Trenbolone has attained a mythical status in the world of performance enhancement.
In fact, it has become a panacea of sorts.
Looking to cut? Add Tren.
Looking to bulk? Tren is the best.
Looking for a body recomp? Use Tren.
Even rank neophytes who don’t even have a couple of steroid cycles under their belts are readily experimenting with copious amounts of Tren.
That’s both, unnecessary and extremely dangerous too.
Trenbolone is a very powerful compound that was used for bulking cattle before sending them off to the slaughter house. Go figure.
A lot of bodybuilders believe that it is the strongest anabolic steroid of all times.
That means that it’s not a compound to be taken lightly. In fact, you must limit your usage of Tren as much as possible.
Here’s a brief guide to doing a lean bulk with Trenbolone. If you are a first timer, curious about using Trenbolone, then this will help you make an informed choice.
Trenbolone’s Steroid Structure
Trenbolone is a 19-nor injectable anabolic steroid that is very similar in its structure to Nandrolone.
However, Nandrolone Decanoate, also known as Deca Durabolin is commonly known as a wet compound.
This means, that despite being an excellent mass builder, the gains that it promotes are wet, with a fair amount of water retention. If you aren’t careful about controlling the water retention, it can make you look puffy.
On the other hand, all the mass that you gain with Trenbolone will be lean and dry muscle fiber.
Water retention will not be a problem. Hence, a lot of bodybuilders add Tren to their stacks when they are using wet compounds like Dianabol and Deca.
It has an anabolic rating of 500 which is the highest among all anabolic steroids. That’s five times more anabolic than Testosterone.
What does Trenbolone do?
While Trenbolone retains all the classic traits of anabolic compounds like Testosterone and Dihydrotestosterone, it has some very unique traits that make it such a powerful compound.
It more than doubles the production of IGF-1 in the body.
IGF-1 plays a key role in increasing lean muscle, amplifying recovery and boosting every aspect of your performance. While increasing IGF-1, Tren also increases the sensitivity of the satellite cells in your muscle tissue to this newly produced IGF-1. That’s a very powerful effect which greatly increases the rate at which your muscles absorb nutrition.
It enhances Nitrogen retention a lot more than any other anabolic steroid can.
The nitrogen retention capacity of a compound is considered as an indicator of its anabolic potential. Tren also binds to catabolic hormonal receptors and inhibits the secretion of these hormones which can hamper muscle growth and performance.
It improves feed efficiency and increases the rate of mineral absorption.
What this means is that you will need lesser food to produce more lean muscle. For an athlete this translates into a ribbed, lean body without fussing over their dinner plates. Every micronutrient that you consume will be utilized to its fullest. By boosting mineral and vitamin absorption, Trenbolone keeps you at your healthiest best during the entire cycle.
It burns fat.
Believe it or not, Trenbolone’s affinity to bind to androgen receptors is so strong that it initiates a fat burning effect which is very rarely seen in anabolic steroids. So, while you gain dry hard muscle fiber, you are also burning fat at the abdomen, which gives you a complete body recomp.
What is the right dosage for Trenbolone?
Before jumping on to the dosage, you should be asking whether you are experienced enough to use Trenbolone.
Most people aren’t when they begin using it.
While there’s no set standard as to when a person can use Tren, the general consensus is that you shouldn’t even try it unless you have successfully used three to four cycles of Testosterone.
When you do your maiden cycle of Trenbolone, start with a very low dosage like 50mg of Tren Ace every other day.
This should produce phenomenal results for the first timer. If you can tolerate this dose without too many problems, you can consider upping the dose to 75mg every other day.
Only if you have used 75mg of Tren multiple times should you consider using 100mg every other day. That takes your weekly dosage to approximately 300mg.
Seasoned athletes will use up to 500mg of Tren a week in divided doses. If you are a gym rat or a fitness buff using steroids for recreational purpose, such high doses are not required.
Also, they will greatly increase the risk of causing some of the more serious side effects of Trenbolone.
Using Trenbolone Solo vs. Stacks
There’s only one way to use Trenbolone.
Run it with Testosterone.
If you run it solo, it will shut you down within days and the initial euphoria will be replaced by a feeling of lethargy where your libido is non-existent and you feel like shit.
Running it with a TRT dose of Test on the other hand will keep your gonads functioning, your mood up and your wiener in top form.
Trenbolone can also be stacked with most other ‘wet compounds’ like Dianabol and Anadrol depending on your physique goals.
This is because it does not aromatize to estrogen and hence has a cosmetic effect where it helps to flush out the water from under your skin. It hardens the muscle that you gain and will offset any unwanted water retention that these compounds cause.
Trenbolone Side Effects
Just because it does not aromatize, a lot of athletes think that Trenbolone does not cause Gynecomastia.
That’s completely wrong because Tren has a very strong progestin nature which means that it can and it will cause Gyno if you don’t use the necessary ancillary drugs during the cycle. Letrozole, is the only compound that will be effective to prevent gyno during a Tren cycle.
The other most notable side effect that can be bothersome is the aggression and other mental sides.
In normal circumstances, Trenbolone can make you aggressive in the gym which can allow you to lift better. But in extreme cases, it can make you irrational, emotional and can even cause hallucinations.
If you are already experiencing depression or anxiety, you should not even bother touching Trenbolone with a barge pole.
Tren can also cause severe insomnia, night sweat and erectile dysfunction.