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First Cycle Query

Recently a bodybuilder friend of mine showed deep interest about using AAS after competing naturally for quite a bit of time. He asked for a basic beginner’s bulk cycle so I pointed him towards the thread http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_training_performance_bodybuilding_gear/steroid_planning. The plan I advised to him was:
Weeks 1-4 250mg Test E e4d with 30 mg Dbol ed
Weeks 5-8 500mg Test E e4d
along with antiestrogen and PCT recommendations as per thread.

Now my friend insisted on substituting Dbol for a 1-Androsterone product due to hair loss issues(single guy). According to science 1-Andro does not convert to Estrogen or DHT. It stays as a 1-testosterone after conversion and stays 1-test until the hormone is used for gene transcription. I’m not well versed enough to make a recommendation about prohormone use or whether it’s a suitable replacement or not. I’d really appreciate if some of you better informed gentlemen could clear this issue.