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 is the most powerful of cycles designed to harden the physique for a pre-contest or cutting phase while also lending enough anabolic strength to facilitate lean mass addition or even a full-out bulk. All has remained the same as the intermediate Masteron cycle listed above with the exception of the addition of Trenbolone. It has long since been considered that the combination of Testosterone, Trenbolone, and Masteron is a stack that will provide some of the most notable and dramatic physique changes (provided that the user’s nutrition and training is adjusted to favor such outcomes). Trenbolone itself is extremely powerful and cannot convert into Estrogen. In combination with Masteron in such a cycle, and provided nutrition and training are impeccable, the majority of individuals should be able to achieve a competition-worthy physique.