Masteron Cycle

It has been previously mentioned that the two primary functions of Masteron are as follows:

1. Masteron provides an aesthetic enhancement effect (primarily a visually pleasing effect  rather than one of strength, performance, and size). Masteron is responsible for this through its actions as an aromatase inhibitor and an anti-estrogen of sorts, which serves to reduce any possible subcutaneous water retention that may obscure the view of muscle mass underneath. The result is what is commonly referred to as a ‘hardening’ or a ‘chiseling’ effect on the physique. The fact of the matter is that this is the mechanism by which Masteron exhibits this ‘hardening’ effect. However, it must be noted that in order for this effect to be experienced at its fullest, a low body fat percentage must be held by the user otherwise Masteron’s effect in an individual who possesses a body fat percentage higher than a certain amount will be useless.

2. Masteron potentiates the effects (to a certain degree) of any other anabolic steroids it is stacked with in any variety of Masteron cycles. It has been previously mentioned that Masteron holds a moderate anabolic strength rating, making it only ever so slightly stronger than Testosterone, and in some cases may be weaker. Masteron’s highlight lies in its ability to assist and potentiate the activity and effects of other compounds stacked with it. Essentially, it allows the other stacked anabolic steroids alongside it to exhibit better effects. This occurs not only through its anti-estrogen and anti-aromatase effects, but through its ability to prevent a measurable amount of SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) from binding to other anabolic steroids and rendering them inactive. This is a characteristic shared in varying degrees among all DHT-derivative compounds (Winstrol, Anavar, Primobolan, etc.).

Therefore, Masteron is best utilized stacked alongside other compounds in any Masteron cycles. It is only in this manner of use that Masteron can be successfully utilized in a bulking or lean mass cycle, of which it would normally exhibit sub-par effects if run as a primary anabolic steroid in such cycles (to the disappointment of the user). The perfect Masteron cycles, however, happen to be pre-contest and cutting cycles where fat loss and the visual clarity and definition of musculature are of paramount importance and the prime goal.

Beginner Masteron Cycle

Beginner Masteron Cycle Example (12 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1 – 12:
- Testosterone Enanthate at 300 – 500mg/week
- Masteron (Drostanolone Enanthate) at 400mg/week

This is essentially a basic beginner example of a Masteron cycle in which the Enanthate variant of Masteron is utilized. The Enanthate variant of Masteron in this particular case is chosen for the convenience aspect often sought after by beginner anabolic steroid users. The Enanthate variant allows infrequent injection schedules and combines perfectly with the Enanthate variant of Testosterone. Testosterone in this case is utilized in the bodybuilding range of 300 – 500mg weekly (up to the user’s preference due to the fact that the individual’s experience with Testosterone should allow the user the ability to understand which Testosterone doses are appropriate). The general idea of Masteron cycles such as this one is to provide an introduction to Masteron and its effects experienced. Because of the aromatase inhibiting effect of Masteron, it should largely be unnecessary for the user to utilize an extra aromatase inhibitor in order to deal with any possible aromatization of Testosterone in this case. It is important to understand, however, that Masteron is not as strong of an aromatase inhibitor as the strong ancillary aromatase inhibitors such as Aromasin, Arimidex, or Letrozole. Should the doses of aromatizable compounds in a stack become too large, Masteron’s aromatase inhibiting effect will be unable to meet the demands of aromatase inhibition in such a case. Many individuals have reported gynecomastia development during a cycle in which Masteron was utilized alongside aromatizable compounds such as Dianabol and Testosterone.

Intermediate Masteron Cycle

Intermediate Masteron Cycle Example (10 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1 – 10:
- Testosterone Propionate at 100mg/week (25mg every other day)
- Masteron (Drostanolone Propionate) at 400mg/week (100mg every other day)
Weeks 1 – 8:
- Anavar at 50 – 70mg/day

Anvarox 15This is an intermediate Masteron cycle that is a lean mass or cutting centered cycle, designed to ‘harden’ the physique as much as possible while providing either fat loss or lean mass gain with minimal fat gain and zero water retention (provided the individual’s diet is adjusted to facilitate any of these desired goals. Testosterone is relegated to a support position at a TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) dose of 100mg weekly. Testosterone in this cycle is present only to maintain normal and proper physiological functions governed by Testosterone in the absence of natural endogenous production of Testosterone due to the use of anabolic steroids in this cycle. Using Testosterone at such a low dose should also negate any possible amount of aromatization without the need for an aromatase inhibitor. In this cycle, Masteron would further facilitate this by acting as an aromatase inhibitor itself. The use of Masteron and Anavar as the primary compounds will serve to provide a lean hard physique in either the caloric deficit of a cutting cycle, or the addition of lean mass in a lean mass cycle without the added water weight or fat retention/gain.

Advanced Masteron Cycle

Advanced Masteron Cycle Example (10 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1 – 10:
- Testosterone Propionate at 100mg/week (25mg every other day)
- Masteron (Drostanolone Propionate) at 400mg/week (100mg every other day)
- Trenbolone Acetate at 400mg/week (100mg every other day)

This is the most powerful of cycles designed to harden the physique for a pre-contest or cutting phase while also lending enough anabolic strength to facilitate lean mass addition or even a full-out bulk. All has remained the same as the intermediate Masteron cycle listed above with the exception of the addition of Trenbolone. It has long since been considered that the combination of Testosterone, Trenbolone, and Masteron is a stack that will provide some of the most notable and dramatic physique changes (provided that the user’s nutrition and training is adjusted to favor such outcomes). Trenbolone itself is extremely powerful and cannot convert into Estrogen. In combination with Masteron in such a cycle, and provided nutrition and training are impeccable, the majority of individuals should be able to achieve a competition-worthy physique.