Anabolic steroids are synthetic version of testosterone. Anabolic pertains to muscle building and increasing muscle size. In the popular culture, it is also known as Juice, Pumpers and Gym candy.It can be consumed orally or by injecting.
In the late 1930s, Anabolic Steroids were formulated for males to treat incompetence of the gonads especially with low testosterone. Medical practitioners prescribe steroids to treat hormonal imbalances in pre-pubertal males which results in inadequate development of secondary sex characteristics. Steroids can also be used for treatment of other diseases that cause muscle loss like AIDS to name one.
Some people like bodybuilders and athletes use anabolic steroids to make their muscles leaner, better strength, gain mass and improve athletic performance. Anabolic steroids deliver results when used in a logical sequence or steroid cycle. On-cycle is a term to refer to the period when a person is taking steroids while not taking it is referred as off-cycle. The cycle is approximating within six to 12 weeks.
There is also “stacking” which refers to taking two or more anabolic steroids simultaneously that causes massive strength and mass gain compared to a single anabolic steroid but this is only recommended for advanced steroid users.
Important things to take note of before starting a steroid cycle are diet and training. Planning a diet plays a significant role in gaining muscle mass. If one doesn’t follow the diet religiously, it may slow down the process and makes the effects of steroids less effective. Steroids intake will not make muscles be lean by itself. Working out is necessary and following an exercise routine will not just make one stronger, it will also help people bulk up and reach their body goals.
For first timers, the recommended steroid stack is using Deca and Testosterone with lower dosage for bulking and burning fat efficiently. It is safe to take in 400 mg of Deca each week which serves as a good starting point for eight weeks.
After finishing the cycle of Testosterone Cypionate for 12 weeks, it is recommended to have an off cycle of three weeks to allow the hormones or testosterone to free from your body. After that, one can take in 40 mg of Nolvadex (Tamoxifen) every day for two weeks and 20 mg of the same steroid for the succeeding two weeks.
Advanced Steroid Cycles
After completing the beginner steroid cycle, a person can opt to an advanced steroid cycle since he has administered steroids to himself and is fully aware of the effects on his body. Advanced steroid users may incorporate Trenbolone and Anadrol which are more potent compounds but they may also use the testosterone-only method.
Three-Week Blitz includes Dianabol, Sustanon, Anavar, Primobolan and Deca-Durabolin for a 14 week cycle.
Double Mini includes Deca-Durabolin and Anadrol for six weeks and taking in Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG) for two weeks for recovery. This is also a 14 week cycle.
Inverted Pyramid includes Deca-Durabolin, Testoviron Depot and Winstrol in large dosage but lessening it after eight weeks.
Diamond includes Dianabol and Sustanon in small dosage which increases until the eighth week, decreasing the dosage in the ninth week. Recovery weeks are 11th and 12th week with HCG.
After deciding which anabolic steroid and the dosage, one should decide on how long to continue the best steroid cycles and the pattern to optimize results.