Almost everyone who's ever been on the ‘juice' has taken testosterone at some point. Whether it's cypionate, enanthate or sustanon…many will agree that testosterone is one of the best compounds around.
Testosterone can help you get shredded on a cut; SWOLE on a bulk…or just make you ridiculously strong.
…to the point where you might just be able to lift Mjölnir.
(That's Thor's hammer to the unaware and it's pretty fricking heavy – to those who are not worthy).
So you know testosterone is a super versatile steroid…but what'll actually happen to your body when you take it? Read below to find out the finer details of taking this steroid, including the pros and cons. These are real people's testosterone reviews.
- Huge muscle gains
- Big gains on small dose
Huge Muscle Gains
If you want to really take advantage of testosterone, you'll want to use it when bulking. This is because test has incredible muscle-building properties which are nullified somewhat when cutting.
When your calories are restricted testosterone's ability to build muscle decreases as your body's in a more catabolic state. However, many people do use test when cutting because they know their muscles won't vanish into thin air come the end of their cut.
…many gym rats who are inexperienced can lose a lot of muscle hypertrophy when dieting.
On a bulk a person will gain roughly 20lbs of muscle in a 4 week period on test.
However, when it's combined with other bulking steroids, gaining 30+lbs is realistic in 4 weeks.
Powerful bulking compounds that many people stack together with test are:
Big Gains on a Small Dose
One of the reasons why testosterone is one of the best steroids for beginners to take is because it can give you huge gains without a gigantic dose.
Taking just 80mg a day may be enough to see rapid increases in muscle size and strength for newbies on test. You can also work up to higher doses of 150mg once your body is more adapted to this steroid (assuming your side effects aren't excessive).
Knowing that you don't have to take a huge dose of something is always a plus when it comes to steroids, as the compounds which cause the most harm are the ones which rely on mega high doses.
- Not a great fat burner
- Can cause gyno
- Will spike blood pressure
Not a Great Fat Burner
Although testosterone is one of the best steroids to build muscle and burn fat at the same time…it won't help you burn A LOT of fat.
So test is certainly a powerful addition to a cutting stack, but mainly from the perspective of it retaining your muscle…rather than melting away fat quicker than you can blink.
Anavar, clenbuterol and winstrol are thus superior steroids in terms of sheer fat loss.
Can Cause Gyno
Many people CAN use testosterone without any gyno worries at all.
However, if you're more prone to gyno as an individual – testosterone is one of the worse steroids you can take. Dianabol and anadrol will also be risky, as they'll also elevate estrogen beyond normal levels.
If your genetics hate you (in the man boobs department), you might be able to get away with taking testosterone if you add arimidex to your cycle. This will keep your estrogen levels in check and decrease the chances of you getting gyno.
Bad cases of gyno from moderate doses of testosterone are very rare though. Instead gyno is usually the result of high doses or/and prolonged cycles.
Spiked Blood Pressure
An increase in blood pressure is pretty much a certainty when you take any anabolic steroid.
The more testosterone you have, the higher your blood pressure will be. This is because high testosterone means high LDL cholesterol levels.
LDL is the bad kind that clogs up your arteries.
This is why men on average have more heart attacks compared to women (1). And why black men and women statistically have more heart attacks than white men (2).
Testosterone Reviews Summarized
There's a lot of benefits to taking testosterone, but if I had to describe its effects in one sentence it would be:
You'll have the power to build a tonne of muscle and burn fat stores simultaneously.
Testosterone is not a particularly harsh or toxic compound as far as steroids go, hence how it's recommended for beginners. However, you'll be kidding yourself if you don't think you'll experience some side effects from it (mental or physical).