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Post Cycle Clomid Body Building

Body building is a sport that endeavors to change the body muscles of the participant into a more visually appealing structure. Oftentimes body builders will seek out medications or drugs that might help them to ‘bulk up’ or increase the muscle mass artificially.

Clomid body building is a medication that is sometimes used for post cycle therapy (PCT).

Clomid is the generic name for Clomiphene citrate which is a synthetic form of estrogen. The FDA approved use for Clomid is to induce ovulation in women who have low fertility.

Most of the steroids commonly used by body builders to bulk their muscles, especially the androgens, cause the body to shut down production of testosterone.

The body receives an abnormal amount of testosterone and it shuts down it’s own production. When a body builder finishes a cycle of androgenic steroids the natural testosterone level will be near zero.

The concern of Clomid body building is that when coming off of the androgen steroids the body will be thrown into a catabolic state because of the lack of it’s own production of testosterone.

This catabolic state will literally use the muscle tissue, that was just gained by use of the anabolic steroids, to burn for nutrition.

The theory behind using Clomid body building is that the medication Clomid will stimulate the hypothalamus to release gonadotrophic hormones.

Through this feedback mechanism the hormones stimulate the testicles to secrete testosterone. This results in an increase of the body’s own testosterone production, raising the blood levels and minimizing the muscle loss.

Others believe that the Clomid will just block the inhibition of estrogen to achieve similar results.

Clomid body building does not stimulate the release of natural testosterone but rather works on reducing the estrogen inhibition caused by the steroid cycle.

Some heavy androgen steroid users advocate the use of a small burst of Clomid mid-cycle of steroids but it can be difficult to say if they see any benefit because of the amount of steroids in use.

Clomid body builders attempt to determine the correct time to begin Clomid use depending upon the type of steroid and the cycle length being used. If the Clomid is taken too quickly then there are no benefits and if taken too late then the catabolic muscle loss would have already begun.

The use of Clomid during the post cycle stage of androgen steroid use is popular among the body building crowd. Clomid has been used successfully and safely in women to promote ovulation.

Although steroid use carries risk, the use of Clomid in the post cycle stage appears to have a lower risk profile and may help to decrease the side effects that happen to body builders when their body’s no longer have necessary testosterone.

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postheadericon Bodybuilding Training For The Working Man

Someone trying to gain muscle may see bodybuilding training routines that call for 6 or 7 days a week in the gym and believe that is the only way to build muscles.  There are people that thrive on this type of training but it is not totally necessary.  There is a time in peoples lives where they simply can’t make it to the gym due to career or family obligations.


If you find it difficult to commit to training at least 4 days a week, can you commit to 2 or 3 days?  If finding time to train is difficult, here are a couple routines that call for 2 and 3 days a week.  It might not be the most optimal way to train, but there are people that train in this fashion and make great gains.


Three Days a Week


You can’t always gauge effective bodybuilding training routines based on their frequency.  In this routine, we are going to split the training days by body part.  We are going to train legs on day 1, chest/shoulders/triceps/ on day 2, and back/biceps on day 3.  You can train on any 3 non consecutive days like Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday.  Only working sets are listed below.  Be sure to perform warm up sets with lighter weights prior to your working sets.


Monday: Legs


Squat: 3 sets of 8-10 repetitions (3×8-10)

Leg Press: 4×10

Lunges: 3×10

Stiff Legged Deadlift: 3×10

Leg Curl: 4×10

Calves: 4×15

Abs: 3×20


Wednesday: Chest, Shoulders, Triceps


Bench Press: 3×8-10

Close Grip Bench: 3×6-8

Incline Dumbbell: 3×10

Seated Military Dumbbell: 4×10

Dumbbell Flyes: 3×10

Cable Pushdowns: 3×10

Abs: 3×20




Bent Over Rows: 4×8-10

T-Bar Rows: 3×8-10

Barbell Shrugs: 4×12-15

Pulldowns: 4×10

Preacher Curl: 4×8-10

Dumbbell Curls: 3×10

Abs: 3×20


Two Days A Week


It’s rare that you see bodybuilding training routines that call for only two days a week.  Surprisingly, there are weight lifters that enjoy this type of routine and say they made better gains with this type of training.  If you really don’t have time to workout or have recovery issues, this routine is for you.  Since, we are trying to fit a lot of work in a small amount of time, this routine will have very few isolation exercises.  To make this work, we need to perform big multi-joint exercises that targets large amounts of muscle.  This routine should be performed three days apart such as Monday/Thursday, Tuesday/Friday, Wednesday/Saturday.




Squat: 3×6-8

Stiff Legged Deadlift: 3×8

Bent Over Rows: 3×8-10

Military Press: 3×8

Pushdowns: 4×10

Calves: 3×15

Abs: 3×20




Deadlift: 3×5

Leg Press: 3×8

Bench Press: 3×6-8

Pulldowns: 3×10

Curls: 3×8

Calves: 3×15

Abs: 3×20




There are advantages to infrequent workouts.  They don’t consume a large part of your schedule therefore you shouldn’t miss many workouts.  They allow your body to recover from intense training so you should be fresh for each workout.  Also, if you play other sports, you can work on conditioning and skill training for your sport on other days.




The main disadvantage is that each body part won’t get the attention it needs.  Since time is limited, you can only hit a body part with a limited number of sets.  Also, the exercises that occur later in the routine won’t be trained with a lot of intensity because you are fatigued from the exercises you did earlier in the session.

postheadericon BEGINNING BODYBUILDING: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BUILDING MUSCLE with Mike O’Hearn, Clark Bartram and Jonathan Lawson (2010)


Beginning Bodybuilding is a complete start-to-finish guide to building muscle. This information-packed video includes: complete break-in, beginner and intermediate body-building programs with live-action demonstrations of every exercise and how to use them for best target-muscle stimulation, plus the common errors to avoid. The DVD also includes a how-to segment on setting up a basic home gym (this alone is worth the price of the video!). Easy-to-follow workout itineraries (for (more…)