For the novice steroid user looking to gain mass and strength, the following bulking cycle will be ideal. First time steroid users (male) are strongly encouraged to begin with the Testosterone only cycle. For those that tolerate testosterone well and are looking for a quick punch to start the cycle out, the following will provide the most bang for your buck.
Testosterone will represent the base of this cycle, Testosterone Cypionate or Testosterone Enanthate will be the ideal choice. When deciding which one to use, go with the one that you can obtain at the highest quality, that’s what’s most important.
**Test-e or Test-Cyp
*Anastrozole may or may not need to be adjusted. If heavy bloating occurs or achy feelings in the chest, the dose may need to be slightly increased. However, one shouldn’t rely solely on feeling. Nipples may become tender simply due to increased levels of testosterone and the related increase in libido. Some may also find the dose needs to be taken down to 2-3 times per week only. Blood work is the best gauge if possible.
**If Testosterone Propionate is used, the dose should be reduced to 400mg per week. Testosterone Propionate carries more testosterone per milligram due to the smaller ester. Both Sustanon 250 and Omnadren may be used at 500mg per week.
HCG: It is strongly recommended that HCG be a part of your testosterone cycle. The addition of HCG will prevent testicular atrophy, which will occur with testosterone use. When we use testosterone or any anabolic steroid, we suppress our natural testosterone production. If we are supplementing with testosterone, this isn’t a concern during the cycle as we are providing our body with the testosterone it needs. However, HCG will keep the natural production online, which will make post cycle recovery far more effective. A dose of 250-350mg two times per week will suffice for most men. For information on post cycle therapy (PCT) please visit How to Come off Steroids.
Ed: Every day
Eod: Every other day
Test-e: Testosterone Enanthate
Test-Cyp: Testosterone Cypionate