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Decided to try and pin my calf. Stupid as fuck honestly lmao. Wanted to give my delts a little break since I can’t comfortably reach my vg by myself and my gf is uncomfortable doing it for me. Anyway, calf pip is fuckin gnarly. Pinned Saturday night, with a ml of test, and I’ve been limping since. Mostly in the mornings. Not so bad once I get up and moving for the day. Assuming it’s just the virgin muscle or I hit a nerve. No redness or swelling that I can tell.
 

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LOL nice, glad I'm not the only one giving calve a go... It'll get better if you keep doing it, but it'll never ever be pain free.

Though, how TF can you not reach the side of your leg? Just put your hand down at your side and it's right there
 

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LOL nice, glad I'm not the only one giving calve a go... It'll get better if you keep doing it, but it'll never ever be pain free.

Though, how TF can you not reach the side of your leg? Just put your hand down at your side and it's right there
Yeah I’m sure it’ll get better over time but damn I was not expecting that pain lol. Damn I’m dumb then cause I thought it was further back? I’ve seen a couple different images and for some reason It seems back further to me
 

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Yeah I’m sure it’ll get better over time but damn I was not expecting that pain lol. Damn I’m dumb then cause I thought it was further back? I’ve seen a couple different images and for some reason It seems back further to me
Nope, pretty much bang on the side of the leg. It's basically the wonder spot, holds unlimited oil and very pip resistant. Just don't go too too low and inject near the bursa, that bad boy will CRIPPLE you for a week if you piss it off hahaha

I'd only pin TRT doses into the calf tbh, the pip otherwise is counterproductive in training. Hell, try a bicep LOL that's no fun either
 

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Calves are better when pinned with half the volume, no matter how big they are. I know a big NPC guy in my area that cringes when I mention calf shots, and his calves are easily 20".

I put .5ml in each calf, rotating from outer head and inner head. Slight soreness but it gets loose after some calf raises.
 

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Calves are better when pinned with half the volume, no matter how big they are. I know a big NPC guy in my area that cringes when I mention calf shots, and his calves are easily 20".

I put .5ml in each calf, rotating from outer head and inner head. Slight soreness but it gets loose after some calf raises.
Yeah my calves are 18” so I thought a full ml would be fine since my delts handle it well. I might try doing smaller injections when I add other compounds next time around. For the time being I might start trying to get the glutes
 

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Nope, pretty much bang on the side of the leg. It's basically the wonder spot, holds unlimited oil and very pip resistant. Just don't go too too low and inject near the bursa, that bad boy will CRIPPLE you for a week if you piss it off hahaha

I'd only pin TRT doses into the calf tbh, the pip otherwise is counterproductive in training. Hell, try a bicep LOL that's no fun either
Appreciate the diagram, I might post a pic of where I think it is on myself later and see if I can get some confirmation from others before I actually attempt it.
 

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First time doing higher dosages, I’ve always just used my delts for my trt dosages since I was going through an online clinic. Never had the opportunity for an in person instruction on the correct areas outside of delts
 

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Yeah I’m sure it’ll get better over time but damn I was not expecting that pain lol. Damn I’m dumb then cause I thought it was further back? I’ve seen a couple different images and for some reason It seems back further to me
Just fyi, literally anywhere on your reachable hip that isn't a bone will work fine. I used to think I had to find some special spot. You don't. If you hit muscle then you've succeeded. Favorite spot now, with delts and pecs
 

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Calf feels way better today. Will be trying to do the vg tomorrow morning. Thanks for the pointers for pinning there guys. Appreciate the feedback.
 

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Just fyi, literally anywhere on your reachable hip that isn't a bone will work fine. I used to think I had to find some special spot. You don't. If you hit muscle then you've succeeded. Favorite spot now, with delts and pecs
It is a pretty large area to hit... Just need to be weary of the bursa, and don't be a crazy person and use 1.5" needles hahaha. I inflamed my bursa with a shot once and could barely walk for a week. I swore I was getting an abcess
 

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Appreciate the diagram, I might post a pic of where I think it is on myself later and see if I can get some confirmation from others before I actually attempt it.
There are excellent diagrams and instructionals on YouTube and a variety of medical sites since people have to pin meds at home. They're pretty great at giving anatomical landmarks, because they're mostly explaining to people who don't think of anatomy too often.
 

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There are excellent diagrams and instructionals on YouTube and a variety of medical sites since people have to pin meds at home. They're pretty great at giving anatomical landmarks, because they're mostly explaining to people who don't think of anatomy too often.
You know those diagrams that show a second person's hand on the hip that they're giving the shot to, with the fingers spread to indicate the target site? I traced my hand in the same spread-finger position and cut it out of paper so I can landmark myself easier. Turns out I was in the "wrong spot". BUT, just like Gullinbursti said, there's a lot more usable area than I originally thought. I have used tons of different spots on my hips for both steroids and 5ml cerebrolysin injections (trying to fix some mental stuff with mixed results)
 

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Decided to try and pin my calf. Stupid as fuck honestly lmao. Wanted to give my delts a little break since I can’t comfortably reach my vg by myself and my gf is uncomfortable doing it for me. Anyway, calf pip is fuckin gnarly. Pinned Saturday night, with a ml of test, and I’ve been limping since. Mostly in the mornings. Not so bad once I get up and moving for the day. Assuming it’s just the virgin muscle or I hit a nerve. No redness or swelling that I can tell.
LOL
 
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