How the restoration occurs, all the nuances
All steroid substances, regardless of their type and action, are analogues of the natural male hormone testosterone. It is produced in the male body with the help of testicles. All processes related to the amount of hormones in the blood are responsible for 2 parts of the brain, the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland. The process involves connecting the brain to the testes (hypothalamus – pituitary – testicles). If the hormonal balance is disturbed, the impulse travels from the hypothalamus via the pituitary gland to the testicles. Because of this, in the body of an ordinary person there is a constant hormonal balance. While taking AS, the amount of testosterone increases several times, and the testicles stop working and stop producing their own hormone. Because of this, testicular atrophy often occurs. Their size decreases, the content of special Leydig cells responsible for hormonal balance and the production of hormonal substances decreases.
Many are afraid of testicular atrophy, and this is a serious obstacle for athletes. Don’t worry, this is a completely reversible process in the body. You can start the processes of the testicles at any time.
With the help of special tools, complex processes of testicular atrophy can be prevented. After ingestion, all the triggers associated with the work of the testicles are restored, the dimensions acquire the same parameters. Experts recommend not delaying taking medication in such a situation. This not only reduces recovery time, but also reduces backtracking after the AS course.
Before using steroid substances, you need to know all the nuances of the drug. Many anabolic steroids are converted to estrogen by female hormones. In so-called aromatization, estrogens have an irritating effect on the hypothalamus. Because of this, it is possible to reduce the production of natural testosterone. Of course, not all steroids cause aromatization; There are milder forms. It should be noted that anabolic steroids that are not aromatized always affect the overall hormonal background and the general condition of the body.
If we take the well-known drugs nandrolone and trenbolone as a basis, we can ensure that they do not aromatize. They have progesterone activity that does not reduce the risk of inhibiting their own testosterone.
How to prevent the process of lowering hormone levels?
- Choose non-aromatizing steroids. In the sports pharmacology market, the most popular are; Turinabol, Boldenone, Stanozolol, Primobolan, Oxandrolone.
- It is best to use short-acting preparations. Anabolic steroids with a waiting period of several hours reduce side effects and shorten recovery time.
- Do not neglect adjuvants such as gonadotropin. It must be taken after 3 weeks of the course or 3 weeks before its end.
- Use mild drugs that will be completely eliminated within 5 days. This minimizes the negative effects on the hypothalamus and testicles. After the end of using DU, you need to start taking special drugs Clomid, Tamoxifen, Letrozole. With the help of these drugs, the course of restoring the endocrine system quickly passes no more than a month.
Which drug should be preferred in PCT: Clomid or Tamoxifen?
Both drugs belong to selective estrogen receptor modifiers. According to studies, Clomid’s action is concentrated on the pituitary gland, while amoxifen tends to accumulate in the same amount in other tissues of the body.
- Clomid is several times more expensive than tamoxifen;
- Clomid is inferior as an antiestrogen;
- The two drugs do not differ in potency;
- Tamoxifen helps reduce blood cholesterol levels;
- Tamoxifen is not used after taking drugs like nandrolone and trenbolone due to its ability to increase progesterone receptors due to the potential for unwanted side effects;
- Tamoxifen is more toxic.
The comparison shows that Tamoxifen is beneficial in almost all categories while its competitor can be used in PCM from nandrolones and trenbolones.
Tribulus is also applicable to PCT, the daily dose of which is 6000 mg. Its advantage lies in its ability to affect the production of luteinizing hormone, which has a positive effect on the production of the male sex hormone.
Tribulus should never be used as the primary and sole PCT agent. It is only useful as a supplement.
Proper nutrition, that is, a diet, and the right rational changes in the structure of training also have a strong effect on the rollback.
Training according to AS
The main change on which the training plan should be based: to reduce physical activity by at least twice. At such a moderate pace, the athlete needs to be for a month, then the load is gradually increased and finally brought to the level at which the athlete was before.
PositionThe variety of the internal environment of the body in an ordinary average person is balanced by itself. But when a person begins to interfere with the basics of the body by taking AS, the process of synthesis begins to far outpace the process of decomposition.
During exercise, muscle fibers are injured and restructuring begins due to the active building of new myofibrils – units of muscle tissue. Muscles increase in volume, but at the same time their hypertrophy occurs.
When taking AS, the rate of breakdown and release of cellular energy is sharply reduced, which means that the synthesis of the protein necessary for the formation of new muscle fibers is impossible. And prefabricated myofibrils undergo natural division. And it is because of this process, and not because of the high hydrocortisol levels described above, that post-cycle PCM becomes an absolutely necessary procedure.
Physical activity is, of course, an incredibly powerful form of muscle suppression. And when that stress occurs, the stress hormone cortisol is produced, which has a detrimental effect on muscle fibers. Therefore, reducing the load should reduce its production until the natural testosterone production function is restored.
Anyone who argues that training should be excluded from everyday athletes is very wrong.
Even a small load on the muscles contributes to their development and growth. The amount of energy required to train muscles is directly proportional to their size. In other words, the bigger the muscle, the more energy it needs. If the tissue doesn’t receive its loading dose, it begins to atrophy.
Refusing to exercise will lead to even greater relapses.
If you cut the time in half, an athlete who was previously training for four hours a day should be training for one and a half to two hours, but that’s for experienced bodybuilders. Typically, the workout lasts an hour or an hour and a half, with exposure to no more than 30 minutes during the PCT.
Be sure to include compound exercises in the list so that all muscles of the body are engaged without exception. At the same time, the weight used during classes should decrease by no more than twenty percent.
Lessons take place two to three times a week.