You hear guys on different boards saying this, but I'm not sure if it's true or not. There's two ways of thought. One group says, "You'll grow on practically anything your first run, so just start out with something light." 250mgs of Test/wk with some Dbol, Tbol, or Anavar(30-40mgs/ED). The other says, " You only get one First Cycle, so make it count!" They recommend 500-1000mgs of Test/wk, 400mgs of Deca, Dbol/Anadrol, and possibly Tren. In Dan Duchaine's last published article before his death, "Dick And Jane's First Steroid" he recommended 600-1000mgs of Test cyp or enanthate a week for a beginner if size and strength are your goals. Do you agree or disagree?
Imo your best cycle is your best cycle, the initial weight gain that comes from introducing high doses of anabolics into your system during the first 2 - 4 weeks doesnt mean jack shit since its pretty much all water/nitrogen/bloodvolume related, you want to completely ignore it and look at the lb you put on once a week or fortnight there after because those slow solid gains are what really count in the long run.
People chasing those instant weight gains are the ones who tend to push doses to extremes chasing meaningless numbers on a scale despite looking like a smooth wad of ass, real muscle takes time to synthesise regardless of the dose and I dont recommend pushing up doses until you hit a wall for 4 weeks and cant see any difference in the mirror with a perfect diet and training protocol.
Being big and being muscular are two completely different things and i personally know guys who think theyre shit hot drop from 20 stone to 14 and a half to compete and still place 4th and fellas who drop around stone during pre contest and win at the national level.
Quality over quantity always in my book but most people arent mentally prepared for it and the majority of us make this mistake at first including myself.