Love your site. Came here to plan my last cycle and got great advice especially since my first cycle was prop - bit of a failed cycle tbh.
Just finished PCT for my second cycle.
Sorted out my diet after about 4-5 weeks into the cycle.
Original Cycle Plan
W 1-12 Test Enth 300mg twice a week
W 1-4, 10-12 Dbol 10mg 3x/d
W 12-14 Break
W 14 - Nolva 20mg a day for 6 weeks
Weight has shot up from 88 to 94.
POWER and SIZE has increased massively. Feel a bit bloated and holding loads of water but as expected with the Dbol.
Bench went from 110/115 max to 145 Monday. My wrists were literally shaking but felt incredible.- Maxed out 155
Squat from 110/120 to 140 easy.. could have done more but my knee has issues so didn't want to push it. - Maxed out 150
Deadlift today my max was 160 these last 3 weeks.. Aiming 180/200... - Maxed out 175
Problem is I got sick these last 2 weeks and with my diet being at a caloric deficit I lost a lot of weight whilst retaining some of the muscle mass.
Still feel like my BF is a bit high and I know it is no where near as bad as last year but hate feeling my gut when I sit - bit of extra chub sitting there hiding my abs. Gonna keep dieting until Dec but wanted to go for a third cycle then - 12 weeks after PCT ends.
Torn between running the same cycle again - given the gains, but this time not for so long. 12 weeks was a long cycle for me.
Or Running Test and Clen?
Or Test and Deca?
I want something that will help burn some of that belly fat off whilst helping to keep muscle size? My BF was around 12-14 on cycle and now I feel it is closer to 16-18 range. Any ideas?
This is the beginning of my research - so just looking for advice.
Training 4 times a week and on a strict eating plan from my trainer of only carbs pre and post workout and one cheat day a week.
Thinking IIFYM may be a better long term option for me?
24 years old
Lifting experience - 4 years
Type of training - heavy weights, low reps - usually 5 sets of 5, more geared towards strength - avid supporter 5x5 and 531
Will post pics in a couple days - want to shave down and get a tan first.
Minimum BF 14%
Maximum BF 18%
Will get a caliber today to measure. But my weight fluctuates very easily. Was 94kgs after 4 weeks on cycle.
Not looking to do another 12 week cycle - probably 8 -10 weeks.
Won't go back to prop - the PIP was a bit much to handle especially as love squas and deadlifts and with PIP you can barely do either.
Bit apprehensive of deca due to its bad rep and side effects but here for advice and to listen so open to suggestions.