As alluded to above, one very important thing to acknowledge when using AAS (whether taking one hormone, stacking or cycling) is the risk of harmful side effects. Within a steroid cycle, the users will often stack other non-anabolic hormones into their program to maximize specific cycle objectives for example: the addition of drugs like Clenbuterol and/or Cytomel /T3 augment cutting/definition cycles; others called aromatase inhibitors (estrogen reducing drugs) like Letrozole . Letro and Anastrozole Arimidex are often included to inhibit the conversion of excess testosterone to negatively cycle impacting estrogen and; incorporating post-cycle therapy (PCT) drugs such as the synthetic estrogens Tamoxifen . Nolvadex , or Clomiphene Citrate . Clomid (which act as anti-estrogens in the male body), can be used alone, together, or in conjunction with those like Mesterolone . Proviron and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin ( HCG ) during PCT to bridge the gap between the end of a steroid cycle (synthetic testosterone usage) and the restoration of the bodys natural testosterone production. These drugs too must be researched, and controlled in similar fashion to AAS. Thus, steroid cycles can be as simple or complex as the users individualized goals, cycle histories and levels of understanding. Below are three samples of AAS stacked cycles of varying complexity along with a beginning PCT sample, and an explanation of goal intention & rationale for the selected compounds, dosages & durations. These illustrations and commentaries will provide a better understanding of what stacking and cycling are along with the many nuances they require.
In its role as an anabolic agent, HGH has been abused by competitors in sports at least since 1982. HGH can easily produce very nice, high quality weight and muscle gains, it’s a very poor compound for inducing strength gains. Competitors of the '70s, and especially the '80s began to present a more refined look with chiseled muscle development reminiscent of Classical Sculpture and resembling deeply etched rock. Those guys, one could reasonably postulate, were not adding additional cardio to their programs and eating more lean proteins.
There are several compounds that you want to consider when using drol. At least one liver protectant like Liv-52 or milk thistle is a must due to this drug's toxicity. When Anadrol is stacked with a number of other compounds, you might also consider HCG on cycle to keep your libido high. As covered before, it's unclear why Anadrol causes estrogenic side effects, considering that it doesn't aromatize. For this reason, some bodybuilders will use both Cabaser (inhibit progesterone) and an AI. Here's a full discussion on Anadrol ancillaries that you can read.