How to Lower the Dose & Increase Gains
By: The Steroid Guru
Testosterone is the king of all steroids. It’s even been said that if you can’t grow on test then good luck growing on anything at all. So, when all else fails, increase the dose! Right? Wrong! Training intensity and diet aside, what separates the top bodybuilders in the world vs. the wannabes at the local gyms is the positive and negative response to gear. The former we hear all too often. Bodybuilder-X is a hyper-responder. That’s a phrase that is fun to throw around a lot lately, but not only does Bodybuilder-X respond well to the gear he’s on in terms of adding muscle mass, his ability to control side-effects is even more astounding. The ability to increase the dose, with minimal adverse effects is ultimately the name of the game.
If you are the type of meat head who takes 400mg of testosterone per week and immediately finds the need to go bra shopping then quite frankly, this endeavor might not be for you. Conversely, someone on the Mr. Olympia stage can often times take 5x that amount per week and find the side-effects to be minimal. So, what gives? Is it just that the top-level bodybuilders have outlier genetics or is it merely their cocktail of drugs that’s catapulted them to superstardom?
Since the vast majority of people who use steroids are just Average Joe’s lacking elite genetics, it’s an absolute must to get the most out of what you’re using or be prepared to face the consequences. A great way to do that is by the utilization of Proviron.
Proviron is an interesting and often overlooked bodybuilding drug. It’s an orally active form of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) and as such, a Proviron cycle delivers all of the good and all the bad that DHT has to offer the bodybuilder.
As for the good, DHT from a Proviron cycle is a pure androgen, but unlike testosterone, DHT doesn’t cause any water retention. DHT is what makes muscle “hard.” And it lowers SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) which prevents estrogen from forming. By preventing estrogen from forming, DHT can be used to prevent the aromatization of other steroids. This means that DHT from a Proviron cycle can keep steroids in the testosterone family from converting to estrogen and causing in men estrogen related side effects like gynecomastia and extreme water retention. DHT also helps with boners – who wouldn’t want that?
Proviron can be a nice addition to any cycle for a variety of reasons. Since it lowers SHBG it allows for more total testosterone to become bioavailable. Up to 90% of testosterone, be it natural or administered, remains in a bound state rendering it useless for building muscle. Proviron releases more active testosterone into the bloodstream so you can get more of its benefits. This is where you can get so much more out of using much less than your fellow competitors or gym buddies.
Proviron also works well as an anti-estrogen, in fact, it’s superior to most traditional anti-e’s such as Nolvadex, because there is no rebound effect. Instead of removing estrogen, Proviron prevents the formation of estrogen in the first place. It’s also excellent for contest preparation, because it adds density and definition as androgen receptors that are found in your fat cells as well as muscle cells.
Many people use Proviron in between cycles to maintain muscle gains and libido. However, DHT will not do much in regard to maintaining muscle. And as with any drug, a tolerance is developed over time so using Proviron to help a lagging libido will just add to further suppression once the use of the drug has ceased. The main downside of Proviron is that since it contains no anabolic properties, it will not result in much muscle growth if used alone. It truly is a kicker to other steroids, most notably testosterone. And although it doesn’t cause water retention, it can increase blood pressure.
If you decide you don’t want to run orals, Masteron is a great alternative and will yield better muscle building gains than Proviron. Masteron gets a bad rap on internet forums as it doesn’t deliver the results people are hoping unless the user is already at a low digit body fat percentage. From an aesthetic perspective that may be accurate, however, to ignore it’s enhancing effects of testosterone wouldn’t be doing it justice.
By adding a low dose of Proviron, 50 to 75mg per day or (not both) 100mg of Masteron Propionate every other day to your HRT bridge you will notice your time “off” to be much more productive than had you not used it. Plus, blood work will tell the final story, however, you will most likely not need to administer an anti-estrogen into the cocktail, eliminating the stress than can do on the body.
If you can get your hands on a high quality DHT you will be extremely happy with the results. The Guru’s pick is Proviron for your HRT combination, and while on blast change it to a higher dose Anavar, Masteron, or Winstrol. To learn more about DHT cycles and how they can be best organized in your stack make sure to read my previous article: