If you’re getting ready for a first experience with anabolic steroids, there are several important things that you need to do in advance of your cycle. These will help you mitigate side effects while ensuring optimal results. They’ll also make the necessary adjustment period a lot easier.
Increase Your Water Intake
The first two weeks of any new bulking or cutting cycle are virtually guaranteed to be challenging. You might experience weak, but persistent headaches, feelings of nausea or other forms of digestive upset, and fatigue. These developments are all common and they will usually abate in about ten days as your body adjusts to the recent chemical changes and the new and far greater demands that are being placed on it. Drinking water will flush your system, limit physiological stress and reduce headaches and fatigue.
Be Prepared To Lower Your Dose As Needed
It’s pretty commonplace for people to start their first cycles with ambitious doses only to discover that they really don’t like how they feel. The key to having a comfortable cycle is getting your dosing just right. One important thing to remember is that you should never exceed the dosing recommendations of the product manufacturer. If, however, you still feel less than optimal after a two-week adjustment period, think about dropping your dose for several days. You may be getting more of a boost than you really need. You can always amend your dose later on, after you have fully acclimated to your supplementing routine.
On-cycle support is a product or series of products that work seamlessly with your bulking and cutting agent. These mitigate side effects, keep your liver strong and moderate your blood pressure. You can think of them as damage control. If it isn’t in your budget to invest in both a high-quality anabolic steroid and a high-quality support product, you aren’t ready to start using anabolic steroids.
Set Realistic Expectations
A lot of people think that changes are going to occur overnight. When they don’t, they start upping their doses with the expectation of expediting things. This is a bad decision. It will take about three to four weeks for you to see noticeable changes in your physique and about four to five weeks for other people to start commenting on them. Be patient and remember that if you get too ripped too fast, you won’t have the satisfaction of knowing that your new body is the result of your own hard effort.