[quote]Iron Mind X wrote:
Thank you for the proper post, I wish more people would make a first cycle post like this.
Cycle looks good.
Stop the hcg 4-5 days before pct. I’d also get some adex or aromasin to run on cycle.
Pct looks good Id extend it out to 6 weeks though and run a low dose AI through pct, stopping one week after the Nolva.
Other than that everything looks good, by your pic you seem to have your diet and training in order. Good luck and have fun[/quote]
Thanks BUD for your reply, I think it just a win-win to help the people that are willing to reply to provide them with sufficient information about the topic starter. It should help me and of course the people that are willing to help me. I thank you for that.
I see indeed that a lot of guys running an AI on cycle, but my thoughts for not running an AI directly from the start was to see if I am “sensitive” to symptoms of too much estrogen, such as water retention etc.
Of course I’m keeping an AI such as Arimidex or Aromasin nearby to introduce it to my cycle when I get symptoms of too much estrogen for example gyno.
I’d use arimidex @ 0.25-0,5mg every other day (From day 2 up until PCT starts) or 12.5-25mg every day.
Good that you say that about the hCG, you’re probably saying that, because of the half time of hCG that should be around 5 days, right? Thanks for the tip. I will implement it.
Could you explain why you would go for 6 weeks PCT instead of 4? I’ve always thought that 1/3 time on cycle would be enough to get your HPG axis going again.
About my training, diet:
I’ve always tried to eat healthy while training, only 1 weekly junkmeal and the rest of my diet contains “clean” food so to say. Only during my vacations I get a bit more loose and eat some more junk, damage control so to say.
I must admit though that I sometimes have a hard time eating 5000kcal of healthy, clean food, but I am still able to do that. It helps me feel good while training and living in general and that is a very important factor for me why I try to eat healthy. I just feel that I get way better results by doing that and I feel a lot better also.[/quote]
Cyco pretty much answered your questions.
AI is good to use unless you get bloodwork to confirm you don’t, which you are. I would start with a low dose to begin with. Even though it takes time for the test to build up in your blood, aromatization will begin quickly. Use a low dose and get bloods 4-5 weeks in and adjust he dose need be. High E has other negative effects other than gyno.
I run my hcg 2-3x a week.