You may be eager to kick off your bodybuilding training and with steroid use, but as a beginner you really need to be careful when starting a steroid cycle. Safety should be your number one priority when it comes to using steroids, as anabolic-steroids can adversely affect your health if you misuse or abuse these chemical substances.
Since you do not have the experience necessary for deciding on the type of steroids to use and their recommended doses, you need to liaise with a more experienced trainer or bodybuilder who would educate and inform you on how to start steroids cycle in a safe way.
Such a trainer or bodybuilder would recommend the type of steroid you would use based on your expectations. Why do you want to start a steroid cycle? Are you looking to begin a cutting cycle or a bulking cycle?
These and many more questions would be asked by your trainer in order for him or her to get a sense of your bodybuilding expectation and to properly answer all your questions on how to start steroids cycle.
Steroids are performance enhancing drugs, so your trainer would also need to prepare and coordinate a training program to run concurrently with your steroid cycle.
Also, in deciding on how to start taking steroids, your trainer will examine certain parameters, such as your age, gender, genetics including your height and body mass index. These factors are important because they will help your trainer in not only determining the steroids you will use, but also the dose/frequency/duration of the steroid cycle, the expected Post-Cycle therapy (PCT) medications/doses/period of use and also recommend possible liver protection medications where needed.
Though you might want to start having a ripped body as soon as you can, you should know that steroids are actually recommended for intermediate and advanced level bodybuilders. Experienced bodybuilders with lots of time spent in the gym and with a clear understanding of their bodies can use steroids to help with stamina, strength, endurance and quick recovery from strained muscles.
Ultimately, it is advisable that you are over the age of 18 years before you start using steroids. Preferably, you should be 20 years of age and should have spent some decent amount of time spent running a training program.
How to Start Steroids Cycle Safely for Bodybuilding Beginners
Typically, there are certain steroids that are highly recommended for bodybuilding beginners. These steroids are administered either orally or intramuscularly. Some of the recommended steroids for beginners include;
#1: Dianabol (Dbol):
Dbol is usually used in a stack of steroids and is orally administered. Dbol is slow acting, but when it kicks in it will help with increased red blood production and nitrogen retention which is necessary for improved muscle development, strength, stamina, endurance and speedy muscle recovery.
For beginners wanting to know how to start taking steroids, the recommended Dbol dosage is between 15 to 30 mg per day for a maximum duration of 6 weeks. Using Dbol for periods in excess of 6 weeks can be unsafe and lead to a number of mild and serious side effects, such as; gynecomastia, facial and body hair, severe acne, and liver damage.
A Dbol standalone cycle for a beginner would typically involve the daily use of 30 mg for a period of 5 weeks after which you will start a 3 week Post-Cycle therapy. It is also important that you seriously consider using hepatoprotective drugs to protect you from liver problems and to safeguard the overall health of your liver when you use Dbol or any other hepatotoxic oral anabolic steroid.
#2: Deca Durabolin (Deca):
Deca Durabolin or Nandrolone is another steroid that trainers recommend to bodybuilders just starting out. This steroid is administered intramuscularly (directly into the muscles) and helps to promote rapid muscle growth.
Deca also promotes repartitioning of body fat to lean muscle mass in addition to boosting red blood cells in the muscles for enhanced stamina and endurance levels while also boosting the mineral composition of your bones.
The recommended weekly dosage for Deca is 200 mg. In week one, a couple of 100 mg injections are administered followed by 200 mg injections taken weekly for about 6 weeks. But just like Dbol, Deca use can lead to a number of side effects, such as; acne, nausea, excessive body and facial hair growth, infertility, and even liver damage.
Winstrol is usually stacked with other anabolic steroids and may be administered either intramuscularly or orally. Winstrol helps to increase red blood cell production and supply in the muscles while promoting the development of lean muscle mass.
Unlike Dbol, Winstrol does not transform into oestrogen in the body and therefore will not cause gynecomastia in male bodybuilders. The recommended dose is 50 mg (minimum) to be administered any other day with not more than 200 mg taken daily.
Winstrol does not have a high hepatotoxicity, so your liver will not be susceptible to damage, but side effects include; headaches, acne, insomnia, and nausea. A Winstrol standalone cycle for beginners would involve the daily use of 50 mg for a 5 week period followed up by PCT for a period of 3 weeks.
#4: Testosterone Enanthate (Test):
Test is a base performance enhancing drug in a typical steroid stack. It suppresses your natural testosterone production and boosts synthetic testosterone in your bloodstream. The recommended Test dose for bodybuilding beginners is between 300 to 500 mg per week.
Test boosts bone density, red blood cells production, stamina, strength and endurance. Side effects include gynecomastia, acne, enlarged clitoris, numbness, and breathing difficulty.
A Test standalone cycle can be for a period of 15 weeks with 500 mg of Test taken weekly for a period of 10 weeks. Test should not be taken for the 11th and 12th week while PCT will begin on the 13th week and would end in the 15th week.
#5: Dbol and Test Cycle
When Dbol is taken in and stacked with Test, the cycle should last for 15 weeks with 500 mg of Test (taken weekly) and 30 mg of Dbol (taken daily) for a period of 4 weeks. Between the 5th and 10th week of the cycle, 500 mg of Test only should be taken weekly and by the 11th and 12th week, you take a break. PCT should commence on the 13th week up onto the 15th week.
#6: Deca and Test Cycle
A stack consisting of Test and Deca for beginners should last for a period of 17 weeks with 500 mg being taken weekly for a period of 10 weeks along with 400 mg of Deca taken weekly. A break should be taken in the 11th, 12th and 13th week while PCT will commence from the 14th week and end on the 17th week.
To ensure a safe steroid cycle, PCT is absolutely necessary as it helps to restore a balance to your natural hormonal levels. Dbol for example, converts to oestrogen which can cause gynecomastia in male bodybuilders.
With PCT, your natural production of testosterone (which is suppressed) when synthetic testosterone and anabolic-steroids are used, will be restarted even as the synthetic testosterone leaves your bloodstream.
Apart from dealing with male boobs, the use of PCT drugs like clomid and nolvadex will also help to militate against many of the other side-effects of steroid use. In addition to this, PCT will also help to ensure that the performance enhancing gains (like improved muscle mass, increased strength, stamina and endurance) during your first steroid cycle are maintained and not lost.
If you are a bodybuilding beginner curious on how to start steroids cycle, you should meet with an experienced bodybuilder or professional trainer for a comprehensive training program consisting of a steroid cycle, a workout and a diet plan.