Sup, I'm getting my acl repaired (actually ACL and LCL) in about a month and was planning on going on a test+eq cycle and work on my upper body for a while and catch up (always been a strong legged guy but my upper body was lagging).
320lbs on creatine, 305 without. (water retention)
Cycle should be:
Weeks 1-16 eq 600mg
Weeks 1-16 Test C 500mg e5d
Post cycle: back on TRT
Quick questions about the cycle: I'm a big guy (kind of offensive lineman type) so are the doses OK for a first real cycle (ive done test e 250mg a week in the past) or are they too high. I heard anything under 600 of eq is somewhat of a waste. Also is the cycle too long for a first timer? Again im a big dude so take that into account.
Some things to point out priorly:
I'm on a Test C only cycle right now, 500mg e5d i'm on my 3rd week just barely starting to notice the effects. I will lower to about 500mg e10d come surgery time until about a week after, then get back on my current dose when I can get back in the gym and do seated exercises. I'm also on TRT so I won't be needing PCT.
I don't wanna have some crazy levels of test going into the operating room (esp. considering it's supposed to lower collagen synthesis by about 50%) so around what time should I go on the lower maintenance dose before surgery, considering it takes a while for levels to taper down?
Doc says after a week I can be back in the gym doing certain lifts so I'm guessing a week after surgery I'll be back to regular Test C dose. For the time being I'm on the full dose to get every last bit of juice (no pun) out of it until surgery time.
Now on to the eq:
I was thinking of starting to take this stuff soon since it supposedly takes around 8 weeks to start working. It also supposedly increases collagen synthesis which is desirable for my ACL situation. If i can that increase in collagen synthesis before going under the knife that would be a good thing.
You guys think I should go ahead and start taking the eq, build my blood levels and about a month after the surgery it'll be in full effect?
Or should I wait after the surgery to go on it and why.
I wanna harden up on it and strengthen tendons, and increase some strength, not really looking for huge gains especially since I don't wanna put extra weight on my knee therefore I feel eq is the perfect choice.
Anythign else I might wanna know about the eq?
About my workout routine there are certain exercises I'm not sure I'll be able to do right away although I'm gonna consult with the doc first obviously. There's standing BB shrugs, standing curls, 1 arm rows, etc. I guess I'll post that in the workouts section.
Thx for the replies in advance.