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Deca-Durabolin gained popularity among bodybuilders and steroid users for its ‘mild’ nature and was further made famous when Arnold Schwarzenegger claimed to have used it during offseason and pre-competition phases leading to the Mr. Universe. Its mild nature could be explained further when looking at its anabolic and androgenic rating when compared to Testosterone. Deca Durabolins anabolic rating of 125 is slightly above Testosterones 100 rating, whilst its androgenic rating is much lower at 37, compared to Testosterones 100. This makes the steroid favourable for those wanting to avoid mostly androgenic side effects such as ‘roid rage’, increased aggression, virilisation in females and prostate related issues. Deca’s estrogenic conversion is also low compared to Testosterone. Nandrolone will convert to estrogen at the rate of about 20% of Testosterone making estrogenic related side effects unlikely but certainly realistic. This low amount of estrogenic aromatase activity can be explained by Deca-Durabolin (Nandrolone) being a progestin. Diving deeper into the rate of estrogen expression, we can also report that the liver is at the forefront of estrogenic activity, compared to other tissues such as, the skin, adipose tissue and bones its relatively mild
Deca-Durabolin Uses & Cycling
Deca is primarily used for bulking and mass gaining phases due to the increase in nitrogen retention (bloat) the compound will cause. Strength gaining cycles and for those wanting to add weight to their frame can utilise Deca-Durabolin with a Testosterone variant for optimal gains.
We’ve discussed that Deca Durabolin has the long acting ester deconoate attached to the Nandrolone parent hormone. This means if you decide to use Deca, you’d be advised to use this androgen for 10-10 weeks at a minimum. Deca Durabolin is often combined with a long acting estered Testosterone compound such as, Testosterone Enantahte. Both these compounds would be used for 12 weeks. A faster acting injectable or oral could be used for the first 4-6 weeks such as, Dianabol at 30mg per day, Anavar 60mg per day or Winstrol at 50mg per day. However, due to Deca’s bulking nature, D-Bol or Anadrol (Oxymetholone) are suggested.
Worth mentioning is the Test/Deca/D-Bol stack for mass gains. This synergistic cycle was made popular by the golden era bodybuilders in the 1960s and 1970s like Arnold. Used by both beginners, intermediates and advanced level steroid users at varying dosages, this stack has proven the test of time. As a starting point, Testosterone Enantahte at 500mg/wk, Deca-Durabolin 400mg/wk and Dianabol 30mg per day with an AI such as, Aromain 12.5mg per day, could be an effective steroid cycle.
As a performance enhancer and to improve athletic performance and/or muscle, Deca Durabolin is suggested at 400mg per week with a form of injectable Testosterone. More advanced level steroid users wouldn’t venture much above 400-600mg per week as the compound is often combined with other anabolic steroids such as Testosterone Cypionate at 500mg per week.
Due to Deca’s mild androgenic nature, some prefer to use this steroid as their main compound in a stack. A higher dose of 600-800mg per week could be used, but lower Testosterone dosage is used in conjunction at 100-200mg per week or an effective testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) dosage.