Here’s my advice. Give it another year or so of hard working out, and get to 12% bodyfat or BELOW before starting a cycle. You are only 161lb and probably higher than 12% bf, you will be limiting yourself by using steroids now! Give it one more year of hard work, then hop on a cycle!
Put it this way man, if you have trouble getting past 161lb and those lifts without gear, you aren’t gonna get too far even with gear. You need to get your diet and lifting on track BEFORE jumping into gear.
However, I Am not naïve and I understand you may not listen to my advice. You are an adult now so I will give you some good info incase you choose not to listen to me. I STRONGLY URGE you to wait another year before using steroids, but if you choose to use now I WILL help you as best as I can! AT THE VERY LEAST, cut for a month or two until you hit 12% before your cycle! It will be MUCH more effective at 12% bf or lower! if you try to cycle at around 15% you will be underwhelmed and likely disappointed, even if you do things correctly, but would get great results at 12% or lower.
Here are two basic beginner cycles for you to choose from. I will not include HCG dosage (optional, will help with test recovery and stop ball shrinkage) OR PCT (not optional, very necessary if you want natural test to recover) in my advice. I am on for life, so I do not use PCT so you will have to get PCT advice elsewhere.
CYCLE ONE, basic test cycle
weeks 1-12 Test E 375mg-500mg/week
weeks 1-12 Nolva 10mg/day
Honestly, if you’re going to take the plunge with test ONLY, you might as well jump in at 500mg. Still is a low dose. HOWEVER, I would advise doing cycle 2 for a beginner cycle, I think it will be much more effective! AGAIN, I STRONGLY recommend being 12% bodyfat or less, even if you don’t wanna wait a year, still spend a month or two cutting to 12% bf or less first!
CYCLE TWO, basic test and masteron, long ester version
Weeks 1-12 Test E 400mg/week
Weeks 1-12 Masteron E 400mg/week
You SHOULD NOT need an AI on this, due to masteron anti estro properties, but still have nolva on hand for pct anyways and take if needed at 10mg a day.
CYCLE TWO, basic test and masteron, short ester version
Weeks 1-8/10 Test prop 350mg/week
Weeks 1-8/10 Masteron prop 350mg/week
Again, same AI advice as the long ester version of this cycle!
I’ll tell you once more bro, If you don’t wanna wait a year, ATLEAST cut to 12% bf and your results will be like twice as good if not better than at 15% plus BF. That’s the best advice I Can give. IF and when you decide to go ahead with a cycle, feel free to post in my log or tag me in a post and I will keep you on track!