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    Testosterone Enanthate - when does it really kick in?

    Hi guys.... I am on day 14 of my first 8 week cycle of Testosterone Enanthate (500mg per week).

    I have been eating and drinking heaps and subsequently put on around 5kg of weight in that time, however so far have not seen any difference in terms of strength or size. I know it is long acting, but should I be worried that I am not feeling anything yet? When does it usually kick in, and will it be obvious?

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    Ok..........ill talk from experience here. Im on my first cycle and just started week 8 of test. I did 4 weeks of d-bol at the start. For me the strength was there when I finished the d-bol so id say it takes 4-5 weeks to see strength gains............however the size is only just starting to come in (around week 7). I was originally planning 10 weeks of test but seing as its taken all this time to kick in im going to run it for 12................I sugest you do the same............12 weeks instead of 8..........8 weeks isnt long enough IMO as it takes such a long time to kick in and see results.

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    Thanks for the reply. I see what you are saying with the 12 weeks instead of 8.... but since test-e is long acting, it will still be active in your system for 3-4 weeks after your last shot right? Meaning that you should still see gains for a total of 8 weeks?

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    i feel it between 4 and 6 usually towards 6

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    Quote Originally Posted by holtmeister
    Hi guys.... I am on day 14 of my first 8 week cycle of Testosterone Enanthate (500mg per week).

    I have been eating and drinking heaps and subsequently put on around 5kg of weight in that time, however so far have not seen any difference in terms of strength or size. I know it is long acting, but should I be worried that I am not feeling anything yet? When does it usually kick in, and will it be obvious?
    You have gained about 10 pounds already. Thats good going. What exactly are you expecting? Maybe you have unrealistic expectations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j martini
    You have gained about 10 pounds already. Thats good going. What exactly are you expecting? Maybe you have unrealistic expectations.
    the 10lbs is water bro.. sorry to burst anyones bubble.. but its due to the aromitization

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    Quote Originally Posted by taiboxa
    the 10lbs is water bro.. sorry to burst anyones bubble.. but its due to the aromitization
    Of course. your not going to gain 10 pound of muscle in two weeks, but it does show his gear is legit.

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    Yeah... the 10 pounds is definitely not muscle The question is when I should really begin to notice strength and size gains, because at the moment I'm not feeling anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by holtmeister
    Thanks for the reply. I see what you are saying with the 12 weeks instead of 8.... but since test-e is long acting, it will still be active in your system for 3-4 weeks after your last shot right? Meaning that you should still see gains for a total of 8 weeks?
    No, it will be there until about 2 weeks after your last shot. I agree to extend the cycle. My first one was also a 10 weeker I extended to 12.

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    Thanks toolman

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    Anyone else have experiences and can advise when I should really 'feel' stronger and start noticing gains?

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    Quote Originally Posted by taiboxa
    the 10lbs is water bro.. sorry to burst anyones bubble.. but its due to the aromitization
    NO ONE CAN NEVER GAIN 10LBS OF WATER ON A TEST ONLY CYCLE ,,,3 or 4 lbs of these might be water but not the 10lbs ,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by holtmeister
    Anyone else have experiences and can advise when I should really 'feel' stronger and start noticing gains?
    I have done, what you have. I was not sure aboutusing dbol with test the first time, so I used test by itself. I would go to 12 weeks if I were you. I notice it kick in in the 4th week.

    Next time consider dbol the first 4 weeks of your cycle so you start getting strenght and weight increases starting around day 5. Don't throw dbol in now, save it for the next cycle.

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    I'm a late starter. From weeks 7-9 with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp9
    Next time consider dbol the first 4 weeks of your cycle so you start getting strenght and weight increases starting around day 5. Don't throw dbol in now, save it for the next cycle.
    I agree...

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    ya me too.. It was 6-7 for me...

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    i will not see any major gains till week7-8 myself,imo 8 weeks is not long enuff on test,10-12 weeks should be the length of a longer actin test cycle!

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    Maybe even 16 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giantz11
    Maybe even 16 weeks.
    i meant at least 10-12 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by booz
    i meant at least 10-12 weeks.
    Thanks for clariying I though you went soft on me.

    BTW to help answer your question, I believe its almost universal that when taking longer estered drugs that the 4 week mark you shouuld at least feel on. When the gains come, well for me its at the 6 week mark or so, just like my main man Booz.

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    Switching gears a little, when did you guys begin noticing cosmetic/muscularity changes on this cycle?

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    takes 6-8 weeks for me

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    Please list both.
    1. Strength change timeframe
    2. Physical/anatomical change timeframe

    I think the comparison would be interesting and valuable.
    Thanks

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    Ive heard alot of people tell me something............'strength comes first and size comes after'. Strength gains start in week 4-5 and size comes in week 6-8. Anyone else agree with this statement?

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    strenght came on first with me.....then size.....with my last cycle sustanon and deca

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    Thanks guys for all the info and advice. I will see if I can get some more Test-e and extend it to 12 weeks. Should not be a problem.

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    bump

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    Quote Originally Posted by toolman
    No, it will be there until about 2 weeks after your last shot. I agree to extend the cycle. My first one was also a 10 weeker I extended to 12.
    Should expect to feel something around week 4-5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jnrmrplymouth
    Ive heard alot of people tell me something............'strength comes first and size comes after'. Strength gains start in week 4-5 and size comes in week 6-8. Anyone else agree with this statement?
    this is usually the case, I find....

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    4-6 to feel it. it's different for everybody.
    but since it's your first cycle, it should kick in a little earlier - probably week 4.

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    be patient the gains in the gym will come

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    I just gained 10 lbs in my first week on enathate. 100% water!! THen I kicked in some novadex and it dropped down to 4-5lbs of water. Some ppl hold alot of water. So the guy who said you cannot gain 10lbs froma single test.
    I did.

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    Ya theres always H2o gains at first. then you just have to take control of them....

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    maybe people with low estrogen levels,gain more slowly.

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    16 weeker will be better

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    Quote Originally Posted by oswaldosalcedo
    maybe people with low estrogen levels,gain more slowly.
    I'm surprised at you Ossie...I thought you would have slammed a few in this thread.Test E starts working on the very first shot.It takes 3-4 weks to build up to full potency,but you start growing far before the 4 week mark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinnacle
    I'm surprised at you Ossie...I thought you would have slammed a few in this thread.Test E starts working on the very first shot.It takes 3-4 weks to build up to full potency,but you start growing far before the 4 week mark.
    correct i begin to grow after 5 weeks or more,
    the thing with estrogen is i have used metandrostenolone and propionate test but my grow is disappointing, maybe have to do with estrogen levels.



    pd:i have the liberation curves in time of test e.
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    Im about to start week 5 of my first Test E cycle and I started to feel it towards the end of last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swifto
    I'm a late starter. From weeks 7-9 with me.
    I have always wondered why ?

    the reason for late start.............................

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    No one here frontloads?

    Wouldn't it be better to frontload and run a shorter cycle of 12 weeks than not frontload and go to 16 weeks?

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