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3/31/2010 4:16:19 PM - Anthony V
Hey Marc, sorry to hear about your shoulder, I just had a SLAP repair in Sept and it was a bastard so I hope you are OK. I just finished up my TZ3 4 tabs/day(used after Ch50)and started Tribex Gold 4 tabs/day about a week before the TZ3 was done. My question is on how to use the Tribex, should I dose it at 4g (8 tabs) per day every day for the next 3 weeks and then start another PH? Thanks for all of the help.

Hey Anthony,

You got it. Run the Tribex. I would try to go at least 8 weeks off totally of the PHs. 12 would be better.

Yeah, it is looking like it will be alot of work to get it back. Oh well, just work to do..

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3/31/2010 11:20:15 AM - jt
supplement question...i am a police officer, i work 12 hr shift and it changes from days to nights every week to two weeks. i also have to keep up with my energetic wife and 2 1/2 year old. i am finding it hard to stay energetic and lift and do everything else. can anyone recommend some supplements for recovery, energy, mood, and strength? i currently take whey, multi-vtamin, vit d, and fish oil.




Biotest Spike Shooters are awesome for energy. Ive found the have a LSIGHT effect on my mood as well, but may completely be placebo. I would also look into some Biotest Z-12 as normal sleep is going to be your biggest roadblock as far as recovery goes. Lack of sleep will also have a detrimental effect on the other things you mentioned as well.

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3/31/2010 9:18:11 AM - Steve
Marc – you are probably sick of seeing questions like this, so I apologize in advance. I will be starting a new cycle next week and just wanted to make sure I am not missing anything. Here is the plan so far:
Week 1 – 4: Finaflex – 2 tabs/day
Week 3 – 6: Hemadrol – 1 tab/day
Week 5 - ?: Supertest – 8 tabs/day

Is there anything missing in the above plan that I should add? How long would you suggest running the supertest? I currently have two bottles, so that will last approx 42 days or so. Any other PCT you would add? I have a bottle of TZ3.

Thanks for your time and help.

Hey Steve,

No problems on the questions. Ask away, it is much better to ask and know, then wing it a minimize your results.

Your plan is good. Pct For 30 days. If in a couple weeks of PCT, you are alittle sluggish, you can add in the TZ3 at 4 caps per day. That should get you right.

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3/30/2010 11:18:06 AM - Jason
Hey Marc, I've noticed most PH's and AI's recommend taking them at night right before bed. I use an intermittent fasting diet, eating from 1PM to 9PM, so I go to bed after a big meal with a full stomach. Would it be more effective to take an AI first thing in the morning on an empty stomach? Or is there a reason they are taken before bed? Thanks for the help.

Hey Jason,

Never taken anything before bed so I can't comment on its efficacy. I would think that the bump in testosterone am and just before training would be more beneficial for a training standpoint with higher intesity and more volume being done. But I can see alittle before bed to aid in recovery and growth of new tissues while asleep since most recovery is during this period. I would always take them with alittle food,at least some protein.

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3/30/2010 7:17:06 AM - JD
Hey Marc, just wondering what you thought about the microdrol? I see its pretty cheap at 39 bucks...
Other cheap ones were Metanabol, Sustanon, and Dianabol from Hi Tech pharmaceuticals...
also curious about the WinZtrol...
I am looking to cut some fat to drop a weight class, but want to keep the muscle as I do so, and keep strength gains coming. Would it be worth it to be able to get continuous cycles of the cheap ones, since I could afford more of them or would you suggest the RV8 or Fina over these?

Also could you rank the phs I mentioned?
I think that would give everyone reading a good idea of a general overview of the PHs you sell

Hey Jd,

THe High Tech stuff is ok but by the time you buy a few, you might as well have gotten the fina.

The Microdrol(bradley-gard) liquid if we are talking the same product would be good to mix with the WInztrol. Superdrol and Prostanzol basically. This is a good combo but in the end, the fina would be better bang for the buck with 3 compounds already in it.

No problem on the rankings

3/Winztrol or Dragon brand of same compound

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3/29/2010 4:43:46 PM - Jim

What prohormone would you consider to be equivalent to Winstrol? Also, which one would be comprable to Anavar? Thanks in advance.

Winstzol by Juggernaut, Dragon same compound(prostanzol)

Hemodrol(halodrol) or superdrol

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3/29/2010 4:26:17 PM - matt
I have been following the Q&A on pro hormones that has been going on. I am about to get some b-day money, not much, and wanted to purchase a good pro hormone. ETS Hemodrol is the cheapest and one you recommend. Would I be better off with this, or spend the extra dollars on finaflex or Rage rv8?

Also, do I need to take something for my liver & an estrogen blocker with any of these?


Hey Matt,

Hemo is a good ph. I would do the 100mg per day dose which will require two bottles. The fina is a 3 compound so I think you would get more bang for the buck sucking it up and getting the fina

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3/29/2010 4:12:30 PM - Jordan
I recently ran a cycle of RPN's Havoc and Tren Extreme and got really good results, but I didn't like the sides, namely my sex drive getting completely crushed, which seems to be common with tren products. I was wondering what products could produce similar results but without that particular side? Thanks for all your help on these q's

Hey Jordan,

Since the nor 19 is gone, at least, out in the open, you won't have to worry about that anymore. Super tren(13 ethyl..) is the only analog of tren that I am aware of at the moment..

Rage RV8
Valhalla labs ANdrostrom, Thunderbol or Anatest
Megaplexx is a 4 ph blend with the supertren in it.

These are outstanding. None of these should affect your action except maybe the Megaplexx

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3/29/2010 7:19:02 AM - anthony
Hey Matt,

I was wondering what kind of cycles have you run, and what has yielded the best strength results?

I keep it simple with test e at 500mg week, but I may run test/tren this summer. Do you run tren often? Do you prefer short esters like ace or prop? What does your PCT look like? I was just curious as to how some of the top lifters structure their cycles.

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The best strength gains are yielded by well-thought out training cycles that are followed and tailored as needed. There is no magical cocktail that is the answer.

You need to look at the different compounds and figure out what you think is the best one(s) for what you're looking for.

The only one worth taking sounds a lot like "best". Other than that, I can't tell the difference between anything, nor do I think anything else is worth it.

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3/28/2010 3:47:23 PM - jerry
marc i started the rogue and saw on the bottle they say no stimulants do u think noxplode would be okay thnks again

hey jerry,

no problems with the away

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3/27/2010 8:04:17 AM - joe
What are some of the best pretraining stimulants besides the NO stuff.

SOme things,

Nutrex Ignite

Diesel NCP

Alri Primed Ultra

EST Spriodrene

Black Mamba Ephedra(innovate)

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3/27/2010 8:01:48 AM - Mike
Marc, just got in an order of Finaflex 550 from you guys and was planning on doing one pill a day for 30 days as I did with M-Drol quite a few times. My question was that as far as post cycle, would clomex be good? Do you guys carry it? Or would Novedex be a better choice. And whats a good creatine for sensitive stomachs? thanks bro.

Hey Mike

We carry Clomex if you are talking about the one from British Dragon. I think it would be better the Gaspari Novedex. The con-cret micronized creatine seems not to upset the stomach.I think the Biotest German Micro Creatine is the same type.

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3/26/2010 5:45:20 PM - Joey
The diet you layed out in your log shows that you have 3 scoops of Metabolic Drive, I was wondering if that was the lo-carb MD or the Metabolic drive complete? Another note that broen rice bread is pretty good.

Thanx for this sick-ass website bro!

It is the low carb. Thank you for asking because with as many scoops as I take of this it would make a big difference.

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3/26/2010 1:15:38 PM - Joe Romano
Marc Bartley,

You recommended 4g of tribulus a day. I purchased The Beast Sports Nutrition Super Test, how many pills a day would that be and how should I spread them out?


HEy joe,

Take 8 tabs there and pick up a cheap tribbulus with 500mg plus per dose and get 2grams in that way so you don't blow through the super test in a week. It should be anywhere from 10 to 20 bucks.

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3/26/2010 10:07:15 AM - Tim

Thanks for the info. you provide. Which do you think is safer prohormones or anabolic steroids? Which do you feel has more side effects? I am considering a cycle of halodrol.

Hey Tim,

THey are both anabolics. In the oral form, you are pretty much going to have the same affects. MOst of the discussion is based on estrogen and liver toxicity. Some are harder on the body but have greater building and strength properties and vice versa.

I think a run of haldrol for a first time is fine. Start witht 50mg-week 1 and go to a 100mg-week 2 and 3 and taper to 50mg the 4th week or run the 100mg from week 2 thru 4.

PCT as normal.

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3/26/2010 10:05:31 AM - Jesse

I am curious about Rogue. I have been reading about this and was curious if this was something you wanna use after PCT or during.



Yes, you can use it as a bridge between cycles. run it as soon as you finish your PHs so it would fall under the PCT time.

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3/26/2010 9:52:07 AM - Tomas
Two questions--what would be the best pro-hormone for someone on test eth (500mg/week), or would you be better off not taking anything with it?

Second question is a weight/fat loss one. What would be the best product for a 35 year old female to take in order to increase metabolism and shed a couple of pounds? Thanks brother.


The valhalla labs androstorm would be a good compliment to your protocol right now. Call the gym details.

For women, depending on tolerance levels, definately get the Lean EFX. It will put her in a better mood too.(that always helps). The trim extreme is about the same. If she can tolerate a ephedra to go with it, then the combo would be optimal. If she does not do well on stims, then go with just the Lean EFX or Trim Extreme.

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3/26/2010 8:46:35 AM - Steve

I have bottle of mdrol and a bottle of epistane. I've ran mdrol before 20mg for 3 weeks. Could I stack these two? I heard its not a good idea to stack methyls but I've read you mentioning stacking mdrol with things before. How would you stack these? Or would you. I was thinking 20mg for 3 weeks Mdrol paired with 4 weeks of 30mg epi. Thoughts?

Thanks your very knowledgeable

Hey Steve,

Yes that plan will work. overlap the two in week three. Run a sci fit estro suppress or clomex by brit dragon from the start with some milk thistle. That should be a good run

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3/26/2010 8:41:04 AM - Luke
Hey Marc,

I've done a search on your 'Tirb Protocol' and the only thing I can find is 4g of trib a day along with nettle root.

Is there anything else I need, and how much stinging nettle?



Hey Luke,

Stinging nettle is a option on estrogen control. You can roll with a number of different blockers

A standard dose is 120mg to 240mg but you can probablly get away with 500mg in the capsule form or 4 to 6 grams in the dried form.

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3/26/2010 8:37:10 AM - Josh
Hey Marc got a question for you on prohormones. I was checking out your site, and was thinking of ordering some stuff, but figured I would ask you first.

I need to stay in my weight class, or at least close enough to it that I can cut to 242, and my gear will still fit.

Are there any phs you have that mainly increase strength and that mass gains are lower in, compared to strength gains that is.

I was planning on adding some extra gpp work and cardio in to maybe lose some fat while I am on to stay in the ballpark of the same weight....

Hey Josh,

In your case, I think a Rage RV2 or a Valhalla Labs Androstorm would be good choices.

Ask SpudThe RV2 may still be up, but if not call the gym for either one.

Marc Bartley

3/24/2010 3:25:03 PM - Jackson
What is your oppinion of mdrol? I ask because i read alot of mixed reviews. Also how would you cycle it and is The Beast supertest enough for pct?

HEy Jackson,

You are looking at Superdrol. As a stand alone ph, it is fine. Most of the time, it is mixed with other for a better affect. It's methylated so it will be rough on the liver. 10mg is standard dose but I think you can run 20mg to 30mg for briefs stints of two weeks then come down some. THe beast supertest should be enough but jack up the dose to 12 to 16 caps if you hammer the higher dose.

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3/24/2010 10:17:32 AM - Nick
hey marc I'm about to run a finaflex cycle and I want to follow it up with finaflex ripped, then a PCT. Is this a good idea or should i take a break between taking the two?

Hey nick,

If you run them back to back, make it a 6 week and not a 8 week. Overlap the two starting week 3. Eight weeks is alittle too long on these type orals. Pct on week 5.

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3/24/2010 9:29:58 AM - thomas
Dear Mr. Shelby Starnes
I have a few questions regarding supplementation. i have creatine a multi vitamin whey and a protein blend. My question is when should i take the supplements? Also when i run out of what i have now should i buy protein for pre and post workout or would a protein blend pre and creatine post work? thanks for your time


The creatine and multivitamin can be taken anytime - I usually take mine with meal 1. Some people like taking their creatine before or after their workouts but it doesn't really make a difference when you take it as long as you keep your levels "topped off".

As for protein powder, it can be used for a meal or around your workouts. Both whey and a protein blend are fine for either.

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3/23/2010 1:57:42 PM - Bruno
To anyone of the nutrition guys:

This morning I took (1) scoop of Waximaize (IDS fruit punch flavor mixed with water) along with (1) 200mg caffeine and (2g) L-Tyrosine before my workout. Today was the first time I had tried Waximaize, about an one hour later I started having stomach discomfort.
Is this normal?
I have been taking the caff/L-tyro combo on my Max Effort days over the past year so I do not believe it was that.
Thank you for your time

Yeah Bruno, not a great combo. Probablly all three together. Mix the waxize with some bcaa or alittle protein mix. THat should help. Waxzy farts are also very normal..

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3/23/2010 1:35:57 PM - Shaun Davis
I have take prohoromones before they were banned with great results. What can I take now, Im looking to add some mass (about 10lbs.) but am really looking for something that will increase my strength. What would you recommend? is there anything out there now that will give the same kind of results as the prohormones did?

Hey Shawn,

I don't think Dave deals with supp question on phs so I will jump in there. THere are still alot of phs left that have not been banned yet. We still have Fina Flex left. Other good ones that you will have to call the gym at 803 788 2852 about are

Tribol 60
Brit Dragon haloplex, parabol
Rage rv8
EST hemodrol

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