Many beginners prefer to use Methandienone (Dianabol, Naposim, Dbol, Danabol) for their first cycle. This is a good choice, since this substance is quite safe and effective at the same time.
The effects of Methandienone solo cycle
- Induces the growth of muscle mass. One can gain up to 8 kg in case of proper training and nutrition program.
- Significantly increases strength.
- Increases stamina.
- Strengthens the bones.
Why is Methane good for a first cycle?
Let’s begin with the description of this substance. This is a strong anabolic steroid with moderate androgenic properties. Dianabol is one of the first steroids that came into sports. It became popular due to its ability to gain muscle mass and increase strength at the same time. If you have reached your genetic limit, it is Methanethat will help you to step further.
In general, the substance is rather safe, and the only its problem is possibility of estrogen related side effects. But you can eliminate them by using Proviron (Masterlone) or anti-estrogens. Androgenic side effects are also possible, but it’s a rare occasion, as they occur in case of genetic predisposition.
In order to get optimal results you have to eat well, train hard and sleep enough. There is no need for beginners to do combined cycles or take strong AAS, since they can harm your health. Methane will provide excellent results without additional risks. Besides, one should remember that steroids will be effective only when you reached genetic limit of muscle growthor came close to it.
Examples of Dianabol solo cycle
There are different plans for Dbol solo cycle. In this article we will discuss two of them. The first one is an old school plan, which we call “up-and-down-the-hill”:
- 1st week 10 mg of Dianabol daily
- 2nd week 15 mg daily
- 3rd week 20 mg daily
- 4th week 25 mg daily
- 5th – 7th week 30 mg daily
- 8th week 10 mg daily
According to the second plan you should take equal doses (30 mg) from the 1st to the 8th week of a cycle. Each of the plans has its own pros and cons. It is necessary to take Methandienone at regular intervals and you should take Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) or Clomid after the end of your PCT.
Don’t switch to heavy steroids after the Methandienone solo cycle, let your body get adapted to the effects of lighter AAS. They can give you excellent results.
How to eat and train during steroid cycles
Have workouts 3-4 times a week. Remember that frequent workouts may lead to overtraining, and it’s difficult to recognize the first symptoms when you use steroids. The duration of each training should be 45 minutes.
Increase the rest period between trainings if your body does not manage to recover with such a schedule.
About 50 % of your success depends on nutrition. During mass gaining cycle you spend a lot of energy and your body needs a lot of materials to build muscles. Therefore, you need to provide your body with more nutrients than it consumes. Thus, you have to make adjustment to your diet.
Energy value of your diet
Scientists have found that people involved in heavy physical labor spend about 2300 – 3200 calories per day. In order to figure out the energy value of your nutrition program you have to multiply your weight (in kilograms) by 30. For example, if your body weight is 85 kilograms, then you need 2550 calories every day.
This is an approximate minimum. For Methandienone only cycle you need to add 600 – 700 calories to this number. Otherwise, your body will not have enough energy for heavy load. Of course, this calculation of calories is not universal and every athlete should make his diet according to his type of body and activity.
The ratio of nutrients
For steroid cyclethe ratio of nutrients should be the following:
- Proteins: 20 – 30 %
- Carbohydrates: 50 – 60 %
- Fats: 10 – 20 %
Try to give preference to animal proteins. The protein content should be equal to 2-3 grams per kilogram of your body weight. Also give preference to complex carbohydrates.
How to use Proviron (Masterlone)
It’s impossible to do a safe anabolic cycle without auxiliary drugs. If an athlete has genetic predisposition to aromatization, then during Methandienone only cycle he should take 50 mg of Proviron daily. In case of heavier cycles increase the dosage up to 100 mg.
When your combination includes aromatizable steroid (e.g. testosterone ester) then you should take 50 mg of proviron a day starting from 8th day of your cycle. If you don’t have genetic predisposition then you can do with 25 mg a day.
Sometimes at the 5th week of a cycle the effectiveness of steroid may decrease due to the action of globulins. Again, in this case Proviron can help you, since it effectively suppresses their activity. During PCT take 20 mg of Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) daily.