I have put a lot of research into my first cycle. I am hoping to start February and I have created an outline for a 16 week cycle, with a 5 week pct starting 10 days after last pin. I will explain my PCT in detail. A few things about myself: -Age- 25 years old -Height- 6 foot 4 inches -Weight- 205 pounds -Waist- 36.5 inches -Wrist- 7 inches -Forearm- 12.5 inches -Bicep- 15 inches -Shoulders- 16 inches -Chest- 46 inches (around Pecs) 38 inches (under pecs) 44 inches (top) -Stomach- 36.5 inches (lower abs) 35.5 inches (upper abs) -Buttocks- 42 inches -Thighs- 23 inches (Mid) 15.5 inches (Low) 25 inches (high) -Calves- 15.5 inches -Neck- 15 inches I cycle indoor 3 times a week and usually go approx. 18 miles and burn around 1400 calories each ride. My diet consists of lots of veggies, lots of chicken, omega 3/6/9 supplement daily, Vitamin D, oatmeal in the morning with nuts and fruit, almonds/pecans/peanuts, sweet potatoes, avocados with organic ketchup (try this if you have not yet), 2-3 cups of coffee throughout the day protein shakes after workouts with glutamine/bcaas/super greens/creatine. I usually stick to these foods prepping for a week or two and eating cold since I do not use a microwave. I mostly eat around my recommended caloric intake, but while on cycle I will increase to 3k possibly 4k depending on how I feel. I have researched that while on a cycle, a great way to manage cholesterol (aside from eating right), is cardio so I will probably increase my riding to 5 times a week. Having said that, here is my first cycle I have come up with (open to advice and adjustments of course) -Week 1-16- Test. E. @ 600 mg/wk----------Mon/Thurs@300mg/300mg -Week 1-6- Dbol @ 50 mg/day----------------Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun@25mg am/25mg pm -Week 7-16 Deca @ 500 mg/wk---------------Mon/Thurs@250mg/250mg -10 days after last pins- hcg @ 500 IU/day---------------10 days -Day after last hCG pin- clomid @ 50 mg/day------------4 weeks -Day after last hCG pin- nolva @ 40 mg/20 mg/day-----2 week @ 40mg/day & 2 week @ 20mg/day Why do I have a week in between Dbol and Deca? -Since this will be my first cycle I want to isolate potential sides and learn to counter them if they arise. -They are both taxing on cholesterol so it wouldn't hurt to split them apart. -Dbol is hepatic toxic (while Deca is NOT hepatic toxic), but still one less compounded chemical would not hurt. After I finish the 6 week cycle of Dbol I plan on a liver detox with milk thistle/turmeric/dandelion root in possible conjunction with liv-52. -I will hopefully see great gains on Dbol and size increase, I hope to continue that with the Deca. -As an added bonus, Deca will greatly preserve the lean muscle mass that could be possibly be lost after ceasing Dbol. While this steroid will not provide hardening or conditioning effects, it can serve a purpose as a cutting phase after bulking on Dbol. -Deca has healing properties: I have heard it said, "asprin and tylenol mask pain, Deca can heal". -Deca provides joint relief, greatly enhances overall recovery, and enhances muscular endurance ( I am excited to see if Deca will help my cycling endurance) What will I do if gyno or excess estrogen symptoms arise? -I will have aromasin on hand but will be a last resort since this will actually lower estrogen levels and I know estrogen aids in muscle development. If I resort to aromasin, I will negate some gains. -If these symptoms arise I will start with Nolva @ 40 mg/day for a few days then drop to 20 mg/day until a few days after symptoms disappear, then I will stop Nolva. I will restart if symptoms relapse.(I will have the clomid on hand but will save for PCT in case of possible vision or mood side effects) Why am I using Dbol and Deca on my first cycle? -Why does anyone use aas? Will I be getting blood work? -I plan on getting a pre-cycle baseline blood work done. (most likely privatemdlabs) -I plan on getting blood work around week 10 and 16. (any suggestions on this?) -I DO NOT know how to read blood work results or what I will need to do to combat bad results so a point in the right direction on this forum would be greatly appreciated! Why am I using both Clomid an nolvadex for PCT? -To answer this I direct you to my findings to nolva vs clomid or both for pct -If the link does not work, copy and paste in browser and read the 6th post down from the top. This is an actual medical journal review on this subject by Dr. Scally, one of the foremost experts on treating steroid induced shutdown. Why am I adding hCG to end of cycle/pre-PCT? -hCG mimics LH and primes the body for the PCT to come producing a far more efficient recovery. -LH is also the primary gonadotropin responsible for the stimulation of natural testosterone production. When LH is released, it signals to the testicles to produce more testosterone, which is more than beneficial if natural LH production is low. -Total recovery is enhanced with use of hCG pre-PCT. Will I keep a cycle log? -During my cycle I plan on taking weekly pictures.(If you are wondering what I look like now, my avatar is what I look like now) -I will not write down my food so much but will be eating lots of protein, good fats, carbs post workout etc. -I will take body measurements at end of Dbol cycle. -I will take body measurements after Decca and conclusion of Test. E. -I will cycle as hard as I can PRE-Cycle and record stats. -I will cycle as hard as I can last week of Dbol and record stats. -I will cycle as hard as I can last week of Decca and record stats. -(What else should I keep track of?) Let the onslaught of reviews commence!