Tomorrow is the start of the 5th week of my 2nd cycle 750mg Test E EW. First was 500mg EW W1-12 followed by 6 weeks of cruising at 250mg EW. My squat (olympic high bar ATG with raised heel) has increased over 100 lbs in that time and still adding 5 lbs per week. So probably muscles have gotten stronger faster than connective tissue.
Last summer I had shin splints which healed but they caused patellar tendonitis, and the hardly noticeable pain stayed the same for the past couple months until a week ago hitting a 5 rep max on squats I fell forward a bit and it hurt a lot more than the usual tightness/discomfort.
I’m taking this week off of all lower body except slow eccentric leg extensions with light weight (helps bring blood and nutrients to area). Next week I’m gonna add deadlifts back in because it never caused any problems. And no squats until there’s no pain. It doesn’t hurt except when I’m squatting or if I take a hard impact step it feels tight.
The question is should I stop the cycle and start cruising until it’s better, then start the cycle over? Or just finish out this cycle and focus on upper body and maybe the deadlift? I don’t wanna waste any juice and heard that it slows down the rate connective tissue heals. It seems like I could be healed in 4 weeks but it could be a lot longer