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Pre-1st Cycle Questions

Eatsleeprepeat

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Starting my first all Test-E cycle after vacation and trying to get all my P's and Q's in line. I am currently 6'1 198 lb around 12% BF. with this 12 week cycle I am hoping to gain some lean mass but I don't want a cut cycle. Looking to gain 12-15lb of muscle, so I'm looking at 30-40lb over all I assume.
1) what should my ideal micros look like? Around 3500 cals for some mass but not over 4000 end not trying to make it night and day tthat I started gear.
2) Cardio, 3-4 days a week starting my day off; would this be sufficient or should I hold off until after cycle and I cut down a bit?
3) When should I do my pins? Morning before my day starts? (Wake up around 7&workout around 5) before, or after my workout? Keep in mind this is Test-E, so will it even matter?

I'm running a 4 day split with optional arm day, heavy weight around 1-2 hours a session.

Anyways Brahs, Preciate your help. Let's make them start 'mirin!
 

nuttz51

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your macros are dependent on your metabolism, genetics, and exercise habits.

If your goal is just to put on LBM without gaining body fat I would be focused on eating lots of very clean food, get your protein intake up to at least 2g per lb of body weight, probably stay around 1500 cals above maintenance. (you need to figure out a ballpark for what your maintenance is)

keep up your cardio during cycle, it will help with blood pressure and keep you all around healthy.

it really doesn't matter when you pin (as long as you are pinning in such a manner you aren't going to spike levels and then allow them to drop, I like enth on a M,W,F system), but its not a good idea to pin right before going to bed or when your going to be sitting around for a while. exercise helps the oils get absorbed.
 

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I would pin mon/Thursday in the morning. Unless the first thing you do in the morning is sit still or drive for a few hours. The only pip I ever get is pinning quads or glutes and then driving or sleeping.
 

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Awesome, thanks bros! If anyone has any advice for my first cycle throw it at me, otherwise, appreciate the help!
 
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