I’ve been debating my first cycle and I was hoping some people with experience could tell me what kind of long term gains/sides I can expect to help me manage my risk/reward. I would run the standard first cycle: 500mg test e for 10 weeks, adex .5mg EOD for 12 weeks, and nolva PCT.
Here are some current stats:
Weight: 188 lbs
Bodyfat %: 13%
Years training: 4-6 (1 with proper diet)
I’ve got my diet in check, and I’m still seeing natural gains. It just takes longer and longer to see those gains. This fall would be a good time to run a cycle:a lot of time to spend in the gym, no gf, and I’m starting a bulk to over 200 lbs. I’m wondering how much a standard test e cycle would help my long term gains. Examples below.
For example: If I were to train naturally for the next year and I were to get my bench to 345 lbs by this time next year, what kind of bench do you think I would be able to maintain if I did a cycle this fall/winter?
Another example: Training naturally, lets say I am able to go from 163 to 167 lbs of LBM staying at 188 lbs in 1 years time (bulk to 200+ then cut back down to 188). That would take me from 13% BF to 11% BF. What kind of results could I expect if I cycle this fall; how much more LBM could I expect?
Lastly, what are the chances of having any long term side effects from a standard test e cycle? What worries me is messing up my natural test production at my age.
I know these things are impossible to quantify, but I’m asking you to ‘take your best guess’. I’m just trying to get an idea of how much AAS could help me progress in regards to performance and lean body mass and if that performance is worth the risk.