Hello everyone, This is my first post on this site. Been doing a lot of research and and i think its time for me to do my first cycle.
Alittle bit about myself. Im 25 and have been training pretty consistently for 7 years. Im 6 foot tall and 180lb around 12% body fat. Over all very happy with the progress i have made naturally, but as to be expected the gains are starting to slow down. Always hated the fact that im 6 foot and and cant even get close to 200 without looking like the Michelin man and im just ready to see some solid gains for all this work i put in. Currently doing a 4 day split with mainly hypertrophy work because size is my goal. I track all my macros, currently eating right around 2,500 calories and id say my Diet is 80% clean with a few treats here and there with a cheat meal once a week.
Ive stayed natural for as long as possible because i know having a good base is key and i see that starting to young is frowned upon. Also the fact that i hate needles and injecting shit i get off the internet scares me alittle because i dont want to fuck my body up for the rest of my life. With that being said ive decided on a very simple first cycle that will hopefully produce good gains with as little negative side affects as possible.
A 15 week Test E only cycle. I decided 15 weeks because with 3 10ml vials at 500mg per week should last me 15 weeks so why cut it to 12? My protocol is as follows:
Week 1-15: Test E 500mg/wk, 2 pins a wk.
.25mg arimidex EOD
Week 16-17: Off
Week 18-22: Clomid 100/100/50/50
During cycle i plan to up my macros and protein significantly but still eat clean. Obviously train hard and give it all i have because i want the best possible result.
My main questions are:
Do i need to incorporate HCG? i know 15 weeks is longer then most cycles so is it a good idea to use it or will i be fine without it? if so, how much? I see 500iu a week seems pretty standard. Also should i run it from day one to my last pin or continue until i start my pct?
Seeing as how i want to do this as safe as possible i want to get blood work before, during and after cycle but im just not sure which ones i need to get tested. Currently dont have health insurance so it could be pretty pricey. Which test are the most necessary for this cycle?
Thank you everyone in advance for your input. Please let me know your thoughts on everything and let me know anything i might have missed or forgotten. Im gonna throw some pictures down below of my current physique to help you get a better idea of where im at.