Anabolic steroid cycles are used for one of three purposes. They are:
It is illegal to use anabolic steroids without a prescription in the U.S. But thanks to the internet, they can be easily bought by anyone. As a result, thousands of athletes and bodybuilders, most of them amateurs have started using anabolic steroids.
The thing is, when used sensibly and properly, anabolic steroids can be safely used. However, no one can guarantee that the use of anabolic steroids is absolutely safe. You can only make their use safer.
First of all, the use of anabolic steroids is not prescribed for enhancing physical performance. In the early phases, there were not many clinical studies on how anabolic steroids effected physical enhancement and performance. In the absence of this data, people developed their own cycles and dosages, usually through trial and error. However, that has now changed and many clinical studies have been conducted in real world conditions, with actual dosages to examine the effect of anabolic steroids on enhancing physique and performance.
Some of these studies have shown that anabolic steroids give the greatest benefit when used in a logical sequence. This sequence is also called a steroid cycle . Body builders and athletes often use the term ‘on-cycle’ to refer to the time when they are taking steroids. The period when they are not taking steroids is called an ‘off-cycle’. The average cycle can last anywhere between six to 12 weeks.
Many individuals also take two or more anabolic steroids at the same time, in a process called stacking . Stacking can cause a massive gain in strength and mass, which a single anabolic steroid cannot deliver. But it is recommended only for advanced steroid users.
While oral steroids are quick-acting and give faster results, they can be toxic if taken for a long time. Therefore, some individuals will take oral steroids for a month and then switch to injectable steroids. Injectable steroids can take some time to show their effect, so people who are looking for quick gains may ‘front load’ or take a larger than normal quantity of the anabolic steroid initially.
In palliative medicine, anabolic steroids are used for treating different diseases and debilitations. But the dosage is usually small and there are no ‘cycles’, unlike when they are used to enhance physique.
An anabolic steroid cycles refers to the time frame anabolic steroids are being used. This time frame is often referred to as “On-Cycle.” When steroids are not being used, this is referred to as “Off-Cycle.” For the on-cycle phase, there are countless options and stacks. “Stacks” refer to the combination of anabolic steroids as well as non-steroidal items used during the on-cycle phase. With hundreds of anabolic steroids, varying peptide hormones, SERM’s, AI’s, thyroid hormones and more, there are truly innumerable possible stacks. The options are so vast, every stack and cycle you undertake could be completely different. However, most steroid users will become comfortable with certain stacks; they’ll discover specific combinations that yield the best results, and they will stick with those plans.
Regardless of the stack or cycle you run, there are general rules and advisements that will help keep you safe. For example, the primary rule of every cycle is that it includes some form of testosterone. The form of testosterone used is of no consequence. The only thing that matters is that the body has enough of this essential hormone in order to function properly.
Beyond testosterone there are several recommendations, general rules of thumb that most stacks and cycles are advised to follow. We’ll go over these, along with the testosterone rule in more depth, and in doing so, ensure your success. By following these rules, you will increase your chances of an enjoyable, safe and successful steroid cycle, and that is important; after all, if it’s not safe we can in no way call it successful.
If you’ve never supplemented with anabolic steroids before, it’s recommended that you keep things as simple as you can. You have no idea how your body is going to react to supraphysiological doses of a hormone. Further, you want to start with hormones your body is already familiar with, such as testosterone. Many will forgo this and immediately dive into massive stacks and cycles, and more often than not this is a crying shame. It won’t take much to see a big difference, and if you become familiar with varying anabolic steroids, overtime you’ll have a better understanding as to what works best for you. If you begin with numerous steroids in your cycle, if you have any problems, it is going to be extremely difficult to pinpoint what’s causing the problem. Equally important, you may have a hard time pinpointing which steroids bring you the greatest results. Start simple and work your way up.
Once you have a few cycles and stacks under your belt, assuming you’ve enjoyed a positive experience, you can now consider moving to more advanced cycles. However, for many men there may