I have read conflicting evidence about what the equivalent physiological levels of testosterone are.
For an athlete looking to diet and lose weight (between 10-20) who wants to minimize muscle loss and especially strength loss what would be the bare minimum of testosterone necessary. Understand I am designing a cycle not to gain ANY weight (in fact lose fat) that will be coupled with a calorie reduced diet. Any increased strength is great but the main goal of this cycle is to not lose strength or recovery despite the restricted calories…
Some ideas I have are 50mg-75mg test prop EOD - between 150-225mg weekly.
Other ideas include lower test prop added to non-aromatizing drugs to keep or even build strength without adding weight.
For example three drugs all short esters:
100-200mg Tren Ace weekly
100-200mg Test Prop Weekly
100-200mg Masteron Prop Weekly
50 mg proviron daily
10 mg nolva daily
This cycle could be for 8-12 weeks with 40 mg anavar during the last 6 weeks. It would be coupled with restricted calories.
Any advice would be very appreciated. I don’t know if the lower end is
enough to spare some strength. Understand this is for an athlete who is not huge but strong - 6 feet tall 200 pounds 8-12% BF looking to get into a weight class of about 175-185 pounds with as little loss to strength as possible. Thank you!