I am a 27 yr old male considering his first cycle. I have been training on a pretty advanced level since I was 11 and I have a very good base to work with; I am currently 225 lbs at 5’10 and 12% BF. Blood work has been done and everything is within normal limits as far as lipid profiles and hormones go. I’ll be doing a high volume hypertrophy and strength phase and eating 4000 cals daily; 50C35P15F.
I want the most ideal PCT for a the fastest natural testosterone recovery. I don’t intend on doing many cycles so I plan to make this one count and I have a somewhat demanding lifestyle so I want to mitigate the post cycle suppression phase as best as I can.
My cycle will be as follows 500mg Test Enth/week split up in 2 doses a week for 10-12 weeks. I am toying with the idea of adding mid -low dose(20-40mg) anavar for the last 6 weeks but still undecided; probably not though.
Have Arimidex on hand; some say start to take if needed while others say take .5 EOD starting the second week for simplicity as precaution regardless; feel free to chime in on this.
ANYWAYS HERE’S MY ACTUAL QUESTION!!
I keep hearing conflicting evidence on PCT from many angles and it’s driving me insane.
After a lot of research and digging I found the above protocol on youtube recommended by IFBB Greg Doucette and it made sense to me so I opted to go with this initially…
Initially I was gonna use a 5000ui bottle of HCG starting 18 days after my last shot of test e in descending fashion EOD… 750 mcg X 4 shots then 500 mcg x 3 shots then 250 mcg x 2 shots
25 days after my last test e shot and about a week after starting the HCG I would start the Nolva; 40mg for 18 days and then 20mg for the last 14 days.
However I keep hearing conflicting information such as…
Don’t do the HCG during PCT because it effects the HPTA axis in a way that makes the natural test recovery take longer there by hindering your pct. I’ve read here to take it on cycle and up until just before the Nolva to keep the boys “on” so we don’t have to work so hard to get them going again.
This makes sense to me but I’m still unsure and I don’t know what dosage would be. Someone told me 500ui twice a week. Is this too much? Can I get away with just 250ui twice a week to keep them stimulated during the last 6 weeks of the cycle and then right after the cycle blast them with the descending dose fashion I wrote initially EOD for the 18 days before I start nolva?? Or screw the descending thing and just go from 500ui/week on cycle to 500ui EOD for 2-3 weeks then Nolva??
Please let me know, HCG dosage and timing is my biggest confusion right now.
Lastly I notice some people her take clomid along with nolvadex in their PCT. Is this better? Will it provide faster test recovery? If so then I would rather take both.
Thank you for reading this far, I would really appreciate feedback.