I believe him. I learned what I know about gear in the late 80s, early 90s & what he proposes was the received wisdom for that era. Have we collectively learned an entirely new way of how hormones work? Maybe but I doubt it. Bottom line is that it worked & I'm running gear again now for 1st time in 20 years & it's working just fine. But of course I'm just a gym rat & not even trying to be a bodybuilder in the strictest sense but the gains are consistent & obvious. And the whole misinfo thing sound like BS. He doesn't care what other people run. Seems more like everyone wants the pros to confirm their own ideas about what's best & if they don't then the pro is a liar. Not exactly a path to learning.
Fluid balance is controlled to the minute and your body will find equilibrium so quick that you won’t even get a chance to visibly see any changes. Well, except for the fact that you are now watery, and to add insult to injury you are also flat! Because you cut water there is simply less water to go around everywhere, including your muscles which are 70% water. Again, there is a fluid balance that you cannot control and it’s more complicated and delicate than just potassium and sodium. Add that to the massive amount of carbs that bodybuilders are throwing in the day of a show and you have a nasty mess of a spillover on your hands. After seeing stage pictures, many competitors in the back of their minds recall a random day three weeks ago at the gym (because they did nothing extreme then) where they looked better than the day of the show. Not only are these kinds of manipulations detrimental to your appearance, they are just not healthy. Sadly it is common for competitors to pass out from the lack of water and become unable to compete when these manipulations are implemented. A few years ago, a now retired IFBB pro had to be hospitalized for this very reason; his potassium levels were so high that he went into heart arrhythmia. Yes, potassium at extreme levels can be very dangerous or even lethal. The final week should be more about fine tuning your appearance, working out the details from weeks previous and you should feel your best. On the days of all my shows, I feel great. I am hydrated and moderately carbed–up, with potassium and sodium at the same levels they have been during my whole prep.
I will be doing one more tested meet in January and then I am considering TRT which will disqualify me from competing natural. I am also 43 and honestly, at a point where I just may give up power-lifting all together, or go with testosterone. We will see…. I need to do more research, which is why I love your blog so much. You have been quiet lately. Um… I personally think anyone who has the audacity to call themselves Alpha-Destiny is a tool regardless of what they do. Also, for the record, I think he looks like shit. Steroids or not, I train with some of the worlds best (and a lot use, a lot don’t. Most of them are pretty honest about it.) and if this guy came into our gym with that name, he would most likely be laughed out of the place. Alpha-Destiny… I would kick my own ass if I went with that name. Sit down little fella… the grown-ups are talking.