by Ed Barillas, Staff Writer
The most important reason a testosterone cycle is recommended for first time users is because it is the building block for all future cycles. By using testosterone first you will have an idea of how you body will react to it. You will find out if you are prone to gyno, how much your blood pressure will raise with the use of anabolic steroids and how much fluid you can retain as part of your training and nutrition programs. To put it this way, if you’re doing a stack of testosterone enanthate and dianabol you will feel signs and have symptoms of gyno developing. So you can repair the issue with 110 mg of Clomid or 20-30 mg of Nolvadex every day until it goes away and still a few days afterwards to make sure it stays away and so the next time that you cycle you should use only testosterone enanthate to avoid the aromotization issues caused by the addition of Dianabol tabs the first time out. But you know what? It wasn’t the test that was aromatizing after all – it was the dianabol!
Now with testosterone only, you are still getting the signs and symptoms of gyno and you should once again control the substance with the use of an anti estrogen. If you would have known that you were gyno prone with the testosterone you could have better planned this second cycle and worked out a stack to your advantage and possibly even eliminated or greatly reduced the risks of re-occurring gyno. So if you start cycling with a stack, you won’t have any way of knowing which steroids are causing which side effects and that’s not a good start.
Another reason why testosterone only is a good first cycle is that it’s your first cycle so don’t over-do it. You’ll grow fast off testosterone only with correct training and nutrition. In a study recent study, men with no weight training at all made increases in fat-free mass, 8.8 lbs. There where increases in triceps mass around 1.6″ also increases in quadriceps mass 2.4″ and added 22.2 lbs. on their bench press and 44.4 to their squat. It is testosterone that did this so remember that you’re injecting hormones into yourself. Don’t let the quantity fool you. Your virgin androgen receptors will gobble them up. Remember that last thing you want to do is develop a tolerance so that you require more quantity in the future.
It’s also good to know that testosterone may be a strong androgen, but the side effects are very easily controlled for almost all of them with a few simple ancillaries. With any steroids you take you are going to shut down your natural testosterone production and this will lead to short term impotence and testicular atrophy. Deca and Trenbolone are not the only ones that cause this as any drug can do this when not accompanied by testosterone. Deca and Trenbolone are just the most common and most complained about for this type of thing.
There are lots of other good reasons for this. It is very obvious that Dianabol is a 17-alpha alkylated steroid, and as such will warrant short-term use. Since Dianabol has little Androgen receptor activity, it functions particularly synergistic with strong compounds that have strong androgen receptor activity as in the case for all the before mentioned so basically you should stack it. You should ask yourself if you want to make muscle, strength and water gains and end up feeling pumped and huge by the end of your cycle only to realize that the Dianabol mainly gained you water and a few weeks after the cycle you lose it all? That surely will pop your bubble.
Its good to know that Dianabol is a methylated compound with a certain toxicity, so it would not be wise to use it longer than 6 weeks on end, 8 weeks at the absolute maximum and only under supervision of a medical professional who can monitor your liver values.
Dianabol heavily aromatizes so its not very useful during cutting and with 6-8 weeks of use maximum, that leaves the option open, to stack it with another, injectable, compound that can be used for longer terms.