I have been a member of T-Nation for at least 5 years or so. I recently created this new account for the purpose of anonymity. My other account had a lot of personal information that could easily be track back to me.
I have in my belt 10 years of training (last 5 years serious), I am 40 years old, 5ï¿½??5ï¿½??ï¿½??, 135 lbs., currently doing EDT, recently completed ABBH 1 and 2 (Chad Waterburyï¿½??s programs).
I eat cleanly following the Precision Nutrition way. I’ve recently finally been able to find a source for some gears. It is in this matter that I am creating this topic. On one of the post here someone indicated that for a first cycle it is probably best to use one compound to test out ones reaction to a gear and for easy analysis if a problem occurs.
Like using a shotgun approach in fixing a problem and ending not knowing what fixed it or caused a problem. I like the single compound approach and since then modified my original first cycle plan. I have in my possession DBol Liquid (clear), TestE and Novaldex for PCT. I previously planned for the cycle to be the following:
Week 1-4 DBol 25mg ED
Week 1-10 TestE 400mg per week Monday and Thursday
12 days after last shot, start Nova for PCT:
Week 1 50mg 2x/d
Week 2 25mg/d
Week 3 25mg/d
Week 4 25mg/d
Week 5 to 10 Tribulus Terestris
After much debate, Iï¿½??ve decided on eliminating the DBol and sticking with just the TestE. After looking at the pros and cons of HCG, I decided not to include it on this cycle.
My gear is homebrewed and believed to be legit. I have two buddies who started using the same gear 7 weeks ago and they are not experiencing any effects that are unexpected.
They have all the sign of someone in the gear, shrunken testis, sweatier, water retention, hornier, and immediate increases in strength and weight in the first 4 weeks because of DBol, slight loss of strength and body weight starting week 5 due to stopping the intake of DBol. Strength is picking up steadily again (TestE kicking in).
They plan on doing 12 weeks cycle (500mg per week, they are much bigger than me) and following the same PCT protocol I stated above. Our TestE vials are not labeled, the DBol (clear liquid) is labeled but I think they are home made. I paid 120 bucks for 2 vials of TestE and 50ml DBol.
I want everything to be in place and triple checked the cycle plan prior to starting my first cycle (target date is June 2).
As far as diet and routines while on the cycle. I am a big fan of Chad Waterbury and Precision Nutrition by John Berardi. I plan on doing Total Body workout (TBT) while on the gear and upping my calories and continue eating cleanly. I did a test drive of the DBol 2 weeks ago (One 25 mg dose 1 hour prior to working out), it felt great working out, I felt strong but I was not able to sleep that night for some reason and also experienced some mood swings for about 2 to 3 days.
I am thinking the reason for the sleeplessness and mood swings is due to 25 mg dose in one shot is too much for my body and to make matter worst sudden drop of the gear from my system because I stop after just one dose. Or maybe I am just very sensitive to DBol. (This is another reason I am eliminating DBol from my first cycle).
Is this normal reaction? What do you think of my first cycle plan and somewhat elementary deductive reasoning of the legitimacy of the gears?