I have been researching and trying to decide what I should do for my second mass cycle. I did an 8 weeker for my first:
http://tnation.tmuscle.com/free_online_forum/sports_training_performance_bodybuilding_gear/finally_underway, which was successful IMO. Most importantly, I found out how my body responds to test.
Ok, here is what I have planned, but of course, I have a few questions.
Weeks 1-12: Test E @ 600 mg
Weeks 1-12: Equipoise @ 600 mg
Arimidex @ least .25 mg EOD
Hcg 500 iu per week
My questions are:
1.I know that equipoise takes a long time to kick in due to its long half-life. Would it be beneficial to run this cycle longer?
2.I have read that equipoise needs to be stopped around a week before the test so that it clears the system. Should I up my test to 13 weeks? Thoughts?
3.If I run a longer cycle, say 14-16 weeks, its going to be harder to recover. I am thinking it is a terrible idea, but would like input. Suggestions?
4.Should I frontload this cycle to expedite things?
5.Any suggestions for another option besides Equipoise? I know an oral kickstart is an option, but I am not so convinced something like Dbol is worth it.
My Diet will be spot on and clean. I know that without a proper diet, full potential will never be attained. This holds true off cycle as well.
I will slowly up the macros as my bodyweight increases. Last cycle I went too high on my macros, and accumulated more fat than I wanted. This time, everything will be more gradual. I think I will use a carb cycling approach with scheduled refeeds. I have found this a very effective way in keeping the metabolism high. I will also include cardio (at least one HIIT session per week) during this cycle, b/c last one it was basically non-existent.
Current Stats are as follows:
5Ã¢??10, 180 pounds, 7-8% BF (been cutting)
(When not in a calorie deficit, easily walk around at a very lean 185+ )