Trenbolone – a powerful anabolic steroid used previously in veterinary medicine to increase muscle mass and appetite in livestock. To increase the duration of action Trenbolone is not used in its original form, as a rule esterified derivatives are used: trenbolone acetate (with the shortest duration of action) and trenbolone enanthate. After introduction into the muscle, trenbolone esters are gradually decomposed by plasma lipase, providing a prolonged supply of the active substance to the blood. It has a powerful anabolic effect, but has many side effects, so it is not the best choice.
Trenbolone is one of the strongest steroids in its ability to increase strength and muscle mass. At the same time, this affects the frequency of side effects, the probability of occurrence of which is quite high, especially with incorrectly prepared courses.
Trenbolone gained its popularity mainly because it is not able to aromatize into estrogen under the influence of aromatase.
The general rule for all steroids is – that the more powerful the drug, the more side effects, that are well suited for Trenbolone. The safest course of trenbolone is constructed as follows:
- Do not exceed recommended dosages (Trenbolone Acetate – 50 mg/per day, Trenbolone Enanthate – 500 mg/per week);
- Reception should begin with a minimum dose to check tolerance (possible the appearance of negative reactions that require interruption of the course);
- The duration of the course should not exceed a period of 5-6 weeks, without the use of gonadotropin;
- Post-cycle therapy (PCT) is carried out 2 weeks after the last injection, when the drug is almost completely eliminated from the body, or after 2-3 days if acetate was administered. Clomed or toremifene is used according to the standard PCT scheme. Tamoxifen is not recommended because it enhances the progestin side effects of trenbolone.
Sustamed (also known as Sustaretard, Sust250, Sustanon, Tetrasteron, Sustaver, Sustager), includes 4 forms of testosterone: Testosterone Propionate, Testosterone Phenylpropionate, Testosterone Isocaproate and Testosterone Decanoate, Oil (peach) as a solvent and Benzyl alcohol – as a preservative and antiseptic. Each form of testosterone that is included in Sustanon has a different absorption rate, which allows you to maintain a constantly high level of anabolic hormones in the blood for a month.
No need for frequent injections. Some believe that Sustanon is a combined course in one bottle, but this is not entirely true, because each component of the drug turns into testosterone in the body.
Sustanon was not developed as a drug to increase muscle mass, and its main advantage is ease of use. Sustanon has a higher cost in comparison with individual testosterone esters (in equivalent amounts), while its anabolic properties do not differ from isolated forms of testosterone, which makes its use in bodybuilding not entirely justified.
Sustamed can be replaced with Testosterone Enanthate.
Boldenone (Equipoise) – can be used instead of primobolan, however, it should be noted that it significantly increases appetite.
Boldenone was created as a long-acting version of methandrostenolone, however, a steroid was obtained that has completely different properties, despite the chemical similarity of the molecules. Boldenone is a Dianabol molecule that lacks the 17-alpha-methyl group (this part of the molecule allows Dianabol to pass through the liver without breaking down).
Boldenone Equipoise is chemically a testosterone molecule that has a double bond between 1 and 2 carbon atoms. This modification made boldenone as powerful as testosterone in its anabolic properties, while the androgenic properties of the drug are half as pronounced. However, practice shows that Equipoise allows you to get lower results than the equivalent amount of testosterone.
Also, this connection inhibits the process of aromatization (conversion to estrogen) of the drug. Athletes almost never notice side effects of boldenone associated with estrogen (gynecomastia, edema, increased pressure), even if the dose reaches 1 g per week. This means that during the course of Equipoise there is no need to take antiestrogens.
Low androgenic activity allows women to use equipoise. Virilization phenomena occur quite rarely, compared with other drugs. Boldenone is one of the few injectable drugs that can be used in female bodybuilding with the least risk of side effects.
Chorionic gonadotropin – it is a hormone that is produced by the placenta during pregnancy, and then is excreted unchanged in the urine, from where it is extracted and purified to obtain drugs. Chorionic gonadotropin has the same biological effects as luteinizing hormone, which is formed in the pituitary gland.
In bodybuilding, the use of chorionic gonadotropin is justified and even necessary during a course of anabolic steroids for the prevention of testicular atrophy. In this case, its use is safe, since the dose of the drug is much lower, in addition, chorionic gonadotropin eliminates some side effects of anabolic steroids, as well as preserve the gained muscle mass.
This drug has many controversial administration protocols. However, recent studies have shown a clear need for the use of gonadotropin in long courses (more than 6 weeks). This allows you to recover much faster after the course. The recommendations in the courses are based on the experience of Western andrologists. If gonadotropin was not administered on the course, blast-therapy is necessary.
Aromatase inhibitors (Anastrozol, Exedrol, Letrozol)- are required even at low dosages of testosterone, since the level of aromatization of testosterone is high, so there is a need to prevent estrogenic side effects (fluid accumulation, gynecomastia, suppression of the axis of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testes). Low dosages of anastrozole are used, which allow maintaining the level of estrogen necessary for the body, while increasing relief and accelerating recovery. Confirmation are numerous reviews of Western athletes and qualified specialists. Ideally, the intake of IA is carried out under the control of the tests (they are prescribed if the level of estradiol is elevated), but it should be remembered that gynecomastia is often irreversible. An indirect sign of excessive estrogen suppression is a decrease in libido and erectile dysfunction, in which case the dosage of IA should be reduced.
Clomed – is the basis of post-cycle therapy, which begins 3-5 days after the final injection. Clomed is needed to restore the axis of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testes, which is suppressed by anabolic drugs. The drug activates the secretion of endogenous testosterone.
Tamoxifen should not be used. Tamoxifen is not recommended in this case, since studies have shown the ability to increase the number and sensitivity of progesterone receptors.
Hepatoprotectors for liver repair is recommended.
|Week||Trenbolone Enanthate||Sustamed||Boldenone Equipoise||Gonadotropin||Anastrazole||Clomed|
|1||500mg/per week||500mg/per week||600mg/per week||–||–||–|
|2||500mg/per week||500mg/per week||600mg/per week||–||1mg/per day||–|
|3||500mg/per week||500mg/per week||600mg/per week||500ME/twice per week||1mg/per day||–|
|4||500mg/per week||500mg/per week||600mg/per week||500ME/twice per week||1mg/per day||–|
|5||500mg/per week||500mg/per week||600mg/per week||500ME/twice per week||1mg/per day||–|
|6||500mg/per week||500mg/per week||600mg/per week||500ME/twice per week||1mg/per day||–|
|7||500mg/per week||500mg/per week||600mg/per week||500ME/twice per week||1mg/per day||–|
|8||500mg/per week||500mg/per week||600mg/per week||–||1mg/per day||–|
|9||–||–||–||–||–||100 mg/per day|
|10||–||–||–||–||–||50 mg/per day|
|Total:||4 box||16 pcs (2box)||24 pcs (3box)||5000ME(1box)||49pcs (1box)||21pcs(1box)|