Deciding to go on a Dianabol cycle is a big decision. You need to know how to go about it. This is because Dbol is a very strong steroid and if one is not careful, one can be on the wrong side of its usage. Before or during a cycle, you need to take some very crucial steps. These steps will allow you to achieve your aims and will help minimize the side effects of this anabolic steroid.
Steps To Take Before And During A Cycle
The first thing you need to do before starting a Dianabol cycle is to get all your materials together. Before starting, it is absolutely important that you have everything you will need during the cycle. This includes the proper amount of Dianabol, Arimidex( an aromatase inhibitor), and Testosterone enanthate, cypionate, or propionate. These drugs are basically to allow you to maintain healthy testosterone levels during your cycle and will lead to bigger gains, especially if used correctly.
The second thing to note is that you should try to avoid a Dianabol only cycle. Dianabol isn’t the only drug you should use during your cycle as it is more effective if used with other steroids. Why is this so? Dianabol is a very strong drug and very potent too. Most of the weight gained from Dianabol is water weight, not muscle. For this reason, you need other drugs to help you solidify this water weight into muscle.
Using Dianabol alone may allow you to achieve your muscle goals (especially if you workout regularly during your cycle), but most of the gains can be gone a while after the end of your cycle. Most people use Dianabol in two ways. These methods of use are broadly categorized under two methods;
- Kickstart method: This is when Dianabol is used at the beginning of a cycle. As the name implies, Dbol is used to kick start the cycle of another steroid. This is because Dianabol is a steroid that acts quickly, so it can get you on your way before the effects of the other steroid you’re using come into play. Dbol use for this purpose will generally last for about six weeks, give or take. Once the Dianabol use is complete, the total course will continue without the steroid being present. By this time, though, the steroids used with Dianabol would already be immersed in the system of the user and would continue the work of Dianabol.
- Dianabol as a plateau booster. Sometimes, during a steroid cycle, you might notice a bit of stagnation. This is a period where you feel like you are not having any gains. This may be because the body is already accustomed to the drugs being used. Dbol can be very effective here, as it works quickly and can boost gains and allow normal progression to continue. Although you can use Dianabol as a kick starter and plateau booster in the same cycle, it is not advisable.
Additionally, taking a high dose of Dianabol alone over a long period of time can damage your liver. Thus, it is safe and advisable to pair Dianabol with other steroids that have synergy with it. This will make your cycle safer, easier, and more effective.
What To Expect
Before starting a cycle, the question on the minds of most people is this; what are the results? So, what can you expect to see after a Dianabol course? Will muscles be bulging out of your chest after six weeks?
Far from it. Although, unlike other anabolic steroids, you can expect Dianabol to act very quickly. However, most of what you will gain will be as a result of water retention. This s commonly called water weight. Some bodybuilders state that during a Dianabol cycle they can gain up to 30lbs in as little as 6 weeks. However, since these gains aren’t pure muscle but water weight, they tend to disappear after a cycle because they aren’t permanent. You can expect, though, to retain half of those gains as muscle.
Dianabol Side Effects
Dianabol affects people differently. Thus some people might report side effects and some might not report any at all. The best way to avoid side effects is by carefully titrating your dose till you get to the level acceptable for your body. This means that you have to discover an optimum dosage for yourself.
If you exceed this dosage, side effects that you might experience include oily skin, acne, changes in libido, mood swings, increase in male pattern baldness bloating (as a result of water retention) and Gynecomastia. If you experience any of this, it might be a sign that you need to reduce your dosage as that present dose is too much for your body to tolerate. However, if these symptoms continue, it would be best to discontinue using Dianabol.
Other Uses For Dianabol
Dianabol is mainly used to increase weight and muscle mass. This is usually called the bulking stage by fitness experts and enthusiasts. So, can Dianabol be used in the cutting stage? Can it be used to reduce weight?
It can, but only under some conditions. One of the conditions is that it must be used in addition to other cutting drugs. If Dianabol is paired with drugs like Trenbolone, it can help in the cutting stage. Another condition is that it must be used in extremely small doses. A maximum of 15mg can be used.
It must be noted that Dianabol is mostly used during bulking periods (periods of weight gain) and is very effective in this regard. So to have the best results from Dianabol, use it when you are ready to gain weight.
Post Cycle Therapy (PCT)
So what do you do during your break? How do you let your body recover from the cycle?
The way Dianabol works is that it reduces the naturally produced testosterone in your body. To avoid side effects like gynecomastia, it is important that you take PCT in order to let your body continue the production of testosterone again.
Because of its short-estered nature, you have to consider taking a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM) around three days after your final dose. Nolvadex and Clomid are excellent examples, and they can help increase the pituitary gland’s production of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) which will allow the testicles to create testosterone naturally.
So, after using Dianabol how do you make sure that the weight and muscle you’ve gained doesn’t disappear overnight? If you followed the earlier stated advice about not using Dianabol alone and using it at the beginning of the cycle of a longer-lasting steroid, you have already done this part correctly.
It doesn’t stop there though. You have to continue without your workouts and eat correctly, depending on your goals. If you are happy with your muscle gains and weight after a cycle, you need to figure out how many calories you need to consume per day to maintain your body mass. You can find this out by using a macronutrient calculator. You also need to figure out a good workout routine that would help you keep your muscles in optimum shape.