I was never a powerlifter, but I always wanted to join the 1000-pound club.
For those of you unaware, the ‘club’ is reserved for bodybuilders who are able to lift more than a thousand pounds in total on their bench press, squat and deadlift.
I had dreamed about it since I was a little boy, and now, after almost nine years of lifting, it was time to join the hall of fame.
I couldn’t do it without help, as I was stuck in another plateau imposed by my not-so-great genetics; I was at 270 pounds on the bench press, had 325 pounds on my squat (yeah, my legs are weak) and 355 on deadlift.
I just needed 50 more pounds, 50 damn pounds, nothing more.
Enter Testolone and the key to my success was handed to me on a silver platter.
I honestly didn’t care about my body fat or muscle gain at this point, I was keeping my eye on the birdie. But still, for those of you interested, here are my stats:
28,5 years old, 6’1’’, 225 pounds, 17% body fat (I screwed up here, a year ago I was at a respectable 11,5%, that’s what a bad diet does to you). I usually ate between 2500-2800kcal a day.
For the purposes of this cycle, I decided to consume 3000kcal a day and keep it as clean as possible.
I knew that there was no playing around with Testolone, so I got my stuff from a trusted vendor I’ve been using for a few years.
And this time, I had enough experience with strong SARMs to know better than to forgo taking my blood work.
Here is what my blood levels looked like at the beginning of the cycle:
Total Testosterone: 530 ng/dL
Free Testosterone: 10,6 pg/mL
Luteinizing Hormone (LH): 4.1 mIU/mL
Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FSH): 5,3 mIU/mL
Estradiol: 25.8 pg/mL
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG): 19,9 nmol/L
If you know nothing about the above figures, the important thing to note is that my blood work looks solid and is in a normal, acceptable range for an adult male.
With the blood work paper still folded in my hands, I took a 5mg dose and I have to admit that my hands were shaking.
I never took RAD 140 before and I was a bit scared as I heard a lot of horror stories from some users.
I explained it away by telling myself that they probably had bunk product, but I wasn’t so sure, now that my own body was on the line, it still felt like a risk.
After drinking the liquid mixed with water, I went to the gym and had a normal workout, I didn’t feel any effects whatsoever, except for a strange calm that was sweeping through my entire body.
I woke up on day two feeling energetic and strong like an ox, I was ready to reach those damn 1000 pounds even if it cost me my own damn life.
That’s the kind of sentiment I was having during the entire two weeks.
I immediately felt an increase in strength during my lifts. Remember my 270 pounds on the bench press? I was too ashamed to admit that I could only lift it once and conveniently left that out in the intro.
Now that I was doing it three times in a row without a hitch, I felt confident enough to share it with you guys.
The endurance increase was also noticeable, what used to be an hour-long session turned into almost two hours and I had to drag myself out of the gym as I was just so stoked lifting weights.
I didn’t break any personal records in the first two weeks, but I was getting there.
I knew I was.
While pumping away at the gym, I noticed my vascularity significantly increase and it stayed that way even outside of the training hall.
You should have seen how prominent my veins were, I felt like a real man doing a man’s job, it was awesome!
I didn’t feel any side effects which surprised me quite a lot, but I was a bit more impatient both at the gym and in the real world. I just felt so confident with everything and when it all didn’t pan out in ways I imagined; I would get slightly irritated. This is the only ‘side effect’ I have to report so far.
Besides that, in four weeks, I had gained around four pounds of muscle mass, lost 2,5% of my body fat and put on 15 pounds on my deadlift, 10 pounds on my bench and another 10 pounds on the squat rack. I was only five pounds away from my goal, I was so close to it that it became almost unbearable.
Motivation was significantly increased, as well as energy levels, stamina and libido.
Recovery time seemed to be almost a non-existent term for me. No matter how hard I trained the day before, I would wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go at it again. If I wasn’t hindered by real life, I’m sure that I could’ve technically gone every day to the gym, without stopping.
On day 37 of my log, I joined the 1000-pound club! Hurray for me, as my bench press increased by another five pounds compared to the last week, I just barely made it to 1000lbs in total.
I was so ecstatic with the result that I was smiling like a little baby for the rest of the week. You should have seen the sense of pride and accomplishment I experienced and the gratitude I felt towards RAD 140…
You must know that I’ve plateaued quite hard on my previous figures and just seeing them smashed away into the wind like that, that’s real joy and what life should all be about.
At least that’s how I see it.
I lost another 1,5% of my body fat and gained some muscle mass. I didn’t measure exactly how much, but I could feel my biceps and triceps become a lot sturdier and bigger to the eye, so it was definitely a sizeable increase.
I started feeling slightly suppressed, so I knew it was time to get my blood work done again. I got the results in three long days of waiting, which annoyed me quite a bit, but it is what it is.
Here is what my figures looked like:
Total Testosterone: 340 ng/dL
Free Testosterone: 6,4 pg/mL
LH: 3,7 mIU/mL
FSH: 4,9 mIU/mL
Estradiol: 22,2 pg/mL
SHBG: 9,0 nmol/L
I’m not going to make things too complicated for you, but from this figure we can see that my free and total Testosterone took a dip, as well as my SHBG.
They didn’t decrease by too much and I was still feeling good about myself and my progress, but to say that there was no suppression would be a lie.
The levels of my other three hormones on the list were all reduced by a small amount, but it was nothing significant.
I was contemplating on stopping my cycle prematurely, just five days before the eight-week mark, but decided to see it through anyways.
I did feel a bit lethargic in the last few days, even at the gym, but I managed to push it away with sheer willpower.
I had some Nolvadex on my hands just in case I escaped the cycle with bad suppression, but I decided against using it as the lethargy experienced was negligible and there were no other side effects.
If you’re going to use Testolone, I suggest you pre-prepare your PCT, on the off chance that things go awry. I usually don’t recommend taking SERMs as they have some side effects, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
My irritability also significantly decreased as I stopped taking RAD 140, which means that Testolone made me irritable for some reason?! Just wanted to share that with you guys, so you know what to expect once you go for it.
On the whole, I got what I came for, lost 5% of my body fat in total (on a caloric surplus, mind you!) and gained eight pounds of muscle mass.
I’m writing this thirty days after finishing my cycle and I’m feeling completely normal, the suppression and lethargy are gone, and I kept all of my gains.
If you’re on the fence about taking Testolone, I say go for it; the strength gains are insane, and you’ll love every minute of it!