Nandrolone Decanoate (Deca Durabolin)
Nandrolone Decanoate, a.k.a. commercially as Deca Nan, Deca Durabolin or simply Deca, is one of the oldest anabolic steroids on the markets. Nandrolone Decanoate was released under the brand name Deca Durabolin by Organon in 1962. Initially it was mostly used by Russian athletes. Nandrolone Decanoate is derived from Testosterone. It is a very versatile hormone with an anabolic rating slightly above Testosterone. Nandrolone has been attached to a variety of esters, some of which are widely used, like Nandrolone Phenylpropionate.
What is Deca Durabolin used for in bodybuilding?
Deca Durabolin, together with Testosterone Enanthate and Methandienone, is considered a classic bulking steroid that delivers results in long cycles. Many professional bodybuilders use it as an off-season bulking compound because of its slow acting nature. Also, the mass gained with Deca Durabolin appears to be of much better quality than the one created using Anabol. Water retention will also be less evident. Being very versatile, Nandrolone Decanoate can be used effectively in alternative ways.
As it improves bone mineral density and helps collagen synthesis, bodybuilders suffering from joint pains and muscle cramps use Deca as a sort of painkiller.
A less evident but no less important benefit of Nandrolone is strength: gains are not impressive or fast, but rather slow and sustainable.
Whate are Deca side effects?
Deca Durabolin is considered one of the mildest anabolic steroids, but it does carry its load of side effects. They might include symptoms of masculinization like increased hair growth, voice changes, and increased sexual desire. Androgenic side effects may occur only if the user is already predisposed to baldness, body hair growth and acne.
Deca Durablin cycle for beginners
Beginners should start with 250-500mg/week on a 12-16 weeks cycle.
Week 1-12 Deca Durabolin 250 mg/week
An alternative cycle, quite common, is to add Testosterone Enanthate.
Week 1-12 Testosterone Enanthate 300 to 500/week + Deca-Durabolin 400mg/week.
Beginners will notice the first gains towards the 5th week.
Deca Durabolin cycle for intermediate users
This cycle usually lasts for 12 weeks and includes Anabol.
Week 1 – 12 Deca-Durabolin 600 mg/week
Week 1 – 4 Oral Anabol 25 mg/day everyday
Deca Durabolin cycle for experienced users
This cycle usually lasts for 12 weeks and includes Testosterone Enanthate and Anadrol.
Week 1 – 12 Testosterone Enanthate 100 mg/week + Deca 600 mg/week
Week 1 -4 Anadrol 100 mg/day every day