I am aware that the lower back and calves "pump"are due to high red blood cells making your blood more viscous and thicker. The only time this seems to happen to me is when I get to the 4th week of orals. I only like to run tbol, as it gives me nice lean and full look. Lately I been considering just stop using orals entirely for the liver to be preserved, but that doesn't mean the whatever compound I am injecting isn't elevating the blood pressure as well. I was wondering what you guys do when taking care of yourselves on cycle in a similar situation? I think it's silly when I watch guys wear a weightlifting belt throughout every moment of their workout cause their lower back hurts so much. It's not something I enjoy to do, so kudos to them.-Hate wearing my belt squatting as it is. I am aware of the whole blood work and drawing blood for disposal every 2-3 months, but I am looking in terms of other methods people do to protect themselves. I was kind of expecting a sticky on this topic, but I couldn't see one. Maybe I didn't look hard enough, the search box acts a little funky.