I ran the dbol for 3 weeks starting at 30mg/day for 1 week, 40mg/day for 1 week, then 50mg/d for the last week. In week one I couldn't tell a lot of difference in or out of the gym, I did pick up 3 lbs, but my weight fluxuates 1-3lbs weekly. The second week (around day 10) I started to notice really good pumps in my biceps post workout. It wasn't so much they pumped bigger it just seemed to stick around longer. And by the end of the second week my wife commented on my "pie-face" and asked me if I needed a benadryl because of some sort of allergic reaction. The last week the pumps were really good, I did start to get acne on my chest, and also I retained a lot of "female-like water weight". You know the kind that sits on your hips and around the lower back. That is actually why I didn't run it the full 4 weeks, I didn't like the watery love handles, that area is a problem for me and I am real self conscious about it. It was my first try with dbol, and while I did see some benefits I probably will not run it again.
3 orals for 6 weeks? Looks good on paper but not in actuality. I wouldn't do it. I might be wrong, but I believe that the toll on the liver by running that protocol will be colossal. Some ex-top NPC competitor might chime in and tell me how wrong I am because he would run dbol at 60mg/day as a kickstart for his kickstart with drol which he ran at 150mg/day for 6 weeks as a kickstart for his 4g/week main bulker. All the time with no ill effects on the liver. I would take no fucking chances, play it safe and look into running an injectable.
Dave, let me clear the air here on some of the confusion… I recommend the 1 vial cycle for someone who is either A. younger or either B. already has high levels of natural testosterone. Now, the typical middle aged male who already had declining levels of natural testosterone COULD go with 500 mg/wk for 10 wks. Recovery is recovery at that point and if you’re going to do it then I see nothing wrong with getting the most out of that first cycle. But what you have to realize is a male with a starting level of high average test levels can still yield the same benefits of someone who is middle range-low end of normal and uses 500mg/wk of test. In either case the person can still gain a solid 20 lbs of muscle from either 1 or 2 vials, the determining factor on this is what they were at to begin with