Natural testosterone has a half-life of about ten minutes in the human body. This means that in just an hour from the originally introduced amount there is practically nothing left.
When injecting natural properties of testosterone propionate into the muscle, the time of complete disintegration of the drug increases to 10 hours, which is also not enough to obtain a serious result.
In the course of research aimed at creating a drug that works as testosterone, but with a longer exposure to the body, derivatives of this hormone have been obtained.
Today, these substances belong to the class of androgen-anabolic steroids (AAS), they have different names, the form of release and the period of exposure to the human body.
And yet many users of AAS are interested in those drugs, the active substance in which is exactly the good old testosterone. First of all, these are the most famous Testosterone enanthate, Testosterone cypionate, Testosterone propionate, Sustanon – 250, Omnadren – 250, and less popular Andropen.
About each of them, we’ll definitely talk more specifically, and I would like to start with testosterone propionate, which is produced in the form of injections.
Properties of Testosterone propionate
Personally, I consider testosterone propionate to be a drug that is often undeservedly disregarded by the attention of AAS users. But it’s just designed to build up strength and weight!
1. Testosterone propionate perfectly stabilizes androgen receptors, accelerating the protein synthesis in the user’s body. That speaks of its very strong androgenic effect.
2. However, propionate favorably differs from other testosterone preparations in that it can avoid significant water retention in the body.
3. Another distinguishing feature of propionate is its pharmacokinetics. It begins to act almost immediately after ingestion, increasing appetite and positively affecting the central nervous system. As a result, we have an increase in strength and reduced recovery time after training loads.
4. With all the advantages of propionate, its shortcoming can be considered a short period of exposure to the user’s body – only 1-2 days. That implies frequent enough injections. And yet I believe that with reasonable application this minus can be turned into a plus.
How, when, how much?
I will clarify that in this article we are considering the possibility of using testosterone propionate as the only substance used by the user in the first “course.”
It is such a cautious familiarity with androgenic anabolic steroids will help in the long term to obtain from their application the maximum effect and maintain a “benefit-harm” balance. In this vein, a little earlier, we considered methandrostenolone, and now consider testosterone propionate.
Yes, I believe that properties of testosterone propionate is quite suitable for using “solo” in the following schemes: “strength”, and also “strength and mass”. The dosage in the tables is given in mg of the active ingredient.
If you carefully look at the first table, you will notice that injections of propionate are put every third day. Such a scheme allows timely “drain” the water, which, albeit in relatively small quantities, but delays this drug. And to preserve, first of all, the growth of power indicators. That’s why this scheme is more suitable for fans of powerlifting.
The scheme presented in the second table allows not only to add in force indicators, but also in own weight, and will be more interesting for beginning bodybuilders.
This is because a relatively high concentration of testosterone propionate in the blood is maintained by frequent injections.
There is another option for taking testosterone propionate, which is more suitable for competing athletes. The essence of it is a one-time injection of about 300 mg. preparation about an hour or two before the start. Such a sharp “throw-in” testosterone allows the athlete to feel a great surge of strength and confidence directly in the competition. In addition, in this way, you can “deceive” doping control. I do not know how important this is for athletes of the IDF, but in my memory several AWPC athletes have successfully passed the DC, making such manipulation before the competition.
Like any other drug AAS, testosterone propionate has side effects inherent in substances of this class:
- Problems with the liver;
- Increased pressure;
- Gastrointestinal disorders;
- Excessive aggression;
- Excessive water retention;
- Significant suppression of the production of their own testosterone.
However, due to the fact that a weekly dose of propionate usually does not exceed 400 mg, these phenomena are not so pronounced. Moreover, when using propionate “solo” they are unlikely to visit you.
This “softness of impact” makes the drug very interesting for women, because when used, they may well avoid androgen-induced side effects. Especially if they do injections after 5-7 days in a dosage of 25-50 mg. the total duration of the course is not more than 8 – 10 weeks.
Of course, the results obtained after the properties of testosterone propionate are not retained, but there is no need to talk about such a loss of mass and strength as occurs after the abolition of the same methane. Especially if you really hard trained and reasonably approached the organization of food “on the course.” In addition, a smooth exit from the “course” will always help you keep the dialed. And, of course, you should change the training program, pay attention to the recovery.
As for post-course therapy, in case of using testosterone propionate “solo” I do not think that anything other than hepatoprotectors may be needed. And then purely for preventive purposes.
So, properties of testosterone propionate is a very “soft” drug, quite suitable for use by both men and women. Its scope of application is powerlifting, bodybuilding and weightlifting. Where he is not only able to give an increase in strengths, but also to increase the muscle mass sufficiently, a large part of which will be preserved after his abolition.