Scott, I replied a couple of times to one of your previous posts. I’m going to try one last time here. You seem like a smart guy, so please think seriously about what I’m saying.
In your initial post (the one that caused all the controversy), lots of people wrote in with differing views on steroid use at your age. NONE of the older guys supported it. Even 25-6 year olds wrote in to tell you to wait. That should tell you something.
Neither Brock nor Bill have responded with advice re your request for a cycle. TC has written that there is no good reason for a teenager to take gear. Even Cy, another 19-year-old, has tried to dissuade you from rushing into a cycle. That should also tell you something.
You seem to think that you’re at your genetic limit because you aren’t gaining much any more. Forgive me for saying this (time for a little tough love), but this is just stupid. Hell, man, your bones haven’t even stopped growing yet! How the fuck could you be at your limit?!?!
Most people are at a training plateau most of the time. It’s frustrating, but that’s just the way it is. At 6"1’ and 190, you’ve got plenty of room to grow yet. Your body is still changing, and will continue to do so for another 6-7 years. I’m an ectomorph, and like you, my metabolism (even pushing 40) is very fast. However, it has slowed down from when I was a teenager. Also, I grew (vertically) another 1/2 inch when I was 21 years old. After several years (not just two) without gains, and after 23 years in the gym, I suddenly put on another six pounds of muscle this past Spring.
What I’m trying to say here is that it’s still WAY too early in the game for you to think that you really have a handle on your bod. I understand that you know a lot about training and nutrition. But YOU’RE STILL GROWING! Also, you yourself have written that you’re worried about the possibility of psychological addiction. Judging from your posts, I would say that this is a very real possibility in your case. When you shoot those extra 25 pounds into yourself, are you going to be satisfied? Or are you going to think, “Hey, that was cool. And I didn’t hurt myself a bit!” . . . and do another cycle for even more quick’n’easy muscle?
What you’re thinking about isn’t some abstract, Ivory-tower issue of personal freedom of choice. It’s a real world decision, with real world consequences. It’s your body and your health. You say you’ve weighed the risks. Well, if you do the cycle and everything works out fine, what have you gained? You’ll be bigger and happier, right? Now, what if something goes wrong? In the previous discussion, one 20-something guy wrote that he had joint problems from steroid use too early. This is going to be with him for the rest of his life. Do you really want that? Is it really worth it? I think you know the answer.