What Is A Steroid Cycle?
Are you completely new to anabolic steroids? Then you may not know what a steroid cycle is and why it is important to your bodybuilding efforts. You should find this quick guide on steroid cycles and common pre built stacks useful.
A steroid cycle is the duration during which a person takes anabolic steroids. This cycle can last for 4 to 15 weeks depending on the anabolic compounds taken, the specific goals of the individual, their experience and expectations. Examples of anabolic compounds are Winstrol, Dianabol, and Testosterone Enanthate. Beginner steroid cycles are of 6 to 8 weeks, while that of experienced bodybuilders is longer.
What are Pre Built Stacks?
Taking one or more anabolic compounds during a typical steroid cycle is called as stacking.
A beginner steroid cycle pre built stack will consist of one or two steroids taken over a short period of time. The pre built stack of an experienced bodybuilder is more complex and may involve multiple steroids.
Before getting started on any steroid cycle, it is important to do your research and find out about the risks and side effects as well as the PCT – Post-Cycle Therapy.
Pre Built Stacks for Beginners
A typical beginners’ pre built stack may consist of the following steroids.
Testosterone: Testosterone can be taken in the form of anabolic compounds such as Testosterone Enanthate, Testosterone Cypionate and Testosterone Propionate. Testosterone is a must in any pre built stack as it gives you impressive muscle gains and amazing strength. But if you’re worried about side effects such as fluid retention and gynecomastia (formation of male boobs) then you should stack up Testosterone with Nolvedex and Proviron.
Dianabol: Dianabol is another best selling steroid which is used in many pre built stacks for beginners and experienced bodybuilders alike. Dianabol is good for muscle building, but is toxic to the liver and has androgenic side effects. To prevent that, stack up Dianabol with Testosterone Enanthate, Testosterone Cypionate or Testosterone Propionate.
Winstrol: Winstrol is one of the most popular oral steroids that delivers impressive muscle gains. It has little or no estrogen side effects and does not allow for any water retention. That is why Winstrol is a part of many different pre built stacks, such as with Dianabol and Anavar.
Deca Durabolin: Nandrolone decanoate or Deca Durabolin is similar to Testosterone in a lot of ways. It has limited androgenic properties, but has side effects related to the progestin. It is often stacked with Anadrol, Masteron, Anavar, Equipoise and Dianabol for maximum fat burning while retaining lean muscle mass.
Taking steroids may build impressive muscle mass and help you burn fat faster, giving you the big and muscular or lean and mean look you’ve always wanted. But it can also make a mess of your natural testosterone production.
Which is why PCT is important…The conclusion of every steroid cycle is followed by Post-Cycle Therapy (PCT). It helps restore the natural hormonal balance of the body as fast as possible after the end of the cycle.