Steroid Cycles: A Guide for Beginners & Advanced Users

Steroid Cycles for Beginners

Almost always, a person’s first steroid cycle is their best cycle. The body hasn’t developed any tolerance to anabolic steroids. Therefore, they experience rapid, dramatic changes in body composition. The first cycle can also be very damaging, because the body hasn’t had time to adapt to the compound.

For beginners, the best steroid is one without severe side effects, but is powerful enough to build muscle. Beginners don’t usually stack steroids together, as combining multiple compounds can cause more severe side effects.

Testosterone Cycle

Many beginner weight lifters follow a testosterone-only cycle.

As a result, testosterone increases muscle mass and strength while barely causing side effects.

Consequently, testosterone exhibits a higher risk/reward ratio compared to other anabolic.

Beginners can gain 20lbs+ of lean mass with a moderate testosterone cycle. In addition to causing fat loss, testosterone has an androgenic nature.

Squats, deadlifts, bench presses, and other compound exercises can also increase muscle strength by 50lbs or more.

The fact that testosterone is an injectable steroid makes it difficult to administer. It bypasses the liver, unlike c-17 alpha alkylated steroids, thus entering the bloodstream immediately. Because of this, testosterone is not hepatotoxic.

Bodybuilders rarely use testosterone in its oral form known as undecanoate or Andriol due to its high price.

Anavar Cycle

Anavar (oxandrolone) is often used in competition preparation as a cutting steroid.

Muscle-building properties of this drug are moderate in comparison to bulking steroids.

It is more coveted, however, due to its ability to burn fat and shed water, while improving vascularity and muscle mass.

In addition to adding muscle and strength, it also strips fat, making it popular among those just starting out. It is also an oral steroid, so no injections are necessary.

Women can also use Naviar as it rarely causes virilization at low to moderate dosages.

As your body fat percentage decreases significantly, you will gain 15lbs of lean muscle as well.

Dianabol Cycle

In the 1980s, it was thought that Arnold Schwarzenegger, aka the ‘Austrian Oak’, would use Dianabol to become one of the most formidable forces in Mr. Olympia. To develop a compound more anabolic than testosterone while being less androgenic, Dr. John Bosley Ziegler developed Dianabol.

 

In terms of strength and size, dianabol will work similarly to testosterone. Due to the fact that it does not mimic the testosterone-induced effects, prostate enlargement, baldness, or acne are less common.

Beginners may take Dianabol, but this is not recommended due to its harsh cardiovascular and hepatic effects. Therefore, it is more suitable for intermediates who have already taken a milder steroid such as testosterone.

Dianabol can add 25-30lbs of lean mass in a single cycle. It is the best steroid in terms of raw power with dbol contributing to enhanced strength as well.

Anadrol Cycle

Anadrol’s benefits largely mimic those of dianabol; dramatically increasing strength and muscle mass. It produces slightly greater gains than dianabol when it comes to bulking. Because it can also be taken orally, it’s a great alternative to a needle. First-time steroid cycles are likely to cause weight gain of 30+ pounds. In advanced steroid users, dosages may reach as high as 100mg/day.

Trenbolone Cycle

As trenbolone is not converted to estrogen, it leads to weight gain that is primarily muscle tissue. When bodybuilders are asked to select one steroid to best transform their bodies, many of them would choose trenbolone. While trenbolone is used primarily for mass-building, it doesn’t cause water retention which leads to a very dry, ripped body.

As a result, trenbolone’s weight gain won’t match that of dianabol or anadrol, however it is as effective at building muscle as either. When users come off trenbolone, they tend to maintain their weight, whereas on dianabol or anadrol they frequently lose water weight.

Due to its high androgenicity, trenbolone doesn’t just add muscle; it also burns fat fast, causing adipocytes to atrophy. As a result, trenbolone has also been used as a cutting steroid, enabling bodybuilders to burn fat faster while retaining (or even building) muscle.

Deca Durabolin Cycle

Another great bulking steroid, Deca Durabolin is usually cycled alongside Dianabol, Testosterone, or Anadrol as a stack due to its low androgenicity. Deca durabolin increases nitrogen retention and protein synthesis in muscle tissues.

Deca durablin also causes extraordinary muscle fullness by effectively transporting more intracellular water into the muscles. Because it is almost always combined with other power steroids, it is hard to assess deca durabolin’s power on its own. Users, however, quickly notice a difference when Deca is removed.