For those of you out there who aren’t just happy with being slightly jacked.
If you’re looking to enter full-on beast mode, you’ll know how difficult it is to pack on serious amounts of muscle.
We’ve seen the mass monsters competing on stage at the Olympia, and while they may make it look relatively simple.
The reality is that to bulk up to that size requires a lot more than just heavy lifting and copious amounts of protein.
While some bodybuilders are happy to look as huge as possible.
Without the need for abs and vascularity, others prefer a leaner.
More shredded look like Mike Thurston.
Some bodybuilders, therefore, cannot decide whether they should bulk up or whether they should cut.
If you’re looking to build muscle but don’t want to gain fat or lose your definition and cuts.
Deciding whether to bulk or cut can pose a serious dilemma for you.
In terms of training, let’s face it!
Anabolic-androgenic steroids play a vital role in many of bodybuilder’s training regimes.
Especially those that are just freakishly big.
That’s why today, we are going to be looking at a trenbolone acetate cycle guide.
As we focus on tren acetate in an attempt to help you determine whether or not this particular steroid would be right for you.
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In today’s article, we’re talking about steroids, which as you know, is a very tricky and controversial topic to discuss.
First up, we need to make it clear that steroids of any kind, are incredibly dangerous, and have been fatal on many occasions, due mainly to abuse or negligence.
Steroids are responsible for a wide range of side-effects, which is why we cannot condone their use with a clear conscience.
At the same time, we won’t cast judgment on those that do use them.
The simple fact remains that people will use anabolic steroids.
Whether legal or not, so we’d much rather have people use them while having access to safe and unbiased advice.
Which is where we come in.
Now, with that said, let’s get back to finding out more about Trenbolone acetate.
When people talk about anabolic-androgenic steroids or AAS for short.
There’s a heck of a lot of steroids out there to consider.
We have steroids such as Anavar, Dianabol, Winstrol, Clenbuterol, Deca-Durabolin, and then, of course, we have good old tren.
Tren is considered to be the big daddy of the steroid world.
As it is arguably the most powerful steroid in existence.
Though many won’t admit to using it, some of the 300-pound bodybuilders you see competing on the amateur scene.
And professional circuits, almost certainly owe their enormous amounts of muscle mass to trenbolone.
Many athletes and bodybuilders consider trenbolone to be the most powerful and most effective steroid of all, and they could very well be right.
One reason why it’s so popular is that it is so versatile.
Normally you have a series of steroids used for bulking up, and a series of separate steroids that are then used for cutting fat and water when you cut and diet down.
Tren acetate, however, is diverse in that it can be used for bulking or for cutting purposes.
Trenbolone acetate is sometimes known as tren-ace and boy is it powerful and stronger than Trenbolone Enanthate or Clostebol Acetate.
It has an androgenic/anabolic rating of 500/500.
So, what does this mean for those of you who didn’t major in chemistry and sports medicine?
Well, testosterone, which is the hormone that all steroids are based upon and synthesized from.
Is incredibly androgenic and anabolic, which means that it plays a vital role in muscle growth and repair.
This has an androgenic/anabolic rating of 100/100.
So, we can determine from this info that tren-ace is five times more potent than testosterone.
It is a modified variant of Nandrolone, which is a parent molecule found in Deca-Durabolin.
This is why tren-ace provides many similar results to those associated with Deca, just slightly more powerful.
It is, however, modified to be even more efficient.
To begin with, this steroid does not aromatize, so it does not convert to estrogen in the body.
This is useful for anybody worried about Estrogenic side-effects (more on that later).
The steroid also carries a much shorter Ester, which basically means that, shortly after it is in the body, it takes less time to get to work.
This means that it has an active half-life of just under 3 days.
This is why most people go with a dosage every other day.
Now that we know how powerful tren-ace is, and what it is, it’s now time for us to give you a quick look at a typical cycle.
Now, the thing to remember here is that there are different cycles out there for different bodybuilders.
Or different abilities with different levels of experience, looking for different results.
The tren-ace cycle we are about to list below is by no means the only cycle you need to follow.
As you can see, the above cycle does also includes other compounds.
Which we feel works best to really compliment the tren to get you that freaky size and condition you will be so desperate to obtain.
So, we’ve spoken about how great tren-ace is, but what makes it so great.
Like, what does it actually do, really?
Well, we’ll now list a few of the more common effects associated with running a tren-ace cycle.
These include, but are not limited to:
This first benefit should come as no surprise to many of you.
That’s right, trenbolone acetate does indeed provide rapid muscle growth, and impressive rates of muscle growth at that.
For those of you looking to build muscle, whether it be for a bodybuilding contest, a photoshoot, a sport, or simply to look better on your summer vacation, trenbolone acetate is perfect.
This steroid accelerates and promotes protein synthesis in the body and provides a positive nitrogen balance within the muscles.
This, in turn, creates the ultimate anabolic environment needed for muscle growth to occur.
As protein is considered to be the major building block in muscle growth.
By enhancing protein synthesis, tren-ace basically allows your body to build more muscle at a faster rate.
It isn’t uncommon for people to gain upwards of 30 pounds of muscle mass with just one tren-ace cycle.
As tren-ace helps build muscle, the more muscle you build.
The stronger your muscles will become, and the harder you will likely be training in the gym.
Tough and grueling training sessions can really take it out of your body.
Which is why recovery is so important.
After all, we don’t grow in the gym, we grow in our sleep.
When our bodies are recovering, rebuilding, and repairing the muscles we damaged during training.
Tren-ace helps the body to recover after training, so you can get back in the gym quicker, with more energy, and more strength.
It’s also great for avoiding and reducing painful DOMS, especially delayed onset muscle soreness after leg day.
We’ve just said that tren-ace can help people to build more than 30 pounds of solid muscle after a cycle, so surely it’s a bulking steroid?
Well, it is, but it can also be used for cutting purposes as well.
You see, tren-ace doesn’t promote water-retention, so you don’t look bloated and watery.
It also helps boost the metabolism via thermogenesis, which means that you burn fat and have more energy in the process.
This is all while building lean muscle mass in the process.
It isn’t just bodybuilders that can benefit from Tren-Ace.
There are also other athletes that can benefit, including endurance athletes.
If you’re involved in endurance sports and events.
I.E long-distance running, cycling, marathons, and those types of things, tren can help you to perform at a much higher capacity.
It increases red blood cell counts.
This means that more oxygen and nutrients can be transported through the body and delivered to the cells in the muscles, giving them more fuel.
The more oxygen in your body, the greater your levels of energy will be.
Finally, when it comes to side-effects, you’ll probably know that steroids that have high aromatization rates are bad news.
They aromatize and convert into Estrogen.
Estrogen is the bodybuilder’s arch-enemy as it promotes fat gain, it suppresses the metabolism, it suppresses testosterone production.
And can affect your mental health as well.
Common estrogenic side effects include gyno, water retention, fatigue, acne, fat gain, testosterone suppression, and mood swings.
Tren-ace does not convert into estrogen, so these side effects are not an issue for tren-ace users.
Now that we’ve looked at the good, it is now time for us to take a look at the bad.
Here’s a look at a few common side effects associated with trenbolone acetate.
That you will need to be wary of.
Acne is a common side effect associated with virtually all anabolic steroids, and tren ace is no exception.
Acne is one of the tell-tale signs of steroid use, though it is commonly not found on the face as you might expect.
Acne brought on by steroid use is typically found on the back, which is why it is often referred to as being ‘backne’ instead.
Though it doesn’t aromatize, tren ace can still disrupt your body’s natural testosterone production levels.
Which is why PCT is always required after running a cycle.
We’ll look at PCT before we wrap things up.
Tren-ace is very powerful, so if you already find yourself feeling too hot when you sleep at night.
You may struggle with night sweats if you use this steroid.
When we say night sweats, we don’t mean you simply wake up a little clammy in the morning.
We’re talking you waking up in the middle of the night, absolutely coated in sweat.
Many tren users wake up dripping wet as if they’ve been in a bath.
It’s so bad in fact, that to protect the mattress and their sheets, they often sleep on a protective plastic sheet.
Tren flu is no joke.
This is a common side effect brought on by the use of trenbolone, whereby it causes severe flu-like symptoms.
People experiencing tren flu get the shakes, they feel nauseous, they feel dizzy and light-headed.
And they get an incredibly dramatic sounding cough that gets them right on the lungs.
If you value your sleep, tren-ace might not be for you as another common side-effect of tren-ace is insomnia and trouble sleeping.
We know we’ve already looked at a trenbolone acetate, but to help refresh your memory and to clear up the exact dosages of tren ace you will need 75mg of Tren-ace every other day for the first 4 weeks.
For the final 4 weeks of your 12-week cycle, you will increase this dosage to 100mg of tren-ace every other day.
PCT stands for Post Cycle Therapy, and it is basically a cycle of drugs that you run after finishing a steroid cycle.
To help return your body back to its previous state internally, and to help minimize the risks associated with steroid use.
PCT for a trenbolone acetate cycle should begin 3 days after your final injection, and should go something like:
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.