Posted by Crescent City on March 18, 1997 at 11:35:57:
I've been reading the board for a while and running through the search engine. I need to ask a question or two to set my own expectations.
First - AS are not as easy to find as I might expect from reading the board. You guys have listed off several different substances for a newbie's first cycle but I sure as hell can't find very much of anything. For my first cycle, I was able to procure 2 50ml bottles of Norandren. The bottles match exactly the description from Dr. Vet of legitimate stuff - so I'm pretty sure the stuff is OK.
I have read through the search engine that Norandren 50 is more likely 30mg/ml than what the bottle actually says. Assuming 30 mg/ml, I started off taking 270mg/week. Through 3 weeks nothing. I increased that to 360mg/week at the end of the 3rd week - still nothing. At week 5 I moved it up to 540mg/week and now at week 7 I've seen some modest strength gains and about a 4lb increase in bodyweight.
I expected more and I expected something sooner than 7 weeks. Was I wrong in expecting that? In fact, I've gotten better gains off of creatine and even kept more after going off the creatine. I know that the Norandren would have been better stacked with something but I had access to nothing else. Now I'm at the end of the 2nd bottle and I'm curious as to what I should be looking for next. I had thought that perhaps I should take some time off but with only two weeks of what seems like progress, I'm not sure that a break is necessary.
BTW - I'm 35 years old, 6'3", 233lbs, about 9-10% bodyfat (calipers), training for 12 years.
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