Common gym-rat convo…
“Yo bro! You're JACKED, what's your best cycle?”
First of all, there is no ‘best steroid cycle' as people react differently to different compounds. This is why some guys will swear by trenbolone – whereas others will avoid it like the plague (because it might give them acne for example).
However, people do have FAVOURITE steroid cycles.
The most common goal for a steroid-user is the latter…to get hench and build muscle, so we'll start there.
And who better to ask this question to than the man himself – Rich Piana.
Rich Piana's Best Steroid Cycle
So if you're goal is to get SWOLE, Rich recommends the following bulking steroids:
- Testosterone Sustanon 250
- Trenbolone Acetate
This steroid trio is the greatest cycle Rich has ever used, saying it gives him ‘phenomenal results'.
Testosterone Sustanon 250
Testosterone sustanon is made of both long and short esters, meaning it provides rapid results which do not fade early into your cycle. So you'll keep on gaining a tonne of strength and packing on muscle long into your cycle.
Test will also burn a little bit of fat if you're bulking; helping you stay lean-ish (depending on how aggressive your bulk is!).
An awesome steroid that is used in 90% of people's cycles as it mixes well with pretty much every anabolic steroid.
Rich says that the strength gains on anadrol or ‘unbelievable' – even if you're not trying to get stronger. Anadrol had a bad rep for causing water retention; however this if often a myth.
Sure, if you're eating Maccy D's, shoveling in 6k calories a day and taking anadrol; you're gonna hold more water than a buffalo. However, if you're diets clean and your sodium intake is low and you take anadrol; not only will you build a huge amount of muscle – but you'll look super full.
This is the good kind of water retention that fills up inside your muscles, rather than outside – hiding muscle definition. Even some guys in the last few weeks of their contest prep hop on anadrol to make themselves fill out.
Trenbolone will make you build crazy amounts of muscle, get more vascular and a tight/grainy look to your muscles. This is what I call the Jaco De Bruyn look. Tren is considered quite a harsh steroid, so although many use it and get amazing results; it shouldn't be cycled all year round to make sure you stay in good health.
Trenbolone isn't recommended for those regularly participating in intense cardio sports; as it can have a negative effect on your endurance and breathing.
It's as if your lungs have to work harder than usual and so the oxygen supply to your muscles is limited. Many guys who have taken trenbolone in the past will know that you may also suffer from ‘tren cough'. This cough is the result of benzyls in tren entering the lymphatic system and then the lungs; causing you to cough more than usual.
Other Steroids That Are Awesome for Bulking:
Best Steroid Cycle for Cutting
So Rich Piana has given us an example of what the best steroid cycle for bulking might be…but what about people looking to burn fat and get ripped to smithereens?
In this case; you can take your pick from the following cutting steroids:
The perfect cutting cycle IMO would be:
So with this stack you'll practically turn into a fat-burning machine of a man, simply because of clenbuterol. You'll burn even more fat with anavar. You'll also get super-dry on anavar, as it flushes out extracellular water and promotes intracellular retention.
Less extracellular water = More shredded
More intracellular water = Look big and full
Winstrol is similar to anavar, but winny leaves you looking flat and deflated rather than big/full…hence why it just missed the cut.
Adding testosterone to this stack means you can burn more fat (like that's a problem) and build lean muscle during your cut. Boom!