There are many variables to consider before starting on a steroid cycle. Such as how long will the cycle last, which steroid compounds to take, oral vs. injectable steroids or both and in what combinations and how much is enough?
If you are not familiar with the world of anabolic steroids it can be confusing, it is also worth considering the age of the person, their somatotype and genetics, and level of muscular development, and years trained. Consider are they novice or experienced body builders?
Furthermore what will the person take post cycle (PCT) and will they need products such as Tomoxifen, HCG, Clomid or growth hormone, to rebalance hormone levels?
The combination of steroid stacking is almost endless, and everyone has their opinion, on which steroids they prefer, or what ones work the best, or which steroids to avoid…
The aim of this section below is to provide you with the knowledge, to gain a better understanding of how to take these steroids safely, and in which combinations, to help prevent any unwanted side effects.
Taking anabolic steroids, such as Primobolan, Masteron, Winstrol or Anavar, to name but a few can yield excellent lean muscle gains, with minimal side effects. However steroids can supress your own natural testosterone production. The above steroids were originally produced to give testosterone type effects, and minimize the associated estrogenic side effects. Declining natural testosterone levels are associated with the following problems, this can result in a loss of strength and size, declining energy levels and a loss of libido.
Eventually all steroid taking will lead to testosterone suppression of your own natural production of that hormone. Steroid compounds are all called androgens that display both anabolic and androgenic qualities; Sustanon-250 for example, is a strong androgen, where as Primobolan, would be classed as a mild non-aromatizable anabolic.
Steroids such as, Primobolan, Deca or Winstrol are typically taken during pre-contest or dieting phases when the user wishes to gain lean mass, when simultaneously reducing body fat. These steroids are less likely to cause water retention. The potential issue with these mild anabolics, although excellent, can cause a shut down of hormones being produced and natural testosterone suppression to the user.
This is due to the lack of androgenic quality of the compounds, and common when taking Deca, it is not uncommon for people to be depressed and demotivated when on a Deca cycle, and lose their sex drive and become aggressive.
Conversely, quite simply, by adding a non-aromatizing steroid such as Trenbolone, Turinabol or Proviron the user can reverse this scenario.
The synergistic effect of combining Deca with Trenbolone, or Turinabol would dramatically enhance fat loss and give a real hardness to the users physique.
This occurs because of increased androgen levels, circulating around the body, and the reduction of estrogen, which is predominantly a female hormone, associated with water retention and increased fat storage.
On the other hand, this is why Testosterone is often used as the base compound for many steroid cycles, taking a shot of Testosterone such as Testosterone propionate once a week, should provide the androgenic qualities needed to balance hormonal activity in the body and prevent premature Testosterone shut down.
When taking Sustanon-250 and Deca-Durabolin, two of the most commonly taken steroids in a cycle, that have also been responsible for some of the huge gains of muscle seen on many physiques. The Sustanon-250 will provide the strong androgenic qualities necessary for building mass, and the Deca is more anabolic in its action, needed to balance androgenic and anabolic qualities, for hormonal optimization in the body.
Strong androgens such as Anadrol 50, when taken with Testosterone Enanthate, can be an immensely powerful combination, but the potential for side effects are often too much for people to handle.
Alternatively taking Deca-Durabolin with Dianabol in a cycle, could also be very effective, as the Deca-Durabolin is more anabolic and milder than the Testosterone Enanthate. The Dianabol would provide the androgen base needed. This would still yield considerable muscle gains, without being too harsh. The overall toxicity of this Deca and Dianabol combination would be far less toxic, reducing the chances of, water retention, hair loss, acne and gynecomastia (breast tissue build up).
It’s worth pointing out that not all steroids have to be combined or taken in big stacks to be effective, in fact many people have, and can make excellent gains, taking only a few Dianabol a day. Especially novice or even intermediate bodybuilders can make exceptional results, taking only 50mg of Anavar a day.
Taking steroids in big stacks or huge amounts isn’t always necessary, and the method of taking small amounts of gear can actually be very beneficial. When you put small amounts of a particular steroid in your system, one at a time, this allows you to gauge how effective those individual compounds are working. After all you as an individual must try to see which agents work best for you.
Before starting a steroid cycle, you need to know what you are trying to achieve, Are you taking steroids to increase athletic performance, Or to increase size and power, or simply using steroids as a cutting agent for fat loss?