Turinabol is in fact a compound best utilized (stacked) alongside other compounds in cycles. It holds an especially synergistic effect with Testosterone or any other similar androgens that tend to succumb to the inhibitions of SHBG. SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) is a protein that binds to Testosterone and renders it temporarily inactive, in effect ‘handcuffing’ Testosterone. The result is the hormone it binds to (in this case, Testosterone) merely floating around in circulation unable to do its job (free vs. bound Testosterone). Turinabol has been found to effectively bind to SHBG, allowing greater amounts of free Testosterone to circulate the body imparting its muscle-building effects. This means that although Turinabol might be costly considering its anabolic:androgenic ratio, it can easily be utilized at a low dose in Turinabol cycles alongside other compounds in order to allow those other compounds to act more efficiently in the body rather than becoming bound by SHBG and rendered useless as a result.
Otherwise, Turinabol cycles tend to be mostly pre-contest and fat loss / cutting cycles whereby the idea is to merely preserve muscle mass during periods of caloric restriction. Turinabol cycles as bulking or mass gaining cycles are rarely utilized due to the very weak anabolic nature of Turinabol, and with the existence of compounds that are better suited for bulking and mass gaining (as well as being cheaper than Turinabol to boot). Oral Turinabol cycles therefore tend to serve a better niche as a pre-contest and cutting anabolic steroid, as well as a supportive compound during any cycle for the purpose of allowing the other anabolic steroids it is stacked with to more efficiently operate in the body (i.e. keeping SHBG from binding to the other utilized compounds).
Beginner Turinabol Cycle
Beginner Turinabol Cycle Example (12 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1 – 12:
– Testosterone Enanthate at 300 – 500mg/week
Weeks 1 – 8:
– Turinabol at 30mg/day
On the basic end of things, this type of Turinabol cycle presents its use as somewhat of a kickstarting compound alongside its ability to bind to SHBG, allowing greater amounts of the Testosterone used to become free in the bloodstream to do its work. As the Testosterone utilized here is a long-estered variant, the time required before blood levels become optimally steady and stable to as to allow the user to experience gains will be at least 3 or 4 weeks into use. During this period of time, Turinabol is exhibiting its effects on the body providing steady lean mass gains while blood plasma levels of Testosterone build. With the SHBG-binding effect of Turinabol, the Testosterone used should provide a noticeably greater degree of anabolism once the ‘kick-in’ period is experienced about 3 or 4 weeks into the cycle.
Intermediate Turinabol Cycle
Intermediate Turinabol Cycle Example (12 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1 – 12:
– Testosterone Cypionate at 100mg/week
– Deca Durabolin (Nandrolone Decanoate) at 400mg/week
Weeks 1 – 8:
– Turinabol at 60mg/day
This Turinabol cycle introduces a higher Turinabol dose so as to allow more anabolic effects to impart from it in addition to the other compounds used. The other two compounds utilized, Testosterone Cypionate and Deca, are both long-estered anabolic steroids that require large cycle lengths. The majority of users who utilize Deca and Testosterone Cypionate will not normally begin to experience dramatic effects until weeks 4 or 5, during which time the Turinabol should provide some constant and steady gains. The gains experienced during this Turinabol cycle should be almost all lean mass without much, if any, water retention at all. Testosterone is utilized at a TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) dose of 100mg per week for the purpose of maintaining normal physiological levels of Testosterone, not for making gains. The gains provided will be the result of the use of Deca and Turinabol, both compounds that are very well known for their ability to provide lean quality strength and size gains that are not dramatic, but are instead almost completely lean muscle with no fat gain/retention or water retention. The slow and steady gains provided during this 12 week cycle should naturally be more likely to remain on the user (provided PCT, training, and nutrition is properly implemented) than other cycles where the mass gains are dramatic but full of water.
Advanced Turinabol Cycle
Advanced Turinabol Cycle Example (8 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1 – 8:
– Testosterone Propionate at 100mg/week (25mg every other day)
– Trenbolone Acetate at 400mg/week (100mg every other day)
– Turinabol at 80mg/day
Advanced Turinabol cycles such as this one present Turinabol used in the upper higher end of the dose range (80mg/day) within an all-inclusive 8 week cycle in which every compound is begun at the same time, and halted at the same time. Testosterone in its short estered format of Testosterone Propionate is utilized at a TRT dose of 100mg/week in order to maintain normal physiological levels of Testosterone during a time in which endogenous Testosterone will be suppressed and/or shut down from the use of other compounds. The workhorse anabolic steroids that are to provide the quality muscle and strength gains are the other two compounds aside from Testosterone: Trenbolone and Turinabol. Both Trenbolone and Turinabol are unable to aromatize into Estrogen, and with Testosterone utilized at a TRT dose of 100mg/week, there should be very little to no estrogen conversion during this cycle, and therefore no risks at all of estrogenic side effects. The result of a cycle such as this is a quick hard hitting lean mass cycle with no bloating or water retention that can be used for fat loss or pre-contest as well. These types of Turinabol cycles are very flexible and can be utilized for multiple goals, applications, and desires.
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