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Transitory Low Dosage Test E Period

New Member, relatively new to the forums, If what I have written below is retarded just let me know.

Assuming an individual is about to run their first cycle, what would be the effects of running a relatively low dosage of Test-E (say 250mg/w e5d) for a four week period, before beginning the standard 10 week 500-600mg/w cycle, as prescribed by the sticky (http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_training_performance_bodybuilding_gear/steroid_planning).

To My understanding:

  • The User has never had test at either levels before, therefore he will experience two noticeable increases in gains: One towards the end of the initial lower dose four week period, a second a few weeks after test dosage has been increased to the standard 500-600mg/w.
  • The User is allowed is granted a more gradual adaption into the state of increased testosterone, thus less chance of (or less severe) adverse reaction (acne, mood swings, insomnia etc…).


  • The increased cycle length will increase shutdown of natural test production processes, thus requiring a longer PCT period to return to natural levels.

Are these assumptions correct, anyone had personal experience? If so, it seems to me to be a favourable option for a user beginning his first cycle.

If that would be a good solution, it would be the post in the stickey instead of what’s actually there.