…But do you think it’s really NECESSARY to frontload a fast-acting ester like propionate?..So would you say that 2.5mg letrozole is equivalent to 1mg arimidex?
no you don’t have to front load, but if you do the advantages are stable levels throughout as well as being fully ‘on’ right from day one. to do so properly, you would inject in the morning an amount of propionate for one week, half will release roughly by day 3.5 when you shoot half that amount to top off (inject at night and cycle injects 3.5 days unless you opt to do ED or EOD) i find that this works well to keep levels stable. when volume gets to be a problem, for example i cannot do more than 1ml per shot as when i did 2 it got sore the next day and was tender for a couple of days, then i just do multiple injects and space them carefully into my upper and outer buttocks. this really helps a lot. i am thinking of trying 0.5 ml next time (i use 25g by the way). this isn’t necessary, just an option. as for the letrozole, apparently 0.1mg works as well as 2.5mg, but i think you may have mentioned gyno issues, so if it is not a problem to get, then it is safe to use up to 2.5mg per day to be sure.
as for shutdown issues, i think that tren with its progesterone binding can cause problems especially with someone who is sensitive to gyno and it is one of the most suppressive steroids. and i agree that dbol will have quite a bit of shutdown, i would use something like test prop at 400mg with 1 mg of letrozole per ml and 60mg of methenolone acetate ED injected along with 50mg of anavar. that is 1170mg a week, quite a heavy cycle, but let me point out that there will be shutdown, just it will be at lower levels and natural production will return quite fast as long as an anti estrogen like arimidex or letrozole preferrably is used. this is because even though LH secretion goes down in response to the androgens, it is ER mediated shutdown that results in harsh suppression and without estrogen in the system because of the letrozole use, LH levels recover quite quickly especially if clomid and prehaps small doses of HCG are used. also supps like zma throughout and after, Alpha Male, M, HOT-ROX will help retain gains.
i would like to point out that if one begins a cycle with a sub-optimal endocrine profile, then recovery of the HPTA will be much longer. it is important to ensure optimal natural levels before you start and one way to do this is to use the post cycle supps except for HCG.
DA, i hope it was DA, anyway, post away your own opinions to your hearts content, i don’t believe there is any one right answer, or at least not one that humans can ever figure out.