I spent some time with my foster father today, and he's looking to get back into cycling. He ran 1AD when he was in his late 40's, and it served him well. However, at that time, he and his buddies knew nothing of PCT. He was recommended to saw palmetto, and he didn't even take it. He lost all his gains. He broke the 500lb bench press mark on the cycle, but he's well down now... he's currently around 200lb, with a fairly lean build.
This time around, I'll help him if he decides to run it again. He has another bottle of 1AD, but I've been somewhat talking to him about the new stuff, such as Epistane and such compounds. I've never run 1AD - got into this type of supplementation after the ban. But from what I know, there's considerable bloat and gains aren't the easiest to hold. The new stuff, such as Epidrol, seem to have great reviews, well past PCT. Solid gains in strength that stay.
He is over 50 years old however, and I don't want to push something on him that he would have a hard time recovering from. What are your recommendations? Skimming through reviews, I see that people have had good success with Epidrol at his age, but I'm not sure if I should be extra careful not to push something that would be adverse due to his age.
Here's my small plan for him -
Weeks 1-8 - HyperdrolX2 + MassFX
Weeks 8-12 - *Either layoff, or begin the DS cycle*
Weeks 12-16 - Epistane + Propadrol / 1AD / or any suggestions
Proper PCT to finish it.
Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Looking for the best strength producing products, but with sides considered. I got a little excited talking to him, and starting asking him if he's consider Dermacrine or Sustain (personally liked my Dermacrine cycle). Kind of overdid it - he wants to keep it simple.
Any suggestions is greatly appreciated. Ordering for him tonight, if things go as planned! Have him started by Friday, with NP's super fast shipping. Good stuff.