Visit any message board that deals with the topic of anabolic steroids and you'll find a million varying question ranging from very simple to quite complex. In many cases, the questions we'll revolve around what one can expect from a certain steroid, which ones work best for what purpose, and of course, those that surround the issue of side-effects. While those are all common topics, perhaps the most common questions of all revolve around anabolic steroid cycles; specifically, how do certain cycles stack up, what the board's opinion is on the planned stack and of course, simply trying to discover the best anabolic steroid cycles to meet your desired end. These can all be fine questions to ask, but in many cases, many people make such questions far more complicated than they need to be, and in the end, they end up driving themselves crazy! Let's be clear; there is no reason to cause yourself such stress; while having a firm grasp and understanding of the hormones you'll be using is imperative, developing well-planned anabolic steroid cycles does not have to be as hard as many tend to make it. While there are numerous ways to develop such a plan, countless options that will work and work well, we're going to provide you with the means to ensure such planning is met with success each and every time.
For the vast majority of men, when planning your anabolic steroid cycles, some form of testosterone should always be included; in-fact, for the vast majority it should be the foundation of the cycle. First and foremost, when we supplement with anabolic steroids our natural testosterone production will be suppressed; it doesn't matter how genetically superior we may be this suppression will occur. For this reason alone, it is very important for testosterone to be made part of the cycle in-order to ensure a low testosterone condition is avoided; such a condition cannot only be bothersome and quite annoying, but it can be tremendously unhealthy.
Beyond the above, many will plan anabolic steroid cycles that are comprised of testosterone and nothing more, and this can be an excellent option. Testosterone is one of the more powerful and versatile steroids we have, and more importantly, it is without question the anabolic steroid that carries the highest level of toleration for men. Without a doubt, side-effects can occur when we're supplementing with performance level doses; however, this is one of the easiest steroids to control, and side-effects can easily be avoided when we take the time to understand the hormone. It should be noted; we're not saying you should only use testosterone, while that is an option all we're saying is it should be the base in most all of your anabolic steroid cycles. Through its properties, the performance enhancing athlete can grab hold of nearly every trait he'll ever desire from anabolic steroidal supplementation; mass, strength, recovery and enhanced conditioning; testosterone can provide it all.
When we plan our anabolic steroid cycles, the cycle itself largely refers to the period of steroid use, the duration and the overall composition of the plan; then we have stacking. Stacking refers to the mixing and matching of various steroids; stacking various anabolic steroids together to create well-planned anabolic steroid cycles. As we established above, most all anabolic steroid cycles will include testosterone, and from here, we must decide what we're going to add to it; what we're going to stack. All-in-all, there are 24 common anabolic androgenic steroids that encompass most all any performance enhancer will ever use, and while most will never use all 24 and there are others beyond the 24 they encompass the most common. Of the 24, six are testosterone compounds leaving us with 18 anabolic steroids worthy of consideration; 8 oral and 10 injectable steroid compounds.
For off-season anabolic steroid cycles, when we're truly trying to grow you'll find the two primary hormones worthy of consideration to be Nandrolone and Trenbolone. For steady, quality growth, a testosterone and Nandrolone combination is beyond effective and one of the most common and well-tolerated stacks of all time. Often, the powerful oral steroid Dianabol is also added to the equation, and with proper use, there is no logical reason on this earth for growth not to occur if your total caloric consumption is adequate. As for Trenbolone, while it is commonly thought of as a cutting steroid it is perhaps one of the most underutilized steroids of all time, as its raw bulking power is nothing short of remarkable. It is true; you may gain more weight when Nandrolone is used, but as Trenbolone does not aromatize all the weight gained due to use will be nothing but lean tissue. Again, Dianabol could be added to a testosterone and Trenbolone stack; Anadrol is also a solid option in both cases, but with or without such orals this will provide tremendous progress.
For our anabolic steroid cycles that are "cutting" concerned, while testosterone will still be our foundation steroids such as Anavar, Equipoise, Masteron and Winstrol and once again Trenbolone are all fine options. Let's go ahead and state what may already be obvious; Trenbolone truly is the most remarkable steroid of all, it truly can benefit any cycle, but while powerful when bulking it is without a doubt cutting cycles that see this steroid truly shine. When cutting, Trenbolone will tremendously enhance conditioning, it's the ultimate in tissue preservation and repair, the perfect hardener and all around perfect cutting steroid; in-fact, it's one of the few that will directly burn fat. In any case, Trenbolone and Equipoise will be our foundation with testosterone; a good option is a testosterone and Equipoise combo on the front end and a Trenbolone and testosterone combo on the back end with DHT based steroids being introduced at this point if so desired.