Had alot of setbacks regarding my first cycle last year, surgery then inadequate timing i delayed this cycle.
1) Went back to 152 pounds ( changing cities, studies, other problems...
2) Primed for weeks preparing for cycle then slightly increased carbs until i went back to where i was naturally :165lbs
3) Started cycle: Going for 12 weeks: 500mg TEST E split in 2 doses monday/thursday + 250iu HMG on pin day to keep the testes going + 40mg dbol/day for 5 weeks
AI: Using 0.3mg femara E3D/EOD depending on excessive bloat, libido, and irritability ( if i feel that i can snap really fast i know that i have to take my AI, quality of erection and sensitivity of nipples ( daily check of these))
Supps: zinc, magnesium before sleep, vit C , aspirin before bed for BP, brewers yeast, creatine, beta alanine pwo, liv 52
LESSON TO LEARN: Had sleeping problems because i took 20mg dbol before sleep which kept me awake, so for the first 3.5 weeks i had no quality sleep.
I'm on my 6th week now ,(Cut the DBOL on 5th week and started 50mg proviron/day, sleep is great and mood is great), pinned yesterday on right glute.
Diet: Upped my cals exponentially with the cycle, from 3k to 3.5k to 4k calories per day and still increasing, i'm now at 4.3k calories. i was reaching 250g protein minimum on all those days, 75-100fats and the rest carbs. Underestimating the calories is such a big mistake, so it became a tedious task to eat, i force feed myself and won't sleep until i've reached my daily macros.
Decided to go hard mode and forget about the strength even if its motivating so i went full mass and hypertrophy on this cycle, it was a very hard decision to take because i had to lower all my weights and start working out like a bodybuilder, was on a 4 day split but my cns was getting so taxed because of the higher reps and relatively heavier weight, i was pretty lethargic but i've pushed through it.
As of now: Going to start logging results every week
Actually following a routine for maximum mass by a renowned coach (coachjessb) following poliquins principles, its working so far great for me. First cycle of the routine is an upper/ lower split for 3 weeks.
I'm already up to 185lbs and still fairly lean ( think of a carbload lean to have an idea), holding still a bit of water but not as much as on dbol, its probably the carbs and the amount of milk i drink everyday. Dbol handicaped me big time tho the pumps were crippling i couldn't deadlift or squat for the whole period so i adapted my workouts to that.
So quick recapitulation: up to 185lbs from 165lbs, going to increase calories even higher --> aiming now for 5k-6k ( i want to get to 220lbs, and milk the fuck out of this cycle, worry about the fat/water later because i have a high metabolism anyway),
PS: diet is 100% clean apart from protein yoghurts i take so i'd say i haven't eaten junk food in a while man i have some of these cravings lol.
For those who do not care about the timeline of events:
Week 1-12: 500mg TEST E + 500iu HMG split in 2 ( pin day) (discontinuing HMG 5-6 days before starting SERM)
0.3mg femara EOD/E3D
Week 1-5: 40mg dbol/day
Week 5-12: 50mg proviron/day
Week 13-14.5: 0.3mg femara EOD/E3D
Week 14-20 : Nolvadex 20/20/20/20/10/5 + 0.3mg femara E3D/EOD
Week 20-21.5 : taper off femara
Note well that letro is really potent