Due to the synergy of Test and nandrolone, the second option IMO and IME would be better. Lower androgenic sides, lower estrogenic sides, more muscle/a nicer look.[quote]
- Can I run the deca at this dose (possibly even as high as 450mg/week) without taking something for the prolactin?[/quote]
What do you think? Let me put it this way… you clearly know you need a dopamine agonist to control prolactin… and you should know the range of doses deca is used in - so putting those together you should be able to answer that yourself.
Short answer - no. I would run one ANY TIME i use Nandrolone TBH.[quote]
I was under the impression (from reading this forum and others like it) that 500mg/week was really only good for a first cycle, and that following cycles would need some kind of increase in the dosage to see worthwhile gains.[/quote]
Not at all… you can gain well from a base of test with/without added compounds for a good number of cycles. There is no rush.
For example after all the cycles i have done, i can run 1g of test for 2.5g/wk of AAS total… but i don’t NEED to (and so rarely do) as i can also see improvements from a 1.25g/wk cycle.[quote]
Actually I would much prefer to do 500mg/week again than 750mg/week, because it works out 50% cheaper :P[/quote]
Exactly. I would likely run 500mg test and 200mg Deca (with Caber) - you will not be disappointed IMO.[quote]
As for my gear, its UGL stuff, 250mg/ml. However, im very sure its underdosed a bit (to explain: I used 2 brands of test E on my first cycle, brand A and brand B. I started with brand A, and when I moved on to brand B I felt that it was significantly weaker stuff…unfortunately all I can get now is brand B). My gut feeling is it would be closer to 200mg/ml, if im lucky. If im unlucky its 75mg/ml. But I doubt I would have gained 25lb’s on my first cycle if I was pinning 150mg/week, so in theory the stuff is ok :P[/quote]
So let me get it straight - it is 250mg/ml or possibly 200mg/ml OR as low as 75mg/ml? What are you talking about?!
The fact your results dropped off in the second half of the cycle is not really indicative of a weaker product, this would have occurred if you continued with ‘Brand A’ (sigh*). If you really believe it is under-dosed, assume it is 200mg/ml and dose accordingly. That is what i would do, and have done in the past.
So stick with 500mg Test and if you want a bit more size and a nicer look to the body over what Test alone provides 9due to water and fat increasing as doses do), then add a little Deca. 350mg-450mg is NOT necessary. 200mg-300mg will be enough till you are 250lbs IME.