After many months of research and listening to your advice on here (thanks) I have a cycle I am ready to start is this OK?
Hieght 5’ 4"
Weight 72 kilos
this is my first cycle
Week 1 - 12 500 mgs Sustanon
week 1 - 10 400 mgs Decca
week 1 - 6 50mg a DAY D/bol
week 1 - 12 20mg a DAY Novladex
week 14 - 17 Chlomid
Still not sure on the chlomid dose if anyone can help with that, I have 50 x 5mg tablets of Chlomid
Pretty good for a first cycle, but I would change a few things personally (of course, lol)…
Change sustanon for a single ester (enan or cyp)
Save the nolva for pct, but run arimidex @ 0.5 mg EOD throughout - this will minimise suppression.
Clomid dose needs to be 50mg ED as a minimum, so you only have enough for 5 days - get more.
Bushy…doesn’t Arimidex “mute” the gains of the cycle? Natural Test. levels are suppressed anyway, how much does Arimidex help?
Yeah a’dex will mute the gains, but really only ‘water weight’ ie glycogen/water retention IMO. There are two (or more) camps on this issue (as on just about every steroid issue, lol). Some say that the extra glycogen is necessary to fuel more intense/higher volume in training, which will stimulate the muscle to grow. Others think that this type of extra, temporay weight is essentially worthless as it just dissapears post-cycle anyway, and the androgenic effects of test will power workouts and increase strength regardless.
Since one of the feedback mechanisms that causes suppression of the HPTA is estrogen (T aromatises to E, body ‘sees’ increased E and reduces T), it makes sense to minimise E - with or without opther E symptoms like gyno or SubQ water. Since E hangs around in the body longer than T does, elevated E levels will keep you shut down even after T levels have dropped below physiological norms.
A’dex can be titrated quite easily - ie you can find a suitable dose that will just keep unpleasant E effects at bay, but not hinder gains too much. Some E is necessary for libido so the ability to titrate the dose is useful here as well.
A’dex only reduces E by 50-60% or so. Letro hammers E into the ground by about 80-90% I think. A’sin is somewhere between the two as I recall.
I am somewhere in the middle (I’m an Englishman after all, lmao). I like a little extra pump in my muscles to facilitate the kind of workouts I like, but I don’t like ‘false’ gains particularly, so I’m happy that there may be a little less total growth in the end. Also, since the first period post cycle is the hardest psychologically, I don’t want to increase my blues by seeing a whole heap of weight disappear, even if it is ‘just’ water. Finally, since I’m a vain bastard, I like ‘lean gains’, so the use of a’dex keeps any bloating and smoothness under control.
At least thats the theory as I understand it - I could be tawkin oot me arse!