The day before a blood test is almost always the same (speaking about training and diet, hydration), so I wouldn’t suspect that my hydration status caused the result (I weigh myself everyday, I’d see a difference). The difference in the markers is in fact very small, so I’d say that they actually haven’t changed (which is surprisingly pleasant, still).
So if you want to hear more about the cycle:
The last heavy cycle I’ve done have finished about 1 year ago (I decided to educate myself intensively in the field of training and diet, I tried different ways of programming, switched to low bar squat, I worked out my heavy lifts and figured out how do clen, T3, low doses of tren work on my body; 1 year was just perfect to configure my personal TRT procedure as well).
The 1 year break was ended with about 4 months of slow, patient cutting phase (main assumptions: to be happy with the process maintaining strenght in the big 3 while still losing %BF) - finished with about 7-8% of BF (DEXA & caliper estimations), lost about ~3% with low tren (100-150 mg/wk), clen (40-80 mcg/d) and pseudoephedrine (120-240 mg/d) doses.
Current cycle is my personal best, primarily because of wise training and almost mathematically perfect E2 management. During 4 weeks I’ve linearly added about 20-25% of total load while my 5’s strenght increased by huge (at this level of advancement - intermediate++) ~12% in almost every lift. 0 injuries, 0 side effects (some positive sides only), 0 discomfort (except working out 6/7 days a week for about 2.5 h/d).
Week 1: frontloading of ND and TE (isn’t the best idea regarding to AR downregulation, but the best approach to avoid E2-related sides ASAP & to profit from ND ASAP, don’t like kicking in with orals)
Week 2: final calibration of E2 (it turned out that I needed to add roughly 20% of an AI - my TE concentration is overstated, praise my dealer) & reading signals from my body about the stack (despite actually too high dose of TE I lacked training aggression and had blurred physique way too much, libido 3/5 but no ED symptoms and so on)
Week 3: I still determine whether to add DHT derivative despite satisfying results already (drostanolone as the best solution related to profit and loss account - first shot was done on Friday), E2 is stable plus DHT comes in so I give up cabergoline (0.20 mg/e4d till this point)
Week 4: libido, sleep quality and training aggression (outside the gym agressor not) significantly improved after Masteron addition, as well as muscle hardness & strenght, physique quality; LBM increased dramatically this week what’s more interesting
Week 5 (starting in 2 days): deload time, finally; my joints and targeted muscles (directly 20 sets/wk+ per targeted muscle group, more than 30 sets/wk considering overlapping) are sore too much, I still can add weight and sets but it wouldn’t be wise or pleasant
Doses: 800-900 mg of TE, 400-500 mg of ND, 300-400 mg of DP weekly / 0.55 mg of anastrozole per day / huge amounts and variety of antioxidants for the liver, the hearth and kidneys protection; doses are way too high at this level of advancement, but no sides - no problem (0.55 of an AI daily is just stupid, TE should be lower, but this isn’t a time to change this)
Weight/BF increase: 8 kg of total body mass, about 0.5% of BF (fat folds changed slightly from 4.0 to 4.5-5.0 mm, water retention taken into account)
Weeks 6-8: if I’d hit a plateau, low doses of tren would be probably the best solution
Week 9: deload, detailed health analysis
Weeks 10-13: if everything would be acceptable, I’d maintain current approach while lowering ND / if plateau, oxymetholone at low doses as a first-line solution
Week 14: deload, detailed health analysis
Weeks 15-18: tapering off (the crucial & always the most difficult part IMO)
Weeks 19+: maintaining
EDIT: more of fresh subjective observations from drostanolone. Libido is slightly higher, but erection is much stronger and is achieved faster with the most satisfying orgasms I’ve experienced for a long time (despite being with the same woman in the same circumstances). However, cus of ND, I’m not a sex-maniac like I was on previous cycles w/o the compound. DNT “helps” in this regard - you can run more of strong androgens w/o sides related to your excessive libido or agression in life (in fact, anabolic:androgenic ratio is moved towards anabolic properties then). Nobody takes this fact into account, it’s a pity. Despite having slightly elevated E2 after adding Masteron (+12%, significant difference when on cycle, dramatic difference when on TRT) my joints are more “feelable” - I’m not sure if it’s related to anti-E2 effects of Mast or just crazy volume and weights I use & cumulative fatigue (more experience is needed in this regard, one week isn’t too much, lmao). I’m stronger as well - muscles are harder even at rest, contractions are stronger and I can feel it (DHT role in CNS-muscle neurotransmission). This is much easier to do heavy 5-10 reps of heavy compound movements to muscular failure or at 3-1 RPE w/o strong physical and mental pain (compared to just TE+ND) - that’s what I call improved training aggression. Rest periods between sets are shorter too. Muscle definition in plus, getting a pump faster. I seriously love this compound and can’t find any worthy rival for that (profit and loss account).
Summarizing, the cycle gives me anabolic response I wasn’t even dreaming about. My productivity is through the roof (university successes & I can study for myself way more than when in “unnatural physiology”), I’m not emotional or having manias despite amounts used. No social or sex problems, no excessive aggression or another mental issues. I feel cool in life, I’m a beast in the gym, and I’m healthy. What more could you want?
Is this an encouragament to take AAS? Maybe, I don’t care - you decide. No drugs in the world lead to such satisfaction in a long-term manner with provided (little) sides.