Hello T Nation, this is my first post, I will try and keep it concise but it will probably seem like a novel.
First about me, I am about 6'1.5" and a lean ~210-215lbs. After years of training I have run one cycle of test e @ 500mg/wk for 12 wks. I guess you would have called my goal a "lean bulk". My diet was on point, my training was were I wanted it to be and the results were phenomenal. PCT went fine, I was very fastidious about getting bloods done and everything was all good.
I have also extensively used the SARM Ostarine as a stand alone cycle several times prior to and once after stepping up to real gear.
I recently had a medical issue that confined me to a bed for several days, I am now ambulatory and pretty active, but won't be able to train all out for a couple weeks, this has me planning my next move. Surprisingly I didn't lose too many gains, I'm at the low end of my post cycle weight so a hair less than 210.
I am happy with my weight in the ~215, maybe 220 range. I'm not trying to get huge and I don't compete or really care how strong I am, I lift and train purely for aesthetics (I'm a vain motherf*cker). So my current goal, once I can actually put in some real work is a recomp.
My main question is in regards to my next cycle, I am planning test e @ 350/wk for 12-14 wks. I know decreasing the amount of anabolics in subsequent cycles is kind of unorthodoxed, but I figure the first run was to give me the mass I wanted and this is just to kind of polish it up.
I am not trying to throw anything else in the mix quite yet (tren seems really tempting for my goals, but I want the bare minimum to get what I want compound wise). What do you all think of this? most bros I have talked to say there is no point in going below what I started with, but I am curious to try it.
I plan on doing high volume training geared toward hypertrophy with a few different exercises @ 10repsx10-12 sets with lots of focus on eccentric motion for the majority of my cycle, with a couple of days dedicated to heavy compounds. My diet will be on point.
This brings me to my last an some what anecdotal point. Since I have been out of the hospital and when I was there, my diet has been absolute sh*t, and I mean ABSOLUTE sh*t. I daily eat several cheeseburgers, fast food, as many carbs as I want, eat out constantly, and somehow I am still losing or maintaining fat !?! No idea what is causing this but I will be sure to get the diet tight for a few weeks before I start the next cycle.
Also, might switch to a shorter ester (prop), thoughts suggestions about my situation?