EDIT: In this pic I was 79kg x 13% BF, then I went to 77kg x 11% BG and my abs are more visible now.
FOREWORD : I've read the newbie first cycle post already and drawn my own conclusions.
I'd like to start my first cycle. I'm a non-competitive athlete who trains for relative strength and high skill movements. Stuff such as gymnastics and martial arts.
I've also been lifting for about 7 years drug-free.
My stats might be considered poor for the standards, but try to max both lifting and gymnastics isn't such an easy feat.
Anyway, I'm currently sitting at:
- 177 cm = 5' 9''
- 77 kg = 170 lbs
- 11-12% BF
Now though I'd like to start my first cycle. My target stats are:
- 80-82 kg = 176-180 lbs
- 6-8% BF
I don't want to take too many risks with AAS usage, so I think I'm gonna run something like 350-450 mg / week of Test E.
My long term plan would be to do 1-2 cycles per year, one for bulking (or better yet, working on proportions and strength increase) and one for cutting. While I focus on skills and maintain my physique for the rest of the months.
My question is, since this would be my very first cycle, is it possible to go for a recomp instead of a standard bulk? I might not be able to reach my goal with this cycle alone, but at least get closer to it.
Training plan: 2x week full body training, plus maybe a day where I work on my weaknessess (delts, arms, calves)
Diet plan: Low cals-carbs on rest days (sport practice), high cals-carbs on lifting days, higher proteins to take advantage of the increased test levels.