The Gainskeeper Formula
The inevitable problem that all athletes face when coming off of a cycle of
androgenic anabolic steroids is keeping the gains they've worked so hard to
attain. Many experts have spent a great deal of time addressing this situation
and attempting to find a solution. After a great deal of research and working
with bodybuilders, I feel I have come up with the most effective solution to
date. By examining other's techniques and results I have been able to determine
what is most likely to work for the average bodybuilder using steroids. I am by
no means saying this is the be all to end all of recovery formula's or that I am
an expert in the medical field. I am simply offering an effective solution to
the most common problem all athlete's experience after a cycle.
What needs to be recognized is that there is not one or two problems that need
to be addressed, but several, which all act synergistically or together. By
solving all of these problems together, the chances of increased performance are
greatly increased in your favor. The key is all in the timing of the execution.
The human body is a very complex mechanism and when the timing is right,
maintaining the increase in muscle mass is easy.
The first problem is to restore the hypothalamo-hypophysial
testicular axis to normal after having been suppressed from the
exogenous testosterone intake. Those athletes who use the weaker compounds that
have little effect on the endogenous levels of testosterone can use this formula
as well to further increase their gains. The actual actions by which we will use
to raise endogenous testosterone production are beyond the scope of this report,
but can be found in most University biology text books or by simply reading a
copy of the World Anabolic Review. These will give you a better understanding of
what we are attempting to do here.
The second major problem that the athlete will face is a substantial increase
the bodies own endogenous level of cortisone. These levels are extremely high
when taking steroids, yet remain deactivated while on the juice as the receptors
are blocked by the steroid molecules. This is what gives steroids their
anti-catabolic effect. However, when the intake of steroids ceases, the
receptors are suddenly freed and the unusually high levels of cortisone are free
to break down muscle tissue. Thus, the high levels of cortisol must be reduced
to normal levels in a very short time. Since we all know that creatine
monohydrate is very effective in maintaining strength and creatine phosphate
stores, it is highly recommended that you maintain a high dose of 30 grams per
day for at least the duration of this formula.
Assuming you are coming off of an eight or ten week cycle, you should have
started tapering the doses down in the last two or three weeks. This allows the
body to return to normal levels much more evenly. Let's say that the start of
each week is Monday. On the Monday of the seventh week in an eight week cycle,
begin taking 25mg a day of mesterolone, otherwise known as Proviron. Proviron is
a synthetic androgen that also acts as an anti-aromatase. When the intake of
steroids ceases, the bodies own androgen levels are very low, yet the estrogen
levels are still very high. This shifts the androgen to estrogen ratio in favor
of the estrogens spelling bad news for the user. Proviron keeps the ratio in
favor of the androgens without effecting the natural production of testosterone,
thereby adding to spermatogenisis. This double action drug begins to reduce the
amount of estrogen in the body by preventing the aromatization of testosterone
to estrogen so that possible gyno, water retention and female pattern fat
distribution may be avoided. It will also give the body a much harder look.
We also wish to deal with the increased cortisone levels at this time so that we
may begin to bring them down before the end of the cycle. This can be
accomplished by the intake of 800mg of Phosphatidylersine per day. There has
been a great deal of controversy as to whether or not this supplement actually
works. I feel that it has little effect on normal levels of cortisol in the
body, but will work very well on reducing elevated levels after the
discontinuance of steroids. It should be noted that the use of aminoglutethimide
or Cytadren is NOT recommended. Cytadren may be anti-estrogenic, but it also
inhibits the bodies own production of androgens, which is exactly what we don't
want at this time. There are also complex negative-feedback mechanisms which
must be dealt with individually.
The eighth week of the cycle is when critical timing begins. This is the last
week of the intake of the steroids and when the body realizes what is starting
to happen. On the Monday of this week, increase the dosage of the Proviron to
50mg a day. At this time, we also want to introduce the use of a little known
drug by the name of Cyclofenil. Cyclofenil is an estrogen that act's as an
anti-estrogen and as stimulant for the body to produce more testosterone.
Cyclofenil acts in a very similar manner to Nolvadex in that it does not block
the aromatization of testosterone, but occupies the estrogen receptors in the
body so that the stronger estrogens cannot become active. Cyclofenil should be
taken once a day at a dose of 100mg. We also want to begin to prepare the blood
for the following week. We have to make sure the blood has enough raw material
in the way of steroid intermediates for the testes to increase testosterone
production. To do this, we start taking 250mg of DHEA a day, starting on the
Friday of week 8.
The ninth week is the most critical time of the cycle. This is where things get
interesting. On the Monday, up the dosage of Cyclofenil to 200mg a day, but keep
the Proviron and DHEA at their respective doses. On the Thursday we want to
inject 5000 IU's of *** to stimulate the Leydig's cells to produce more
testosterone. Any more than this will overload the system and convert more to
estrogen. On the Friday we want to start the intake of clomiphene citrate or
Clomid. Clomid stimulates the entire hypo testicular axis to produce more test
and at a faster rate. We want to start with 100mg a day.
In the tenth week of our formula we continue with all dosages at their
respective levels, but we drop the dose of Clomid to 50mg a day on the
Wednesday. By now the testosterone levels in your body should be way up there
and you will feel like you've just hit your second wind. Surges in strength are
not uncommon here.
The eleventh week is where we start to wind everything down. On the Monday we
discontinue the use of the Clomid and the DHEA. We also reduce the dose of
Proviron to 25mg a day and the cyclofenil to 100mg a day. We stop taking the
cyclofenil altogether on Friday. Testosterone levels should be very high,
estrogen levels should be fairly low, and cortisol levels will back to normal
levels. On the Sunday, the last day of the cycle, stop taking everything.
Now would be the time to start a cycle of clenbuterol hydrochloride if you so
wanted. Starting at a dose of 20mcg per day and working up to 80-120mcg,
depending on how much you feel you can take in increments of 20mcg per day. You
will know your limit when the side effects become unbearable, mostly the shaking
and uneasiness. Back off that dose by 20mcg a day and stay with this dose in a
two-on, two-off cycle for 3-6 weeks.
During this time it is important to modify both our training and diet. Since you
will need to reduce your training capacity significantly and give you body time
to readjust itself, I think a simple whole body powerlifting routine is ideal at
this time. It will prevent a loss of strength from the cycle, even increase it,
and not allow you to go into a state of overtraining. Stick to the core compound
movements and limit the number of exercises you perform to 12 or less. This will
challenge you to hit as many body parts as possible with only a few exercises.
Keep the sets low and heavy. This routine also has the benefit of boosting
natural testosterone production from the heavy squats, deadlifts and presses.
Since we are all advanced athletes, we can look back to our diet journals and
determine what our new maintenance calorie level should be. Be sure to use your
lean body mass and not your total mass when determining your new maintenance
level. You might want to add additional protein calories now, about 200-300
extra, but be sure you start with at least 1.5 grams of protein per pound of
bodyweight before you add any.
Some notes to keep in mind when using this formula. Always take a good vitamin
and mineral pack ( this is a given at all times ) and it is a good idea to up
your intake of anti-oxidants in general, and of vitamin C to 3 grams per day in
divided doses. It is a good idea to divide the intake of all substances up into
equal doses in the day to ensure even levels in the blood and to take them all
with fluid after meals. And be sure to drink one hell of a lot of distilled
water during this entire period as your kidneys and liver will be doing overtime
for the duration as well.
That is the whole formula. It is not cheap, nor is it taken lightly. But those
who have invested the time and energy in making the gains will realize that
maintaining them is just as important. Train hard, educate yourself, and best of
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