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Testosterone Cycle - 21 Years Old

I would like to run a 12-week cycle of Testosterone Enanthate at 500mg per week, followed by PCT. As the title states, I am 21 years old. I would like to begin by saying that I do understand the risks involved in juicing. I have a few questions, however.

  1. There are risks in everything we do. How can I mitigate these risks to ensure that my cycle runs as safely as possible? What are the biggest issues that people run into? A couple of problems I’ve read about are: 1) people run cycles without understanding what they’re doing and end up messing themselves up because they do not thoroughly research or cycle incorrectly and 2) People assume that a cycle is magical and disregard safety in the gym, which would be 1) proper form and 2) lifting too heavy too quickly, as I’ve read that your tendons and ligaments (correct me if I’m wrong) are not able to adapt as quickly as your muscles and therefore you end up with an injury.

I do not plan to run anything other than testosterone. My plan is to run a 12-week cycle, run PCT and sit on that for a while. I just want to make sure that I do this properly to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible. You guys have experience and all I’m looking for is advice.

the risks from a 500mg test E/12 week cycle are pretty minimal. You may be one of the unfortunate ones who fucks their endocrine system up from the get go, but statistically it is very unlikely. It’s always a risk you take. If you are not comfortable taking that risk, then don’t cycle.

Get an AI for use on cycle, do a proper PCT and don’t be an idiot in the gym and you’ll find your first cycle to be an enriching and enjoyable experience.

and yes, 21 is awfully young but it’s not like me telling you that’s going to stop you cycling so just be sensible and enjoy yourself.

The risks that you noted are correct but as with any drug the risks are numerous. Some large some small. As RDS said you could ruin your endocrine system permanently. Likely, No, but still possible. More likely are estrogen side effects from not taking an AI. Infection from improper injection. Feeling like superman and extending your cycle because you like it too much.

Most of the problems associated with AAS are things that we can avoid by listening to the advice of those who have come before us and doing things properly. Be smart, do your research, don’t push yourself too hard, take your AI, make sure your diet is in check, and make sure PCT is spot on. I can’t stress diet enough and I always say that if you don’t have everything needed for a cycle in your possession (Test, AI, PCT) then don’t start the cycle until you get it all.

if you want to be very careful… get a full blood panel before you begin… and I mean FULL, everything… and keep your results. This way, you and your health specialist will know what “neutral” is for you, and the levels to achieve neutral will be known in case you ever want to return there in the future…

with that said

-take your ai
-use proper pct
-watch your diet
-watch your blood pressure