Hey Guys: Starting my first cycle on Tuesday morning and I just wanted to run my final checklist past all you guys so you can yell and me and give me advice if Ive f*cked up on any of the preparation. I have gotten a boatload of great advice, about a zillion PMs and I could not have pulled this together without a site like this to learn from.
Can you let me know what you think one final time? If I get the balls, tonight Im going to take a before shot so in the end I will have a comparison. T-minus three days and counting.
CYCLE START TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2008
(Keep in mind I’m 5’7", 169lb, 11%BF, 34yo, been training hard (very hard) for five years.)
(Also, I did plan to kick with Dbol, but since switching to Test Prop most people have told me NOT to use it. Came across some Winny (dropper), and although some people have said use it at 50mg EOD during the last four weeks with the Prop, I will probably just use the Test by itself.)
Arimidex .25 EOD (begin use/adjust dosage as/if needed)
Taper off of Arimidex if using
Test Prop Taper
Wk 17 30mg EOD
Wk 18 20mg EOD
Wk 19 10mg EOD
Wk 20 5mg EOD
Fish Oil ED
BCAAs during workouts
Glutamine pre/post workout
Im 5ft7in, 169lb, 11%BF. 34yo. Some have counseled me to try for about 4500 calories a day. Most others have said that at my current (small-ish) size Id probably end up storing a lot of fat if I go much above 3800 calories. I could try to add a low-fat mass builder (1000cal) shake to push things up past 4000, but then its the extra carbs I worry about. This is the part I am most unsure about.
3500-3800 calories per day
250-300g protein (55%)
150-200g carbohydrates (35%)
50-60g fat (10%)
5xs week compound exercises, with a few isolations via machine. Low reps, high weight. Workouts usually run about an hour and twenty mins, not including cardio. Trying to focus lately on decreasing my rest between sets, although that gets steadily more difficult the heavier the weight gets. Cardio is medium to high intensity for 30-40minutes 4xs a week.
Monday Legs, forearms
Tuesday Shoulders, cardio
Wednesday Back, cardio
Friday Arms, cardio
Saturday Yoga, cardio
Occasionally I will skip the cardio/yoga on Saturdays and pick a muscle group to hit one extra time.
Nervous. Excited. Is it Tuesday yet? Anyway, please let me know if things seem off-kilter in any way. I am definitely still open to suggestions. LR