How to Use Equipoise to Get Shredded
Equipoise is the brand or trade name of an injectable anabolic steroid, generally known in the pharmaceutical field as Boldenone. It is derived from testosterone, and has been altered in its fundamental structure. Such alteration is rather slight, given that it is represented only by a double bond which has been added at the carbon one and two position – but which however greatly lowers both the hormone’s androgenic features and estrogenic nature.
Equipoise’s aromatization value is about 50% the rate of testosterone. Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean at all that the estrogenic side effects are not possible, but the chances are in the user’s favor when compared to testosterone. Of course, this also means that equipoise’s effects in terms of building huge muscle mass are not as potent as its parent testosterone, but on the other hand one will take some advantage of its much lower estrogenic activity given that the user will experience most a much leaner muscle (dry mass) gain through its supplementation.
The History of Equipoise
The trade name Equipoise was given to it by the famous company Squibb in the seventies, but it underwent a long development before that time. It was at first developed in 1949, then finally released and marketed as Parenabol in the sixties. This Parenabol trade product name saw very little application or use following its release, and towards the end of the 1970s, it was eventually removed from the market and then totally discontinued.
But what happened between its invention in 1949 and its release in the sixties, is that the company Ciba, who had acquired the relevant patents on a sole ownership basis, tried endlessly for all those years to come to its most effective modification and final chemical structure. They achieved this by providing it with many different esterified forms with the precise goal of making its half-life as long lasting as possible.
In the end, Ciba chose to market it with an undecylenate ester attached to it, thus making the final version, boldenone undecylenate.
The new compound was chemically similar to Dianabol, but experience showed that it indeed acted in a very different way. Equipoise is truly similar to Dianabol on a chemical basis, but it does not utilize the 17-alfa-alkyl group to facilitate administration.
How Equipoise Delivers Amazing Results
As said, the final version of boldenone undecylenate (Equipoise) was characterized by the addition of a double bond in the carbon one and two position of testosterone. What does this mean? First of all, despite this relatively simple alteration, Equipoise remains similar to testosterone – in fact, some properties commonly shared by the two anabolic steroids include: the ability to enhance protein synthesis, the increase of red blood cell count, the ability to favor nitrogen retention in the muscles, the fact that they inhibit glucocorticoid hormones and their effect to increase the output of IGF-1.
However, the results you can get from injecting a dosage of Equipoise and from ingesting a tablet containing the equivalent amount of Dianabol are very different from one another. Equipoise has a moderate androgenic activity and some fairly good anabolic features, given that its chemical structure makes the activity of the compound last far longer than testosterone’s, while at the same time lowering the number of administrations required.
Nevertheless, the above stated features may be somewhat misleading because very few users actually have the possibility of gaining huge amounts of mass by administering Equipoise alone, at least not as much as when testosterone is used (although the increases one can attain in terms of strength by administering the two compounds are indeed very similar).
Bulking and Cutting with Equipoise
In the veterinary field, Boldenone is commonly used in order to maximize the equine’s muscular growth, increasing animal appetite and muscle mass in relatively short periods of time. Boldenone also increases (although in a light fashion) the endogenous production of red blood cells by stimulating erythropoietin’s synthesis in the kidney area – a feature which is common however to most anabolic steroids.
Moreover, if you use Equipoise in an off-season bulking steroid cycle, it can truly add some noticeable quality in your lean mass gains, although these gains will resemble those of many other anabolic steroids in terms of size – and will take some additional time however to be reached if compared to many other anabolic steroids, whose effects are quite faster.
As previously mentioned, Equipoise is known also for its capacity in determining fairly good increases in terms of raw power and physical strength, which will prove very useful in those sports and for those individuals that require a high level of athleticism, but also when you plan ahead an intensive off-season regime.
However, it is also to be noted that Equipoise’s detection time is rather long – it can stretch as far as five months in general – so any athlete who is planning on competing in shows or events which are subject to proper strict chemical controls may find it difficult to cope with those requirements without running any risk of detection at all.
That said, it is nevertheless true that Equipoise, as an anabolic steroid, definitely can additionally boast some steadfast lean muscle mass protection during a cutting cycle or any period of weight loss. Since, additionally, your body will however take its toll in terms of how to satisfy the at times huge demands for energy coming from the training programs being followed, there will be a major need to properly apply a sensible diet so to protect the existing lean muscle mass – but this too won’t be enough. Hence, the need will be to supplement in these cases with a proper anabolic steroid and here’s where Equipoise jumps into the arena: it will indeed prevent you from losing much of that hard gained muscle mass, if any, and it will also by the way help in giving you a more defined physique to show and be proud of.
There is so evidence to support the benefits that Equipoise, when properly dosed and sensibly administered, can provide an athlete with. Now, we will elaborate a bit about the collateral and/or negative effects of this anabolic steroid.
Why Equipoise Side Effects are so Mild
The first thing which needs to be said is that, in general, the collateral effects of administering Equipoise are by no means of a harsh nature, as it may happen with many other steroids. Its chemical structure makes it prone to being converted in estrogens, but this happens in a rather mild fashion. In fact, its aromatization ratio is cut in half if compared to testosterone, and is only slightly higher if compared to Deca Durabolin.
For this reason, if Equipoise is supplemented in moderate doses, it will not cause unwanted side effects, such as water retention, high blood pressure and gynecomastia. Namely, in terms of the possible water retention, many athletes however who take Equipoise (and the best manufacturers indeed do confirm this circumstance) do recognize that Equipoise’s water retention effect is rather mild in nature, hence quite irrelevant to their pursuing the goal of a well-built, lean physique.
However, even at moderate doses, the above unwanted side effects (and some other ones) may particularly affect those individuals who have a genetic penchant for them – these users will then especially need to integrate the supplementation of Equipoise with the additional administration of those classic estrogen antagonists such as Nolvadex or Proviron.
Of course, it’s true that not everyone who uses Equipoise will need the above antagonists as much as those individuals who are genetically prone to the negative effects of the anabolic steroid, but it’s always a safe way for all users to play the game by keeping a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators like Nolvadex or an Aromatase Inhibitor like Arimidex easily available at all times – just in case, of course.
The androgenic properties of Equipoise are also rather mild and, for such a reason, this anabolic steroid is well tolerated by female users (if used by administering the lowest recommended doses, that is). Should Equipoise be administered for prolonged periods of time (or for multiple cycles) and with doses higher than the recommended lowest ones, it could significantly reduce the endogenous (the body’s natural and normal) production of testosterone and be actually responsible for some additional potential side effects, such as acne, aggressiveness and hair loss – just to mention a few.
On a normal dosage basis and given a sound protective item at hand, however, the majority of those athletes and individuals like the regular gym goers who take Equipoise and supplements it with a SERM or an AI when needed, do experience a slow yet constant growth of high quality muscle tissues. This is caused by the positive effects of the very long ester attached to this anabolic steroid.
Benefits and Expected Results of Equipoise
As said also, one of the main collateral effects of Equipoise, actually one that seems to be among the sharpest that the administration of this anabolic steroid entails, is the increase in the user’s red blood cell count. This is an effect that by no means is missing among the effects typical of most of the anabolic steroids available, but that seems even more effective when it comes to Equipoise.
We have seen that many users report a great increase in their appetite during their time with this anabolic steroid, and again this effect seems to reach far greater extent than it does when using any other anabolic steroid. Because of this effect on hunger levels, many users generally add Equipoise in their own bulking cycles – yet it does happen too that other users prefer to include it in their cutting cycles for its very well-known ability to add lean muscle mass which ends up being of a superior quality (density) and of a greater maintenance in time.
Indeed, we indeed have been speaking in this article so far about probably one of the most versatile injectable anabolic steroids available on the whole market – apart from of course testosterone. Some users go as far as mixing a small dose of it with other stimulating injectable steroids such as the said testosterone, either in suspension or in the propionate version.
How to Use Equipoise, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Cycles
Now, talking in terms of dosages and cycles, let’s start by observing in general that, given also its well-known long lasting action, in order to take advantage of the most benefits possible in terms of its anabolic power, Equipoise should be injected at least once per week. For the wider public of generic users, an ordinary athlete can be administered a weekly dosage of anything between 200mg and 400mg – if a male, while a female user will inject a dosage anywhere between 50mg and 75mg per week.
The above stated, it is however believed that the ideal dosage in order to benefit as much as possible from boldenone undecylenate) would be anywhere between 400mg and 600mg per week. Dosages higher than 600mg have been observed as not really being able to manifest significantly better results, and not worth the added and numerous potential risks of encountering some rather harsh negative collateral effects.
In a more user-oriented point of view, the ideal dosages of Equipoise and of its combinations with other anabolic steroids would be categorized as follows:
- Those who are beginners should implement Equipoise cycles which would in general involve the use of testosterone enanthate (or cypionate) anywhere between 300mg and 500mg per week, together with a dosage of Equipoise at about 400mg per week. This stack should provide the user with a considerable amount of mass gains over the long term. The entire cycle should last no longer than fourteen weeks.
- Those who are in an intermediate level of experience should implement Equipoise cycles which would involve the additional use of an oral compound, normally Dianabol, at about 25mg per day, for anywhere between 1 and 4 weeks. Equipoise would be in this instance added in a quantity of anywhere between 400mg and 600mg per week. The cycle would in total have to run for no longer than twelve weeks.
- Finally, those who have already reached a truly advanced level of experience, would have to cycle for no longer than twelve weeks in total and use Equipoise at a dosage of 600mg per week, while adding a compound like Trenbolone enanthate, whose dosage would be of 400mg per week.
Just like most, if not all, of the anabolic steroids manufactured and marketed all over the world, Equipoise too can be easily purchased on the online. Almost every underground lab in the world manufactures some sort of boldenone undecylenate.