*This is a big detailed post - hopefully someone in the know out there has the time or patience to read it and provide feedback.
Hello Everyone - thanks for such a comprehensive site, a real wealth of information. Information I probably should have read before I started a test e cycle.
You see I have cycled many years ago when I was young (twenties) and lean (the first time you could see my rib cage). Just bought some oil based stuff from a Gym junkie mate; no PCT, no real nutrition other than lots of chicken and rice and 250mg twice a week until the vials ran out. It worked well enough, I bulked up nicely.
I'm now 36 years old, 178cm, 95KG (210lb) and up there in body fat - I'm not sure exactly but it would have to be at least 20%. Up until recently, I had not worked out properly in years. I go hiking and snowboarding sporadically and apart from working in the garden and walking up and down stairs at work – that was my exercise for many years. Smashing beers every day and eating like a king (I love to cook) does not help either.
The idea I had in my head before I began this cycle was to use the cycle to get me motivated. Even a placebo at first. Quit smoking, reduce my drinking and get moving. I figured If I got into a good routine, built some strength and started losing weight – it would be a good start in the right direction.
I’ve now done a lot of research, which began out of interest, AFTER I started the cycle – in actual fact I was planning the next one. I mean, I’m reading day and night – if I’m not working out or at work or eating, I’m reading. This is how it has occurred to me that perhaps I should have waited until I dropped all this fat naturally and then started a cycle. What’s done is done – and call me stupid, but I’m not stopping now. (Unless I experience bad sides)
What I would like is some good hard feedback into my plan. I’m committed to losing body fat to a point where I don’t have a belly. I’m not looking to compete in body building competitions. Just want to be strong, fit and look good before I turn 40. I’m using all the tools I have at my disposal to increase my advantage in doing so.
I know how to cook and it has probably slowly worked to my detriment over the years. That and a consistent intake of alcohol. I’ve cut out booze on Monday – Wednesday, reduced it on Thursday and Sunday. May remove some other days too if I don’t see results. I love a beer – I’m trying to find a reasonable middle ground that I can carry on in between cycles over the next year or so and beyond.
On a daily basis, I consume something like following across 6 meals. The roo could be swapped out with beef or lamb, chicken with fish. I might have a protein bar rather than peanut butter and perhaps the avocado might be swapped for sardines. Essentially I have protein and a little carbs if possible before I work out and immediately after.
Glass of orange/apple/mango juice
3 Fish oil tablets
1000mg Vitamin C
Yoghurt & Muesli, chia, linseed
2 Boiled Eggs
2 Slices Wholemeal
Fried Chicken Breast 160g
1 Cup Broccoli
1 Cup Cauliflower
1 Cup brown Rice, Cauliflower, broad beans, chick peas
Peanut butter and 1/3 whole meal flat bread
Lots of water
2-3 times a day, 6 Days a week. Sometimes I omit walking weather depending.
Day – Morning, Noon, Afternoon
Monday – Swimming, Walking, Weights
Tuesday – Cardio, Walking, Bike or Intensive Cardio
Wednesday – Cardio, Walking, Weights
Thursday – Swimming, Walking, Bike or Intensive Cardio*
Friday – Cardo if I miss Thursday afternoon
Saturday – Cardio & Weights, Walking/Biking
Sunday – Cardio/Biking/Walking
Swimming = 20-30 mins
Walking = 5 – 10km @ >5km/h
Biking = 8-30km
Cycle 1 (15 weeks)
2 x 250mg Test E (Monday/Thursday) Week 1 - 10
25 Aromasin ED Week 3 – 13
20mgs Caradrine ED Week 13 – 34
8g ED Creatine from week 11 until 2 weeks into next cylce
250 HCG day before test Week 6 – 10
300/100/50 Clomid Week 13 (Day 1, 10 Days, 10 Days)
“Clean” (15 weeks)
Reduce calorie intake
No other supplements
Same as cycle 1 with;
Cease creatine at week 3
Introduction of Anavar 50 ED at week 5 until week 10
Hopefully in a year, I will be much leaner, stronger and in a very good routine leading into my 40s.