T Nation

Cutting After Bulking Cycle?


#1

So I was wondering when or if it's a good time to start a non-AAS cutting cycle, I'm 4 weeks after last inject and I noticed a bit of body fat gain from my test e bulking cycle. I went from 170lbs 15% to 195lbs 17%. Should I wait until my next cycle to start cutting and just maintain what I got or could I slowly drop the calories to a deficit like a month from now and begin to cut?

My libido is still high and my balls are almost back to the same size as they were prior to cycle so I feel my test levels aren't that low and I haven't lost any weight since last inject.


#2

Are you doing something for pct?

I recommend focusing on holding onto your current weight for a month or 2. Start your cut a few weeks prior to your next cycle and then use the AAS to help push it along once you start getting to the more difficult body fat levels.


#3

[quote]The-German wrote:
Are you doing something for pct?

I recommend focusing on holding onto your current weight for a month or 2. Start your cut a few weeks prior to your next cycle and then use the AAS to help push it along once you start getting to the more difficult body fat levels.[/quote]

Agreed. Start a cut too early and you risk losing some of that muscle you just gained.


#4

Id try to maintain what you got for a bit.

I would bulk naturally then cut during a cycle.


#5

Yeah I’m currently doing clomid 50505050 nolva40402020 I’m in week 3 of pct 5 weeks since last inject. I’ll do what you said, I’ll keep what I got for another month or two then slowly start cutting and add AAS a few weeks after starting to cut. I haven’t lost any weight still either and libido is through the roof.


#6

I’d leave it until at least 6 weeks after your PCT is finished. That’s what I usually do and it works out fine.

Any sooner and your hormones still probably won’t have gotten back to normal yet, so you might lose some of that precious, precious musclez