(By David Steen) Anabolic androgenic steroids are synthetic compounds related to the sex hormone testosterone, naturally produced in both male and female bodies. Testosterone-producing organs include adrenal glands, ovaries and especially Leydig cells of male testes. Testosterone, as other steroid hormones, is derived from cholesterol through series of chemical reactions. Testosterone converts into either dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a strong androgen, or to estradiol (a major estrogen) in a process called aromatization. Testosterone and DHT can both activate androgen receptors in certain cells while estradiol activates estrogen receptors...
Whether you want a Testosterone Cycle, Cutting, Bulking up or a Weight Loss Cycle , you should make the right choice before you start. Make sure that you decide if you want to cut, lose weight, or gain muscle. Maybe even lose weight and gain muscle all at the same time.
A healthy diet along with a good protein supplement will greatly improve performance in any good Cycle. Remember that by losing fat around the body you will increase your strength to mass ratio and improve lean muscle tissue, giving you that lean physique appearance.
Bulking and Cutting Cycles - Those individuals who already have a lean physique wont achieve fat loss gains as quickly as those with more weight and therefore would more than likely opt to go for a combined all in one Bulking and Cutting Cycle to start with.