I know, another one of those first cycle threads. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and just want some feedback and help with some questions.
First off I’m 48, 6’2" and 225lbs. Approximately 20% body fat. I am a very experienced lifter/weight trainee because I’ve been doing it a very long time, but I guess I would consider myself intermediate. I’ve done a cycle of oral pro-hormones in the past (Super DMZ), but that is it.
My goal is get to around 10%-12% BF, so something around a 15lbs cut if I can hang on to the lean mass I have and maybe add some. That last part is why I’m trying a TRT cycle. Routine bloodwork put my T levels in the “normal” range, but nothing to brag about.
The cycle is based on what I’ve learned here on this site. I’m going for 18 weeks total counting PCT. My goal is to be completely wrapped up before vacation in August.
W1-12: 250mg Test E every 3 days
W1-14: 0.25mg Adex (Anastrozole) EOD, taper to .125mg in W14
W3-14: 250iu HCG every 3 days (taken the day before the Test E so I’m not pinning twice in a day)
W15: 50mg Clomid 2x daily
W16-18: 25mg Clomid daily
I’m keeping my workout basically the same as it is now, except trying to kick up the intensity and frequency.
So here are the questions.
First, does this cycle seem logical, any potential issues?
I plan to be in a caloric deficit the first 4-5 weeks then gradually increasing until I get to maintenance and I’m hoping that the TRT cycle will make recomp more realistic. Does this sound like a reasonable approach to my goal?
I’ve done 2 injections so far. I have to tell you, it seemed really weird to be doing that, but it went off without an issues. I had watched multiple videos on the proper way to do it. I’ve got all the stuff to do this right. I used a 25G needle for injection and I couldn’t believe how pain free it was. I barely felt the needle and the Test E went in pain free. However, about 24 hours or so later I was a little sore at the injection site. Nothing big, just ever so slightly tender to the touch. Is it normal to have that delayed soreness? Should I expect the same with the HCG injections? I injected in the glutes BTW. Right side first time, left side the next.
So that brings me to my last set of questions. Is it typical to rotate injection sites? What are your thoughts on other sites besides the glutes? It seems like the quads would work and it is much easier to see what you are doing. I’ve also read about injecting in the delts. Is there really any benefit to one site over another or is it just personal preference?
Thank you in advance for your help.