Steroid Cycles | Steroids
When a user first buys steroids, the next step is often to create or a find a steroid cycle. Steroid cycles accomplish two things.
- Because each steroid has a different half life, each steroid must be consumed or injected at different times.
- Many steroid users will take two or more steroids at one time, which is also known as stacking, or steroid stacks.
Steroid cycles are basically steroid 'schedules' which help the bodybuilder keep track of when to take what, and which steroids compliment each other.
Diet plays the biggest factor in steroid cycles' results, but still, certain steroids are more used in 'cutting cycles' and certain steroids are used in 'bulking cycles.
Steroid stacks are not necessary, but often a bodybuilder will want to get the most out of his steroid cycle, so he/she will combine multiple steroids.
Testosterone is often the base of a steroid cycle, it not only helps build muscle, but it increases the libido and energy levels of the user. Most steroids shut down your natural testosterone production, the addition of an injectable testosterone will help keep testosterone high, and give the user an overall good feeling.
Another important aspect of steroid cycles, are the use of injectables or orals. Many first time users want to stay away from needles, and are looking for oral steroid cycles. A user can have success with an oral steroid cycle, but their natural test production will more than likely be shut down, and the user may experience side effects, such as, depression, lack of energy and sex drive, etc. Users will also not see the same gains, compared to using injectable steroids. However, there are many steroid users out there, where their goal is to simply put on a few pounds of lean muscle, and/or drop weight. In this case, an oral steroid cycle may be ideal. However, for athletes looking to compete in bodybuilding at the highest level, injectable steroids are almost a must.
With testosterone as the base of a cycle, those looking to burn fat, or 'cutting cycles', more common steroids/drugs used are Winstrol(stanozolol), Primobolan, Masteron, trenbolone, Equipoise, clenbuterol and Cytomel.
Again with testosterone as a base, common drugs used in 'bulking cycles' are Dianabol, trenbolone, Deca Durabolin, Anadrol, and Equipoise.
For the advanced bodybuilders, they will often include drugs, such as, human growth hormone, insulin, igf, etc.
Many of the drugs/ roids used in bodybuilding can be dangerous if not used properly. Steroid cycles give a guideline, but are not medical advice.