35, 157lbs, 6’1"
Hey all, I used to be active on here back in the day and had great results with numerous cycles. I stopped for a while (the regular life stuff and lost focus). Had a nasty motorcycle accident and all working out stopped for a very long time. Diet went to shit. Went from a nice 6’1" 195lbs (barely visible abs, but great everything else. I was a bit less cut oriented) down to an unfit skinny fat 178. Went into extreme cut mode as I was doing extended rehab (very little lifting). 20 hour fast, only ate in the evenings and got down to about 152.
Holy shit I lost all muscle I’m now hovering between 154-157 and it’s shit. Not even completely visible abs.
I’m lifting regularly now and I just started T again today. It’s through one of the prescription services and 200mg Test C per week. It’s not as high as I’d like at all, but I have questions about my situation and this dosage.
Some questions I couldn’t seem to answer by searching:
Do we only have two choices when we use AAS, caloric surplus/calorie deficit?
Depending on the answer to the above, with regards to a consistent lifting routine, is it possible to consume maintenance calories or slightly above with a modification of macros to perform a recomposition?
Again depending on the above answers, is 200mg even remotely enough to obtain much change?
I now have a focus on high elevation running/climbing/outdoor stuff (especially with Summer approaching). I’m looking to have that great, fit, lean yet built look. I hopped on Cardarine for the endurance aspect, and I’m taking Test C/hCG. I also was reading PubMed studies on hCG/Clomiphene combined. I swear I saw that was a no-no on here, but those studies seem to give a thumbs up to concurrent usage as being beneficial.
(Side note: I ran into some trouble in the current relationship with using unprescribed AAS. Partner is fine if it’s prescribed. I could supplement a bi with an outside source, but jumping in size would not be advisable in my situation.)
I appreciate input. As I said I’m out of the game and it seems a lot of info has changed up in the last few years. 7-8 cycles under my belt, but I’ve always been bulk cut bulk cut and never thought about recomps.
More questions, but I’ll start with those. Thanks for y’all’s time.