1st post, so please let me know if I’m not following the correct format!
I’m male, 31, living in London UK and as I post this - in week 8 of a planned 12 week Test Cyp cycle - 1st cycle. I’ve trained hard for 8 years and decided to take the plunge with Test Cyp.
Pre cycle stats - 100kg, 6foot 4inches, estimated 13% BF (callipers), 16.5 inch bicep, 38inch waist, 39 inch hips, 45inch chest, 52 inch shoulders, 22 inch quad, 16 inch calves.
(I understand this would be a hell of a lot easier with a simple photo - but I’m heavily tattoo’d with very distinct all over body tattoos which would make me instantly recognisable to friends and family - I also have a career in finance which I can’t jeopardise over running a test cycle - hence the need for anonymity!)
Blood work prior - due to being connected to the UK Health system through my work - asking my doctor for blood profile would be unwise and could have ramifications - therefore I had to go private - which restricted the tests I could afford to go for.
I opted for a full chemical profile and Test levels.
(Can be posted fully upon request).
Test levels prior to cycle - 14.6 nmol/L (421 ng/dl) - not great admittedly!
Rest of chemical profile - pretty much all in range…
Cycle has been -
Weeks 1-8 - test Cyp (British Dragon) 300mg - pinning twice a week = 600mg per week.
Weeks 1-4 - Anadrol (Oxy) - 50mg - twice a day.
Weeks 6-8 - Arimidex - 0.5mg - EOD.
Blood work - at week 8 - had blood drawn 3 days after my last pin - just before I had my next pin.
This is where i am to believe I have bought bunk gear - my test levels came back at 30.6 nmol/L (882 ng/dl) - I was obviously expecting significantly higher levels!!!
Stats wise - I’ve gone up to 112kg - (12% increase) but there has definitely been too much fat gain - hips have gone to 43 inches, although have got gains all over body - 17.75 inch biceps, 17 inch calves, 24 inch quads, 47 inch chest, 55 inch shoulders…
Whilst I’ve obviously been gaining - due to the low T levels - I am to suspect that this has been through hard work, eating a shit load (5,000+ calories a day) and high volume split everyday in the gym…
Strength wise - definitely also gone up - though now I look at this as a mix of everyday training brining strength increases, combined with high calorie intake and a psychosomatic effect of ‘being on cycle’…
So - here’s my quandary - what to do? I’m certain my Test has something (hence T levels going up - but nowhere near to the expected levels) so is probably underdosed…
Continue with the cycle to week 12 as normal?
Up the dose to 400mg (I have 12ml left @ 200mg / ml - this would only give me 3 more weeks) or even higher?!
I’m obviously gonna be calling my guy to question the validity of his gear - is there any merit in upping the dose and stretching this out to week 12/14/16 if he comes back offering more of the same…?
Stack with something (I’m certain the Oxy I took weeks 1-4 was legit as this is when I put on a lot of size/strength quickly…) ?
Forget about this cycle, jump on PCT and find a new guy to try again next year?!
Any advice greatly appreciated, I will aim to add in additional info as and when requested, your help is appreciated in advance!