Steroid Information

Deca Cycle

If youre looking to add mass and quality mass at that, a Deca cycle may indeed be the answer to your question. A Deca cycle most commonly refers to the popular anabolic steroid Nandrolone-Decanoate, more well-known by its most common trade name Deca-Durabolin. A large ester base anabolic steroid, Deca-Durabolin while very slow acting can provide some of the most stable and well-rounded gains of any anabolic androgenic steroid. To understand how a Deca cycle can be beneficial, while the Decanoate ester affects the mode of delivery and overall active duration we only need to understand the Nandrolone hormone so as to understand how beneficial a Deca cycle can be to most any athlete.

Deca Cycle Mode of Action:

As Deca is a Nandrolone based steroid it is the Nandrolone hormones mode of action that is important to the performance enhancer. Nandrolone is a 19-nor anabolic steroid; as such it is not foreign to the human body; we actually produce Nandrolone naturally just as we do testosterone, although in far smaller amounts. Brought to the pharmacy shelf in an effort to treat anemia, supplemental use increases the amount of Nandrolone in the body, thereby enhancing muscle growth potential. By its nature Nandrolone actively affects the body by the following:

  • Increases Nitrogen Retention
  • Increases Hemoglobin Levels
  • Increases Anabolic Activity
  • Increases IGF-1 Production
  • Increases Metabolic Activity
  • Increases Collagen Synthesis

The Benefits of a Deca Cycle:

Without question the number one benefit of a Deca cycle is muscle hypertrophy and the efficiency by-which it occurs. The Nandrolone hormone has such strong metabolic enhancing characteristics it can allow clean tissue gains to be obtained with minimal fat-gain. If you know anything about gaining muscle then you understand gaining is often accompanied with fat gain; through Deca-Durabolin this can be minimized. Again, if youre looking for solid muscle tissue gains a Deca cycle may indeed be the answer.

Beyond muscle hypertrophy the Nandrolone hormone can provide a decent increase in strength by the manner of increased collagen synthesis but tissue growth still remains primary. By its nature Deca also creates a strong joint soothing effect. It is often assumed the hormone forces water into the joints; this is impossible and is no more of a reality than saying plants thrive on gasoline. However, Deca-Durabolin will cause a lubricating effect around the joints providing relief in joints that are in pain. This is a very welcomed trait by many athletes as joint discomfort is a common problem.

It must be noted; while mass is the primary attribute, to achieve this end we must eat. Deca-Durabolin will not make a small physique large simply by its presence. Like many anabolic steroids Deca-Durabolin is largely driven by the food we eat; while perhaps overly simplistic we can somewhat look at anabolic steroids and food as sharing a strong synergetic effect. The point, if youre trying to grow yet not feeding your body the calories it needs the growth you desire is not going to occur. The rules of nutrition do not go flying out the window when a Deca cycle is in play and this actually goes for any anabolic androgenic steroid.

Dosing your Deca Cycle:

For joint relief and joint relief only a mere 100mg per week will normally suffice for any man; while this dosing will provide desired relief it will not bring about strong hypertrophy benefits. In the name of total performance 200mg per week will be our standard minimal dose and will provide all the benefits an athlete will be after. Of course many are going to want more; especially physique driven athletes. For extreme Deca-Durabolin gains our minimal dose will be that of 400mg per week and very few men will ever find a need to go above this amount. In some more advanced circles 600mg per week can be common and in some cases even more but there is something important you need to understand. When you go beyond the 400mg per week mark you really open the door to possible adverse side-effects. Adverse side-effects can occur at lower doses but the probability is far more in your favor with lower doses than high.

There is one more Deca cycle dosing that is worthy of discussion and in this case were referring to cutting cycle use. Although primarily used in off-season bulking phases, contrary to message board myth Deca-Durabolin can be very beneficial during a dieting phase. By its nature regarding its ability to enhance the healing and regenerating process, as hard dieting can often cause muscle tissue loss, a Deca cycle during this phase can greatly preserve it. Further, as body-fat levels fall this can often be stressful to the joints when hard training is taking place and as Nandrolone-Decanoate can bring relief, again, this is a more than welcomed trait. In most cases 200mg per week is all most any performance enhancer will need during a cutting cycle, as this will preserve tissue and provide the joint relief theyre after. This is a very common practice among many competitive bodybuilders during the first half or first two-thirds of the contest diet, generally pulling it out towards the end leaving nothing but hardeners and some testosterone.

The Testosterone Factor:

If you find a Deca cycle to be in your future you are strongly encouraged to supplement with some form of exogenous testosterone. The Nandrolone hormone is a strong testosterone suppressor; so strong one 100mg dosing will suppress 100% of your natural testosterone production. As testosterone is essential to our health and is highly beneficial to performance this simply wont do. For your health and not to mention the benefits testosterone holds, while some may choose not to we cannot recommend a Deca cycle without testosterone use.