Although Parabolan is a very strong and very potent anabolic steroid on its own and in its own right, it is often stacked and combined with other anabolic steroids. In fact, it is highly recommended that Parabolan is utilized with at least a physiologic Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) dose of Testosterone, and this guideline is often considered an absolute must in today’s modern age in performance enhancing drug and anabolic steroid use.
Firstly, the importance of the use of Testosterone with Parabolan should be covered and outlined for the reader. Testosterone is an essential anabolic steroid that should, in fact, be an essential and non-negotiable component of any cycle (especially in a Parabolan cycle). Parabolan being a Trenbolone product requires Testosterone for essential function of many of the human body’s normal physiological functions. Although Trenbolone itself is a very potent and very strong anabolic steroid (significantly more so than Testosterone itself), it lacks the capability to govern many of the essential functions in the body that Testosterone is responsible for maintaining. It should be remembered that Trenbolone is classified as a 19-nor Progestogenic compound, and is highly suppressive to endogenous Testosterone function (something that will be covered in greater detail in the Parabolan side effects section of this profile). As such, when an individual decides to engage in Parabolan cycles, it should be understood that this will result in natural endogenous Testosterone production to cease (or at the very least, become highly suppressed). This results in a complete lack of Testosterone in circulation in the body during the use of Parabolan, which can cause drastic problems to arise for the user. Most notable is the experience of sexual dysfunction, either in the form of libido loss or anorgasmia (the inability to orgasm), and is very closely related to the Progestogenic nature of Parabolan as well as the suppression of the body’s endogenous Testosterone production.
The only possible mitigation of this problem is through the use of Testosterone in Parabolan cycles. The individual can either elect to utilize a bodybuilding dose of Testosteorne (greater than 300mg per week) or a Testosterone replacement (TRT) dose of Testosterone with Parabolan (100 – 250mg per week). The latter idea of utilizing Testosterone at a TRT dose within Parabolan cycles (or any anabolic steroid cycles for that matter) is merely for the purpose of restoring and maintaining normal physiological function that would otherwise be lost with a lack of Testosterone. The other benefit is that the dose of Testosterone used is, for the most part, too little for the body to aromatize a great deal that would result in Estrogen related side effects such as gynecomastia, water retention, and bloating. This allows the user to experience the benefits of Parabolan as though they are running it on its own (without the detrimental effects of suppressed Testosterone levels). This effectively allows the user to completely avoid bloating and water retention from the Testosterone (due to the TRT doses of Testosterone) and allows Parabolan’s effectiveness to really shine.
Parabolan cycles also commonly include other similar anabolic steroids, especially for competitive bodybuilders and athletes. These can include compounds such as Winstrol (Stanozolol), Primobolan (Methenolone), Anavar (Oxandrolone), and others. This allows the user to achieve an even more enhanced and greater effect on the physical changes experienced and grants the user a heightened level of ‘hardness’ and ‘density’ to the musculature in his build. This is often the goal of competitive bodybuilders leading up to a show or an event. Parabolan cycles can also include other mass building agents such as Dianabol (Methandrostenolone), Anadrol (Oxymetholone), or Deca-Durabolin (Nandrolone Decanoate) as well as others. Such Parabolan cycles and stacks are focused towards bulking up and the gaining of mass rather than achieving the ripped and cut look required prior to a bodybuilding show.
Because Parabolan (Trenbolone Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate) is a longer acting format of Trenbolone, Parabolan cycles are normally required to be run for longer periods of time than most other compounds (usually in the range of 12 – 14 weeks or longer) due to the amount of time required to achieve peak optimal blood plasma levels of the compound. In such situations, gains and changes experienced by users are not normally seen until 4, 5, or even 6 weeks into the cycle (as opposed to shorter acting compounds such as Trenbolone Acetate, which act faster in the body and result in faster experience of gains). With such a late ‘kick-in’ period, Parabolan cycles should be longer in duration so that the user will experience the full effect of the drug and obtain the most out of their cycle.
Beginner Parabolan Cycle
Beginner Parabolan cycle example (12 weeks total cycle time)
– Testosterone Cypionate at 500mg/week
– Parabolan (Trenbolone Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate) at 228mg/week
Such a beginner Parabolan cycle is merely a starting point for those experienced anabolic steroid users just getting into the use of Parabolan. Testosterone Cypionate, a long acting variant of Testosterone at a bodybuilding dose of 500mg/week is typically stacked alongside Parabolan due to their almost seamless compatibility. Both compounds exhibit very similar half-lives and rates of release. This beginner Parabolan cycle could be classified more as a bulking or mass gaining cycle due to the doses utilized.
Intermediate Parabolan Cycle
Intermediate Parabolan cycle example (14 weeks total cycle time)
– Testosterone Enanthate at 100mg/week
– Parabolan (Trenbolone Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate) at 350mg/week
– Equipoise (Boldenone Undecylenate) at 400mg/week
Weeks 1 – 6:
– Dianabol (Methandrostenolone) at 25mg/day
This intermediate Parabolan cycle could be classified as another bulking or mass gaining cycle, and combines three anabolic steroids similar in their release rates and half-lives. Testosterone Enanthate is utilized at a TRT dose of 100mg/week, while Equipoise is utilized at 400mg/week. This cycle should present a low incidence of aromatization, with the exception of the possibility of Dianabol. Dianabol is inserted at the beginning of the cycle and run until week 6 in order to kick-start the cycle. Kick starting is an effort to throw in a compound (usually an oral anabolic steroid) that will achieve blood plasma levels fast during the first few weeks while the long acting compounds slowly build up in the user’s system. The use of a kickstarting compound is done so that the user can experience gains within the first several weeks when they otherwise wouldn’t experience fast changes from the long-acting compounds alone.
Advanced Parabolan Cycle
Intermediate Parabolan cycle example (12 weeks total cycle time)
– Testosterone Enanthate at 100mg/week
– Parabolan (Trenbolone Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate) at 500mg/week
– Primobolan (Methenolone Enanthate) at 1,000mg/week
Weeks 1 – 6:
– Oral Winstrol (Stanozolol) at 50mg/day
This intermediate Parabolan cycle is easily classified as a pre-contest or cutting cycle where either fat loss or lean mass gain (with as little fat or water gain/retention as possible) is desired. Once again, similar acting compounds in terms of half-life are used together. Testosterone Enanthate is relegated to a support position of TRT once again. Primobolan, a favourite among competitive bodybuilders (especially for pre-contest) is used and the benefits garnered from a high dose would assist in achieving the hard and dense look of the physique, especially when Parabolan is used. The use of Winstrol (oral format) is not only for the purpose of somewhat of a kickstart, but also to assist the user in achieving a dry, ripped, and hard look to the physique.