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Standard First Cycle of Test

Hello everyone, I am brand new to the site and forums and trying to do some research on body building. I am doing this because I want to start my first â??realâ?? cycle and wanted to learn anything from anyone who can point me in the right direction, what to do, what not to do, etc. I want to become an expert before I start. I am 25, 180 lbs, 6â??5â?? and I think about 12-15% body fat. Never had been able to put on muscle and keep it permanently.

Couple years ago, as a foolish guy with no clue what he was doing and wanted a shortcut to building mass, I did an oral cycle with dbol for about 6 weeks, and did not follow through with nolvadex(?), anti-estrogen post-cycle, which was suggested to me. In that cycle, I fucked around, drank booze and did not nutrition or work out properly but still put on 20lbs but within a year, lost those gains, so I assume it was more water weight then actual muscle gains.

I am at a point where I am sick of working out consistently yet never able to keep my gains due to a super fast metabolism. I describe myself as in between an ectomorph and mesomorph body-type; lean, athletic build, wide shoulders, and defined muscles/tone when I was able to keep the gains before losing it fast if I didnâ??t keep up with working out and due to my fast metabolism.

I am looking in to a cycle with test, without stacking anything, for a 10-12 wk cycle. If it is feasible, please write down some advice, experiences, facts/rules to follow, what to do, what not to do, anything else I need to know before starting. Thanks!

years working out/training: 5 (never really following through with plans)

bench: 185
Squat: 185 (never pushed hard because of lower back pain)

Cycle: aiming to do 250mg of test wk 1-4; 500mg rest of standard cycle
Is this reliable for a standard cycle where I don’t want to stack for my first time

Goals: 185-195 lbs with 6-8% body fat

Are my goals realistic?

What do I need specifically for PCT?

if you can’t keep your gains normally, there’s no way you’ll keep anything you get from a cycle.

You need to get your eating in order first.

You REALLY need to get your diet in training in order first, the gear will not do this for you. I think you will be impressed with how much you can gain with proper diet and training in as little as 6-12 months. Dont blame your genetics blame what you eat or how you train first and see where that takes you. Loosing 9 percent bodyfat while gaining 15lbs? not very realistic.