Equipoise 101: All About EQ aka Boldenone Undecylenate

Equipoise was always my go-to compound. When something gets the job done then you stick with it, and EQ gets the job done!

I’ve used Equipoise more than any other steroid I’ve ever taken and I’m going to explain why.

Equipoise puts on quality muscle and stacks well with almost anything.

The gains from an Equipoise cycle are consistent and steady.

Equipoise is great for building muscle or cutting fat!

When using EQ to build muscle it’s smooth and steady and provides results week after week.

When EQ is used to cut there is hardly any water retention from it and its ability to maintain muscle during a caloric deficit is incredible.

EQ not a quick bang like other steroids such as testosterone or Trenbolone, but equipoise has very little in the way of side effects and it’s about as versatile as you can get when it comes to cycling steroids.

You’ll occasionally hear talk about how guys are getting nothing out of it but some of these guys don’t understand the way equipoise works. It’s like the tortoise and the hare on this one; slow and steady wins the race!

Not everyone responds to things the same way as the next guy. There probably are some guys who don’t benefit from EQ as much as others. I was not one of these people.

Equipoise = Boldenone Undecylenate and commonly known as “EQ”.

[Disclaimer: John Doe Bodybuilding is not advising anyone use ANY illegal or possibly dangerous hormones or substances under any circumstances UNLESS it is under a doctor’s strict supervision.]

Equipoise Steroid Cycle: Dosing and Schedule

The sweet spot for EQ is about 400-600 mg/week.

I’ve never found much benefit to using more than 600 mg/week.

EQ needs to be taken 2 – 3 times per week, I’ve always preferred a Mon/Wed/Fri injection schedule myself.

EQ is most commonly dosed at 200 mg/ml and sometimes you see UGL’s (underground labs) producing 300mg/ml versions of it.

I’ve found that taking equipoise on Mon/Wed/Fri makes life easy because I could just do 1cc 3 time per week and I was at 600 mg per week.

However I do like to front load the first 2 weeks at 800 mg and then back down to 600 mg/week for the remainder of the cycle.

I feel like it kicks in harder when I front load higher the first couple weeks.

Equipoise Side Effects

Some users can experience slight anxiety or paranoia on EQ and a small percentage of users can experience erectile dysfunction similar to Deca.

I’ve experienced a little anxiety from EQ before but never any issues with ED.

EQ is best ran around 12 weeks because it takes a good 3-4 weeks to start seeing results from it, so you want to make the most of it.

It’s also mild enough to be used longer than 8 weeks and if you’re taking time off between cycle then recovery from EQ is no worse than anything else.

Example Equipoise Cycle (Bulking)

EQ Cycle Weeks 1-2; EQ at 800 mg/week front loaded

EQ Cycle Weeks 3-12; 600 mg/week of EQ taken on Mon/Wed/Fri @ 200 mg per shot

EQ Cycle Weeks 1-12; 500 mg/week of Testosterone Enanthate, 1/2 mg Arimadex every other day

Equipoise Post Cycle Therapy:

Begin your EQ PCT 2 weeks after your last testosterone shot.

  • Arimidex taken to 1 mg/day week 1, then resume 1/2 mg daily weeks 2-3
  • HCG @ 2500 iu/week x 2 weeks (split into 2 shots of 1250 iu per week)
  • Clomid taken at 100 mg/day first 5 days, drop back to 50 mg/day the next 15 days

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73 thoughts on “Equipoise 101: All About EQ aka Boldenone Undecylenate”

  1. I’ve never done gear JD and I’ve been in the gym for 5 weeks now my diet is solid .iam 43 years old Iam doing therapy with test from my doctor of 200 mg a week Iam thinking about Doing eq to help me lose weight and get my body back I shape I don’t wanna be huge just ripped Iam 5 11 215 And almost back to 36 waist I am just not sure of what to gear up with my body respond well to training and test , what would you suggest I got your book and Iam reading it but I stiljust not sure thanks JD for all your info

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  2. I’ve run EQ as well and one thing I would like to add is the fact that EQ makes me feel very very good. It’s hard to explain but my overall feeling of well being is vastly improved when I run it. More so than any other compound I have run.

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  3. Thanks a lot JD and Dave ,but I got one more ? To ask to be safe and legit , who should I use, roid plus , oms are gen shi are who do you suggest for eq .thanks ,Chad .

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  4. Is EQ safe to run by itself for 12 weeks at 50g a week? The real question I am seeking is if it is safe to take alone.

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  5. I usually never leave comments, or even join the chat boards I have been reading in for the past 10 years. I have found your web site a while ago. And find myself constantly coming back. There is so much miss information on chat boards and among body builders at the armature level operating on bro science and running things far too high. Out of anything I have read online, your training, AAS, nutrition is in line with how I view things. I have never been into the run things high and get all crazy, I am in this lifestyle for the long run, and enjoy looking and feeling good!! I have run cycles simulair to the way you lay your out. And for me I stick to Test at the same TRT, and use compounds like EQ, Deca, Primo, as my go to. It’s good to see someone else out there who has similar views and methods. It’s funny because half the people getting crazy even at an armature level, I run compounds low and don’t get into the hyp of ones that can effect my long term health, and you can stand me by them and most would agree my physic will be more on point year round, even if I am in a blast or cruise. I have never tried HGH or insulin. Now that I have hit my 30’s these are options I will start reading about allot more before trying. But hearing what you have to say will be taken more into consideration due to your cycles, training & diets all being very on point for the approach I take in my lifestyle.

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  6. I have EQ 200mg/ml and I am looking to run it by itself at 400mg a week for 12 weeks. I am an easy gainer. 5’10” 185lbs mesomorph. I am suspect about running without test – lots of forums suggest not to run anything without test as a base. Is it safe to run alone at this dose? Does it provide a sense of well being similar to test? Thanks a lot!

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  7. Hi Joe thinking of running small cycle of test c 250mg and eq 200mg a week as finance is tight would I see good results?
    Diet will be 4day low carb and 3day high carb.
    I’m 5.8 89kg 13%bf
    Or should I swop with tren. This is my third cycle. First was dbol oral only and then test only .
    Thank you

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    • 200mg/wk of EQ is kind of on the low side, you’d be better off doing straight 500mg/wk of test. Tren is typically dosed at 100mg/ml or 75mg/ml so you would need 2-3 vials of that if using tren. My advice is to just go with 500mg/wk of test if finances are an issue

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  8. This information is outdated. 50mg/ml is as common in non-UG EQ, if not more common, than 200 mg/ml. There are few, if any, 200mg/ml EQ products out there at 200mg / ml – its a drug never intended to be used on people and made exclusively for animals unless you count the “I think they are legit” companies that sprung up to capitalize on bodybuilders. And then, you are dealing with semi-legit people at best, with profit as their motivation.

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    • trust me man there are plenty of UGL’s dosing the powder at the right amount with injectable EQ. We could say the same thing for practically any anabolic on the market right now, and guys are bigger and leaner than ever nowadays and they’re doing the same shit everyone else is doing. I personally know of specific UGL’s that pro bodybuilders are using and they work well. Yea, sure lot of labs are producing shit underdosed garbage as well, but this doesn’t mean that’s all of them. When I run EQ and get vascular and hard as nails and stronger I don’t even need to question it, I know it’ working

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  9. Sir John, do you have any reviews on Keifei Pharma with their EQ’s? And i would like to ask if nolva is enough for pct after the 20weeks EQ only cycle? Can i kickstart with dbol tabs? Thanks!

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  10. First off Jhon I am very interested and impressed By your articails you’ve written. Personally I’m 40years old 5’10 180lbs 14%body fat I’m not positive on that I need to check I’m pretty sure it’s lower.
    Currently I’m running EQ 400mgs 1x per week-TEST CYPIONATE 300mgs 1per week-SUSTANON 250mgs 1x per week-D-BOL 30 mgs total per day,’10 mgs 3x per day’-EXEMESTANE 25mgs 1x per day and HCG 500 iu 2x per week. This is far from my first run although it is my first time with this stack, what’s your opinion on it any & all comments are welcome all advice is appreciated thank you very much for your time. IRON CITY PIT

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    • I’d be splitting the EQ up into 2x/wk shots spaced out evenly, you also want to split your sustanon into 2x/wk shots so you can take more advantage of the test propionate in there. Sus is a blend of 3 long esters and 1 prop ester so it’s a time released testosterone. Only shooting it once/wk will make it so the prop ester is out of your system before you take it again, making for more unstable blood levels. The exemastaine dosage during the time of the dbol is fine, but I’d lower it to 1/2 mg every other day after you’re done with dbol, unless you’re running Dbol the entire cycle (in that case keep exemastaine where it’s at) HCG looks fine for the amount you’re running, best of luck-JD

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    • I’d be splitting the EQ up into 2x/wk shots spaced out evenly, you also want to split your sustanon into 2x/wk shots so you can take more advantage of the test propionate in there. Sus is a blend of 3 long esters and 1 prop ester so it’s a time released testosterone. Only shooting it once/wk will make it so the prop ester is out of your system before you take it again, making for more unstable blood levels. The exemastaine dosage during the time of the dbol is fine, but I’d lower it to 1/2 mg every other day after you’re done with dbol, unless you’re running Dbol the entire cycle (in that case keep exemastaine where it’s at) HCG looks fine for the amount you’re running, best of luck-JD

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  11. hi john,

    some good info here. i was thinking 300mg test e & 600 mg eq for 14 week what do you think?

    all the way from tiny malta in europe

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  12. Hey man i really need your help .

    I have exactly 1 vial of EQ 300 , 1 vial of test cyp 250 , 2 vials of dbol that i never used and some winny tablet leftovers, got a liver supp and vitamin B.Just bought 2 packets of nolva and aromasin. I have some pre-existing gyno from a year ago (400mg sust.. yeah i know) so i m sceptical as its my first time of using EQ dbol and AIs.

    Im thiking of something like

    week 1-4: dbol 20/30ml
    week 1-10: EQ 300-Test 250/ Aromasin
    and maybe finish the cycle with some oral winny.

    I havent experimented much with steroids so i wanna keep the doses low as i can already make gains clean . Stats are 6″2 , 225, 11% 25 yo been lifting for 9 years, Done about 2-3 low dose cycles.

    Does that look okay for a cycle? Also how much aromasin should i use during the cycle ,and some help on the pct please. I honestly appreciate everything u have done man, you are a life saver. Thank you

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    • you’re correct, it does have a half life around 2 weeks, but injecting twice a week is simply to maintain steadier blood levels and since EQ it’s typically only 200mg/ml thats why 2-3x weekly is recommended. NOT SAYING INJECTING ONCE PER WEEK WON’T WORK, I’m simply suggesting 2-3x per week

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  13. Hi JD,

    I am planning my 2nd cycle in Dec 2018. 250 Test E + 250 Equip + 400 Primo every week. Do you suggest doubling the Equip dosage to 500? Budget isnt an issue, gear is cheap here in India (Mumbai). Also can i run this cycle a little longer for say 16 weeks? I am 36 and have been lifting since i was 18. Hv 12% bf and decent musculature. Last cycle was 250 test e and 200 Primo, gains werent that much. Please advise.

    Regards,
    Aniket

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  14. I run my cycles 6weeks at a time just to save my natural test from thinking It has another supply source and from shutting down. Which i usually just run a test cycle . But I’m curious if anyone has run a cycle of equipoise only directly behind the cycle of test for 6weeks at a time?
    Im Interested in knowing how an equipoise cycle after a test cycle does?

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  15. . EQ is slow acting. really starts to work at 12-16 weeks. Ive stayed on it for 1-2 years with no problems. It does not do much until week 12.

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    • I would disagree on that. I’ve ran several cycles of EQ for just 10 weeks and have had great results. How much did your red blood cell count jump up staying on EQ that long and what dosage were you using to stay on it up to 2 years without a major increase in hematocrit levels?

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  16. Hi JD,

    Thank you for being more informative..

    I am coming back after 2 years into the steroid cycle.. I thinking of taking something like

    EQ 500mg/per week/10 weeks
    Test E 500mg/per week/10weeks
    Pct – After 2 weeks of Test E
    40mg of nolvadex for 2 weeks and 20mg for next 2 weeks

    Does that look okay for the cycle? Please advise

    By the way I am 29 lifting for 9 years have done couple of cycles with test, bold, winny along with pct

    Regards,
    Kishore

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    • Try to get some HCG in with your nolvadex if you can, 2500iu/wk x 2 weeks alongside the nolva. Other than that, looks good to me, go for it! -JD

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  17. Hey John Doe,
    Thank you so much for all your posts! I am in my mid 30’s about to go on my first cycle. Like when you started, I am in a small town with limited access to gear. I am going to try one of your old school cycles…

    Weeks 1-2; 800mg/week EQ frontloaded, 200mg/week test
    Weeks 3-12; 400mg/week eq, 200mg/week test

    PCT – After 2 weeks
    40mg of Nolvadex for 2 weeks
    20mg for next 2 weeks

    *Do you think I would be ok running this cycle without an aromatase inhibitor? Or could I just run arimistane?

    *Do you think Nolvadex would be sufficient for PCT? I can’t seem to get clomid or HCG.

    Best Regards,
    Teddy

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    • yes and yes. Pppl get carried away with anti-e’s now, there should be no need on EQ and a minimal amount of testosterone, just being real here. Amd yes on the PCT with nolva- JD

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  18. Hi John,

    Since coming across your page I’ve learned so much about running minimal dose compounds I was wondering if you could give me some input on your test/eq kicker cycle which I fancy starting in a couple of weeks time I’m approx 10% body fat at 195lbs 5ft 10 and I want to do a lean bulk my maintenance kcal is around 3550 each day I’ve pretty much stayed at the same weight for the past 12 weeks cruising on 160mg test cyp only with these kcal my end goal is really just to hold a solid physique at 200lbs will it be necessary to increase kcal to approx 4000 or should I get good enough results eating at maintenance kcal whilst running your test/eq kicker stack 200/400 with a kickstart it would be much appreciated!

    Lewis

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    • just diet hard and run one other compound with it that doesn’t aromatize or hold fluid easily. For more info check out straight from the underground ebook, it gives far more detail than I can explain in a comment reply box. Thanks -JD

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  19. Hi JD:
    Great info.
    I am currently on 250mg/week of test cyp. I have used Anavar 60mg/day for 12 weeks. I loved the results.
    I was wondering if running EQ 400mg/week for 16 weeks with my test cycle is a good cycle. I am under 10% body fat.
    Also at what dosage did you feel anxiety and how bad was it?
    Thanks.

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    • yes, EQ for 15 weeks is good. It is a long ester and you’ll see the most benefit from it around wks 8+, it’s not worthless at less than 15 weeks but it is better. AS far as anxiety goes, I haven’t felt that on each run of it, I think a lot of it just had to do with what I possibly had going on in life during a cpl runs with it, but I’ve used it a lot, probably more than any other anabolic due to its versatility. Hope this helps, and at 400/wk I don’t think most would experience anxiety from it personally-JD

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  20. Thank you.
    I really appreciate the response. This website is truly godsend with places like reddit and other muscle forums advising Ridiculously huge amounts where as for most people aesthetics is the primary reason.

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    • I FUCKING HATE REDDIT……WITH A FUCKING PASSION!! Bunch of jackasses with answers to everything but no experience at all. Talking parrots just repeat what they hear

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  21. Hi Joe,

    First time I’ve done equi.
    Was running 250 mg of test 2x a week & 300mg of equo 1x a week.

    On cycle the side effects were minimal besides some gynae. My guy recommended to run some proviron & clomid. Viola it went away , – mid cycle.

    I ended my cycle beginning of November.
    I always pre order my PCT & make sure it’s on hand before my cycle ends. Unfortunately this time he didn’t have my nolva when I fetched the proviron Midway through the cycle.

    He dropped off my PCT before going on holiday.
    But he decided arimadex was better for PCT.
    Anyways stuck in a hole I took the arimadex as instructed.

    2 weeks after finishing it I’ve been experiencing crash in testosterone. ED unfortunately giving it away.

    Contact him again. Said it’s “normal” after equi.
    Told me to come collect the HCG & proviron & run it with a natural test booster.

    My test isn’t as bad but still wouldn’t say 70%
    – going on my strength in gym & erection longevity with the natural test booster.

    Have 12 tabs of proviron left
    What would you recommend?

    Too late for clomid/ nolva? Time to see a doctor?

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  22. Hey John, thanks so much for all the great information you share. I haven’t run EQ yet, but I’m interested in adding it for next cycle. Have you ever tried stacking it with Deca and Test?

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  23. Hi.John,.

    I am an competitive Physique Athlete, I have been competing about 30 times since I was 23 years old.. I am now 36 years old,
    My Height is 5’9 and Weight is 194lbs (I stay lean year round, single digit percentage of body fat)

    I have been reading so much about your great articles here.

    I am using 200mg of Test and 400mg of Boldenone per week just to maintain my muscle mass and conditioning on OFF Season.

    Based on your experience, How did Boldenone affect lipid profile (HDL & LDL)?
    Is Boldenone more harsh on lipid profile than Testosterone or Nandrolone?

    I rarely use Boldenone in the past, But I know that Testosterone and Nandrolone are lipid friendly (only about 10-20% reduction on HDL depending on the dosage and duration).. I use them mostly in my OFF Season.

    Many Thanks, John.

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  24. Dear John,

    I am 36 years old and I am competitive Physique Athlete, I have been competing about 30 times since I was 23 years old..

    My Height is 5’9 and Weight is 194lbs (I stay lean year round, single digit percentage of body fat)

    I have been reading so much about your great articles here.

    I am using 200mg of Test and 400mg of Boldenone per week just to maintain my muscle mass and conditioning on OFF Season.

    Based on your experience, How did Boldenone affect lipid profile (HDL & LDL)?
    Is Boldenone more harsh on lipid profile than Testosterone or Nandrolone?

    I rarely use Boldenone in the past, But I know that Testosterone and Nandrolone are lipid friendly (only about 10-20% reduction on HDL depending on the dosage and duration).. I use them mostly in my OFF Season.

    Many Thanks, John

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    • It’s main effect is increased red blood cell count. It would be a good idea to go donate blood.

      However, although it’s been awhukensince last time I ran equipoise, I don’t recall any scares on labs or it being any worse than things like testosterone and deca

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      • Thanks for the response, John..

        RBC and Hematocrit has never been an issue for the past 13 years of my continuous gear usage..
        RBC and Hemoglobin both were always in normal range..
        The highest Hematocrit was 51 when I was on 300mg Test/300mg Tren/300mg Deca/300mg Mast/500mg EQ a few years ago..

        My main issue is always lipid profile (Low HDL), maybe because I have been active competing for 13 years since I was 23 years old..

        But when I am in the OFF Season using mild compound like Test/Deca/Primo, my lipid profile is getting better (HDL tends to climb closer to normal range above 30mg/dl) although it takes time like 12-16 weeks..

        Therefore, during this Covid-19 pandemic I am thinking of using just Test and Boldenone/EQ to maintain my muscle and conditioning while keeping my lipid profile in normal range..

        I am using 200mg Test and 400mg Boldenone/EQ starting for next week..

        At this time, I am just finishing cruising using 200mg Test Prop and 300mg Masteron for 8 weeks..

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  25. Hi JD, got a question. I ordered my whole cycle but totally miscalculated and only got one bottle of eq500 instead of two. I’ve been taking 600 eq and 300 test a week, and a little deca for joint pain. I’ve got another bottle of eq coming but it’s 2 and a half weeks away and I ran out of eq yesterday, and I’m about to start week 8 of 16. Can I substitute more test or deca until the eq arrives? How much? Thanks for your help

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    • No, boldenone undecylonate is actually a fairly long lasting compound, once the other comes in resume where you left off. My .02 anyways

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  26. Hello JD, first of all thank you for taking your time with everyone and sharing the knowledge, brother!

    I’m 33 years old. 225lbs and have trained for the better part of my life. I have cycled test,deca, and dbol several years ago but I’ve recently considered jumping on my next cycle of Test Cyp and EQ and from what I’ve been reading at my age, it’s just best to stay and cruise on test after cycle since pct and cycling on and off is much more toxic on the body… I wanted to see your point of view on that and starting a self prescribed Test Cyp TRT.

    My cycle will look something like this:

    16 weeks:
    Test Cyp @ 500mg
    EQ @ 600mg

    Split dosage and pin Monday and Thursday’s.

    Keep in mind is my first time running EQ. Should I front load my cycle or start at a lower dosage and taper up to the 500mgs/600mgs? You recommend running anything else with it?

    Any advice is welcomed! Thank you!

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    • Aside from a little arimadex to negate the water/possible estro from the test, you don’t need anything else. In terms of frontloading EQ, honestly I like doing that myself. It’s not necessary, but I find that when it kicks in it really bangs hard. I usually do 800 or 900 first 2 weeks, then back it down to 600/wk the remainder, sometimes 400 but usually 600, hope this helps -JD

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  27. Hello,i am a new reader of your site and i need an advice.I am 47,been training since 2011 and i made some cycles in the past with the last be on 2014 as i remember.I had a good body but after some bad diets and some health problems i lost all of my muscles.Now i want to gain them back and i want to run a cycle with Testo Cyp and Boldenone.The thing is that i lost my left kidney from cancer in 2015 and probably the cause that fired up the cancer was the use of the gear alongside with some other things.What it would be your advice?Surely i do not want to loose my health for a good muscle defined body so this is why i am asking about your opinion.Thank you in advance for your reply.

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    • I doubt the former gear use contributed to cancer at all. My advice is to stay away from orals, legitimately cycle and take breaks where you do just true TRT between cycles. Drink plenty of water. You can “what if” things all day but we tend to do this a lot when something hits us out of left field and we always want to put the blame on ourselves. But the fact of the matter is, that kidney removal had nothing to do with your choices, sometimes we just get dealt a certain hand of cards and all we can do is play it as best as we can

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  28. Thank you for your reply,i appreciate it.I will follow your advice about the orals and maybe i will change the plan and do only 6 weeks of test and tren.I have a question though,you mentioned a trt between cycles.Why is this?
    And another one is if you know anything about Pharma Q gear because this is what i can get from a known person.Is it any proper?
    Thank you in advance for your reply once more

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    • No, you don’t necessarily need TRT, I may have been misled by the question to think you are already on TRT. For someone who doesn’t need it then you should do a proper PCT and take time off. I don’t know anything abt that brand, sorry

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