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Thread: T3 powerlifting ( maintaining strength and muscle?

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    T3 powerlifting ( maintaining strength and muscle?

    I am currently training for a powerlifting meet . And maintaining weight at 2500 calories.

    I weigh around 179-180 pounds. height is 5'6.

    Whenever I try to drop my calories down further , I struggle to diet and my strength / recovery gets affected .

    I need to drop down more weight to get to my weight class , but I’m not sure what to do . Should I drop calories and feel like crap ? Or add cardio ( won’t the added cardio affect my overall lifts )

    What about adding t3 ?
    Woukd that mean I can drop weight while maintaining the current calorie intake ? ( using 250 mg tren a week ; nothing else )

    I have heard t3 also is bad for strength . and could break down overall tissue.
    Is that a problem if I keep my protein intake high as well? ( 300 grams plus)

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    Without test t3 will eat your muscles slap up

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    i have read that tren suppresses thyroid and u need to add t3 to it?

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    even if your using tren 250?

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    Hardly anyone uses t3. It's too catabolic . I don't use it with tren or anything for that matter.just eat cleaner In go into a 500 calorie deficit n you should be fine

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    Using T3 as a powerlifter is about the worst thing you can do considering your muscle mass and strength will suffer as a result of catabolism.

    You will retain far more strength and size dieting properly in a caloric defecit. I'd also add in something like gw to help you lose the fat

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    im in full agreement with everyone else... t3 is the complete opposite end of the spectrum on what you want to be using in your circumstance... i would not even consider using it... gw501516, as rick pointed out, would be far and away the best option




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    yeah, i have been reading about GW since last night. I think thats what I want to go ahead with.

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    very curious though. How does t3 really work?
    I know a lot of powerlifters/bodybuilders use it while bulking.

    I see no sense of using it on a cut from what im reading so far ( might loose strength).

    But why would someone use it on a bulk if you can loose strength , Or it the strength loss just because of being in a calorific deficit.
    Can it be useful for a powerlifter/performance athlete on a bulk ( can it negatively impact strength gains?)

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    Using T3 on a bulk just allows you to overeat without getting fat. Your body will burn dietary protein and fat as energy.

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