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First Cycle and Long Term Plans

Currently 25 years old, 5’10, 182 lbs, 10% bf. Been lifting for 7 years, dieting properly for 2 years. Never been on gear.

My goal physique is similar to Frank Zane, I’d like to walk around at 190-195, 7-8% bf. I’m hoping I can maintain that for 6 months of the year, spend 3 months bulking, and 3 months cutting back to 190ish.

I can’t get there without gear, progress is too slow nowadays. However the good news is, I only need ~15 lbs of LBM to get there.

So my question is, what would be the best way to go from point A to point B and how difficult is it to maintain my goal physique?

Is it feasible to say I can get away with running 1 or 2 test only or dbol cycles per year for bulking help? Is it possible to achieve/maintain that lean of a physique without additional cutting drugs?

If this is your first cycle run some test with an oral. 15 pounds isn’t much weight. I know guys who gained close to 25-30 pounds on their first cycle and kept the majority of that weight.