Firstly MASSIVE shout out to @blshaw - truly helped me so much with this!
Did my labs and the results came back all within normal range so decided was time to go ahead.
I ordered 2 bottles of 300mg of an int brand - I won’t name it in case its against the rules. 1 Bottle of HCG, 1 packet of arimadex and 1 packet of Nova.
They shipped 1 bottle of 300 and 1 of 250 (local brand). And reimbursed the difference decided to make it work.
Started cycle on 25 Nov.
Decided to do 1 shot of 300 and 1 of 250 per week = 550mg.
Also decided to only inject the 300 on left shoulder and 250 on right shoulder as mini experiment.
Only used adex as needed and in the .25mg dosage @blshaw mentioned.
1 - It took 3 weeks to start feeling the effects of the test. No front loading, no AAS.
Hormone fluctuation was not crazy high either - with AAS usually feel the mental effects harder.
2 - I was on a 12 week streak of hitting the gym min 3x a week before starting cycle. I maintained that streak right until the last week of dec. I tried not to go HAM and focus on being consistent, keeping form correct and lifting heavier in increments.
3 - My strength starting increasing on every workout. I wasn’t getting tired after doing my max PR lifts anymore. It FELT amazing. See bottom of thread for details:
4 - My left arm (300mg) site showed far more signs of pimples than my right (250). Not sure what that means though.
5 - Weight
Weighed 88.5 kgs pre cycle
Maxed at 92.5/ 93 kgs (Christmas dinner and
On week 13 now with HCG and down to 90kgs.
6 - On week Jan 8 (Week 7) - I started feeling sick with flu like symptoms. I maintained the dosage that week of 550, I did 1 session on Jan 13 but it was not a great session at all. Regressed my recovery - didn’t train for another 14 days and was treating myself with OTC medication. However I started to feel worse in my symptoms. Saw a doctor and had to do a dose of antibiotics & for work purposes I had to get a covid test, which was negative.
The only 2 weeks in the cycle I did not maintain my goal of minimum of 3 sessions a week.
I made the decision to reduce my dosage though for the next 3 weeks.
My original cycle plan was to run for 10 weeks but I thought run for 12 and taper.
Week 1-8 - 550mg
Week 9 - 300mg
Week 10-11 - 250mg - Last shot 5 Feb
Week 12-14 - HCG - 500iu 2x a week
- Tuesday and Friday shooting days
Currently on week 13 as I type this entry up.
Observation: MASSIVE increase in sex drive. Wife not complaining
After doing several cycles with AAS added to the cycles - Deca, Equi (not a fan at all), Dbol (wont touch it again) - I have to say this cycle has been my favorite. It was simple to do, very little PIP, hormone increase slightly noticeable but not much fluctuations.
Only side was tiny pimples on my back & slightly itchy nipples - that the amex fixed.
Bench - 30% increase on cycle. Went for Pyramid’s and drop sets as opposed to a 1RM.
My 3PM = 130kgs
Squat - my knee wasn’t getting sore after 4 sets. I only used the brace over 100kgs.
5RPM = 140kgs
Deadlifts - Intensity was much better as was the form and rhythm. I wasn’t tiring on 3 and hitting 5 reps on nearly every weight increment.
5RPM - 150 kgs
3 RPM - 180 kgs
Shoulders - clean jerk and press - my biggest weakness in my body.
I have torn the rotators twice before and usually stop as soon as I feel its tight. I broke past my usual weight by 30% but the biggest difference was how much less stiff I was after these sessions.