are in mg, right?

but the liquid is in ml.

when i see some of the math behind the calculations, it just doesnt add up. i must be doing something wrong here.

could someone who knows what they are talking about please clarify this for me?

thanks

I’m definitely not who you are looking for, but I’m just a couple of posts away from winning a free t-shirt.

mg is an expression of weight.
ml is an expression of volume.

How many mgs of a given substance will ‘fit’ in a ml is a function of its molecular weight, or something like that.

So, if I’m doing 700 mg/week of test prop and test prop is in suspension at 100mg/ml - I’m going to give myself a a 1ml shot every day. (100mg*7days = 700mg/week)

Hope that helps.

[quote]rainjack wrote:
I’m definitely not who you are looking for, but I’m just a couple of posts away from winning a free t-shirt.

mg is an expression of weight.
ml is an expression of volume.

How many mgs of a given substance will ‘fit’ in a ml is a function of its molecular weight, or something like that.

So, if I’m doing 700 mg/week of test prop and test prop is in suspension at 100mg/ml - I’m going to give myself a a 1ml shot every day. (100mg*7days = 700mg/week)

Hope that helps.[/quote]

ok, a little background about myself:
in less than 2 years i will be an engineer.
my math is pretty good, and i know what a mg is, and what a ml is.

it just seems like im missing something, is there a certain concentration that all steriods are at? because i pretty much never see them stated.

p.s. good luck with the t-shirt endeavor.

P.P.S.

a mg is an expression of Mass, not weight.

weight is a force

If it’s test 400 there is 400mgs of test in each ml, if deca 300 then there is 300mgs per ml.

It varies depending on the concentration of the product.

The milligrams of product such as test 400, sust 250, or whatever should refer to the amount of mgs per 1ml or cc.

Oh man this guys going to be an engineer… this is scary. Let me know what you design so I can avoid it.

[quote]UB07 wrote:
P.P.S.

a mg is an expression of Mass, not weight.

weight is a force[/quote]

know what this is rainjack?

its a big sign saying

GET SOME MORE SLEEP

[quote]hoosierdaddy wrote:
UB07 wrote:
P.P.S.

a mg is an expression of Mass, not weight.

weight is a force

know what this is rainjack?

its a big sign saying

GET SOME MORE SLEEP
[/quote]

I’m not going to argue with you on the sleep thing.

But When I step on the scales in the morning - I think I’m trying to find out how much I weigh, not how much “force” I have.

Anyhow - I though force was M X V.

But what do I know - I’m a freakin accountant.

I gotta get some sleep.

[quote]rainjack wrote:
hoosierdaddy wrote:
UB07 wrote:
P.P.S.

a mg is an expression of Mass, not weight.

weight is a force

know what this is rainjack?

its a big sign saying

GET SOME MORE SLEEP

I’m not going to argue with you on the sleep thing.

But When I step on the scales in the morning - I think I’m trying to find out how much I weigh, not how much “force” I have.

Anyhow - I thought force was M X V.

But what do I know - I’m a freakin accountant.

I gotta get some sleep.

[/quote]

it is, the Mass (mg in this case) X Velocity (speed of which gravity is exhibiting on object) = Weight

that is right isn’t it?

it’s been a long time since physics

F=MA

Force = Mass X Acceleration

Acceleration= 9.81 m/s2 (Should be a small 2 I suck at html)

[quote]beerbarbq wrote:
If it’s test 400 there is 400mgs of test in each ml, if deca 300 then there is 300mgs per ml.

It varies depending on the concentration of the product.

The milligrams of product such as test 400, sust 250, or whatever should refer to the amount of mgs per 1ml or cc.[/quote]

thanks, that really clears things up.

[quote]ArcaneCocaine wrote:
F=MA

Force = Mass X Acceleration

Acceleration= 9.81 m/s2 (Should be a small 2 I suck at html)[/quote]

that’s right, acceleration, not velocity

Jesus, physics must be hard.

Yeah, steroids are in differnt concentrations and they will give a mg per ml. Or in the case of pills will give a mg per pill. Use this to decide dosage. And you might want to find out which roids compnaies over/underfill theres. It could make a big difference.

You think you’re getting 1000mg and end up with 700 :confused:

I’m not even gonna TOUCH this post…

…wait a sec, I just did!

TWICE! Aaargh!

[quote]MassNutrition wrote:
I’m not even gonna TOUCH this post…[/quote]

good cause its dead, the question was answered.

thanks everyone for the help

I’m still not sure what the question was.

MY question would be, why do you think you’re getting a t-shirt for these posts?

It sounded good at the time.