You have decided to use steroids and you do not know how to do it? So, keep reading. Thanks to our guide, you will get to know some useful information and you will be able to effectively plan your cycle. We have used above all our own experience when making this guide. From this reason, the information, that is contained here, are of our entirely subjective opinion and we do not force anybody to plan his cycle according to our advice.
If someone plans his cycle according to this site, we do not have any responsibility for the medical troubles, which he can suffer from. If you have decided to use steroids, you have to keep on mind, that it is necessary to use them wisely. Unwise use of steroids may lead to severe health complication, which can even have permanent consequences.
Anabolic steroids are meant for wise people, who are aware of their side effects. They are not at all meant for women, young boys and training beginners. Individuals, who suffer from severe medical troubles (hypertension, problems with liver, kidneys, etc.) should not use steroids, because they can contribute to worsening their physical state.
Now, let’s start with our guide. Before every cycle, it is important to think about and to prepare things, which you will need during the cycle. It is also necessary to think about the time period of the cycle, concrete anabolic steroids and the system of their use. We will discuss this further in this guide.
Period of the cycle and pauses between cycles
The period of the cycle is the first thing that it is necessary to decide. We do not trust too short cycles, which last less than six weeks. Anabolic steroids need to act in the body for some time, so that they can provide desired results. According to us, the cycle should last at least for six weeks; an ideal period is from seven to eight weeks. It can be even longer, but we cannot at all recommend this to beginners.
However, a cycle longer that twelve weeks without a pause is a nonsense, as well. The body needs to have a rest after several weeks of using steroids. Twelve weeks is for this reason the maximal period. What is an ideal pause between two cycles? It is recommended, that it lasts at least the same time as the last steroid cycle. During one year, it is good to go through 2 – 3 cycles, according to their time period. Thus, if you are planning your first cycle, we recommend you, that it lasts 7 – 8 weeks and after it, that you take a pause of the same time period. During this pause, your body regenerates and its natural production of hormones gets on its normal level.
Choosing anabolic steroids
A next thing, which is necessary to think about, is which steroids should be used in the cycle. Using only one product is not recommended even for beginners. It is better to choose at least two different substances. If you use them in lower doses, effects are be more obvious and, what is more, the gained muscles are of higher quality and more probably remain present after the end of the cycle.
Beginners should not at all use products containing testosterone, oxymetholone, methyltestosterone, trenbolone, HGH or insulin. These steroids are meant only for experienced users, because they can be very dangerous. In the first cycles, the following products can be used: nandrolone decanoate, nandrolone phenylpropionate, methandienone, stanozolol, methenolone enanthate or oxandrolone.
In our opinion, every cycle should contain at least one injectable and one oral product. We think that the most suitable variant for a beginner is the combination nandrolone decanoate + methandienone. It is relatively cheap and it was the first combination of most of successful bodybuilders.
The advantage of nandrolone decanoate is its safety (if the doses are not too high) and also the fact, that it does not to be applied very often. Methandienone is a little less safe than nandrolone, because it is toxic to the liver, but its influence on the growth of muscles is very strong and in combination with nandrolone, the gained muscles remain usually stable. If someone does not gain muscles thanks to this combination, he will probably not gain muscles ever.
Nandrolone decanoate can be switched for methenolone enanthate or nandrolone phenylpropionate. However, this steroid has to be applied more often (ideally every second day, if it is not possible, then every third day), because it has a shorter half-life.
Methandienone can be switched for stanozolol (oral or injectable) or oxandrolone – the cycle becomes a little „safer“, but weaker and more expensive, as well. It is also possible to make a cycle without injections and use only oral steroids. In this case, the combination of methandienone and stanozolol is possible, but the stress on the liver is higher. However, later it will be necessary to make injectable steroids parts of the cycle, because their effects cannot be reached with oral steroids.
The system of using anabolic steroids
It is also important to choose a system of using anabolic steroids. It is possible to choose from direct cycle (using the same doses during the whole period), cliff-hanger system (gradual increasing of doses and end of their use, when the maximal dose is reached), decreasing cycle (doses are gradually decreased) and the pyramid system. The last one seems to us to be the most suitable one for the majority of oral steroids. Its principle is this scheme: you begin taking minimal doses, which are gradually increased until the chosen maximum is reached, this maximal amount is taken for a concrete period of time and at the end of the cycle, the doses are decreased, again.
Extremely important is the decreasing phase of the pyramid, whose purpose is to prevent the body from a shock that might follow, if the use of steroids was stopped at once and, what is more, it helps the body to renew the natural production of testosterone (which is temporarily reduced because of the use of steroids). In case of injectable steroids, it is possible to try the direct cycle, decreasing cycle and the pyramid, as well. It depends on the concrete substance and on chosen doses, as well. We do not think, that cliff-hanger is a good variant in case of any form of anabolic steroids.
If you have already decided, how long your cycle will be, what substances you will use and which system of their use you will choose, you need only the things (not only anabolic steroids), that you will use during the cycle. We will discuss this further in the following part of our guide.
At the end, we will tell you about the cycle, which we consider to be the most suitable one for a beginner – a combination of nandrolone decanoate and methandienone, which lasts for seven weeks. If you use Nandrolone Decanoate Norma, which has 200 mg in one ampule and one of these products: Naposim, Bionabol, Anabol, Metanolon, which are available in tablets containing 5 mg of the substance, this cycle may contain 7 ampules of nandrolone decanoate and 200 tablets of methandienone.