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The Main & Secondary Reasons to use a Certain Performance Enhancing Drug

In this article, Coach Steve discusses the main & secondary reasons why you would want to add particular Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) to your Protocol. The list mentioned below is not the only reason to use specific PEDs; consider it an easy check-list before deciding to adjust your existing PED Protocol.



Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids (AAS)

• Boldenone (Equipoise / EQ): 1ST; to increase Red Blood Cell (RBC) production and appetite during the offseason, 2ND; to increase anabolism when additional Testosterone leads to intolerable side effects.
• DeHydroEpiAndrosterone (DHEA): 1ST; to increase libido and overall sense of well-being while following a Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) / Cruising / Blasting Protocol, 2ND; to decrease the symptoms of post-contest adrenal fatigue.
• ChloroDehydroMethylTestosterone (CDMT / Turinabol): 1ST; to increase endurance and anabolism during the offseason, 2ND; considerable as an alternative to Dianabol or Anadrol when estrogenic side effects are intolerable.
• Drostanolone (Masteron): 1ST; to complement the cosmetic appearance of Trenbolone or other DHT-derivatives during a contest prep or cutting phase, 2ND; to reduce aromatization of Testosterone and other Aromatizing AAS and reduce Estrogen-mediated Gene Transcription, lowering water retention and skin thickness during a contest prep or cutting phase,
• FluoxyMesterone (Halotestin): 1ST; to break through a strength plateau at the end of your training periodization during the offseason, 2ND; to increase muscle definition, hardness & density before a bodybuilding contest.
• Mesterolone (Proviron): 1ST; to increase serum Free Testosterone levels by binding to, and reducing SHBG levels at the beginning of your steroid cycle, or during an HRT Protocol without the use of Aromatase Inhibitors (AIs), 2ND; none.
• Metandienone / Methandienone / MethanDrostenolone (Dianabol): 1ST; considerable as an alternative to Anadrol when side effects are intolerable, 2ND; to increase strength and anabolism during the offseason.
• Methasterone / MethylDrostanolone (Superdrol): 1ST; to break through a strength plateau at the end of your training periodization during the offseason, 2ND; to increase glycogen storage & muscle fullness while carb-loading before a bodybuilding contest or photoshoot.
• Methenolone (Primobolan): 1ST; to increase anabolism and cosmetic appearance when additional Testosterone leads to intolerable side effects, 2ND; to increase Red Blood Cell (RBC) production.
• Nandrolone (NPP & Deca-Durabolin): 1ST; to lubricate the joints and connective tissue to prevent injury during the offseason, 2ND; considerable as an alternative base compound to Testosterone when side effects are COMPLETELY intolerable (last resort replacement).
• Oxandrolone (Anavar): 1ST; to increase Mind-Muscle connection and strength during a contest prep or cutting phase, 2ND; to improve Collagen Syntheses within joints and connective tissue to prevent injury during the offseason.
• Oxymetholone (Anadrol): 1ST; to break through a strength plateau at the end of your training periodization during the offseason, 2ND; to increase glycogen storage & muscle fullness while carb-loading before a bodybuilding contest or photoshoot.
• Pregnenolone: 1ST; to increase libido and overall sense of well-being while following a Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) / Cruising / Blasting Protocol, 2ND; to improve cognition during a Steroid Cycle or blast when Neuro-Steroid Production downregulates.
• Testosterone: 1ST; to increase everything about yourself beyond what your Testicles can produce naturally in order to fulfill your bodybuilding, strength sports, or fitness aspirations, 2ND; considerable as Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Medication to maintain bodily functions when natural Testosterone production declines with age.
• Testosterone Undecanoate (Nebido): 1ST; considerable when frequent injections are impossible while traveling or offshore project, 2ND; to reach the most stable serum concentrations of Testosterone & Estrogen through daily Sub-Cutaneous (SubQ) Micro-Administrations.
• Trenbolone (Parabolan): 1ST; to increase anabolism and cosmetic appearance when additional Testosterone leads to intolerable side effects, 2ND; to improve anabolism, recovery, strength, muscle mass and fat loss in a (severe) caloric deficit during a cutting phase or contest prep.
• Stanozolol (Winstrol): 1ST; to increase muscle hardness and reduce Estrogen-mediated Gene Transcription, lowering water retention and skin thickness during a contest prep or cutting phase, 2ND; to compliment Anadrol and enhance it’s anabolic & cosmetic effects during the offseason.


Peptides

• ConJuChem Growth Hormone-Releasing Factor-1295 with or without Drug Affinity Complex (CJC-1295 & CJC-1295 DAC): 1ST; considerable to compliment GHRP-2 or 6 and increase natural Growth Hormone secretion during the offseason further, 2ND; none.
• Growth Hormone: 1ST; to increase anabolism, recovery, and overall effectiveness of the Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids (AAS) in your PED Protocol, 2ND; to improve quality of life when natural production declines with age.
• Growth Hormone-Releasing Peptide 2 & 6 (GHRP-2 & 6): 1ST; to increase anabolism, recovery, and overall effectiveness of the Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids (AAS) in your PED Protocol, by increasing natural Growth Hormone secretion during the offseason, 2ND; to reduce expenses compared to a replacement dose of Pharmaceutical Grade Growth Hormone.
• Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG): 1ST; to increase fertility and to recover normal Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Testes/Adrenal-Axis (HPTA / HPAA) function after using AAS or SARMs, 2ND; to restore libido during a Steroid or SARMs Cycle when HPTA / HPAA is downregulated.
Human Menopausal Gonadotropin (HMG): 1ST; to increase fertility and to recover normal Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Testes/Adrenal-Axis (HPTA / HPAA) function after using AAS or SARMs, 2ND; none.
• Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1): 1ST; to promote additional recovery, anabolism, and hyperplasia when you’ve reached a plateau with AAS, GH, and Insulin use, 2ND; to improve nutrient-uptake and pumps during the workout.
• Short-Acting Insulin (Humalog / Novorapid): 1ST; to improve nutrient-uptake and control blood sugar levels while using relatively high dosages of Growth Hormone, 2ND; to support the Pancreas when eating a large amount of carbohydrates during a refeed or offseason.
• Long-Acting Insulin (Lantus): 1ST; to improve nutrient-uptake and control blood sugar levels as excess Protein or Glycerol converts into glucose through Gluconeogenesis in the Liver, 2ND; to support the Pancreas when eating a large amount of carbohydrates during a refeed or offseason.
• Melanotan-2 (MT-2): 1ST; to increase skin-pigmentation while sunbathing or tanning, 2ND; to reduce appetite or improve erection quality temporarily.
• Thymosin-Beta (TB-500) & BPC-157: 1ST; to prevent or heal injuries, 2ND; to reduce systemic inflammation.
• Triptorelin: 1ST; to increase fertility and to recover normal Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Testes/Adrenal-Axis (HPTA / HPAA) function after using AAS or SARMs, 2ND; none


Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs)

• SARMs: real bodybuilders, strength athletes, or fitness enthusiasts prefer to use AAS, GH, Insulin & IGF-1!


Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs)

• Clomiphene (Clomid): 1ST; to increase fertility and recover normal Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Testes/Adrenal-Axis (HPTA / HPAA) function after using AAS or SARMs, 2ND; none.
• Tamoxifen (Nolvadex): 1ST; to increase fertility and to recover normal Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Testes/Adrenal-Axis (HPTA / HPAA) function after using AAS or SARMs, 2ND; to prevent or reduce symptoms of Gynecomastia when serum Estrogen levels are high, in combination with Progestogenic AAS and elevated serum Prolactin levels.


Aromatase Inhibitors (AIs)

• Anastrozole (Arimidex): 1ST; to control Aromatase Activity and serum Estrogen levels while using Aromatizing AAS, 2ND; none.
• Androsta-3,5-diene-7,17-dione (Arimistane): 1ST; to control Aromatase Activity and serum Estrogen levels while using Aromatizing AAS, 2ND; none.
• Exemestane (Aromasin): 1ST; to control Aromatase Activity and serum Estrogen levels while using Aromatizing AAS, 2ND; considerable when serum lipid levels become unfavorable while using other AIs to control serum Estrogen levels at higher dosages of Aromatizing AAS.
• Letrozole (Femara): 1ST; to control Aromatase Activity and serum Estrogen levels while using Aromatizing AAS, 2ND; none.


Dopamine Receptor Antagonists (DRAs)

• Cabergoline (Dostinex): 1ST; to control serum Prolactin levels while using Progestogenic AAS, 2ND; to reduce Refractory Period and improve the possibility for consecutive orgasms’ during intercourse.
• Bromocriptine (Parlodel): 1ST; to control serum Prolactin levels while using Progestogenic AAS, 2ND; none.
• Pramipexole (Mirapex): 1ST; to control serum Prolactin levels while using Progestogenic AAS, 2ND; none.


Fatburners

• Cardarine (GW-501516): 1ST; to increase fat loss during the later stages of a contest prep or cutting phase when cardio sessions become exhausting and are of longer duration, 2ND; to improve the perception of endurance while using Trenbolone.
• Clenbuterol: 1ST; to increase fat loss during the later stages of a contest prep or cutting phase when cardio sessions become exhausting and are of longer duration, 2ND; to improve skin quality and texture during a contest prep or cutting phase.
• Ephedrine: 1ST; to increase fat loss during the later stages of a contest prep or cutting phase when cardio sessions become exhausting and are of longer duration, 2ND; to reduce lethargy and increase workout capacity at sub 6% body fat levels.
• Yohimbine & Rauwolscine: 1ST; to spot-reduce stubborn body fat deposits around the lower back and abs during a contest prep or cutting phase, 2ND; none (not a worthy libido-boosting PED).


Ancillaries

Isotretinoin (Accutane): 1ST; to reduce the amount of sebum the sebaceous glands produce while using AAS, when serum Estrogen levels and dietary intake isn’t strictly controlled, 2ND; none.
• Modafinil (Provigil): 1ST; to increase focus & mental clarity in a calorie deficit, 2ND; to control appetite in a calorie deficit.
• Sildenafil (Viagra): 1ST; to improve blood flow, control blood pressure & increase pumps during workouts, 2ND; to enhance fat loss from body fat areas with considerably lower blood circulation.
• Tadalafil (Cialis): 1ST; to improve blood flow, control blood pressure & increase pumps during workouts, 2ND; to enhance fat loss from body fat areas with considerably lower blood circulation.
• Thyroxine (T4): 1ST; to replenish serum Total & Free T4 levels for healthy thyroid function while using GH during the offseason, or while you’re still over 6-8% body fat levels during the early stages of a contest prep or cutting phase.
• Triiodothyronine (T3): 1ST; to keep metabolism functioning after prolonged periods of caloric restriction during the later stages of a contest prep or cutting phase, 2ND; to increase fat loss during a contest prep or cutting phase.
• Vardenafil (Levitra): 1ST; to improve blood flow, control blood pressure & increase pumps during workouts, 2ND; to enhance fat loss from body fat areas with considerably lower blood circulation.


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