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    Blasting and Cruising

    I was wondering, typically how long should a cruise period last in order for lipids, liver, etc. to be restored to sufficient condition before running another blast?


    I know the obvious answer is "get bloodwork". However, I would like to know if i could get a ball park estimate from the blast and cruisers on this forum.


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    8 weeksish. Get labs brother.

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    when I cruised, I had intentions of it being 8 weeks, it turned into 4 weeks.
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    thank you heavyiron and exphys


    exphys, did you get blood work after doing that? If so, how did your numbers look?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard Donkey View Post
    thank you heavyiron and exphys


    exphys, did you get blood work after doing that? If so, how did your numbers look?
    I blasted and cruised for 8 months, got bloodwork right at end of pct and my test was just below normal. waited another 4 weeks and hopped back on again. Probably trt for me, but I'm going to try to pct after my big climbs this spring. I'm 32, have kids, had a vasectomy and don't really want to come off and have low test levels for the rest of my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exphys88 View Post
    I blasted and cruised for 8 months, got bloodwork right at end of pct and my test was just below normal. waited another 4 weeks and hopped back on again. Probably trt for me, but I'm going to try to pct after my big climbs this spring. I'm 32, have kids, had a vasectomy and don't really want to come off and have low test levels for the rest of my life.

    i was referring more to your liver and lipids

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard Donkey View Post
    i was referring more to your liver and lipids
    liver was totally fine, but lipids were high, but mine have always been high because I'm about 17% bf and eat quite a bit of saturated fat and cholesterol. The only time my lipids were good was when I went vegan for 3 months. I dropped my total cholesterol from 220-165 in 3 months, and my triglycerides from 400-150. But, of course a diet as strict as that was impossible to follow. Even when my bf is below 15% I still have elevated cholesterol. genetics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exphys88 View Post
    liver was totally fine, but lipids were high, but mine have always been high because I'm about 17% bf and eat quite a bit of saturated fat and cholesterol. The only time my lipids were good was when I went vegan for 3 months. I dropped my total cholesterol from 220-165 in 3 months, and my triglycerides from 400-150. But, of course a diet as strict as that was impossible to follow. Even when my bf is below 15% I still have elevated cholesterol. genetics.
    saturated fats can be very good for you assuming they are coming from good sources.

    Dietary cholesterol does not affect healthy people negatively

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard Donkey View Post
    saturated fats can be very good for you assuming they are coming from good sources.

    Dietary cholesterol does not affect healthy people negatively
    saturated fats from animal sources are known to increase blood cholesterol levels, this is a known fact for about 50 years. And, elevated cholesterol levels increase your chances for heart disease. Dietary cholesterol does raise cholesterol levels, but not as bad as saturated fat. Why would someone drop their cholesterol levels like I did by eliminating nearly all of my saturated fat and cholesterol from my diet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by exphys88 View Post
    saturated fats from animal sources are known to increase blood cholesterol levels, this is a known fact for about 50 years. And, elevated cholesterol levels increase your chances for heart disease. Dietary cholesterol does raise cholesterol levels, but not as bad as saturated fat. Why would someone drop their cholesterol levels like I did by eliminating nearly all of my saturated fat and cholesterol from my diet?
    oh well from animal sources, then perhaps.



    however, the dietary cholesterol vs. overall cholesterol i disagree with, and i feel that you will change your mind after a little bit of literature

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard Donkey View Post
    oh well from animal sources, then perhaps.



    however, the dietary cholesterol vs. overall cholesterol i disagree with, and i feel that you will change your mind after a little bit of literature
    you obviously don't know my history. I know the literature very well, in fact, I did my masters thesis on diet and heart disease. I've also worked in cardiac rehab for 4 years and taught cardiac nutrition to cardiac patients. Saturated fat is the culprit in blood cholesterol levels, but dietary cholesterol plays a part too. Interestingly, dietary sugars play a part in triglycerides too.
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    oh well from animal sources, then perhaps.
    I know that some claim that saturated fat from coconut oil is different from sat fat from animal sources, but I am yet to see any clinical research documenting this. I think it is an interesting theory, but there needs to be more research IMO.
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    fair enough, but this is not the topic of the thread.


    so far I have anywhere from 4-8 weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard Donkey View Post
    fair enough, but this is not the topic of the thread.


    so far I have anywhere from 4-8 weeks
    My honest opinion is that if you're not ok with trt then you shouldn't be thinking about blasting and cruising. There's a good risk you won't recover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exphys88 View Post
    My honest opinion is that if you're not ok with trt then you shouldn't be thinking about blasting and cruising. There's a good risk you won't recover.
    I am quite fine with trt, I plan on self-administering it for the rest of my life (in between blasts of course)

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