[quote]23 years old
170 currently(have been up near 200lb when bulking), lean and pretty cut
know about proper nutrition, will start eating more on cycle
Alright, I think this would give me what I’m looking for, wanna get about 15-20lbs bigger, hopefully the armidex well help my gains be relatively lean. Been researching quite a bit, while saving up the money for the cycle.
I’m prone to acne, gyno, and thinning hair so I’ve including some ancillaries to help all those… [/quote]
You should start ï¿½??bulkingï¿½?? again now, while you do some research, and try to get back up to at least close to your natural ï¿½??peakï¿½?? that youï¿½??ve obtained before ï¿½?? with muscle memory it should be easy and would be a waste to use your cycle for those gains.
Being as lean as appear and say you are, how do you know you are sensitive to Gyno?
[quote]okay, I agree, I’m going to wait a bit and do more research while training very hard and eating right.
But, I was wondering, what do you guys think is better for PCT? Nolva or clomid or test taper.
I’ve read sumwhere that nolva is better than clomid. Also it seems that a nolva PCT would be easier than a test taper for a first cycle?
Any opinions? [/quote]
The better PCT would depend on the immediate goals after the cycle, if you are planning on getting back on a cycle then a convential SERM PCT would be best, otherwise the Taper is superior in ever way.
ï¿½?ï¿½ok for someone with my pre-existing conditions???
Any thoughts??? [/quote]
Do you have gyno, thinning hair, acne?
If you already have thinning hair, honestly I would give up the fight or change your plans a bit. Really, if hairloss is such a concern to you I would consider adding Deca and removing the Proscar ï¿½?? it will lower DHT, which will cause the need for a bit more AI and a bit less gains.
Deca will be somewhat protective. You would then be looking a a bit more complicated cycle though in regards to length and compounds so maybe you should just ignore me. With the Proscar though I would up the Arimidex to .5mg/day especially if you are gyno sensitive.
With running the Arimidex there would be no need to run the Nolvadex at such a high dose ï¿½?? 80mg/day!!! Whoa, settle down buddy. You arenï¿½??t going to need it for estrogen control as the AI will be controlling it, and dosing above 20mg/day is sensless for endogenous testosterone production according to studies ï¿½?? though I know at least one guy who says he gets a sex drive boost from the higher doses, many experience the opposite ï¿½??
regardless, you crazy high dosing is during the period when exogenous testosterone is still much higher than normal endogenous levels, which would make any recovery impossible during that time anyway ï¿½?? so no point as far as estrogen + no point as far as recovery = no point in such doses.
[quote]i’m also wondering about the moon face/water retention.
wuld adding the clomid and adex like i originally had help cut that back?
wuldnt keep that original test taper, just the clomid and adex while on… [/quote]
The Arimidex will help with that, diet is going to be an important factor as well. Clomid is not going to help considerably.
[quote]to get this straight, for PCT, if I decided to do the test taper/stasis
for 6 weeks following the cycle I would just do: week 1-6
mg/ week: 80mg / 60mg/ 50mg/ 40mg/ 30 mg/ 20mg.
I expect that I should also taper of the arimidex also.
But, should i still include the nolva if I’m worried about gyno issues??? [/quote]
I would run it more like 100, 100, 80, 60, 40, 20, but read the sticky ï¿½?? the guys here have turned it into a science, I would follow the protocol.
Taper off the Arimidex as the sticky probably says, my thoughts would be over 3-4 weeks. No point in running the Nolvadex, it will just give a artificial boost and negative impact on overall health during a time when we are wanting our bodies to naturally reach homeostasis and overall health.
[quote]Also how many times could you use the same needle if following the proper injection/storage techniques, and only using it on yourself of course.
Would I have to use a new needle for each injection, even the ones of the test taper??? [/quote]
Use each needle only once, it will dull considerably each time ï¿½?? I use one to draw and one to shoot. An exception may be during the taper with insulin needles, but I donï¿½??t know. If so I would wipe the needle with alcohol each time ï¿½?? before and after, but I donï¿½??t feel comfortable giving a recommendation for anything other than using a new needle each time.