With any steroid, in order for it to be beneficial you need the right dose. With any steroid, in order to protect yourself from side effects you need the right dose. Simply put, too much can be harmful while too little will prove worthless; you need to find the right balance. This brings us to Equipoise doses, and while Equipoise doses are fairly easy to plan they are very hard for some to understand. This is not an anabolic steroid that is apt for promoting extreme buildups in mass; it is not a steroid that can provide conditioning effects like Trenbolone. However, with the right Equipoise doses we can greatly benefit a cutting cycle in regards to lean tissue preservation. It can also be a more than welcomed steroid in the name of athletic enhancement. Even in a phase of growth it can be beneficial if the individual simply wants to moderately increase his total size or cycle for a more all-around transforming look. With that in mind, we want to look at the right Equipoise doses to help you meet your goals not only effectively but as safely as possible.
*Base Equipoise Doses:
In order to receive any anabolic effect, Equipoise doses will need to be at minimum 200mg per week. This will provide some catabolic protection, but most men will find 300mg per week to be a far more suitable dose with 400mg per week being an excellent level and very well-tolerated by most men. Equipoise doses in the 300-400mg per week range will provide notable changes to the physique for most men, and any side effect issues should be manageable and very easy to avoid. Such doses will not promote radical changes to the individual’s physique, but can provide a significant benefit. Equipoise doses of this nature are perfect for cutting cycles, as well as for the purpose of enhancing athletic performance.
*Higher Equipoise Doses:
Equipoise doses in the 300-400mg per week range will be perfect for most men, but some will require or desire a little more. Many men can tolerate as much as 600mg per week very well, but we cannot advise going over this dose for most men. Equipoises, like most anabolic steroids, will increase red blood cell count. Equipoises doses below 600mg per week, however, do not appear to increase this count in a manner that is greater than most steroids or to a point of danger. However, doses above 600mg per week could potentially lead to polycythemia. Despite this risk, many men can get away with Equipoise doses greater than 600mg per week, but the risk of polycythemia does exist. Some will combat and reduce this risk by giving blood, thereby reducing red blood cell volume.
*Equipoise Doses – Duration of Use:
Regardless of your Equipoise doses, this is not an anabolic steroid suited for short-term use. This is a very slow acting compound and will require consistent, steady use for a long period of time to make it worthwhile. Eight weeks is the minimal time frame of use, with most men finding the twelve week range to be far more beneficial. Twelve weeks is an excellent dose for nearly all purposes of use. We can make an exception in some cutting plans and bring the total duration of use down to eight weeks. Some men who are implementing long cutting cycles such as sixteen weeks in hardcore bodybuilding contest prep cycles will find eight weeks to be perfect. In this case, Equipoise is used the first eight weeks of the cycle in order to protect from a catabolic state; commonly this is in conjunction with testosterone. When the first eight weeks have passed, the individual will drop the Equipoise and introduce stronger hardening agents like Trenbolone, Winstrol, Masteron and/or Anavar.
*Maximizing Your Equipoise Doses:
Once you’ve found the right Equipoise doses to meet your needs, it’s time to maximize the results with the right compounds. Most men are strongly encouraged to include the use of exogenous testosterone. The conjoined testosterone will provide a solid anabolic atmosphere apt for building solid lean tissue. However, if testosterone use in a growth sense is not desired a minimal replacement dose should be applied in order to combat the natural testosterone suppression caused by Equipoise. This can also be an excellent stack for the front end of a cutting cycle as discussed above. In more advanced off-season cycles, it’s not uncommon for Nandrolone to also be added to the equation. There is a myth that Nandrolone cannot be used with EQ as it’s commonly known due to receptor competition, but this is merely a myth with no validity. Many will also include powerful mass promoting agents like Anadrol or Dianabol at the front end of the plan.
In a cutting cycle, the aforementioned steroids Trenbolone, Winstrol, Masteron and/or Anavar are all excellent choices. Steroids like Primobolan Depot can also be beneficial, but most will be far happier with steroids like Trenbolone if they display high levels of toleration. This is also the phase where thermogenics like Clenbuterol are often added, as well as the possible addition of thyroid hormones like Cytomel (T3).
Regardless of the phase of use or Equipoise doses in question, most men will need an anti-estrogen to combat this steroids aromatase activity. EQ does not aromatize heavily, but it does present enough estrogenic activity to promote related effects. Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is also a fantastic addition to any plan during any phase of use, and it is one of the most well-tolerated hormones you’ll ever come across. However, it is extremely expensive, requires long-term use (extremely long-term) and we cannot call it essential.