Cycle & Stack Additions
The following items can be added to almost any cycle or stack. Some have already been included in some sample stacks and they can be added to any of the listed plans. If you are new to steroid and hormone use, it’s best to wait until you have more experience. These items can be added to any of the plans later.
It is used to help with fat loss. Some suggest Clen is anabolic and therefore could be used in a mass gaining phase. However, its anabolic activity is limited to certain animals and not human beings. There are two methods of Clen use, that can be deemed most efficient.
- 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off: It will begin at 20-40mcg a day and increase by 20-40mcg a day once every few days. 120-140mcg a day will be the highest dose and it will be reached in the last few days of week two. Once the cycle is completed, the individual should discontinue use for two weeks for his body to readapt.
- Continuous: Although less common, it is somewhat common in elite level bodybuilding circles. The use will start at 20-40mcg a day for 2-3 weeks and then the dose would increase by 20mcg once every 2-3 weeks. The small and infrequent continuous increase will trick the body and keep the Clen continuously working throughout the duration of use.
Notes on Clenbuterol:
- Male starting dose is 40mcg a day. Female starting dose is 20mcg a day.
- Male doses should not exceed 140mcg a day and 3weeks of use at this dose. Female doses should not exceed 120mcg a day and 3weeks of use at this dose.
- Total Clen cycle should not exceed 16weeks.
- Hydration is very important. The individual may need to consume more water than normal. The athlete may also find supplementing with Taurine to be benefitial as Clen is known to deplete Taurine.
It is used to help with fat loss. This is maybe the most effective fat loss tool any performance enhancing athlete will ever use. T3 is generally taken continuously until the end goal is met. It is a thyroid hormone, so many will only use it for short periods of time.
However long you use T3, it should not be used until you have reached the latter part of your cutting plan. This medication will serve you best once you reach a point where fat loss becomes far more difficult.
Recommended starting dose (male or female) is 25-50mcg per day. If usage is foe 4-8 weeks, the dose may be increased very few days until the desired dose is reached. If Cytomel is used for a longer period of time (9-16 weeks), use should start at 25-50mcg per day and increase 12.5mcg once every 2 weeks until the maximum needed dose is reached.
Important Cytomel Notes:
- Cytomel use should not exceed 150mcg a day. Most will not want to exceed 100mcg per day.
- Cytomel should only be used with other anabolic steroids. It can destroy a portion of your muscle mass when used alone.
- Cytomel will often drain energy stores as it thrives off of ATP.
- Some may notice they require additional hydration.
- Some men may experience a decrease in libido.
In all of recommended cycles and stack examples, Anastrozole (Arimidex) is listed as the anti-estrogen medication. Aromatase Inhibitors (AI’s) are the recommended form of estrogen control while on cycle as Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERM’s) are not recommended for on cycle. SERMs should be used in Post Cycle Therapy (PCT).
Other forms of AI’s may be used on cycle instead of Anastrozole with Letrozole (Femera) and Exemestane (Aromasin). There are other forms available, but these are the only ones most will ever need or want to use.
Human Growth Hormone
HGH can be added to any cycle. HGH is extremely expensive and there is quite a debate on how long do you need to use it to see possible benefits:
- Mass & Size: HGH will not produce a lot of mass and size without the conjoined use of anabolic steroids. It will also need to be used for extended periods of time. If used in very high doses along with high doses of steroids, growth can occur that is significant.
- Dieting: HGH is one of the best tools for a cutting or fat loss plan. It may not produce any anabolic action during a short diet (12-16 weeks), but it will make the overall fat loss far more enhanced.
- Long-term use: Long-term HGH use at a low to moderate dose will cost a bit of money. But when it comes to overall transformations, if you can afford it, it will bring the best results in terms of your physical appearance and also overall health.
- Long-term HGH use, year-round will normally fall in the 2iu a day range with possible periods of 4iu for men and 1-2iu for women.
- Diet based HGH use will be 2-4iu a day range for men and women. Most women will find2iu to be enough. 12weeks minimum.
- Mass & Size HGH doses will normally begin at 10iu a day and often exceed it depending on need and desire. 12weeks minimum.
5-Alpha Reducatase Inhibitors
5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors (5AR’s) are taken to combat hair loss. The most common 5AR’s are Finasteride and Dutasteride, and most well-known are Proscar and Propecia. We don’t recommend an 5AR use for the prevention of hair loss as it can cause a lot of androgen imbalances. If you have no genetic predisposition to male pattern baldness, there is no anabolic steroid that’s going to cause you to lose hair. If you are genetically predisposed to male pattern baldness, you very well may lose some hair if you use anabolic steroids.
Phosphodiesterase type 5 Inhibitors (PED5 Inhibitors)
PED5 inhibitors are sometimes needed to help with erectile dysfunction caused by steroid use. Men who use moderate amounts of steroids with decent breaks will be less likely to need these on cycle. Some will, nevertheless. Advanced gear users like elite competitive bodybuilder that are on more than off, will most likely need a PED5 inhibitor.
Two most common, well known and available PED5 inhibitors are Cialis and Viagra. Most steroid users will find Cialis (Tadalafil) to be the best option at a low daily dose, such as around 5mg per day.