Saturday, April 4, 2015

Food-Supplements-Pharmaceuticals-Steroids-GH and Peptides: The hierarchy of BodyBuilding essentials.

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This is me on my first ever cycle of testosterone after 10 years of training. Though I took it only in medicinal doses for my osteoporosis and not in dosages required for bodybuilding. 
Since a million people keep asking this, I thought I should post it out here itself.

IF YOU WANT TO BUILD A COMPETITIVE PHYSIQUE, THE SEQUENCE OF IMPORTANCE, KEEPING TRAINING AS A  CONSTANT, IS AS FOLLOWS:

FOOD - SUPPLEMENTS - PHARMACEUTICALS - STEROIDS - GH and PEPTIDES.

Never ever jump the order. It will never be worth it. And even though I have mentioned it above itself, I repeat again - TRAINING and REST AND RECOVERY IS A CONSTANT. It is an inseparable part of the equation. I have come across trainers and coaches who in order to make a quick buck or to show extreme results, jump the gun and skip the order of ths hierarchy - often at the cost of their trainee's health and wellbeing, not to mention, their financial wellbeing as well.

Remember, even before you consider all this, you need to consider an ROI. A return on Investment. 

How much money are you making and how much can you make and how much will this eventually cost you? 

Can you afford it as a lifestyle or only as a one time thing?

Can you afford to go wrong and face a side-effect and pay for that too?

Remember, once you go beyond the pharmaceutical stage, the stakes only get higher. So you always have to keep a risk to returns ratio in mind. Its called being grounded. And it makes a hell of a difference.

Coming to the hierarchy:

1. FOOD COMES FIRST.

2. WHEN FOOD ALONE CANNOT COMPLETE YOUR BODY's NUTRITIONAL NEEDS, ADD SUPPLEMENTS.

3. WHEN YOUR TRAINING EXCEEDS YOUR BODY's CAPACITY TO RECOVER DESPITE ADDING IN FOOD AND SUPPLEMENTS, USE PHARMACEUTICAL AIDS TO AID DIGESTION, ABSORPTION, BMR and BLOOD FLOW AND NUTRIENT TRANSPORT.

4. BEYOND THAT POINT, YOU MIGHT CONSIDER STEROIDS. Even here, don't jump to complicated cycles. Keep a progression in mind. And you will need enough downtime between cycles to recover and asses how your body reacts to a certain steroid.

5. AND THEN and only AFTER PLATEAUING OUT EVEN ON STEROIDS, DO CONSIDER ADDING IN GH. BECAUSE THE SIDE-EFFECTS OF GH taken in effective dosages are way more compared to anything else. 2 iu of gh will only give you lipolytic benefits. To have an anabolic advantage you will have to exceed 6-10 IU a day.
AND THAT'S BLOODY EXPENSIVE. IN COST - FINANCIAL AS WELL AS PHYSICAL.

PS for the common people: THIS IS ONLY FOR COMPETITIVE PHYSIQUES. PEOPLE WHO DO NOT AIM FOR COMPETITIVE PHYSIQUES NEED TO READ THIS. AND YES, IT IS NOT 'HEALTHY' - but neither is racing motorbikes or drinking alcohol. Im not a bodybuilder, i train for fitness. But i do understand that Bodybuilding is a sport of passion - and that it is not for everyone. So don't judge the ones who do.

PPS: I will try and do a video on the importance of this anabolic hierarchy soon. 

UPDATE:
Needless to say, this unleashed a mini storm on social media, but some points were valid and need to be added here. So posting off from my FB page here:

  • Pushkaraj S Shirke PS for the common people: THIS IS ONLY FOR COMPETITIVE PHYSIQUES. PEOPLE WHO DO NOT AIM FOR COMPETITIVE PHYSIQUES NEED TO READ THIS. AND YES, IT IS NOT 'HEALTHY' - but neither is racing motorbikes or drinking alcohol. Im not a bodybuilder, i train for fitness. But i do understand that Bodybuilding is a sport of passion - and that it is not for everyone. So don't judge the ones who do.
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  • Ashim Matthan You have to make the drugs work for you. Not the other way around where you become enslaved to the chemical.
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  • Pushkaraj S Shirke Ashim Matthan amen. i recntly met a huge bunch of people who have been utter beginners and have been pushed into complex roid cycles and GH when their basic nutrition is also not on track - neither are their finances. so i just had to write this article.
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  • Ashim Matthan Yes. Plus, if you really want to do it right you have to train consistently for 10 years with good nutrition and supplementation (as per your pyramid order of importance) in a consistent regular and progressive manner before you can really get the benefits of any of these roids and super chemicals.
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  • Pushkaraj S Shirke yep. or atleast be past that age where the sideeffects wont matter as much. for eg a 40-50 year old attempting to get competitive.
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  • Ashim Matthan True. Better than some half informed kid who's 25 up to his eye balls in roids because his cool trainer told him to do it.
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  • Aditya Kulthe Yes sir me also facing this problem in Nashik city some trainers directly told to take steroids for fitness or for looking cool...and that's why that kids didn't believe on exercise...and didn't workout... 
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  • Vishal Zaveri Well Pushkaraj S Shirke I have been ur frnds& follower since may be a year, this is the 1st time am seeing a genuine, un-sadistic blog/article from ur side which has no extra sauce topping over it. Its a very honest & psych/tech correct article. I have...See More
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  • Vishal Zaveri Accha & one more thing abt ur last article abt oly lifts potraying Vivek.Singh as a pic model & terming it as a flawless lift,,,,,,? ; the second pull in Snatch should never be so high that it crosses ur mid-chest. pls review Viveks photo again to ever term it flawless. Sry for pin pointing boss.
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  • Vishal Zaveri Humari Tapasya hume itni Taquat dila saqti hai ki hum aasmano pe udd sakte, magar kabhi na bhulo dost hum insaan hai basera toh zameen par hi mukararr hai.. Pls dont miss-und my hyper views kya karu passionate hu.
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  • Pushkaraj S Shirke Well u clearly haven't followed me enough then. Go through my blogs. Its free. 
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  • Pushkaraj S Shirke And btw,viveks lift is a high pull and not a snatch. In a snatch the bar will never leave the hand. I suggest you apply for the master trainers course at K11 for a deeper insight into lifts if you are genuinely interested in them. Cheers.
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  • Vishal Zaveri Boss lekin woh high pull ka matlab hi qua joh snatch ki taraf targeted na ho,, otherwise its simply a upright row. pls explain me why would a person practice a high pull,, its a power technique..!
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  • Vishal Zaveri Boss aapke joh master trainers hai woh mere juniors reh chuke hai. Am not against K-11 campain but honesty should not be lost..
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  • Pushkaraj S Shirke They must have been your juniors, but they have clearly surpassed you if you think that a highpull is the initiating movement of a 'snatch'. Please learn your lifts before arguing. I will not comment on this any further. You can use google to know how massively mistaken you are.
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  • Vishal Zaveri Then Sir please explain Me what is a 'High pull' used for & its benifits. And ur date of birth aswell.
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  • Vishal Zaveri SIR AM WAITING FOR A COMPLEX REPLY. BUT PLS Post ur birth year aswell..
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  • Pushkaraj S Shirke For this ^^guy. Go home. Learn atleast your basics before you argue with me. Or please remove yourself from my timeline. Your ignorance is hilarious. But i like to keep serious topics serious.
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  • Rupesh Kamble Aren't pharmaceuticals and steroids same ?
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  • Pushkaraj S Shirke Rupesh Kamble not all pharmaceuticals are steroids. Steroids are a category of pharmaceuticals.
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  • Ashim Matthan There are super chemicals that make steroids look like whey.
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  • Rupesh Kamble Could u please give eg of pharmaceuticalswhich don't fall under steroids category
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  • Pushkaraj S Shirke Clen, ephedrine, dnp are simple examples of pharmaceuticald used for increasing BMR artificially and shredding fat. Then there are those used for enhancing performance, improving digestion, and aiding faster recovery. There are also anabolic pharmaceuticals that dont fall under the category of steroids as Ashim Matthan correctly pointed out.
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