In bold is the crucial information although i advise reading entire article.


The cycle itself is what's shutting you down so where better to start than to do our best to minimize suppression.


HCG 500iu pinned on mondays and thursday (1000iu per week total) from your first shot of gear until 3 days prior to starting clomid.

Video on preparing your hcg which must be stored in the fridge once mixed: YouTube

Oestrogen is far more suppresive than testosterone yet many will preach to only use an aromatase inhibitor if you start getting itchy nipples (signs of gyno) this is a ridiculous indicator of when to use an AI as high oestrogen doesnt always present in the form of gyno and if allowed to run rampant will definitely make recovery that much harder not to mention all the other health risks associated with elevated oestrogen.

You should use an AI from day one of your cycle, preferably aromasin as it has little effects on lipids unlike arimidex and letrozole plus it's a suicide inhibitor so there is much less risk of rebound.

I generally advise people to run either 12.5mg aromasin or 0.5mg arimidex ED from the start of their cycle and adjust from there. 

The chances of driving oestrogen too low whilst on 5 times the normal amount of test that a male produces is relatively slim as the body likes to maintain homoeostasis between oestrogen and testosterone, testosterone rises = oestrogen rises


*Please note first time steroid users who do not understand how their body responds to steroids and aromatase inhibitors it is a lot easier to rectify mistakes with anastrazole (arimidex) than it is exemestane (aromasin).

if you push your e2 too low with anastrazole you can rebound it back up fairly quickly and adjust as needed, with exemestane you get no such privilege and you can end up spending a long time waiting for your e2 to rise again which will have a negative impact on lipid profile, joint integrity, mental health, libido and overall gains.


Ideally we'd all be getting bloods done but if you've overlooked PCT then I'd be surprised if blood tests were high on your list of priorities. 

Here is a rough guide of the start times for PCT after your final shot: 

"Below you'll find starting times for your PCT based on the active life of each compound. The active life is the duration of time it takes for the exogenous hormone to be absorbed, utilized, and expelled; no longer being bioavailable. Keep in mind that active life is an approximation which is dependant on dose, ester, as well as the individuals metabolization of the compound ; but for the moderate user, these are as close to precise as you'll find.

Anadrol /Anapolan: 24 hours after last administration 
Deca : 21 days after last injection
Dianabol : 24 hours after last administration 
Equipoise : 21 days after last injection 
Fina: 3 days after last injection 
Primobolan depot: 14 days after last injection 
Sustanon : 18 days after last injection 
Testosterone Cypionate : 18 days after last injection 
Testosterone Enanthate : 14 days after last injection 
Testosterone Propionate : 3 days after last injection 
Testosterone Suspension : 24 hours after last administration 
Winstrol : 24 hours after last administration"

The above chart has loose estimates at best as it doesn't take into consideration how long you've been on or what dosages you've used but assuming you've ran test enth at 500mg every week for 12-15 weeks I'd advise leaving 21 days after your final shot before starting PCT.

During this time you continue to run your HCG at 500iu twice per week until the last 3 days prior to starting PCT when you cease HCG usage.

You then run

Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week7
Clomid100mg100mg100mg50mg50mg5 weeks total
Nolva40mg20mg20mg20mg20mg20mg20mg7 weeks total
Aromasin25mg25mg12.5mg12.5mg12.5mg EOD5 weeks total



EOD = Every Other Day

OTC supplements that assist in PCT - 

Vitamin D3 5000iu 
Vitamin C 500mg twice a day AM/PM (1000mg total)

Mix up 50 grams of BCAA powder in a litre bottle of water and drink throughout the day in between meals, do this every day for the duration of your pct and also sip a BCAA drink during training.

If you havnt already been using it on cycle now would be a good time to start using creatine.


during pct your body will happily dispose of all that hard earned muscle if you don't make the environment perfect for it to justify holding onto it, do this by keeping intensity high but sessions slightly shorter, train no more than 4 days per week ideally 3 with a days rest in between each session, drop cardio for the duration of pct, eat in a very slight surplus, keep your protein high and get plenty of sleep (ideally sleep without setting an alarm and wake up naturally).

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