Making the decision to run a cycle of prohormones is a big step to take in reaching your fitness goals. There are a lot of protocols you have to understand before you get started. Understanding, the chemistry that can also become overwhelming if your new performance enhancers. I’m going to give you the information that takes years to understand and is usually learned through trial and error. We will go over what compounds are to be taken to achieve specific goals and cycle durations. We’ll discus side effects, how to stack compounds together, and many other things to give you better insight.
Keep in mind that all of he compounds we will be covering are completely legal. They remain legal because they chemically altered derivatives of DHEA. Supplementing with regular DHEA will not bring any noticeable muscle building effects, it these Prohormones sure as hell will! I encourage everyone to check out the Prohormones Guide Article to help decide if they are really for you.
4-Andro is a wet compound converts directly to the master of all male hormones, testosterone. This is used as the testosterone base in most cycles. It counteracts lethargy from other compounds and keeps your sex drive high. The negatives with 4-Andro is that it has a very slight convert to estrogen which could cause a little water retention. An aromatase inhibitor or estrogen reducing prohormone like Epiandro be taken with it to mitigate estrogen side effects.
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1-Andro is probably one of the best prohormones in existence! There was a West Texas A&M University study done on this compound which showed that with a clean diet and solid weight training program, 11 pounds of muscle was obtained( the study even compared it to a milligram to milligram injection of testosterone enathate). This compound does not convert to estrogen or DHT. Therefor, estrogen and hair loss will not be an issue for most people. It produces lean and steady gains, however it can, temporarily lower good cholesterol. It can also cause some lethargy if you aren’t taking in enough calories or using a test base. I have personally noticed small amount of joint pain when ran by its self. Therefore, I think this compound should be paired with a testosterone compound like 4-Andro in most cycles.
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This is a precursor to DHT (dihydrotestosterone). DHT is shown to increase strength, muscle hardness and also improves libido. A benefit to Epiandrosterone is that it does not aromatise to estrogen. So, gyno side-effects are a much smaller concern than with other prohormones. The DHT which Epiandro converts to also works to lower the amount of estrogen circulating in the blood making. Because of this, Epiandro is a great product to pair with other stacks.
Taking Epiandro will also result in some direct neurological effects to result in more focus and aggression during training. Since it is a DHT derivative, Epiandro will increase the shit out of your sex drive.
You have probably heard that DHT makes your hair fall out and prostate swell. But I believe that’s been blown out of proportion because I certainly haven’t had any issues with balding. A lot of why this typically isn’t an issue with Epi-Andro is because DHT is critical in a number of functions in the body such as erection quality and regulating estrogen levels. And high levels of estrogen is a common cause for hair loss in men. So don’t worry too much about the hair loss thing.
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This is the king of muscle building stacks right here. Using multiple compounds creates a synergistic effect which creates drastically greater results. This is why I have always claimed that prohormones are more effective when stacked together.
Tri Andro contains high doses of 3 different Andros that work together to create an anabolic symphony. Tri andro is without a doubt the best all-in-one stack since the methylated prohormone ban. Even though it is on the pricey side, you’re really getting the best bang for your buck when you consider what all is in this product. You would be spending more than double if you purchased all three compounds separately.
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Arimistane (Androst 3,5 dien-7, 17 dione)
While this isn’t actually a prohormone, it is probably the best nonprescription anti-estrogen on the market. This is very comparable to the drug arimidex and also reduces cortisol levels along with water weight. It is most commonly used to prevent the onset of gyno.
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19- Nor or Norandrostenediol converts to Nandrolone. It is 6x more anabolic that testosterone but has very little conversion to estrogen or DHT. This compound produces slow and steady gains and helps increase strength and mass. This compound converts directly to the steroid deca-nandrolone which can strengthen joint but can also lower sex and this is where the term ‘deca dick’ comes from. Therefore, it should be used alongside a testosterone base. This compound pairs beautifully with 4-Andro to create a powerful bulking cycle similar to the beloved ‘bread and butter stack’ which is deca and test.
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What should your prohormone cycle look like?
New users should only use one compound for just 30 days. Keeping it at a sane dosage under 300mg to 400mg will now you to understand exactly how your body reacts.
You will also need to choose the compound which is right for your body type. A skinny guy who has a hard time gaining weight should go with a wet compound such as 4-Andro. A heavier set guy should go with a dry compound such as Epi-Andro to add lean mass. Another option for him would be 1-Andro to add muscle and drop body fat.
An on-cycle protection and a post-cycle therapy are a must. Anti-estrogens are always suggested during use of wet compounds but can be added to 1-Andro cycles to help get leaner. The chart below shows a solid protocol for a first time cycle.
Once you have ran a couple of single compound cycles you will understand how your body reacts. At that point you can start stacking them together to achieve even greater results. You can also run them for longer periods. However, I would not suggest going any longer than 8 weeks on cycle. Below are a couple of stacks for more advanced users.