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    Welcome everybody and thank you for taking the time to look into my log!

    I would like to start with a heartfelt thank you to the PSL team for granting me this amazing opportunity and for the incredible multi-faceted service they deliver. I am truly honoured to represent a company of PSL's caliber and I promise that I will not let you guys down.

    I cannot wait to share my journey with all of you and hope to create some outstanding moments, memories and friendships along the way.

    Here is to the beginning of a new journey, and a bright and successful future for all of us!

    So... here we are at the beginning of what is a very exciting road for me. I am still in complete disbelief to have been considered for this position and am truly honoured.

    I want to make a promise to the PSL staff and all of you now that I will provide 100% effort on every front throughout this whole experience and promise to represent you all in the best way that I possibly can.

    Right, onwards to the log.

    I have decided to keep this first post fairly brief and simply explain some short personal details about myself in the hopes that those of you who have not seen me around before can get to know me a little better!

    I am a 22 year old from England. I am a business owner and online evidence based physique sports and powerlifting coach. I began my fitness journey just over 4 years ago at 18 years old and 126lbs. My biggest passions in life include music, lifting, boxing, reading and research reviews. (Specifically hypertrophy and PED related)

    My current goal is to continue to add lean muscle mass.

    Thank you for reading and please keep your eyes open for more progress photos, PSL gear porn, current philosophies, research reviews and anything else I think may be considered valuable!

    If there is anything that you guys would like to see from me, like to know about myself or absolutely anything else at all then please do not hesitate to ask.

    My best always,
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    Re: TheShadow - PSL Sponsored Log

    Somatostatin (a.k.a Growth Hormone Inhibiting Hormone) needs to be inhibited in order to reap the full benefits of GH releasing peptides.

    We can inhibit Somatostatin release by supplementing with a Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Acetylcholinesterase inhibits acetylcholine, which in turn inhibits Somatostatin release and therefore increases the amount GH released when using peptides such as GHRP2/6, CJC etc.

    Thanks to Alex Kikel, the Somatostatin inhibitor that I have found the most success with recently is Horny Goat Weed. The protocol I have used is dosing 750mg with each GH pulse of GHRP2 throughout the day.

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    Re: TheShadow - PSL Sponsored Log

    Getting in a pre-refeed heavy push day tonight!

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    A local PT recently offered my partner an opportunity within the industry, which he has now decided to withdraw due to her association with me. His issue is that I post content regarding PED use in physique sports.

    This is a real ethical issue within our industry that is a large driving force behind the problems that we see arising from improper use. Turning a blind eye and disassociating yourself from the blatant large scale PED use within our industry in an attempt to gain more clients and uphold a greater image of yourself is massively irresponsible.

    I will never condone PED use for anybody, but I will also never demonise it. We need to respect that this is a personal decision and as coaches we have a responsibility to provide constant education and research to help these individuals to use PED's in the safest way possible.

    I do hope that my posts regarding PED use in the future help many of you to make smarter and healthier choices about your usage and to further your understanding of the individual pharmacokinetics of these compounds.

    To the PT in question, I suggest you take a hard look at yourself and question whether your reputation and/or image is really worth more to you than the chance to make a change within our industry to help create a more open and accepting environment for everybody.

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    Re: TheShadow - PSL Sponsored Log

    Personal update time...

    197lbs this morning

    Currently running:
    300mg Test E/wk
    150mg Tren E/wk
    GHRP2 100mcg 3x per day
    CJC w/DAC 2.5mg Mon/Thurs

    This is me straight outta bed this morning:
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    Re: TheShadow - PSL Sponsored Log

    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    A local PT recently offered my partner an opportunity within the industry, which he has now decided to withdraw due to her association with me. His issue is that I post content regarding PED use in physique sports.

    This is a real ethical issue within our industry that is a large driving force behind the problems that we see arising from improper use. Turning a blind eye and disassociating yourself from the blatant large scale PED use within our industry in an attempt to gain more clients and uphold a greater image of yourself is massively irresponsible.

    I will never condone PED use for anybody, but I will also never demonise it. We need to respect that this is a personal decision and as coaches we have a responsibility to provide constant education and research to help these individuals to use PED's in the safest way possible.

    I do hope that my posts regarding PED use in the future help many of you to make smarter and healthier choices about your usage and to further your understanding of the individual pharmacokinetics of these compounds.

    To the PT in question, I suggest you take a hard look at yourself and question whether your reputation and/or image is really worth more to you than the chance to make a change within our industry to help create a more open and accepting environment for everybody.
    I completely agree!!



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    Re: TheShadow - PSL Sponsored Log

    For those of you that are new to macro counting and have been asking me what foods predominantly contain what macronutrient, here is a helpful guide!

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    This photo was sent to me this morning via a client check in after some minor adjustments to his quad training volume + frequency and the inclusion of daily weak point cell swelling work in the last fortnight. I'd say it's working!

    Of course I have him running all PSL gear too which is doing the business!

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    Re: TheShadow - PSL Sponsored Log

    Time for another app recommendation...

    To anybody who is running a/multiple business(es), or for whatever reason finding themselves excessively busy, I hugely recommend the app 'Power Nap' by Sleep Cycle.

    Due to other priorities taking up certain portions of my day right now, I am unable to sleep for any longer than 2-5 hour blocks at one time. I have been forced to take on a periodic/bi-modal sleeping pattern in which I am placing myself the goal of a total of 6-8 hours of sleep per 24 hour period.

    This app uses the accelerometer built in to your smart phone to monitor and provide detailed analyses of your sleep time, time spent in each level of sleep cycle and total sleep quality.

    Although I by no means feel this style of sleeping is optimal for physique development, there will be times when your priorities and work rate will have to override certain life variables in order to be successful. This app provided so much value in forcing me to track and maintain some form of sleeping schedule around my work life!

    Download the app here!

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    Re: TheShadow - PSL Sponsored Log

    Thanks for the chart and the app!!



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    Re: TheShadow - PSL Sponsored Log

    Quote Originally Posted by cybrsage View Post
    Thanks for the chart and the app!!
    My pleasure, hope you are keeping strong and well mate!



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    Re: TheShadow - PSL Sponsored Log

    Not as strong as you, but getting stronger and healthier every day!



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    After my sleep related post yesterday, a bunch of you asked me: 'can I still optimise my physique development sleeping only 4/5/6 hours per night?'.

    The answer is undoubtably no.

    We are constantly seeing more and more research supporting the myriad of benefits of longer sleeping hours. (Detailed post on this to come)

    If you are focussed on your physique development, and are in a position where you can sleep undisturbed for 7-10 hours per night, then you really should!

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    Re: TheShadow - PSL Sponsored Log

    This man point blank refused me TRT treatment for a LONG time despite the bloodwork showing a clear cut issue.

    On one hand I am glad as it forced me to reach out to research and find a solution myself, and has placed me now in a position to help so many. However, I didn't need to needlessly suffer for as long as I did.

    He laughed at my problems and more than once told me to 'man up' as if that was a cure. I have thankfully since found a doctor that doesn't share the same opinion. I am so glad to see that myself, the girl he has abused and any body else who had the unfortunate experience of having him as a GP are getting some sort of justice!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...amination.html



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    Some more outdoor training this morning!

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    The fear and demonisation of TRT by medical professionals is plain ignorant with the research we have at our finger tips right now.

    Most competitors/general population that I have worked with that are displaying signs of low T/have actual bloodwork showing low T (but are younger in age) are being refused TRT from their Endo usually due to the fear of its long term safety.

    I understand that in this case the patients best interest is at heart, but if you were to do just a little digging you would find that we do actually have large-scale and long-term research on TRT.

    For example, one 15 year study conducted on 83,000 men over 50 years old with low testosterone (pretty much the majority of men over 30, let alone 50), found a huge contrast between the portion of the group being treated with T vs. the portion which was not.

    The group on TRT showed a 24% reduced heart attack risk, 36% lower rate of strokes and through the course of the study showed a 56% higher survival rate. This is not even to mention the psychological benefits of TRT treatment also.

    Low testosterone is a killer. If you are showing signs of low T/already have bloodwork showing low T then do not give up. TRT will improve your health and quality of life in so many ways!

    I have actually found success in a few clients whom were being refused TRT to end up qualifying for it after showing their Endos these research papers. If this is you, here are a couple of links!



    http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles...ity-in-men.htm

    http://www.nebido.com/en/patients/di...news/index.php

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    Re: TheShadow - PSL Sponsored Log

    I love this close stance variation on a traditional leg press!

    Huge thank you to Alex Kikel for the recommendation

    (p.s the plates are on the rear rack, I'm not pressing one plate I promise! )





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    Re: TheShadow - PSL Sponsored Log

    Lol.. keep uo the great work, shadow!
    I like that leg press machine .looks very smooth.





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