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For today’s article, we’re going to be taking a look at what a testosterone suspension cycle is, what it does, and plenty more besides.
Growing up, how many of you grew up with action heroes on the TV like Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger and how many of you were envious of their physiques?
The answer is probably all of you, which is why you’re here reading about testosterone suspension in the first place.
Building muscle is anything but easy, but if you want a set of 22-inch guns like Arnie.
Though he was probably bigger, you need to be willing to put in the hard work.
While we were envious of their physiques, it’s safe to say that we never imagined we’d actually be able to look anywhere near as big or as ripped as they did.
Nowadays, however, when you compare their physiques with those of pro wrestlers.
And many IFBB pros, they may not look small, but they certainly don’t look as big as they once did.
While some people would try to convince you that this is simply because of advancements in training techniques, gym equipment, and nutritional supplements.
We all know that this is primarily due to the advancements in anabolic-androgenic steroids.
Steroids such as testosterone suspension, which we are going to be looking at today.
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Now for the boring legal stuff.
Yes, we know it’s boring, but we have to say it, otherwise, we could have a lawsuit on our hands, and nobody wants that.
More importantly than a bit of boredom, however, is the fact that we need to ensure you remain safe. Steroids are dangerous.
In fact, steroids have killed before, and sadly, they will probably kill again.
They provide some pretty awful side effects if we’re being honest, and if abused the effects could be catastrophic.
Are we missing anything?
Oh yes, how about the fact that they’re illegal?
The truth of the matter is that steroids have been abused in the past and they will be abused again.
We want all steroid users to know how to use them safely, so as to minimize the risks associated with using them.
So, as today's steroid of choice is testosterone suspension, let’s take a look and find out more about it.
To begin with, let’s take a look at what testosterone suspension is, shall we?
Testosterone suspension is a non-esterified testosterone derivative that is water-based, rather than being oil-based like some other steroids out there.
As it is water-based it has a very short half-life, so regular injections will be needed, but we’ll get to that a little later on.
As it is water-based, it is rapidly up-taken by the muscles, where it gets to work on stimulating the androgen receptors right away.
It, therefore, leads to rapid gains in muscle mass and strength levels and is very potent.
It is one of the more powerful forms of testosterone currently in existence.
This is why it is so hugely popular amongst bodybuilders and strength athletes looking to make some serious gains in a record amount of time.
If things are sounding a little too complex so far, testosterone suspension is basically pure testosterone in its raw form.
If you imagine walking into a room with Chuck Norris and Arnold Schwarzenegger, smoking cigars, drinking beer, and bench pressing a car with one hand at a time.
We’re talking that amount of testosterone.
Testosterone is so strong that women could fall pregnant if they simply came within 10KMs.
As there is no ester attached to test suspension, this means that every single milligram of it is testosterone in its purest form.
It is therefore very fast-acting and hugely powerful.
Seriously, this stuff is not for gym noobs.
Basically, this form of test is the oldest in existence thus far, as it has been around since the 1930s.
There are other forms of testosterone out there, with test propionate, testosterone enanthate, and testosterone cypionate being prime examples.
Out of them all, however, this is the strongest, though it does still have its drawbacks, which mainly come in the form of its rapid uptake levels.
Athletes tend not to bother with this steroid because it is used up so quickly, so regular injections would need to be carried out.
Now it’s time for us to take a look at some of the most prominent benefits and advantages associated with test suspension.
These include the following:
The very first benefit we’re listing today is one of the most obvious.
When it comes to building muscle, many bodybuilders agree that test suspension takes some beating.
The lack of an ester molecule means that once it makes its way inside your body, it can get to work right away.
It helps to create a positive nitrogen balance within the muscles, helping the muscle cells to retain more nitrogen.
Nitrogen is essential when it comes to achieving an anabolic environment within the body, which is then necessary for the growth and repair of muscle tissue.
Test suspension helps to speed up the rates of protein synthesis within the body.
This is vital when it comes to repairing and rebuilding the muscles after a strenuous workout in the gym.
It is not uncommon for gains of upwards of 30 pounds of muscle tissue when it comes to running cycle.
It isn’t just your muscles that will grow when you use test suspension.
It turns out that this anabolic androgenic steroid also promotes dramatic increases in strength within the human body as well.
This is very important because it allows you to lift heavier weights in the gym.
Lifting heavy weights means that you can put the muscles under more stress and tension and break them down more efficiently.
This may sound like a bad thing but in reality, it’s beneficial.
When you lift weights, you are actually creating microscopic rips and tears in your muscles.
These rips and tears are necessary for facilitating the growth of muscle tissue because your body rebuilds and repairs your muscles as you rest.
Not only that but being able to generate more power is also useful for progressive overload training, which is again important for muscle hypertrophy.
You also get bragging rights when you’re smashing personal bests every single time you train, so never underestimate the power of test suspension.
We’ve established that test suspension is great for building up the muscles and for increasing strength and power, but the benefits don’t stop there.
It turns out that test suspension is also ideal for improving athletic performance.
So, whether you want to perform better in the gym, on the athletics track, on the fields, in the swimming pools, on the trails, or anywhere else, this steroid is perfect.
But how does it boost athletic performance?
Well, the main reason is that test suspension increases red blood cell counts.
Have you ever heard about athletes training for big events?
Going to training camps at high altitudes and going to train at high altitudes for a number of weeks?
If so, you may be wondering why?
The reason they train at altitude is that the higher up you are, the less oxygen there is.
The less oxygen your body has, the more it has to improvise.
It improvises by creating more red blood cells, which are oxygen carriers in the body.
The more red blood cells you have in your system, the more oxygen and nutrients you can carry to your cells.
The more oxygen they have delivered to them, the more energy the cells can generate as a result.
More energy means better athletic performance.
Testosterone suspension has been found to help generate more red blood cells in the body.
This means that more oxygen can be delivered to the muscles, and the more efficient they will become.
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Not only does this steroid help improve nitrogen retention levels and promote a positive nitrogen balance.
It also turns out that it can help keep the body in an anabolic state for other reasons as well.
Well, quite simply is because of the fact that it inhibits what are known as glucocorticoid hormones such as cortisol.
Cortisol is a stress hormone secreted when we are stressed and/or when we overexert ourselves in the gym, which is actually catabolic.
This is because it naturally suppresses testosterone production levels.
The less testosterone we have in our bodies, the less muscle we will build and the less athletic benefits we will enjoy.
Testosterone suspension suppresses the production and secretion of these hormones.
Which, in turn, helps to keep your body in an anabolic state which is essential for the growth and repair of muscle tissue.
Now it’s time for us to take a look at a sample cycle for you to potentially try if you’re serious about using this steroid.
As we mentioned previously, however, it is not to be taken lightly:
Cycle Length (14 weeks total)
Cycle Length (6 weeks total)
Now it’s time for us to look at the dark side of testosterone suspension.
As we look at the potential side effects associated with this steroid.
They include, but are not limited to:
This may sound bizarre, but if you use testosterone suspension, your natural testosterone levels will actually drop.
This is because the use of this drug can suppress testosterone production, or shut it down entirely.
The reason this happens is that the body senses that testosterone levels are unusually high, and it, therefore, thinks something is wrong.
It basically thinks it is producing too much testosterone and so it shuts down the production of this hormone in an attempt to prevent any further damage.
Many bodybuilders actually have to receive testosterone replacement therapy injections after ending a steroid cycle because they are unable to produce testosterone naturally.
Another dangerous side effect associated with using this steroid is the fact that it can promote hypertension.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is known as the silent killer because it is so difficult to be detected.
Hypertension can cause strokes, heart disease, heart attacks, kidney damage, organ failure, collapsed arteries, and much more besides.
The androgenic side effects associated with test suspension include hair loss, greasy skin, acne, and possible Gyno or gynecomastia.
Just to note, hair loss will only occur/speed up if you are already prone to male pattern baldness.
If you aren’t, you’ve nothing to worry about with regards to your hair, which should help keep your mind at ease at least.
Just to make sure you were paying attention earlier, dosages of this drug vary from 50mg each day to 200mg each day, depending on the strength of the cycle.
Like with all steroid cycles, post cycle therapy, or PCT, is always required.
PCT should come in the form of Clomid and Nolvadex.
It should begin 3 days after your final injection and look something like:
Clomid – 250/100/50
Nolva – 60/40/20
Reda is an ACE Certified Nutritionist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt and bodybuilder with 11 years of experience. He's been published on many influential websites such as lifehack.org, Wealthy Gorilla, Good Men Project and more.