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    swole troll got a reaction from YG2K in Var effect on Kidneys   
    Anavar is metabolized by the kidneys and causes a direct strain on them. 
    This is one of the less talked about side effects of this not so mild anabolic.
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    swole troll got a reaction from MYRECBOY in Var effect on Kidneys   
    8g daily is the dose that was used in that one study everyone seems to toot. 
    I wouldn't put too much hope into it, if you've got dicky kidneys the best thing for them is a close eye and consideration of how much excessive amounts of nitrogen producing tissue is worth to you.
    Personally I'm yet to actually speak to someone that saw a notable improvement in their creatinine and egfr with any supplements.
    Medication like ace inhibitors and beta blockers to treat their hypertension yes, but again that's an indirect relief of the strain on the kidneys, I've not seen anything directly improve markers outside of this particular issue and treatment.
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    swole troll got a reaction from MYRECBOY in Var effect on Kidneys   
    Most orals are metabolized by the liver which is an extremely resilient organ that can also regenerate itself. 
    The kidneys are the polar opposite, really quite fragile and the damage simply accumulates. 
    Most orals tax the liver and have little bearing on the kidneys assuming you control your blood pressure which would be an indirect strain on them in any case.
    Anavar is metabolized by the kidneys and as such (potential hypertension aside) will stress them the most.
    Tudca and nac won't do anything for this, their function is to help clear the bile ducts of the liver and a powerful antioxidant that supports liver function.
    There isn't really much that can help with kidney damage, astragalus and milk thistle supposedly do but I've not seen anything to write home about. 
    Outside of keeping blood pressure in check all you can really do is keep an eye on markers and if you are susceptible to renal stress consider limiting things that may drive up BP or directly tax the kidneys like anavar.
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    swole troll got a reaction from YG2K in Government responds to Petition “Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown”   
    I was talking to a gym owner the other day and he said that most people arnt aware of the extent of how damaging this entire situation is to the industry (particularly private owners) 
    Not only have they lost their golden months that typically will fund most of the year
    but also this has been going on for so long now that the avid gym goers have invested in expensive, overpriced home gym gear. 
    So once the government relief is lifted he forecasts a lot of cancelled memberships on top of missing prime sign up months.
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    swole troll got a reaction from YG2K in Var effect on Kidneys   
    It is always better to start low and assess although 30mg anavar for a male is going to be very subtle and not worth the shutdown. 
    50mg is a good dose, it's the slowest oral to notice it's performance and physique enhancing effect so 8 weeks would be preferable. 
    This would be sensible be effective usage, not risk free, but a good balance between risk and reward imo.
    Everything else is down to your risk reward assessment regarding your health.
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    swole troll got a reaction from Philfg in When are we thinking gyms will open again?   
    Schools are the priority 
    Gyms will be last on the list along with pubs.
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    swole troll got a reaction from Kazza61 in Government responds to Petition “Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown”   
    A lot of people I know have spent an arm and a leg on expensive bars, plates, bench ,rack ect 
    And most of which said rather than pay for a gym membership again they will use that money to keep adding little bits to their home gyms. 
    Fact of the matter is the gym is not essential for any kind of strength or general physique building goals (assuming you have space)
    Machines are far from essential bar a select few. 
    I could get by indefinitely with a power rack, barbell, 300kg of various plates, adjustable dumbbells and an adjustable bench 
    Plus bonus extras for the need to never return to a gym: leg curl and leg press.
    Again I'm not saying a gym and it's full myriad of machines isn't beneficial, just that a bench, barbell and dumbbells is more than enough variety to not require a chest press or cable cross over for example, you can build a great chest and triceps and get brutally strong without them.
    EDIT - ftr I'd still encourage someone to keep going to the gym, there is still of course numerous advantages over a home gym, my above post is about what is essential for 99% of people's goals and genetic capability.
     
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    swole troll reacted to lancs_lad in Government responds to Petition “Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown”   
    These turned up today, ordered before lockdown.  Thankfully I have low overheads but still have personal bills etc.  Open 18 months so no grants for me.
     

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    swole troll got a reaction from YG2K in Government responds to Petition “Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown”   
    I was talking to a gym owner the other day and he said that most people arnt aware of the extent of how damaging this entire situation is to the industry (particularly private owners) 
    Not only have they lost their golden months that typically will fund most of the year
    but also this has been going on for so long now that the avid gym goers have invested in expensive, overpriced home gym gear. 
    So once the government relief is lifted he forecasts a lot of cancelled memberships on top of missing prime sign up months.
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    swole troll got a reaction from YG2K in Government responds to Petition “Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown”   
    I was talking to a gym owner the other day and he said that most people arnt aware of the extent of how damaging this entire situation is to the industry (particularly private owners) 
    Not only have they lost their golden months that typically will fund most of the year
    but also this has been going on for so long now that the avid gym goers have invested in expensive, overpriced home gym gear. 
    So once the government relief is lifted he forecasts a lot of cancelled memberships on top of missing prime sign up months.
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    swole troll reacted to Bensif in Government responds to Petition “Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown”   
    Yeah I know the owner. They are good clubs and generally well run. It’s basically a clean bodybuilding gym with 24 hour access.
    Ive put a lot of blood and sweat into mine. We’ve had some good news today with the Supreme Court ruling against insurers final appeal so I hope we should see some money soon.
    Once I cover my losses the rest will go back into the club and to those members that supported me whilst I’ve had to close.
    Anytimes tend to be quieter because the membership base is so spread with the 24 hour access. We run a lower membership model than pure at a higher price. The average pure has 6000 members
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    swole troll got a reaction from Spieren in Government responds to Petition “Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown”   
    Probably for the best if you don't have access to kit. 
    Rather than dwell on what's lost, focus on something new and return to lifting when you can. 
    Muscle memory is an amazing thing.
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    swole troll got a reaction from PSevens2017 in Government responds to Petition “Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown”   
    Couldn't have really expected any kind of other outcome. 
    As much as it pains me to say it, you flopping onto a lying leg curl and doing a few sets of 8-12 isn't essential. 
    This statement is no reflection of my opinion on the lockdown and it's measures as a whole, just stating the obvious given the government have marked this as a national crisis and state of emergency. 
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    swole troll got a reaction from YG2K in Government responds to Petition “Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown”   
    I was talking to a gym owner the other day and he said that most people arnt aware of the extent of how damaging this entire situation is to the industry (particularly private owners) 
    Not only have they lost their golden months that typically will fund most of the year
    but also this has been going on for so long now that the avid gym goers have invested in expensive, overpriced home gym gear. 
    So once the government relief is lifted he forecasts a lot of cancelled memberships on top of missing prime sign up months.
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    swole troll got a reaction from YG2K in Government responds to Petition “Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown”   
    I was talking to a gym owner the other day and he said that most people arnt aware of the extent of how damaging this entire situation is to the industry (particularly private owners) 
    Not only have they lost their golden months that typically will fund most of the year
    but also this has been going on for so long now that the avid gym goers have invested in expensive, overpriced home gym gear. 
    So once the government relief is lifted he forecasts a lot of cancelled memberships on top of missing prime sign up months.
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    swole troll reacted to OptimumPT in Government responds to Petition “Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown”   
    I think you are right. My local gym is renowned for not reinvesting & only survives due to it’s convenient central town location & lack of competition. None of the grants have been used on equipment & upgrades as promised to current members but I guess they are banking it just to see whether it’s worthwhile continuing. I think it was 25k grant & now a further 9k & maybe Council fund the rent during enforced closures (any gym owners can put me straight).
    Independent gyms will be a rarity when all settles down I think.
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    swole troll got a reaction from YG2K in Government responds to Petition “Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown”   
    I was talking to a gym owner the other day and he said that most people arnt aware of the extent of how damaging this entire situation is to the industry (particularly private owners) 
    Not only have they lost their golden months that typically will fund most of the year
    but also this has been going on for so long now that the avid gym goers have invested in expensive, overpriced home gym gear. 
    So once the government relief is lifted he forecasts a lot of cancelled memberships on top of missing prime sign up months.
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    swole troll reacted to Cronus in Can you cut aggressively on aas   
    Probably confusing muscle loss with flatness. Whats your current condition? 
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    swole troll got a reaction from YG2K in Government responds to Petition “Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown”   
    I was talking to a gym owner the other day and he said that most people arnt aware of the extent of how damaging this entire situation is to the industry (particularly private owners) 
    Not only have they lost their golden months that typically will fund most of the year
    but also this has been going on for so long now that the avid gym goers have invested in expensive, overpriced home gym gear. 
    So once the government relief is lifted he forecasts a lot of cancelled memberships on top of missing prime sign up months.
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    swole troll reacted to Pez189 in Government responds to Petition “Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown”   
    My gym doesn’t have one of those. How about flopping onto a bench press instead, that ok? 
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    swole troll got a reaction from YG2K in Var effect on Kidneys   
    Anavar is metabolized by the kidneys and causes a direct strain on them. 
    This is one of the less talked about side effects of this not so mild anabolic.
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    swole troll got a reaction from YG2K in Var effect on Kidneys   
    It is always better to start low and assess although 30mg anavar for a male is going to be very subtle and not worth the shutdown. 
    50mg is a good dose, it's the slowest oral to notice it's performance and physique enhancing effect so 8 weeks would be preferable. 
    This would be sensible be effective usage, not risk free, but a good balance between risk and reward imo.
    Everything else is down to your risk reward assessment regarding your health.
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    swole troll got a reaction from YG2K in Var effect on Kidneys   
    Anavar is metabolized by the kidneys and causes a direct strain on them. 
    This is one of the less talked about side effects of this not so mild anabolic.
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    swole troll got a reaction from Chicken_Boy in When are we thinking gyms will open again?   
    Agree with the first half regarding gyms, which even then is unfortunately optimistic.
    I think it will be considerably longer before a total lift 
    Ie walking around shops with no masks and being able to stand at a bar. 
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    swole troll got a reaction from Chicken_Boy in When are we thinking gyms will open again?   
    Agree with the first half regarding gyms, which even then is unfortunately optimistic.
    I think it will be considerably longer before a total lift 
    Ie walking around shops with no masks and being able to stand at a bar. 
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