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Cycle and Vacation Planning


Hello All,

Thanks to the readings here I’ve decided on my first cycle, which is completely different than I had planned.

WK 1-10 300mg Test E / week
WK 6-12 60mg Var/day
WK 13-15 Clomid 50/25/25/25 Nolva 40/20/20/20

Now my decision, since I have ample time, is to complete the PCT 1-week prior to departure or do my last pin prior to departure, in which case I’d jog the anavar back to weeks 4-10 and complete the PCT upon return.

I’m not worried about losing gains on this 1-week vacation as I binge eat like a madman on the road.

So let me draw it out

Choice A:

WK 1-10 300mg Test E / week
WK 6-12 60mg Var/day
WK 13-15 Clomid 50/25/25/25 Nolva 40/20/20/20
WK 16 normal life
WK 17 vacation

Choice B:

WK 1-10 300mg Test E / week
WK 4-10 60mg Var/day
WK 11 Vacation
WK 13-15 Clomid 50/25/25/25 Nolva 40/20/20/20

Things to keep in mind is I’d like to have some libido going and I will be drinking. I want to go with A, simply because I want to get on it now.



i’d wait.

since this is your first cycle, there are some things that you need to test out, as far as how you react.

boozing it up while you wait for your HPTA to recover is a surefire way to cause estrogen rebound and screw up HPTA recovery, as well.

i’d also suggest making PCT 6-8 weeks with only one SERM. more is not better in that instance…


You haven’t mentioned including an aromatase inhibitor or HCG during your cycle.

Using an AI such as arimidex during cycle and tapered into PCT is very important, you need to include this.

HCG is not essential but i would recommend using it @ 250iu mon/wed/fri during cycle and stop a few days before PCT.

Go with option A and complete PCT before going away.

Run just one SERM for PCT and use it for 6 weeks. Nolvadex @ 20mg a week for 6 weeks should be fine.

I would increase the Testosterone to at least 500mg a week and if dosed at 300mg/ml then just do 600mg a week. I just don’t think it’s worth shutting down your natural production, putting your body through PCT etc for 300mg a week.