So I tiny bit of background: 32 Yrs, been lifting most of my life off and on, 5' 10", 190 lbs, probably about 15% bf. Been really active lifting for the past 2 years however, with no more than a few weeks off here and there. So I recently woke up and realized that my world view was a bit off, for lack of a better term, and began to question things (everything). Obviously one of the areas that got questioned was my view on anabolics (or I wouldn't be here).
For the past 2 weeks I've been devouring TONS of posts on this and a few other forums (but honestly, this one seems the coolest) and I think I'm at the point of making a decision. I'm pretty torn, but here goes my thinking. For my first cycle I just can't bring myself to jump all the way in the deep end, even though it seems like it is actually much safer on my body (test e being what I'd like to try). This is for legal, and relationship reasons. So I think I'm going to do a cycle of H-drol for six weeks that looks something like 50/75/75/75/75 or 100/75 or 100. I know that it's not as safe as the real deal, but if I do a couple weeks of pre-cycle sups, and a good cycle support I'm sure my liver will survive. I don't have any qualms about buying and using a research chem serm because it's in a different class altogether than using an illegal (and scheduled) drug like test.
So basically, it just boils down to finding a good time to do it. I'm a business owner so I have high stress some times and I don't want to start a cycle and then not be able to devote the time to maximizing the benefits. I'm thinking of starting around mid-end of May and running through the middle of summer. My goals would be to bulk up, but also a bit of recomp since I'm at 15% bf and could certainly benefit from loosing a bit. I'm imagining going the first four weeks at a 4000 calorie bulk run and then trying to cut for the last two weeks. Has anyone ever heard of that sort of cycle? Anyway, other than that, I'm not really needing to nail down the specifics yet (serm, cycle support, h-drol brand), but I'll definitely throw up my detailed plan before I try and execute it so you guys can critique the hell out of it.
Mostly I'm just saying this place rocks and you guys are awesome... I'll be joining the "cool" club shortly.