History of Masteron
Masteron is an anabolic steroid that is considered to be kind of exotic and may be used by a sportsperson or an athlete. Originally, Masteron was used as an anti-estrogen agent and was used for the treatment of breast cancer. It was used with another agent tamoxifen and showed a considerable amount of decrease in the estrogen levels of women who were taking this treatment. The usage of Masteron has been terminated for this treatment though, due to varying reasons, however, it is among the favorites of bodybuilders and athletes in particular, when it comes to anabolic steroids.
Masteron has a pharmaceutical name of Drostanolone propionate or Drostanolone enanthate. It is used as an injectable. These are the generally available two forms of Masteron. The propionate is the fast acting one compared to the enanthate. Properties of Masteron Masteron is a derivative of dihydrotestosterone, also known as DHT. It does not get converted to estrogen if subjected to aromatization. This makes it immensely useful for the anabolic steroid users that use such compounds that get transformed to estrogen. It is thought that Masteron inhibits the aromatase enzyme and hence, it will block the transformation of free testosterone into estrogen. this will increase the amounts of free testosterone in the blood and also cut down the side effects that are caused by estrogen.
The side effects of estrogen consist of conditions like gynecomastia and bloating. Masteron is said to stop the binding of estrogen to the estrogen receptor. This will serve in terms that even if the testosterone will get aromatized, it will not create any significant effects as estrogen will not be able to bind with the estrogen receptor. As Masteron causes this mechanism, even if excessive estrogen is produced through the process of aromatization, its effects will be still very limited. Masteron gives good androgenic effects when compared to other compounds.
Masteron cycles and usage Masteron is very useful in cutting down the estrogen related side effects. High levels of estrogen in the blood may result in symptoms like water retention or bloating. As Masteron reduces this bloating, many people who are on Masteron believe that their muscles feel extremely full and also feel tight and this gives them great muscle pumps at the workout. If Masteron is used with other proper medicines in a person with a low body fat, it may result in the accentuation of fine muscle details. Masteron draws out the water from between the skin and the muscle accentuating these fine details. Most other anabolic steroids cannot give such amazing results as are seen with Masteron usage.
However, Masteron is to be always administered with some other medicines and not on its own. This is because, even though Masteron possesses these amazing properties, it is a very weak anabolic steroid all alone. A person taking only Masteron will not get any benefits with its singular usage. Also, using Masteron singularly will also result in a decreased libido or even a total loss of it, in a person. This happens because the body stops producing its own, natural testosterone. Due to all these factors, Masteron is always recommended to be taken along with other steroids.
Many people believe that using Masteron in a person with a high body fat is not as useful as using it in a person with a lower body fat. This is quite obvious, because the fine details of the muscle that can be easily accentuated in a person with low body fat, can definitely be not as much accentuated in a person with a high body fat. However, it is still a useful anabolic steroid when it is considered for its estrogen effects-reducing properties. Also, it is immensely beneficial In improving the function of other anabolic steroids that it is used with. One such example is its usage with testosterone. Masteron is never recommended at the beginner level as this would hardly make any difference in the beginners and hence is not needed at the starting stage.
Masteron bestows its user with more of pleasant visual effect rather than an effect on strength. This is quite true as it is evident that it is not very beneficial if used on its own and it is rather a weak anabolic steroid. Masteron is a wonderful compound when it comes to assisting and potentiating the effects of other compounds that it is used with. Hence, in any Masteron cycles, it is best to use Masteron with some other compounds rather than using it alone, for all the above-mentioned reasons. We can see the Masteron cycle to be considered into three different cycles according to their duration- the beginner, the intermediate and the advanced Masteron cycle. Let us consider an example for each type of the Masteron cycle.
Example of the beginner Masteron cycle
Let us consider 12 weeks as the total duration of the cycle, starting from week 1 to week 12. The variant used here is enanthate.
Masteron — 400mg/week
Testosterone enanthate — 300–500mg/week
This is a very basic example of the beginner cycle of Masteron. Enanthate is used as the beginner users of anabolic steroids find this convenient. This variant does not need frequent injections and also pairs up easily with the testosterone enanthate. The testosterone e enanthate is given in the range of 300–500 depending upon the individual’s preference as the user can decide what is an appropriate dose for him. The beginner cycle is basically to provide the user with an introduction to Masteron and also to its effects. However, a fact to be kept in mind is that Masteron is not a very strong aromatase inhibitor, as we have seen above; and if the aromatisable compounds in the accompaniment or the stack become too much, it will not be possible for Masteron to inhibit aromatase in such a situation. As a result of this, many users say that they experience gynecomastia in a cycle wherein Masteron was used with testosterone or Dianabol.
Example of intermediate Masteron cycle
Let us now consider 10 weeks as the total duration of the cycle, starting from week 1 to week 10. The variant used here is propionate.
Masteron — 400mg/ week, which is given as 100mg every alternate day
Testosterone propionate- 100mg/week, which is given as 25mg every alternate day
Anavar- 50–70 mg/day
This is an example of an intermediate cycle of Masteron. This cycle is more centered towards the cutting effect. This cycle acts to give a hardening effect on the physique and also provides with lean mass gain and little fat gain, or fat loss and no water retention. However, the user’s diet needs to be designed so as to reach this target. This cycle sees the usage of testosterone as just for regulating the normal physiological functions of the testosterone as natural testosterone isn’t produced because of the use of anabolic steroids. Masteron and Anavar used together will serve in giving a hard physique in a cutting cycle or giving lean mass in a lean mass cycle. No water retention is an added bonus.
Example of advanced Masteron cycle
Let us consider a 10-week duration as the cycle length, starting from week1 to week 10. The variant used here is propionate as well.
Masteron- 400mg/week, which is given as 100mg every other day
Testosterone propionate- 100mg/week, which is given as 25mg every other day
Trenbolone acetate- 400mg/week, which is given as 100mg every other day.
This is an example of one of the most powerful cycles. This is mainly designed to give a hardening effect on the physique and also gives good anabolic strength so as to add lean mass or bulk. These cycle witnesses everything almost the same as the intermediate cycle, only for the exception that trenbolone is added in place of Anavar. The combination of these three provides a great effect on physique changes, but the diet of the user must be designed to facilitate this as well. If the nutrition and training are great and combined with this cycle, it gives a great result in building a physique suitable for competitions. Masteron is a great anabolic steroid. However, it is not quite as useful when used all alone. If used with the proper stack in a bodybuilding cycle it can give great results in terms of bodybuilding.
Whatever your experience level with anabolic steroids might be, if you’re using Masteron as part of a cutting cycle then almost everyone will want to add a testosterone steroid to the cycle to maintain functional testosterone levels. This means that a Masteron only cycle for men is never recommended as severe testosterone suppression is almost certain to occur.
Beginner Masteron Cycle
This basic beginner cycle makes use of two enanthate steroids in Masteron and Testosterone. By combining the steroids with the same ester, their release rates will be similar and therefore it’s easier and more convenient for the administration timing with both requiring infrequent injections.
The dosage of testosterone used in this cycle will depend if you want to gain some mass and additional strength or just want to use it as a testosterone maintenance compound. Higher doses of testosterone can put you at higher risk of aromatizing induced side effects like gyno which Masteron’s natural aromatase inhibiting activity might not be strong enough to combat, requiring use of an external aromatase inhibitor drug. Low level testosterone doses of 100mg to 200mg per week is unlikely to present this problem.
For best results, combine testosterone at your chosen dose with 400mg of Masteron weekly, split into two doses per week where both steroids can be combined and administered together. This 12 week beginner cycle gives new users the opportunity to evaluate the effects and results of Masteron without interference from or interaction with other more powerful steroids.
Intermediate Masteron Cycle
Users who are already aware of what Masteron can do are ready to combine it with other powerful compounds for additional cutting and physique enhancement benefits. The use of Anavar in this cycle is a common addition with its excellent fat burning and physique sculpting ability. In this cycle testosterone is used only for support and not as an anabolic agent. 100mg weekly of testosterone will provide sufficient support during this cycle.
Anavar is an oral steroid which is excellent for enhancing the metabolic rate and lipolysis. Adding an oral steroid to this cycle raises the question of potential liver stress, however Anavar at lower doses is not considered such a high risk in this regard. This 10 week cycle makes use of the propionate variant of Masteron at 400mg weekly and Anavar at up to 70mg daily, but 50mg is often enough for great results.
Advanced Masteron Cycle
Advanced users will be aiming for maximum possible physique hardening with some moderate mass gains through the use of an additional compound in the cycle that has higher anabolic properties and this can come in the form of Trenbolone Acetate.
Adding a testosterone ester to the cycle at a maintenance dose will also prove of great benefit. 100mg weekly of Testosterone Propionate will cover your needs in this area. This cycle provides more scope for bulking with Trenbolone which when combined with Masteron provides some serious physique changing opportunities when your training and nutrition are in line with these goals.
This is one of the most potent pre contest combinations that will harden the physique with two compounds that do not aromatize, however keep in mind that Trenbolone can bind with a high affinity to the progesterone receptor which may result in some gyno, so keeping anti-estrogen drugs on hand is ideal during this cycle. For best results in this 10 week cycle take Testosterone Propionate at 100mg weekly, Masteron Propionate at 400mg weekly and Trenbolone Acetate at 400mg weekly.
Masteron stacks well with a range of other steroid compounds. At a minimum testosterone should always be used in a Masteron cycle to retain your testosterone functionality while Masteron suppresses or even shuts down natural testosterone production. In a cutting cycle users will benefit enormously by stacking Masteron with other powerful cutting compounds like Anavar or Winstrol which are also derived from DHT.
Masteron is an excellent inclusion in a cutting cycle so the results you can expect relate strongly to physique enhancement and overall fat loss. The lack of aromatization is what makes Masteron such a powerful cutting compound as you will not suffer the bloating effects of water retention.
Not only that, but the anti-estrogen activity of Masteron can also help remove any existing subcutaneous fluid retention which will greatly contribute to physique hardening effect, ultimately giving you that sought after chiselled and dry appearance.
It’s important to know that these effects are only achievable at the maximum level if you’ve already achieved an exceptionally low body fat ratio where Masteron is then used for the final most extreme physique enhancement; often before a contest.