So I’ve been cutting for nearly 4 weeks on an ec stack. Using ERASE, as my cortisol blocker once a day.
Everything was going great I had a pretty nice pre-sixpack going on. Then all of a sudden the next week I had not even an outline of my abs and I still weighed the same (181.5)
My only thoughts are
Cortisol levels got too high from the caffeine and heavy lifting and began to tear at me.
I also started doing cardio and eating the same amount of carbs/calories as I did previously… Which leads me to assume I was way below 500 below maintenance making my body store whatever I got in.
I had a cheat weekend and it destroyed me in 2 days.
What do you guys think went wrong?[/quote]
Oh man same exact thing happened to me but I’m gonna pick 1 and 2 because my carb up weekends weren’t even that high in overall calories and i swear i got fatter the past two weeks. Like you I was killing myself with higher volume high intensity low rep workouts and started doing too much low intensity cardio. My sleep was horrible probably from super high stress hormones to the point I was getting up 5-6 times a night to piss.
By the way how do you feel about Erase, is it effective?[/quote]
@as I’m very prone to this as well.I have to keep a close eye on things when training hard,stress with work,sleep,HIT cardio etc.These things can have a huge impact on the way I look and feel in a short period of time.[/quote]
Yea, i actually found out it was water related. I started upping my sodium intake not knowing it would cause that. Even worse, i stopped taking salt, not knowing it would be better if i kept taking it to get used to the intake amount. Now I’m on higher salts.