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Post Cycle T Levels & Cortisol Levels


#1

I have been off Deca 300 for 5 weeks and Anavar for 3 weeks. I f'd up and didn't do any PCT. My friend was supposed to get it, but failed to do so. I took a bunch of other over the counter stuff to try to prevent any damage, but it is too early to tell. Anyway, this was my 1st cycle in over 12 years. I was wondering, how long I should wait to get intense in the gym again. Does anyone know how long it takes to get your Test Levels back on average? I read that post cycle lifting heavy will only raise cortisol levels due to the lack of natural test in your system.


#2

Wow, this is fubar for so many reasons, but you already know that. I hope in future cycles you have learned to never start unless your PCT is in hand. Also, what kind of results did you get from your deca/var cycle? Anyways, I'm not trying to flame I just dont understand.

There are several ways that I can tell that I am back to normal, first off the return of morning wood is always a good sign. Testicular recovery will generally also mean you are doing better. The only way to be certain is to get a blood test done and check your levels. I am unsure if running a SERM at this point would be of any help, kind of a delayed PCT. I've never waited that long after to stat PCT.


#3

Results were great. I got exactly what I wanted. My waistline shrank by three belt holes. I got even more strength than when I did it in my early 20s. The easiest way to know if you are getting good results are the reactions from people who haven�??t seen you in a while, and those reactions were awesome! I am not looking for the bodybuilder look�?�just want to look lean muscular. I only weigh 179 and am 5' 8". My only goal now is to keep as much of my gains as possible. So far, I have lost very little. I kept all my strength, but my forearms don�??t last�?�they tend to give out quickly. I started taking ZMA, Tribulus and Testoboost to help out since I am lacking PCT.

The good news is I am having no issues down there. That is a relief! The research that I did on Deca 300 and Anavar shows that they are both very low in side effects. Anyway, I will be sure to have PCT in hand before ever thinking about doing anything in the future.

I am still unsure about post cycle lifting�?�when do you know it is ok to start lifting heavy again?


#4

You are supposed to maintain the heavy lifting, but cut volume and frequency post cycle, as far as I have heard.