5’7, 148lb. 20 yo soon to be 21.
~10%bf. May not look it, but I’ve had it tested by professionals at school, always 10%.
Goal: Muscle definition (abs, admittedly) and strength over pure mass. Have been working out over 2 years. Olympic lifter who would like to move up a couple lbs to 69kg weight class, but not add too much weight to be in 77kg class…
Thinking of running a test prop only cycle during summer. So here’s the thing. I know the first cycle is the best, but I don’t really want to add 15-20lbs and I don’t want to add fat at all…yet I don’t want to “waste” my first cycle eating restricted calories or maintenance.
So I was thinking my options are: bulk from now until June and then cut on the cycle. Or keep eating around maintenance as I am at the moment and bulk on the cycle. Then cut it off natty after. My only fear here would be losing any gains from a natty cut. Or try a recomp eating maintenance to slight surplus on the cycle to try and add a few lean lb of muscle while cutting bf%, which I know is generally inefficient.
What do, to meet my goals?
And I’d like to meet these goals by September-October, thus why I might take the “easy” way out with a cycle. My diet will be 100% on point.
However the odds of me doing a cycle are still slim. $$$ issues and the fact I am young. Although I would only consider steroids while in college. Just want some feedback so when I do further research I can do it with a specific plan in mind.
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