As alluded to above, one very important thing to acknowledge when using AAS (whether taking one hormone, stacking or cycling) is the risk of harmful side effects. Within a steroid cycle, the users will often stack other non-anabolic hormones into their program to maximize specific cycle objectives for example: the addition of drugs like Clenbuterol and/or Cytomel /T3 augment cutting/definition cycles; others called aromatase inhibitors (estrogen reducing drugs) like Letrozole . Letro and Anastrozole Arimidex are often included to inhibit the conversion of excess testosterone to negatively cycle impacting estrogen and; incorporating post-cycle therapy (PCT) drugs such as the synthetic estrogens Tamoxifen . Nolvadex , or Clomiphene Citrate . Clomid (which act as anti-estrogens in the male body), can be used alone, together, or in conjunction with those like Mesterolone . Proviron and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin ( HCG ) during PCT to bridge the gap between the end of a steroid cycle (synthetic testosterone usage) and the restoration of the bodys natural testosterone production. These drugs too must be researched, and controlled in similar fashion to AAS. Thus, steroid cycles can be as simple or complex as the users individualized goals, cycle histories and levels of understanding. Below are three samples of AAS stacked cycles of varying complexity along with a beginning PCT sample, and an explanation of goal intention & rationale for the selected compounds, dosages & durations. These illustrations and commentaries will provide a better understanding of what stacking and cycling are along with the many nuances they require.
This advanced Anadrol cycle presents a shorter cycle time with short-estered compounds such as Testosterone Propionate and Trenbolone Acetate . The idea behind such a cycle is to allow Anadrol to become a little more of a central cycle component rather than as a kickstart compound (which it unfortunately ends up being due to its 6 week usage limit as per its hepatotoxic effects). This way, it is not only stacked with Trenbolone, which is an even stronger compound than Anadrol, but it can be used for the same length of time. Note that 8 weeks of consistent use of Anadrol is regarded as pushing the limits – it is advised to go no longer especially at a dose as high as 100mg daily. 100mg per day of Anadrol is sufficient enough to provide some exceptionally dramatic bulking and strength gains on a cycle, especially considering it’s pairing with Tren. This cycle is one that should be reserved exclusively for advanced users, as the unfathomed rapid gain of strength and size from this cycle for a beginner will undoubtedly lead to injury.