To each their own, hes a grown man and will do what he wants to ultimately. I would simply advise him to do more research, physical, clinical and chemical… dry subject matter for many but a necessity IMO.
Now for full transparency, my first cycle was:
Test P 75mg EOD
Tren A 50mg EOD
Mast P 40mg EOD
Ran it 8 weeks, along with supporting supplements for liver toxicity and cholesterol/vascular maintenance (also ran DAA through cycle, probably added nothing but I had it so…). Then 3 days after last pin, I PCT’d on Clomid 100/75/50/50 and herbal supplements (tribulus, fenugreek, fadogia agrestis, ect.) and ZMA.
Felt great through all aspects of the cycle (minus the first quad shot when I hit a nerve lol), really was a full body transformation, and I wasnt dieting hard either, just below maintenance. Dropped about 3% body fat and weight was up a few pounds, thighs, biceps, chest all gained between .5" to 3" while my waist went down three sizes. Strength made a big jump, as well as general mood was wonderful, the so called ‘alpha’ feeling. Libido was ridiculous…
PCT breezed for me, lost a few pounds during, which I attributed to water weight. Kept all other gains, and while I neglected to do after bloods, I didnt notice any ‘baseline’ deficiencies. If anything I felt better than before the cycle due to the new body confidence.
So yeah, there are guys that run more complex first cycles but I honestly could have gotten to where I wanted at that time cheaper, albeit a little slower, with less ‘risk’, but I did my research, knew what the potential consequences were and made my decision.