While I’ve lurked this section for quite some time, this is my first post. Let me preface by saying that I do/did NOT want to do an oral only cycle…but it’s sort of headed that way. I respect the opinions and advice of all the seasoned pros that post here. I’ve learned more from this board than anywhere else.
6’2", 210- 14% bf
Lifting 4+ years.
5 days a week, w 1-2 off days- for hockey practice/games
Never ran a cycle before
Not the best diet, but I WILL be cleaning it up prior to February when I hope to start this.
Initially what I wanted to do was just a 10-12 wk cycle of Test. around 500-600mg wk. (I thought it might be easier to do 600mg rather than 500 if I do EOD- 200mg a piece; but I’m not sure if that’s TOO much per injection or too frequent/high dose for inj. for a newb)
I also wanted to run armidex with that (.25mg/day seems to be the standard) because I plan on using Propecia during this cycle (in case of any hair loss issues; yes I have a prescription; aware that finasteride blocks test to DHT conversion and that DHT is an antagonist of estrogen- therefore it would be almost necessary to have an AI or SERM)
And then taper off.
A pretty basic first cycle (and please correct anything you find wrong with it) so why am I not doing it?
1)I don’t feel comfortable giving myself injections- I don’t have a problem at all with needles, but having never done this before and with no one to “guide me” or show me the ropes, I’m very hesitant. I’m sure once you’ve done it enough, it’s not a big deal- but after reading some things about people striking blood vessels and passing out…it’s enough to make you think twice- especially when you’re in it alone.
- On the positive side, I have a gf (lives with me) who has a diabetic mother- and she use to give her injections. yes those injections were different, but at least she doesn’t seem to have a problem with administering intramuscular injections. We’ve talked about it, and I think she’s on board- but she’s never given these inj either- so again, I’m a little hesitant.
I know there are dozens of tutorial videos- but I’m just curious what most of your first experiences were like and if any of you were in a situation similar to mine?
I’ve got a friend who’s trying to talk me into doing an Oral only cycle that consists of anavar, winstrol, and nolva/clomid. I’ve read that taking some supplements, such as milk thistle helps ease the liver- and I don’t drink (maybe once in a blue moon- but definitely wouldn’t on an oral cycle)…
So what are your thoughts? Do I need to just stop being a pussy and get over injection anxiety or are orals not such a bad way to go?
Sorry for the long post.