Inj.spot: Calves vs. Quads!?
I've been around all of the post done on "injection", but can't seem to find, what I was looking for, so here goes:
What would the major difference be in shooting up your calves than your quards? Of course I know, that quards are a MUCH larger muscle and you walk around all day using primarily your quads, BUT you also use your calves as synergetic muscles to your quads!
How much would these to spots differ, when thinking of effect and lenght before the effect kicks in?
There are some smart guys in here... please let me know, what u think - even if you have some medical studies about this perspective?
Well... here is my take..
I much rather Quad injections because of two main things:
1. I can easily inject 3cc's in my quads, vs 2 cc's at most on the calves
2. calf injections, in my case, are usually VERY painful..
I also tend to believe that after injecting the stress put in the calf while walking bothers you more than on the quads...
As for the effects, I haven't seen anything that shows better absorbtion on one place or the other... remember that in both cases we are talking about intra-muscular injections; and that is what really counts...
JB. and Saint... bitches! ;o) D
I can't feel a thing... but for sure it depends what kinda ester, we're talking about -> all short esters can be painful in every muscle (and even more in the little muscles such as calves, biceps, triceps, pecs and so on) - all because of less activity then for example our quads, which we're using everytime we stand or walk (even sitting to a surten extent).
This is also kinda my point... when IM-injections (of course! S) in our calves vs. quads, does this by any chance decrease the effekt of the drug? Does it interfere with the halftime (how fast before the drug starts working - I might be putting this the wrong way because of my way of translating from danish to english?) How much would IM-injecting into the calves delay the drug from getting into our bloodstream and into our other muscles vs. when IM-injecting into the quads?
And so on in that same categori...
BTW BIG THX to everyone commenting on this so far ;o)!
No I dont think you are correct in your assumptions. For a start you use the calf muscle everytime you walk, just as you use the quad (and almost every other muscle for stability and balance). Blood supply to the calves is pretty good too (more slow twitch fibres). I remember reading a few studies on effectiveness of IM injections in different muscles. I believe delts were the most efficacious. Regardless, the differences in depot release had minimal effect on halflife. If you like injecting in your calves, keep doing it.
you probably saw the minto study and it demonstrated in a limited sense that glute injections were significantly more effective than delt injections. It also demonstrated some other effects of bolus size and injection sites, do a search on minto and you will find it. I think most find calf injections more painful than quad. quads are my favorite site although i rotate between quads, delts, tris, glutes, and lats. Obviously some have no problems with calf injections and that being so i see nor reason not to rotate them in. Personally the differences in injection efficiency and sites is small enough that i do not factor that into my site selection.