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Tommy 2 Vial: First Cycle Test Cypionate 500MG


Hey brother how you doing ? What’s going on with your cycle ? Are you gonna discontinue it ? Hope everything is ok.


Hey buddy!

Thanks for the concern. Didn’t do my weekly update as I didn’t really get in the gym last week other than 2 weak sesh’s. First off i’d like to say that I highly recommend that you all should get the shingles vaccine because damn does it suck. I was sleeping 12-14 hours a night and needing another 2-3 during the day. Had a real hard time force feeding my self to try and maintain some weight too. Ended up losing 4 lbs over the week, hopefully most of it is just water weight. Got back in the gym yesterday for the first time. Felt pretty weak but i’m glad to have gotten back in and started feeling better. I also decided to continue with the injections which honestly I think has helped me recover faster as i’m just over a week of having shingles but feeling about 90% already.

Going to still take it a little easy the next few days and eating a little extra to get my body back on track and ready to go. Fully expect to be going twice as hard this weekend to make up for the week off.

Thanks all for your thoughts!


Oh man I’m glad you are getting better. Thanks for the advice. Hopefully you lost water retention and not muscle. ( you probably look a bit more ripped though, not a bad thing at all ).
Hopefully everything will go better from on for you. Good luck and keep us posted.


Week 6: Friday July 27th
Weight: 189 (down but coming back from all the weight I lost while i was sick)

So as you guys know i skipped the week 5 update as I battled with shingles. I am doing much much better now. Still have been a little more tired than usual this week but have been making sure I get plenty of rest and eating lots. Really starting to feel good in the gym. Noticing I have way more energy at the end of my session than usual and i’ve been adding like 2 reps to all my lifts without that much difficulty. My appetite is really coming back as well these last couple of days. My goal has been around 3400-3500 yet I want to just keep on eating. So i’ve been trying to figure out if i should let my self have at the extra food but I want to refrain from getting too fat.
My weight is almost back to what it was pre shingles however I feel like I am holding way less water now as I had taken quite a bit of aromasin as i thought i was having high estorgen sides at first. I am really starting to notice the size gains. Really looking forward to this week and feeling better everyday! TIME TO GET BIG!!!


Thought i’d take a minute to note what my lifts have been looking like through the week and would appreciate any pointers on any changes i should be making to my program.

I’m doing Push - Leg - Pull most the time i’m getting in 6 days, some times 5 some times 7. My ranges move around a lot but doing higher rep stuff lately for more hypertrophy.

BB bench 2x9 2x8 at 195
Db sh press 3x8 at 55
Inc BB bench 2x7 at 165 1x6 at 155
Db Fly 3x13 at 30
Skull crushers 3x12 1x11 at 60
Over head Tri 3x12 at 32.5
Shrugs 3x8 at 225

Squats 4x6 at 250
Leg Press 3x8 at 425
horizontal Calves 3x15 at 110
Leg curls 3x12 at 125
leg extensions 2x12 1x11 at 190

Dl 3x4 at 315
Bb row 4x10 at 125
Pull down 3x9 at 60
Rear delt 3x12 at 30
BB curls 2x10 2x8 at 70
Hammers 3x9 at 30


Yo what’s going on ? How you feeling ? Have stooped your cycle ? Hope everything is ok!!!


Hey man, it’s been going great! Right back on track and going strong. Had a week of holiday did some body workouts and stuff like that up there but didin’t bother doing a log update. Going to do that right now under this post!

Thanks for checking in :slight_smile:

Also i’ve been taking the aromasyin half a pill each day and it seems to be perfect.


Week 8: Friday August 10th
Weight 194.6! Officially over 15lbs gained from the beginning and still have a number of weeks to go!

Calories have been 3500 minimum usually eating a little over. Definitely getting some fat build up around the waste, abs are now mostly gone unless flexed but i’m not too worried about that. Everything else is looking really thick! I’ve gotten super wide, that’s the first thing i’ve noticed. Shoulders have really rounded out as well. I think my arms are just starting to grow a bit now too but they’re definitely lagging. Also my legs and butt are massive, all my shorts are horribly tight lol it’s bad! Getting lots of compliments lately too about coworkers and friends noticing that i’m looking bigger.

The strength is really coming on as well, smashing PRs each time im in the gym. Bench has shot up like crazy and my dead lifts as well. Squats are going up pretty steadily too.

I’m kind of thinking about changing up my routine to focus more on the parts that are lagging but i hate changing the routine all the time and want to just stay consistent so I should probably just leave it be. I have a few weeks left of the cycle, i’m pretty set on doing 1 extra week for the week i lost to the shingles. I’ve had a bunch of guys in the gym also say to do 2 weeks at half dose, so 250mg. They say it really helps with the crash instead of going straight from 500 to nothing. What do you guys think of that idea? that would bring my cycle to 13 weeks + 2 at 250.

Cheers all and if you have any questions ask away!


Awesome man. Keep it up.


How have you been? Are you still on cycle? What all are you taking? Whats your weight and BF% roughly?



Week 9: August 17th
Weight 195 (Added only a half lb this week but last week i was definitely bloated from drinking on vacation. I feel I have leaned out and lost the water weight while adding some size)

Looking massive this week. Always pumped, traps popping out all the time and i’m wide as hell!
Starting to feel if I get any wider i’ll be able to use my wings to fly. Destroying PRs still and feeling great in the gym. Had another fun cottage weekend this weekend so lost a few days at the gym. Going to really get back to cracking it down this week, damn you summer.

Hope everyone’s doing well!


Week 10: August 17
Weight: 197! 2 more pounds to go and I did my goal of 20 lbs added, hopefully i can even do a few more!

Strong as all hell this week. Squats are over 300lbs now which is way up, my bench feels strong and all other lifts are feeling great. Unfortunately i injured my lower back in hockey so i’m taking it easy on dead lifts for awhile but that’s allowing me to target other areas more.

Still feel like i’m growing everytime i look in the mirror. Everyones asking me now if i’m on juice or what i’m doing to get so big. Catching girls looking a lot now as well. Went out to the bar for the first time in a long time on Friday. Hooked up with a girl at the party and then had 2 girls ask me for my number at the bar. Never had that before in my life! Now my confidence is sky rocketing and I feel i can really build off this. Super happy, great moods all around but I am definitely not looking forward to getting off soon :(.

Hope all is well! Going to post an picture soon.


Getting in my final weeks and am starting to find the right PCT strategy to take. Lots out there and hard to find which ones people like most. First off, after my last week at 500mg of Test Cyp I’ve been advised to run 2 weeks at 250 which will help not have as drastic of a crash.
Then i’ll take 2 weeks off from last pin with nothing, then my PCT will look like the following.

Day 1: Clomid 250mg + Nolvadex 60mg
Following 10 days: Clomid 100mg + Nolvadex 40mg
Following 10 days: Clomid 50mg + Nolvadex 20mg

For a grand total of 3 weeks of PCT, please let me know what all you think and am open to suggestions!

Thanks so much for all your help along the way.


Lol !!! I know the feelings.

This too !!

It’s amazing what Test can do. [quote=“tommy2vial, post:41, topic:243421”]
great moods all around but I am definitely not looking forward to getting off soon

The saddest and hardest part. I’d like to see some pics before cycle, by the end of the cycle and after pct.


Here is my before cycle picture, lean but small. 177 ish pounds

This picture is from about ten days ago, end of week 10 on cycle. 197 ish pounds


Week 11: Friday August 31st
Weight: 198.5 lbs

Weight and size gains have definitely slowed down but still making progress. Still feeling very strong in the gym. Noticing a little more acne than normal on my chest and back so I have started to shower twice a day. I have also switched to a different lab for my last vial and it definitely is not as good as the first lab but that’s okay. Winding down before the finish isn’t a terrible thing anyways. Going to really push it for these last few weeks and make it worth it. No rest for the wicked!


Pictures are up!


Holy shit, that’s insane progress!!!


Thanks man! The hard work and force feeding really does pay off lol


Week 12: Friday September 7th
Weight: 201 lbs

Been trying to do more of a recomp of late. Was definitely pretty bloated so i’ve been cutting back on the carbs a bit and realized i was overshooting my calories like crazy for a week (oops). But after one week of just slowing down i already look leaner and abs are definitely some what noticeable still unflexed. Had a date with a cutie who introduced me as the guy with nice arms to all her friends so that was nice lol.

Last week at 500, i’m going to do one week of 250 to not have the huge drop off just for the mental aspect before starting PCT then i’m done! Been doing a ton of reading on what to eat, how to train on PCT. Going to stick with mostly the same set up as now just lower the sets on some things but try and keep the same strength.