If you remember me, I’m the guy that people laughed their asses off at and basically said I was hopeless and that I wasn’t listening. Not trying to start an argument, just trying to remind y’all who I am lmao. To be honest, that post ended up having a lot of conflicting information and people/answers seemed to vary in their suggestions. I got advice to not frontload, some telling me to frontload, people giving me different dosage and time interval recommendations, people criticizing seemingly minor things, etc. Obviously the few experienced people I took advice from even though they are the same people who criticized me. No hard feelings, I hope.
What ended up happening is I would do 300mg test C first, then do 300mg test E a few days later. Yes, I know it is not advantageous whatsoever to use them both together and I will not in the future. I plan on continuing by doing 300mg x2 test C dose per week for future weeks for my first cycle unless I start experiencing any signs of side effects. This is actually similar to @TBU 's first cycle except that I was using Test C instead of Test E. I am aware this is a lot, but to me seemed like a minor risk at the time and since it worked out (thankfully) I am going to continue it. Since I could handle 600mg test total, I may change those numbers while adjusting for the half-life of the testo.
Diet has been primarily home meals, fast food, protein bars, and supplements (to help get veggies into my diet). I have been consuming about 3000 calories a day and trying to get 90-110g of protein per day. I have been trying to eat carbs before workouts to help spike my energy and have been having large dinners. Sorry that I really don’t have that much information on my diet because I am in college and I am busy with summer classes and it just felt like too much to be tracking my food intake so closely. Sadly I have not been tracking water consumption efficiently either, but my water intake has probably increased 1.5x-2x if that can give you some sort of idea (it probably can’t). I have also been taking milk thistle to help process the winny I shouldn’t have taken, Nox for increased circulation and recovery speed, magnesium supplements, and DHEA.
Now before I tell you my stats and weights, please remember that I am very skinny. When I was in middle school I was classified as anorexic because of my BMI. Also remember that I was never a guy to hit the gym frequently and I am just getting back into the swing of things. But before the cycle I was benching 45lbs/5 reps (just the bar), deadlifting 45/5 reps (just the bar), was using 10-15lbs/10 reps dumbbells, etc. I am now happy to announce that I am benching 95-105lbs/5 reps, deadlifting 130lbs/10 reps, 25lbs dumbbells/10 reps. Yes I am aware that I should probably be deadlifting less reps and more weight, but I was dealing with a little bit of lower back stress (not pain) and my trainer recommended going lower weight and higher reps until I get back into the swing of things.
Now onto my gains. I started at 121lbs, now I am at 137lbs (+16lbs in 2 weeks). I was originally 10.1% body fat and now I am 12.3%. The machine I was using is not necessarily 100% accurate, apparently, but said that I had increased 7.1lbs in skeletal muscle mass; however, I was also told that that number could likely be higher and that it was an estimate, so it was likely 7.1lbs+ increase in skeletal muscle mass. I’m pretty happy with these results so far, especially since it is only 2 weeks in.
I am now looking to be insulted and criticized on an online forum. Kidding. Looking for comments or advice or feedback on what I’m doing. Hopefully the feedback can be a little more constructive than last time, though. @Ironside @PHD @Bigmurph @Raphael3636 @TBU would love to hear from y’all again.
Sorry for the long-ass post. Thanks.