First cycle- basic info

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  1. Lhb

    Lhb New Member

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    31 yr old 6”2 around 115 kgs

    looking at doing my first cycle and trying to keep it as simple as possible to see how my body responds. I have been trying do as much research as possible but there are so many conflicting views and it’s hard for noob to keep up sometimes.

    I want to do a test-e only cycle -500 pw for 12 weeks.

    Being my first cycle is it necessary (generally, I know every one is different) to run a pct with hcg or would Nolva only pct be sufficient enough. Also is an AI necessary considering I’m only doing the 1 compound?

    might be a silly question to some but hoping to get some opinions. Appreciate any help
     
  2. blindbodybuilder

    blindbodybuilder Well-Known Member

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    Hey buddy welcome to the board, i'll give you my opinion and hopefully some more experienced members will chime is, my knowledge is pretty decent if i do say so myself though.

    Firstly your approach of a test only cycle is a smart way to start your journey with ped's.

    500mg/wk is a solid place to start, regarding an AI i would most definitely have some on hand at the very least, as you said everyone is different and you won't know how badly you will aromitize until you actually run your test.

    As a general rule the more body fat you are holding the more aromotase you will have as the enzyme resides in fat, it still will vary from one person to another but the leaner you are the more chance you will have of getting away without using an AI, however though i would definitely have some on hand before starting your cycle, if you don't need to run it then that's a bonus but if you start getting that tingle in your nipples and you don't have anything on hand you'll likely regret it, aromasin/exemestane is pretty much the number one choice for most people, arimidex is the second choice, i always thought aromasin was the best, for me it allowed a margin of error, gave me a chance to dial in the correct dose without crushing my e levels and did a perfect job of controlling e side effects.

    For pct, if you do 12 weeks of enanthate remember your levels will still be way above natural for at least 2 weeks after you last shot probably 3 weeks which actually means you will be shut down for 14-15 weeks, again some people recover quicker and easier than others and you won't know how you will recover until you try it but if it were me i would be getting some hcg for sure, if you don't recover well you will lose a massive chunk of those big first cycle gains.

    i don't reckon i would use the hcg during my cycle i reckon i would just use say 5000iu to kick start pct and then continue with the nolva.

    Hopefully some of the more experienced blokes can give an opinion on how they would use the hcg, i don't know if it would be necessary to run the hcg during the cycle when doing a test only run but i would definitely have some for the end of the cycle.

    Long story short man, sounds like you are approaching this intelligently, i would continue that approach mate and not take any chances with aromatization and always do the most comprehensive pct you can, there's nothing worse than makeing big gains and then takeing ages to recover and losing much of it.

    Hope this helps mate.
     
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    Thanks mate that was a huge help. Really appreciate the advise. I will definately get some Aromasin based off your advice.

    Been thinking about it for a long time but the risk of permanent sides Has always put me off. While I’m not lean I don’t have Excessive body fat by any stretch, so I’m not too sure how I will go.

    i just want to keep it as simple as I can for the first time then take a solid break to assess how my body reacts to it, then add another compound for my second cycle
     

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