I have been planning to do a cycle for a while now and have done quite a bit of research, but I was hoping to get some advice from people with experience… I am 23 years old and have been lifting for a little over 3 years. I train 5 days per week, and consume around 4000+ calories a day.
I weigh 170 lbs at 8% body fat. I’m planning on running a cycle of test cypionate at 400 mgs for 12 weeks, and running Nolvadex as my PCT. Does this sound like a solid cycle? Any advice before getting started? Anything you can offer is greatly appreciated!![/quote]
yeah, that’s pretty much THE beginner cycle… Nolva at 20 mg/day for 4 weeks is generally good… split the shots of test up (Mon-Thur?), as the half-life is vthere’s overrated…
you might need HCG for a 12 weeker. 8 weeks might be a safer bet for a first cycle, tho…
[/quote] thanks for your input cycobushmaster. If you don’t mind, could you elaborate on the benefit of injecting twice per week versus once? Also, why would an 8 week cycle be a better decision than 12?
the blood levels are more stable, as the drug’s release is more steady… i recently read some data that shows the half-life of test e is 5 days, and not the 10 days that is generally espoused. with that being said, shooting twice a week keeps you from spiking to a high level and then going back to the baseline, every week…
8 weeks is generally recommended for beginners, as it’s a long enough time to see results, but short enough that recovery is a little easier. although, suppression generally occurs after 2 weeks (again, there’s a lot of data showing it’s even faster), so one would theoretically expect the same suppression from 8 weeks as 12 weeks. however anecdotally, people seem to recover better from 8 weeks vs 12 weeks…
at the very least, if you go with 12 weeks, then i would add in HCG for the last couple weeks, at a minimum… you could use it with 8 weeks, too.
i’m starting to come back around on HCG, but i think i misunderstood how to properly use it when i was younger, and didn’t have the benefit of the internet to dig up real scientific data on how it works…[/quote]
I’m on TRT so there is no PCT for me to speak about but the rest of this advice is on the mark. c.m.l. is right about the AI, I like the idea that you can adjust it quickly.
One question, you are 170 lbs and take in 4K cal. a day? You’re not a marathon runner are you? Maybe I have to eat more!