hey i just looked up what is crohns, keep in mind im no doc.
but if your doc has prescribed you 200mg weekly, thats fine id guess.
200mg weekly is i find, remarkably better than true natural.in your case, id jst forget about dosing higher, so did i btw.the run for size should be called off somewhere at age 30 anyway imo.
your dose is enough to maintain a god physique with some effort.this dosage wont make anyone a monster, but a nice body can be maintained on it.
to not put too much stress on your whole system, i wouldnt train an more frequently than 2 days on,1 day off, repeat.
as far diet goes, id eat what leaves you comfortable, but something as close as possible to a bodybuilders diet.
how you split up the training is secondary, i do one bodypart a day, i feel this way i can focus on each bodypart in the best way.
i hate when i do split training, say shoulders and back, when i train my shouldrs first, they get a good training but am gassing out on the back part.
and when i do 2 bodyparts at once, its taxing my nervous system too much, i need very much dispropionate recovery times compared to one bodypart at once.
so yeah, its best to stay on that dose and be realistic, play around with your bodyweight, go from lean to bit bulk when you feel like, but dont expect to make huge gains in the future, rather "model" the body.
i had huge mental problem with this thought at first, i was the typical use everything in sight kind of person, but the difference to now was really just some 20lbs of muscle at best.
dont be affraid to train comparably light when you dont feel to strong on a particular day, i find light focussed training to be good to.
when not on a gramm of test or so weekly, its not possible to train very heavy every single workout, if you hit the gym 5 times a week.
i couldnt reply more indepht, as im off to work now, but ill do later on
THANKS! Great info man I appreciate it. I have never been in this situation before. My Crohns is in remission and I can basically eat whatever I want...which as you know can be bad when your out of the gym
I know what you mean about the mental thing. I was on good doses for awhile. Nothing too crazy but since Palumbo wrote out all my stuff I followed the 1000gram test/whatever anabolic deca/eq was cheapest for 16on 4off repeat, except I never used orals because of my Crohns so I left those out.
I never expected to be anything special but after all that money and time put into prep and "BAM" the Crohns flared up, and to top it off I had pancreatitis from my gallbladder producing tiny stones over long periods of time....so they had to take out my gallbladder too..which increased the hospital stay. Now that is where the mental part hits you!
I am just glad I was smart enough to decide to not be an idiot and continue and maybe experience similar results. The infusions I get now..by theory...they work so well I probably would not flare...but come on, is it worth it?
The biggest thing though is I feel as far out of shape as I get, as far away from the gym I stay....I built a base that I never will lose. I mean obviously, that base is nothing to brag about, I wouldn't be back in the gym if I was happy with it but you know what I mean. But that mental part was still there
and I stopped training for 4years. I did go back to boxing and jiujitsu though so I wasn't just sitting on the couch lol. just needed a break from bbing.
I honestly dont want to be on the HRT but I need it. My levels were way too low for 32yo. and Crohns takes a toll on my body even when its in remission your blood count is usually high and you get other symptoms...Most people say 200mg/week is doctor friendly dose but I never heard of less..maybe on Long Island since half the doctors are on gear they feel for you
I like your idea on basically just 'modeling' with what I have. I know I will gain some muscle back due to muscle memory, but I know its not going to be anything great.
I have never given arms their own day because I never trained more than 4days per week. So since I would never group big parts together I always put bis after chest or shoulders and tris after shoulders or chest. I wish I had thought different when I was on all those years and bombed my arms on their own day but even then I couldn't walk into the gym and do just arms...never felt right