Forgot to mention, today being start of week 3 - I upped my Osta to 25mg. I was feeling great on the 12.5 but all advised after 2 weeks (for female) bump it up. So I am.
Good call. 25mg is where it really starts to shine. Very nice results so far, and going into the coming weeks is where things really start to get interesting. Thank you for the detailed updates. Keep them coming!
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I take bcaas during my workouts and usually have about 6-8g.Thanks RickRock! Appreciate the support. Any input on my BCAA question. Counting them as protein source? How many grams?
just read through this log and I think the hot flash issue is def caused by a flux in ur thyroid my wife had the same shit they actually radiated hers a couple of years back she gained about 30 lbs or so. got on sarms not serious the first cycle but had energy the 2nd cycle was serious about diet and training and killed it she went from 168 to 135 within 14 weeks and has maintained it for the last few months.
your log is awesome and your progress will continue to get better and better you are in week 4 and you could go another 12 lol you are going to kill this shit you got it the thing is to keep it simple don't over think it done over weigh but keep looking in the mirror and you know what is working and what doesn't work for you ie bloating etc. i look forward to reading this and some progress pics if you want to share but we will all take your word for it if you don't lol keep killing it and keep loggin i am reading
Awesome update!! Glad to see you progressing. I typically work out 5 days a week. Steady state cardio (30 min) early afternoon either walking running or rowing, finishing with abs. In the evening I lift. I stick with chest/back (m), legs (tues), off wed night, thur (shoulders), Friday (chest back) sat legs. After each lifting session I do another 20- 30 min of either hiit cardio or steady state elliptical trainer.
The more hiit I add in the more fat I seem to lose. Maybe you can try sprinting for 20-30 seconds then walking for 2 min, then sprinting again. Don't be afraid to Mix up your cardio.
excellent work... yes, its time to bump to 25 mg... always remember in this instance that the scale means basically jack shit... like you said, your waistline is down, you can see your rib cage again etc... your accomplishing what most dream of and just cannot do and thats gaining muscle while dropping body fat... thats awesome work! keep it up, your on a roll!
This is Week 4 - Day 2 at my end.
WEEK 3 - DOWN
Trained 8 days in a row with one active rest day in there and one double cardio day only.
Macros remain about the same. Avg daily cals seem to be closer to 1250-1300 this week.
Avg. Daily burn: 680 cals/day. (HR doesn't go up as fast as earlier on)
Avg. about 1 gallon of water/day. Sometimes more.
I have increased miles walking/jogging and biking all this week. I set weekly increments as goals for cardio distance.
My lifts are stronger, weight is increasing as are my sets.
Scale dipped down 4 lbs from last week - so all and all with that it hovers around the same starting weight. (2 lbs under but it's inconsistent)
Apparently in the past two weeks I've lost 8 more inches? I measured this twice to see if I was off. So this is pretty cool. I don't, however see it in the photos but I do in the mirror. Can't explain that one.
Energy -- Has been amazing!
Strength: Still improving!
Endurance/Cardio: Check and check. My only downfall is I want to go longer with very high incline hills and jog/runs but I have a foot injury that wants to keep coming back. New shoe or a proper orthotic that has never been successful is in order.
I trained with my bro over the holidays who is ripped and crazy strong and also using his own stack of SARMS and says I train like a beast! lol He'll be done and I tell him I still have to do cardio. He'll say: "More? You're doing more?" lol
The Negatives update:
Sleep is a little better after trying melatonin.
That knee issue I haven't noticed this week!
I want to do another week much like the last since nothing seems to be 'broken' or plateaued. My idea of double sessions hasn't been happening yet and I want to add a session of Yoga or cardio to a different part of the day, so if it isn't this week it will be by week 5.
I am contemplating a slight shift in the training split by week 5 by doing 3 heavy days and 2-3 circuit style/higher volume days. More compound movements, less rest and I need to incorporate ab/core. I can see the muscle gains but I'd like to see how to manipulate that fat loss and 'leaning out' appearance even faster. I'm not very tall, my limbs are shorter and I can feel stocky when I'm adding muscle with this much fat. I don't see that quite yet, I like what the ostarine is doing with that. Any suggestions as usual, I will take!
From what my bro says, he's seeing things change for me even in a few days (and he'd be the last to just give a complement in that area!) and as all of you have said and he said as well - i'm not even in the threshold of it yet.
Happy Holidays to everyone!!
i completely understand... look at it this way... the scale is your friend when your trying to add size... however when your going for fat loss, its definitely not because muscle weighs more than fat and the more muscle you have the more fat you lose... so, like you said, the tape measure does not lie and thats what you always need to keep in mind... I KNOW its hard, trust me, but you8 have to keep your mentality there! your doing awesome! keep it up!Thanks Dylan! I Know...damn that scale. lol I just want to see it crack under the 150 mark but the tape measure can't lie so something's working.
Absolutely correct. I never rely on the scale anymore with lifting. Weight loss is one thing but fat loss and building muscle is completely different.i completely understand... look at it this way... the scale is your friend when your trying to add size... however when your going for fat loss, its definitely not because muscle weighs more than fat and the more muscle you have the more fat you lose... so, like you said, the tape measure does not lie and thats what you always need to keep in mind... I KNOW its hard, trust me, but you8 have to keep your mentality there! your doing awesome! keep it up!