Testosterone in Every Cycle

The Importance of Testosterone Inclusion in Every Cycle

It is a well-known set-in-stone rule that Testosterone is such an essentially important hormone that it must be included as the primary base compound in every single cycle as either a primary anabolic compound, or at the very least as a supportive compound in the role of TRT. A ‘primary anabolic compound’ is defined as a compound within a cycle that acts as one of the primary contributors to muscle accrual, and must usually be run at supraphysiological bodybuilding doses to do so. A perfect example is a cycle consisting of Testosterone and Dianabol (Methandrostenolone) in which Testosterone is run at 500mg per week alongside Dianabol at 30mg per day. In such a case, both compounds are utilized at bodybuilding doses (supraphysiological doses), and are therefore acting as primary anabolic compounds. A cycle consisting of Testosterone, Dianabol, and Proviron (Mesterolone) at doses of 500mg/week (Testosterone), 30mg/day (Dianabol), and 25mg/day (Proviron) is a display of Proviron not acting as a primary anabolic while the other two compounds do. The role if Proviron in this case is that of a supportive compound, as it is run at a dose too low to be considered a ‘bodybuilding’ dose, and Proviron itself is not a very strong anabolic compound by any measure.

Testosterone Molecule

The use of Testosterone in a cycle that includes, for example, Testosterone at 100mg/week, Trenbolone at 400mg/week, and Masteron (Drostanolone) at 400mg/week is the perfect example of a cycle in which Testosterone is not a primary anabolic compound. In this case, Testosterone then takes upon a supportive role of TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) in order to merely maintain normal physiological levels of Testosterone during a period in which the body’s own endogenous production of Testosterone will be suppressed and/or shut down (as a result of the anabolic steroid cycle). This is a perfect description of the use of Testosterone at TRT doses during cycles, and this concept, as well as the reasons behind it, will be further expanded upon slightly very shortly in this article. Whichever the individual’s decision may be, the concept that Testosterone must be run in every single cycle is a basic stipulation of proper and responsible anabolic steroid use. It is a basic rule that Testosterone must be included in every cycle run – there are no exceptions to this rule.

Why Must Testosterone Be Included In Every Cycle?

Testosterone is, quite plainly, the original anabolic steroid; it is the body’s primary androgen that is necessary for a myriad of proper physiological functions. It is a hormone that is manufactured naturally inside all humans and the majority of animal species. It is because of this that Testosterone is considered the safest anabolic steroid, as mentioned many times throughout this article. It cannot be stressed enough that this is because it is the hormone within each human being that is already secreted, already utilized, and is already accustomed to. The logic then follows that the use of Testosterone for the purpose of performance and physique enhancement is easily described as the act of presenting greater amounts of a hormone that the body already secretes and utilizes into the body in order to maximize levels of these hormones for a temporary period (a cycle).
It is through this logic that it has also been determined, as a solid ground rule to anabolic steroid use, that every single first cycle for should always be a cycle of Testosterone-only (any selected variant of Testosterone) as their very first cycle. Testosterone-only cycles introduce the user to a safer anabolic steroid (Testosterone) that the human body has been previously accustomed to naturally for many years prior, as all human beings previously manufacture and utilize Testosterone endogenously. What this opens for the individual anabolic steroid user is the ability to gauge their reaction to the most basic anabolic steroid, Testosterone. It is the result of this gauging procedure that the user can assess his potential reactions and responses to other anabolic steroid analogues and derivatives. This is because the rationale behind the process dictates that there is a high probability that if an individual responds nastily in various undesirable manners to a basic Testosterone cycle, then there will likely be a greater probability of the individual responding in an even worse manner to the majority of other anabolic steroids, which of course are essentially modified analogues of Testosterone.

Why Must Testosterone Be the Only Anabolic Steroid In a First Cycle?

The same concept runs true in the sense that it is undesirable to stack multiple anabolic steroids in the very first cycle an individual will engage in. The issue with stacking compounds in a beginner cycle rests in the fact that it is quite possibly a very dangerous practice where unknown reactions are concerned. An individual who is a beginner that has never before utilized anabolic steroids (or has never engaged in cycle up to this point in their lives) would be unsure of what to expect in terms of effects, side effects, and experiences upon first use. Considering the massive amount of misinformation and over-exaggerated propaganda in regards to anabolic steroids by the general public, this can be quite concerning for a novice anabolic steroid user who is beginning to tread on unfamiliar waters. It then stands to reason that if a stack of multiple anabolic steroids are run in a first-time beginner cycle, and the individual reacts in a very negative fashion (or begins to experience very undesirable side effects), there is no possible means for this individual to narrow down and determine which of the multiple stacked compounds is the culprit for the bad reaction. There might even be multiple compounds exhibiting such an undesirable effect, and there might even be two or more anabolic steroids that would never exhibit such an effect without the synergistic interconnected effects with other compounds in the stack. One can easily see how this could easily become life-threatening if a particular reaction were to be a very serious mortal reaction, such as an allergic reaction, for example.

What Are The Risks of Leaving Testosterone Out of Every Cycle?

In the case of the utilization of Testosterone as a base essential compound in every single cycle, the idea of running a cycle that does not include Testosterone (or is an oral anabolic steroid only cycle) is, simply put, a very bad idea. Without any form of Testosterone present (endogenous or exogenous), the body will be unable to maintain those normal physiological functions that are controlled and governed by Testosterone itself.  Many other analogues and derivative anabolic steroids, such as Trenbolone for example, might perhaps be several times as anabolic as Testosterone (in Trenbolone’s case, it is five times the strength of Testosterone, which is extremely impressive). But these attributes and greater anabolic strength increases are all the advantages that the majority of these compounds have going for them. For example, as previously mentioned, Trenbolone is a very strong anabolic steroid – the strongest conventionally and commercially available anabolic steroid in existence – with absolutely no Estrogenic effects and very strong anabolic effects.  However, it does not serve as a proper androgen for normal physiological function within the body. ‘Normal physiological function’ refers to far more than one or two functions such as libido or other apparent functions which happen to be overanalyzed and overemphasized by many individuals that do not see what is essentially ‘the big picture’. The human body’s physiology and endocrine system are not as abridged and dumbed down as many uneducated anabolic steroid users make it out to be, especially when trivializing the inclusion of Testosterone in every cycle.

Testosterone is a hormone that is vital for proper libido function, it is a regulator of cognitive and physical energy, it serves to regulate the population of thromboxane A2 receptors on megakaryocytes and platelets (and hence platelet aggregation in humans), and it is critical for proper function of mental and psychological processes, as well as a myriad of other crucial physiological functions – so many, in fact, that to cover all of these functions would require a completely separate article. However, the majority of these functions have already been discussed throughout this article, and the absolute importance of Testosterone in every cycle for the purpose of the upkeep of these proper physiological functions should be of no surprise to the reader at this point. Because a certain anabolic steroid is ‘better’ or ‘stronger’ than Testosterone in one or two select areas (namely anabolic tissue increases, which is what every individual overemphasizes), and that it could possibly be more convenient to administer (such as oral-only cycles), absolutely does not mean that it is better than Testosterone in every single aspect and function. The majority of anabolic steroid analogues either do nothing at all or falls very short in providing proper regulation to many of those physiological functions that Testosterone is responsible for regulating and governing. There are in fact a plethora of other anabolic steroid variants that can and do also serve to in fact mitigate (hamper or disable) those functions.