Many people who are willing to use steroids often suffer from the false belief that steroids are easy to use. For instance, all you need to do is to pop some pills, or use some patch or gel, or inject the steroid and they would start working wonders for you. However, the reality is anything but so. Successful and safest results from using steroids can be obtained only when there is right amount of hard work and proper planning to back it up.
How to Take Steroids?
Cycles and stacks are two most important concepts when it comes to steroid use. Cycles are periods of time during which a person takes steroids or is ‘on steroid.’ You can use just one type of steroid during a cycle. But when you use more than one variant during the same cycle, this is called stacking. Stacking is pursued since combining different steroids (when done in a proper manner) help maximize the muscle-building effects of the drugs.
For safety’s sake, a user must always carefully plan his cycle before he embarks upon one. Planning includes having the right kind of information about the steroid(s) you will be using and obtaining them from a proper source. You can obtain all of them at advance or periodically (whichever suits you best), but by all means make sure that they are obtained from a reliable source. (Sometime back in 2009, a group of pharmacists and pharmacy owners were charged with prescribing and selling vet steroids, i.e., steroids that were approved for livestock and cattle only, to humans! So, be on your guard and know exactly who you are buying from.)
At the same time, planning also includes educating yourself about the kind of supplements you will need to use- both during the cycle and during the period of post-cycle recovery- to counteract the adverse side effects that come with the use of each steroid. Depending on their goals and other circumstances, steroid users use both different types of stacking routines as well as different types of cycles. So, it is important to know what type of cycle and stack should work best for you.
If You Are a Beginner
If you are new to steroid use, there are some additional factors that you must take into account. First of all, it is important to know that it is never a good idea to start using steroids before your body has ceased growing, which normally occurs by the age of twenty. Then, your body must also be in proper shape to absorb the steroids. Ideally, you should have 2-3 years of steady workout experience before you start using steroid.
Next thing to know is that you should never try stacking if you are a total novice. You must always restrict your first cycle to using pure testosterone and testosterone only. As for dosage, about 400mg per week should be the optimum throughout the period of your first cycle. Also, your first cycle should last no more than 12 weeks and this should be followed by a period of another 12-week recovery cycle. The next several cycles must also be of 12 weeks each, although you may gradually shorten down the recovery periods. During these next cycles, you may also start experimenting with stacking different steroids and see which work the best for you.