Background: 37 years old, 230lb and have been strength training for 5 years. I am currently on my second cycle. This is the 9th week of my cycle listed below leading up to a powerlifting competition.
Test E 250mg E3D
Adex 0.5mg ED
Last 4 weeks of cycle I will add in Dbol 10mg 3x/d (I donâ??t mind the water retention)
***I have a script for HRT so after the cycle I will go back down to 150mg of Test E3D and 0.5mg of Adex E3D.
***My sides are just some moderate acne on the back and shoulders and that has been semi cleared up by the recent addition of Nizoral Anti-Dandruff shampoo.
Issue: This was supposed to be a 12 week cycle leading up to the competition. Due to unforeseen issues, I changed to a different competition three weeks out from the original competition date. That would make my cycle 15 weeks long. Now because of other issues, I cannot commit to the new date and the next competition that is semi-local is another three weeks out, which would make my cycle length 18 weeks.
I have searched on here for long cycles and have seen for example that a 20 week cycle is excessive but most of the examples of long cycles had other ancillaries involved such as deca. I have also read FuriousGeorgeâ??s sticky regarding Long Cycles (3-9 months) and nothing there scared me away except for more pronounced sides, but I think I have that under control (unless there is something that I am missing).
Based on the circumstances, is 18 weeks too long for this cycle? I can stop at 12 weeks, go back to HRT and then still do the competition but that wouldnâ??t be optimal from a strength perspective. Comments would be appreciated.