I’m here to tell you a few ways on how to make THE MOST GAINS on your first steroid cycle!
I can remember being in a high school health class where one day the teacher made us watch a video about the dangers of steroid use.
There was some famous football player who began the video talking about how “I’m here to show you that you don’t need steroids!”
I put my head down on the desk and went to sleep throughout most of the video. I could have cared less about steroids back then and I thought that surely I would NEVER stick a needle in my own body.
After all, these things were portrayed as these hardcore injectable drugs that only a junkie would use.
I continued to go to the gym and pound weights with my own willpower and food… LOTS OF FOOD!
My gains were going great for the first few years. I felt incredible as I continued slapping on more muscle mass and more weights on the barbell each week.
I had gotten my thin stature of 143 lbs @ 5’9″ up to 205 lbs fairly lean. I had gained over 60 lbs of muscle mass with hard training and dedicated eating. Eating, eating, eating, and eating some more, I was an eating machine!
I began hitting plateaus in my training that weren’t like the former plateaus I had ran into. No, these were plateaus that I knew I probably wasn’t going to break on my own.
I had to be realistic and ask myself how much larger I was naturally going to grow. I had gotten into lifting weights in order to be happy with the way I looked and felt.
In the beginning I had this idea in my mind that if I could just go from 143 lbs to 175 lbs that I would look great! Once I got to 175 lbs it just wasn’t the picture that I had in my head.
So then the goal became 190 lbs, and I had climbed to 193 lbs which was my body-weight when I graduated high school.
From my first semester on in college it had seemed like gaining more muscle mass was an EVER-LOVING BITCH!
I tried all different kinds of weightlifting routines, rep schemes, supplements, and food. I was slamming food like it was going out of style!
Yet, I stayed stuck between 193-200 lbs. I wanted more, and after I had broken 190 lbs the look just didn’t yet match the picture that I had in my mind of what I thought I would look like.
I started to realize that I had 2 choices here: be happy with where I was at and maintain it, or take the next step and look into performance enhancement. I took the next step.
You see, throughout the process of gaining muscle mass and loving the gym I had learned an awful lot about myself.
Some of the things I learned about myself were:
- Although my heart wasn’t into team sports and school athletics, when I got involved in something that was “all me”, quitting wasn’t an option. There was nobody to take me out of the game but myself. There were no rules that I had to follow because it was my body and there was nobody to answer to but myself!
- I was a very intense guy. When I was in a struggle and going through pain I could take it to a level that most people wouldn’t go to. I fed off that pain and intensity and it served as motivation to go even further! Because I craved intensity I wanted to be in an environment where I could feel that intensity more and more.
- I LOVED THE GYM. I loved the gym so much that I couldn’t see myself living life without it. Every single day I would think about lifting weights, listening to my metal music, and going to the gym for my mental escape/therapy! This wasn’t something that I was going to stop doing. NO MATTER WHAT, I LOVED THE GYM SO MUCH THAT I WOULD ALWAYS FIND A WAY!
So I think with taking steroids the biggest questions most people should be asking themselves is, “How much am I involved with the gym? How long have I been into this? Do I see myself continuing to go to the gym no matter what happens in my life?”
Because you really don’t want to be taking hormones just to shut down your system when one day you’re going to be out of the gym and not have the same muscle mass anyways! That is not a win/win in my book.
Steroids are a big commitment. They should not be used as a quick fix or to build a foundation that you never had to begin with
So let’s get a few things straight before you attempt using anabolic steroids. The first thing you need to know is that you’re only going to grow so much in a given time frame. I don’t care if you use every drug under the sun, you’re only going to get so much mass in a single cycle.
I’d say 20 lbs is a realistic number to gain for most people after their first cycle. Some may gain a few more lbs and some less, but I think if you can slap on 20 lbs in 8-12 weeks then you’re doing great!
The second thing you need to know is that steroids do not make you grow. They simply place your body in an environment to grow if everything else is in place with your training and nutrition! Yes, a large percentage of people take steroids and get absolutely nothing out of them because they’re lazy!
If you weren’t preparing your meals and training like your life depended on it before the gear, then there isn’t much of a chance you’ll change just because you’re on something now.
You better have the work ethic before doing a cycle, otherwise you’ll be highly disappointed with your results!
If you’re reading this article then chances are you’re considering a cycle yourself.
How to make the most gains possible on your first steroid cycle.
1) Eat like a motherfucker, save getting cut up for later on down the road. Eat, eat, and eat some more. Chances are you weren’t even eating enough naturally, but now you had better get everything you can in terms of caloric reserves. Give the gear something to feed off of in order to gain the most muscle mass possible!
Fuck everything you’ve read about eating squeaky clean. I’m here to tell you that when it comes to growth all of that dieting hard garbage can go out of the window!
Yes, foods should be of good nutrient value and healthy for the most part. But I seriously see nothing but benefit to 1 cheat meal EVERY FUCKING DAY when trying to grow! Don’t believe the mainstream bullshit…. EAT!
2) Train as if your life depended on it! You need to remind yourself when you’re in that gym that you are taking a performance enhancer. There is no reason to use a performance enhancer if you don’t actually improve your fucking performance!
So despite heavier weights feeling more uncomfortable, more grueling, and feeling as if they kick the shit out of your body more, YOU NEED TO BE USING HEAVIER WEIGHTS ON THE REGULAR!
Now, do I need heavy weights on the regular myself? No, I do not. But I have been there and done it and the way I train now is totally different than the way I needed to train in order to complete my foundation.
You just need to train heavy and quit worrying about doing everything at once! EAT…LIFT…GROW, that’s all you need to think about during your first cycle!
3) Stop trying to live like everyone else! Right now the goal is to grow…period! This means that you don’t just play bodybuilder Monday-Thursday, fuck off Friday night until 4 am, stay in bed hung over on Saturday for half the day, and eat doughnuts in church on Sunday!
You need to make up your damn mind and decide right now whether you want to be a jacked motherfucker with some discipline, or some dumb fuck who makes believe he’s some freak in the gym for half the week and then slacks the other half!
When I did my first cycle I did nothing but eat, sleep, and breathe the gym life! I embraced the discipline and I trained harder on that cycle than I had ever trained before that.
I told myself to act like I was on nothing at all and try to make gains, and then the gear would only accelerate my progress. But I got my mind right for that cycle beforehand!
4) Stop placing so much emphasis on what steroid you’re using. Seriously, quit worrying about the perfect drug, perfect stack, perfect cycle kick-start, perfect way to switch to a cutting agent halfway through, quit worrying about all of that shit!
Just take whatever the hell you have and train your ass off! People spend far too much time racking their brains over the perfect cycle now!
The best way to be is to inject whatever the hell you’re using (probably testosterone for a first cycle) and then forget about it throughout the rest of the week. Just train hard and bust your ass and don’t even think about gear!
Make believe you’re on nothing and you’ll be surprised at the gains from your first cycle!
Train hard! -JD
PS – If you would like more in-depth information on using performance enhancing drugs be sure to check out Straight from the Underground. Straight from the Underground is the ultimate steroid reference guide that gives you the information in an easy to understand way. It’s written by someone who lives the life and has done everything they speak about, not some armchair theorizing geek with no real-life experience in the arena of anabolic steroids.
33 thoughts on “How to make THE MOST GAINS on your first steroid cycle!”
Thx JDB, how about a workout split for cycle users? Push/Pull/Legs day, day off, then repeat?
That will work, I provide workout splits in Becoming the Bull and Shredded Ops ebooks in great detail also- JD
This is an unrelated topic, but I’m really curious to see what you have to say about it.
I’m taking the Law School Admissions Test in November and test anxiety is the only thing preventing me from performing at a top level. Any advice on how to deal with test anxiety?
I know exercise helps but I already exercise regularly.
Keep up the great work.
Dude, see here is the thing abt testing; if you studied for it and fail then you have a reason to be mad. If you don’t prepare enough and fail then there is no reason to be mad. You have to outwork others if you aren’t as smart or your memory isn’t as good. Eventually hard work prevails and the smarter ones will still be coming to you for answers. I’ve never went to law school, but one thing that always helped me out on tests is to study my ass off going in, then the day or two before the test DO NOT LOOK AT A FUCKING THING! If you don’t know it by then, you aren’t going to know it last second. Go to gym, have a beer or two (don’t get wasted though), watch a movie, make believe there isn’t even a test the next day. You’ll wake up more fresh and then you just CRUSH IT! And if you fail so what? You try again if that is what you really want to do in life. I’ve failed over and over before, my fails become my wins eventually
Starting 8 week cycle of 300mg Test cry a week . Can you give a good protocol for AI and PCT. I’ve purchased Arimidex, Clomid , and debating on HCG.
Wait till 2 weeks post cycle to begin PCT. Adex at .5mg/day for wks 1-2, .5mg mon/wed/fri for weeks 3-4, clomid at 50mg/day beginning 2 weeks post cycle and ran for 20 days, so clomid will be discontinued a week or so before adex will. 300mg a week isn’t an aggressive cycle and you do not want to go overboard on your PCT or crash your estrogen from panic dosing adex. Best of luck! -JD
Any AI for during a cycle ?
All depends on what you’re using and how much of it. Everyone is different,I’ve never once in my life had signs of gyno and I rarely use an AI but then again, I don’t use high test doses and I stay away from things that create estrogen in my body. I would have some arimadex on hand anywaus though if you don’t know how you react, I know my body at this point and what I can get away with. Thanx for reading -JD
Thx Bro for all you help!
Good morning I’m thinking of starting my first cycle once the gyms reopen, hopefully within the next few months. Just checking whether you think this would be a good first cycle or whether I should tweak anything.
Test E 500mg per week.
AI Arimidex 1mg eod.
PCT Clomid, 3 weeks. 50mg ed.
Thank you for your time. Your site is a big help.
Lower adex to .5mg eod, 1mg eod is too much for most ppl on that amt of test
Thank you, I’ll take your advice. Looking forward to the gains.
I’ll be starting 500mg test e a week.
Was going to take .25g adex eod during cycle.
2 weeks after last pin stop adex and start 3 weeks of 50mg Clomid and 4 weeks nolva first 2 weeks 40mg followed by 2weeks 20mg.
Would love.ypur advice.
Everything looks good to me
I’ve been lifting and doing body weight workouts for 3 years regularly. I’ve always been into fitness throughout this past decade. I’ve reached 171lbs very toned. I’m 5’8″ and I’m quite strong for my size when I work with free weights. I do pull ups with a weight vest pushups with a weight vest squats with a weight vest 5 times a week and work out with weights 4 times a month. I’m considering my first cycle ever with PED’s. I’d like to use T400, sus, dbol, and anavar and of course a very rigorous PCT from what I’ve read they are beneficial for gaining size while not gaining fat.Also while using on cycle therapy for my organs and e blockers. I have no idea how I can cycle those which is one reason why I’ve commented. I believe you know how they can be cycled for someone with my criteria as mentioned. I’ve read the book, “muscle” by Samuel Wilson fussel. Some education came with that text and Mr.John Doe you seem to be overly educated in the matter and I’d value your time and efforts if you could further my educations for a safe and positive treatment while using. I eat tremendously tuna,chicken,beef,lamb, and lots of wheat in between and casein protein 2 times a day sometimes 3. I’m 27 years old. With your advice what should I expect for my first cycle? If you could contact me at my email id be grateful. Thank you. -CK- (sorry for the long message wanted to grant as much clarity for your side as possible)
Sounds great, you would learn and value from my ebook as well, see Straight from the Underground or sign on with me. Best of luck! -JD
Thank you for your timely response. How do I sign on? With that subscription would I receive direct council from you? Also, I looked your book up. Can I buy through the Amazon store to read on a tablet? I’m extremely interested at this point. The way you worded it at your products link https://johndoebodybuilding.com/product/straight-from-the-underground/#description ANYONE would be a dummy to proceed without this guide in hand. First rule I ever read in body building was,”ALWAYS do your homework and experience reins supreme. ” Again your time is greatly appreciated. -CK-
you sign up under Coaching, I offer 3 different plans ranging from the Gold plan (12 week package) to silver plan (8 wks) top bronze (4 wks). Yes, direct council, normal contact to learn as much as possible. I use a messenger app on phone more than email for training clients, we communicate regularly. You sign on through this site under “coaching”
I do not sell ebooks on Amazon, strictly here.
Hi John, one of your fans here. I would like to ask your advice about my coming cycle. I’m bodybuilder competitor and over 3 years in bodybuilding. What your thoughts about stacking with 300mg T Prop per week, dianabol and HGH for bulking?
Thanks for following btw
Week 1-15 Testosterone Cypionate 250mg – 1ml/Twice Weekly (MON/THURS)
Week 1-15 Arimidex .5mg – Every other day
Week 8-15 Dianabol 10mg – Four Times Daily/ Throughout Every day
Week 17-19 Clomid 50mg – Twice daily/Every day
Week 19-21 Clomid 50mg – Once daily/Every day
With Clomid alone will that be a strong enough PCT? Is Nolvadex necessary in weeks 17-21?
I also don’t grasp how dianabol is used usually weeks 1-6 when you aren’t able to properly pct it during cycle? Is that what the arimidex is for? Is using dianabol towards the end of the cycle not suggested?
Can significant gains be made taking 300 mg test cyp on a first cycle, or does increase on test amount correlate with gain amount; assuming diet and intensity is on point.
Also can someone purchase a membership for you to lay out a cycle?
This falls under the consult package, go to coaching and you’ll see the consult signup. Thanks
And to answer your initial question, yes and no. I don’t necessarily look at things in terms of maximum gains on a first cycle,but overall potential for gains in terms of the big picture. That being said, you want the most gains on the least possible that way you have room to go. Yes, you can gain a lot on 300/wk considering it’s your first cycle. Thanks for reading/following- JD
How many cycles of testo in a year? And is it possible to go back naturally after your first cycle of test? I don’t have a plan to stay on gear forever.. Btw im 32 years old male 5’4.
Yea, totally possible but hard to do once you experience life on test versus not on test. My honest advice is not to do it if you are not willing to go on TRT. But you could return to nor am levels cycling once or twice a year, now HOW NORMAL is the question and it’s different for everyone
can i mix in one syringe the Testosterone Propionate + Methonolone enanthate (Primo)
i will be thankful for your swift reply
now i started on 16 September my 300 primo + 300 Test propionat
– first week i inject only the primo, no adverse reaction
– second week i mixed the test with primo in one syring to keep the frequency of shot as 3 times per week
1) First question :
now i feel extreme pain in my glute even after 8 days, it is not red , not itchy, but a solid painful lump and i don;t know what to do even the left glute started to have the same pain, what shall i do, i really need advise, because tomorrow i need to inject
2) Second question :
also when i injected the test propionate + primo, i got something like flu symptoms and lethargic, is that ok , or what, ???
Note: i am sure using genuine products, primo is pharma grade and test propionate is meditech which has codes to be checked on the site,
sorry for the long, but really need help if you don’t mind as soon as possible, i am lost and alone.
primo and prop mixed in same shot would cause pain in most people. The 2 compounds are both known to have a little bite to them, more so with the test prop. You may want to separate them or do less of an amount of each when combining them. Another way to inject is to load the primo into 1ml insulin pins and use the insulin spiked specifically for the primo and use a regular 3ml syringe 3x per week for the test prop. Best of luck! -JD
Love your content and thanks for your site!
I am on my second cycle, this time with Deca. Problem is, I have lost all will to have sex (low libido) and feeling a bit dead down there. What can I take while on cycle to rectify this problem?
You need to use testosterone with it