Dianabol is one of the most popular anabolic steroids of all time; in fact, there is no oral steroid that comes close. Very affordable and available in mass supply, the effects of Dianabol are not only powerful they can be seen rapidly. Primarily thought of as an off-season bulking steroid, the effects of Dianabol are also suited for certain instances of athletic performance. Enhancing athletic performance was the very reason this steroid was made. While many assume that’s the original purpose of all steroids it’s actually not; most steroids were created without performance enhancement in mind.
While this is a rather simple anabolic steroid, as with many steroids the effects of Dianabol are often misunderstood. We want to clear up any confusion you may have and explain the effects of Dianabol in a realistic way. We want to explain what you can expect, what this steroid can and cannot do, and then you can decide if it’s right for you. We will not be looking at the side effects of Dianabol; here we are only concerned with the positive effects of Dianabol. For side effect information, please see the related link.
The primary effects of Dianabol are largely built around the rapid promotion of mass and strength. This anabolic steroid has the ability to promote rapid increases in weight, and it will typically provide a notable increase in strength to the individual. For this reason it is very common for Dbol as it’s often known to be implemented at the front end of a new bulking cycle as a kick-starting agent. This will provide the individual with rapid gains early on while the slower injectable steroids are still building in their system.
While the effects of Dianabol are perfect for increasing mass and weight they will not manifest in a pronounced manner without adequate calories. As with many steroids, Dbol is dependent on the food you eat. If you want to grow you will need to fuel your growth with enough calories. At a maintenance level of caloric consumption some weight may be gained, but true notable growth will require an increase in calories above maintenance. Strength is, however, a bit different. The effects of Dianabol can yield notable increases in strength even with maintenance level calorie consumption, but you will get the most out of it with a slight increase.
As kick-starting is the most common point of use, the effects of Dianabol can also be beneficial at the mid-point of an off-season mass gaining phase. At some point in time during any cycle or phase of growth, you will hit a wall; you will hit a plateau and the gains and growth will slow down or even come to a screeching halt. By implementing Dbol at this phase, this can help the individual breakthrough the sticking point and see his gains continue. You may not gain as much weight as you would with kick-starting, but the benefit here can still be extremely valuable.
While the effects of Dianabol can greatly promote mass, a gain in 20lbs in a few weeks is very possible, this does not mean you have gained 20+lbs of lean muscle mass. This is a significantly estrogenic anabolic steroid, it carries a notable level of aromatase activity, and this means some of the weight gained will be water weight. Water weight can be controlled through the use of anti-estrogens and diet, but some retention is going to occur. Once the use of Dbol has come to an end, it is very common for the individual’s weight to decrease rapidly. This does not mean the new muscle tissue has been lost; it simply means the excess water has dissipated.
In order to protect the actual muscle mass provided by the effects of Dianabol, it is imperative that a few steps are followed. Dbol should not be used alone if you expect to keep any of your gains. If it is used alone for 4-6 weeks, a typical Dbol time frame of use, and nothing else is included you shouldn’t expect to keep anything at all. Dianabol needs to be used with other anabolic steroids, injectable hormones that will begin with Dbol and continue far past its discontinuation. Testosterone (any form) is the most common steroid to include with Dianabol. Nandrolone compounds are also common; in fact, there is no off-season stack more popular than Dianabol and Deca Durabolin and some type of testosterone such as Testosterone Cypionate or Testosterone Enanthate.
As the effects of Dianabol can promote rapid and significant increases in mass it may not be the best choice for all athletes. Some athletes do not want to gain any mass as it could be a hindrance. However, keep in mind significant increases in mass will not occur without excess calories. Many athletes can greatly benefit with a low dose of Dbol as it will promote tremendous increases in strength so as long as they are stimulating their body through exercise and activity, which any athlete would be doing. This is precisely what made the steroid famous as the effects of Dianabol in this capacity is what led the U.S. Olympic Teams to dominating their Soviet rivals starting in the late 1950’s.