before this thread is misconstrued as an "afraid of needles so he wants to do an oral only cycle" thread, let me refer you to this, my previous topic:
Therein, you'll find my reasoning for why I opted to go with the 2 week on//4 week off protocol, the compounds I have at my disposal currently, several other details and my still unresolved issue regarding Test prop.
In short, I have zero issue with needles, I've just had a so far unexplained reaction to Test Prop (uncharacteristic anxiety within about 45 minutes of first injection which lasted for about 9 days from day 1), and as long as that remains unresolved, I can't move forward with my previous test prop/oral tbol cycle as planned. (if interested or able to offer insight on that, please do check the link above)
Now I understand the importance of having test as a base in every cycle, my question however is this; Would an oral tbol cycle for a period of 2 weeks to 18 days (no matter how undramatic the results would be) be viable?
I've read countless threads talking about tbol only cycles for periods of 6 weeks, without typical unfavorable suppression symptoms (unlike anavar), no doubt it is happening to a certain degree, (I believe I've read that test levels can be suppressed by about 60% with this compound, probably varies according to the individual), and while for a 6 week period, that doesn't seem prudent, perhaps in a 2 weeker it wouldn't be much of an issue? Perhaps suppression symptoms would manifest about 10 days in, and with the pituitary not going into a deeper state of inhibition, recovery would be very swift (with a moderate dosage of clomid)?
I'm under no illusion that gains will be dramatic, but even 2-3lbs of keepable clean mass within that time frame (assuming my diet and training is spot on) would be fantastic; after all, the benefit of these short mini cycles is best experienced with several consecutive cycles as long as proper recovery is achieved.
In case the other thread is TL:DR, (it definitely is!! :`D), basic stats are:
weight: 185lbs at 9-10%bf
training history: consistently with heavy weights since 16 years of age, only hiatus for 8 months due to arm break at 18 years of age
goals: to gain between 10-15lbs of solid clean muscle (in total, with probably several of these cycles)
I'm a new poster here (as in a person posting, not a sheet of strikingly colorful A3 sized paper), but I've been reading the articles and forums on this site since about 12 years, so gratitude is in order for all the information/entertainment I've assimilated/experienced here throughout the years.
Looking forward to all kinds of advice and insights from people far more experienced in this field than I, thanks in advance