You've probably heard the phrase – eat clen, tren hard.
…With ‘tren' referring to trenbolone.
But what is trenbolone and what is it used for?
Trenbolone is one of the most powerful anabolic steroids used by bodybuilders today. In a bulking cycle, it will help you gain tremendous amounts of strength and muscle mass. In a cutting cycle, it'll help you burn fat quicker, whilst hanging on to all your precious muscle.
There aren't many steroids which are effective for bulking AND cutting…making trenbolone a popular anabolic steroid which can be used all throughout the year.
Trenbolone was first invented in the 1980's for veterinary purposes, used to increase muscle mass in cattle. Soon after bodybuilders started taking the steroid to take their physiques to the next level…and the rest is history.
There are three different types of trenbolone:
- Trenbolone acetate
- Trenbolone enanthate
- Trenbolone hexahydrobenzylcarbonate
All three versions of trenbolone are different because they have separate half lives. This means that each of these compounds will take a different amount of time to clear out of the body.
It also means they have different length esters, thus gains will come by faster/slower depending on which one you take.
For example, trenbolone acetate has a short-ester and thus will be fast-acting. It will also clear out of your system quicker after you stop taking it. On the other end of the spectrum, trenbolone enanthate has a much longer ester, meaning you'll have to be more patient when it comes to making gains as it won't enter the body as fast and will take longer to exit your body.
Cyclohexylmethylcarbonate has an ester more like enanthate and is thus slow-acting.
By learning more about each form of trenbolone, it's easy to understand why acetate is the more popular version of trenbolone.
Trenbolone 5x More Powerful Than Testosterone
Those who have tried trenbolone will be able to testify how powerful this anabolic steroid is. Those who haven't tried tren might not fully understand it's force.
To give us a bit of insight, lets compare it to testosterone.
Testosterone is a similar type of compound that can be used to build huge amounts of muscle in the off-season, but also can be used when cutting to speed up the fat loss process.
Testosterone has an anadrogenic score of 100.
Trenbolone has an androgenic score of 500.
So trenbolone is 5x stronger than testosterone when it comes to boosting male hormones such as DHT.
This also explains why trenbolone is famous for causing huge growth in muscles like your traps and shoulders. These are muscles which have higher androgen receptors and thus will become bigger on trenbolone, because of its extremely high androgenic nature.
Because of this effect on DHT levels, hair thinning and receding is more likely on tren compared to other steroids. However, some do report that this effect does reverse post-cycle and their hair begins to look thicker again.
It's not all unicorns and rainbows when it comes to trenbolone.
You will build a tonne of muscle and burn some fat, but you're also very likely to experience some negative effects too.
- Blood pressure can rise significantly.
- Your mood can become anxious or depressive
- It can cause acne breakouts
Many don't know that trenbolone's also a stimulant, hence how people can suffer from ‘trensomnia' aka insomnia…as well as anxiety/depression on it. The reason for this is because it becomes more difficult to switch your brain off at night, because you become prone to overthinking everything.
So if you're struggling with high blood pressure, acne or negative thoughts – trenbolone isn't something you should be thinking about taking. The reason why trenbolone causes more negative reactions than other steroids, is thought to be because of its high androgenic rating.
Turbocharging DHT to incredible levels is going to come with a few consequences.
What is trenbolone?
- It was used to increase cattle's muscle mass in the 80's.
- It's an anabolic steroid widely used by bodybuilders (for bulking or cutting)
- It's one of the most powerful steroids ever created.
I hope this article has helped you learn a few things that you didn't previously know about tren; including the advantages and disadvantages of taking this powerful compound.