Intermediate Bulk Cycle: Stack 5
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*||Trenbolone Enanthate||Methandienone||Tamoxifenum||Vitamin B-6|
|1||500-600 mg||400 mg||40 mg ED||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|2||500-600 mg||400 mg||40 mg ED||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|3||500-600 mg||400 mg||40 mg ED||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|4||500-600 mg||400 mg||40 mg ED||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|5||500-600 mg||400 mg|| ||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||40 mg ED||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|10||500-600 mg||400 mg||40 mg ED||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|11||500-600 mg|| ||40 mg ED||10 - 20 mg ED||200 mg ED|
|12||500-600 mg|| ||40 mg ED||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 Trenbolone Enanthate 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 Trenbolone Enanthate, 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 Trenbolone Enanthate. Trenbolone is a very potent androgen with strong anabolic activity. It is well suited for the rapid buildup of strength and muscle mass, usually providing the user exceptional results in a relatively short time period. The anabolic effect of this drug is often compared to popular bulking agents such as testosterone or Dianabol, with one very important difference. Trenbolone does not convert to estrogen. This is indeed a very unique compound since mass drugs, almost as a rule, will aromatize (or cause other estrogen related troubles) heavily. When we think of taking milder (regarding estrogen) steroids we usually expect much weaker muscle growth, but not so with Trenbolone. Here we do not have to worry about estrogen related side effects, yet still have an extremely potent mass/strength drug. There is no noticeable water retention, so the mass gained during a cycle of Trenbolone will be very hard and defined (providing fat levels are low enough). Gynecomastia is also not much of a concern, so there shouldn't be any need to addition an anti-estrogen if trenbolone is the only steroid administered.
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 Methanienone 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.
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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