Winstrol will also drastically reduce HDL cholesterol levels and increase LDL levels which will bump up your blood pressure. Testosterone levels won’t shut down completely from taking winny, but some bodybuilder like to combine it with testosterone because your natty production of test will be low after your cycle. To prevent yourself from experiencing low T, it’d be ideal to run testosterone as your coming off winstrol to keep this muscle-building hormone high. This will also help cement your gains, helping you hang on to the muscle you’ve gained on winny.
My protein intake was always in excess of 2 grams per pound of bodyweight each day, and carbs were twice that. If you're thinking I got fatter than the WWF's Rikishi on this meal plan, you're wrong. My attitude was that because I was training so hard and using the drugs, everything I ate turned into muscle, and this belief proved true. I went from 210 at the start of the cycle to 232 at the end, with no loss in definition. I wasn't ripped by any means, but I was in pretty hard condition with veins popping out on the chest and front delts, and the abs visible but blurry. I've also seen dozens of other bodybuilders successfully employ the "gluttonous pig strategy" while on gear.
He came up with it after years of studying steroid users in Boston-area gyms and comparing them not just to non-steroid users in the same gyms, but also to bodybuilders from different eras. For a 1995 study, Pope and his coauthors estimated the FFMIs of Mr. America winners from 1939 to 1959, before steroids were readily available. The group includes future B-movie star Steve Reeves, whose physique was so iconic that he was name-checked in The Rocky Horror Picture Show . The average FFMI was . (One of the highest was George Eiferman, Mr. America 1948, with a FFMI. His upper body was later the model for George of the Jungle, a 1960s cartoon character.) Even today, with all we’ve learned about training and nutrition, an FFMI in the mid 20s is still considered the ceiling for natural bodybuilders. Anything above 26 or 27 is suspect.