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First Cycle. Advice Needed


#1

Hi all

Newbie to the boards and have some general questions about juice and other.

Here are my stats - questions at the end.

Age: 30

Height: 6' 3" (190.5 cm)

Weight: 97kg (213 pounds)

Body fat: 15-18%

Lifting experience: >5 years

Diet:

Daily caloric intake ~3,200

Typical macronutrient profile.

F- 76

C- 287

P - 364

Current training regime:

This regime is a very slightly modified version of Lyle Macdonaldâ??s generic bulking regime.

Mon/Thu: *Squat: 3-4X6-8/3' (3-4 sets of 6-8 with a 3' rest)

*Deadlift: 2-3X8-10/3'

Leg press: 2-3X10-12/2'

Leg curl: 2-3X10-12/2'

Hamstring curl: 2-3X10-12/2'

Calf raise: 3-4X6-8/3'

Core work

*I alternate starting with either heavy squats or deads. Then a lighter set of either for my second exercise.

Tue/Fri:

*Incline bench: 3-4X6-8/3â??

*Chins: 2-3X10-12/2'

Rows: 3-4X6-8/3'

Flat bench: 2-3X10-12/2'

Shoulder Press: 3-4X6-8/3â??

Triceps: 1-2X12-15/1.5'

Biceps: 1-2X12-15/1.5'

*I alternate starting with either inc. bench or chins. I am trying to improve my chins as they suck.

Goals: short-medium term= put on ~10kg LBM, medium to longer term = keep LBM and reduce body fat to low teens.

Juice: Sustanon 250 @ 500mg/w for 10 weeks
On cycle ancillaries: none
PCT: Nolvadex at 40/40/20/20

Questions:

1)I am about to go on a Sustanon 250 cycle for 10 weeks @ 500mg/week. I have read a variety of conflicting opinions on how frequently to dose. Some say 1/week other ED or E3D. What is your advice on this issue?

2) In regards to diet. Should I be eating 500 calories (or thereabouts) over my daily caloric needs from day one of course or wait gear to build up?

3) Based on my macro profile: Am I eating too much protein? Should increase carbs or fat?
On training days I have a shake for breakfast (with oats +skim milk) and one before workout (with some toast) and after work out (with some simple sugars).

4) Do you advise a AI during cycle? I am trying to obtain Arimidex and plan to eat 1 tab E3D. But might not be possible. I am in Australia so have very restrictive customs laws.

5) Do you think my training regime has enough load for a AAS cycle?

6) Are my goals realistic?

Thank you for any insight you can offer.


#2

Ad.1 More often more stable gear level

Ad.2 Yes start right away

Ad.3 No you are not eating too much protein, I would up carbs to 400-500g in training days

Ad.4 It depends on your Estradiol levels during the cycle, I would throw up some Masteron instead of Arimidex and see how it work

Ad.5 Don't know, any reasonable training when on AAS will give you results

Ad.6 Not a chance to gain 10LBM on that cycle, if you do 2-3kg after PCT should be very happy


#3

Thank you for the feedback.

Is an 8 week cycle superior to a 10 week cycle if the amount of AAS consumed over the same period is the same?


#4

Not if your using sust250, it has short and long esters, hence more frequent injections more stable levels. The long esters wont kick in till around week 3 1/2, this is why most long estered cycles are suggested to run 12 weeks. So if your plan is to stop at 10 weeks your already cutting yourself short 2 weeks. Upping the dose isnt gonna make the esters work faster, the only option to make them work faster that im aware of is frontload.