That's not to say that other people can't chime in, just that I'm interested in hearing Mr Roberts' opinion.
So it's fashionable these days to blast and cruise instead of PCT. If you go back 5 years or so on this forum you'll see it was all about the PCT.
The idea is, of course, that steroids need to be done for life otherwise you'll lose all your gains, and that every time you cycle you damage your HPTA, meaning you'll have less muscle naturally anyway.
I'm not convinced, though. I know loads of big, older guys who hammered the steroids when they were younger and are still big. Sure, they're not as big as if they'd kept blasting, but I'm sure they're bigger than they'd have been naturally.
I'm also not sure I'm sold on the idea of HPTA damage, either. Shadow Pro made an interesting point about how guys start using steroids in their 20s, then stop in their 30s, get bloodwork and freak out that their test is lower than it used to be, when obviously it takes a decline from your 20s into your 30s anyway. Also, as far as I'm aware there's no scientific evidence that steroids "chip away" at your HPTA.
Also, I don't get how dudes are maintaining 250lbs of muscle on TRT doses, but you lose all your gains going back to natural production. If a TRT dose puts you in the physiological range, why doesn't being in the physiological range naturally mean you can maintain the gains?
So yeah, be interested to hear your take on it, Bill.