Ok, I hope I’m posting this in the right section.
Starting my third cycle on Jan 1st. Just a little bit of background about myself first:
5’8 196lbs 38yo
I’ve been on TRT (125mg/week Test C) for about 9 months now. Started early March 2020.
My first cycle was 8 weeks. Ramped up from 125 to 500 and back down to 125. Had no estrogen issues. Gyms were closed so had to workout at home. I also was doing work for a contractor at the time (I’m a handyman by trade). I did this with Test C.
W1 - 250
W2 - 375
W3 - 425
W4 - 500
W5 - 500
W6 - 425
W7 - 375
W8 - 250
And back to TRT Test C
I drank a CRAP ton of Stinging Nettle tea and Ashwaghanda, and also took fish oil in the morning, and ZMA and baby asprin (81mg) at night.
I didn’t really get “bigger” but people at work noticed I had some pep in my step and I noticed some strength gains. I also looked a little better, had some compliments. I just wanted to see what I could do and how my body reacted. I gained about 10lbs and dieted correctly so I was a little leaner also.
Second cycle I had to cut short. I had to move, and after a month I just went back to TRT. But for the 4 weeks it was 125mg Sust once a week and 150mg prop broken up 2xs a week (so 2 75mg injections on Tues and Friday.) I felt good but thought the cycle was a little weird and got the idea from a former body builder who likes to ‘‘ride the waves’’. I was making some gains then but couldn’t continue. Also had some mood swings, so idk if that was from the Sust or the Prop.
I feel I’m ready for my third cycle. Gained some weight since then just eating garbage. I took 6 weeks off from training and now at my age, that took a toll, and I’ll never do that again. I’ve always been really lean and I can still see my abs but I am defo holding some fat. I’ll post a pic tomorrow when I get back from the gym. I do not know what my body fat % is exactly.
My next cycle I would like to do as follows:
TRT - 125
1 - 225TC
2 - 350TC
3 - 425TC
4 - 500TC/300MP
5 - 500TC/300MP
6 - 500TE/300MP
7 - 500TE/300MP
8 - 500TE/400MP
9 - 500TE/400MP
10 - 425TE
11 - 350TE
12 - 225TE
TRT - 125
If switching esters mid cycle is a dumb idea I won’t do it. I just have a bottle of Enth laying around and wld like to use it up.
I really just want to get my abs back again.
~150 Carbs, most around workout time
I don’t count my fat macros
Cals are 2200 to 2500. On rest days I’m hungry as f*ck so I eat an extra meal.
Cheat days are every other Sunday, usually I stuff my face with a pizza and a cpl Barq’s Root Beers.
The only alcohol I consume is a glass or two of red wine 3 maybe 4 days a week before bed.
With a some research, it seems Masteron is good for cutting. I’ve read Winstrol as well, tho the drying of the joints may not be favorable at my age. I’m still up in the air about that one.
I take Ashwaghanda, ZMA, ECA, Fish Oil, and Vit D.
I would appreciate any and all critiques and I will post pictures tomorrow and will update month to month.
This is my first post and I really hope I didn’t break any rules here. I am more than willing to learn from my mistakes so I hope I don’t get insta-banned bc I really love being a part of this community.
I want to thank you all, esp @Bigmurph, for the amazing community and I want to say how much I appreciate being here. Thank you!