Resting after cycle

Discussion in 'Steroid Forum' started by Ryan201291, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Ryan201291

    Ryan201291 Junior Member

    Hi guys,

    Just finished a 10 week Test only cycle. Happy with results.
    My question is, would a week rest before I start my pct have a negative effect? Or shouldn’t it really matter too much as long as I smash it during my PCT?
    Just feeling as if my body could do with maybe a 5-7 day rest

  2. Huge believer in resting up. Maybe not take the entire week off but for sure hit some light weight, work on pumpin some blood into your muscles and doing a active rest type deal.
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  3. bob357sig

    bob357sig Member

    Nothing wrong with taking a little time off after cycle. AAS may be great for muscle tissue but can be hard on your joints, they take a lot more time to catch up to your new strength and tissue gains. I think you have mentioned you are a personal trainer so you should know about what your body is telling you. Myself, I can’t wait to get back to the gym after a few days off, joints feel fresh, time to kill it again!
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  4. Oldschool

    Oldschool Member

    Rest is good for you.
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  5. 88GENERAL88

    88GENERAL88 Member

    Your question was whether you recommend resting “1 week,” before starting your pct, right???

    In order, to answer your question I have to ask a question. What esters of testosterone did you use on your cycle?? If you used Enanthate or cypionate, you would want to hold off on starting your pct until about day 6 or 7 anyhow. Because technically you are still on cycle even though you haven’t objected anything. Actually for enanthate I would say start pct on day 10-12 and cypionate Two weeks after your last shot. Some will argue this. But if you want to run A SUCCESSFUL pct, you need to make sure that you aren’t adding fuel to an already burning fire. Remember that half life just means that is the amount of time that it takes for half of the amount of test to leave your blood stream.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
  6. Mac11wildcat

    Mac11wildcat Member Supporter

    Rest is good.

    BUT, I think this is the WORST possible time for rest if you’re talking about time away from training. You’re about to send your hormones on a ride. Training and maintaining your daily regimen will be a key part of recovery. Take ample rest as a part of your normal training or wait until you’re recovered to deload/take time off.

    If you’re asking how long to wait between cycle and pct thats a much different question.
  7. Hacksaw Jim

    Hacksaw Jim Member

    After your last shot of test,, permitting you were using Test E,, I would cut back down on the volume of sets you were doing while 'on'. Give yourself about 2 days of extra rest for working out your body parts. You will just amplify the catabolic effect if you just keep 'smashing' it during pct
  8. cfreetenor

    cfreetenor Member

    My understanding is that the best protocol for a less than optimal hormonal environment is high intensity, low volume, medium low frequency.
  9. Lift&Swim

    Lift&Swim Junior Member

    Quick question, I know nolva and clomid aren't as effective as hcg in this area but would it not be advantageous to start the PCT a little earlier than the 10-14 days to jump start the ole testes before all the T runs out?
  10. 88GENERAL88

    88GENERAL88 Member

    That is exactly how hcg differs from clomid and nolvadex. Many people take hcg while on cycle for that exact reason, however, the biggest difference is the dosage being used while on cycle, then while once pct has begun. Nolvadex and clomid really aren’t used is that regard, I think mainly because of the rediculous amount that would need to be taken , at which point you must also remember that they are SERMS, so large dosages would be severely counterproductive. So cost, dose, productivity, are the big three reasons why people wouldn’t use those on cycle for the for keeping the testes breathing. Hcg in most cases but also depending on the dose during pct should be accompanied by something like a low dose AI. Like arimidex. To protect again any rebound gyno.
  11. Tinytim

    Tinytim Member

    Test e or c you got about 3 weeks. Dont let the depression get you, keep going gym .yeah strength may go down a little but you have to stay at it
  12. Big_paul

    Big_paul Member Supporter

    If you train hard don't be afraid to take a break.
  13. Sven_Northman

    Sven_Northman Member Supporter

    Rest from what? Go hard man. Notice how you train with more intensity when you're on? Keep that momentum, keep your calories up, and keep your gains.