Boldenone (equipoise) is an anabolic steroid that is very similar in structure to methandrostenolone. Because of this similarity among many athletes, there was an opinion that boldenon – injectable analog of methane, however it is far from the truth. This drug in its effects closer to testosterone (the ability to aromatization approximately the same as nandrolone).
Initially, equipoise was used in veterinary medicine. After being noticed by metal lovers, it has gained wide application in bodybuilding. Western athletes have been using this drug for more than 15 years, and they appreciate its properties. Among the domestic athletes equipoise is not very popular and still continues to stand in the shadow of giants such as Testosterone (Propionate, Enanthate, Cypionate), Methane and Nandrolone. However in recent time is gaining popularity.
Boldenone – steroid for cautious athletes who care about their health, as well as for beginners. If you have previously tried heavy steroids like Sustanon or Testosterone enanthate, it is unlikely that you will feel equipoise and will not be able to appreciate it.
The anabolic activity of equipoise is the same as that of testosterone, while androgenic activity is 2 times lower. But despite of this, it is considered a relatively weak steroid, because its effect is less pronounced (compared with testosterone in the same amount).
This drug significantly increases the strength and endurance of the athlete. A bulking of muscle mass is relatively slow. It does not fill your with water, so the recruited muscle mass is dry and of high quality, and after completing the program likely will stay with you and not roll back. Also, boldenone improves blood circulation, so that the muscles get more oxygen, which has a positive effect on endurance. Because of this, this drug becomes attractive for sportsmen and athletes who perform aerobic exercises.
Important is the property of equipoise to increase appetite. This will be useful for people who can not force themselves to eat a lot, and do not constantly get calories. The boldenone can be taken by women due to the fact that virilization from it are extremely rare. This drug has a wide range of uses. It is used both in the bulking of muscle mass and during the cutting. Usually for beginners enough dosage of 400-600 mg per week, for experienced athletes – from 600 mg per week and above.
Boldenone program (bulking)
As you already know, equipois significantly increases the appetite. This is one of the properties that makes it attractive on combined programs for weight gain. It perfectly combines with almost all steroids, increasing their effect. This way, anabolic activity increases without increasing androgen effects. Boldenone is particularly well combined with long testosterone esters such as enanthate, cypionate, Sustanon or Omnadren.
There are a lot of combined programs with boldenone. Do not forget that during the program the main thing – high-calorie food with an increased amount of protein and healthy sleep. You can also add supplements in your diet such as: protein, gainer, creatine, amino acids, etc.
Boldenone program (cutting)
Boldenone is great for cutting:
- it has a fairly high anabolic activity, which will not allow cortisol to destroy the muscles;
- does not fill you with water (except a little).
Please note: equipoise is good for normal cutting for summer and beach season. For pre-competition cutting it is not suitable, because it still fills with water. There a lot of programs for cutting with boldenone just like as for bulking.
Many newcomers are looking for a “magic program” that will be as effective as possible, while being as safe as possible. Most converge on the program boldenone solo: 600-800 mg per week, the duration of the program 8-10 weeks, PCT – tamoxifen or clomid (usually used if the dosage is close to 800 mg or more). Also in post cycle therapy you can include testosterone boosters.
Such a program would yield some results, but they would be much smaller than those of the combined programs. Boldenone solo is used both for weight gain (allows to gain 2-5 kg of quality meat) and during “beach cutting”.
Boldenone side effects
Due to the fact that equipoise aromatization is very little, side effects are extremely rare and they are associated most often with excess dosages or length of the program. Also it is not toxic to the liver. So there is no need in the use of hepatoprotectors (except for prevention).