This was a great article–thanks Leigh.
I have a subclinical thyroid levels and very low estrogen and protegesterone; my doctor thinks I might have hypopituatary. My gain of 15 lbs was not budging EXCEPT for in the last month I’ve been following the recommendations from the podcast to lower training intensity (I now do lots of walking, no more long elliptical sessions and high-intesity aerobics classes) and follow the OPT resistance workouts, which I get in about 3 days a week. I’ve been doing TONNES of stretching and foam rolling, which is pretty revolutionary for me, because I’ve had chronically tight, bulky muscles forever.
I’ve also been cycling 5 days low and 2 day high (1150-1250 cals; 1850-1950 cals, respectively) and keep my macros in line. Like Lara, I find that this has helped HUGELY with compliance. Big time.
Is there anything to worry about?
Yes there is. In fact, if you abuse the use of fat burners then there is certainly a lot to be worried about. You would be preparing yourself for side-effects which could be short-term, long-term, reversible or irreversible. Sounds horrifying? It is intended to be so because unless you use these things under proper guidance of an expert or medical practitioner, you are making a good case of what not to do. There have been cases in the past when people go to extremes in their desperation and suffer from side-effects. It is generally not the product that has to be blamed but the greed of the user for overnight success.
Whether you’re cutting or bulking, meeting your goals and experiencing the full potential of your Trenbolone results is certainly exciting. At this point, you will need to use some post-cycle therapy to ensure you can keep those gains. Remember that because Tren is a derivative of testosterone, it binds to the same receptors. When this happens, your body no longer produces testosterone naturally. If you simply end your cycle and fail to account for this lack of testosterone, your Trenbolone results will likely be short-lived. The symptoms of low testosterone include everything from erectile dysfunction to fat gain and even muscle loss – the exact opposite of what you worked so hard to achieve.