Managing Your Steroid Cycle

Steroids, like any other drug may turn addictive that the user may find it hard to leave it even if he had the desire to do so. Some fear the effects of leaving the drug. It is in that effect that I write this article to help you leave using the drug in a safe and real way.

It is important that the body builder predetermines the time when he will stop the intake so that he can sufficiently prepare himself. He should be able to develop the right mental attitude towards what he is just about to do. Sometimes it may be so haunting if the body builder stops using the drug abruptly in that he may continue asking himself whether his step was the right one or not. The necessary supportive preparations should also include what he is expecting to do so as to cover up for the time he was spending dealing with the drug.

The preparation for the day when you plan to leave using the drug should be slowly but steadily. Strong androgenic steroids should be stopped at least four weeks before the actual day of interruption. When strong tables such as Dianabol by Dragon Pharma are taken, they should be reduced slowly such that by the actual day, they are no more. This should take a period of two weeks. Injectable steroids like DP Parabolan should be reduced to zero within four weeks. Oral steroids such as Primobolan, should be reduced within fourteen days. The dosage of the “weaker” injectable steroids such as Deca-Durabolin, Primobolan Depot, and Winstrol Depot is reduced to half of their intake about one week before termination date.

It is recommended that one should avoid as much as possible an abrupt termination of steroids usage. This is because when it is abruptly left, the cortisone receptors will be free and in combination with the low testosterone and androgen levels, a considerable loss of strength and mass, and an increase of fat and water, and often gynecomastia will take place. This will be to the disadvantage of the body builder. The possibility of Gynecomastia is due the suddenly low androgen level. This shifts the relationship in favour of the estrogens which suddenly become the domineering hormone in the body.

It is recommended that if the body builder does not yet take antiestrogens, he should begin their intake during the last weeks before ending the steroid regime. Body builders who already take antiestrogens the weeks before should continue to do so over the last weeks. The purpose is to reduce the possibility of a rebound effect, since the androgenic effect of Proviron also promotes the increase of the androgen level the androgen/estrogen ratio is further shifted in favor of the androgens.

Aimed at increasing the body’s own testosterone production, the body builder takes HCG which will quickly stimulates the Leydig’s cells in the testes. He should also take Clomid which promotes the complete hypothalamohypophysial testicular axis.

The body builder should learn to adjust his nutrition according to the new situation since after discontinuance of the steroid intake the metabolism will go back to normal. This suggests that the body builder should reduce his daily caloric intake over the course of several days by 25-30% due to the new situation. The protein supply should still be relatively high since the process of body building is still on even with the termination of steroids.

It is necessary that the body builder learns to reduce his workout schedule to fit the new situation. Maintaining the same workout schedule will simply magnify the catabolic effect, something which is not healthy. The type and number of trainings should also be adjusted to fit in the new situation.

In conclusion, the success or failure of ones life after steroids depends on his approach to the same. This is not something that can be done in haste, take time and end it safely.

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