Ok I am going to lay out the cycle backwards then reiterate a few things. I think you got what I was rambling about but I am just going to be extra careful.
Show is Oct 20
Last shot of test e at 100 mgs is Oct 7.
As long as you at least do test e at 100 mgs for September 30, 23, 16, and 9 (and Oct 7) then you have given yourself enough time to have the prior dosage of 450 mgs pw to disapate. That should be enough time for the extra water retention to go down, but everyone is different. If you kept a log from you first cycle then go back and see what week of your PCT you seemed to drop 5 lbs out of nowhere. That could help you refine this time table.
Now depending on how much test you have in hand for this cycle you can do 10-12 weeks at 450mgs per week as long as you do the time table above and give yourself enough time to get the residual test e down. You will get the test e releasing from the ester to a TRT level. (You shouldn’t have extra water retention at a TRT level) If you have enough for ten weeks then you start July 1.
Depending on if you want to run your winstrol up to the show, like the day before then you start that on Oct 16. If you want to be off of it for the week prior to the show then start Oct 9. I believe you stated you had enough for five weeks.
When you go back and think about your last cycle and you remember lossing about 5 lbs out of nowhere at the very end of a four week PCT then this time table should be good. If you seem to remember lossing 5 lbs two weeks after a four week PCT then I would add an extra week of test E at 100 mgs starting on September 2, still following the rest of the shot schedule. If you remember lossing 5 lbs early in your PCT then that’s even better, still follow the shot schedule in the second paragraph.
I don’t think HCG is a good idea with what you are trying to accomplish. Provided you had a fairly straightforward recovery on your last cycle.
There are two main thoughts on HCG. The common current method is use it on cycle to prevent total shutdown. I don’t think winstrol is going to give you any major issues with recovery post cycle, again provided your last recovery was smooth. The second method of HCG usage is the old school way of blasting right before PCT to help kick the boys back on. They use to stop their steroid shots then during the two weeks they waited to start PCT that’s when they did HCG, if they did any PCT. If you are worried about recovery then given what you are trying to accomplish with what is available I would think a modification of the old school method might fit you. Just blast the HCG the week after your show then start PCT, they could overlap a couple of days but it’s counter productive to run HCG and Nolvadex at the same time.
If you want to go with a modification of the current method of HCG usage then use it during the period you are taking test e at 450mgs. Once you start the lower dosage of 100mgs I would stop the HCG usage. My prior posts cover why.
Things to remember and think about before you set anything in stone. When you start your lower per week dosage of test e the following week to two weeks the amount released from the ester from prior shots is still going to be pretty high. Some guys feel like crap when the test level drops like that, loss of energy and motivation. You will be starting your winstrol either with your first week of test at 100 or the second week. That winstrol should help keep you from crashing.
If during this period when you are at the lower test and on the winstrol you do not see weight loss indicating the water retention is going down, do not panic. Some guys just loss a little bit at a time so they never notice a five pound drop over night. It might be at week three to five when you see the scale drop or you might just lose half a pound every other day.
If you are going to use diuretics and have never used them before, I would go get some and try them before your cycle starts so that you know when to take them right before your show. Do not use them throughout the whole cycle, just the week or few days right before the show.