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Testosterone Enanthate is the most popular ester variant of the testosterone steroid.
It has a half life of about 8 to 10 days and is a slow release testosterone steroid used in injectable form either for performance enhancement or as a testosterone replacement therapy.
Studies show significant increases in strength within 6 to 12 weeks when using testosterone enanthate, with bench press strength showing significant improvements in as little as three weeks of starting, as well as significant gains in body mass.
My Testosterone Enanthate cycle guide has been broken down into the following sections:
What is Testosterone Enanthate?
This form of testosterone bring with it the very same benefits that we see with other testosterone esters, with the main point of difference being the release rate of the hormone in the body once injected, and its half life.
Testosterone Enanthate is possibly the most widely used steroid as it is widely available, affordable and extremely effective for performance enhancement while bring highly versatile and effectively used with almost any other steroid in a stack for both bulking and cutting.
Testosterone Enanthate Benefits
As with all the testosterone ester steroids you can expect excellent gains in muscle mass, improved recovery, reduction in body fat and the prevention of muscle breakdown with Testosterone Enanthate.
Even though this is a relatively slow release ester, you can still expect to have your testosterone levels spike within the first 1 to 2 days of injecting Testosterone Enanthate as the ester slowly detaches and more testosterone is released into the bloodstream over time.
Results are achieved with this steroid by its positive effects on protein synthesis, nitrogen retention, boosting red blood cells, increasing the output of the highly anabolic Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) hormone, and reducing stress hormones that can bring about muscle catabolism.
The important thing to know about Testosterone Enanthate is that it is not a steroid that should be used strictly for bulking or cutting; instead, it is thought of as a very versatile steroid that can serve any purpose. It’s all about how you use it and what other compounds you might stack it with.
Testosterone Enanthate serves equally well as both a bulking or cutting steroid, but make no mistake – it has a very powerful ability to promote the growth of muscle tissue when used with a diet that supports these gains, and of course, a high quality, intensive workout regime.
In addition to the excellent performance and physique enhancements that Testosterone Enanthate is capable of helping you achieve, you can also expect to see the added benefits that come with using testosterone and maintaining a high level of the hormone; in particular your mental and sexual health should see improvements during this time.
Testosterone Enanthate Cycles
Testosterone Enanthate is effective both on its own in a cycle and when stacked with other anabolic compounds. It can perform exceptionally well as a primary anabolic compound but is also often used as a testosterone support to maintain testosterone levels when they are suppressed by the use of other steroids.
Beginner Testosterone Enanthate Cycles
A 12 week cycle dosed at 250mg to 500mg weekly provides an excellent introduction to steroids for the beginner by using the safest steroid in testosterone.
Side effects should be easily mitigated at this dose and a beginner will gain an insight into the effects of Testosterone Enanthate on the body during this cycle.
8-week Test E cycle
What you’ll need is 1x10ml (250mg/ml) bottle of testosterone enanthate or cypionate. Just for your information 10ml = 10CC. Both are ok to inject just once per week so they are convenient and very effective. You will inject once a week for 8 weeks:
- Week 1 – 125mg/0.5CC
- Week 2 – 250mg/1CC
- Week 3 – 375mg/1.5CC
- Week 4 – 500mg/2CC
- Week 5 – 500mg/2CC
- Week 6 – 375mg/1.5CC
- Week 7 – 250mg/1CC
- Week 8 – 125mg/0.5CC
Once you are done with your 8 weeks, start your PCT 2 full weeks after your last shot. You’d use 50mg/day Clomid for 3 weeks. After this cycle is over you should wait at least 12 weeks before attempting another cycle.
10-week Test E cycle
What you’ll need here are 2x10ml (250mg/ml) bottles of Test E or Cyp. You will inject once a week for 10 weeks:
- Week 1-10 – 500mg/2CC
- Week 11-12 – take nothing to clear your body
- Week 13-15 – PCT with 50mg/day Clomid
Once you are done with your 10 week cycle, start your PCT 2 full weeks after your last shot. You’d use 50mg/day Clomid for 3 weeks. You can also use 10mg/day Nolvadex (or 0.5mg/eod Arimidex) throughout the cycle if you have gyno related issues.
Intermediate Testosterone Enanthate Cycles
Stepping up to the next level involves stacking other compounds with Testosterone Enanthate.
A 12 week cycle consisting of Dianabol at 25mg weekly only for the first 4 weeks provides a boost to this bulking and strength stack. Spanning the entire 12 weeks is Testosterone Enanthate at 500mg weekly which is considered a very effective dose for any user level, and Deca Durabolin at 400mg per week.
8-week Test E/DBol cycle
For this intermediate cycle you’ll need a 1x10ml (250mg/ml) bottle of testosterone enanthate or cypionate and 100x10mg each Dbol tabs.
- Week 1 – 125mg/0.5CC Test E, 25mg/day DBol
- Week 2 – 250mg/1CC Test E, 25mg/day DBol
- Week 3 – 375mg/1.5CC Test E, 25mg/day DBol
- Week 4 – 500mg/2CC Test E, 25mg/day DBol
- Week 5 – 500mg/2CC Test E, 25mg/day DBol
- Week 6 – 375mg/1.5CC Test E, 25mg/day DBol
- Week 7 – 250mg/1CC
- Week 8 – 125mg/0.5CC
Once you are done with your 8 week cycle, start your PCT 2 weeks after your last testosterone shot. You’d use 50mg/day Clomid for 3 weeks. As a safeguard you can also use 10mg/day Nolvadex (or 0.5mg/eod Arimidex) throughout the cycle, just in case you’re gyno prone.
15-week Deca/Dbol/Test E Cycle
For this intermediate cycle you’ll need a 3x10ml (250mg/ml) bottles of Test E or Cyp, 100x10mg (200x5mg) Dbol tabs and 3x10ml (150mg/ml) bottles of Deca.
- Weeks 1-6 – 25mg/day Dbol
- Weeks 1-15 – 300mg/2CC Deca, 500mg/2CC Test E
Once you are done with your 15 week cycle, continue post cycle with 0.5mg/day Arimidex for 4 weeks. Start your PCT 2 weeks after your last Test/Deca injection. You’d use 100mg/day Clomid for 10 days and continue with 50mg/day Clomid for another 10 days.
Advanced Testosterone Enanthate Cycles
Even the most advanced users are best served with a 12 week cycle length, but in this case Testosterone Enanthate can be used as a testosterone support compound and not the primary anabolic compound. That role goes to the very powerful Trenbolone Enanthate which is an advanced level steroid only and never recommended for beginners.
600mg weekly of Tren and 100mg weekly of Testosterone Enanthate to support testosterone function provides a powerful cycle for either bulking, lean mass or cutting.
12-Week Dbol/Tren/Test E Cycle
This cycle is for advanced users and you’ll need a 3x10ml (250mg/ml) bottles of Test E or Cyp, 160x10mg (320x5mg) Dbol tabs and 2x10ml (100mg/ml) bottles of Trenbolone.
- Weeks 1-6 – 40mg/day Dbol (split throughout day), 250mg/1CC/e3.5d Test enanthate
- Weeks 7-12 – 100mg/1CC/eod Tren, 250mg/1CC/e3.5d Test E
Again, once you’re done with this 12 week cycle, continue post cycle with 0.5mg/day Arimidex for 4-6 weeks. Start your PCT 2 weeks after your last injection with 100mg/day Clomid for the first 10 days and continue with 50mg/day Clomid for another 10 days.
Testosterone Enanthate Dosage
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Testosterone Enanthate Dosage
Regardless of your experience level, Testosterone Enanthate is usually injected once (twice) per week to maintain the best blood levels of the hormone. Beginners will consider a weekly dosage of between 250mg and 500mg which will provide exceptional anabolic effects.
Intermediate users can increase Testosterone Enanthate dosage up to 700mg weekly, with some advanced users increasing the dosage to 1000mg weekly as long as awareness of the much higher aromatizing side effects are taken into account.
Female Testosterone Enanthate Dosage
Testosterone Enanthate is not recommended for use by women for performance enhancement purposes due to the strong androgenic nature of this male hormone and its longer acting effects. Low doses as prescribed by a doctor are sometimes used to treat certain breast cancers in women.
Side Effects from Testosterone Enanthate Cycle
Compared with other steroid compounds, Testosterone enanthate can be thought to have only mild side effects risks as is the case with other testosterone esters.
This is a hormone that the male body is naturally used to and it is just the higher dose for bodybuilding and performance purposes that introduce possible adverse effects as the effect of testosterone in the body is amplified.
Testosterone naturally aromatizes at a relatively mild level compared with other steroids, and this is where we see the side effects developing as a result of estrogen conversion.
The higher the dosage, the greater the estrogen related effects will be. Individual reactions to the steroid will also vary which is why beginners should always use Testosterone Enanthate as a sole compound in a cycle to gauge side effects.
Potential side effect risks include all the familiar adverse effects such as possible hair loss and acne, gyno, and in some people nausea and headaches can occur.
Water retention, when left to advance, can lead to high blood pressure and this is the more serious aspect of side effects you need to think about.
It will also cause your gains to not be as made of as much solid muscle as you’d like, and these mass gains can dissipate following a cycle if water retention is high – therefore controlling estrogen side effects when using Testosterone Enanthate at higher doses is important not only for your health but for your longer term results.
Some users report irritation at the injection site when using Testosterone Enanthate and this does not necessarily occur when using other esters like Testosterone Cypionate, but this should be considered an individual response with tolerance levels to injections varying widely between people.
Where Can I Buy Testosterone Enanthate?
Like all steroids, Testosterone Enanthate is not legal to purchase or use for performance enhancing purposes without a prescription in the United States. So buying this compound on the black market is the only way to get your hands on it, and this comes with the risks of quality assurance and contamination.
While human grade pharmaceutical quality is available, underground lab products are also commonly found online and these can vary in quality substantially. Expect pharma grade to cost a lot more than underground lab sourced Testosterone enanthate. 250mg/ml is the standard vial quantity of this steroid.
What do you think? Are you ready to start your Testosterone Enanthate cycle? Or you already did it? Share your favorite test enanthate cycle or stack in the comments below.
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PS: If you aren’t sure what testosterone ester you should add to your cycle, leave a comment below and I will see if I can give you any ideas.