I started my 5th cycle Sept 1st consisting of 1g sustanon, 600mg deca, 50mg dbol per week. I mostly stopped working out after my last cycle about 6 months ago. Since starting back and beginning this cycle, I have gained about 18 pounds with minor increase in bodyfat, which I find to be a bit hard to believe. I look and weigh now about the same as I did at the end of my last cycle. I realize its a heavier cycle, but I didn't respond well to my initial 3 cycles of lower doses. I'm not advocating more is better.
I am consuming 4500 cals per day, 400g of protein. 5'5" tall, current weight is 188lbs.
My question is about the weight gain. Is it possible I just atrophied in the last 6 months and my existing muscle cells are responding to the training stimulus and additional protein again? I have never seen this rapid of a weight gain on my previous cycles, last cycle was 750mg of test e, 400mg deca per week.
Either way something is working. I realize most of it is water retention. Excited to see what my weight will shoot up to when the sustanon is fully functional. Thoughts?