Originally Posted by Mike Arnold How do these OTC drugs "compare" to the other stuff you'v done? It depends what effects you are comparing. Whenever you are comparing one steroid to another and asking which one is "better", you need to define the word "better" in order to gt an accurate answer. Decadrol is actually pretty good for a non-methyl oral. It's probably one of the best non-methylated orals, actually, BUT....compared to the drugs you've mentioned (Test, Tren, D-bol), it is nowhere near as good for size or strength. The compound itself has decent potency, but due to it's nonmethylation, the amount of the drug which makes it into the body for use is too low for it to be comparable to methylated orals or injectables. For guys who don't want to run the aforementioned compounds, Decadrol (13-ethyl) is a pretty good stacker for a bit more kick, but for guys who have no problem using other AAS, taking this compound in this fashion is not a great choice to stack with SD/Dimeth. A FAR beter choice for an SD stacker would be an injectable like Testosterone, Trestolone, Trenbolone, Boldenone, or Nandrolone. This compound is pretty much only a wise choice for guys who can't or don't want to use alternative AAS. An SD/Dimeth combo, such as what's found in DMZ, is extremely potent. In fact, NONE of the traditional orals, such as Winstrol, T-bol, Anavar, D-bol, or even Anadrol...are as potent as SD in terms of muscle fiber growth. This hold true in both the real world, as well as on paper. SD is also a very effective steroid for strength, for most people. The downside to this drug is that it cannot be run for very long. The product you are using, which contains 10 mg of both SD @ Dimeth, should not be run longer than 8 weeks when uing 1 cap per day (20 tot al mg)and 6 weeks at 2 caps per day (40 total mg). However, many people would be better off keeping their cycles at 3-5 weeks in length, especially beginners or intermediates. Once someone is advanced or upper-intermediate, In my opinion, SD is best off being used only occasionally for specific purposes. I would NOT be adding SD to every mass/strength cycle you run because it is just to brutal on lipids and not too liver freindly either. Some good uses for SD are peaking strength for a powerlifting comp, maximizing size at the end of a mass-building cycle, and filling out for a BB'ing comp.
Thank you for this, it is very informational!! Maybe it will help some of these people who do not understand Ph cycles. One of the reasons I wanted to do this is to test for legitimacy of IML products, also because I wanted to see what is available on the LEGAL side of BB supplementation. I agree that 8 weeks is excessive and like I said before if I dont feel comfortable continuing my experiment then I will stop.
DAY 4: @usealittle... I HAD A WICKED AWESOME chest session!! Great Pump and feeling pretty strong. I will admit I have a crazy sweet tooth however I did not cave in to it last night. Dinner consisted of a spinch salad, 10oz chicken, and some wonderful wild mushroom couscous. I finshed my workout with 5 sets of skull crushers and some rope pull downs. Had veins coming out the top of my chest near the end.
I lowered my creatin intake to 10 grams aday, and my alraginin to 10grams also.