I can't emphasize enough about the importance of providing stability with your dosing schedules. With a half life of 10.5 days on Enanthate (you will find conflicting information regarding half lifes everywhere), a single 250mg injection will be at half strength at 10.5 days. That's a drop of 125. Now taking into consideration the compounded plasma levels from the multiple injections, as well as the half life, we arrive at the progressive drops in plasma levels once injections have ceased. These sudden drops in your hormonal balance, can yeild a host of side affects. This cycle is designed to offset set the sudden decreases due to the fading enanthate, and provide for a more gradual decrease leading into PCT.
It's called the "prop taper". The week following the last long-ester pin, you introduce the short-ester prop at a dose of 100mg EOD. Because of the relatively short life the prop ester provides, injections must be administered much more frequently. Likewise, the release into the blood stream is more rapidly than that of the longer esters. Therefore, you get an uptick in plasma test as the enanthate is fading out. PCT starts 3 days after last prop pin.
When it comes to EOD pinning, please click HERE to refer to the thread on pin sizes for beginners prior to starting.
For clarification on AI's, please click HERE
Any other questions, feel free to ask here on thru PM.
The AI can be started as soon as day 1, if you choose. For some people that is more beneficial. The exogenous test being pinned will be susceptible to aromatase (even with the AI), so stable e2 levels can be achieved sooner this way. However, the guidelines above are set at a point where e2 levels begin to build up to higher within the normal range (10-50 ng/dl). Therefore, it is recommended to start your AI no later than this point in order to keep e2 from climbing out of range. Sooner won't hurt.
Personally, I believe it's more important for the beginner to wait until week 3 to start. This is so that they can experience the mild sides they get when e2 fluctuates; I.e., acne, body temps, sleep disturbances, etc. this way, they can learn their body better and see the sides subside as the AI takes control. To me, that is important.
|Week||Test E||Test P||Aromasin||Clomid||Nolva|
|13||100 EOD||6.25-12.5 ED|
|14||75 EOD||6.25-12.5 ED|
|15||50 EOD||6.25-12.5 ED|
|16||12.5 ED||100 ED||20 ED|
|17||12.5 ED||100 ED||20 ED|
|18||6.25 ED||50 ED||10 ED|
|19||6.25 ED||50 ED||10 ED|