Today we will talk about a special steroid originally from veterinary medicine, about the best and strongest of modern sports pharmacology, about the king of androgens and anabolic record holder, about a steroid that is 3 times stronger than testosterone and whose anabolic power is 4 times greater than the potential of Nandrolones. This article is a review of Trenbolone - the main hit of the pharmaceutical industry of the last three decades. Athletes had the opportunity to use trenbolone back in the 80s. In Mexico, until 1987, were produced the veterinary trenbolone acetate “Finaject” and “Finaplix”; in France, until 1986, Negma manufactured Parabolan (trenbolone cyclohexylmethylcarbonate). In general, the 80s and the beginning of the 90s of the XX century can be called a pharmacological paradise for athletes, because at this time was a “chemical boom” by the appearance of new pharmaceuticals and numerous experiments of new doping in sports practice. Not all this “chemical Eldorado” was overshadowed by the ban, and the athletes could not be afraid of reprisal from the law for “storage for the purpose of selling”. In such conditions, Trenbolone quickly found loyal fans and gained the title of the most powerful and effective steroid. What is Tren? Trenbolone is an injectable steroid found on our black market in three forms: trenbolone cyclohexyl methyl carbonate (parabolan), trenbolone enanthate and trenbolone acetate, which differ in duration of action, i.e. half-life. The half-life of the acetate form is approximately 1 - 2 days, enanthate - 8 days, parabolan - 10 days. In addition to different trenbolone esters, there is also oral form, which is now very rarely available for sale due to low popularity among athletes. The oral form of trenbolone is characterized by low bioavailability, because this steroid is not alkylated at 17-a, which means it is very successfully destroyed by the liver. That’s why the oral form of tren in this article will not be reviewed... Trenbolone is a derivative of nandrolone, and it is very different from its predecessor. Nandrolone under the action of the enzyme 5-a-reductase is converted into a much weaker dihydronandrolone and does not have any visible effect on the body after such a transformation. Trenbolone is not affected by 5-a-reductase, and it exhibits androgen properties acts properly. Trenbolone cycle together with fluoxymesterone are very different from all other steroids. Only in these two steroids have changes in rings B and C. Due to the structural properties, trenbolone does not affected by aromatase, but can manifest progestogen activity by itself (the last is expressed in the ability to activate progesterone receptors), which puts tren on a same level with another strong progestin - Nandrolone. The estrogenic side effects of other steroids can be increased by taking trenbolone if combined together in one cycle. Once again, if we compare Trenbolone with Decanoate that aromatizes into estradiol when enters the body of an athlete, Tren does not aromatize at all, i.e. in theory, he has almost no estrogenic side effects (gynecomastia and water retention). Trenbolone is one of the strongest steroids by its potential to increase strength and muscle mass. At the same time, this affects the frequency of side effects, occurrence of which is quite high, especially with the cycle is not built properly. Trenbolone Cycle and combination with other steroids If earlier in veterinary practice trenbolone cycle was used to increase muscle mass and appetite of livestock, then bodybuilders mainly use it for slightly different purposes. Tren is a universal anabolic agent that is used in various sports disciplines and for completely different tasks. With its help, you can work on both increasing weights and strength and on the muscle quality as well. Professional bodybuilders love trenbolone more than any other users and almost always put the acetate ester of tren in combination with other non-aromatizing steroids (winstrol, primobolan, boldenone, turinabol, oxandrolone, masteron) in their drying cycles. This veterinary idol is ideally suited for the final stage of preparation for drying of bodybuilders to enter the podium. As already mentioned above, Trenbolone does not cause water retention in the body and works as a strong androgen, which in combination with a low-calorie diet and the use of special fat burners, provides muscle mass of the highest quality and best relief. When taking trenbolone, athletes achieve incredible elasticity and extreme muscle hardness, not any other steroid provide such an incredible result. In the last weeks before the competition, in conditions of intensive training and “carbohydrate-free” diet, the depleted body of bodybuilders is experiencing tremendous stress, the high-androgenic effect of trenbolone, helps to deal with overloads, prevents possible overtraining syndrome, accelerates recovery, and the muscles look full and at the same time clearly defined. Many victories of the last decades in the world of professional bodybuilding were achieved thanks to this wonderful trenbolone - testosterone, which helped good athletes to become the best. Trenbolone gives its athletes an amazingly fast increase in strength without a significant increase in body weight that is why powerlifters who want to stay in a certain weight category especially love it. In terms of its performance characteristics, tren is comparable to such giants of sports pharmacology as Dianabol, Anapolon and Testosterone, but tren leaves Dbol and test far behind in its effectiveness, and only anapolon can at least to some point compare with this king of androgens. Users who have tried trenbolone testosterone for the first time were shocked by the rapid jump in strength indicators that always comes when taking this steroid. Even experienced users, whose bench press has come close or even exceeded two hundred kilograms, are surprised with the power and incredible strength that are achieved in the shortest possible time with the help of tren. Usually, athletes begin to put trenbolone seven weeks before the competition. On the last week, they cancel it so that there is no feeling of muscle clogging. Lifting cycles are always a mixture of trenbolone and testosterone, most often tren acetate is combined with “short” propionate, and tren enanthate with long testosterone esters. Nevertheless, in sport power triathlon this veterinary medicine is less common than in bodybuilding, the reason is the presence of doping control at the powerlifting competitions, and the timing of trenbolone detection varies from 6 to 10 months. The best trenbolone is also good for building muscles, so it can sometimes be found in mass-gaining courses. The enanthate ester of tren is better suited for muscle gaining than acetate. As a solo cycle, trenbolone does not give any noticeable weight gain, but in combination with other strong steroids such as testosterone and methandienone, this deficiency is easily eliminated. There is a traditional opinion that in such bulking cycles the total proportion of testosterone should be 2 times higher than trenbolone dosage, i.e. if you inject 300 mg of trenbolone enanthate per week, then the dosage of the test should be at least 500 mg. Methandienone is taken in the classic scheme - 40 or 50 mg per day. The duration of such explosive mix should not exceed 8 weeks. Some extremals combine tren with Deca, so that the mass gain effect is more powerful. This combination can be considered extremely dangerous for men's health, but we will talk about this in more detail later. The acetate form of trenbolone, along with other "short" esters, is also suitable for the so-called short cycles whose duration does not exceed 6 weeks. Such tren cycle scheme is suitable for those who, despite the long list of side effects of this powerful steroid and want to make the course as safe as possible. Short cycles can consist of different combinations of tren with another AAS. Of course, various mixes can be considered more effective, the basis of which will be trenbolone acetate... The range of working and relatively safe dosages: 50 mg - 100 mg every other day for acetate, 200 mg - 400 mg per week for the enanthate form of trenbolone. At the same time, experienced users, who are ready to take risks and are well aware of their body's reaction to the active substance, can afford to inject up to 1 g per week or more to achieve certain goals. In this article, I will not go deep into the topic of building specific tren cycles, because Trenbolone is an “elite” steroid for fairly educated and experienced users, for the elite who, even without my advises know how and with what to use this unique pharmaceutical product. I will limit myself to just a few examples of cycle building, based on the traditional postulate of modern sports pharmacology - any more or less serious course should include testosterone, which, in addition to all its advantages, “softens” the effect of tren and enhances its effect... 1. Quality mass cycle. Cycle duration is 6 weeks. Trenbolone acetate 75 mg - 100 mg every other day + Winstrol 40 mg per day + testosterone propionate 100 mg every other day. As a result of this combination, the athlete should get a good relief, a small increase in weight and good increase in strength indicators. Proper nutrition and optimal training should be followed during the cycle. 2. Bulking cycle. Cycle duration is 10 weeks. The first 7 weeks: trenbolone enanthate 200 mg - 300 mg per week + turinabol 50 mg per day + testosterone enanthate 750 mg per week. The last three weeks of the cycle: testosterone propionate 100mg every other day or every day. As a result, a significant increase in mass 8 kg + of excellent quality and amazing muscle mass. Trenbolone Side Effects First, it is necessary to mention “animal aggression” which often happens with the user which use trenbolone. If in case of using other steroids, aggression is a rather rare occasion, and most often it’s appear as a mental and psychological metamorphoses in the form of high spirits and increased motivation, then in the case of parabolan, everything is completely different. Athletes that injecting trenbolone noted a significant increase in the quantity of inadequate emotional and the transition of their “everyday” bitterness to a completely new level - we can say that athletes discover new horizons of rage and aggression. Even with minimal working dosages, many trenbolone lovers have a desire to rush and destroy everything that comes in their way. This kind of "tren rage" in most cases enhanced by a low-carb diet, as well as with a huge amount of androgens, which comes into the body when using parabolan. Even cute and calm by nature people become unbearable. When using tren you flash like a tank with gasoline, from the slightest spark. Trenbolone ability to change a person’s mood and influence emotional balance is similar to Androlic, only from the last, you go angry and gloomy all the time, and from a tren you become like a barrel of gunpowder. Properly selected dosages help to deal with this problem. The next side step is tren stuffiness, strength. This phenomenon cannot be definitely considered as a side effect, however, such (pathological hardening) of muscles, similar to spasm, very complicates everyday life and weekly training for athletes who are using parabolan. Training with weights turns into excruciation, there is a feeling of extreme pumping - a kind of pump effect, when it feels like the meat is just ready to explode. In short, we can say that tren is a steroid for masochists. Further, it comes ... tren cough. This phenomenon cannot be regarded as a side effect; it is rather a certain indicator of “workability” and a certain quality of the steroid you bought. Such a cough can be noticed with the use of other steroids. If this phenomenon seems to you to not be serious and somehow completely harmless, then you are most mistaken, because after the first such attack, when you are literally twisted, you will begin to choke, and you will drop the syringe to the floor during the injection then you will understand the relevance of this problem! I exaggerate a little, of course, but the point I explained correctly - very often during the injection of trenbolone, symptoms of small thromboembolism of pulmonary arterioles are felt. Inhalation pain and a painful cough may appear, also in the throat you might feel a chemical taste. There are several opinions why this side effect happens. The next version seems more proper to me ... The thing is that the trenbolone drug causes the production of prostaglandins, biologically active substances in the body, which affect many processes in the body from inflammation to the protection of the gastric mucosa; we will not go deep into details. The production of these substances goes in two ways, in particular with the help of the enzyme lipoxygenase. With intramuscular injection, especially if you get into a sufficiently large vessel, the tren instantly enters the bloodstream and an instant release of lipoxygenase occurs, which leads to bronchial spasms and, accordingly, causes a cough (tren cough). For all the unpleasant moments in this case there is one positive! At least for a specific cough, you can at least somehow judge about the presence of tren concentration in the steroid! There is an opinion that this cough can be avoided or minimized if the tren is mixed with any other steroid in the same syringe during injection (for example, take 1ml of tren and 1ml of prop). With tren cough side effect phenomenon is associated trenbolone - fat burning effect. The thing is that tren promotes the production of not only prostaglandin, but also IGF (insulin-like growth factor), which determines its fat-burning properties, a positive effect on lipid metabolism. It is traditionally believed that this "high-octane" steroid hits primarily the kidneys rather than the liver. Athletes who are taking it in high doses and for a long time often talk about an unusually strong darkening of urine. In some cases, even blood may appear in the urine, which indicates damage to the kidneys. Athletes taking parabolan are usually advised to drink an additional 2 liters of water, as it helps to flush the kidneys. Duration of cycle is not more than 8 weeks. Parabolan much more strongly than testosterone esters suppresses the production of its own testosterone, this is due to its ability to increase significantly the level of progesterone and prolactin. Tren users often suffer from a decrease in libido, prolactin gyno and “deca dick”. Prolactin inhibitors help to solve this side effect. Another unexpected side effect is tren gynecomastia, the appearance of which on the cycle with a non-aromatizing steroid should not appear. However, many users of trenbolone face this problem. Apparently this is due to the raw material from which tren is made and which contains estradiol. Means, in its finished form, trenbolone contains a "female" hormone. And none of aromatase inhibitors cannot be bring down such tren gyno. Therefore, at the first signs of gynecomastia, I recommend to load with antiestrogens (Toremifene, for example), which deal well with this disease. Also should be mentioned that trenbolone affects (inhibits) the production of thyroid hormones. Taking triiodothyronine with tren is not advisable, but T4 is possible. All other androgenic side effects of trenbolone, which are appears in the form of oily skin, acne, hair loss with hereditary exposure and high blood pressure, do not need any comments. Conclusion Trenbolone does not suit users whose weight is a little more than a bag of potatoes, tren is the prerogative of experienced athletes who, over the years of pharma use, managed to “work out” other weaker steroids and built up a decent muscle mass suitable for further improvement. "Newbies" better to refuse from taking this strongest steroid. Trenbolone is a professional level steroid. Tren is necessary for bodybuilders who are preparing for competitions and whose mass is above one hundred kg. In powerlifting tren is necessarily for hard training in the pre-competitive period, its combination with testosterone gives brutal strength gains without a significant increase in mass.
Testosterone Blend One of the most interesting topics in the sports pharmacology is the composite steroids mix, which are very popular everywhere now. Most of all athletes and bodybuilders loves different testosterone compounds that exist great variety. Testosterone Blend (Sustanon) - is a mixture of different testosterone esters, which vary from each other by the half-life period and are dissolved in one oil substance. The man who first thought through to mix several testosterone esters into one can be considered as a genius. Creating a composite preparation, we kill several “birds with one bullet” at once: 1) alliance of the advantages of short-life esters (rapid increase in effect) and long-life esters (duration of effect). 2) enhancing the action of testosterone blend due to the “alignment” of the hormonal background. Esters are released into the blood at different speed and reach their peak concentration at the different times, i.e. the steroid does not have a classic half-life. Instead, it has several “peaks”, which allows the user to successfully deal with the so-called steroid “holes” (“dips”) on the cycle. 3) a lot of different experiments with the frequency of injections and the amount of substance, which directly depend on the goals of the athlete and the level of his pharmacological "professionalism". As already mentioned above, there is a huge amount of different testosterone blends on the global “black” market. Such “mixtures” are produced both by official pharmaceutical corporations (for the needs of veterinary and “human” medicines), as well as by numerous underground manufacturers. In this article I will try to give a brief summary of the "black" market of testosterone blends, as well as make a detailed description of our "native" composites - Sustanon and Omnadren. I will dwell on several representatives of testosterone composites in more detail ... Testoviron A very interesting product manufactured by Schering is a propionate and enanthate mix, a kind of predecessor of Sustanon ... only two-component. It quickly gets into the system due to propionate ester and acts for a rather long time, due to enanthate ester. Sustanon 100 Didn’t expect?! And this can be find in market as well ... Sustanon 100 is a low-dose version of Sustanon 250 from Organon. As in the main version, several esters, and quick and slow, are used in this mix. But in Sustanon 100 there is no "long" ester of testosterone decanoate, which in actually didn’t affect the properties of the steroid, it still has a long absorption time than cypionate or enanthate. One milliliter of Sustanon 100 contains: 20mg Testosterone Propionate40mg Testosterone Phenylpropionate40mg Isocapronate Testosterone All the properties that have Enanthate, Cypionate or Sustanon 250 has and Sustanon 100. The regular men dosage is 200-600 mg per week. All positive and negative properties are equal to those of the enanthate. Triolandren Triolandren is a combination of testosterone esters manufactured by Novartis and containing propionate, n-valerate and testosterone undecylenate in a concentration of 250 mg/ml. Such “fast” and “slow” esters mix makes this steroid very similar to Sustanon. In both cases, the action lasts about 3 to 4 weeks after the injection. In one 1 ml ampoule of triolandrene contains: Testosterone Propionate 20mgTestosterone n-Valerate 80mgTestosterone Undecylenate 150mg For bodybuilding purposes, triolandrene and Sustanon do not differ in the method of use. Triolandren is a rare steroid on the black market. It is manufactured just in two countries, Egypt and Taiwan. Deposteron As I already mentioned veterinary drugs also present among testosterone blends and Deposteron is one of them. It contains the following combination of esters: testosterone acetate 12mg, testosterone valerate 12mg, and testosterone undecanoate 36mg, with a total concentration of 60 mg/ml. Each vial contains 10ml of the testosterone mix, and in the packaging, it comes 12 vials. This is the only steroid containing testosterone valerate. Valerate ester half-life is about two times longer than propionate ester. The Mexican company Syntex produce Deposteron. We can say that this is another low-dose Sustanon. It’s very inconvenient to use Deposteron due to a low concentration of the active substance that leads to a frequent injections, but this disadvantage can be interpreted as an advantage if you use it as a steroid for local injections. Test 400 This is one of the most highly concentrated androgens manufactured by Denkall Corporation. It contains testosterone propionate 25mg, testosterone cypionate 187mg and testosterone enanthate 188mg in one milliliter, which in total gives 400mg. Test 400 is differ with quite strong injection pain as to dissolve such an amount of active ingredient in oil, specialists had to use a huge amount of benzyl alcohol. Therefore, the use of this sust is not the most pleasant feeling at the injection site. Test 400 is actively used in bodybuilding and powerlifting, it is a constant component of the pharmaceutical set of many professional athletes who are forced to inject “liters” of oil solutions every day. It is not very clear why it was necessary to mix cypionate and enanthate in one steroid, which in essence are almost the same ester. But apparently for the creators of Test 400, the difference in the length of the ester chain per molecule seemed to be a fundamental difference and a serious basis for creating this marvelous compound. Equitest If you think that you already know everything, are well educated in the sport pharmacology and it is already impossible to surprise you, then you are mistaken - I will bring to your attention another product of animal medicine produced by the veterinary corporation WDV Pharma (Myanmar). Equitest is one of the most multiple esters testosterone blend. The steroid contains as many as 7 different testosterone esters: acetate, propionate, phenylpropionate, capronate, enanthate, cypionate and decanoate. Such a large number of different esters gives Equitest one small advantage over other composites - a greater number of "steroid peaks", which allows you to keep the hormonal background on a cycle more smooth and almost do not feel hormonal "dips". The concentration is 200 mg/ml, and is available in 6ml vials. One ml of the drug contains: Testosterone Acetate 10mgTestosterone Propionate 30mgTestosterone Phenylpropionate 20mgTestosterone Capronate 20mgTestosterone Enanthate 40mgTestosterone Cypionate 20mgTestosterone Decanoate 60mg Also there are other exotic, underground steroids (mainly from Asian), which include 8 - 10 testosterone esters, including such a rare ester as laurate. Now let's talk about those testosterone mixtures that can be bought in pharmacy. The choice of such steroids is limited, currently only Omnadren and Sustanon are available. Let's consider each of them in more detail. Sustanon 250 Sustanon 250 is a combination of testosterone esters manufactured by Organon, which is one of modern pharmaceuticals giants. This steroid contains propionate, phenylpropionate, isocapronate, decanoate. It was created for quick and long action. One milliliter of Sustanon 250 contains: testosterone propionate 30mgtestosterone phenylpropionate 60mgisocapronate testosterone 60mgtestosterone decanoate 100mg What is Sustanon? Sustanon is the most popular testosterone compound in the world. It is used in bodybuilding and other sports disciplines. The main advantage and the main reason for its popularity lies in the special pharmacokinetics of Sustanon: the esters are released into the blood at different speeds and reach their peak concentration at the different times. As a result, we have a more balanced hormonal background and a smoother inclusion into the work than with single-component testosterone esters (enanthate, for example). By its main performance characteristics, Sustanon is very similar to other prolonged-acting testosterone esters (see the article “Testosterone Enanthate”). Sustanon is a strong androgen that has a significant anabolic effect on the user's body. This steroid is optimal for fast muscle building and increase strength. However, there are a number of distinguishing features that highlight Sustanon among other "long" test esters: Sustanon comes into operation almost instantly and acts in the body for several weeks. Sustanon causes less water retention in the body when compared with other prolongators. This is due to the presence of a “fast” propionate and an “average length” ester - phenylpropionate in the blend, as well as the pharmacokinetics properties of the steroid. Personally, I feel a lot of retention from Enanthate, and quite less when using Sustanon. The use of Sustanon in most cases there is a powerful manifestation of signs of gynecomastia, which in the case of the same enanthate injections, is in a much more “mild” form. This is a consequence of the heterogeneous composition of the steroid and the presence of several "peaks" during the work of Sustanon in the athlete's body. This side effect is easily can be avoided by taking nolvadex or anastrozole during the cycle. Sustanon injections should be more frequent than cypionate for example. Again, this is due to the feature of the four components of the steroid in the athlete's body. It is advisable to do at least two injections per week, and preferably three. This can be considered controversial, because many reputable builders think differently and argue that Sustanon should be injected once a week, not more often. As in, this way can achieve a special "explosive" effect, which occurs with the accumulation of a certain amount of active substance in the user's blood. Personally, I adhere to the first point of view and consider more frequent injections the best option. Dosage and combination with other AAS Like any other testosterone ester, Sustanon is a “basic” steroid, i.e. at the heart of any more or less serious cycle this universal blend can be used. The range of acceptable dosages is surprisingly wide - from 250 mg to 2 g per week. Typically, new users inject 250 mg per week, athletes with experience from 500 mg to 1000 mg per week, pros from 1 g per week and above. Sustanon goes well with almost all AAS. Usually for a bulking cycle, it is used in combinations with Dbol, Deca and Anadrol. For cutting cycle, it will be better to use Sustanon in combinations with Turinabol, Winstrol, Anavar, Trenbolone, Primobolan. I can offer the following cycle schemes one of the components of which will be Sustanon For newbies: Sustanon 250mg per week + Turinabol 40mg per day. Cycle length is 6-8 weeks. The last two or three weeks of the cycle we cancel Sustanon and smoothly swipe on short ester (propionate 50 mg every other day + Winstrol 50 mg per day); Sustanon 250mg per week + Anavar 50mg per day. Cycle lenght is 6-8 weeks. The last two or three weeks of the cycle we cancel Sustanon and smoothly swipe on short ester (propionate 50 mg every other day + Anavar 50 mg per day). Advanced users with few cycle behind: Sustanon 250 mg once every five days + Methandienone 40 mg per day. Cycle length is 6-8 weeks. The last two or three weeks of the cycle we stop Sustanon and smoothly swipe on short ester (propionate 100 mg every other day + turinabol 50 mg per day); Sustanon 500mg per week + Nandrolone 200mg per week. Cycle length is 6-8 weeks. The last two or three weeks of the cycle we stop taking Sustanon and smoothly swipe on short ester (propionate 100 mg every other day + Winstrol 50 mg every other day). For advanced athletes: Sustanon 750mg per week + Anadrol 50mg-100mg per day. Cycle length is 6-8 weeks. The last two or three weeks of the cycle we stop using Sustanon and smoothly swipe on short ester (propionate 50 mg every other day + Winstrol 50 mg per day). Sustanon 1000mg per week + Trenbolone 300mg per week. Cycle length is 6-8 weeks. The last two or three weeks of the cycle we cancel Sustanon and smoothly swipe on short ester (propionate 100 mg every other day + Winstrol 50 mg every other day). Sustanon side effects If we talk about Sustanon side effects, then it almost completely coincides with testosterone enanthate side effects, although side effects of testosterone blend are much less common among users than among fans of single-ester steroids. . Depending on the dosage, a person using Sustanon may experience the usual androgen-related side effects: such as acne, sexual superstimulation, oily skin, increased hair loss, decreased production of sex hormones and temporary sterility, increased water retention and gynecomastia. Sustanon is practically non-toxic to the liver (as well as other testosterone esters), a slight increase in liver parameters can occur only at very high "working" doses of the steroid, after the cancellation of the blend, the indicators return to normal. Omnadren 250 Omnadren can be called as the younger brother of Sustanon. Omnadren contains the same amount of propionate, phenylpropionate and isocapronate, which contains Sustanon. The only difference instead of decanoate Omnadren contains capronate. One milliliter of the steroid contains: 30mg testosterone propionate60 mg testosterone phenylpropionate60 mg isocapronate testosterone100mg testosterone capronate (more recently, instead of capronate decanoate) In general, Omnadren has the same performance indicators (advantages and disadvantages) as Sustanon. However, there are some differences, which we will discuss below. The main property of Omnadren is faster absorption and shorter duration of action. Omnadren is “faster” and “shorter” than the Sustanon, due to this, Omnadren aromatizes faster. As mentioned above, in Sustanon, is used a longer ester - decanoate, and in Omnadren shorter ester - capronate which explains the difference in the terms of “service” of the steroid. The goal of creating Omnadren was the same as with Sustanon, to achieve the most rapid act of the steroid and to prolong its activity in the body to the maximum. Power potency of Omnadren can be compared with the same power of Sustanon and test Enanthate. This is a strong androgen, which is perfect bulking and strength cycles, and also can be used to create relief from already gained muscles (with the right chosen frequency of injections and the amount of substance per week). The working dosage range is the same as in case of Sustanon from 250 mg - 1000 mg per week to huge values (if a “professional bodybuilder” takes the steroid). There possibility of combinations with other steroids are almost uncountable. All "mixes", built on Sustanon base, can be replaced with Omnadren. Omnadren is often combined in cycles with Deca, Dianabol, Anapolon, Trenbolone. Users who take care about their health and are afraid of Methandienone like a fire, and consider trenbolone to be the worst evil, can combine Omnadren with “soft” steroids such as Turinabol, Boldenone, Masteron, Oxandrolone, Primobolan. Omnadren Side Effects are also completely the same as the side effects of Sustanon and Enanthate. All that I listed in the article about Enanthate and Sustanon can be attributed to Omnadren, although a terrible acne can occur as the result of using Omnadren. In this case it’s not like individual pimples often occur, but many small dots are there, as if the athlete had an allergy. Personally, this phenomenon almost did not affect me, but many of my friends, injecting Omnadren, suffered from this side effect. This side effect can be avoided or minimized if you cut off simple carbohydrates on the cycle (follow a diet) and periodically getting tan. It is difficult to say what explains this “uncleanness” of Omnadren ... perhaps on the manufacturer of Omnadren lack elementary sterility and purity, which affects the quality of injection solutions. We should also talk about the lumps that remain after injections of omnadren. This is a common occurrence; lumps and various inflammations is not something unexpected for athletes who from time to time inject various substances of dubious origin into their asses. However, what I could observe on my buttocks during the omnadren cycle made me regret the little money I spent on this drug at the local pharmacy — my ass was never so bumpy. These lumps are apparently the result of very thick oil poured into ampoules. For the above reason, I do not recommend stabbing omnadren in the deltas - only in the ass!
All about Boldenone Undecylenate (Equipoise). For two reasons, boldenone is very popular among athletes and bodybuilders. It’s a wonderful anabolic steroid well known long time and are used by all bodybuilders and athletes which are appreciate the uniqueness of this pharmaceutical steroid. Boldenone was created exclusively for the needs of veterinary medicine and was originally intended to increase the mass of horses, cows to improve the appetite and general condition of domestic animals. The long-term successful veterinary practice of using equipoise in the field of animal finally attracted the attention of professional bodybuilders who appreciated the miraculous effect of this drug on their bodies. In general, we know many cases when veterinary pharmaceutical steroids migrated from the field of animals to the sphere of people “treatment” (trenbolone, for example). There are also examples of reverse “classification” of steroids - for a very long time nandrolone has been used to “humanize” animals (that is, vice versa). Over the past ten years, a lot of theoretical and practical information has accumulated on the use of boldenone and on the features of its effect on the athlete's body. In my article, I will try to systematize and summarize everything that has been written about this anabolic in numerous publications. Here is what William Llewellyn writes about Boldenone Undecylenate in his (Anabolics 2006): Equipoise is a strong anabolic steroid, with moderate androgenic properties. Undecylenate ester significantly lengthens the period that steroid is in the blood (undecylenate is longer than the decanoate by one carbon atom). The androgenic index of boldenone is 50; anabolic index - 100; estrogenic activity is low; progestogen activity is low. As you know, everything is known by comparison - so in order to better understand the mechanism of boldenone, it is necessary to compare its effect with the other androgenic and anabolic steroids. Here's what are written about the similarity of Equipoise and Methandienone: Even at first look, even if not very closely, on the molecules of methandrostenolone and boldenone undecylenate, you can see that they are not just similar. If we discard the methyl group in the 17th position in the first case and the ether chain in the same position in the second, then these molecules will become absolutely identical. I admit, such an identity for a long time confused many experts who considered boldenone undecylenate to be an injection analogue of “Methandienone”. In fact, it is very far from the truth. The methyl group at position 17 changes the dimensional structure of the methandrostenolone molecule and as much changes the properties of the steroid. In addition, it must be taken into consideration that Dianabol loses this methyl group with great difficulty - in two or even three passes through the liver. That’s despite the fact that boldenone should, in theory, aromatize more, the “rating” of its aromatization is much lower than the same “rating” of Dianabol - this is the first difference between the steroids . The second, not less important, is the almost complete inability of methandrostenolone to stabilize (activate) the androgen receptor. The causer here, again, is the same methyl group. Boldenone stabilizes the androgen receptor not just well - here it comes very close to nandrolone. The only, in fact, that indicates a close relationship between boldenone and methandrostenolone is its ability to stimulate appetite. By the way, this makes boldenone very attractive for a bulking cycle, although the use of its cheaper “brother” is much more preferable here. Most authors note also similarities between boldenone and testosterone: Boldenone is similar to testosterone, the difference between their molecules is only in the presence of an additional double bond between positions 1 and 2 (ring A). But this difference is the one which making this drug universal - thanks to the mentioned double bond, boldenone is practically not affected by the enzyme 5 -? - reductase. Let me remind you 5 -? - reductase promotes the conversion of testosterone to a much more powerful dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT not only stabilizes the androgen receptor better, it differs to a certain extent from testosterone in its own properties. So, we can say that 5 -? - reductase changes the properties of the primary material. So, the properties of boldenone remain constant and unchanged, doesn’t matter who takes the steroid - this is what makes it universal. Boldenone Undecylenate can be considered as a softer version of testosterone. Indeed, the way how do they act in the system, to a certain extent, seems that both stabilize the androgen receptor well, both have non-genomic activity, although this property is much better expressed in testosterone. Another difference - the ability to increase the synthesis of muscle fibers of IGF-1 under the influence of even high doses of boldenone wasn’t noticed. Very interesting is a comparison of nandrolone and equipoise: Strangely but Boldenone Undecylenate turned out to be closest in its properties to nandrolone. Despite the dissimilarity of the molecular structures of these two steroids, both equipose and nandrolone have approximately the same addiction to aromatize (while, naturally, the difference is that the conversion of nandrolone to estradiol occurs without the participation of the aromatase enzyme). Moreover, the androgen receptor stabilization time for these steroids is approximately the same. Many experts recommend nandrolone and equipoise to be used separately one as a replacement of other and not as a mix of both of them in a cycle. In my opinion, this is not entirely justified and that is why. 5 -? - reductase converts nandrolone into dihydronandrolone, a much weaker substance with regard to the androgen receptors activation. Considering that equipoise is not subject to transformation with the help of 5 -? - reductase, can be considered as a more powerful steroid than nandrolone. In addition, boldenone undecylenate has expressed, although not as strong and clearly as its "brother" methandrostenolone, non-genomic activity, which is not the case with nandrolone. That is another plus for equipoise. On the other hand, nandrolone has quite expressed progestogenic activity, which already allows it to overtake boldenone in terms of weight gain, although not so significantly. To enhance the "mass-gaining effect" of boldenone undecylenate in veterinary practice it is combined with a substance such as methandriol dipropionate. Application and combination of Equipoise Equipoise undecylenate can be included both in bulking cycle and in drying cycle as well. There are a lot of options for using boldenone undecylenate, we will focus on the main and most, in our opinion, effective. Usually newbies to pharma need to inject 300 mg - 600 mg of the steroid per week, for experienced athletes the working dosage starts from 600 mg to 1.5 g per week. Since boldenone almost does not aromatize and does not have progestogen activity, and also has a very long half-life, so for gaining good muscles it is ideal to combine equipoise with long esters and composite testosterone (enanthate, cypionate, omnadren, sustanon). Here, the property of equipoise to increase appetite is very good. To optimize such a cycle in addition to testosterone you can take methandienone (dosage of 30 mg - 50 mg per day), turinabol (dosage of 40 mg - 60 mg per day), anadrol (dosage of 50 mg - 150 mg per day - this is an option for advanced athletes with good pharma background). Here is one of the options for mass gain: Equipoise 600mg per week; Enanthate 500mg per week; Methandienone 40 mg per day; cycle length - 8 weeks. Quite often, boldenone undecylenate is used on bulking cycles as a replacement of nandrolone, because it does not inhibit the production of endogenous testosterone as much as nandrolone ... and, unlike the latter, is not a progestin. In some publications, another interesting property of boldenone is mentioned: it stimulates the release of erythropoietin in the kidneys, which leads to an increase in the number of red blood cells. This property is important for representatives of those sports where athlete endurance is at the forefront. However, for bodybuilders this property is not so insignificant; one of the mechanisms of muscle growth is based on an increase of the number of capillaries in the muscle. Yes, and increasing venous, especially in before the competition is an important thing. Now let’s talk about the main purpose of boldenone undecylenate - “drying and preparation” of bodybuilders. Although equipoise is not suitable for pre-competitive drying cycle of athletes, since when using it, it is not possible to avoid even a little water retention in the body, because the drug is still subject to slight aromatization. Therefore, equipoise is ideal to become ready for the beach season, when you want to shine with six packs and show good venous muscle body. Drying cycle which is based on boldenone, may also include trenbolone, winstrol (injectable or tablet), testosterone propionate, turinabol, masteron, oxandrolone and, in some cases, primobolan. In order to make it easier for the reader to imagine what such cycles are like, here are two options. 1. Boldenone 800mg per week + Sustanon 500mg per week, all this for 10 weeks. Also, the first 6-8 weeks you can take Turinabol 40mg per day. After ten-week “loading phase” with equipoise and testosterone, we switch to a four-week “output” on short propionate in a weekly dosage of 500 mg. 2. Boldenone Undecylenate 600mg per week + Testosterone enanthate 400-500g per week - this is the first part of the cycle for a period of 8-10 weeks; during this period, you can take Dianabol as well in the dosage of 40-50 mg per day. Then the standard "output" on the testosterone propionate. Equipoise Side Effects About such great anabolic, the following can be read in the specialized sport and medicine literature: The double bond between 1 and 2 carbon atoms is responsible for many Equipoise properties. First of all, it inhibits the process of aromatization (conversion to estrogen) of the steroid. When compared with testosterone, the conversion level of boldenone is twice lower. Athletes almost never notice such side effects of boldenone which is related to estrogen (gynecomastia, edema, increased pressure), even if the dosage reaches 1 g per week. This means that during Equipoise cycle there is no need to take antiestrogens. The same double bond provides the Equipoise resistance to the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. This enzyme converts a small amount of boldenone to dihydroboldenone, which is a powerful anabolic. Therefore, the drug practically does not cause such androgenic side effects as baldness, acne, prostate hypertrophy, etc., and less inhibits the production of own testosterone in the body. Low androgenic activity allows female athletes to use equipoise. Virilization phenomena occur quite rarely, compared with other steroids. Boldenone is one of the few injectable drugs that can be used in female's bodybuilding with the less risk of side effects. Theses: 1. Athletes have been using this “veterinary wonder” for many years, due to which some experience has been gained of its use in bodybuilding and other sports disciplines. 2. It can be said that boldenone is an “ideal” anabolic, which has a wide range of possible uses in sports practice and does not have those side effects that other “heavy” anabolic steroids possess (for example deca). 3. Boldenone Undecylenate is almost doesn’t have aromatization, which allows it to be classified as a “soft” steroid (in the same “safe” category of AS you can find Primobolan, Oxandrolone, Masteron, Winstrol). You can use equipoise not on pre-competitive "drying" cycle, because Boldenone, although minimally, but retains water, here we talk about "bringing" muscle mass. 4. Boldenone has the ability to stabilize (activate) the androgen receptor, which makes it similar to nandrolones. It also has another interesting feature - the ability to stimulate appetite, which makes it very similar to testosterone and dianabol. These two characteristics make boldenone a good helper in the fight for muscle mass, i.e. perhaps his participation in the bulking cycles. 5. Boldenone is a steroid for “cautious” users who care about their health, and for beginners. If you already have a dozen cycles behind which included “heavy” ASS, then you will almost not feel the effect of using Equipoise, while beginning user can truly appreciate all the benefits of this “soft” steroid. 6. The working dosage for beginners is from 300 mg to 600 mg per week, for athletes with experience from 600 mg to 1000 mg. I recommend that experienced pharma users do not put less than 1g per week - it makes no sense. 7. Boldenone is almost non-toxic to the liver. 8. The drug almost does not cause such androgenic side effects as baldness, acne, prostatic hypertrophy, etc. 9. Boldenone stimulates the release of erythropoietin in the kidneys, which leads to an increase in the number of red blood cells. Such a property is important for those sports representatives where athlete endurance is at the forefront, i.e. not only bodybuilders, but also athletes can use equipoise. 10. Synonyms for boldenone - Equipoise, Ganabol, Boldesten, Boldabol. There are several negative points when using this steroid: 1) Blood rheology worsens, hematocrit grows due to increased production of red blood cells under the action of boldenone. Perhaps on boldenone cycle, you will have to drink pentoxifylline, which prevents the aggregation of red blood cells. 2) In many users bodies Boldenone acts as an aromatase inhibitor, due to which the conversion of Testosterone to Estrogens decreases, therefore monitoring of estradiol levels on the cycle is prevented so that this hormone does not go to zero. 3) Equipoise has a very long half-life, so it is very long “output” from the body after cancellation. Accordingly, there might be a situation when you have to wait more than a month after the last injection to start PCT.
What is Stanozolol? Stanozolol or Winstrol is an anabolic steroid made from testosterone with several molecular changes that give its unique properties. It comes both in tablet and in injection form. Bodybuilders and athletes put Stanozolol on the third place after Testosterone and Trenbolone among the best anabolic steroids. For most athletes, this is also a cheaper alternative to Anavar. Stanozolol became known in different sport disciplines back in 1988. In that year in Seoul were Summer Olympic Games, in which Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson set a world record. The athlete ran 100 meters in 9.79 seconds. Later was found out that he used Stanozolol of the Korean manufacturer JW Pharmaceutical. As a result, Olympic champion title was deprived from the athlete. Features of Stanozolol Action Stanozolol was founded back in 1959. In UK, the Winthrop Lab were selling a prescription steroid. Later in 1961, the American company Sterling bought a patent for Stanozolol for US market, where it became known as Winstrol. In those days, Stanozolol (Winstrol) was used for treatment diseases associated with tissues and muscles. Experts from the asngear.biz store noted that steroid was used as well to treat burns and osteoporosis. Winstrol also was prescribed for children with growth delay. There was an opinion that the drug helps in the treatment of anemia, but later on, it proved that it is not. Nowadays Stanozolol is used in the treatment of hereditary angioedema, which causes swelling of the face, limbs, genitals, intestinal walls and throat. Winstrol as a medication can help to reduce the frequency of mentioned side effects. Bodybuilders and athletes around the world choose stanozolol because of its reputation as a safe steroid that does not harm body a lot. However, you need to remember that any chemicals in general destroy the body. So how does Stanozolol work? Bodybuilders usually use anabolic steroids to build quality muscles and to burn extra body fat. Stanozolol is not an exception. It plays a very important role, because it does not allow water to accumulate in the muscles, which is important on “drying”. As known, a certain amount of the testosterone can turn into estrogen, which can lead to a water retention. However, the amount of testosterone in Stanozolol is considered minimal, which does not lead to such effects. That’s why men should not be afraid of such side effects as gynecomastia. Winstrol slightly affects the increase in strength and muscle mass. As an anabolic, Stanozolol is obviously losing to testosterone in effectiveness, so some athletes use other anabolic steroids for these purposes. However, bodybuilders and other athletes who need to add strength and muscle mass without increasing the body fat choose Winstrol. Experts also noted that Stanozolol also improves erythrocyte production in the body. These are red blood cells that help transport oxygen to every part of the body, including muscles. And as you know, oxygen helps muscles to recover faster. For this reason, many endurance athletes, such as cyclists or athletic champions, prefer to use this steroid to enhance their performance. Stanozolol reduces the amount of globulin and increases the effectiveness of other steroids. It has special ability and a high degree of stimulation of protein and collagen synthesis in the body. Female athletes choose Stanozolol because it provides anabolic effect (muscle building) with minimal androgenic effects. For example, such as voice changes. In addition, the potential of Winstrol to burn fat also makes it the most preferred among female bodybuilders. Useful properties of the fat burner Stanozolol: Improving blood production, building muscles and bones.Increased stamina.Burns fat.Increases appetite. In addition, animal studies have shown that Stanozolol from the ASNGear online store not only improves muscle growth, but also increases bone density and stimulates appetite. How to use stanozolol? As mentioned previously, Stanozolol comes in the form of tablets and injections. An interesting fact about Stanozolol - both forms use the same raw material, so the injection version can be taken orally. The recommended dosage of Stanozolol tablets is 50-100 mg per day for men and 5-10 mg per day for women. In the injectable form, the dosage to take is 25-50 mg per day for men and 20 mg every 4 days for women. Winstrol Cycle for men usually is 6-8 weeks, for women 4-6 weeks. But the maximum dose is not recommended for more than 10 days. Some advanced athletes even increase the duration of the cycle to 10-12 weeks. There are many variations in Stanozolol use. This unique steroid is usually taken with Oxandrolone, Kardarin and N2 Guard. Most athletes also combine Stanozolol with Dianabol, Halotestin, Testosterone Propionate, Testosterone Enanthate, Anadrol and Primobolan. In addition, Trenbolone and Halotestin will perfectly complement Stanozolol during cutting cycle. Very rarely, Stanozolol is used together with Boldenone, Nandrolone decanoate, Methenolone Enanthate. Pills or injections? Most often, bodybuilders use stanozolol injections. At the same time, they note that because Injectable Winstrol is a suspension it is quite. Bodybuilders make injections into specific muscles -biceps, triceps, deltoid or calf, because in this case, there will be better muscle relief. It is also because the active substance does not always have reach all muscle groups, which is why injections are done in certain muscles, and not just in the buttocks. Another advantage of injections is less stress on the liver. Stanozolol tablets easily “pass” through the liver, which also indicates their efficiency. The half-life of oral Stanozolol is 4–5 hours, while the half-life of an injectable form is 18–24 hours. The active substance can also be detected in the body within 2 months after stopping the steroid cycle. Always remember that you should not take a double dose per day, even if the athlete missed one. Side effects when using Stanozolol Long Stanozolol cycle or high dosage, as well as with other steroids, can lead to side effects, such as decreased libido, impotence, testicular atrophy, infertility, chronic priapism, insomnia, frequent erection, baldness, epididymitis and irritation of the bladder (in men over 45), headache pain. Female athletes’ side effects from Stanozolol - an increase in the clitoris, irregular menstruation, hirsutism. Also still sometimes voice can change. Athletes may also experience an allergic reaction - shortness of breath, swelling of the lips, tongue or face. In addition, sometimes bodybuilders have swollen hands or feet, especially ankles. Another common side effect is acne on the face, back, arms, and chest. Bodybuilders often experience joints pain that are felt as "dry." Still, despite the fact that the liver withstands this steroid well, it can still react poorly, like on all oral steroids and sometimes injectable as well. In rare cases, liver problems caused by Stanozolol led to the death of an athlete. Here we are talking about cancer, liver necrosis, as well as bleeding in the liver.
How to choose a steroid cycle for a beginner? Dear customers, I’ll try to explain as easy as possible how to choose the best first steroid cycle for a beginner in pharma world. On our site you can find different combinations of popular cycles for beginners with detailed descriptions and instructions for use, but how to choose the best steroid cycle for you personally from all this? I hope that after reading this article, many questions will disappear and we will have less work with consultations and more time for the prompt formation and sending of your parcels. If you are a pro, then you won’t find anything new in this article. I also do not recommend reading it to those who do not want to trouble themselves with a strict diet, training and sleep disciplines, but want to receive miraculous pills that will give a gain of + 10 kg on the cycle without proper training and nutrition plan. For whom is the first steroid cycle will be good: Male persons over 21 years old with an experience of more than two years in the gym, emotionally balanced, active lifestyle and financially independent. What needs to be done before the cycle? What do you need to know before your cycle? Before the first steroid cycle, it would be good to know your body condition. For this you will need to pass medical tests. Liver tests: ALT, AST, GGT, ALP, fractional bilirubin, total protein, albumin Hormonal analyzes: FSH, LH, Free testosterone, SHBG, Prolactin, Progesterone, Estradiol. What means each result for a healthy male, you can find in the network, I will not stop on this in details. You should understand what are the proper diet and workout on the cycle. Look through the right literature or thematic resources on regarding these questions. You will need to buy all necessarily sport nutrition such as amino, glutamine, protein, omega 3 etc. It will be necessarily needed on the cycle. Depending on the chosen first steroid cycle and test results, you may need additional drugs for the steroid cycle and PCT (anastrozole, dostinex, halosas, karsil, liv52, etc.). Better to get them in advance. Refuse from any alcohol and drugs especially while on steroid cycle. Choosing a first steroid cycle for yourself! For the beginning we will start only with the oral steroids cycle without any injection. Since many newbies do not like injections and often ask us to make a cycle only based on pills. In the future we are planning to add injection based steroid cycles for beginners, but at the moment we will talk about 6 oral cycles. I will try to briefly describe the advantages and disadvantages of each cycle below and explain to whom it can be suitable. For a more detailed understanding, go to the description for each steroid cycle and read. 1) Oxandrolone Solo Cycle. This is the safest cycle of all possible and the only one that is allowed to use by age group 18-20 years and women. And here is why: oxandrolone does not aromatize (there is no risk of having gyno on the cycle), it slightly suppresses the production of your own testosterone, and practically does poison the liver. At the same time, oxandrolone solo cycle is quite powerful and gives a significant increase in strength, endurance and drying effect. Do not expect impressive weight gains; maximum you can get 1-2 kg of high-quality muscles. At the same time, due to fat burning effect and good relief show up, you will look quite “pumped up”. Perhaps the only and main minus of oxandrolone cycle is the price. For it you have to pay 220-230 $ per full cycle. So, the cycle is suitable first of all: adolescents 18-20 years old who wants to start their first steroid cycle women athletes athletes in power / speed sport disciplines (athletics, martial arts, etc.) to everyone who wants to start his first pharma experience and is ready to overpay, only to avoid the risk of side effects. 2) Turinabol Solo Cycle. Optimal for the first course of the drug in terms of price / quality. Turik does not aromatize, affects the liver moderately and a healthy person will have no problems with this. In fact, subject to the training regimen and a competent diet, you can get an increase in high-quality muscle mass of 2-4 kg (you are not flooded with methane and anapolone), an increase in strength indicators and endurance. The cycle is ideal: athletes in power / velocity sports (athletics, martial arts, etc.)everyone who wants to gain 2-4 kg of lean muscle mass and to increase strength performance 3) Stanozolol Solo Cycle. You should not expect a massive weight gain from stanozolol. It won’t be, the maximum you can count on from the solo cycle is + 2 kg of lean muscles. But there will be a beautiful relief, venous and an increase in strength. Stanozolol Cycle can be called so - a cycle on relief and strength. The steroid doesn’t have any water retention and drying it from the body which has a very negative effect on the joints and ligament, perhaps this is the most important side effect. Therefore, I do not recommend such a cycle for runners, jumpers and martial arts athletes. The risk of injury is too great. The rest should be extremely careful when choosing solo stanozolol cycle. For whom will be good such a steroid cycle: who’s looking to build lean muscles body without big gains, get good venous and increase strength 4) Dianabol Solo Cycle. Methandienone solo cycle is often advised for beginners in order to feel what steroids are, and how do they work. Usually Dianabol is considered as a steroid used in combination with other AAS but as practice shows even as a solo cycle the gains are good enough. With the proper diet and workout, you can gain 3-7 kg, but the muscle gains will not be as dry as on the turinabol and especially stanozolol cycles. After the cycle, you will significantly lose some mass. Although everything is individual here, and what percentage of the gained mass you will lose depends on many factors. To whom Dianabol Solo Cycle is suitable: for people whose budget is limited, but who want to try AAS and gain 3-7 kg of weight
The steroids cycle is associated with high body cost for building muscles. The body is trying to fill up the spending’s of resources with a margin, for this it needs “building material” and time. The basic rule is: you need to get more than spend. Only in this case will happen muscle growth. Without a proper nutrition diet, any course of steroids will be a waste of money and time. From this we have to understand that on cycle you need to adjust your diet. How many calories need to be taken per day on the course? It is well known that a person doing heavy physical activity, on average, spends 2300-3300 kcal per day. Approximately the required number of calories can be calculated by the formula WEIGHT (in kg) * 30 = .... Calories. For example, if your weigh is 80 kg, then you need 80 * 30 = 2400 kcal. This is the approximate minimum energy requirement to maintain your weight. Formula: Your weight (kg) * 30 = sum of calories On the cycle, this amount should be increased by 600-700 kcal. This is the only way when under heavy workount you can maintain a positive energy balance. This formula is not universal and should be adjusted taking into consideration the characteristics of your physique (ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph), daily activity (whether you work with a sledgehammer at work or sitting and working on computer all day). For example, a thin person with high activity at work may add 1000 kcal to his minimum supply of energy and it will go to his plus. A complete endomorph can begin to gain adipose tissue and extra 500 kcal will be more than enough for him. It will take time to know the optimal figures of calories for yourself The optimal diet. The ratio of nutrients: After you have decided on the number of calories you need to take then you have to choose the optimal diet. The optimal ratio of nutrients in your diet will be: proteins - 20-30%carbohydrates - 50-60%fats - 10-20% The best nutrient on the cycle is animal protein. You can find it in maximum concentration in fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products. Calorie list of products can be found on medical and other websites. Protein needs about 2-3 g per kg. body weight. Your task is to collect the required amount of protein from these products on a daily diet. Protein is the main building material for your muscles. It is better to use animal protein, not vegetable protein. If protein is a building material, then carbohydrates are a source of energy. Total carbohydrates, as mentioned earlier, should be 50-60% of the total calories. There are two types of carbohydrates: simple (various sweets) and complex (cereals). Complex(slow) carbohydrates (rice, buckwheat) should be used in the daily diet, but simple(fast) ones can only be used after training for quick recovery. When and how to eat to build mass? Eat more often and in small portions. The optimal number of meals is 6-8 times. The interval between meals should be 2-3 hours. Such a schedule is useful for several reasons: equal ingestion of nutrients throughout the day without recessionsall processes in your body (fat burning, weight gain) with this diet are more intenseability to absorb significantly more protein In the morning we need to eat mainly carbohydrates, in the evening - proteins. Cos in the morning our body needs energy more for the coming day, and in the evening is indeed of building material for our muscles. Especially at night, when our body is at rest, excess energy from carbohydrates will be stored in subcutaneous fat, which is undesirable. Nutrition before, during and after training. Before training, you need to eat only proteins and carbohydrates, and exclude fats. Carbohydrates before exercise are needed to provide the muscles and brain with extra energy. To increase energy tone, take a mix of carbs and protein 30 minutes before the workout (Carbohydrates should be complex). The largest portion of protein and carbs you need to eat after your workout. Before going to bed, take a serving of whey/casein protein drink or cottage cheese. With proper nutrition, the result from the course of steroids will be maximum, without it, any cycle will be a waste of time and money.
10 steps to help you lose 4.5 kg of fat in 5 weeks Do you know what is the most common mistake for beginners? They look at photos of famous bodybuilders and are trying to achieve an impossible task - to lose fat and build up muscle at the same time. Without realizing it, they fall into a circle. To build muscle, you need to eat more, and to lose weight to eat less. The "golden" middle is not here. On an average calorie diet, neither one nor the other really works out. The task seems insoluble. If to eat a lot, then you will add not only muscles, but also fat. If to eat a little, then maybe you will lose weight, but you won’t see huge muscles. Beginners do not even suspect that there are actually two tasks, not one. First you need to gain muscle mass with addition of fat on a high calories diet. And then fight for muscle “relief”. Go on a diet? This is another mistake! If you start eating less, your body will lower its activity based on a lack of energy, and this will also mean a slowdown in the "burning" of fat. Well, you lose a kilogram or two, and then what? In fact, the struggle for "relief" is a tricky thing. We are not going to retell you complicated schemes for calculating calories intake and energy consumption. We have already done all this for you. You just have to follow the program. Following simple and clear instructions, you will make step-by-step changes in your diet, and then you get a guaranteed result: in 5 weeks you lose 4.5 kg of excess fat! STEP 1: Buy a mixer and whey protein. You are gaining weight and can not build muscle just because your diet is a mess. Remember, first you must maintain in the diet the exact proportions between proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Here's the main rule: proteins should account for 40 percent of all daily calories. Well, how to maintain this rule if you absorb protein without counting - in the form of hamburgers, sausages, cheeses, etc.? Try here to calculate these same percentages. Here is the solution: protein powder. You need to mix a daily amount of protein with water or skim milk in a mixer, put it in a big shaker or bottle and take it with you - for study or work. In such case you will double win. First, you consume protein exactly calculated (no more, but no less). Secondly, the fat content in the diet automatically decreases. The secret is that we get fats mainly with natural protein dishes. There is a lot of fat in natural meat, sausage, cheese, etc. In addition, meat is impregnated with fat during frying and stewing. According to statistics, with ordinary food, we get up to 40 percent of all calories from fat. Do you know the rate of fat? Not? No more than 15-20 percent! Take 40 percent of the fat from your daily diet, and you’ll see that there’s a less amount of calories left for protein and carbohydrates. Now you understand why your muscles do not grow? Additional advantages: If you follow our norm of "fat" calories until the last day of life, then most likely you will never earn a heart attack and keep a perfect erection for a long time. It’s clear with the heart, but what does an erection have to do with it? If there is more fat, then excess, undigested fats "clog" the small capillaries, impairing blood flow, and with it the blood supply to the genital organ. Action plan: Week 1: Replace meat dishes with a protein shake every other day. Week 2: Replace all-natural protein with a protein shake. Week 3: Same as week 2. Week 4: Same as week 2. Week 5: Same as week 2. Estimated calorie loss: 7360. This figure is as follows: the standard burger (530 calories) was taken as the basis. You will replace it 32 times in 5 weeks with a protein shake (300 calories). The difference in 230 calories is multiplied by 32 and we get 7360 calories. STEP 2: Instead of soda, juice and beer, drink water Usually up to a third part of all daily calories are in beer, juices and sweet non-alcoholic drinks! Up to a third! We are talking about "empty" useless calories that do not work at all for muscle growth! When the body gets in excess of such a variety of calories, it blocks fat metabolism, i.e. refuses to "burn" fat. In fact, why? There is always a simple and affordable source of energy at hand! Drink only water! At least 8 glasses per day! Additional advantages: "Burning" of fat is accompanied by side formation of toxins. When there are too many of them, the body stops the fat metabolism so as not to poison itself. Water leaches toxins, and the body gives the "go-ahead" to continue the destruction of fats. Action plan: Week 1: Whenever you get pulled by soda, drink a glass of water. Week 2: Same as week 1, but try replacing beer with water too. Week 3: Same as week 2, but replace with fruit juices as well. Week 4: Same as week 3. Week 5: Same as week 3. Estimated calorie loss: 4740. We assume that in 5 weeks, using such scheme, you will replace carbonated drinks like cola (one bottle, 140 calories) with water (0 calories) 13 times, beer (one bottle, 144 calories) 9 times and juices (half-liter package, 270 calories) 6 times. STEP 3: Throw out all the sauces, seasonings and butter from the refrigerator. You don’t even suspect how many calories imperceptibly “slip” into your stomach along with various sauces, seasonings, butter and such products! Moreover, all these calories are of "fat" origin. In addition, all standard sauces from supermarkets are filled with mineral preservatives. To make it simply with salts. And this is a harmful thing! Many of them stop muscle growth! Additional advantages: At the same time, slightly clean the arteries from cholesterol, otherwise they are blocked in some, like old water pipes. Action plan: Week 1: At least 3 times replace the usual sour cream in salads with vegetable oil. Week 2: Keep up the good work, but refuse from mayonnaise and ketchup 4 times more. Week 3: Same as the previous week, and plus, stay away from eating butter for at least three days. Week 4: Dress your salads with two teaspoons of vegetable oil, completely eliminate mayonnaise, ketchup and butter from your diet. Week 5: Same as week 4. Approximate calories loss: 4670. In 5 weeks you will replace regular sour cream (2 tbsp., 138 calories) with vegetable oil (2 tsp., 30 calories) 15 times, without mayonnaise (1 tbsp., 100 calories) 18 times and without butter (1 tbsp., 100 calories) - 11 times. STEP 4: If you only eat 5 times a day, add 2 more meals Don’t get surprised: «How? I understand, I’m trying hard to lose fat in the shortest possible time, and you offer me to eat more?" Yes, you do not understand! We advise you to eat not more, but more often. You have to break the same daily calories volume into 6-7 meals. Frequent snacks activate the entire metabolism, including the “burning” of fat and the growth of muscle tissue. And this is just what you need. Additional advantages: Whenever you "turn on" the digestion process, your body expends energy. This means that with frequent meals, daily calories consumption will increase. You didn’t eat more, which means that the difference between consumption and calories consumption will increase. This means that the rate of "burning" fat will accelerate. Action plan: Week 1: Add another meal without increasing your daily calories intake. Week 2: Add a second extra meal, again staying within your daily allowance. Week 3: Same as week 2. Week 4: Same as week 2. Week 5: Same as week 2. Estimated calorie loss: 4200. Of course, it’s unlikely that you can calculate exactly how many extra calories you will burn in 5 weeks of frequent meals. We proceed from an average of 115 calories per day. STEP 5: Replace regular aerobic training with interval training Since you have accumulated extra pounds of fat, you are definitely missing the usual aerobic load. So, in the next 5 weeks you will train according to this program: 3 aerobic workouts per week by the interval method. Not sure what it is? Then contact your instructor. This is the newest and most effective type of aerobic training! With it, you can “burn” a lot more calories without increasing the duration of your workouts. Additional advantages: Interval training is not as boring as regular aerobic exercises. Action plan: Week 1: Start each workout with a 5-minute workout. Then work 30 seconds with high intensity (85% of the maximum level and even higher), after which - 2 minutes with low (50-60%). Repeat this cycle 4 more times (there should be 5 in total). Finish with a 5-minute "cooling". From the equipment, a treadmill, a rowing machine or a bicycle ergometer are suitable. Week 2: Increase the duration of the intensive phases to 40 seconds. Week 3: Increase the duration of the intensive phases to 50 seconds. Week 4: Reduce the duration of the intensive phases to 35 seconds and do not 5 cycles, but 6. Week 5: Increase the duration of the intensive phases to 45 seconds. Estimated calorie loss: 3980. This is provided that before you did 2 flaccid aerobic workouts a week, and now you will have 3 intense interval workouts. And the difference in energy consumption was obtained by comparing the metabolic rate in both cases. STEP 6: Replace the simple split with three complex workouts We made two 5-weeks programs (one for beginners, the other for intermediate and advanced bodybuilders). They will help you to maintain muscle mass while you will be burning fat. Orientation on must be on complex exercises. They "load" the muscles comprehensively. Well, the more muscle is involved in the work, the more calories you spend. A high intensity training increases the level of lactates in the blood, and this, in turn, stimulates the production of growth hormone. Well, he has one magical quality: he “freezes” muscle volumes. Workouts based on supersets should be done 3 times a week on days free from interval training. Week – Sets - Rep. – Speed – Pause for beginners: 1 2 8-12 3-0-1 60 s 2 2 8-12 3-0-1 55 s 3 2 8-12 3-0-1 50 s 4 3 8-12 3-0-1 60 s 5 3 8-12 3-0-1 55 s for intermediate and advanced level: 1 3 8-12 3-0-1 60 s 2 3 8-12 3-0-1 55 s 3 3 8-12 3-0-1 50 s 4 3 8-12 3-0-1 45 s 5 3 8-12 3-0-1 40 s Approximate calories loss: 4100. This is on the condition that you used to do traditional power split training, and now you will conduct 3 “general” workouts, and even high intensive speed. Exercises are combined into combined sets. First you do a set of one exercise and without rest, a set of another. The last replay in the set you must perform before the "failure", but according to all the rules of technic. The first digit indicates the duration (in seconds) of the lowering phase. The second digit is the time of holding the weight at the end point of the amplitude. The third is the duration of the lifting phase. Between sets and exercises. Exercises for beginners: 1a) "Push" bench from a gray with a medical ball 1b) Pull-ups 2a) Deadlift 2b) Push-ups 3a) Lifting dumbbells for biceps while sitting 3b) French bench press EZ-bar 4a) Twisting on the ball 4b) Extension of the back. For intermediate and advanced level: 1a) "Push" bench press from gray with a barbell 1b) Pull-ups 2a) Deadlift 2b) Dumbbell bench press on the ball 3a) Lifting dumbbells for biceps while sitting 3b) French bench press EZ-bar 4a) Twisting on the ball 4b) Extension of the back STEP 7: Take Multivitamins and Glutamine If you lack some vitamins and minerals, such as chromium, the process of losing weight slows down. As for glutamine, it, thanks to its anti-catabolic properties, will help you maintain muscle mass in conditions of calorie deficiency and interval training. Additional advantages: Glutamine, among other things, strengthens the immune system and has a beneficial effect on the gastrointestinal tract. Action plan: Week 1: Take a multivitamin tablet with minerals once a day. Take 3 grams of glutamine 3 times a day between meals. Week 2: Same as week 1. Week 3: Same as week 1. Week 4: Same as week 1. Week 5: Same as week 1. Estimated Calorieы Loss: -. Here, even approximate figures cannot be given. This measure is designed to support all your other efforts to combat excess fat, so that specific calculations are inappropriate here. STEP 8: In the morning eat - "difficult" carbohydrates, in the evening - "light" In the morning, carbohydrates are absorbed better than in the evening. So, in the morning it is better to predict the intake of such carbohydrates, which the body is not so easy to digest. We are talking about carbohydrates with a high content of dietary fiber. This includes bread, rice, various cereals, potatoes ... The fact is that the body turns undigested carbohydrates into fat. If the efficiency of digestion is high, "extra" carbohydrates, of course, will be less. In the evening, it’s better to eat carbohydrates, which are easily digested - vegetables and fruits. Additional advantages: With this nutrition scheme, you are guaranteed to get the required dose of plant fiber - 30-40 g per day. You can add a poem about the benefits of dietary fiber, but most importantly, they help to lose weight. Action plan: Week 1: Eat "all" complexed carbohydrates (bread, rice, oatmeal, potatoes) in the morning. Salads and vegetables (boiled or steamed) leave for the evening. Week 2: Same as week 1. Week 3: Same as week 1. Week 4: Same as week 1, but align your carbohydrate intake with step 10. Week 5: Same as week 4. Approximate calorie loss: 700. Replacing pasta and potatoes with salads and vegetable dishes in the evenings saves at least 20 calories per day. STEP 9: Make discipline in your lifestyle If your lifestyle cannot be called healthy, no measures like taking multivitamins will help you. Additional advantages: A healthy and sound sleep will have a beneficial effect on all aspects of your life, including family life. Action plan: Week 1: Sleep at least eight hours a day. Week 2: Get enough sleep and take every opportunity to walk. Week 3: Get enough sleep and walk more. And stop worrying about all this nonsense. Week 4: Same as week 3. Week 5: Same as week 3. Approximate calorie loss: 2460. Here again we have problems with counting, although in any case, the importance of this measure for burning excess calories is difficult to overestimate. An hour walk burns about 500 calories, so 2460 calories in five weeks is far from the limit. STEP 10: Last week carbs rotation like a pro builder This "trick" pro athletes apply in preparation for the competition. And you will use it in the final segment of the distance of eight days. So, the first three days - a sharp reduction in carbohydrates, the fourth - an equally sharp increase, and then all the same for the second time. What is the trick? But here's the thing. By limiting yourself in carbohydrates, you not only cut back on calories, but also lower your blood insulin levels. And when insulin is released a little, the body begins to expend fat reserves. When you “boost” your carbohydrate intake again, you will slow down the drop in thyroxine (thyroid hormone) caused by the “carbohydrate deficiency” of the previous days. In addition, psychologically, you kind of reward yourself for a three-day abstinence. Additional advantages: In addition to the saved calories, such a “rotational” diet is also good because it stimulates the thermogenic processes in the body. This will allow you to lose some more fat, although this factor will not affect the total number of "lost" calories as much as others. Action plan: Week 1: Do not change anything. Week 2: Again, don't change anything. Week 3: Do not change anything again. Week 4: Reduce your carbohydrate intake by half on the last day of the week. Week 5: The first two days, continue to eat half the amount of carbohydrates than usual (in terms of calories). On the third day, “boost” carbohydrate intake by 25% above the level at which it was before the start of the “rotation”. (For example, if you used to eat 400 grams of carbohydrates a day, and the previous three days - only 200 grams, then on the fourth day, bring their intake to 500 grams). Repeat the same cycle in the last four days of the program. Approximate calorie loss: 2875. If you consume 2550 calories per day, and 45% of all calories are carbohydrates, then half of these 45% will be almost 575 calories. We multiply this number by 5 (six times by 50% less than the norm and two times by 25% more than the norm) and we will receive almost 3000 calories of "savings". Well, if you also take into account the thermogenic effect of the "rotation" of carbohydrates, you can get exactly 3000. Estimated overall loss in five weeks: 35,000 calories! Fat loss arithmetic. Since 450 grams of fat is equivalent to 3,500 calories, it’s easy to calculate that you need to create a “deficit” of 35,000 calories in the next five weeks to lose 4.5 kilograms of fat. According to our estimates, approximately 70% of the entire "deficit" will be created by reducing calories consumed and 30% by increasing energy consumption. Of course, I would like to distribute these percentages in a slightly different way, say, 60 to 40 or even 50 to 50 ... But we proceeded from the fact that the readers of M&F are already training hard, and so the reserve here is relatively small. Well, 30% is a very real figure that you can get if you make the training more intense. As for reducing caloric intake, then there will be no failure. It is guaranteed by a decrease in the proportion of fat in the diet - from 40% to 15%.