I’m now in the experimental phase. Since I know I can do the diet and the training, it becomes a matter of what I can do to maximize my efforts. I’m narrowing it down to something like this:
TRT as usual, no changes
100mg/w deca (this is part of my TRT protocol)
Additional arimidex as needed (can’t say for sure what the dosage will be until I get a feel for the dbol and how I react to it)
Support supplements and such are in there too, but I don’t feel the need to make this post 1,000 words.
I’m toying with the idea of low dose dbol because I believe, based strictly on the chemistry and its decades of research, there is a place for it in a longer cycle. A lot of the broscience says that you get nothing but water from dbol, and I suppose that’s true if you run it high and for short periods of time. But an awful lot of guys have run it at 10 or 20 mgs for months at a time and have gotten good results. The liver issues are not something I take lightly. But when looking at my own personal health records and my lifestyle I feel more comfortable running it a little longer than the usual 4-6 weeks. I don’t drink. During what would have been my peak years of drinking (21-25, ish) I was 100% alcohol free. If I’ve had two drinks in the last year I’d be hard pressed to recall either of them. My diet is clean (though it can always be better, right?) and I take care of myself. So I’m willing to experiment with dbol a little bit.
Now, an alternative option (and probably the one I end up using instead, frankly) is NPP at 300mg/w after my RX deca protocol is up in six weeks. Hell, I might even go as low as 200mg/w. I feel great on just 100mg of deca, so I may not need much more than that to get that extra push of strength and joint relief. I’m not looking to have the kind of body that some of you gentlemen have achieved. I’m not arrogant enough to think that I could achieve in four months what some of you guys have gotten after years of busting your asses.
If I ran the NPP it would be for six weeks starting at the end of my deca protocol. I’d use tbol for the last four weeks while I dropped into calorie deficit and increased my cardio. Given tbol’s record as an excellent enhancer of endurance I would love to see what it can help me do.
But I’m not set on anything yet. I’m going to start the diet and training portion irrespective of anything else. If I decided to add any of the above compounds into the mix I’ll start a log (if anyone is interested).