Intermediate Steroid Cycles (Cycle #1)

Intermediate Steroid Cycles (Cycle #1)

The following cycles are not intended to be used by people who have never cycled before. You should have completed at least one or two cycles before considering the ones below.

Intermediate Steroid Cycles
(Cycle #1: Bulking)

By Anthony Roberts

If you´re anything like me, you took a look at the title of this article and wondered what an intermediate is. It´s relatively easy to figure out what a beginner is, because chances are if you haven´t done steroids, you already know that you´re a beginner. And if you´ve been using steroids for nearly a decade (as I have), you would probably have assumed you would need an advanced cycle. But if you fall in this grey area in the middle, then you´re probably wondering what kind of cycles you need.

Well, I´m going to set up some guidelines to figure out whether you´re an intermediate, ok? You´re an intermediate if you´ve been lifting for at least 3 years and have done at least 3 cycles. And I think, to make my definition of intermediate a little easier to understand, I´ll also suggest that you need to have done at least 3 different anabolic steroids, and stacked them in at least one of your cycles. You with me, so far? What I´m saying is that in order to be an intermediate, you have:

  • Done 3 cycles or more
  • Used three different Anabolic steroids
  • Stacked 2 steroids in at least one cycle

If you´ve done all of the above then you are (at least) an intermediate steroid user, and the cycle I´m going to outline here is for you. SO let´s take a look at a sample intermediate bulking cycle, and then I´ll give you the reasoning behind it.

Week
Testosterone
(Cypionate or Enanthate)
Deca-Durabolin
(Nandrolone Decanoate)
Dianabol
(Methandrostenolone)
Arimidex*
(Anastrozole)
1
500 mgs
400 mgs
25-50 mgs/day
0.5 mgs/day
2
500 mgs
400 mgs
25-50 mgs/day
0.5 mgs/day
3
500 mgs
400 mgs
25-50 mgs/day
0.5 mgs/day
3
500 mgs
400 mgs
25-50 mgs/day
0.5 mgs/day
4
500 mgs
400 mgs
25-50 mgs/day
0.5 mgs/day
5
500 mgs
400 mgs
25-50 mgs/day
0.5 mgs/day
6
500 mgs
400 mgs
 
0.5 mgs/day
7
500 mgs
400 mgs
 
0.5 mgs/day
8
500 mgs
400 mgs
 
0.5 mgs/day
9
500 mgs
400 mgs
 
0.5 mgs/day
10
500 mgs
400 mgs
 
0.5 mgs/day
11
500 mgs
400 mgs
 
0.5 mgs/day
12
500 mgs
 
 
0.5 mgs/day

*If necessary.

Ok, so what we have here is a nice bulking cycle that uses about a gram per week of anabolics, on average, and makes use of orals in the beginning to help you see results more quickly. In the beginning, you´re going to be running between 25 and 50mgs per day of Dianabol, which will allow you to see results very quickly while blood plasma levels of the long estered Testosterone and Nandrolone products to build up to their peak levels. I´m a firm believer that when you run a bulking cycle, you want to maximize the amount of weight you gain for the time that you´re on steroids. Typically, people don´t “feel” the long estered products effects until a quite a few weeks into the cycle. That´s why I like to kickstart a bulking cycle with an oral like Dianabol. I look at it as a numbers game& if you can manage to keep 50% of the weight you gain on a bulking cycle, and you gain 25lbs, you´ll end up with more muscle in the end then if you gain 20lbs, even if you lose half. On a bulking cycle, you need to bulk. This is a bit “old school” of me, but to be totally honest, I could never hold 200 very lean pounds until I went to 225 and cut back down (I´m 5´7″).

I think Dianabol is a nice bulking drug, and with the recent emergence of so many quality UG Labs, it´s relatively cheap. It gives the user an increase in strength and size almost immediately, and usually a heightened sense of well being. Of course, some users prefer Anadrol, because it can be a bit cheaper on a mg for mg basis, but really this isn´t enough of a difference to matter, in my opinion. I get headaches on Anadrol, but if you like it, then by all means, substitute it for the Dianabol.

The suggested testosterones in this cycle are long estered testosterone products, and are usually injected every 3.5-7th day. Testosterone stacks well with anything, and produces a nice anabolic (muscle building) effect, in addition to a distinct androgenic effect. Naturally, both of these effects will work together to help you achieve a significant increase in weight-load capacity, and a gain in Body weight.

Nandrolone Decanoate is a good choice for inclusion into a bulking cycle because it is very anabolic and slightly androgenic. It has two primary benefits on a bulking cycle, and the first is of course its ability to help you retain nitrogen, and thus build more muscle. The other very beneficial effect you will experience with the use of Nandrolone is a joint soothing/healing effect. Conversion to estrogen with this product is low, and combined with its other effects, it´s a natural choice for adding into a bulking cycle.

A cycle like this will give the user a good twenty plus pounds of new body weight, as well as the strength that accompanies it. If water retention becomes a problem, or your nipples get tender (a beginning sign of Gynocomastia), add in some Arimidex (Anastrozole) at half a milligram every day.