I have been reading the Anabolics book and trawling the T Nation forums to research my first cycle and have a question I hope those experienced with AAS can answer.
Anabolics recommends an 8 week Stanozol-only first-timer cycle for modest lean mass gains. This seems to suit my needs as I play competitive sport and am looking for improvements in athletic performance and few pounds less fat/few pounds more muscle rather than, say, an extra 20lbs of raw mass.
However, the general feeling I get fom the forums is oral cycles are pointless.
Can anyone shed some light on this?
Is it the liver-related sides? The weaker results vs test? Losing first-run potential?
For reference, I’m 28, 6’0, 207 lbs, 6 years consistent training, solid paleo-type diet.
I wouldn’t do an 8 week oral winstrol cycle and don’t recall ever seeing oral winstrol only cycles promulgated here. However, if I did do a cycle like that, I wouldn’t worry about my liver.
I’ve never done an oral only cycle, in fact I have very little experience with oral steroids so can’t comment from an empirical perspective on their effectiveness when used alone; but it is generally accepted that cycles incorporating injectables are preferred. I’m not saying you can’t gain from using orals only, just that 99% of people who do an oral only cycle do it because they don’t want to inject and have little understanding of what they are doing.
If you only want a few pounds less fat and more mass then an adjustment in diet and perhaps training will be more beneficial than eight week winstrol cycles.