Taper down Test E Cycle?
- 12-05-2010, 08:41 PM
Taper down Test E Cycle?
I am currently in the middle of a 12 week 1g/week Test E cycle. I was wondering if I was to extend the cycle to 16 weeks and weeks 13-14 go down to 750mg/week and then weeks 15-16 go down to 500mg/week then pct weeks 18-22; if it would help make my pct any easier? Anyone have any thoughts or experience?
- 12-05-2010, 10:02 PM
how many times do you want to make yourself feel worse/different? no dont taper, hormonal fluctuations in either direction are just more stress on the body
- 12-06-2010, 01:42 PM
12-06-2010, 07:13 PM
12-07-2010, 12:25 PM
Long esters are self tapering. I would only taper down for a few days if using suspension or maybe prop.
Better to come off completely so that you're suppressed for less time overall, since your HPTA won't begin to recover so long as your androgen levels are elevated.
12-07-2010, 03:03 PM
12-08-2010, 07:54 AM
12-08-2010, 02:16 PM
Now - I more or less agree with your post if one is using - what's a good phrase here - a "full taper", i.e. tapering off completely. That method was invented to possibly avoid the use of SERMs coming off-cycle, and to allow the HPTA to come back on-line on its own, as you describe. It is, as you know, a long process. My suggestion of a week or so to taper, dropping from a gram to 500 mg, then the normal 2-week wait as the ester clears, is more to allow the OP to stay anabolic and help ease the transition from such a high dose, but it probably isn't absolutely necessary if he is doing a traditional SERM PCT. I will admit it will probably ease the transition, though.
My point is, I believe tapering to be an either/or proposition. Either taper out over the 8-12 weeks and minimize/eliminate the need for a SERM, or don't. I don't see much need for halfway measures when using longer esters, except perhaps a week or so in the case of higher doses, like this. However, this has less to do with HPTA recovery than staying anabolic and helping ease the transition.
12-13-2010, 11:46 PM
i have tapered down from a high dose of test a week and usually always taper down. not for any reason of bodybuilding however with erradic hormone variations i find my temperment to be pretty unpredictable. I find tapering down makes me less agrivated and much more level headed then extreme hormone transitions. Now the only down side is that doing the math to figure out exactly when to start pct is kinda tricky. but then again i never go off so i have it pretty easy for me. However the only way u will find out which works better for you is to try both. I dont think in the time frame you listed that one will be much more superior in HPTA recovery but i do think a taper will make coming off a bit easier for you both mentally and physically. Now if you arent completely coming off thats a completely different story.
12-20-2010, 08:30 AM
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