So today was my last injection for my first cycle. I'm just going to ramble here a little bit about what my experience was like, hopefully somebody can learn from it.
Cycle was test E frontload 625mg first shot, then 250 every three days following. Arimidex on hand for AI and nolva on hand for PCT.
First inject was HILARIOUS. No matter how bad ass you think you are, your body reacts like a pussy. Sweats, racing pulse, the works. Minor bleeding, more than any other inject, probably due to shaky hands. It's hard to reach the glute comfortably, even on my flexible side.
Weighed in at 170.0lbs the first day (at 5'8). Training is spot on, with plenty of calories to support. Day 4 was up 4lbs.
Fast forward to weeks 3/4. Finally noticing some side affects, libido increase and slight acne. Before the cycle I felt I had low libido issues and my blood work showed low average test levels. No increases in strength that seem unusual. Good pumps during workouts. Weight is up to around 180.
Forward to weeks 5/6. Starting to notice changes in body size/composition. Strength is up, either due to the psychological boost or the test, PR's on lots of lifts. No aggression issues, I've always had road rage but my wife says I drive more aggressively. Weight is up to around 190
Forward to today, end of week 8. Holy shit. Weight on wednesday before bed was 200.6lbs. I took a picture of that scale. Body fat levels seem about the same as week 1, if not only 1-3% higher, maybe 10-12% overall. Strength is still going up, and I've never been a guy to care about how much I lift but it's nice to have that boost. My chiropractor suspects I am on something due to my appearance lol. Told him it was higher carbs, which is not untrue. I don't fit into a lot of the things in my closet. Need to get some gold bond powder.
Honest admission, at around week 4 and 5, I did the math on how much test I had and realized if I continued at 250mg e3d I would have a small amount leftover. This was an undesirable scenario, and a few injections were made at 325mg to insure full usage.
I learned that injections can make muscles twitch, which is not cool with 1 1/2" of steel in your leg. I always used a fresh needle after draws and was very detailed about cleanliness. Always aspirated, never hit a vein. Thankful for that.
I found that my original .25mg of arimidex every other day was not enough AI, probably around week 2. I had no symptoms of high estrogen, but after toying with the dosage I found that .5mg the two days following an inject seemed to keep water retention down better and I never had any dry joints or other issues. Basically used the mirror to aid in judgement.
cliffnotes: use test, get huge, profit