Hi, I’m new here. I’m a dutch man, 39 years old and been lifting weights for about 20 years off and on.
I’ve done a lot of bulk and cuts. Right about now I am in a cut. At the end of my cut in about 5 weeks I will be around 10% bodyfat and I am thinking about doing my first cycle at that point. At 10% I usually feel (and am) pretty small and flat but with my shirt off I actually look more muscular.
I have test and nolva in my posession. I wanted to go for it last year, but wasn’t quite ready for it.
I’ve done a lot of research. The thing that keeps holding me back is the shutdown of own production. I had my blood checked and my test right now is 20 nmol/l. Thats 576.84 ng/dl. Not bad for my age but I have a pretty healthy lifestyle. None of the less I feel building muscle at my age gets harder and harder the older I get.
Long story short: is it worth it? I realize that if I go this route I probably end up doing trt and thats no problem if its worth it. But is it?
Only one cycle doesnt make sense to me unless your doing some sort of photoshoot or if you’re an athlete or actor or something. But I’m none of those so if I like it I probably keep going. That means trt eventually and injecting testosterone for the rest of my life. Thats a big decision…
On the other hand, maybe my life would be a lot better with higher test levels and a blast every now and then.
Is it worth it? If you look back knowing what you know now, would you do it again?