A testosterone cycle is one of the best beginner cycles for a first time steroid user. It's simple, can be used in dieting or bulking, and is one of the most affordable steroids available on the black market.
Testosterone will increase energy and sex drive, prevents depression, and gives the user an overall sense of well being. A testosterone cycle will build muscle, help burn fat, and increase intensity and aggression in the gym. Testosterone also regulates red blood cells, improves bone density, memory retention, and much more. The older one gets, the less testosterone they produce. Once a male reaches his late 30s and onward, his body produces very little testosterone. A simple low dose testosterone cycle will help the individual feel like he's in his 20s again.
Testosterone therapy is becoming more and more common, and accepted in North America. Times are changing. Only five years ago steroids were frowned upon if used in anything other than severe illnesses because they were so 'dangerous'. Now, majority of doctors are prescribing testosterone to their older patients. The biggest problem now is the cost. The government and pharmaceuticals company want a cut(an extremely large cut), making it almost impossible to afford, unless you have some type of coverage. Hence, individuals are turning to the black market to buy testosterone at a fraction of the price.
The most common testosterone cycle today requires weekly injections. Faster acting testosterone esters like propionate, require more frequent injections, daily, or every other day. With advancements in technology, monthly injections are also possible. The only disadvantage to less frequent injections, is if the user notices side effects from the current dose, it's going to take much longer for the side effects to subside, compared to a shorter acting ester.
When dieting, a shorter acting ester is more common, such as, propionate. Propionate needs to be injected every other day. With testosterone propionate, users can expect very little water retention, compared to something like enanthate or cypionate. However, in the end, one's diet will determine the overall water retention from the steroid.
As mentioned in other cycles, testosterone is often the base of all cycles. It is the one steroid that can be taken without being stacked with other steroids.
Two very simple, 'cutting' testosterone cycles are, testosterone propionate alone, and testosterone propionate with another steroid, such as, Winstrol or Equipoise.
*Injected 100mgs every other day.
*Injected 100mgs every other day.
In the two above examples, injections are frequent, but the results speak for themselves.
When bulking, slower acting testosterones are often used. The most common testosterone cycles when bulking are testosterone enanthate, and testosterone cypionate. Both are very similar, and should be injected weekly. Again, testosterone can be used alone, or combined with other steroids. Similar to the Sustanon cycle, a mass cycle would contain testosterone, Deca Durabolin(Nandrolone decanoate) and Dianabol(Methandrostenolone). With proper nutrition, a first time user can put on 15-25lbs in eight weeks.
With most cycles, an anti-estrogen, such as, Nolvadex(Tamoxifen citrate) should be on hand in case of side effects. As well, a user should take proper post cycle therapy after a cycle.
After all the benefits, we have to go over the side effects. Side effects can usually be avoided when steroid dosages remain low. Some side effects that can occur wtih testosterone: acne, water retention, gynecomastia, testicular shrinkage (returns shortly after testosterone cycle), aggression, deepening of the voice, more body hair growth, and more.