Testosterone Enanthate Cycle
Testosterone enanthate is among the most versatile steroids, as it is closest in chemical structure to naturally occurring testosterone. In fact, it is so close to naturally occurring testosterone that clinical research indicates that in almost half of cases, even tests by WADA (world anti-doping agency) fails to detect it in the blood (especially when used in low doses). Testosterone enanthate is equally suitable for the beginners and advanced users. As it acts fast, has minimum side effects, is good for bulking, and its effects last long enough.
Testosterone enanthate can be used either alone or along with other anabolic steroids. It can be used during bulking cycles, cutting cycles, or lean mass cycles. It is most commonly combined with Dianabol or/and Nandrolone (called stacking). Stacking of these three compounds is equally common among the beginners, intermediate, and advanced users.
Starting the use of steroids with testosterone makes sense, as all the other anabolic steroids are derivatives of testosterone. It also makes sense, to begin with testosterone alone, before deciding to combine it with other compounds. Experience shows that most athletes would get a result with testosterone, whatever be the level of experience.
When staring cycle with testosterone enanthate, it is worth knowing that it is among the slow acting steroids, with a half-life of 10 days. It means that testosterone enanthate achieves its peak effect between 4-6 weeks, unlike short-acting steroids that start working after a couple of weeks. Experience shows that to get the optimal effect with minimum side effects, cycle with testosterone enanthate should be for 12 weeks.
Testosterone cycle for beginners
Start with 300-500 mg/week of testosterone enanthate taken on a weekly basis, for 12 weeks. Testosterone cycle is the most recommended for the beginners due to safety, ease of use, and predictable results. It is recommended for bulking and mass gaining cycles.
For a beginner, it is recommended that 12 week of cycle should be followed by a twice longer period of rest (“Off” steroids), though one to one ratio would also be fine (12 weeks “On” and 12 weeks “off”).
With time and experience, this recovery time may be shortened. How fast a person recovers (natural production of testosterone) is very individual, thus it should be controlled with the help of blood tests. However, aggressive PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) may accelerate the recovery. In the case of testosterone enanthate, PCT is started after two weeks of stopping the cycle.
Testosterone cycle for intermediate level
Duration of the intermediate cycle is also 12 weeks, but testosterone enanthate (500 mg/week) is combined with Nandrolone (Deca Durabolin) taken at 400 mg/week and Dianabol at 25mg/day for first four weeks of the cycle. This stacking ensures that effect of the steroids starts after a week, moreover adding three compounds reduce the risk of side effects, but at the same time increases the bulking effect.
Testosterone cycle for advanced level
In advanced user, the combination could be of testosterone enanthate (100mg/week) and Trenbolone enanthate (600 mg/week). This cycle of 12 weeks is not recommended for beginners. In this cycle, testosterone enanthate is more in a supportive role while Trenbolone is the primary steroid. Testosterone is in low dose to avoid aromatization while Trenbolone does not convert into estrogen. It means that there is a bulking effect without water retention or side effects like gynecomastia.