Testosterone Cypionate Cycles and Uses
As with almost any Testosterone variant or derivative, Testosterone Cypionate cycles tend to almost always be utilized for the purpose of bulking, mass gaining, and strength gaining periods of training. Though its ideal use is for this purpose, this is not to say that it cannot be used effectively (albeit at a lower dosage) for cutting cycles where fat loss is the primary goal. For the purpose of bulking and/or gaining mass and strength, Testosterone Cypionate is usually employed at a higher dosage (approximately 500mg/week). It is usually utilized at this dosage for a period of 12 – 14 weeks due to its longer ester, and therefore longer half-life. Testosterone Cypionate possesses a half-life of around 10 – 12 days. By comparison, its close counterpart Testosterone Enanthate is almost the same, with a half-life of around 7 – 10 days.
No matter the cycle goal, whether it is cutting or bulking, Testosterone Cypionate is usually utilized with and stacked with other anabolic steroids that possess very similar characteristics for obvious reasons. It is a common companion to compounds such as Nandrolone Decanoate, which is usually run for the same 10 – 12 week length as Testosterone Cypionate, and a ‘kickstarting’ compound such as Methandrostenolone is usually included from the start of the cycle until it is discontinued at around week 4 or 6.
Testosterone Cypionate Dosing and Administration
Medically, Testosterone Cypionate is prescribed at 250mg once every 2 – 4 weeks, which is also dependent on the physician’s protocol, and the patient’s progress in his TRT therapy.
In the realm of bodybuilding and performance enhancement, Testosterone Cypionate is normally run at around 300 – 500mg weekly as a beginner dosage range. Intermediate Testosterone Cypionate dosages are often in the range of 500 – 750mg per week, and advanced users are known for running as high as 1,000mg or more per week of Testosterone Cypionate.
As Testosterone Cypionate possesses a half-life of around 10 – 12 days, it is recommended that Testosterone Cypionate is administered once per week at an absolute minimum. However, if one wishes to experience the best results possible, ideally Testosterone Cypionate would be administered two times per week where the dosage is split evenly between injections. For example, a Testosterone Cypionate dosing of 500mg/week should be administered as 250mg on Monday and 250mg on Thursday every week. This minimizes peaks and valleys in blood plasma levels, and thus also reduces certain unwanted side effects due to spiking blood plasma levels of the hormone.