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Steroid Cycles

When an individual uses steroids, this is referred to as a steroid cycle. The length of a cycle and what steroids are used in a cycle can vary and will depend on the users goals and experience. Someone  who is looking to increase their performance for sports would usually use a completely different cycle to that of a bodybuilder. Generally the aim of a steroid cycle for bodybuilders is to increase muscle mass and strength, for athletes depending on their sport, the aim is usually to increase strength, speed and recovery time.

Whatever the goal or aim of the user is, all steroid cycles should contain some form of testosterone. Males need testosterone to function properly, when taking steroids, your bodies natural testosterone levels drop and thus it is very important for males to incorporate synthetic testosterone in any cycle.

Cycle Length and Dosage

The length of a steroid cycle can vary greatly, depending on the goals, experience and steroids used in the cycle. Longer steroid cycles can bring about more side effects and can lead to more long term damage than shorter cycles. It is always advised to keep cycles as short as possible. There is really no need to do a cycle longer than 10 to 12 weeks, after a certain amount of weeks on a cycle you will reach a point of diminishing returns.

More is not necessarily better when it comes to steroids. Thinking you are going to gain twice as much muscle by doubling your dosage is false. Higher dosages lead to more side effects and more damage to your body. No matter how many steroids you take, there is only so much muscle the human body can build in a certain time frame. Always stay safe, stick to the lower recommended dosage and don’t combine too many steroids at once into a cycle.

Example Cycles

As mentioned earlier, your goals and experience will determine what type of cycle to do. Someone who has never done a steroid cycle before should take a far lower dosage than a more experienced user. When you are new to steroids, you have no idea how your body will react, you may find you are over sensitive to the side effects associated with steroids. By taking a low dosage, you lower the risk of side effects and will be able to see how your body reacts. If it is your first cycle, you also wont need large dosages to grow, most new users see incredible muscle growth from their first cycle while using low dosages. While there are many different opinions out there on what steroids to use in a first cycle, its always best to keep it simple and stick to one or two compounds max.

For bodybuilding purposes, cycles can generally be split into two categories; Bulking cycles and cutting cycles.

Bulking Cycles

The aim of a bulking cycle is to add large amounts of muscle and strength. Bodybuilders in their “off-season” will usually do bulking cycles to grow as much as possible before starting their content preparations. Although there are many different steroids that can be used in a bulking cycle, most people typically stick to testosterone enathate or cypionate, Dianabol, Deca, Anadrol and Trenbolone. These 5 steroids are some of the more popular ones for bulking purposes.

Beginner sample bulking cycle #1:

 Testosterone CypionateNolvadex (*if needed)Clomid
Week 1300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 2300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 3300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 4300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 5300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 6300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 7300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 8300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 9300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 10300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 1120mg/day*
Week 1220mg/day*
Week 1320mg/day*
Week 1420mg/day50mg/day
Week 1520mg/day50mg/day
Week 1620mg/day50mg/day
Week 1720mg/day50mg/day

The above cycle is for entertainment purposes only and is not medical advise.

Beginner sample bulking cycle #2:

 DianabolTestosterone CypionateNolvadex (*if needed)Clomid
Week 120mg/day300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 220mg/day300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 320mg/day300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 420mg/day300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 5300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 6300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 7300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 8300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 9300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 10300 - 500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 1120mg/day*
Week 1220mg/day*
Week 1320mg/day*
Week 1420mg/day50mg/day
Week 1520mg/day50mg/day
Week 1620mg/day50mg/day
Week 1720mg/day50mg/day

The above cycle is for entertainment purposes only and is not medical advise.

Intermediate sample bulking cycle:

 DianabolTestosterone CypionateNolvadex (*if needed)Clomid
Week 140mg/day500 - 600mg/week20mg/day*
Week 240mg/day500 - 600mg/week20mg/day*
Week 340mg/day500 - 600mg/week20mg/day*
Week 440mg/day500 - 600mg/week20mg/day*
Week 540mg/day500 - 600mg/week20mg/day*
Week 6500 - 600mg/week20mg/day*
Week 7500 - 600mg/week20mg/day*
Week 8500 - 600mg/week20mg/day*
Week 9500 - 600mg/week20mg/day*
Week 10500 - 600mg/week20mg/day*
Week 1120mg/day*
Week 1220mg/day*
Week 1320mg/day*
Week 1420mg/day50mg/day
Week 1520mg/day50mg/day
Week 1620mg/day50mg/day
Week 1720mg/day50mg/day

The above cycle is for entertainment purposes only and is not medical advise.

Cutting Cycles

These types of cycles are used by people looking to build or maintain lean muscle mass while losing fat. In order to lose fat, a calorie restricted diet needs to be followed, the problem with eating less calories is that most people tend to lose muscle mass along with the fat. The goal of a cutting cycle is to prevent this muscle loss. Steroids such as testosterone propionate, Winstrol, Anavar, Equipoise and Trenbolone are popular in cutting cycles.

Beginner sample cutting cycle:

 WinstrolTestosterone PropionateNolvadex (*if needed)Clomid
Week 150mg/day100mg/every second day20mg/day*
Week 250mg/day100mg/every second day20mg/day*
Week 350mg/day100mg/every second day20mg/day*
Week 450mg/day100mg/every second day20mg/day*
Week 550mg/day100mg/every second day20mg/day*
Week 6100mg/every second day20mg/day*
Week 7100mg/every second day20mg/day*
Week 8100mg/every second day20mg/day*
20mg/day*50mg/day
20mg/day50mg/day
20mg/day50mg/day
20mg/day50mg/day
20mg/day50mg/day

The above cycle is for entertainment purposes only and is not medical advise.

Intermediate sample cutting cycle:

 WinstrolTestosterone PropionateTrenbolone AcetateNolvadex (*if needed)Clomid
Week 150mg/day100mg/every second day70mg/every second day20mg/day*
Week 250mg/day100mg/every second day70mg/every second day20mg/day*
Week 350mg/day100mg/every second day70mg/every second day20mg/day*
Week 450mg/day100mg/every second day70mg/every second day20mg/day*
Week 550mg/day100mg/every second day70mg/every second day20mg/day*
Week 6100mg/every second day70mg/every second day20mg/day*
Week 7100mg/every second day70mg/every second day20mg/day*
Week 8100mg/every second day70mg/every second day20mg/day*
20mg/day*50mg/day
20mg/day50mg/day
20mg/day50mg/day
20mg/day50mg/day
20mg/day50mg/day

The above cycle is for entertainment purposes only and is not medical advise. Trenbolone is rated as one of the most powerful steroids around, it is an amazing compound but can be dangerous. Never use this steroid at large dosages.

Steroids are dangerous compounds and can lead to serious health issues. No one should ever use steroids due to the dangers associated with these drugs. If you are under the age of 25 or are female you should not even be thinking about using steroids.