I posted a similar thread just now in this forum about how many calories it takes and eating strategies for mass, but this is about how much gear it takes to put on pro-bodybuilder size.
I’ve read of people getting pretty large (up to 250lbs) on less than a gram/week and people who actually are huge (275-300lbs) that take around two to three grams/week of gear. I’ve also read anecdotal reports of professional and pro-am bodybuilders taking huge blitz cycles around contests upwards of seven grams/week.
I am 6’2" 235-240lbs ~10%bf. I’ve taken up to 2g/wk of a number of compounds, and separately of just straight test, and I didn’t budge more than five pounds in weight (obviously a calorie issue–see my other thread “Getting enough calories”).
Obviously gear and calories are inseparable for huge mass, but say I would like to achieve 260 lbs 10%bf (gain of 20-25 lbs), does it really take massive amounts of steroids as many would have you believe? I’m already pushing 6000calories per day to maintain.
Any advice on this question or gear requirements for pro/pro-am bodybuilders would be appreciated.
On a side note, I began taking HRT some time ago an have no issues with constant cycling. Do the pros ever come off, or do they need to stay on to maintain that size? I don’t intend to get Ronnie Coleman big, but it would be nice to maintain some decent size year around. What are people’s views on bridging or cycling to help with receptor downgrade? Thanks.