Okay, here's my findings after one week:
Up by 7lbs. Obviously, not all of it is muscle and I did weigh myself after having a day's amount of food in me. However, I'm not looking bloated or fat and generally feel fuller. And it's a good psychological boost to see my scales half a stone up, regardless.
UP! Most compound lifts are up by 20-30lbs (and that's including decent reps on my heaviest sets, not just one or two). It doesn't sound much, but my earlier sets seem to be easier allowing my final 'all out' set to be more achievable.
I feel more confident in adding weight with each session, and am more ferocious and determined in my approach. I don't seem to go into any set with doubts about my ability to lift the weight. I feel almost invincible and machine-like, like I want to smash the set and show the weight who's boss. Sounds gay and a bit OTT (and typically 'product profile': 'Oh, this product is so great, I feel like an animal in the gym' etc), but it's an accurate account of how I'd describe it. Obviously, this may be akin to a placebo effect too: I know I'm 'on' 1-Andro so feel like I should be shifting weight easily. However, I don't think it is - placebo gets me so far, but not this far.
Recovery and endurance:
Recovery is up overall and even in each session. For example, After flat benching and then incline, the seated machine press is a killer for me: I can barely do the stack for reps. However, yesterday's chest session saw me go as heavy as I've been in ages on flat and incline and then the seated press saw me lift the stack for five sets, reps diminishing down to six by the last set. Usually, I'm burnt out at this point in the session and have to drop the weight each set. This time, every set I did felt like I was starting afresh - my chest seemed to be recharged after only a minute or so rest.
My face goes a bit red - almost gets a pump, too.
Skin's got a little pimply. Not rash-like acne, but one or two clusters of spots have appeared over my back, shoulders and upper arms - one or two are 'big-ish', but most are small and easily appear then heal. No real biggie at the moment.
Hunger seems a bit suppressed.
So that's one week gone, five more to go. These results are probably from a mix of placebo, calories being increased and, of course, the 1-Andro effectively kicking in. Hopefully I'll be able to get more balanced results as the cycle progresses, with novelty and possible placebo making way for 'feel' and stat-based gains. Having said that, so far I'm happy with 1-Andro as I thought it would take longer to see effects from it. To get this much out of it in just one week is great.
See y'all next week.