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Thought this was a great article on the application of t-3/insulin post cycle....enjoy (taken from AE) .......There are many different types of insulin on the market but I am going to limit our discussion to Humulin ™ R and Humalog ™. These are the two fastest acting insulin types on the market right now. It is of utmost importance to understand the pharmacokinetics of these products before using them in order to avoid diabetic coma. Humulin R starts to work within 30 minutes of subcutaneous injection, its action peaks in 90 minutes and the drug has cleared the body within 4-5 hours. Humalog is faster acting than its counterpart and starts to work almost immediately upon injection, peaks in 30-45 minutes and clears in about 2-3 hours. It is very important to have roughly 10 grams of carbohydrate in the system per International Unit (IU) injected when the drug peaks or you may find yourself in an ER somewhere. The beautiful part about Insulin is that it not only stores carbohydrates in muscle, it also stores protein, and fat which is a negative, but I will deal with how to counteract this later. This means that if we used insulin and had our carbohydrates in our bloodstream along with ample protein and minimal fat that our muscles would be force fed the nutrients needed to grow and recover. I will provide a hypothetical sample of how one might do this in theory after I explain our friend t3. Liothyronine sodium is the chemical name for T3, also known as cynomel, cytomel, etc. This is a thyroid drug used to treat hypothyroidism. It will raise one’s metabolic rate and speed up whatever activity your cells are doing. T3 is also lipolytic, meaning it causes the release of fat for energy due to an increased metabolic rate. Using T3 will speed up the anabolism in the muscle cells caused by insulin and most likely keep fat levels in check. Insulin tends to store fat, T3 will help keep it off while increasing the rate of protein synthesis in your muscle cells induced by insulin. Thyroid hormone is also not without danger. It has side effects such as irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, headache, and possible metabolic disorder. In proper dosages these should not be a problem but one should monitor oneself for any of these problems when using thyroid medication. Also there is a possibility of shutting down your own thyroid output which will cause a rebound effect resulting in fat gain when coming off it. This may or may not happen depending on the dosage used. Using 25mcg. 2 on /1 off does not usually pose a problem for most. Using these hormones together after a cycle of AAS could help one maintain their newfound muscle mass before starting their next cycle or allow a retention of gains before an extended “off” period from AAS. In countries where drugs like these are legal one might use them in the following manner. Week 1: 25 mcg. T3 2 days on 1 day off. Humulin R or Humalog taken upon waking or post workout starting with a low dose (4iu) and slowly bringing it up depending on tolerance to a max of around 12 iu for those who tolerate it well and 8 iu for those who are moderately tolerant. Week 2: 50mcg T3 2 days on/ 1 day off. Humulin R in the morning upon waking(*) and Humalog post-workout. Week 3: Repeat week 3. Week 4: Bring the dosages back down to week 1 levels. Week 5: Off all of it. *Theoretically using insulin in the morning would look something like this. 4-12 iu’s of Humulin R right away in the morning followed by glutamine and a shake within 10 minutes. The shake should contain around 80-100 grams of carbs, 70-80 grams of protein and minimal fats. 50 minutes after taking the Humulin one should eat a breakfast meal consisting of 80 grams of complex carbohydrates and 40-50 grams of quality protein and minimal fat. After this one would continue their normal bodybuilding diet of eating every 2-3 hours. When using Humalog post-workout one would take it right after completing the workout and immediately follow with a large shake containing 120 grams of dextrose or simple sugar, 80 grams or more of protein and minimal if any fat. 40 minutes after the shake one should eat a balanced meal containing ample carbohydrates, protein and minimal fat. Keeping the fat intake minimal for the duration of the insulin action in the body will keep fat storage to a minimum.

BODYBUILDING IS NOT JUST A SPORT BUT A WAY OF LIFE. A COMBINATION OF THE MIND, BODY, AND SOUL. IN A QUEST OF PERFECTION WITHIN ONE'S SELF.


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