Deca-Durabolin is one of the most effective steroids available today. This steroid is made of a compound that is versatile, therefore, making possible for it to be used in different cycles. Among its ingredients is Nandrolone Decanoate. Nandrolone is Deca’s active ingredient. The primary function of this ingredient is mass gaining. Unlike with other ingredients where mass gains are rapid and dramatic, Nandrolone’s gains are steady and of great quality. It is due to Nandrolone’s properties and the fact that Deca’s effects are longer lasting and slower acting that many people prefer using this steroid.
Rapid weight gain affects negatively the human body. If this gain is that of lean mass, a bodybuilder will experience difficulty in maintaining the gains that he or she has made after the end of the cycle. This is where Deca comes in. A Deca Durabolin cycle is favorable to many in the bodybuilding circles as it allows the user’s body to more slowly and seamlessly adapt to this new muscle mass gain. You should, however, remember that as much as Deca-Durabolin acts slowly, it is by no means a weak anabolic steroid.
Most bodybuilder’s when in a bulking cycle stack Deca-Durabolin with other compounds to increase the mass gains. One of the best and most popular of Deca Durabolin cycles is the one where it is stacked with Testosterone and Dianabol. This stack was devised in the 1960s and has worked wonders ever since. The best thing about this stack is that it can be used by beginners, intermediates, and advanced bodybuilders. The main difference between a Deca cycle and other cycles is the Deca one can be run longer than others. This is because; Deca contains Nandrolone, which has a very long chain of Decanoate ester that has a long extended release time and a very long half-life. For this reason, the optimal level of this steroid in your blood will not be attained until you are into the cycle for a couple of weeks. Anadrol and Dianabol and other kickstarting compounds are added to the cycle to effect faster muscle growth while your system is being slowly built by Deca-Durabolin.
Below is a breakdown of Deca Durabolin cycles for a beginner, intermediate, and advanced bodybuilders.
The beginner cycle usually lasts for 14 weeks. Here is how Deca is stacked in this cycle:
– 300 to 500mg of Testosterone Enanthate per week.
– 400mg of Deca-Durabolin per week.
This is the beginner cycle. A beginner can use this cycle for all-out bulking or for the addition of lean mass. In case the user wants to lose fat, he or she can add an aromatase inhibitor to control aromatization of Testosterone. The user will not notice significant gains until the 5th week. This is the reason why this cycle lasts for 14 weeks. Some users may continue this cycle past 14 weeks. This is not advisable as it increases the chances of the user experiencing negative effects such as increased potential damage to the Hypothalamic Pituitary Axis, diminished gains, and other adverse effects.
This cycle usually lasts for 12 weeks. In this cycle, 100mg of Testosterone Enanthate is stacked with 600mg of Deca-Durabolin per week from the first week to the 12th week. 25mg of Dianabol per day from week 1 to 4 is also stacked.
You will notice that in this cycle, Dianabol is added. This compound is added to provide a kickstart in the first four weeks to allow for the effects of Nandrolone to start manifesting. This cycle should not exceed 12 weeks as similar negative effects to those of the beginner cycle may manifest in the user’s body.
This is a 12 weeks cycle. Similar to the previous two Deca cycles, 100mg or Testosterone Enanthate and 600mg of Deca per week for 12 weeks are stacked. Also, 100mg of Anadrol per day is used for the first four weeks. Anadrol is added to the stack to increase water retention, therefore, aiding in bulking.