You’re absolutely right. I actually cant imagine running 500mg+ of test anymore and the rollercoaster trying to control E, too high then crashing it and repeat.
I feel over the years I have found that keeping a low test dose as a base for any cycle is the way to go. Using compounds that do not require an AI alongside TRT doses of test is whats working best. I will keep a constant test dose ~60mg/wk Test Prop and then when I ‘blast’ it will usually be something like 50-60mg Anavar/d with 10-15mg/d Tren Ace (although I dont think I will use Tren anymore since hairloss seems to have become an issue). I may consider NPP with some anavar.
I see guys walking around the gym these days full of water and the dreaded ‘moon face’ from high doses of test and/or dbol, not looking aesthetic at all. With this protocol I follow, I’m lean and hard year round with slow but steady gains.