Steroid Information

Testosterone Cycle

For the performance enhancing athlete there is nothing more important than a simple testosterone cycle. The testosterone hormone is one of the absolute best anabolic steroids we can ever supplement with. Powerfully effective, a simple testosterone cycle can provide almost all the benefits any performance enhancer will ever be after but the good news doesnt stop there, not by a long shot.

Beyond effective a basic testosterone cycle is further one of the safest anabolic steroids we can use as it is a very well-tolerated hormone. Of course we would be remised if we didnt state we are speaking of responsible use and we are speaking of responsible use in healthy adult men. Adolescents should not supplement with testosterone or any anabolic steroid as it can have disastrous effects on their growth and development. As for females, they can supplement with testosterone in low doses where needed, in-fact, therapeutic use is not as uncommon as you might think but for performance there are other steroids that will far better serve a females needs.

Very effective, well-tolerated and generally safe for healthy adult men, this is the trifecta regarding anabolic steroid use making a simple testosterone cycle the best cycle for any performance enhancer. No, it is not the most powerfully effective anabolic steroid that title belongs to Trenbolone but due to the other factors, when all factors are considered testosterone simply comes out on top. Of course the obvious question is how we run a testosterone cycle and the good news is its not as difficult as you might think; in-fact, if you have the ability to breathe and possess half a brain you can pull off such a cycle successfully.


When you plan your testosterone cycle you will find you have many testosterone forms from which to choose from. Each form contains the same identical testosterone hormone, it will be the ester attached to the hormone that creates any difference. However, regardless of the form the hormone will perform in the same direct fashion once in the body but due to ester timing revolving around initial activity and total active duration administration frequency will vary. Common forms from which you may choose include:

Cycle Length & Dose:

Once you choose your form you will plan out total testosterone cycle length and generally speaking 8 weeks will be our minimal time of use if we are to truly reap any solid reward. While 8 weeks can provide benefits 12-16 weeks will be far more efficient. For a first testosterone cycle you may want to keep the total time at 10-12 weeks in order to keep things simple and ensure you have a positive experience. Further, for a first testosterone cycle there is no need to get crazy with the dose; keep the dose moderate and see how you respond but rest assured even with a moderate dose you will reap a serious reward. Generally speaking a dosing of 400mg-500mg per week is a fine place to start; in-fact, while a great starting point for a first testosterone cycle this dosing will be all many men ever need for each and every cycle. To achieve this in the simplest way possible we recommend sticking with Testosterone-Cypionate, commonly dosed at 200mg/ml or Testosterone-Enanthate, commonly dosed at 250mg/ml. Both will get the job done and both forms are virtually identical in every way.

Of course these time frames and total doses are by no means set in stone; both can be extended and increased. There is nothing magical about 16 weeks or 500mgs and as you progress you may find you want to increase both ends. If you do this you need to be aware of the truth; more testosterone for a longer period of time can mean more gains but it also increases your risk of adverse side-effects and that is exactly what well go into next.

Adverse Side-Effects:

As you run your testosterone cycle you are going to want to protect against adverse side-effects; after all, if youre falling prey to numerous side-effects the benefits start to become meaningless. It is important to note not everyone will respond to the hormone in an identical manner; some will be sensitive to side-effects while others will not even at a massive dose and of course we have the majority who fall somewhere in-between. As the majority of the side-effects are brought on by a buildup in estrogen that will occur the best tool we have at our disposal is supplemental use of Aromatase Inhibitors (AIs) such as Arimidex and Letrozole. These AIs will inhibit the estrogen conversion and even reduce the amount of estrogen in the body thereby protecting from many of the adverse effects.

Further, it is very important you live a healthy lifestyle when running a testosterone cycle. A lifestyle that is both cholesterol and blood pressure friendly will do more for you than perhaps anything else in this regard. Those who gorge, eat like pigs and drink like fish will normally be the first ones who find they have a problem and as behavior like that is detrimental to your health and physique in the first place hopefully you wont have too hard of a time abstaining from unhealthy behavior on a regular basis. No one is saying you cant eat some tasty food or have a drink now and then, were simply saying you need to try to live a generally healthy lifestyle.

The End Game:

In the end however you plan your testosterone cycle, assuming you supplement in a responsible manner, protect yourself against side-effects and live a healthy lifestyle to boot you should in most all cases enjoy a positive experience. Of course you need to be forewarned and this is not something we say to be cute. Once you run your first testosterone cycle and begin down the path of anabolic steroid use it will be very hard to turn back. Anabolic steroids are not addictive in a physical sense; there are no physical withdraw symptoms once use is discontinued. However, due to their effectiveness and due to the fact that gains of this nature cannot be made without their assistance, once you supplement youre going to be hooked. If this scares you or you foresee it as a problem turn away now. If not, hang on, because your life is about to change in ways you never could have imagined.