This is no stranger to those in the bodybuilding and fitness industry. Dianabol represents one of the most popular and one of the most important anabolic steroids of all time. To some this is the most popular oral steroid to ever hit the market and one of the most popular steroids in any form. An interesting fact about Dianabol, or D-bol, represents one of the only anabolic steroids that was developed for the sole purpose of performance enhancement. The compound was used for therapeutic or medicinal purposes at one time, but performance was the true reason this steroid was given life.
Dianabol is not what we consider to be a base steroid. This means that it is not a steroid that users build cycles around. It is a steroid that is added into cycles alongside other compounds. The steroid has a very short half-life of around 3-5 hours so when taking this oral steroid, you’ll need to split your daily dose throughout the day.
But what about running a cycle of D-bol? Is this steroid as beneficial when taken on its own or are the results more dramatic and pronounced when stacked with other steroids in a cycle? Dianabol helps you gain pure mass at a faster rate as compared to many other steroids in the market.
Dianabol only cycles should consist of Testosterone as a base since D-bol by itself will suppress the body’s natural production of testosterone. If levels drop too low, the user will begin to experience many symptoms. For beginners, a D-bol only cycle will last five to six weeks. The cycle is outlined below:
More advanced steroid users who choose to run a D-bol only cycle will do so for the same length of time (sometimes longer), but will increase the dose. We designed this cycle for eight weeks. The cycle is outlined below:
Now that you’ve seen a typical cycle of D-bol only for a beginner or someone more advanced, the next question that comes to mind is, “What kind of results should I expect from this cycle?”
The results of a cycle will vary from person to person depending on his/her workout and training routine as well as the diet plan being followed. Some users have noticed Instant muscle gains with mild energy generation during the first week of the cycle. After 2 weeks of the Dianabol cycle, the user may experience a slight weight gain that would be without fatty mass. In fact, many users gained 3-4 lbs in the 2nd week. During the third and fourth week of the D-bol only cycle, users will often get the maximum results. Pure muscle generation, super size physique, and enhanced performance skills are just some of the positive effects of the cycle. After 6 weeks of hard work and good clean eating as well as continuous dosing, users may notice a very drastic change to the physique. Typical weight gain will occur within the range of 10-15 pounds or more. D-bol will cause water retention so some of the weight added will be water.
We cannot stress enough that in order for the individual to see any changes to his/her body, training sessions should be at least five times a week with proper eating consisting of healthy fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Dianabol cycles will only be beneficial if the person running the cycle is willing to put in hard work and have a strong discipline.
Dianabol can be stacked with several other steroids, and in every stack it plays a large role when it comes to actual gains. This steroids works as a kickstarter in a cycle and can also bust through plateaus. Some of the most common steroids stacked with Dianabol include Testosterone, Trenbolone, Deca-Durabolin, Sustanon, Winstrol and Anavar.
Post Cycle Therapy
Post Cycle Therapy or PCT is an essential process that people go through once they’ve finished a cycle of steroids. The objective is to get their body back to its normal state so it can start naturally producing hormones again. Once a run of steroids is over, a user will start their post-cycle therapy.
PCT is essential to prevent long-term impairment of testosterone production in the body. Without PCT, testosterone levels may never return to normal and replacement therapy may be required permanently.
Some may start PCT as early as two or three days after the last pill or injection is taken. Start times are not set in stone and will vary from person to person depending on the length of the cycle and what steroids were taken at what dosages. Obviously, with a longer cycle, you’ll need a longer recovery period of PCT. Common PCT cycles after using Dianabol last between four to six weeks with the use of Clomid at 50mg per day. For those who prefer Nolvadex over Clomid, it is suggested to take a dose of 20mg per day for your post therapy cycle.
Dianabol post cycle therapy is most commonly started six to eight hours after the last pill is taken and lasts for three weeks. Again, this number is not the rule but rather a suggestion based on those with experience in Dianabol only cycles.
What to Expect from PCT
Don’t expect to hit the gym as viciously when you are off your steroid cycle and running post cycle therapy. Gains will not be lost when you come off the cycle. Individuals may feel tired or not so pumped up to workout but that is only natural. Keeping a positive mindset when running post cycle therapy is essential. Remember, this is the time your body needs to regroup and recharge for the next steroid cycle. Time off allows both your body and mind to strategically create your next cycle, plan it out and crush your goals towards the body you work hard for.
Considering running a cycle of Dianabol alone after reading the information we provided? Remember that we pointed out it is very important to use testosterone as a base to your D-bol only cycle so as to not completely shut down the body’s natural production of testosterone. Dianabol is a good steroid for beginners for the simple fact that it’s an oral and most first time steroid users don’t want to buy needles and start injecting themselves. Don’t be disappointed if after your D-bol only cycle some of the weight you gained is water weight. This is common with this steroid; therefore, after the end of your cycle, you may lose some size but it will be the water that goes. Cycling with Dianabol only is an option to get your feet wet in the world of steroids and to see how the body tolerates a steroid. If you don’t like the results after a solo cycle, the option of stacking Dianabol with other compounds is out there. Another important thing to remember is the cycle will only be beneficial if its planned out correctly and if eating and training are on point. Eating foods high in saturated fats and simple sugars will only pack on fatty pounds when cycling with Dianabol. Create your cycle and create your body. It’s that simple.