Testosterone itself is the most flexible and versatile anabolic steroid when its variety of uses are concerned, and Testosterone Propionate cycles can be utilized for any desired purpose or any goal. Testosterone is the only anabolic steroid that holds the capability of being safely and effectively run solitarily on its own. This is a feature that very few, if any, other anabolic steroids possess. Testosterone Propionate can be run alone solitarily but it is also frequently stacked with other different anabolic steroids in Testosterone Propionate cycles because Testosterone is compatible with literally every single other type of anabolic steroid. As with all different types of esterified anabolic steroids, Testosterone Propionate is best stacked alongside anabolic steroids that possess a similar short half-life (such as Nandrolone Phenylpropionate, Stanozolol, Trenbolone Acetate, etc.). Simultaneously, Testosterone Propionate possesses a half-life of 4.5 days necessitating every other day injections, which may not meld as seamlessly with long estered anabolic steroids that require less frequent injections. A common question asked among the anabolic steroid using community is whether or not short estered anabolic steroids such as Testosterone Propionate can be stacked with a long estered anabolic steroid such as Nandrolone Decanoate (Deca Durabolin) or Boldenone Undecylenate (Equipoise). The answer is yes, but may provide more inconvenient administration and dosing schedules, seeing as though Testosterone Propionate requires every other day injections while the two aforementioned long estered anabolic steroids require only twice weekly injections.
Because Testosterone Propionate is a slower releasing anabolic steroid with a shorter half-life of 4.5, it holds the capability for allowing users to run short Testosterone Propionate cycles in the range of 8 – 10 weeks (and sometimes as short as 6 weeks). This is due to the shorter time required for optimal peak blood plasma levels to be achieved because of the faster release. Therefore, the kick-in period occurs at a sooner date (approximately 2-4 weeks into the cycle for most users) than the long estered slow releasing anabolic steroids (4 – 6 weeks into a cycle for most people).
Many ask the question as to whether shorter cycles are more beneficial or not. The answer is that they are, as longer anabolic steroid cycles present the issue of more severe HPTA (Hypothalamic Pituitary Testicular Axis) suppression and shut down, resulting in a much more difficult recovery period during the post-cycle weeks. The majority of the time with shorter cycles, the HPTA does not, in layman’s terms, ‘catch on’ as quickly to the exogenous hormones. This is why many will enjoy shorter cycles such as 8 week cycles – the individual will be able to get on the cycle fast, make their gains quickly, and get off cycle and into PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) before the body begins to undergo severe HPTA suppression or shut down. Of course, every individual possesses their own unique sensitivity to HPTA shutdown (some shut down slower than others, some faster than others, and some do not shut down at all). But as a general idea shared by many who enjoy Testosterone Propionate cycles in particular is that shorter cycles are better for these reasons.
Beginner Testosterone Propionate Cycle
Beginner Testosterone Propionate Cycle Example (10 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1 – 10:
– Testosterone Propionate at 75 – 125mg every other day (300 – 500mg/week)
This is the most quintessential beginner basic cycle, and is the simplest of all Testosterone Propionate cycles for beginners. It is the perfect introduction to anabolic steroids in general for any newcomer to the world of anabolic steroid use. Every first-time beginner anabolic steroid cycle should always be a Testosterone-only cycle of some form of Testosterone. The reason for such a stipulation of anabolic steroid use is that Testosterone is the safest anabolic steroid, as it is what the human body manufactures endogenously therefore this is the precise anabolic steroid that it is accustomed to, as every human body manufactures this hormone endogenously. This grants the beginner the opportunity to measure and gauge their individual responses to the most natural and basic anabolic steroid: Testosterone. Testosterone is ultimately what every other anabolic steroid is a derivative of, and it makes logical sense to gauge individual responsiveness 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 worse to other compounds. Testosterone Propionate is the Testosterone product of choice in this particular case, and this Testosterone Propionate cycle would be best suited as a bulking or lean mass gaining cycle.
It must be noted to the reader, who might possibly be a beginner, that stacking anabolic steroids should never be performed on the very first cycle, and that the first few beginner cycles should be Testosterone-only. The additional use of other compounds in a first-time 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.
Intermediate Testosterone Propionate Cycle
Intermediate Testosterone Propionate Cycle Example (10 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1 – 10:
– Testosterone Propionate at 75 – 125mg every other day (300 – 500mg/week)
– Nandrolone Decanoate (Deca Durabolin) at 400mg/week
Weeks 1 – 4:
– Dianabol at 25mg/day
A perfect example of a cycle in which an individual will utilize a short acting anabolic steroid, such as Testosterone Propionate, with a long estered long-acting anabolic steroid such as Nandrolone Decanoate (Deca Durabolin). In specific detail, an individual would typically aminister Testosterone Propionate every other day, while Deca Durabolin would be administered twice weekly evenly apart (Monday and Thursday, for example). An individual engaging in this type of Testosterone Propionate cycle would schedule and time the Nandrolone Decanoate injections to coincide with the varying Testosterone Propionate injections. This is to say that, for example, if Testosterone Propionate’s injection schedule lands on the following days – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday – then Nandrolone Decanoate would be administered on the Tuesday and Monday of that administration schedule.
Advanced Testosterone Propionate Cycle
Advanced Testosterone Propionate Cycle Example (8 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1 – 8:
– Testosterone Propionate at 25mg every other day (100mg/week)
– Tren Acetate at 100mg every other day (400mg/week)
A very typical and quintessential example of advanced Testosterone Propionate cycles, this particular cycle is demonstrable of the use of Testosterone Propionate 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 Propionate has been reduced to the typical TRT dose of 100mg weekly. 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 Acetate 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 Acetate variant of Trenbolone is utilized simply due to its seamless compatibility with Testosterone Propionate. This is because the Propionate and Acetate esters as, previously mentioned early on in this section of the profile, both possess almost identical half-lives (3 days for Trenbolone Acetate and 4.5 days for Testosterone Propionate). 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.