I about 6 weeks ago made a posted regarding a Test E only cycle @ 500mg/week. I believe I was around 80kg, 11-12% @ 22 years of age when I began! I thought I would keep you all updated on how I am going / a few questions I have regarding my AI.
So I am currently on my 4th week on Primoteston (Test E) and am feeling pretty good, pumps are unreal to be honest and I've put on some good weight (and some fat) and my strengths for particular lifts - especially bench press - have gone through the roof! I expected a little more by now to be honest but I've heard week 5-6 is where it really takes off, and this week has by far been my best week.
I havn't made any crazy noticable gains, although people do say I'm looking bigger and my clothes are definitely getting tighter. Also, no side effects to note so far! Besides I find at times I get a little more emotional than I used to (hormonal imbalance related?) and I'm carrying a little bloat (feeling fat lol). Strange thing for me is no crazy sex drive like I was expecting/ read so much about, well not yet anyway.
I'm training 7 days and taking a day off when I feel I need it. I train twice Tuesday to Thursday and am consuming over 4000 calories (270g protein, 80g fat, 550g carbs) and upping it as need be.
My question! I have yet to begin my AI. I've had pharma anastrozole (arimidex) on hand since I started the cycle, although they are 1mg caps. I've so far had no issues with sensitive nipples or acne so I've held off on the AI for now - considering starting Monday to benefit E2 and deal with some bloating. Would adding this to my regime prove beneficial to my gains and overall look?
At this stage, I'm going to take a 1mg cap twice per week - unless anyone can direct me otherwise. I can easily split the caps into 2 equal serves (so 0.5mg) but prefer not to. I waited this long as I was advised by some users I know that it is unnecessary unless estrogen related sides flare up. I've pretty much beat around the bush here, my overall question is, regardless of estrogenic sides (which so far seem relatively at bay) will I benefit in terms of performance, gains, vascularity, you name it from adding in the arimidex?
Sorry for the long post, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! Loving this cycle so far - thanks guys