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Post Cycle Therapy


After a cycle, we have one goal: to hold onto the gains we made during the cycle. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done, because the levels of various hormones and other substances that were circulating around your body during the cycle (huge amounts of testosterone, insulin-like growth factor, growth hormone, and lower amounts of muscle-wasting glucocorticoids) are now changing. Sadly, they are making way for lower amounts of the hormones we want for building muscle, and higher amounts of the catabolic ones. What needs to be done, as quickly as possible, is to get your body to begin production of your own natural anabolic hormones, and produce less of the catabolic ones. Unfortunately, your body has other plans

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									Post Cycle Therapy (PCT)
With this PCT, there will be a rapid increase in LH, FSH, and testosterone, as well as almost a complete
block on all the factors that could be causing your natural hormones to be delayed in returning to
baseline. For this reason, I feel that the second your cycle is over is when you should start this PCT (a
week after your last shot, or the day after your last pill is fine). Remember, waiting for some of the extra
androgens you’ve been taking to leave your body is nonsensical, as we want to start recovery as soon as
possible to retain maximum gains. There is no evidence to suggest waiting any length of time after your
cycle is over will increase PCT effectiveness…it simply prolongs the time you aren’t doing anything positive
to regain your natural hormones. And how long do we run this for? Well…we need to stop the HCG
relatively soon for reasons discussed earlier. But the Nolvadex, and Aromasin can be used for awhile
longer. Ideally, we’d be getting weekly blood work, but we could also get it done monthly, and just
running this PCT until we see our natural hormones restored…but weekly bloodwork isn’t really an option
for most of us. Failing the option of monitoring recovery with blood-work, I’m going to give you my best
thoughts on the time you should be running your PCT. It’s important to note I haven’t discussed nutrition
or other compounds that may be beneficial…this is because in this article, I am primarily concerned with
the restoration of hormonal function, nothing else. And with no further delays, here are my
recommendations for PCT:

      Week Nolvadex                    HCG                   Aromasin             Vitamin E
          1 20mgs/day                  500iu/day             20mgs/day            1,000iu/day
             2 20mgs/day               500iu/day             20mgs/day            1,000iu/day
             3 20mgs/day               500iu/day             20mgs/day            1,000iu/day
             4 20mgs/day                                     20mgs/day
             5 20mgs/day
             6 20mgs/day

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