Just as its doses, Testosterone Cypionate cycles are extremely flexible and versatile in terms of its use. Testosterone is perhaps the most versatile and flexible anabolic steroid capable of quite literally anything and assisting any user in achieving any goal desired. In addition to its quality of extreme versatility, it has also been previously mentioned that Testosterone is by far the safest anabolic steroid. It possesses a plethora of essential features and functions that necessitates its use in every single anabolic steroid cycle – absolutely no cycles of any anabolic steroids should be run without at least a TRT dose of Testosterone Cypionate used.
In terms of the actual Testosterone Cypionate cycles, it is also a compound that exhibits a very broad and vast level of compatibility with other anabolic steroids. Testosterone in general is stackable and compatible with every single anabolic steroid in existence (after all, its use is essential when running any other anabolic steroid). The only minor exception to this rule is the fact that various esterified variants of Testosterone tends to stack better with other anabolic steroids that possess very similar half-lives and release rates. However, this is not so much an exception to the rule as much as it is an issue of convenience. For example, Testosterone Cypionate is much more compatible in terms of injection and administration scheduling with Trenbolone Enanthate than it is with Trenbolone Acetate. Testosterone Cypionate can be utilized with Trenbolone Acetate with no problems, but the issue here is that Testosterone cypionate possesses a half-life of 12 days while Trenbolone Acetate possesses a half-life of 3 days. One can easily see here how this can be an inconvenience, so these differences must be noted and made aware of. This is why Testosterone Cypionate will combine better with Trenbolone Enanthate, as they both possess almost the same half-life, and therefore injection schedules are more convenient, and both anabolic steroids can be administered at the exact same times at the exact same frequency.
Testosterone Cypionate cycles of various different types are very much possible, and this has been previously touched upon in the previous section where doses were covered. Cutting, bulking, and lean mass cycles are all equally possible with Testosterone Cypionate, although every user and potential user must be aware that an aromatase inhibitor will be required during cutting or lean mass cycles in order to remove the water retention that will provide a bloated, soft, and puffy looking physique. That is unless the soft and puffy look is of no concern to the individual, even during a fat loss phase.
The length and kick-in period of Testosterone Cypionate cycles must also be made aware of. Testosterone Cypionate holds a half-life of 12 days, which necessitates an extended Testosterone Cypionate cycle length of approximately 10 – 12 weeks. Because of the longer period of time required for optimal peak stable blood plasma levels to be achieved, the ‘kick-in’ period whereby the user begins to experience physique changes and strength gains in the gym will not occur until approximately 4 – 6 weeks into the cycle. This is in contrast with anabolic steroids that possess shorter esters and therefore shorter half-lives, where the ‘kick-in’ period for these compounds is in the range of weeks 2 – 4 into a cycle.
Beginner Testosterone Cypionate Cycle
Beginner Testosterone Cypionate Cycle Example (12 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1 – 12:
- Testosterone Cypionate 300 – 500mg/week
This is regarded by many as the most basic of any anabolic steroid cycle, which is also the most basic of Testosterone Cypionate cycles for beginners. This is a perfect introductory cycle for any beginner to the world of anabolic steroids. Every first-time beginner anabolic steroid cycle should always consist of Testosterone-only. Any preferred ester variant of Testosterone can be used, but this particular cycle involves the use of Testosterone Cypionate. The reason for such an essential stipulation of anabolic steroid use is that as previously mentioned many times thus far throughout this profile, Testosterone is known to be the safest anabolic steroid, as it is what the human body manufactures endogenously and what it is accustomed to. This will allow the beginner the advantage of measuring and gauging their individual responses to the most natural and basic anabolic steroid: Testosterone. Testosterone is, for the most part, what every other anabolic steroid is a derivative of. It therefore makes logical sense to gauge responses with Testosterone first on its own before moving on to other compounds, as there is a high possibility that if an individual responds in a very negative manner to a simple Testosterone-only cycle, then that same individual may respond in an even more negative manner to other compounds. This Testosterone Cypionate cycle would be best suited as a bulking or lean mass gaining cycle.
Intermediate Testosterone Cypionate Cycle
Intermediate Testosterone Cypionate Cycle Example (12 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1 – 12:
- Testosterone Cypionate at 500mg/week
- Nandrolone Decanoate (AKA Deca Durabolin) at 400mg/week
Weeks 1 – 4:
- Dianabol at 25mg/day
This intermediate Testosterone Cypionate cycle is that of the ever so popular and commonly used Testosterone/Nandrolone/Dianabol cycle stack. It is, of course, best suited as an intermediate level Testosterone Cypionate cycle, and contrary to what the majority of anabolic steroid users think, this is by no means a beginner cycle. Testosterone-only beginner cycles and the purpose behind them have been explained above, but the additional use of other compounds in a cycle can often become hazardous for a beginner who is largely unfamiliar with the world of anabolic steroids, and may react negatively to one or more stacked compounds. Because multiple compounds are utilized, the unfortunate individual will be unsure as to which compound is the culprit of these negative reactions and side effects. Such a situation could prove lethal in the case of allergic reactions as well. This is why beginners should always start off with the basics before stacking compounds. This intermediate stack is once again preferred for the purpose of bulking and strength gaining.
Advanced Testosterone Cypionate Cycle
Advanced Testosterone Cypionate Cycle Example (12 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1 – 12:
- Testosterone Cypionate at 100mg/week
- Trenbolone Enanthate at 600mg/week
This is one of the perfect examples of advanced Testosterone Cypionate cycles, and this particular one is demonstrable of the use of Testosterone Cypionate as a supportive compound utilized at TRT doses purely for the purpose of maintaining normal physiological function in the absence of normal functioning endogenous Testosterone production (it is suppressed as a result of the use of anabolic steroids). Therefore, Testosterone Cypionate has been reduced to the typical TRT dose of 100mg per week. This normal physiological Testosterone dose will allow Estrogen level control throughout the cycle without the requirement of an aromatase inhibitor. This is because the rate of aromatization of Testosterone into Estrogen at doses closer to the normal physiological range is greatly reduced. As a result, Trenbolone Enanthate now functions as the primary anabolic compound (aka the ‘workhorse’ compound) that will function to provide the muscle growth throughout the cycle. Trenbolone is strictly an advanced level anabolic steroid, unfit for use by beginners of any type. In this cycle, the Enanthate variant of Trenbolone is utilized simply due to its seamless compatibility with the Testosterone Cyp, as the Cypionate and Enanthate esters as previously discussed both possess almost identical half-lives. This therefore provides an ease of convenience for the user, as well as smoother injection and administration frequencies. The fact that Testosterone is being utilized at a low enough doses to avoid aromatization, combined with the fact that Trenbolone’s inability to convert into Estrogen at any dose should result in the total elimination of any potential water retention, bloating, gynecomastia or any side effects associated with Estrogen. It is important to note that this cycle in particular is strong enough to be utilized as a bulking cycle, lean mass cycle, or cutting cycle – all without the inflated potential for water retention or other Estrogenic side effects.