Intermediate Bulk Cycle: Stack 3
If you´re anything like me, you took a look at the title of this article and wondered what an intermediate is. It´s relatively easy to figure out what a beginner is, because chances are if you haven´t done steroids, you already know that you´re a beginner. And if you´ve been using steroids for nearly a decade (as I have), you would probably have assumed you would need an advanced cycle. But if you fall in this grey area in the middle, then you´re probably wondering what kind of cycles you need.
Well, I´m going to set up some guidelines to figure out whether you´re an intermediate, ok? You´re an intermediate if you´ve been lifting for at least 3 years and have done at least 3 cycles. And I think, to make my definition of intermediate a little easier to understand, I´ll also suggest that you need to have done at least 3 different anabolic steroids, and stacked them in at least one of your cycles.
If you´ve done all of the above then you are (at least) an intermediate steroid user, and the cycle I´m going to outline here is for you. So let´s take a look at a sample intermediate cutting cycle, and then I´ll give you the reasoning behind it.
|Week||Testosterone*||Nandrolone Decanoate||Oxymetholone||Tamoxifenum||Vitamin B-6|
|1||500-600 mg||400 mg||100 mg ED||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|2||500-600 mg||400 mg||100 mg ED||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|3||500-600 mg||400 mg||100 mg ED||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|4||500-600 mg||400 mg||100 mg ED||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|5||500-600 mg||400 mg||100 mg ED||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|6||500-600 mg||400 mg|| ||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|7||500-600 mg||400 mg|| ||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|8||500-600 mg||400 mg|| ||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|9||500-600 mg||400 mg|| ||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|10||500-600 mg||400 mg|| ||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|11||500-600 mg||400 mg|| ||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|12||500-600 mg||400 mg|| ||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|13||500-600 mg|| || ||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|14||500-600 mg|| || ||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|15||HCG Therapy||HCG Therapy|| ||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|16||HCG Therapy||HCG Therapy|| ||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|17||HCG Therapy||HCG Therapy|| ||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|18||Clomid Therapy||Clomid Therapy|| ||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|19||Clomid Therapy||Clomid Therapy|| ||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|20||Clomid Therapy||Clomid Therapy|| ||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
* testosteronum for example: cypionate, enanthate, sustanon, or omnadren.
Ok, so what we have here is a cycle that uses moderate amounts of anabolics. A cycle like this, which makes use of Testosterone as well as Nandrolone Decanoate will produce noticeable results in both strength as well as size, and will produce a nice, hard look to the physique. Since this is a lean bulking cycle, I´ll assume that the user will be following a diet which is high in quality calories. Protein intake will need to be high to take full advantage of the steroids being used. Conversion to estrogen is not much of a problem with Nandrolone Decanoate, although it´s going to happen with the Testosterone.
The suggested testosterone in this cycle has a long ester, meaning it is released into the body very slowly after it is injected - and is therefore usually injected once or twice a week. Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone, and stacks well with anything because it produces both a nice anabolic (muscle building) effect, as well as an androgenic effect. Both of these effects will be helpful on a cycle where maximum lean mass is the goal.
Since you´re going to have to inject the testosterone once a week, you may as well include another product that has a similar ester length. For this cycle, that would probably mean using Nandrolone Decanoate. Nandrolone Decanoate is a relatively cheap injectable steroid, and will increase your appetite substantially, allowing you to easily consume enough calories to make your cycle worthwhile. It will also provide an additional anabolic effect with very little conversion to estrogen, which will help to keep water retention to a minimum.
It is easy on the liver and promotes good size and strength gains while reducing body fat. Deca can be used by almost all athletes, with positive results and very few side effects, deca has gained a reputation as being somewhat of an alleviator of sore joints and tendons. Athletes report that sore shoulders, knees and/or elbows are somehow without pain on the Deca cycle.
This drug dramatically improves nitrogen retention and recuperation time between workouts.
I´ve decided to include orals for four weeks in this cycle, separated by four weeks in between. A modest dose of Oxymetholone is suggested at the outset of the cycle so you can begin seeing results immediately. The longer esters in the injectable products typically mean that noticeable results won´t occur until a couple of weeks into the cycle or more. This can be offset with the use of an oral compound in the beginning which will produce rapid increases in strength and weight gain. Oxymetholone is a nice choice for this. Oxymetholone has been reported to produce gynecomastia in users (not all probably around 50%). An anti-estrogen should be used to counteract the aromatization. Nolvadex is an suggested anti-estrogen. Many side effects are associated including acne, hair loss, abdominal pains, headaches, gynecomastia, hypertension, and heavy water retention. Loss of weight and strength usually occurs after the cycle. Oxymetholone also shuts down natural testosterone production. It is regarded by the bodybuilding community as the most effective oral steroid in building strength and size.
A cycle like this will give the user a lot of muscularity and possible loss of body fat, if a proper diet accompanies it. Overall weight should increase, as should strength. Bodyweight may not actually not change much when compared to traditional bulking or cutting cycles, as there should be some noticeable fat loss while muscle is being gained.
| ||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5||Day 6||Day 7|
|Week 1||300 mg||100 mg||100 mg||100 mg||100 mg||100 mg||100 mg|
|Week 2||100 mg||100 mg||100 mg||100 mg||50 mg||50 mg||50 mg|
|Week 3 ||50 mg||50 mg||50 mg||50 mg||50 mg||50 mg||50 mg|
HCG (Pregnyl) Therapy
| ||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5||Day 6||Day 7|
|Week 1||5000 iu||-||-||-||-||5000 iu||-|
|Week 2||-||-||-||5000 iu||-||-||-|
|Week 3 ||-||5000 iu||-||-||-||-||5000 iu|
Nolvadex should be kept on hand in case you start to feel signs of gyno throughout the cycle.
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