Ok here is a question for you guys, please base your answers on personal experience rather than knowledge that you have acumalated.
First of all the background to my question is that I have been training for a couple of years, I am no where near my genetic potential, I am making gains but they are slow (actualy they are probably average, as its a slow process). I stick to a strict diet and train consistently. To give you some idea of where I am, I have 15.5" arms, 42.5" Chest. Im 82.4Kg as of this morning. As for BF, im not sure, its certainly not low, but im not a Fat B*****rd either LOL
I have posted here a few times before, trying to guage if I should get on the gear, some said yes, others said not yet. I think the general consenous was that I hadnt been training long enough and that I should exhaust natural gains before switching to gear... this all made sense at the time.
Since then I have been reading posts here and books etc elsewhere. It seems that in most books they recon on 5-10lbs of lean muscle a year is a realistic (and good) amount to gain. They also say it takes 4-5 years to produce a good phyique. So that works out to a total gain of say 25 - 50 lbs.
Now when I read posts here I always hear figures of 20lbs by week 6-8 of a cycle!!! so if thats true, then 1 or 2 cycles would put me near enough at my genetic potential.
OK here come the questions!!!
1. is 20lbs a cycle realistic??? I dont mean is it achievable, i simply mean is it common? Is it normal? How much did YOU gain?
2. If 1-2 cycles would put me at my genetic potential then why is the general advice to wait until im at that point before beginning? I know these things arnt good for you but it dosnt seem like you need much to get you there.
Thanks in advance guys
post edited by bdadavies - 2006/07/16 10:45:18