To increase muscle mass and increase endurance, a bodybuilder needs a lot of testosterone. The amount of this anabolic hormone produced by the athlete’s adrenal glands and testicles is not enough for the body. Therefore, you have to take drugs containing testosterone.
One drug is good, but two is better
Today, the pharmaceutical industry offers bodybuilders different Builder: propionate, enanthate, undecaonate, methandrostenolone and other forms. Their action is about the same. But propionate retains water in smaller quantities than enanthate and other means. For this reason, novice athletes rarely use it.
First of all, one of the main advantages is an increase in the concentration of testosterone in the blood, which was the impetus for its use in medical practice, and then in sports.
Plus, the use of endogenous testosterone eliminates pain in the joints and intervertebral discs, but this effect lasts only for the duration of the steroid use. Combining testosterone with growth hormone and other steroids over a long period of use allows you to achieve greater results and improve the overall condition of the musculoskeletal system. With such therapy, all the features of health control are required, and special attention should be paid to restoring the body after the course, since an illiterate way out can return the problem to its place or aggravate the situation.
Meanwhile, the above property of propionate is valuable. Those who have been in bodybuilding for a long time use it to their advantage. Taking propionate along with primobolan, winstrol and other highly anabolic, low androgenic steroids, they achieve the desired result – subcutaneous fat is quickly burned and strong muscles are built up. Each of these drugs in itself has a weak effect, but their “union” is very effective.
There is an opinion among athletes and bodybuilders that Testosterone propionate is the best Testosterone option for use in the “drying” and fat burning phases. Many claim that it retains fluid in the body to a lesser extent than other esterified forms of Testosterone. Such statements are not supported by any scientific argument. As explained earlier, propionate ester (or any other ester associated with Testosterone) is always stripped off by enzymes in the body, leaving 100% pure Testosterone as a result. This identical natural hormone Testosterone can freely perform its function in the body, and this applies to any esterified forms of the hormone. Thus, the only possible change associated with the addition of the ether relates to the half-life and release rate. Obviously, there should not be any other differences when using different forms of Testosterone, or they will be minimal, since only the amount of hormone released into the bloodstream at any particular time depends on the attached ester.
Features of testosterone propionate in solo intake:
- this drug differs from its competitors in faster action. The effect of the drug appears already on the 2nd – 3rd day after the start of the course. At the same time, the effect of 50 mg. propionate lasts at least 2 days. At the same time, 250 mg. enanthate can act, on average 1.5 weeks;
- this drug does not retain fluid in the athlete’s body. In addition, the drug helps to reduce the amount of fluid and a rapid increase in endurance. Already on the second day, after the start of the reception, there is a surge of vivacity and ease in movement;
- the drug is used to quickly gain muscle mass and increase the strength of the athlete.
- androgenic activity – 100% of testosterone;
- anabolic activity – 100% of testosterone;
- the level of conversion to estrogens is high;
- release form – injections;
- the level of toxicity to the liver is non-toxic;
- the duration of action of testosterone propionate is up to 3 days.
Testosterone propionate is by far the best testosterone ester for competitive athletes. Its reception is possible in the preparatory phase. As for injections shortly before and immediately before performances, they are possible only in the “accompaniment” of masking agents.
Action Testosterone Propionate
- initiation of gene transcription, which is the cause of changes in nitrogen balance. Due to the predominance of the processes of protein formation over catabolism, hypertrophy of muscle tissue occurs;
- increased levels of insulin-like growth factor in the liver and muscles;
- acceleration of recovery processes and hyperplasia (proliferation of satellite cells in muscle tissue);
- reduction of body fat (with the right intake);
- increase in power indicators;
- improving the appearance of muscles and relief;
- prevention of coronary and ischemic heart disease.
Course of testosterone propionate
The solo course is best for beginner athletes who want to gain or maintain muscle volume. Testosterone Propionate is rarely used as the only drug in the cycle, because it has a high androgenic activity and goes well with many pharmacological agents. The first course of testosterone propionate solo is best started with a dosage of 50 milligrams, with a frequency of injections every other day. This makes it possible to track the reaction of the body to the substance and ensure the equality of the hormonal background. More experienced athletes use a minimum of 100 milligrams every other day. In principle, the dosage is selected individually and depends on the goal of the athlete, his experience, as well as individual physiological indicators. The duration of the course is from 4 to 6 weeks. Given the frequency of injections, it is important to know how to inject the steroid correctly so that lumps do not form at the injection site.
The use of testosterone propionate for drying involves its combination with Trenbolone acetate, Stanozolol, Primobolan and Masteron. The dosage in this case is selected so that the total volume of steroids does not much exceed (or be the same) the norm for solo injections. A common regimen is propionate 50 mg every other day + Winstrol 30 mg daily. The advantage of mixed courses is the ability to obtain a synergistic effect, that is, the effect of the combination exceeds the sum of the effects of individual drugs. At the end of taking testosterone propionate, after about three to four days, post-cycle therapy is carried out to restore the natural level of hormone secretion.
The proven steroid
Propionate is the cheapest steroid on our market. 10 ampoules of 50 mg cost athletes 4-5 dollars. But its practical effectiveness has been tested by time. When taking the drug, the athlete’s body recovers faster after exercise. This is due to the fact that testosterone helps the production of creatine phosphate, which is necessary for the body of an athlete.
Two more important points should be taken into account. Propionate, unlike other similar drugs, when it enters the body, starts to work instantly, and after performing its functions, it is also quickly removed from it. If you make several injections of the drug at the beginning of the course, then the level of testosterone will rise sharply. After that, you can already “connect to work” retabolil and other heavy steroid drugs.
Propionate injections are often given by athletes before major competitions. Due to the fact that the drug is quickly excreted from the body, it is impossible to convict an athlete of doping. At the same time, the body remains under the influence of “third-party” testosterone.
To achieve the desired effect, propionate must be administered more than three times a week. You should not be afraid of this. Propionate is harmless. It does not adversely affect the kidneys and liver. Unless, of course, follow the dosage recommended by the manufacturer.