I've been working out for more than 10 years (going from 70 to about 100kg) and reached a plateau for some time.
Last summer I did my first ever Test E only cycle (500mg) with a Nolva PCT. I used it to preserve muscle while going on a very strict cutting diet. It worked.
But now I'm on a bulking cycle with 750mg Test E (frontloaded) and 40mg Dbol (ED for 6 weeks). My calorie intake is about 800-1000 above my BRM. I follow the clean bulk diet posted on this site some weeks ago (bulking without getting fat). I have Adex and Nolva on hand, for the last 6 weeks till PCT i'll use 2x250iu HCG EW.
All the time I read those stories about guys going on a Test E cycle and gaining 20 lbs and experiencing dramatic strength increases.
I'm at the end of my 2nd week and the 40mg of dbol ED has given me a slight increase in strength for my max lifts, but nothing I'd call "dramatic".
Now for my question:
Is the expected gain in mass and strength lower for people who've reached a natural plateau after 10+ years of training compared to people with far less experience and who still have plenty of potential?
Ps: my gear is of good quality from a very respectable source.