I am 37 years old, been training for 15 years. 215lb (97kg), 6.1” (185cm), BF around 10%. Train mainly using HST (3 days week full body), although I do mix it up every now and then and do traditional 4/week split workouts. I am naturally fairly strong on back/legs/shoulders/triceps/biceps, and weak on chest... Example of training weights this week: Deadlift 400lb (180kg) for 8 reps, squats 440lb (200kg) for 6 reps, leg press 1300lb (600kg) for 6-8 reps, DB press 110lb (45-50kg) for 6 reps. I do NOT need or want to get any stronger, and am simply wanting to add 7-10lb of muscle (3-4kg).
I have only ever done 2 AB cycles before this. Once stacking Deca/Test, and the other time stacking Deca/Dianabol. I did these cycles in 2010 and 2011. Both cycles were fairly low dosage levels and run for 8-10 weeks. I also used various PCT products post cycle (clomid/pregnyl/etc). On both occasions I suffered from bad gynecomastia*around my nipples, which persisted for several months after the cycle.
As I do not want to run this same risk again, I want to avoid any overtly androgenic steroids, hence my thoughts around doing an Anavar based cycle (12 weeks), and stacking it with something else like Equipoise which is only midly androgenic. I was thinking of 50mg/day of Anavar, and 500mg/week of Equipoise.
My objective is to add 7-10lb over the 12 weeks. Is this a reasonable objective using these compounds/dosages?
Should I still include some PCT afterwards? If Yes, then what?
Any other suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated.