We don’t blame you if you have been awed at the dry, ribbed bodies of Instagram influencers who command a fan following of millions of users.
They can redefine the term aesthetics with their paper thin skin, dry fibrous muscle and chiseled abdominals.
A jawline to die for. No water retention at all.
A lot of newbies wonder what steroids they use to achieve these perfect bodies.
In fact, there are many messaging boards and YouTube channels dedicated to decoding the mystery behind such bodies.
Well, while its very difficult to decode their entire cycles, we can vouch for the fact that they are using Trenbolone.
What is Trenbolone?
Trenbolone has all the characteristics that would fit the definition of the perfect physique.
It helps you gain a lot of lean, dry muscle mass.
Moreover, it burns fat.
It does not cause water retention.
It does not cause estrogenic side effects.
Even low doses can produce great results.
It’s no wonder then that it has replaced testosterone as the most widely used performance enhancement drug.
If you have always wanted to dip your toes in Trenbolone but were skeptical about it (rightly so), then here’s a brief FAQ that aims to cover all the common questions that newcomers have about this extremely powerful anabolic steroid.
Why is Trenbolone so popular?
Where do we even begin?
Let’s start with the most desired feature from a performance enhancement drug, mass building.
With an anabolic rating of 500, Trenbolone is one of the most powerful mass building compounds in the world.
The only compound that’s stronger is Dianabol. Maybe Anadrol too. But those are notorious for causing severe water retention and high blood pressure. You can gain up to 20 lbs. or more from a short cycle. But the rollover will be equally severe and you risk losing up to 70% of these gains as a lot of it will be water and glycogen.
What results can I expect from Tren?
Trenbolone on the other hand will produce only dry gains. It does not cause water retention at all.
So, any muscle that you gain will be fibrous, striated and vascular with great pumps due to the enhanced nitrogen retention.
It also has a very pronounced cosmetic effect where it flushes out any traces of water from under the skin.
This means that you don’t have to worry about your blood pressure skyrocketing. Also, no moon face.
Trenbolone is also a powerful fat burning steroid which is due to its strong affinity to bind to androgen receptors which triggers lipolysis.
Last but not the least is its nutrient parting effect. Trenbolone has a unique ability to increase the efficiency of the food you consume. This means that every milligram of protein and carbohydrates you consume will be shuttled to your muscles allowing better recovery and growth.
You will start to notice a marked difference in your body composition without making any changes to your existing diet.
It also amplifies your ability to absorb vitamins and minerals which leads to an overall improvement in your health.
How long should you use it?
The ideal duration of a Trenbolone cycle will depend on your goals from it.
For Recreational Users
Recreational users and fitness buffs can get great results from an 8-week cycle even at doses as low as 250mg/week.
At such low doses, even a 12-week cycle is well tolerated, but not necessary unless you are prepping for a competition.
12-weeks is the maximum duration that you should be using Trenbolone because the mental side effects can get too pronounced after this.
For Experienced Users
There are people who have used Trenbolone for 16-weeks or even more and ended up with severe depression and even psychosis. So it’s a line that we’d tread carefully.
Trenbolone is rarely used alone and is almost always stacked with Test and another compound depending on the goals of the individual.
In most cycles, it is used during the second half of the cycle. For example, if it’s a stack of Test, Dianabol and Trenbolone, Tren will be introduced at the 8-week mark where Dianabol will be stopped. It will then be used for the remaining 8-weeks of the 16-week cycle.
Does it cause Gyno?
Oh you bet it does.
What makes it a tricky compound is that it does not cause Gynecomastia through conventional biological pathways that other steroids do.
There’s no aromatization which makes Aromatase inhibitors ineffective.
There’s no estrogen conversion either. So SERMS like Nolvadex will be useless too.
But it has a strong progestin nature which can cause horrible gyno. The only drug that will be effective against Trenbolone induced gyno is Letrozole.
Do not even start a Trenbolone cycle unless you have stocked up on Letrozole.
Will it tax your liver?
Hepatotoxicity is generally associated with 17C-AA oral anabolic steroids like Dianabol and Anadrol.
Trenbolone being an injectable drug is usually not liver toxic. But that does not mean that liver toxicity can be ruled out completely.
There have been instances where bodybuilders abusing Trenbolone have been found with severe bile duct obstruction leading to cholestatic jaundice.
So, while liver toxicity is extremely unlikely, it’s not impossible while using Tren.
If you are stacking it with other orals, it is highly recommended that you use some sort of liver protection during the cycle.
Can you drink alcohol while using Trenbolone?
That depends on the condition of your liver.
If you have a healthy liver and aren’t using oral steroids, then you can occasionally have a drink or two.
However, if you have an underlying liver condition or are stacking Trenbolone with an oral steroid like Anadrol, then using Alcohol can severely stress your liver.
Can you run a Trenbolone only cycle?
If you dig a complete shutdown of your testosterone production for meagre gains that you will lose anyway, then yes.
You can run a Trenbolone only cycle.
On the other hand, if you wish to maximize the results of a Trenbolone cycle without feeling like shit with no energy or libido, run it with Testosterone.
And if you are experienced enough, you can run a stack of Test, Tren and Dianabol, which is the ultimate bulking stack.
Or Test, Tren and Winstrol if you are looking to cut. Even EQ works phenomenally well with Trenbolone.
How does it compare to SARMS?
No SARMS can even come close to what’s achievable with Trenbolone alone. When you are talking about a stack involving Test, Tren and another compound, it will blow any SARM or SARM stack straight out of the water.