It’s All in Your Head:
Many people feel that tapering and pyramiding different drugs during a cycle will add to the overall potency and experience of the cycle. The truth about this train of thought is that it is all in your head. Tapering and pyramiding may sound like a great idea, but the truly important thing to worry about is to make sure every week of oral steroids is equal.
The only serious reason to change the routine is if you find new information about the drug, making a switch necessary for your health or optimization of the cycle. This should always be taken seriously, and you should never sacrifice your long-term health for short-term gains. While there are no true benefits to pyramiding or tapering during a cycle, time placement of orals becomes key depending on the cycle you are running.
The Magic Number 6:
If you are doing orals for more than 6 weeks at a time, you want to rethink your regimen. Most anabolic orals are a type of steroid known as Alkylated. The issue with Alkylated steroids is their effect on the liver and their correlation to liver toxicity. This advice is not to be taken lightly. To avoid liver complications, it is recommended to only use orals for six weeks at a time, regardless of the length of your cycle.
Read More: How to Prepare For Your First Steroid Cycle?
Benefits of Using Orals at The End of a Cycle
Keeping the 6 weeks of anabolic orals to the end of a cycle can be key to maintaining the effectiveness of a cycle. Normally, at the beginning of a cycle, you see more gains easily. As the cycle wears on, these gains lessen, and anabolic orals can be the most efficient solution to getting back to those bigger gains.
Another reason to wait is to combat the dropping level of injectable steroids in your system after the last injection. Timing your anabolic orals will help maintain the effectiveness of the cycle as a whole, and keep your gains high.
Front loading Anabolic Orals:
There are particular situations when orals are most effective at the beginning of a cycle. If you want a cycle that focuses on bulking in the beginning and cutting toward the end, it would only make sense to front load your cycle with the extra boost from the orals.
In this situation, there is also nothing wrong with splitting orals between the beginning and the end of a cycle. You may front load 4 weeks or orals to get the initial bulk then utilize 2 at the end to keep your level and gains solid.
Countering New Information About Anabolic Orals:
The only other reason to change amounts of anabolic orals is if you find new information about the one you’re intending to use. Anabolic steroids have a range of side effects.
Most Important of Them are:
- Low sperm count,
- Increased hair growth,
- Shrinking of testicles,
- High blood pressure,
- High cholesterol,
- Heart attack,
- Liver disease.
You may have chosen your cycle and dosages already, but suddenly want to cut back from 50 mg of Dianabol to 25 mg because you’re interested in how your body will interact with the steroid. As you’re going through your cycle and you’re feeling good about the Dianabol, you can up it to the 50 mg you originally intended.
Overall, pyramiding and tapering is a practice that probably does more for the psyche than the cycle. You do yourself better incorrect usage and dosage of each steroid to max out the intended effect while limiting side effects.