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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What is the Ideal Steroid Dosage to Maximize Fat Loss?

How high a dose of anabolic steroids needed for good acceleration of fat loss?

Even the 500 mg/week dosage level, as a total of all the steroids used in the stack, is sufficient for substantial improvement in fat loss compared to the natural state. There’s some further improvement as the dosage increases to about the 1000 mg/week level.

In a few cases there have been remarkable results with quite low dosages, such as 250 mg/week testosterone or even 9 mg/day Dianabol (as odd as that number is, the specific case really was that amount.) However, that’s unusual, and appears to be correlated with the individuals having somewhat low natural testosterone. Generally, 500 mg/week is a reasonable minimum for a fat-loss steroid cycle.

Whether to lose fat first and then gain muscle, or do it the other way around, will depend on the case. A simple rule of thumb though is to accomplish the personally-easier task first.

For example, if you know you can drop 10 lb of fat relatively easily but adding 10 lb of muscle will be a challenge, then by all means lose the fat in the first few weeks of the cycle, preferably with quite high volume training. Your body will then be in a highly responsive state for muscle gain in the following weeks, due both to the previous high volume training and due to a homeostatic tendency to return to previous weight, in this case with muscle gain. More importantly than any reason why, this simply has been found to work very well.

Or if on the other hand if you find it hard to get much leaner than your present condition but you know you can add the planned amount of muscle in a matter of weeks, then add the muscle first. This will aid in the following fat loss, both because the added muscle increases metabolic rate, and again because of a homeostatic tendency to return to accustomed weight, in this case with fat loss. And again, regardless of reason, this too works very well in practice.

Gaining muscle while losing fat simultaneously can be done, but generally isn’t the optimal approach. Being a possible unintended outcome in some training scenarios, where very intensive programs with intent of maximum strength gains might result in some fat loss despite best efforts at sufficient eating. But as a deliberate plan, most times wouldn’t aim to accomplish both fat loss and muscle gain at the same time in a steroid cycle.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

How to Use Proviron with Steroid Cycles and PCT

How to use Proviron (mesterolone) during steroid cycles, during PCT (post-cycle therapy), and between cycles?

Proviron has no use for anabolic or recovery purposes. It does not aid in building muscle and does not aid in recovering LH production or testosterone production.

It’s an odd fact that it doesn’t aid in building muscle. It’s the only compound of which activates the androgen receptor yet is valueless in this regard. The reason probably is metabolic deactivation in muscle tissue.

What’s not odd is that it’s valueless for helping recovery of natural LH or of testosterone production. No anabolic steroid is able to provide assistance in these regards: instead their effect is generally inhibitory.

There’s disagreement as to whether Proviron simply doesn’t help recover natural hormone levels or whether it actually impedes recovery.

Its effect on LH is difficult to determine because any effect it may have on LH is at most moderate, but LH levels always vary greatly from moment-to-moment. So, if a measurement is a little lower when Proviron is used, is it because Proviron lowered LH, or because the blood draw happened to be at a trough value between blood peaks?

This is quite difficult to determine. One study about 40 or more years ago detected an inhibitory effect on LH levels from 50 mg Proviron per day. The reduction was statistically significant, but levels still averaged in the normal range. On the other hand, a number of scientific studies since have been unable to detect effect of Proviron on LH to statistical significance.

While that probably sounds like a contradiction, not detecting effect to statistical significance is different from detecting that there is no effect.

Unfortunately, authors typically write that there “was” no effect rather than put the matter accurately.

It’s fair to say from the total body of scientific evidence that any inhibitory effect of Proviron on LH production is at most modest. When fully recovered from a cycle, any inhibitory effect from occasional use is of no importance.

During PCT however, was found that Proviron use makes a noticeable adverse difference on recovery.

Proviron formerly had some use during cycles as a weak anti-estrogen, but today, using an anti-aromatase is a much better approach.

Where Proviron can provide a use is in the feeling of having good androgen levels, and in enhancing erectile performance in some instances. In terms of physical appearance, sometimes it can enhance apparent hardness or vascularity.

It’s fine to use Proviron occasionally between cycles, if enjoying its use for any reason. There’s no exact needed dose, but for example 50 mg is a typical dose to take occasionally. There’s no harm to taking amount such as 100 or 150 mg, but there’s not necessarily further benefit from the larger dose.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Anabolic Steroids Cycles for a Basic Training Program

Want to accelerate results with steroid use? What sort of cycles go best?


An obvious advantage of 8-week cycles is that there will be a lot of gratification acquired quickly. If we compared with 2-week on, 4-week off cycles, it would typically take 14 weeks to get results similar to what could be achieved in 8 weeks straight.

But on the other hand, with the two-week cycles, progress would continue straight on from there, whereas with the eight-week cycles, there will be a 16 week gap before being able to continue again! This is if making an equal comparison where steroids are being used 1/3 of the time, where there are two “off” weeks to each week of use. It also works the same way in any equal comparison.

So which is “better” is not so obvious as at first glance. Your choice will depend on personal preference.

However, in general the two week cycles are very suited to basic progressive training, where there is no real pattern to training weeks. This is because such a program is really helped by the shorter “off” periods, and there’s very good carryover from the gains of the “on” weeks to the “off” weeks.

If taking the advice on 2-week cycles, I would however suggest putting at least a little bit of pattern onto the training weeks though. The “on” weeks should preferably be with relatively heavier weight, such as allowing only 5-8 reps, and training volume should be say 30% greater than in most of the “off” weeks.

If choosing the 8-week cycle route, the increased volume consideration would still apply. Your training during “off” weeks could still remain similar, but the optimal training volume will be less than while assisted.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Women on Steroids Myth and Truth

Women on steroids, to many those three little words sound ridiculous; for many the idea of women on steroids is nothing short of a disaster waiting to happen. However, when it comes to anabolic androgenic steroids we have a topic that is one of the most highly misunderstood and quite often spoken of in a highly disapproving light regardless of who such a discussion pertains to and in that light more often than not inaccurate assumptions are made of a highly inaccurate nature. Many will indeed be surprised to learn women do in-fact supplement with anabolic steroids; sure, we’re all familiar with those who do so of a highly extreme end, those who have sacrificed all femininity for mounds of muscle but the reality does not stop there.

Year after year, every single day many women supplement with anabolic steroids; many of the women highly admired for their beauty who possess a fit and healthy look supplement quite regularly; we’re not speaking of a small number, in-fact we’re speaking of a fairly large number. Many female athletes from all walks of like regularly take part in the anabolic game and for good reason, it works but it remains this is a fact most are not willing to accept. Make no mistake, women on steroids pales in comparison to men who supplement with anabolic hormones but the numbers of female users far extends past what most understand.

There is no doubt about it, anabolic androgenic steroid use can be very damaging to a female but when a woman is educated on the matter and responsible use is implored use can be very successful. For women on steroids the biggest risk is virilization by-which masculine traits are brought forth. For any female this is a horrific end as a large part of our personal identity is connected to our sex and the attributes associated with it; however, this horrific end can largely be avoided.

For years many myths and legends have existed regarding anabolic androgenic steroids and the use thereof but it’s important to remember myths and legends are just that, myths and legends, meaning they are absent of truth. While some of these myths may hold some truth to them in-part unless the full truth is explained the rest of the assumption is either a lie or simple ignorance. Such assumptions can be seen on a host of message boards that deal in the topic of anabolic androgenic steroids; for years many have gone to such message boards to obtain anabolic information and while there is good information on many of them there are often just as many half-truths and inaccurate assumptions. We have taken some of the most common myths and outright lies from some of the most popular message boards on the internet that deal in such discussion regarding women on steroids and left you with only the truth. While you’ll find there is still much more to learn hopefully you’ll find this to not only be an interesting starting point but one that urges you to seek the truth.

Myth: Masculine traits will occur in women on steroids and it’s largely unavoidable.
Truth: While many anabolic androgenic steroids will produce such an effect there are certain steroids that can be used both effectively and safely without such an effect occurring. Most notably is the steroid Oxandrolone or as it is more commonly known Anavar. Most women will find Anavar to not only be highly effective but to possess little to no side-effects whatsoever. Women on steroids who make Anavar a stable part of their plan will find they build a leaner and tighter physique that still possesses all the femininity they began with.

Myth: Women on steroids will gain massive amounts of weight and turn into gigantic piles of muscle.
Truth: For some women such an end is desired and if so then absolutely, it can be obtained. However, anabolic steroid use will not by itself produce this end in a woman any more than it will for a man. This is a common misconception regarding anabolic steroids as a whole but one that is often used to scare women away. In order to be big you have to eat big; steroids or not this is an inescapable fact. Women on steroids who do not follow a mass gaining diet will not blowup into behemoths by any stretch; sure, they may indeed possess more lean muscle tissue but lean muscle tissue is a good thing. Lean tissue not only lends to a healthier body but one that is more appealing; the amounts of such tissue will be highly regulated by the amounts of food you take in but the doses of the steroids will also play a role. Women who are looking for a nice athletic boost in-terms of function or appearance can reach this end through steroid use and take it as far as they want from very slight to very extreme and everywhere in-between.

Myth: Most of the women on steroids are competitive bodybuilders.
Truth: Most of the women on steroids are not competitive bodybuilders at all; however, physique sports do make up a large portion of the total users. Many and by many we mean a whole lot of figure, fitness and bikini competitors of the physique world supplement with anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. Such use however by no means ends with physique competition but stretches to non-competitive fitness models to many of the celebrities the world loves and adores to some of the women you find attractive at your local super market who simply enjoy working out. There is a very good reason many women are able to hold onto a more youthful appeal and maintain a more well-rounded healthy look in far greater numbers and for far longer extended periods of time and it’s not some magical machine they step into; it is undisputedly performance enhancing drugs and anabolic steroids make up a large portion of this group.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Anavar for Women

As the bird is to the sky, as the dog is to the bone, as up is to down, so is the relationship between Anavar and women. In the world of anabolic steroids, as testosterone is for men, so is Anavar for women, as it is the primary anabolic steroid for all female use. Unlike the vast majority of anabolic steroids, the Oxandrolone hormone that is Anavar can be used very safely without virilizing effects. Make no mistake, virilization symptoms can occur, but the odds are in your favor. With responsible use, Anavar for women can make all the difference in the world. It can be the difference between a poor finish and a win in a physique contest; it can be the difference in getting the modeling contract you want or looking at the magazines from the other side, and more importantly, it can be the difference between being confident with yourself or feeling like a fat out of shape slob.

Regardless of your goals, building new mass, leaning out just a little or becoming ripped to the bone, the Oxandrolone hormone has something for every woman. Of course, you're going to need to know how to use it if you are to maximize your results; not to mention remain safe. Before we begin understand this truth; with responsible use, you will be safe, but as we are all unique individuals, even with responsible use some will have problems. This applies to all things we put in our body. Most of us can take Aspirin if we take the proper amount; if we take too much we get sick. Then there are a few of us who can't take the first Aspirin pill without getting sick. This is crucial to remember, as we are all unique everything affects all of us a little differently. Nevertheless, with responsible use most women will be fine. If you supplement responsibly and you find you are one of the unlucky ones, as soon as symptoms begin to show discontinue use immediately. If you do so, the symptoms will fade away quickly. If you ignore them, the phrase Anavar for Women will become a permanent nightmare!

What can you expect? Anavar for women will do just about anything and everything a female athlete or gym rat could ever desire. It can promote muscle growth with a solid plan to promote it in place. Oxandrolone can significantly promote strength, as it is intrinsic to its nature. However, the greatest attribute it possesses revolves around leaning out.

Anavar will greatly preserve lean tissue when dieting as well as strength; this is welcomed for two reasons. First and foremost, tissue and strength are often lost when we diet, and while some may still be lost with Oxandrolone use, we will maintain more of it than we would without. Further, by maintaining mass, we ensure our metabolic rate is all it can be; the more muscle you carry, the more lean tissue, the greater your metabolism will fire. All-in-all, this means we burn more fat. Of course, and this is extremely important to physique athletes, or anyone looking for a fitness model type look; the Oxandrolone hormone will significantly harden your physique. How hard you get, will depend on how lean you get. Don't worry, if you don't want to be a granite statue you won't be, but if you do this is available and attainable, if you diet hard enough.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Steroid Stacks Myth and Truth

For any anabolic steroid user the search for the best steroid stacks is always high on the list and for good reason; the more efficient the stack the better the results. While there are numerous steroid stacks we can compile and some will be better suited for different purposes, in general most steroid stacks can work well for bulking or cutting; it’s often when we get into pure athletic performance that this will vary the most. However, regardless of the purpose of use there are universal truths and you better believe it, when it comes to steroid stacks there are a host of myths; let’s dispel a few and leave only truth.
Steroid Stacks Myths & Truth:

- Myth: Deca-Durabolin (Deca) and Equipoise (EQ) cannot and should not be run in the same cycle because they are virtually the same thing

-Truth: While in many cases there will be no need to use both Deca and EQ they are in no shape or form the same thing; these are two very different hormones. This idea that they were basically the same drug was originally started by the late great Dan Duchaine but even he would eventually recant. These two hormones serve various purposes, many unique unto their own. Many performance enhancers will use both at the same time; normally a low dose of Deca will be used to relieve joint pain while EQ will play a more primary role if both are used at the same time. However, for pure size Deca will always be a far better choice in in any of your steroid stacks.

- Myth: Some steroid stacks require no post cycle therapy (PCT.)

-Truth: While some stacks will be easier on our system than others, for the adult male a PCT should always be applied. No matter the anabolic steroids used in your cycle your natural testosterone production has been diminished. A proper PCT will not only promote your natural testosterone production but will further aid you in keeping the gains you made. More importantly, the sooner we can bring our natural testosterone levels back to normal the better we’ll feel. However, no matter how good your PCT plan is understand your natural testosterone levels will not be normal for some time; the PCT only helps, it does not completely restore. If you choose not to run a PCT you will only prolong the time before your testosterone levels return to a normal state; it does not matter what you’ve heard from this or that guy, it doesn’t matter how genetically gifted you may be; this is a universal truth.

-Myth: You shouldn’t stack cutting steroids with bulking steroids

-Truth: First and foremost, get the idea of cutting and bulking steroids out of your head; almost all anabolic steroids can be used for both purposes. Although some you will find better suited for certain purposes, many steroid stacks will have the same anabolic steroids in them regardless of the purpose. For example, the steroid Trenbolone, both in its Acetate or Enanthate form can be one of the most powerful steroids we can use and serves a great purpose in any bulking or cutting cycle. For the competitive bodybuilder never is this little trick truer; the drug Anadrol is often viewed as a bulking agent only in truth it can be used successfully for either purpose as is commonly done by a many competitors. Then there’s of course testosterone, the foundation of most any quality cycle. The list goes on and on but hopefully you get the idea.

-Myth: Steroid stacks made of underground gear are just as good as ones made of human grade gear.

-Truth: Due to their price and high availability underground steroids have always been of high popularity. While there are good underground brands this myth in a general sense could very well be the biggest of all. Make no mistake, human grade steroids will always be the cream of the crop, steroid stacks comprised of them will almost always yield better results and will further be the absolute safest stacks of all.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Women Should Slow It Down To See Toned Muscle Results

A great way to challenge your workout and really get your muscles to bulk a bit is to spend more time on your actual movements. Instead of doing fast reps with small to medium weight to exhaustion try this technique: make your movements take 3-5 counts in both directions. For example, when doing a chest press work slowly to extend the arms. Once in extended position take the same amount of time to come down.

Talk about a quick burn and exhaustion! You are not only lifting the weight but you are taking gravity into more consideration. Just think how hard you have to concentrate on the movements to get a nice slow stable form. This really challenges the muscles and joints and makes those tiny tears necessary to build great definition!

Once too tired to lift any more reps take a quick break (no longer than 60 seconds and repeat). The shorter the break the better workout your muscles are going to get AND your heart rate will stay up to increase calorie burn. It takes about 3 minutes for muscle recovery therefore your rest should never be this long, the goal is to tire your muscles out after all. I recommend 30 second rest breaks.

Post workup refuel with a protein shake, a good cool down and lots of water!

Make your whole body workout follow this plan- legs, arms, backs, shoulders, abs, etc. Keep the movements smooth and controlled. With this slow plan you are also going to improve stability and help to strengthen the joints and connective tissue.

When doing squats using your butt muscles for control move slowly in position, a great addition is to stay in the squat for 5-10 seconds, or you can do bouncing squats for this time before slowly coming up. Back extensions, dead lifts, push ups everything gets slowed down.

You will notice that your reps will decrease significantly than if you were doing the medium to fast pace before. That is great, it means you are pushing yourself. If you are lifting an amount where you can still do 10 or more reps then you need to increase your weight. It is ok for women to increase their weights. Really push yourself because it is the only way results are going to pile on.

A FEW TIPS
You can decrease your normal lifting weight by 10-20% just make sure to keep the pace slow!

DO NOT stop till you are unable to go farther!

Remember your body needs a rest so keep the workouts to every other day. Overloading the muscles can lead to injury and obviously if you are injured you are not going to be able to build the great toned and strong body you are going after. Plus the rest will really help to increase your metabolism and allow the results to come much faster.

Eat plenty of protein to assist in the muscle development. You can only build muscle if you have enough resources!

Try this workout for 30-40 days after which switch it up to avoid plateauing.