Ultimate Beginner/Intermediate Bulking Cycle
Hello everyone, I thought I would share my Beginner/Intermediate cycle that I will be strating in the upcoming months. This is a completed laid out cycle for the main purpose being to gain as much muscle mass as possible, with as little side effects, and as little testicular degeneration as possible. I will go into more depth of this towards the end. This is a full 14week cycle to take as much benefit of Deca as possible due to the long ester chain. Before I explain the different compounds I’m using, lets go over the entire cycle protocol.
Complete Cycle Protocol
List of all Compounds that will be used:
- Testosterone Cypionate (3400mg)
- Deca Durabolin (3400mg)
- LGD 4033 (484mg)
- MK677 (2160mg)
- Ostarine (420mg)
- Cardarine (350mg)
- HCG (6500ius)
- 5% Liver/Organ Defender (5 Bottles)
- Armidex (40mg)
- Clomid (2100mg)
- Nolvadex (900mg)
- Vitamin B6 (32g)
- Toco Sorb (5 Bottles)
- Fadogia Agrestis (128g)
Week 1-6 (Day 1-42):
- Test Cyp at 200mg a week (1200mg)
- Deca at 200mg a week (1200mg)
Week 6-10 (Day 43-70):
- Test Cyp at 250mg a week (1000mg)
- Deca at 250mg a week (1000mg)
Week 10-14 (71-98):
- Test Cyp at 300mg a week (1200mg)
- Deca at 300mg a week (1200mg)
Week 1-6(Day 1-42):
- LGD 4033 at 11mg a day (484mg)
Week 1-14 (Day 1-98):
- Rad140 at 20mg a day (1960mg)
Week 1-6 (Day 1-42):
- Armidex 0.5mg EOD (10.5mg)
Week 6-10 (Day 43-70):
- Armidex at 0.75mg EOD (10.25mg)
Week 10-15 (Day 71-105):
- Armidex at 1mg EOD (17mg)
Week 1-21 (Day 1-144):
- MK677 at 15mg ED (2160mg)
Week 2-23 (Day 15-165):
- Toco Sorb at 1cap 2x ED
- Fadogia Agrestis at 1cap 2x ED
Week 1-17 (Day 1-120):
- Liver/Organ Def at 9 Caps ED (1080c)
Week 1-6 (Day 1-42):
- Vitamin B6 at 100mg 2x ED (8.4g)
Week 7-14 (Day 43-98):
- Vitamin B6 at 100mg 3x ED (16.5g)
Week 14-17 (Day 98-119):
- Vitamin B6 at 100mg 2x ED (4.2g)
Week 3-15(Day 14-106):
- HCG at 250iu 2x a week (6500ius)
Week 17-22 (Day 120-154):
- Cardarine at 10mg a day (350mg)
Week 17-21 (Day 120-147):
- Ostarine at 15mg a day (420mg)
- Liver/Organ Defender at 9 ED (234c)
- Vitamin B6 at 100mg ED (2.7g)
Week 18-22 (Day 126-154):
- Natural Test Booster at 1 serving ED
Week 17 (Day 119):
- Clomid at 200mg
- Nolva at 50mg
Week 17-19 (Day 120-132):
- Clomid at 100mg a day (1200mg)
- Nolva at 40mg a day (480mg)
Week 19-21 (Day 133-147):
- Clomid at 50mg a day (700mg)
- Nolva at 25mg a day (350mg)
Okay now that we have gone through the entire cycle, I will explain the main compounds section first. As many of you know a Test and Deca stack is a tried and true method for bulking so there shouldn’t be much surprise why I chose that. The reason for slowly increasing the dosage over the 14 week cycle is to prevent plateaus and keep a nice and steady gain increase. The reason that we will be utilizing the sarm, LGD4033 is to kickstart the cycle so that we do not have to wait the 4-6 weeks for our Test/Deca to saturate the body. This is safer then front loading but still gives good results. Front loading is a good option if you are experienced with both compounds. We will be using LGD instead of something like DBol to mitigate the harsh side effects such as estrogen conversion and severe suppression. We will also be utilizing RAD140 to increase the amount of supplements we are using without increasing suppression and other side effects drastically.
Now lets get to the cycle support section, something that is well overlooked. It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that we are using Armidex. This will help prevent the estrogenic side effects. IMPORTANT** the dosage highly depends on how estrogen prone you are. This is why you must perform, PRE, MID, and POST cycle bloodwork. The bloodwork will allow you to make changes if you are taking too much or too little of an aromatase inhibitor because both low estrogen and high estrogen levels can have bad effects. We will slowly be increasing the amount of the AI as we increase the dosage of the steroids.
Now as many of you know, MK677 will secrete GH in the body thus raising IGF-1 levels. This is perfect for building muscle, strengthening our tendons/ligaments as we get stronger through the course of the cycle, decrease recovery time, possibly prevent injuries, and so many other great attributes. But note, this may increase appetite which can be a good thing. I recommend taking it a couple hours before bed so that you can sleep through the hunger if that would be a problem. There is no reason that we should not be utilizing this compound on our cycle.
This is honestly my most favorite compound to add into any “long” cycle. This is one of the most underutilized peptides or its just used wrong. First of all testicular degeneration is a huge problem while on cycle and the main reason why your HPTA takes a huge toll.
“The testicular degeneration begins with a reduction of leydig cell volume, and is then followed by rapid reductions in intra-testicular testosterone (ITT), peroxisomes, and Insulin-like factor 3 (INSL3) - All important bio-markers and factors for proper testicular function and testosterone production. However, this degeneration can be prevented by a small maintenance dose of hCG ran throughout the cycle. For preservation of testicular sensitivity, use 250iu every 4 day starting 14 days after your first AAS dose. At the end of the cycle, drop the hCG two weeks before the AAS clear the system. For example, you would drop hCG about the same time as your last Testosterone Enanthate shot. Or, if you are ending the cycle with orals, you would drop the hCG about 10 days before your last oral dose. This will allow for a sudden and even clearance in hormone levels. This will initiate a strong LH and FSH surge from the pituitary, to begin stimulating your testes to produce testosterone. Remember, recovery doesn’t begin until you are off hCG since your body will not release its own LH until the hCG has cleared the system. In conclusion, we have learned that utilizing hCG during a steroid cycle will significantly prevent testicular degeneration. This helps create a seamless transition from “on cycle” to “off cycle” thus avoiding the post cycle crash.”
As you can see its crazy to me why anyone wouldn’t use it on cycle. It’s a marathon not a sprint, so why not take as much preventive measures as possible to avoid long-term damage. Adding HCG on cycle will allow your body to handle more cycles over time.
Toco Sorb/Fedogia Agrestis
You may be wondering why I included these compounds in our cycle and what purpose do they serve. Well these two work in unison with HCG, these both stimulate the Leydig cells thus causing the testes to produce more testosterone. Fedogia Agrestis is one of the most amazing supplements I have studied. It also has countless other benefits, like increasing sex drive, and decreasing the chance of ED, etc. but don’t take my word for it. You should always research on your own. The HCG/Toco Sorb/Fedogia Agrestis is a great trio to add to avoid as much testicular degeneration as possible.
5% Liver/Organ Defender
There shouldn’t be any reason that you aren’t running a full All-in-One support to keep your kidneys, liver, skin, prostate, and heart in good condition. Rich Pianas supplement is one of the best for this purpose. We will be running this all the way through our PCT unlike most people. This is due to the reason that our hormones levels will be out of wack as we come off the main compounds.
Since we will be running a lower dose of Deca so that we still have something to work up to in the future, we will be using Vitamin B6 instead of Dostinex. Now this all depends on how prone to progesterone you are. The B6 will prevent Progesterone build up that could lead to gyno, or other side effects. But if you are prone to this, you may need to use the Dostinex like stated before.
Now onto the PCT section. This is by far the most important section and has to be dialed down to a tee. You wouldn’t want to lose all your progress right? Cardarine will help with performance in the gym while off the gear and also help keep your cortisol levels low. Cortisol is a big problem in post cycle because it puts your body in a catabolic state. Definitely want something to counteract that.
Ostarine is great to run in PCT. Now you may be wondering, isn’t that suppressive? And yes it is, but only at high doses and for periods over 4 weeks. It has never shown to suppress you natural test production in short cycles at lower doses. This will be great with keeping the muscle due to the anti-catabolic properties.
Natural Test Booster
Pretty simple, give your body the basic supplements it needs to help rebuild your hormones as much as possible.
The tried and true duo. This is a must for any cycle I run especially in unison.
“Clomiphene citrate (clomid) and tamoxifen (nolvadex) can be employed post cycle to help restore the users’ natural testosterone production. Because both are able to block oestrogen at the hypothalamus and pituitary, thus ceasing negative feedback inhibition, we have drugs that can successfully increase FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone) in the male body. Increased LH can help to stimulate the Leydig’s cells in the testes to produce more testosterone.”
I only run a cycle if I know I have the proper things to make it safe, and after countless hours of research I think this is by far one of the most safe protocols you can run for a multitude of different reasons. If you have any questions or concerns just let me know.