You’ve heard the terms “cycle” and “stack” before in regards to anabolic steroid use. A cycle refers to the time of use, the period of time in-which the individual is supplementing with anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs (PED’s). A stack refers to the PED’s is being used during the particular cycle; the grouping of two or more PED’s in the same cycle. In most cycles stacking has shown to improve results as compared to using only one anabolic steroid. If you supplement with one steroid say testosterone at 500mg per week and then in the next cycle supplement with less testosterone, say 400mg per week yet include a dosing of Anavar or Winstrol you’ll get more out of the second cycle than the first.
When planning a cycle you actually want to plan it out; you want to stack the right PED’s together for optimal results. Each PED functions by its own nature and carries its own primary roles as well as secondary characteristics. Some steroids will be more suited towards mass; some will be more suited towards strength. Some steroids will be more suited towards conditioning and then some steroids will be very well-suited for all of these traits; these are the truly versatile hormones. Of course when we stack various PED’s there’s always the issue of possible side-effects. In the case of anabolic steroids each steroid carries its own list of possible side-effects. Within each steroid many will carry similar possible side-effects but the level of probability can vary with each and every one and of course some steroids will carry possible side-effects unique unto their own. The key to any successful cycle or stack is understanding the possible side-effects, how we can prevent them and what we can do to remedy them should they occur.
The following three cycles are considered Novice cycles. As our cycle listed under the “Novice Cycles I” link is for a true beginner some beginners may choose to start here with a little more but should only do so if their personal education is well beyond average. Most who will supplement with the following cycles will have at least one cycle similar to the one under the “Novice Cycles I” link under their belt but are still relatively new to PED use. Each cycle is listed by PED and the dosing to correspond with each week. At the bottom of the page you will find a PCT plan that is to follow each cycle.
- Very well-suited for mass but can be used when dieting as well. In either case the end result will largely be dictated by your diet.
- Due to the aromatizing nature of these steroids SERM’s or AI’s may be needed and should be kept on hand. Nolvadex is the SERM of choice but if stronger AI’s are needed Arimidex and Letrozole will both work well.
*Notes on Novice Cycle #2-2:
- The switch from Testosterone-Enanthate to Testosterone-Propionate at the end will allow the PCT process to begin approximately 3 days after your last injection.