introduction first, skip to bottom if you dont want to read my motives but only the question
My name is Rayan 22 years old and I have been lifting on and off for a while now. On and off because I got a (semi)injury a while ago.
Went through hell with it mentally because I was doing everything right finally bodybuilding wise and I really got addicted. Then after a set of standing MP disaster struck and my shoulders completely locked out and I couldn't move them and barely had any range of motion
It took me months and months to finally figure out what was exactly wrong with me, and after I had visited 3 PT'S and 2 orthopedic surgeons they all had the same conclusion: You have semi dislocating shoulders(subluxation) and we cant fix this so you will have to learn to live with this(surgery is not a option he said and will only be used in extreme cases where there really is no other option because of pain)
So I set out a course to do allot of work for my RC'S and my shoulders, to hopefully make them strong enough to keep my shoulder joint in place. So far I have been doing a semi decent job with pains every now and then.
Problem is that in this sport, the gains and strength doesn't come fast...but if you have to be careful and lift weights light(never below 8-10 reps....it seems like they dont come at all...
Now most logical decision would be to just call it a day and say this sport isnt for me, but I refuse and thats why I want to start up a light cycle to see what I can get out of it.
Steroids work with strength progress off course but mostly with increased protein synthesis, and they should give you some serious decent gains even with medium heavy weights right?
Now I am going to do a cycle, I will go through with this no matter what but I am looking for the safest way to do this.
My plan is to keep working on my RC and shoulders and working with a PT on my form and a pain free range of motion and start my cycle:
Test E 500(first 2 weeks frontload)
And then PCT nolva
Diet and training:Clean food, rice fish ectera
Training: Pain free ranges of motions, no benches and no inclines, strictly dumbbells and declines, lots of RC work during the cycle, and not going any heavier then 10% of what I normally do. I have a training buddy who will monitor me during the cycle and keep me on track on strength and form.
Anyways my Q is why the Equipoise? Because I have read that it promotes collagen synthesis and strengthens your shoulder
Now I have across all of the Internets but couldn't find ONE legit source for these claims, and this little article has been posted on NUMEROUS board throughout the years..
now my question is, would it be wise to put the EQ in there to protect my shoulder a bit during the cycle, or should I replace with deca, which has off course built its reputation to be very good/soft on your shoulders but I am very reluctant to use deca because of its heavy impact on your axis and the insane recovery time