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MAG-10 Beginner's

So…I didnt see anything for newbies on the forum, so I decided to start one.

I am currently a few weeks away from beginning my first ever “cycle.” I’ve never tried anything like this before and would like a little help and/or guidance.

Is there any knowledge anyone would like to impart, for someone on their first cycle, ie. what to expect, things you wish you knew then that you know now, etc.?

I currently have a bottle of mag10, m, and Tribex, and I am in the process of purchasing more protein and shakes, as well as restocking my cupboards for the next 12 weeks, and purchasing more supps for 2-3 more cycles.

So what gives? Anyone willing to help? I’m not that good with the nutrition stuff yet, but I’m working on it. Also, I am taking pics in a few day for a starting point. Dont know my BF%, cant find a reliable way to get it. Im 5’9, 160 lbs., looking to add 10-15 pds of muscle.

I have been training for the last 6 months, 5 days a week, 3/2 split, weights/cardio.

All advice welcome.


Have you read the MAG-10 FAQ, the Pro-steroid Roundtable and the MAG-10 Plan for Success yet? All these are available at T-mag.

Do yourself a favor and figure out all that “nutrition stuff” before you start. You said you have a few weeks before you start the cycle(s). That is probably enough time to learn a good amount about what and how to eat to make sure your gains are good and have a favorable ratio of muscle to fat.

I second Derek’s post. You have to eat right to make gains. No matter how hard you workout; You will not make gains unless you eat right. Read all of John Berardi’s stuff in the previous issues. ALso, you want to eat P+C every meal instead of splitting up P+C and P+F. You need insulin spikes on Mag 10 when wanting to gain weight. Feel free to ask more questions.

Make sure you eat big. Lots of protien from natural sources and the shakes also.

Thanks for the feedback guys. Yeah, I posted without doing a FULL search. Sorry. Newbie-itis. Just got so damn EXCITED when I found this board! I actually put off my first cycle for a month or so. Trying to catch up with all the info on this site. DAMN MY EYES HURT!!!


The Growth Surge Project will answer many of your questions. Follow it to a “T.”

Be sure to eat a ton of food and train very hard.