Deca Durabolin is administered by injection, normally from a pre-filled syringe, directly into muscle tissue. This can be a single weekly injection or, to limit the volume injected in a single go, split into two weekly measures of half the desired weekly dose. When the compound is provided as a single dose in a single pre-filled syringe, however, this is not recommended in order to maintain the sterility of the needle.
Nandrolone-based compounds are inhibitors of natural testosterone production in the body, so it is almost essential to stack Deca-Durabolin with one or more testosterone-based steroids to counter this effect. The rapid action of purer testosterones enhance muscle build-up early in the cycle while the nandrolone produces a longer-term sustained build..
The most popular use of Dura Decabolin – or its legal variant Decabolin – is for off-season muscle development. Deca-Durabolin is often administered as two injections per week of 150-200mg, with higher doses of up to 600mg per week being considered if the dose is tolerated well. In such programmes, it is commonly used with Anadrol or Testoviron to enhance muscle building early in the cycle while nandrolone levels are still building in the body.
While Deca Durabolin is not commonly regarded as a cutting steroid, it is highly useful as part of a cutting cycle. When the body is burning more calories than it consumes, there is a risk that lean muscle will be cannibalized – with its nitrogen-storing effects, it also helps protect and preserve the lean muscle, enabling a more aggressive fat reduction programme than would otherwise be the case, and provides therapeutic relief after the intensive training involved in a cutting phase. In this type of cycle, it is primarily used in 200 – 300mg per week doses towards the front of the cycle, while the use of hardening agents increases until they are solely used towards the end.
The main use of Deca Durabolin, however, falls in the bulking cycle. It produces a steady but very noticeable gain in muscle mass, and because it is not itself esterised into estrogen compounds, it can be mixed with high doses of large ester-based testosterones to give peak development. Deca-Durabolin doses of 400-600mg per week are common, mixed with testosterone and Dianabol for early cycle muscle gains.
A much rarer, but potentially potent use of Deca-Durabolin, is for therapeutic relief following athletic performance. If muscle growth is not desired and a diet avoiding excess calories is avoided, low doses of nandrolone-based steroid relieve joint pain and combat muscle wastage, as well as boosting the red blood cell level to carry oxygen to the muscles.
It must be stressed that because of nandrolone’s suppressive effect on natural testosterone production, at least one testosterone element like testoviron or something similar must be included in the stack to avoid the symptoms of low testosterone: loss of libido, erectile dysfunction and depression.