i’m a newb, this is going to be my first cycle.
i’m 37, male, 5’11", 180 pounds, guessing my bf% is in the 15-20 range, probably closer to 15. have trained at varying levels of intensity for last 20 years. my current routine has me lifting 2-3 days a week doing full body circuit training workouts, train yoga once a week, hiit cardio work 2-3x a week, and in addition i train muay thai and mma 3 days a week.
i’m not a pro fighter, but i spar and train with pros, would be nice to keep up with the guys almost half my age. i’ve always been physically strong (10 reps with 275 on the bench) but have also always had poor endurance (after 3 rounds of sparring, i’m seriously lagging relative to my fellow fighters).
my diet is a mixed bag. when i’m alone, i eat pretty clean, focusing on fiber and protein. my social and business life however entails a lot of unhealthy eating and constantly drinking booze, beer, and wine. i usually try to make one meal a day a meal replacement loaded protein shake (bsn syntha 6, peanut butter, greek yogurt, fruit, milk). on a regular weekday i’m probably consuming under 2000 calories and about 100 grams of protein. i know i’ll probably need to increase my protein and calories during my cycle. but if i’m not looking to blow up in size, how much protein and calories should i be consuming?
my proposed cycle:
1: test e @400mg for first injection of week, 150mg for second injection of the week
2-8: test e @150mg x twice a week for 300mg total per week
4-8: anavar @50mg x once a day
1-12: aromasin 12.5mg x twice a week, day after injection
10-12 clomid @50g/day
i’m paranoid about gyno and shutdown with the PCT so i also have nolvadex in my order in case i don’t react well to the clomid. at my low test dosages, should i scrap the aromasin? i’m also concerned what the buildup of estrogen will do to my personality. i’d like to not find myself watching “the real housewives” or crying during romantic comedies. also, what should i expect post-cycle for my sex life? will my dick still work? how long until it returns to normal?
my hair has been thinning the last 10 years, would like to keep it. my fitness goals are not size, but rather to lower my bf% (under ten would be great), increase my endurance, strength gains, and the lean hard look. i want improvements but i don’t want to deal with the side effects, hence my low dose of t stacked with the low sides of anavar, though it’s a pretty high dose. i’m hoping 300mg a week of t will be enough if it’s stacked on var. i’m also wondering if it’s better to take a lower dosage of var my first cycle, but i purchased the 50mg tablets. is it ok if i just do it once a day instead of twice?
i’m curious about deca, equipose, dbol, and hgh for future cycles. tren sounds awesome, but i love kickboxing and don’t want to sacrifice my performance at my fight gym.
i appreciate any feedback. thanks very much.