Testosterone enanthate

Testosterone enanthate is anabolic steroid, which is presented in the form of long ether. It is very popular in bodybuilding, weightlifting and powerlifting, as it allows athletes to quickly gain muscle mass, significantly increases strength and endurance.

The practice of application testosterone enanthate began in the middle of the last century, therefore, information and the “life advices” regarding the use of this drug are enough.

Initially testosterone enanthate was used for medical purposes (for the treatment of testosterone deficiency). Due to the fact that it had a strong anabolic effect, enanthate was interested by strength sports athletes, and so over time have gained immense popularity in gyms.

Among the fans of bodybuilding testosterone enanthate is so popular that many athletes in order to explain the performance of a certain steroid compare it with enanthate.

Testosterone enanthate description

Athletes who practiced enanthate, claim that this drug allows in short time to score a solid amount of muscle mass, significantly improve endurance and increase strength. Also note the rush of energy, cheerfulness, increased tone, faster recovery after training. Testosterone enanthate has a positive effect on hematopoiesis, increases the level of red blood cells in the blood and the amount of oxygen that enters the body.

It is worth mentioning, that it significantly delays in body water. This is one of the reasons for rapid weight gain. Often, water retention is considered by athletes as a side, undesirable effect, but it also has a positive effect: water lubricates your joints, protecting them from high loads during training, relieves pain in them, protects the intervertebral discs from wear and damage.

How to take testosterone enanthate

Testosterone enanthate is a steroid for long periods. After injection, it is gradually absorbed, maintaining a high level of anabolic hormones in the blood. Their maximum concentration falls on the first 2-3 days, after which it gradually decreases during 15 days. Has a strong anabolic effect, often serves as a basis for the combined cycles. This drug is used by both professional, experienced athletes and beginners.

The dosage for experienced athletes who have previously consumed anabolic steroids can be 500-1000 mg per week, while the dosage for beginners is 250-500 mg per week.

Injections are performed 1-2 times a week, it is desirable to put them in the buttock. The injection should be deep, with a needle 4-5 cm. Oil enanthate is quite thick, so do not experiment and put it in the delta, as it is fraught with various inflammations at the injection site. After the injection, it is recommended to lie down for 3-5 minutes, while massaging the injection site in a circular motion, in order to rub the oil into the muscle tissue.

The first days after injection, there may be a feeling that in the buttock is a foreign body (actually it is), which can cause some discomfort. In order to accelerate the healing tissue at the injection site and prevent inflammation, athletes do iodine grids, and also used various other traditional methods, which promote healing at the injection site. Do not forget about the sterility of injections.

Testosterone enanthate is often released in a 10 ml bottle. Note: imagine that the cycle is 1 cube per week. Taking into syringe 1 ml should be remembered that a little ammount of oil remains in the spout and needle of the syringe. So when the time comes, last (in this case the 10th) injection of the oil will not be 1 ml and less (often 0.5-0.6 ml), in some cases, even you get 9 injections. There is nothing terrible about this, so do not be surprised and blame the manufacturer for the fact that he “did not put the drug”. This happens in almost all cycles, where drugs are used, which are not produced in separate ampoules (for example, testosterone propionate).

PCT after testosterone enanthate

Usually the rate of enanthate lasts 6-8 weeks. Due to the fact that testosterone enanthate is strongly aromatized, during the cycle (from 2 weeks to the end of the cycle) should take Proviron or aromatase inhibitors (eg: Anastrozol). If the cycle exceeds 8 weeks and the dosage is more than 250 mg per week, you should take gonadotropin (from 3 weeks to 2 weeks after the cycle).

After 3 weeks after the end of the cycle it is necessary to carry out post cycle therapy with Tamoxifen or Clomid.

Testosterone enanthate cycle

As you already know, enanthate is a “basic” steroid and is combined with almost all AS. More accurate dosage of drugs are selected individually based on the characteristics of the body and the ultimate goal. At the end of the cycle it is necessary to conduct a PCT. Also enanthate can be combined with Winstrol (stanozolol), primobolan, anadrol, trenbolone, etc.

During the cycle, you must stick to the schedule, eat right and train correctly. It is desirable to include in your diet sports nutrition (protein, gainer, vitamin and mineral complex, amino acids, BCAA, glutamine, creatine, etc.).

Testosterone enanthate side effects

Since testosterone enanthate strongly amenable to aromatization, athletes may experience a variety of side effects (acne, gynecomastia, hair loss, etc.).

To this date, there are drugs (aromatase inhibitors, antiestrogens, gonadotropin) that minimize side effects and make the cycle as effective as possible.

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Andrey is a coach, sports writer and editor. He is mainly involved in weightlifting. He also edits and writes articles for the IronSet blog where he shares his experiences. Andrey knows everything from warm-up to hard workout.

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