I'm currently on:
test-c: 250mg per week
tren-e: 600mg per week
tren-a: 150mg per week
mast-p: 150mg per week
adex: 0.3mg per day
Low sodium diet. Moderate carbs (300gm). I'm also retaining water. It is especially apparent at night. Even recently added an otc diuretic and still not much help.
A year or so ago I was working with a well respected contest prep coach (I'm not a bb'er, but really wanted to get lean). Anyway, we did a 16 week program. The compounds that I was using were all supposedly "dry". My diet was cyclical keto (well very low carb / high pro). All of his modifications were based solely on photos. I did indeed get lean, but the last six weeks seemed to produce very slow results. We were both dumbfounded why I was not getting ripped.
When the cycled ended I went back to a TRT dose of test. Within two weeks I dropped 8 pounds and was leaner than ever. This is with a slight increase in calories and slowly reducing the cardio down from 1.5 hrs per day to 30 min. At the end we were both convinced that my body was retaining a lot of subcutaneous water.
Bottom line - some of us are unfortunate retain water on any strong androgen. I know it sucks. If anyone has any other ideas I'm open to suggestions.