Common gym-rat conversation:
“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.
It’s important to note that people also have different goals; so some people might be searching for the best steroids to get ripped, whilst others might be looking to bulk up and gain size.
The most common goal for a steroid-user is the latter – to get swole and build muscle, so we’ll start there.
Below I’ll be sharing my experience of one of the most powerful cycles I’ve used to build muscle.
My Best Steroid Cycle
These 3 steroids are the best trio I’ve cycled when it comes to building mass.
- Testosterone Sustanon 250
- Trenbolone Acetate
These 3 used together in a cycle produced simply phenomenal results when bulking.
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:
- Deca durabolin
Best Steroid Cycle for Cutting
So, I’ve given you my best steroid cycle for bulking, but what about for 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 turn into a fat-burning machine, mainly 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 doesn’t make the cut.
Adding testosterone to this stack means you can burn more fat, whilst building/retaining lean muscle during your cut. Boom!
Llewellyn, William (2011), Anabolics. Jupiter, FL: Molecular Nutrition. pp. 357-367, 525-533, 705-714.
Dr O'Connor's the author of the book: America on Steroids - A Time to Heal, and has worked with many elite bodybuilders. He's also been featured in Muscle & Fitness, Muscular Development, whilst appearing in the bodybuilding film documentary Generation Iron 3.