BBX: I think everyone needs to know their limits and their ability to recover. When using a volume approach like, say, Danny Padilla, who trained six days a week and 20 sets a bodypart, I’ve gotten good progress drug-free by taking one or two extra days off a week to recover. The same with Samir’s or Rory Leidelmeyer’s approaches, which were also high volume. It may mean training two days in a row followed by a rest day, then two more days of training followed by two rest days. The routines could still be high volume though. Finding the right combination of volume and rest for you can take time and experimentation, but the bottom line is that you have to find your individual formula.
Although the debate rages on (and probably always will) there is a controversial solution for getting the best of both worlds, and that involves using both compounds together in a cycle. Although both of these oral compounds are liver toxic, you can use them safely at moderate doses during short cycles and alongside a liver protectant supplement. The most common Anadrol Dianabol stack involves a 4-6 week cycle during which you take 25mg of Dianabol and 50mg of Anadrol per day. The synergistic effects are quite noticeable at these doses. In short, using the two together counteracts many of the side effects due to the low doses of each, including appetite loss, aches and pains, and even fatigue.
For many men, the real risk of gynecomastia occurs once the steroid cycle has ended. This is because anabolic steroids suppress the male body’s ability to produce testosterone on its own. Without the use of medications to help facilitate that steroid production, the estrogen-to-testosterone ratio becomes too high, and gynecomastia may result. Following a cycle with AAS, it is vital to use a medication called a SERM, or Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator, like Nolvadex or Clomid. These medications help to ensure that the body gets just the right amount of estrogen – not too much or too little. These medications will also help to facilitate testosterone production, thereby reliving some of the risk, as well.