I’m considering taking my first cycle. I’ve been training for 6 years now and recently plateaued seriously in the muscle gains department. Although I am fairly young I feel as though I am very close to my genetic potential now. Currently 23 years old and 178lbs at 12/13% body fat. When I first started at 17 I was about 150lbs so I have done alright over the past 6 years of lifting weights. My gains have basically stalled for my upper body over the last 6 months to a year due to an injury to my shoulder which has reduced my amount of pressing I can do a week (about 20-25 sets for chest and shoulders combined is all I can manage). Lower body still making gains as I squat and deadlift twice a week. Due to this I’m considering running a very basic cycle to help me break through this plateau and gain some weight again. Also I have been speaking to people about steroids and they talk about feeling amazing and like a superhero which is very appealing to me as sometimes my confidence can hold me back.
The cycle I have planned:
250-300mg of testosterone ethanate - weeks 1-12
Nothing - weeks 12-14
40mg everyday of Nolvadex - weeks 14-16
20mg everyday of Nolvadex - weeks 16-18
This cycle is open to discussion as to be honest I don’t know too much about steroids. I wanted to start with low test to start just too see how bad the side effects are and whether it’s worth the risks. Also I don’t want to blow up and not be able to retain the muscle after incase I didn’t enjoy the cycle but wanted to keep some of the gains.