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My first question is: Does VitaminShoppe 7 DAY DETOX POGRAM MAKES YOU DIARREAH?.

My next question is: I have layed off of weight training for 3 weeks due to my broken ankle. Today, however, I got my cast put on and I headed straight to the gym with my training partner. I was curious as to how much strength I lost so I went through my usual routine and came to realize I had lost along the lines of 30%. I started my PCT last thursday and was worried that because I hadn't trained in so long, it may have not been the smartest idea to train today. Basically what I'm worried about is if.....because I'm in PCT, my test levels are depleted right? And I understand that cortisone is the main hormone in the body during this time? Well, if I worked out to the point of getting sore, there is minimal levels of test in my blood to act on the damaged muscle tissue. Thus cortisone will rush in and actually cause catabolism right? Do you feel that training now (during PCT) after laying off for 3 weeks will ultimately make me lose gains and become weaker?.

Just to give you guys an idea of my extreme ectomorph body-type, get this - I stop training for three weeks and I lost 25lbs!!! From 205lbs. down to 180lbs...

Comments (6)

Thanks for that. I must have missed when you mentioned it before...

Comment #1

Jarman, a couple of points:.

1) Weight training will reduce catabolic hormones and help your natural recovery of T, as well as boosting GH (which will aid recovery)..

2) As long as you keep your workouts relatively sensible, you don't stand to be just burning up muscle (as long as you are getting plenty of food)..

3) The neural adaptations that cause strength increases are semi-permanent, I would not worry about your strength loss..

Train sensibly, don't hurt yourself, be consistent with your diet, and you'll be back to your old weight in no time...

Comment #2

Ali541 - read this as a starter... Post-cycle therapy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia..

Comment #3

The neural adaptations that cause strength increases are semi-permanent, I would not worry about your strength loss..

Very true which is why using strength increase as a marker for a newbie makes no sense. 80% of all strength gains are caused by neural adaption...

Comment #4

Without gonig over old ground too much, I loose a sh*t load of weight and strength. so i'd recomend pct if you wanna minimise this...

Comment #5

Bodyworks, I'm surprised you don't follow a course with PCT. This is a very different approach from what I'm used to reading regarding cycles. Doesn't it bother you to lose all that strength and size that you had gained while on gear...?..

Comment #6

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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