[quote] Brook wrote:
shoulder feels great,back is totally fused,just weak. 7 weeks at 60mg a day…not sure what pct is? sorry,I’m a newbie,and don’t plan on making this a “habit”,(i use the term loosely)just want to get back where I was,a little faster…I’ve just always been very strong for my size naturally. I really appriciate you helping me out,I"ve done some research,but get so much conflicting or the same info,everywhere I look…so I figured why not just ask about my specific needs…every time I read about var only cycles,most everyone answers thinking of size gains,I just have no need to gain size…before my surgeries,i was 5’9" 160 at 8% bodyfat,w/o anything,now I’m 185…17 months of no exercise,and not as healthy of a diet (although I’ve changed it up alot a couple of weeks ago)no more junk food…anyway,I really do app. the help…have a great day!
Hmm… firstly - without hostility - i think that your idea of ‘blessed with good genetics’ is vastly different from mine.
Secondly to DH, most AAS in specific doses are effective at increasing collagen synthesis but i fail to see how that will help fused vertebrae. I am sure it might, but i cannot see how.
Lastly OP - I think it won’t hurt. If you want to use a mild (read: weak) steroid to expedite your results - why not? Many love the results from var only… 60-80mg/day etc.
It will suppress some of your natty production, but not fully and you will recover with little to no PCT easily. IMO at least.
I would say that suppression is really a very easily recoverable problem when tackled correctly, and the most effective cycles will need to be suppressive. Most ‘steroid novices’ such as yourself think that if you did a ‘real’ bodybuilding cycle - Testosterone (shriek!) for example - then you will blow up. Not so.
More likely is with var you may notice an improvement, you may not. it is one of those things where you can’t really tell if you improved or not. whats the word… subtle!
With the Test cycle you will notice a marked improvement and no, you wont look bloated or like a bodybuilder… that takes specific effort
thanks for the info,but I’m not wanting to use it to help heal my fused vertebrea,I just want to strengthen my body from being down so long,and maybe help burn the fat a little faster,than with diet and exercise alone…I do understand that doing a “real” bodybuilding cycle will not make me blow up,I’m really only looking for that “subtle” kickstart,so my first day back training,won’t be like my very first day ever…right now all I can do is cardio, some light lifting,and some stretching, I’ve never been much of a lifter.that’s why I say I was blessed with good genetics,I’m old,short,and beat up,but I can still dunk a basketball,overpower guys that outweigh me by 40 lbs,and still run a 4.5 forty…most guys my age,have to work extremly hard,to be half the athlete I am.I have a sixteen y/o son,I can’t let him beat me at anything untill I’m at least 50…so at this point,I have to cheat a little…thanks buddy,have a good evening…