I appreciate all of the replies, even the negative ones. I'm not trying to use a cannon to kill a mosquito. I was simply attempting to validate some advice I had received. While I never seriously considered steroids before. I have to say that after reading a lot, and the particular discussion I had, it does seem to make sense.
My last bulk added an inch to my arms and I consider it a huge success. BUT it took me a little over a year to do that and cut the fat back off. If there are safe ways to speed this process, then as long as I am working hard at it, why not look into it? I'm not looking for muscles in a pill or expecting miracles. I am looking at making the process better.
Why would I hitch up the horses to go to Wal-Mart when I can drive a car. If we have the know-how and it is as safe as everything I read, then why not?
Now, my goal is not to get huge (though I was told that as I add more muscle I will want to keep going). My goal is to get another 20-30 lbs and then evaluate what the next target is. I might be happy at the new weight and maybe not.
So, again, if some of the "milder" steroids can safely help the process, then I want to explore my options. Not because I want an easy route but because it only makes sense to use whatever tools you have to efficiently accomplish your goals.
Other than the legal issues, what is the concern over, as an example only, using a couple of short Deca cycles rather than a PH? I don't see a difference, based on my reading (and I plan to do a lot more), other than the Deca will put on more muscle faster than a PH.
If anyone can recommend a better first cycle than what was originally suggested (I am not afraid of needles it just seemed as if an oral only cycle was a good way to start considering my modest goals), please let me know.
And I have been training hard for about three years.
Again, I truly appreciate the feedback!