I don’t know why I felt compelled to join this web site just to reply to a 5 month old thread but everytime I google something I’ve been researching this thing pops up and it aggravates me, probably because I know where the OP is coming from being a combat athlete myself and being in the same place looking for info on the subject of anabolics about 4 years ago and I was also given the same bullshit advice.
First of all, to the guy that states that using 175 mg of test a week is mind numbingly retarded because you’re barely putting in more test than your body makes naturally and then goes on to chastise the guy telling him he has no business even using anabolics you should probably get your facts straight before you come on so strong-High end test production for a young male is around 7mg a day which comes to 49 mg a week, and while I’m no math expert that means 175 mg is about 3 and a half times what the body makes naturally.
Also, bear in mind that 7 mg is on the high end and I’d venture that most guys in their early 30’s are probably at around 2/3rds of that if they are lucky. So get your shit together if you want the right to condescend to people like a douchebag. Second, my first cycle was the standard 500mg of test e and I blew up like a balloon even though my diet stayed consistent-by week 5 of the cycle I had gained 13 lbs and I doubt even half of it was muscle based on the moon face and pudgy fingers I was rocking-and while I was getting stronger and I had that grab the world by the balls mentality test often gives you my endurance went to shit probably because the excess water fucks up blood pressure.
I added .5 mg of adex EOD to combat this and while it knocked off some of the water weight it also made me feel lethargic and weak all the time. All this information that gets passed around as Bible, mostly by Bodybuilders who think doing 15 reps on a peck deck requires great athleticism and endurance needs to be rethought for guys who come on looking to use anabolics for sport. I won’t bore you with all the cycles I’ve experimented with since then but I’ve found staying in the range of 400-700 total milligrams of gear is about right for guys who want to stay in the same weight class yet still improve performance.
As to compounds test is good if kept to a low dose-about 175 mg of prop or 200-250 mg of enanthate or cyp. Equipoise is way overrated in my experience as to endurance benefits-all steroids increase RBC so eq definitely doesn’t have a monopoly here and being it’s got that long ester attached it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense for guys who only cycle while in training camp for 6-8 weeks. Also, it’s a wet steroid too so if you’re already using test you shouldn’t add something else that aromatizes Tren is terrible for endurance and even if it wasn’t I wouldn’t use it or Deca because I don’t like playing Russian Roullete with my penis.
For the guys that swear they need Deca for their joints go ahead I guess but I’d rather just use some chondroitan. Winny can work well if you’re lucky enough to not have your joints fucked up by it-Personally I’m not so I don’t use it. Anavar and Tbol-great for performance enhancement while maintaining size. You may end up getting bad pumps from them though which is not a good thing for a fighter so you may have to play with the dosages-they both need some androgen with them though so you’ll have to add some test, proviron, or masteron for energy and libido. I’ve actually found masteron to be a great compound for gaining stength without much size.
Don’t let anyone sell you on the bullshit that it’s only a finishing drug to be run at low bodyfat-it’s a very strong androgen. That’s about all I have to offer and I only went out of my way to post this because I read the same information everywhere and it’s always the same redundant shit that bodybuilders and powerlifters do and that would be fine if people didn’t respond to well-meaning questions like jerkoffs to try to exert some imagined superiority over the guy asking for help instead of just saying “I’m not a muay thai fighter so I’m really not sure what would be best for you.”