How many of you would agree that Dianabol or Dbol supersedes Testosterone in popularity as an anabolic steroid?
That’s not taking TRT users into account mind you.
But if you have used steroids recreationally or for professional reasons, you would resonate with that statement.
DBol has always been more popular. And why not?
It is easier to use. It gives you insane gains in record time. And when used correctly, it can be a real asset in any steroid user’s stack.
We call it the ‘Hercules steroid’ cause that’s what it makes us feel like. Normally, we would struggle to hit more than 6 reps on the bench with 100 lbs. dumbbells.
On Dianabol, we would cruise to 9 reps with 125 lbs. dumbbells and still have more gas left in the tank.
As time progressed though, we realized that our body wasn’t tolerating the compound as well as it used to. So, it’s been a while since we have used good old D.
But if you have always been curious about adding Dianabol to your stack or have been thrown off by half-baked facts that you read on the internet, then here’s a brief primer to one of the best anabolic steroids in the world.
Dianabol is a Testosterone derived anabolic steroid that is 17CAA methylated for oral consumption.
It is one of the only anabolic compounds in the world that was created solely for performance enhancement.
And since its introduction into the world of bodybuilding, it has remained a staple for most competitive bodybuilders who use it in one way or another in their stacks.
There are many benefits of using Dbol. But the most notable one is the intensity and the speed with which it kicks in and produces results.
While most oil-based injectable steroids wouldn’t kick-in until week two or three of a steroid cycle, the good old D, kicks in within 3 or 4 days. By week-3 of the cycle, you have already gained 5-10 lbs. of weight and are stronger than ever.
The perfect Dbol Cycle
Its potency as an anabolic steroid has led many users to run standalone Dianabol cycles in which it is used as a base drug.
And as unbelievable as it sounds, most of these users may gain up to 10—15 lbs. of weight during the cycle along with unbelievable strength gains.
But, Dbol will shut down your body’s natural testosterone production and without test in your system, you will find it impossible to keep the gains that you made during the cycle.
That’s why, Dianabol should always be paired with a Testosterone base.
It is even better to use it as a kick starter to a steroid cycle. Run Dbol at 25mg/day for 8-weeks along with Testosterone (Any ester) at 350mg/week.
By week 4, when the Test kicks-in, you will be strong and huge.
Some users even run Dianabol at 50mg/day for 4-weeks only, making the most of the cycle at the maximum tolerable dose.
This is subjective and depends on your tolerance to the drug more than anything else. Personally, we prefer running it at lower doses for longer time periods.
Either ways, do not run Dbol for more than 8-weeks at a time.
Dianabol has always had an aura of mystery around it. At one time, it was considered to be the panacea for all sorts of gains.
Need strength? Use Dbol. Want to get ripped? Dianabol. Want to lose fat and gain muscle? Dianabol.
That’s no longer the case. People are more aware about the results that are achievable with Dianabol.
If you were unaware, then here’s a list of the results that you can achieve with Dbol.
Talk about getting stronger, Dianabol will give you dramatic strength gains by day four or five of the cycle. Your normal workout weights will turn into warmup weights as you will cruise through your previous bests. On many occasions, first timers have ended up with ligament or tendon damage as their bodies weren’t strong enough to sustain the amount of weight that they were lifting suddenly.
Remember that scene in the first Spiderman movie where Toby McGuire gains muscle overnight after being bitten by the radioactive spider? Amplify that five times and that’s how you will look by week 3 of your Dbol cycle. It is difficult to come to an exact number. But many first timers gain up to 15 lbs. in their first few days of a Dianabol cycle. By the end of the cycle, they might gain up to 20 lbs. or more.
That’s it. Nothing fancy. It’s a very simple steroid to understand and use.
Despite being one of the simplest of compounds, we have seen people make all sorts of mistakes with their Dianabol cycles.
That’s mainly because they were unaware of the risks.
Here are some of the side effects of Dbol.
Dianabol causes a lot of water retention in some people which can ultimately cause high blood pressure. A healthy diet and lifestyle can help curb this to an extent. But controlling bloat and blood pressure without using medication is one of the biggest challenges while using Dbol.
Dianabol will aromatize and can cause gynecomastia. So, you need to have a SERM like Nolvadex handy even before you begin a cycle. Unlike slow acting injectable steroids, Gyno can manifest overnight with Dbol. So do not even consider a cycle if you don’t have a SERM or an AI with you.
Cholesterol maintenance is one of the most important aspects of Dianabol usage. It can negatively impact your HDL levels and overall cholesterol levels. Using it repeatedly amplifies the risk of heart disease. It goes without saying that if you have poor cholesterol health, you should not use Dianabol in the first place.
We have not mentioned the common side effects like Testosterone shut down over here as that is something that comes with any anabolic steroid.
Can you retain the gains that you make during a Dbol cycle?
If you are using a solo Dianabol cycle, then no. You will feel like someone sucked the wind out of your sail when you come off it. Almost like a deflated balloon.
But if you are using it with testosterone or other steroids, then you will lose 50% of the water and glycogen that you gain during the cycle.
You can however retain the muscle mass that you gained, as the injectable steroids will have kicked-in by then.