There was a very interesting revelation by an old school bodybuilder from the late 70s and the early 80s on Reddit, about the kind of gear that they had readily available back then.
There were the orals like Dianabol and Anadrol which were a staple in every cycle. But even 30mg/day was considered a high dose.
The injectable drugs were limited to Testosterone and Deca Durabolin mainly. Deca in particular was a favorite with some of the best bodybuilders to grace the stage.
And as surprising as it sounds, there was no PCT protocol back then. Aromatase inhibitors were introduced much later in the late 80s. Until then, the norm was to taper off the compounds rather than stopping them abruptly and hopping on to a PCT protocol.
Well, coming back to the topic, it got us thinking about Deca, which happens to be one of our favorite compounds, and how it has fallen out of grace recently.
Most people who want to use steroids these days will consider starting with Testosterone and an oral steroid like Dianabol, but there’s no mention about Deca.
We figured that this was a great time to shed some light on Deca, which is one of the most versatile compounds in the world.
Here are six reasons why you might want to add it to just about any steroid cycle, irrespective of your goals.
#1 – Deca is a very powerful mass builder
While it’s not mentioned in the mass building hall-of-fame which is dominated by Dianabol and more recently by Trenbolone; Deca Durabolin is as good a mass building steroid as you can get.
The only difference is that the results are not as dramatic as what you’d get with orals.
Instead, the Nandrolone hormone when attached to the slow acting Decanoate Ester, releases over a period of two to three weeks.
So, the results are much slower but more consistent and easier to maintain. You will not inflate and deflate over a six-week period, like you’d do with orals.
Instead, with your diet dialed down, you can make a decent amount of lean muscle mass that’s easier to retain when you go off cycle.
For this reason, Deca Durabolin is frequently used by bodybuilders as an off-season bulking compound.
There’s not one cycle where you cannot do without some quality muscle mass.
#2 – Deca Durabolin has all the traits of a powerful anabolic steroid
Deca has all the classic traits of a powerful anabolic compound. It boosts nitrogen retention, increases the production of RBC, improves protein synthesis, boosts the production of IGF-1 and suppresses cortisol.
That sums up anabolism for you. Also, it is one of the only compounds that you can use at low doses for up to 16-weeks with very little risk of side effects.
#3 – Deca Durabolin is less likely to shut you down
According to a clinical study conducted in 2011, Deca Durabolin was found to suppress endogenous testosterone levels by 50% at 100mg/week. When the dosage was increased to 300mg/week, which is a performance enhancement dose, the suppression was 70%.
Many SARMS might suppress you by 50-60% after 6-weeks of usage.
So why not add Deca instead to your cycle and get much better results?
This in no way means that you should be running solo cycles of Deca mind you.
For all you know, it might just shut you down completely if you run it for 12-weeks. So it’s always better to run it with a test base for best results.
#4 – Deca provides therapeutic benefits
Many anabolic steroids, particularly the oral steroids are notorious for causing debilitating muscle cramps and joint aches.
Anadrol for example, is notorious for causing joint aches so bad that users find themselves unable to lift even lightweight dumbbells. Ditto with Dianabol.
While the exact cause of this is unknown, some experts say that steroids limit the ability of the body to produce enough collagen to repair damaged joints.
That’s counterproductive to why you use gear in the first place.
Deca Durabolin increases bone mineral density and boosts collagen synthesis, both of which are traits unique to this compound. This makes it one of the only steroids that you can use purely for its therapeutic benefits.
Ligament and joint aches will just disappear and you will be able to lift to the best of your abilities.
What’s even better is that you don’t need to take it in high doses either for reap these benefits.
Even a low dose of 150mg/week suffices.
There are many athletes who use it solely as a therapeutic drug in their cycles.
#5 – Deca Durabolin has a very low androgenic rating
Deca Durabolin carries an anabolic rating of 320 against an androgenic rating of just 37. This means that has a very safe androgenic side effect profile.
Unlike most other steroids which reduce via 5-alpha-reductase into Dihydrotestosterone, which is a powerful androgen, Deca Durabolin breaks down into dihydronandrolone, which is a much weaker ligand.
So, it is less likely to aggravate pre-existing male pattern baldness even if you are sensitive to androgens or cause voice deepening and virilization in women.
At low therapeutic doses, the chances of these side effects occurring are close to zilch.
#6 – You don’t need to pin frequently
One of the reasons why many users shun compounds like Deca is because it’s another pin to add.
But that’s the beauty of the compound. You only pin once a week. The ester is a slow acting one and the drug spikes for the first 24-48 hours in the system before returning to baseline.
So, it’s not going to be a lot of pins as some people believe.
We live in the era of compounds like Trenbolone and DNP which are insanely strong in what they can do to the body.
But good old Deca continues to be our favorite.
What about you? Have you tried the nectar of the gods yet?
If no, then we highly recommend that you give it a shot.
An amazing bulker without estrogenic sides!
- A Very Powerful Mass Builder
- Steady & Keepable Mass Gains
- Don’t Need To Pin Frequently
- No Estrogenic Side Effects
- Might Cause "Deca Dick" When Abused
Fast Muscle Mass Gains
Low Androgenic Rating
Less Likely To Shut You Down
All Round Powerful Anabolics