I see a lot of people getting slammed for oral only cycles and have wondered why.
Many here agree that adding a oral kick start to an IM cycle is a good idea. It allows you to make quicker gains due to the orals shorter half-life.
This idea seems independent of the synergy between the receptor and non-receptor mediated effects of certain steroids, i.e. class 1/class 2 ala Bill Roberts.
Do oral steroids work less well when used on their own? Are orals somehow magically made more effective when combined with an IM? They shouldn’t. It’s not a case of 1+1=3.
If orals were less effective then I would think they should never be used. For a testosterone enanthate IM cycle, a proper kick start should be a compound with no or shorter ester like suspension, acetate, or propionate.
The reason oral cycles don’t give as much gains most of the time I think is;
They are used by less knowledgeable people, who generally do not use PCT, therefore losing most of their gains afterwards.
They use lower dosages. i.e. 50mg Dianabol per day is only 350mg per week compared to many 1000mg per week IM cycles people use.
They aren’t on long enough due to liver safety. You aren’t going to get as many gains over 4-6 weeks, than you are on a 12 week IM cycle.