For a beginner, in my opinion, two options for taking steroids are best suited:
- Solo use of the purest exogenous testosterone. We are talking about testosterone esters: testosterone propionate, cypionate, enintat, mixes (Sustanon, Omnadren). Minimum dosages of these drugs will increase strength and moderate weight gain. At the same time, the liver will not suffer from such a cycle after almost a month. Due to aromatization of testosterone esters, estradiol as well as testosterone will also grow in the body of a beginner. And this is even good, since without extraradiol, any cycle loses its meaning, since the latter is responsible for a good mood, as well as for potency. On the other hand, aromatization can lead to gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia, as has been repeatedly emphasized in my previous articles, arises exclusively due to prolactin (this hormone is responsible for breastfeeding). However, prolactin activates just an increase in estradiol in the body. That is why it is necessary to reduce prolactin on the cycle to zero by taking cabergoline. The following cycle is suitable for a beginner in this regard: 1 ampoule every other day of testosterone propionate for a month, or 1 ampoule of Sustanon (enanthate, cypionate) once a week. During the cycle, you should drink 1 tablet of 10 mg of tamoxifen per week.
- Solo use of the good old methandienone (aka methane , anabol, methandrostenolone). Firstly, methandienone has a rather high anabolic index, which in turn will lead to an increase in the beginner’s mass. Secondly, due to the not-lowest androgenic index of methandienone, the use of the latter will lead to a significant increase in both strength and libido. In terms of aromatization, it is two times less than that of testosterone esters. Thus, the following cycle is suitable for a beginner: 30-40 mg of methandrostenolone per day and 1 tablet of 10 mg of tamoxifen per day for 6 weeks.
How many steroid cycles can I take per year?
If we are talking about the solo use of high-quality testosterone in small quantities (whether it be propionate or Sustanon), then you can sit on such a cycle forever, making only breaks for a month (for cleaning the liver – although liver toxicity is reduced to zero on this cycle). If we are talking about the use of oral forms of steroids on the cycle (for example, methandrostenolone) or steroids that heavily load the liver (stanozolol), then breaks should be taken until the liver counts return to normal. Otherwise, reducing your prolactin to a minimum can be on an eternal cycle, without any harm to health.
However, we must not forget that our receptors get used to the drugs after half a year already and we should not expect any effect after the occurrence of these six months. In this regard, rest is still necessary.
If we talk about the conception of a child, then a man should refrain from steroids for half a year and only then proceed to treatment with gonadotropin and menopausal gonadotropin in order to quickly conceive a child.
Short or long steroid cycles?
As already shown by the example of the past answer to the question: it all depends on the goals. If a man prepares for a competition, then he will not be able to follow a short cycle of steroids. If he is an ordinary man in the street, then I would recommend him to ply one or two months, then take a break for a month or two and ply again. This method will help to ensure that receptors will not get used to drugs, and there will no longer be a special need for PCT.
However, if a man wants to gain really high-quality mass, then he will need to spend 3-4 months on mass-collection and plus 2 months of the cycle for drying . Only such a complex can bring the training athlete the most complete results.