I am planning (already purchased) starting my first cycle of Testosterone. I have done plenty of researching through the web, and also have been talking with buddies who have experienced in the past and or are still currently using steroids. I have been interested in and started gathering information on steroids approx 2 years ago when I first started taking training more seriously.
When I started lifting I was in 8th grade. I had played sports my whole life (basketball mainly) and was 110% interested in anything sport related. For about the first two years of lifting, I was inconsistent, young some a proper diet never really mattered to me and I wasn’t making any gains… Just learning I suppose. My 10th grade year I had brain surgery due to a car accident and was sidelined for about 4 months. I had totally lost my legs, but was determined more than ever to push myself in the gym, attempting to receive a D1 college offer, ended up tearing my ACL sadly and didn’t receive many looks by scouts my junior year. My senior year I recovered from the tear and started taking the gym seriously again, played my senior year, was offered a few D2 partial scholarships but ended up deciding not to play and just focus on lifting / academics.
Reasoning for the small backstory is, I want people to understand that I am not just a teenager looking for a shortcut nor am I hear to be talked out of my decision to pursue the use of steroids. I have always been dedicated to my training and always willing to do every step to make sure I do whatever I do the right way.
I’m 19 years old. My specs when I started lifting.
(Never have I been “naturally” big, or blessed with the genetics of a “beast”)
Bench : 75 pounds.
Squat : 115 pounds
Deadlift : 115 pounds
Now (19 years young)
5’9 maybe 5’10
Bench : 165
Squat : 245
Deadlift : 225
My diet is not strict or extremely clean. Usually eat different food every day, around 8 meals a day if we’re including protein shakes. Numbers end up like this
Anywhere from 2200-3000+ calories
150-250g of protein
and hovering right around a normal intake with carbs/fat for bulking.
I stay away from junk food, any kind of beverages and get my veggies and fruits both 2x+ a day.
I lift 5-6 days a week. In the gym 7 days a week, either playing basketball / doing cardio on off days, or in the gym just working on whatever muscle group im feeling like during a light work.
I’ve been consistently lifting and eating like this for about 11 months now I would say, and I have noticed very little gains in anywhere other than the strength department. I supplemented creatine first 6-7 months of lifting. Don’t anymore… I’ve always been naturally small, so hasn’t most of my family. I’m aware that my body is not fully developed, but I am on edge of believing that I don’t produce as much testosterone as a normal kid my age. (Especially for the way I eat and train) I have many personal reasons to also back up my theory…
Any suggestions towards how I should go by taking my first cycle would be appreciated. I am trying to keep it as simple as possible.
For example :
Week 1-12 - Test-E 250mg/wk
Week 1-12 - Nolvadex 10mg/day
PCT - Nolvadex 20mg/day x2 for 2 weeks, then 20mg/day x1 for 2 weeks.
Also, anything else I should take DURING my cycle? Would love to hear others experiences with their first cycle and how they went about it. Any side effects I should almost be guaranteed to expect even when doing the cycle the right way? If so, what can I do to negate them.