Hey fellas, been around a little while, first post. I've taken SD (the original, years back), and I recently did a cycle of Halo-T 400, a combination of Halodrol-50 and X-tren. The SD was great minus the back pumps. I really liked the Halo-T during cutting, no sides, maintained strength.
I'm looking to do another cycle soon, want to make sure I get the most bang for my buck. From the research I've done, it looks like SD, PP, or Epi are best for strength and dry mass gains? I was also thinking of stacking whatever I take with X-tren since it's non-methylated and can enhance strength gains. Or should I go for the PP/Epi bridge?
A little background, I've been training for about 11 years, I'm 25, my strength goals are a 500+ squat, 600+ deadlift, and 300+ OH press by November (will be doable even without PHs). I'm an amateur strongman competitor, primarily interested in strength but I am currently trying to gain weight, looking to go up to 230 permanently from 200's, currently 206. Not looking to gain the weight too quickly, don't want my weight gain to outrun my strength gains, if that makes sense. Plan on taking a year to gain the weight. I will be deployed (military) when I'm on, so I don't care about losing libido, but I do hate back pumps, I'd really like to avoid those. Are PP and Epi as bad as SD for back pumps?
Thanks for any help guys, looking forward to being a member of the forum.