Dose range and duration of use:
Beginners: 250-500mg every 7 days
Hobby: 500mg every 5 days
Professional range: 1000-2000mg per week
Women: not recommended
Application period: 12 weeks up to one year
Active-Life: 8 days
Drug Class: Androgenic/Anabolic Steroid (For injection)
Average Reported Dosage: Men 200-1000mg weekly.
Water Retention: Yes, high due to estrogen conversion
High Blood Pressure: Yes, normally due to high water /electrolyte retention
Liver Toxic: Low in listed dosages
Aromatization: Yes, high
DHT Conversion: Yes, high
Decreases HPTA Function: Yes, high
Testosterone is the king of all mass builders and for this purpose is also fairly cost effective. It works well either alone or stacked to create a great bulking cycle. It has a high risk of side effects due to its conversion to DHT and has the potential to form estrogen, causing gynecomastia. These characteristics also cause it to have such excellent mass building tendencies. Due to some other side effects, such as water retention, it may not be the best used alone for lean mass gains, but with bulking comes the addition of a lot of muscle as well as some gains in fat and water weight. This is typical and a natural part of the enhanced bodybuilder’s bulking regiment.
Testosterone enanthate is a long lasting single ester steroid. It is 7 carbons in length. What this means, is that more of the weight of the steroid is testosterone as opposed to ester weight. When taking a quantity of an esterified steroid, the total weight is a combination of both the ester weight and the steroid. That said, longer esters such as cypionate have more ester weight (due to it’s 8 carbon length), and less overall steroid weight. For this reason, enanthate would be preferred over cypionate. Sustanon has even more steroid weight.
500 mg of enanthate has more free based testosterone than 500 mg of cypionate and 500 mg of sustanon has more than either. However, due to the irregular release of sustanon and the need to inject more frequently to take full advantage of the propionate and phenylpropionate esters and thereby make full release of the steroid itself, either enanthate or cypionate will be better choices for the first time user, who will likely want to maintain stable blood levels of the steroid while minimizing injection frequency.
Weekly totals of 250-1000mg weekly are frequently used, and sometimes more for the highly advanced athlete. Due to the relatively long half life of enanthate injections are usually administered twice per week. This will allow stable blood levels to be maintained. When the level of steroid tapers down, a new injection is made, keeping everything fairly level. This is unlike sustanon, which requires more frequent injections for the same effect. For a first cycle, 500mg alone of testosterone enanthate, shot two times weekly (Monday and Thursday for example), for 10 weeks along with standard post cycle therapy would be very sufficient for good gains.