Hello, I’m 18 and going to dive into Anabolics in the next 1-2 years. I’ve been training consistently for 6 years, I’ve been doing research on Anabolics prior for the past year and will continue to do so before
starting my cycle to insure that I know everything that I possibly can. I’ve been thinking about what I could achieve with Anabolics, I’ve always wanted to take my physique to the most optimal level and look like a classic bodybuilder or at least resemble one ever since I started lifting. I was a very overweight kid and was bullied a lot and this made me very insecure which made me want to change in someway, once I got to the beginning of 7th grade I received a set of weights when I was 12 from my Father, he bought me a benchpress 80lbs max and 2 dumbbells, I started lifting everyday after this for the next year.
My workouts were comprised of mostly bodyweight, benchpress and dumbbell exercises, I also had a pull-up bar in my backyard… I had everything at my disposal to lose weight, during the year I started lifting I decided to jog every morning around my block, I was very dedicated to losing the weight, which I did. Once I got into grade 8 all my peers would always compliment and I could really see the changes I made. This really motivated me to want more.
My Mother’s boyfriend was a gym rat at its finest, I asked him the beginning of the year I entered grade 8, if he would train me. He is a really outgoing person and was ecstatic to train me he would always call me his prodigy and would tell me how I’m going to surpass him and everyone in the gym. This gave me the confidence and courage to step into the gym motivated as I was to explore every exercise and workout routine he had for me to try.
Once I began to learn and read a lot more about the importance of mind muscle connection and apply this to my routine & perfecting my form, I started to develop definition and muscle vascularity within a year of training, I was a totally different person. This is where I started to branch off and started to do my own thing, as we both had different philosophies on training.
My sisters boyfriend was a very intelligent person in nature and was into lifting himself, he also helped me with a lot of my nutrition during grade 8 and was very impressed with my consistency and discipline while eating clean as possible. I asked him to help me put together a workout schedule and this is what it consisted of:
Mon: Chest & Triceps
Tuesday: Legs & Shoulders
Wednesday: Back & Biceps
Friday: Chest & Triceps
Saturday: Legs & Shoulders
Sunday: Back & Biceps
Once I had the foundation of my workout schedule sorted I began to see a lot of changes in my physique, I noticed in nature I put on muscle easily and was very strong, after another year of lifting which would put me at 13 I started to surpass my moms boyfriend in muscle size, definition and vascularity, though he was still stronger than me.
I began to follow my training schedule along with a healthy diet consisting of Oatmeal, Fish, Rice, Eggs, Beef, Potatoes, Veggies and one cheat meal, I ate very boring for 6 months and got very lean seeing visible abs weighing 165 lbs for the first time in my life. After this I began to just track calories in vs out and made sure to eat a lot of protein as it was getting very tiring staying to a strict diet for months on end like that at my age just to look good.
At 14 years old I started to notice an increase in my strength and was benching 225 for 5 - 8 reps. I was weighing around 185lbs, and was getting compliments from a lot of people in the gym including the staff that worked at the gym, I actually had a staff member come up to me while I was on the rowing machine and asked me “All natural right haha?” It’s things like this that really got to me and made me believe to this day that I must have potential in the bodybuilding lifestyle. I truly have a passion for improving and evolving my physique in whatever way possible, and personally this is all I have going for me. I’m now 18 and have been really intrigued with anabolics but I’ve learned to be a very patient person as I believe
“good things come to those who wait” and I’m not looking to rush anything as I believe this is a marathon and not a race. I’ve recently listened to a podcast that had Mike Israetel on and he was talking about how you should ease yourself into anabolics as some people don’t respond well to them, I’ve accepted this already.
He was also saying how you should start with something like Anavar for 4 weeks as this will have minimal suppression and little side effects and will introduce you into the world of anabolics, seeing how you will respond to anabolics as if you were to have paranoia on Anavar then it’s easier to wait a day for it to get out of your system and subside than to wait 1 month for Test E to get out of your system for the paranoia to subside, which is my biggest fear. I originally wanted to start on Test E until I listened to this podcast that I mentioned previously.
I was mainly coming on here to get anyones opinion on taking Anavar for your first cycle for something like 4 weeks for an introduction to anabolics and then going on Test E once I feel comfortable and milked as much gains I could from Anavar… I will post a blurred picture of my current physique, I’ve been for the past 2 years enjoying myself and not restricting myself yet, I believe I lost some muscle in the process of cutting while I was 14 which made me stop restricting and instead I started tracking Calories in vs out.
This is the whole reason for starting my cycle to retain muscle while losing fat, as this is impossible for a natural after 2 months of dieting you’ll naturally start to lose muscle. I don’t want this at all, I’ve worked too hard in the past years to get to my size to just lose it in a natural cut. Once again what are your opinions on Anavar for 4 weeks a few times a year in-order to maximize my gains, I live in Canada and health care isn’t really an issue as I can get everything here done under doctor supervision I believe.
I don’t want any lectures I’ve read enough of people getting lectured, just want peoples honest opinions.
This is without pump
16% BF(at least my scale says that )