Testosterone Enanthate Cycles

We take a closer look at how best to utilise Testosterone Enanthate, maximising gains and muscle growth, but limiting negative side effects.

Now that the typical doses for Testosterone Enanthate have been covered, we will discuss how these doses correspond and intertwine with the different cycles it can be used in. The fact that Testosterone is such a versatile and widely useable compound makes it ideal for beginner cycles, intermediate cycles, and advanced cycles. Because it is essentially the one original anabolic steroid by which all other anabolic steroids are based upon and derived from, it makes sense that it is the #1 anabolic steroid to start off with. This is very different in comparison to other stronger (and perhaps more harsh) compounds out there such as Trenbolone, Anadrol-50, Nandrolone, etc. whereby these compounds would not be something to start off with if one were to be using something for the first time in a cycle. Testosterone, as mentioned many times thus far, is a perfect choice for beginners all the way through to advanced users. It is the measuring bar set for all anabolic steroids, both in terms of the physical chemical data (such as measurements of strength) as well as how one may gauge their response. For example, one of the reasons why it is ideal for a beginner to start with a solitary Testosterone-only cycle is to gauge their body’s responsiveness in all different aspects to the compound. It makes sense that because Testosterone is the anabolic steroid our bodies produce and use, that we would start any journey of anabolic steroid use with the practice of simply administering more of what our bodies already produce inside of us. This allows us to carefully gauge and measure, as the weeks go by, how we respond (in a higher dose) to something we already use naturally. As a result, a general rule to follow is: should one react severely to Testosterone (at a beginner dose) in any manner, then it is likely highly possible that the person will react worse to various other compounds. Then, of course, after running Testosterone-only cycles for the first few cycles, the said user may be able to branch out into using other compounds once the user has been able to appropriately master the use of Testosterone-only. This must be kept in mind.

Beginner cycles of Testosterone Enanthate are almost always solitary Testosterone-only cycles for the reasons I have specified above. I will describe these cycles, followed by some beginner Testosterone Enanthate cycles that involve stacking other compounds with it. But it must be clearly understood that the stacking/use of other compounds should be done when the user has felt confident with the use of Testosterone Enanthate, how to deal with its potential steroids side effects, and so on and so forth. For some beginners, they may feel this to be the case after their first cycle is complete. For other beginners, they may feel this to be the case after 2 or 3 Testosterone-only cycles. Testosterone Enanthate in particular is very popular as a beginner variant of Testosterone due to the low frequency of injections compared to other preparations, such as Testosterone Propionate. What must be understood, however, is the fact that because Testosterone Enanthate has a longer half-life and therefore requires longer time for it to clear from the body, as well as peaking blood levels, it must be run for longer periods than short estered anabolics. The typical optimal cycle length for a compound esterified with Enanthate is in the 10-12 week range.

Beginner Testosterone Enanthate cycle (12 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1-12:
– Testosterone Enanthate at 300mg/week

This cycle, as one can clearly see, is on the very basic spectrum. This cycle is designed to be an introduction to anabolic steroids and the effects of Testosterone use at a dose that would not be considered too low, nor high at all. This cycle can be utilized for lean mass gain, bulking, or cutting depending on the user’s adjusted diet and goals. However, first-time beginner cycle should ideally be a lean mass or bulking cycle rather than a cutting cycle, but it is ultimately up to the preference of the user.

Beginner Testosterone Enanthate cycle (12 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1-12:
– Testosterone Enanthate at 500mg/week
The exact same principles apply with this cycle, only the weekly dose is a little higher. This particular method would be used after a couple of beginner cycles whereby the user finds the need to increase the dose in order to achieve a desired result
Beginner Testosterone Enanthate cycle (12 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1-12:
– Testosterone Enanthate at 500mg/week
Weeks 1-4:
Dianabol at 25-50mg/day

This cycle presents a new compound to the cycle, Dianabol, which is administered for the first quarter of the cycle. This is due in part to Dianabol’s nature as an oral anabolic steroid which presents the issue of liver toxicity and its duration of use must be kept short. The idea here is to introduce a compound that is just a little closer in nature to Testosterone than other compounds that exist, so as to introduce the user to a compound in which its side effects can be managed in the same manner.

Beginner Testosterone Enanthate cycle (12 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1-12:
– Testosterone Enanthate at 500mg/week
– Nandrolone Decanoate (Deca) at 300mg/week

This cycle here is designed to demonstrate to the user that long estered compounds such as Testosterone Enanthate are stacked best with other compounds of the same long estered nature (Nandrolone Decanoate). Because they both have almost the same half-life in the body, their use is very compatible in terms of kick-in periods, and the time required for the compounds to clear from the body prior to PCT. As you can see, Nandrolone is run at a moderate dose while Teststerone is still maintained at the 500mg/week mark. This is so as to keep the beginner user familiar with the effects of Testosterone.

test enan norma ampsIntermediate cycles can involve more compounds thrown into the mix with Testosterone Enanthate, while Testosterone is kept at moderate-higher doses. It is in the advanced stages whereby Testosterone can then be modified to be run at TRT doses with other compounds. The reason for this is due to the fact that at the intermediate-advanced level, the user should be familiar with more compounds and have a very good feel for how they respond and deal with Testosterone, as well as other compounds. At that stage, Testosterone can now step down on the priority list in the dosing scheme, and relegate it to a support position rather than act as a primary anabolic.

Intermediate Testosterone Enanthate cycle (12 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1-12:
– Testosterone Enanthate at 300mg/week
– Nandrolone Decanoate (Deca) at 500mg/week
Weeks 1-4:
– Dianabol at 25-50mg/day

In this cycle here, we are beginning to bring Testosterone Enanthate down from the priority list down to more of a support position. What this does is open up more room for other compounds (in this case, namely Nandrolone) to act more as the primary anabolic. Of course, at this same time Testosterone doses are kept to a moderate level so as to still maintain supraphysiological levels.

Intermediate Testosterone Enanthate cycle (12 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1-12:
– Testosterone Enanthate at 300mg/week
– Trenbolone Enanthate at 250mg/week
– Drostanolone Enanthate (Masteron) at 400mg/week

This cycle begins to delve into the more advanced stage, but still within intermediate boundaries. This is a highly androgenic cycle involving some very strong compounds designed to not only add on lean mass or bulk if the user wishes, but to also efficiently harden the body and assist in dropping fat (if the user’s nutrition is adjusted as such). Testosterone is still maintained at a moderate level, while an almost equal moderate level of the other two injectable compounds is administered. This type of cycle, with no oral anabolics in it, allows each compound to be run for the duration of the whole cycle alongside Testosterone Enanthate.

Advanced Testosterone Enanthate cycle (12 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1-12:
– Testosterone Enanthate at 1,000mg/week

I present this as the first advanced Testosterone Enanthate cycle, because it involves a single solitary Testosterone-only cycle at an excessively high dose only meant for advanced users if they wish to engage in a cycle involving high Testosterone doses. An advanced user should be experienced enough to understand how to control side effects with ancillaries, and as such, be able to deal with any potential risks of 1,000mg per week. No other compounds are to be stacked with Testosterone here, as the dose of Testosterone run is already very high. The other reason is because this can be considered a type of ‘back to the basics cycle for beginners’.

Advanced Testosterone Enanthate cycle (12 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1-12:
– Testosterone Enanthate at 100mg/week
– Trenbolone Enanthate at 800mg/week
Weeks 1-6:
– Oxandrolone (Anavar) at 80-100mg/day

This is a perfect example of Testosteorne Enanthate being used at a TRT dose in the role of a supportive compound only to maintain proper normal function of the body, while stronger compounds such as Trenbolone is used as the main workhorse anabolic. Anavar is added for the first 6 weeks of the cycle as a kick start, as well as a supportive compound that compliments the Trenbolone. This cycle can be utilized, depending on how the user’s nutrition is adjusted, for the purposes of lean mass building, outright bulking, or even cutting body fat all very efficiently