Your best bet to know if you have recovered is to get lab work done. "Time on = Time off" is a rule of thumb guys use that dont get labs. Not the smartest idea. You can have low test and not even know it. No matter how much or little gear you take, it can/will shut you down. The longer you're shut down, the harder it can be to recover. If you aren't recovered and hit a bigger cycle, especially including deca, you could be shut down even harder. If you want to speed the process up, use HCG on your cycle and then stop it for PCT. This will make a difference in how fast your body kicks back on.