IF strength and lean gains are your goals, immediately tren, halotestin etc come to mind as the obvious best options. HOWEVER, for your second cycle, not a good idea! Definitely stay away from these drugs right now regardless of the temptation! I made the mistake of starting with the harsher drugs and boy do I regret it.
I’m not a “Strength guy”, but I do have a decent grasp on strength and lean gain cycles.
Something like this I would suggest for your second cycle
Weeks 1-12 Test Enanthate 500mg/week
Weeks 1-12 Masteron Enanthate 500mg/week
Steroids are either mainly anabolic or androgenic, or evenly balanced.
Things like Deca, EQ, etc are anabolic mainly, which means they add more size, a little (or a lot) of bloat, more size than strength.
Things like masteron, anavar, etc are mainly androgenic, which means they add more strength, some very lean, dry, hard gains etc.
I think you will see GREAT results with 500 of each! You could push it to 625 test and 600 masteron E, but I WOULD NOT push higher than this! 700 masteron is generally the max and definitely NOT needed for second cycle.
Another option is to do 500 of each, and add in ANAVAR. If you decide to add anavar, I would dose it like this along side 500mg of the test and mast/week.
weeks 3-4 40mg Anavar/day
weeks 5-8 60mg Anavar/day
weeks10-12 80mg Anavar/day
Some will say 10 weeks on an oral is overkill, but the effects of anavar are quite mild. Yes it can screw up lipids and cholesteral, but these will return to normal after cycle. IF this is a concern, do the same kind of taper but start at week 6 instead. PERSONALLY I would not start anavar at week 1 because I like to run orals till the end of the cycle, other wise, if you run the anavar say week 1-8, you will likely stall out strength gains once you drop it, so run it till the end once you start!
Test and masteron (with or without anavar) will provide very LEAN AND DRY gains, with a focus on strength more than size, but the test will still provide good size gains. This could be a cutting cycle, but is also a GREAT lean bulk cycle, I’m a big advocate of masteron for a lean bulk!
In my opinion I Would do just the masteron and test for your first cycle for a focus on strength with dry lean gains.
Masteron is a very mild steroid, and can be dosed a bit higher without negative effects. Perhaps 500mg test 400mg masteron would be a bit better for size, but id say 400 test 500 masteron a bit better for strength!
I WOULD NOT go higher than 500mg of each as a maximum, or 300mg test 400mg masteron as a minimum!
With this cycle just take nolva at 10mg a day. IF you are unable to get nolva, and only have arimidex, I would stick to 400 test not 500, and only use if you feel you need it! If you do need to add it in, start with 0.125mg every other day unless symptoms are intense in which case you can double that, but this would be rare!
Masteron does not aromatize, and in fact is a mild anti estrogen! SO by adding masteron to 400mg test, you will need LESS of an AI than if you ran the test alone! This is part of the reason masteron rocks! It also increases libido a lot, feeling of well being, gym intensity, lean dry hard gains, a dry hard appearance, thin skin etc.
The strength gains and tightening effect of mast are always apparent, but under 10% bf it REALLY shines in terms of visual hardening effects!
Anavar also has hardening/tightening effects, as well as increased vascularity, hard dense lean gains that are commonly described as “keepable”, and good strength gains.
There are better steroids for strength, but not that will keep you lean. EITHER DBOL and ANADROL could be substituted for anadrol, but not for 10 weeks. IF you want to use one of those let me know I Will write out a protocol.
The thing is either of these will cause you to hold water, bloat up, and lose the lean look, and ruin the hardening/tightening/drying effects of masteron.
Best option is 500mg of test/mast per week and anavar as outlined based on your goals and experience!
I hope this helps!