Dianabol Benefits [Typical Gains]

dianabol benefits
Written by Erny Peibst

Medically approved by Dr Thomas O'Connor
This article is for educational purposes only, we do not encourage the use of illegal steroids and the following isn't to be taken as medical advice.

Dianabol is quite possibly the most powerful bulking steroid ever created. Some people question whether other steroids like trenbolone are worth the harsh side effects, or if anavar really can help you build muscle…but no one questions dianabol's ability to get a person SWOLE.

…Just ask Arnold Schwarzenegger who was thought to be taking dianabol in his Mr Olympia glory days, in combination with Primobolan and Deca Durabolin.

D-Bol nowadays is a tried and trusted steroid that every gym rat knows about, whether they're juicing or not. Here's some things that you can expect from a dianabol cycle for those that aren't too clued up about the steroid…


Dianabol Benefits

  • Huge muscle gains
  • Exceptional strength gains

And that's about it, when it comes to dianabol. It's not a long list of benefits, but what it does do – it does exceptionally well.

It isn't a very versatile steroid like say testosterone, which has numerous attributes like: building muscle, burning fat and increasing endurance. But dianabol remains as one of the most powerful compounds in the world for packing on size, and getting as strong as an ox.

Only anadrol can get near dianabol when it comes to gaining mass. Anadrol however can result with more side effects and water retention (bloat) for some people.

Typical Gains

No one responds the same to steroids. Sure, everyone who tries dianabol is going to have amazing strength and size gains…but how good depends on the person.

A 4 week cycle of dianabol will result in approximately 20-30lbs.

An 8 week cycle – 30-40lbs.

So depending on your genetics and nutrition you'll be at the bottom or higher end of these ranges. To maximize your gains on a dianabol cycle you should eat in a calorie surplus and train as frequently as possible. It's very difficult to overtrain when taking powerful steroids like dianabol because your recovery levels improve dramatically.

Thus you should look to train each muscle group for longer each week.

Are Dianabol's Benefits (Effects) Permanent? 

You won't keep 100% of the weight you gain on a dianabol cycle, because not all of it will be lean muscle tissue.

This is because you'll gain a fair amount of water weight, which gives your muscles a constantly full/pumped appearance.

After your cycle finishes you'll lose approximately 10lbs of water weight, but will keep the rest of the muscle gained. My friend who took dianabol said he hasn't lost any size since he's stopped taking it and he didn't run a PCT or any other protocol because he was a newbie and it was his first cycle.

Dianabol Safety

Dianabol isn't a particularly dangerous steroid which can be surprising given the results users experience on it. Generally the better a steroid is, the more damaging it is to your health.

Don't get me wrong, taking D-Bol will elevate your blood pressure and cause strain on your liver; but in comparison to other steroids, the side effects are more tolerable (when taken in oral form).

Trenbolone and anadrol for example can be a lot more damaging to the body, which is why people are less inclined to take these anabolics over the long term.

This isn't to say that dianabol is 100% safe, because it is illegal and can cause a rise in LDL cholesterol and liver values. However, for the level of gains that it produces – it's not the worst anabolic out there.

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Mental Dianabol Benefits

Dianabol will send your testosterone levels rocketing…to levels they've never been to before.

Higher testosterone levels will result in increased confidence, libido (sex drive) and overall well-being. In short, you'll pretty much feel like superman.

Guys will want to hang out with you more and girls will be more attracted to you. This is the result of becoming more alpha and oozing confidence in the way you speak and act.

Throw into the equation all the muscle and strength you'll be gaining…lets just say your brain isn't going to be short of dopamine.

The only downside to these mental benefits, is they'll diminish post-cycle when testosterone levels can become suppressed. So during this time you may feel like someone has spiked your post-workout shake with kryptonite, making you feel more lethargic and…just more human again.


So there you have it, you now know all of the different types of dianabol benefits that someone might experience from taking this steroid. Although this article is based on all the pros to taking d-bol, don't forget there are also drawbacks in terms of the side effects you may experience.

It's naive to think that you can take such a powerful compound without it causing some implications. Some people actually don't notice a lot when taking dianabol, yet side effects can still exist without you knowing.

…Especially when the heart and liver are the organs affected. I personally advise against taking anabolic steroids as they are illegal and harmful to the body. If you must take some form of supplementation, there are other legal steroid alternatives online, which are available at an affordable price.


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Erny Peibst

Erny Peibst

Erny has over 5 years of experience of steroids and PED use in bodybuilding, Erny uses Aretheyonsteroids.com as a platform to share his valued knowledge and expertise.
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