Sharing my experience with blood work after blast mostly because I had questions about prepping for TRT testing myself.
My last blast mid way through was 750 TC wk, 50 mg oxandrolone last six weeks, HGH last six weeks, continued until one week prior to blood test (couldn’t definitively find that HGH does not impact clearance rates, most of what I read said that HGH can increase TT). Last three weeks of blast I went from 750, 500, 200, then to my cruise dose of 120 for four weeks. Last week of blood work (this week), I did 40mg Monday, then blood work Thursday. My last TRT TT levels at 150mg/wk was 760. Today my readings were 868. My TRT MD likes blood work quarterly which makes blast a bit more difficult. Next blast I will cut one week earlier. I haven’t received the results of my lipids yet but surprisingly many of my panels showed improvements. Glucose non fasted improved, BUN, few others I wasn’t expecting. I gave blood last week, HCT went from 52 to 46.
My experience this blast compared to first blast of 500mg TC, 50 mg oxandrolone was that the gains I made this time came much later in the cycle. I hit a peak weight of 205 two weeks prior to the end of the cycle, which coincided with the second week of my calorie cut. I started this blast around 195. I gained very little weight the first few weeks, even though my calories were higher, but cleaner than my first blast. My first blast I gained 18 pounds, kept around 15 so I was happy. My goal this blast was to get to 200 lbs (I’m 5’ 8") and then cut. I would estimate I was 18 - 20% bf when I was done. Oblique lines visible when flexing. I can say this cut has been a piece of cake compared to anything I’ve done in years. I’m down to 190 and estimate 15% bf, goal is 10% by early June. Most abs are visible when flexed but not clean. I’ve been in the game a while and competed for years, if anything I’m over estimating not underestimating BF numbers, I just know you guys are rabid about peoples estimated lol.
Question for you fine people, and I know a lot of you do it: what do you like to run with TRT if you do? I’m aware of risk reduction, etc. TRT for life and my labs have looked decent through the year, so I’m going to try a compliment to my TRT for a while and check labs again. I would do primo but want to keep the hair a few more years while I can.