Hi, I am new here but I have been reading up online for a fair while now and I am now in the process of planning my first cycle.
I want to get this as right as I can so I do not compromise my health.
There has been a lot of mixed information online and I believe it is quite confusing.
For my first cycle my aim is mainly for strength gains as I have been stuck on the same weights for the past 6 months (I cannot seem to go up in weight but have been making minimal gains which have pretty much tapered off to the present). My diet is in check. Muscle hardness and muscle gains are secondary but I wouldn't mind some muscle hardness and some deeper lines.
I have read up on short cycles of 3 weeks and average cycle length seems to 10-12 weeks. I am planning on a 4-6 weeks cycle whilst on holiday in a steroid legal country. (most probably 4)
My cycle currently looks like this:
Day 1: 500mg of Test enth (frontloading)
Day 7: 250mg of Test enth
Day 14: 250mg of Test enth
Day 21: 250mg of Test enth
Day 28: 250mg of Test enth
Now my confusion arises in relation to PCT and HPTA shutdown.
I have followed a very basic beginner cycle and it had no PCT included but merely advice to keep Nolva or Clomid handy in case of gyno sides.
This would fit perfectly into my holiday plans and I have chosen Test enth due to the simplicity of once a week shots as opposed to test prop which requires ed shots. Dosage I think is enough for my first cycle if not please tell me whether it should be decreased or increased.
My plans at the moment is to follow that cycle whilst training with heavier weights then supplementing on ZMA after Day 35 (week after last shot) to start recovery.
Mainly I am confused about the PCT due to the fact that my cycle duration is between the short cycle (3weeks) and 'normal' cycle duration of around 12 weeks.
Any and all advice would be appreciated and I am not in a rush for quick answers. I will not be starting this cycle for at least another 6 months but would like to make sure everything is properly organized for the first one.