Because the ultimate goal of a steroid cycle is to increase strength and muscle size, the associated spike in estrogen which accompanies steroids such as Testosterone is considered undesirable. In order to disassociate the two effects, two classes of drug are used. Medications such as Nolvadex or Clomid target the estrogen receptors. They make it more difficult for the estrogen to exert it’s influence within the body thus allowing the testosterone to act more freely. The second class is aromatase inhibitors such as Femara. They target the aromatase enzyme itself in order to prevent the production of estrogen in the first place. Sometimes, it’s not always clear which option you should go with or even what the differences are between the two. Lets clear that up a little.
So I'm currently in week 6 and will be finishing the tbol run next week. The strength gains have been great, I went from a 110kg bench to 125kg bench (3x8) Dead 130kg to 150kg, squat 115kg to 130kg (3x8). Pumps are awesome in the gym. vascular pretty much all the time. The other thing worth mentioning is mood - have been feeling so focused and driven since starting the cycle, not just in the gym but also career wise and relationships. good overall wellbeing mood. The EQ should be starting to kick in soon, and ive also added in 350 tren ace for the next 9 weeks to assist in recomp. Cals have been set at 3000/day. Weight has gone from 93kg to 99kg over the last 6 weeks. I'll post another update in a few weeks. AI is in on the lower normal end (2 x asin per week). Hope this helps.
As previously noted, cholesterol levels can change when oral steroids are used, even for short periods. Recent research has pointed the finger at cholesterol as being one of the most important steroid related side effects bodybuilders want to avoid. The thickening of the blood (red blood count RBC), artery plaque, high blood pressure, high LDL and low HDL can and will lead to coronary heart disease (CHD) if adequate precautions aren’t taken. It is thus advised; all oral steroids are taken for cycles of 6-8 weeks and no longer. Support supplements are also advised, these include: Curcumin, Citrus Bergamot, Vitamin K2, Omega-3.