Using Dianabol can cause side effects if stacks aren’t planned properly. We discuss how to use D-Bol safely.
Dianabol stacks are limited in their flexibility and application by nature of it being an aromatizable oral anabolic steroid. This has been previously touched upon, where it has been mentioned that Dianabol finds its primary application and purpose in bulking and/or lean mass cycles where the user has a desire to gain a considerable amount of strength and size, where there is conceivably little to no concern for additional water weight gain and bloating. This is due to the fact that Dianabol holds moderate Estrogenic activity due to its ability to interact with the Aromatase enzyme. The fact that Dianabol also should ideally be used for periods no longer than approximately 6 weeks due to hepatotoxicity is another reason for limitations of use in Dianabol cycles. Therefore, the primary example cycles being reviewed and presented here will be those of a bulking or lean mass nature. This does not change in the three tiers of users (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). It is important to remember that Dianabol (or any anabolic steroid) can be utilized for the purposes of cutting or fat loss cycles, but it is a less than ideal decision where far more compatible anabolic steroids could be utilized instead of Dianabol.
Dianabol is an anabolic steroid that stacks well with many other compounds. Most of the compounds it is very compatible with are those with a like nature, where the overall goal is that of mass building and strength gain. There even exist some compounds that are not as great strength gainers or mass builders that still stack very efficiently with it. Within its realm of being a good bulking and strength compound, it compliments other strength and mass compounds very well. This perhaps could be said to be the positive trade-off that Dianabol possesses, when the issues of its inflexibility are taken into account. For example, Dianabol is known to stack very well with Testosterone (most usually long-estered Testosterone variants such as Testosterone Enanthate) due to their very similar nature. Nandrolone (Deca-Durabolin) is another anabolic steroid that compliments Dianabol very well, and a Dianabol cycle which involves a stack of all three of these compounds (Testosterone, Nandrolone, and Dianabol) is known to be one of the oldest cycle stacks ever used. This will be further discussed shortly.
Beginner Dianabol Cycle Example (12 weeks total cycle time)
– Testosterone Enanthate at 300-500mg/week
– Dianabol at 25mg/day
This beginner cycle presents the most introductory elements to a Dianabol cycle. Testosterone Enanthate has been selected as the base compound with a variable range of 300-500mg per week, up to the user’s preference. The reason for this is so that the user in question can look upon his past cycle experience (previous cycle experience should be a series of Testosterone-only cycles) and gauge as to whether he feels his body responds very well to the lower range of 300mg/week, or requires the higher range of 500mg/week. The truth of the matter is that Dianabol will present its gains early on in the very first few weeks of the cycle as a ‘kickstart’ while the Testosterone Enanthate slowly achieves optimal blood plasma levels. By the time the user nears the end of Dianabol use (4-6 weeks), the effects of Testosterone Enanthate should be very noticeable. By this point, it is unnecessary to continue the Dianabol at week 6 for this reason as well as the reason for increased hepatotoxicity due to the oral nature of Dianabol.
Intermediate Dianabol Cycle Example (12 weeks total cycle time)
– Testosterone Enanthate at 100mg/week
– Nandrolone Decanoate (Deca-Durabolin) at 400mg/week
– Dianabol at 25-50mg/day
This intermediate Dianabol cycle introduces Nandrolone (Deca) into the stack. The other changes made here in comparison to the beginner cycle are a reduction in Testosterone doses to TRT doses, and an increased Dianabol dose range to 50mg/day. Testosterone in this cycle is relegated to a support role of maintaining proper normal physiological levels of Testosterone while on-cycle and the other compounds are then made the primary workhorse anabolics. Dianabol’s range increase to 50mg/day is, like Testosterone in the beginner cycle example, dependent on the user’s gauge of whether or not an increase of dose is required. For most users, a dose increase is unnecessary due to the sheer strength of Dianabol, and especially when an additional compound such as Nandrolone is included in the stack.
Advanced Dianabol Cycle Example (8 weeks total cycle time)
– Testosterone Propionate at 25mg every other day (100mg/week)
– Trenbolone Acetate at 100mg every other day (400mg/week)
– Dianabol at 50mg/day
This advanced Dianabol cycle is labelled as such due to the advanced compounds utilized, such as Trenbolone, and the short-estered nature of the injectable compounds that are also considered a more of an intermediate-advanced tool. The short-estered injectable compounds allow for a shorter cycle, which opens the door for a harder hitting mass and strength cycle in this case. Dianabol is not just utilized as a kickstart here, but it is literally a part of the core cycle component with Trenbolone in order to provide the user with some incredible strength and size gains due to these two extremely powerful compounds used (Trenbolone and Dianabol). Once again, Testosterone takes on a supportive role of maintenance of normal physiological Testosterone levels while the other two compounds provide the size and growth signal to muscle tissue.