The biggest myth about bodybuilding and using steroids is that people feel whoever uses steroids will bulk up in the right proportions at the right places- this is a potentially dangerous myth.
Steroids are not magic and getting results ultimately rests in the hands of the users themselves. For a novice, getting confused is very easy since there is such a lot of information available all around.
Improper use of steroids can cause serious problems. It is up to the user to be educated enough to use them the right way. In this section of the e-book, we would be taking a look at a dummy cycle. Users are expected to make notes from this dummy cycle and apply them to whatever drugs they are using in the correct proportions.
We are using the basic doses here and as a tip, we would like novice users to stick to the basic doses rather than trying out complicated ones. Cycles should be cost and health effective.
After all, your main purpose of body building should be to become healthier, and not just build muscle and strength.
For beginners, we would start off with a 12 month cycle and this is most effective time period to use steroids for. You are bound to experience a good amount of weight gain in the first month or so, but this will start to subside towards the end of the cycle.
At the beginning of your first cycle there will be significant effects on your body and you might experience side effects like acne and aggression. Stick to the prescribed quantity and do not over-do these drugs.
The brief break up of the cycles is given below. Please note that we are looking at stacking here and in case you are not sure about your medical history, consult a doctor before trying this yourself.
The break up of weekly dosage is as follows: Testosterone- 400 mg per week for 12 weeks coupled with 20 mg/day of Dianabol for the first five weeks. Stacking is optional and if you are not sure about your stacking potential and/or if you feel that the gains and the effects are too much for you to handle- keep off stacking and cut down on Dianabol doses.
You can also eliminate Dianabol altogether if you are not being able to handle the effects well. Testosterone form the base of any beginners cycle and this is a great substance for single use as well as for the purpose of stacking. Being a natural hormone, it’ll bring upon positive changes to the body including the production and synthesis of protein and IGF. This leads to increased muscle mass and the hormonal changes bring about an increase in strength as well as aggressiveness in the gym.
There can be other medications that can be added to the dosage in case side effects persist. The chances of side effects showing up are very low at this dosage, but sore nipples and hair loss can be a concern for some people.
In case of sore nipples, you can add 10 MG dosage of Nolvadex till the soreness subsides. Hair loss can be countered by using common medicated shampoos like nizoral and propecia. Testosterone finally converts into two androgens- the DHT and the female hormone estrogen.
Therefore, overdoing the dosage can really results in your body loosing its state of homeostasis- be careful and be considerate of the fact that hormonal imbalances can lead to irreversible changes over a period of time.
The 400 mg dosage that we are talking about here should be administered through injections. The other drug we are taking into perspective is Dianabol. Dianabol is also a testosterone based drug which is tweaked to be administered orally and the conversion of testosterone to androgens is highly limited in case of Dianabol.
Stacking this drug with injection based testosterone during the beginner cycle will help you rake in better gains and more strength during the initial few weeks of your cycle. This will also give your body the much needed testosterone with a highly subsidized rate of conversion to estrogen- thus making sure that the gains are prolonged and the aggression doesn’t burn you out sooner than required.
Dianabol should never be used as a substitute for injection based testosterone at any cost since an oral dose of the injectible equivalent can actually do a ton of harm to your liver and kidneys since oral doses need to be broken up by the digestive system.
Another word of caution for those who are looking to follow this or related beginner steroid cycles- keep doing cardiovascular exercise for about 15 minutes each day- four times a week while on the cycle.
The reason is simple- you can expect a weight gain of about 20 pounds or even more while on this cycle and the body needs to get used to the excess weight. Make sure your heart and cardiovascular organs are responding well and that you are able to carry out regular day to day work with efficacy. Besides, some people might develop a “bloated” look.
Most of it would be water retention and having a balanced diet during the cycle is very important to prevent that boating of the body.
The body needs to come out more chiseled and better toned than what it was before putting yourself on the cycle- thus apart from putting your body through immense workout routines and steroid usage, make sure you are taking a proper high-calorie, well balanced diet.