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    Cycle while only working out twice a week

    Hey guys itís been a while. I work very long hours and canít get in the gym 5 days a week anymore like I used to. Iíve been wanting to come out of ďcycle retirementĒ. Current stats is 5í8 212lbs. 21 years of hitting the gym pretty hard. So my question is will a cycle be a waste if I could only get in there twice week? I was thinking of doing a ďbasicĒ cycle Ronnie Coleman would put it lol
    1-14 500mg/wk Test C
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    How long since your last cycle? 5'8" 212lbs. What's your bf%,

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    Quote Originally Posted by teedoff View Post
    How long since your last cycle? 5'8" 212lbs. What's your bf%,
    Body fat between 18%-20% last cycle was 10 years ago

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    Not many here will advise someone with that high bf to cycle.

    But after 10 years not being on gear, you're like a newb again. Lol. So if you were to cycle, you could probably make some good gains with just test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teedoff View Post
    Not many here will advise someone with that high bf to cycle.

    But after 10 years not being on gear, you're like a newb again. Lol. So if you were to cycle, you could probably make some good gains with just test.
    If I were to start I would definitely get on a strict diet first and drop down to 200lbs. I work outdoors so the little extra Bf Helps right now in the cold. But my concern is if my cycle will be a waste if I could only get in the gym twice a week

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    Wait until your work schedule calms down and you can then put every effort into you cycle. Basically cheating yourself if you run it now.
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    Eh. Not sure it would be a waste. But someone with more experience might chime in.

    I think it would depend on how intense you're workouts are and of course diet and goals for your cycle.

    Mike Mentzer said 3 days a week was optimal. I've heard others say that as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Wait until your work schedule calms down and you can then put every effort into you cycle. Basically cheating yourself if you run it now.
    Damn. Yeah I kinda figured that. Peek season came early and I definitely feel the effects on my muscle density, strength is there but Iíve been feeling more flat then usual. I turn 38 in Jan so Iím thinking is the natural test decline

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    Quote Originally Posted by playboii View Post
    Damn. Yeah I kinda figured that. Peek season came early and I definitely feel the effects on my muscle density, strength is there but I’ve been feeling more flat then usual. I turn 38 in Jan so I’m thinking is the natural test decline

    Very well could be. Get some BW done and evaluate it. Check the HRT Forum for what to get but I'm sure you have a solid knowledge base already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Very well could be. Get some BW done and evaluate it. Check the HRT Forum for what to get but I'm sure you have a solid knowledge base already.
    Thanks. I get my bw done yearly but Iím assuming thatís a separate out of pocket test?

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    Quote Originally Posted by playboii View Post
    Thanks. I get my bw done yearly but I’m assuming that’s a separate out of pocket test?
    Shouldn't be if through your pcp/dr. Especially if you tell them you feel less energetic and think your test may be low. Most drs are pretty good about testing your levels.

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    I agree with everything stated above. That said, how well did you respond to your workouts previously? There are of dudes that respond well to working out a body part one time per week.

    Split the body into two. Then add intensity (Such as HIT as mentioned) to save time. Definitely doable, but to most traditionalists, maybe not optimal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teedoff View Post
    Shouldn't be if through your pcp/dr. Especially if you tell them you feel less energetic and think your test may be low. Most drs are pretty good about testing your levels.
    Seeing my doc in march. Iíll try and push for the test levels test. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by wango View Post
    I agree with everything stated above. That said, how well did you respond to your workouts previously? There are of dudes that respond well to working out a body part one time per week.

    Split the body into two. Then add intensity (Such as HIT as mentioned) to save time. Definitely doable, but to most traditionalists, maybe not optimal.
    This is what I had in mind, I wanted to get different views on it because back when I used to cycle I would go balls to the wall 5-6 days a week sometimes twice a day and that’s all I knew mentally but I’m really out of options when it comes to hitting the gym more then 2 days a week for a very long time. I’m up at 555am I don’t get home from work 10-1030pm mon - Friday

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    Quote Originally Posted by playboii View Post
    This is what I had in mind, I wanted to get different views on it because back when I used to cycle I would go balls to the wall 5-6 days a week sometimes twice a day and that’s all I knew mentally but I’m really out of options when it comes to hitting the gym more then 2 days a week for a very long time. I’m up at 555am I don’t get home from work 10-1030pm mon - Friday
    Sheesh. I'd be job hunting! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by teedoff View Post
    Sheesh. I'd be job hunting! Lol
    lol I’m in the courier business. Peek season arrived very early this year ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by playboii View Post
    lol I’m in the courier business. Peek season arrived very early this year ��
    What makes u want to cycle during your busiest work schedule? Competition coming up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuz View Post
    What makes u want to cycle during your busiest work schedule? Competition coming up?
    Been feeling pretty sluggish. Wanted to get the energy, stamina and strength that comes with cycling. So it was more for the benefits than anything else

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    Quote Originally Posted by playboii View Post
    This is what I had in mind, I wanted to get different views on it because back when I used to cycle I would go balls to the wall 5-6 days a week sometimes twice a day and thatís all I knew mentally but Iím really out of options when it comes to hitting the gym more then 2 days a week for a very long time. Iím up at 555am I donít get home from work 10-1030pm mon - Friday
    Thatís a tough schedule & overall recovery is going to be very tough. Really thinking itís just not maximizing your possible cycle benefits even if you respond nicely with training each part just once per week. How bout just a TRT level dosage till things chill a bit? Good luck with that schedule, I sure donít envy you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wango View Post
    That’s a tough schedule & overall recovery is going to be very tough. Really thinking it’s just not maximizing your possible cycle benefits even if you respond nicely with training each part just once per week. How bout just a TRT level dosage till things chill a bit? Good luck with that schedule, I sure don’t envy you.
    Yeah it sucks man. I guess I will see what next month brings and revisit the cycle idea. I will do more research on TRT and my soon to be age 38
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    Could you clarify this part of your cycle "1-14 500mg/wk Test C
    1-10 500mg/wk 1-test C"

    What is 1-Test C? So you would be taking a total of 1000mg of test weeks 1-10?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlaloc View Post
    Could you clarify this part of your cycle "1-14 500mg/wk Test C
    1-10 500mg/wk 1-test C"

    What is 1-Test C? So you would be taking a total of 1000mg of test weeks 1-10?
    1 test cyp (DHB)

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    How long will you be on this schedule that allows only 2 workouts per week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by playboii View Post
    Been feeling pretty sluggish. Wanted to get the energy, stamina and strength that comes with cycling. So it was more for the benefits than anything else
    From the sounds of it, you don't need gear. You need sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by playboii View Post
    Seeing my doc in march. I’ll try and push for the test levels test. Thanks
    I'd say use a site like Discountedlabs.com and choose your own bloodwork without a script but I'm quite sure they don't allow it in NY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honkey_Kong View Post
    From the sounds of it, you don't need gear. You need sleep.
    Agree.

    Funny you say that. I started a cpap about 6-7 months ago and it's life changing. I wake up with energy and I've put on probably 10+ lbs with the only variable being sleep. No added AAS in the past 1.5 years due to other med issues. It is absolutely amazing. Feels like I'm on cycle but I'm not. I guess my body forgot what it was like to be rested.

    Download the "Mintal Tracker" app and use it at bedtime. It breaks down your sleep pattern, apnea risk, breathing stops and much more and gives audio playback, which scared the crap outta me. Amazing app that even my sleep doc was impressed with.
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    Good advice already given. I would certainly focus on regulating your body first. Bloodwork is a great thing to do any time you can. I would use the time between now and March to resolve underlying issues. Best of luck.

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