Total duration of use; the amount of time we supplement with testosterone is by no means set in stone, but we can confidently say anything less than 8 weeks will be a waste of time. A testosterone cycle that falls short of the 8 week mark, while it will produce gains, your body will not have been given the time to adapt to the gains, and they will largely be lost once use is discontinued. Of course, no matter how long a cycle is you are going to lose some gains; without the high influx of hormones, your body will not be able to maintain the progress. Even so, with proper cycle planning, a proper duration, adequate doses and a solid post cycle recovery plan you can protect a large portion of your gains. In any case, while 8 weeks of use is our minimal, most will find 12-16 weeks to be optimal for any testosterone cycle.
Food for more testosterone
Nutrients work hand in hand with hormones like testosterone to build muscle. But if you've been following the traditional, outdated advice for losing weight—cut calories, reduce dietary fat, and watch your intake of red meat and eggs—you are missing out on those critical nutrients that build T levels and foster "anabolism," or muscle growth. If you want to lose 20 pounds of fat, build major muscle, and boost your testosterone, pair your workouts with these food rules from sports nutritionist Tara Gidus, ., team dietitian for the NBA's Orlando Magic.