Cycle with Nandrolone Phenylpropionate
NPP is short for Nandrolone Phenylpropionate. It’s rare that you’ll ever meet someone who uses steroids talk about this by full name. NPP first hit the shelves as early as the 1950s by a company called Oreganon. NPP is a small ester base anabolic steroid that is not as common as the larger ester version known as Decanoate, partly because of its availability. But, in today’s world, NPP is starting to see a rise in use by bodybuilders and athletes. More and more people in today’s fitness industry are using NPP just as much as it’s counterpart Deca-Durabolin and it’s no surprise why. Cycles of NPP are what you make of them. You can choose to run a cycle with NPP and do your part by eating right and training which will provide great results. Or, you can use NPP and not do anything about your diet or lack of training and get no results at all. What option will you choose? It shouldn’t be a hard decision. Get the most out of your cycle and feel and look amazing!
Although NPP is similar to Nandrolone Decanoate, it differs in that NPP has to be injected more frequently to keep blood levels stable. NPP is a bit more anabolic than testosterone but less androgenic than testosterone. Because of this, some users are able to tolerate NPP at higher doses than they are with high doses of testosterone.
Before we jump into cycles of NPP, it is worth mentioning that this steroid has been used in the medical field to treat a wide array of conditions including anemia, breast cancer, muscle wasting diseases, severe burns and ulcers.
Nandrolone Phenylpropionate can be used for cutting and bulking but in order for the steroid to work in either cycle, the individual’s diet and training needs to be impeccable. This is imperative not only when using NPP but also before and after the cycle. Simply put, you can’t reap the benefits of any steroid if you sit on the couch and don’t eat healthy. It’s just not going to happen!
What we mean by training and diet is a well-balanced nutrition plan built around your cycle goals. For example, when using NPP in a cutting cycle you want to eat less calories so that your body can burn fat and become leaner and more toned. When using NPP for bulking, eating a surplus of calories will allow the user to pack on lean muscle mass without the bloat.
It is not very common to use NPP in a solo cycle. This steroid is usually stacked with other compounds when creating a cutting or bulking cycle. When NPP is used on its own, it is very important to incorporate some form of exogenous testosterone in your cycle.
Below, we outlined a ten week cycle with NPP. Remember to incorporate testosterone in your cycle at a dose of at least 400mg per week. Typically, NPP cycles run between eight and twelve weeks depending on the individual. Remember to divide your dose equally and inject every Monday and Thursday.
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A more advanced cycle of NPP will allow users to up the dosage. This cycle can last up to twelve weeks or it can be cut short for six weeks with dramatic results. Of course, the use of testosterone is highly recommended. Most will run testosterone propionate at around 500mg per week with this cycle.
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NPP will boost size and muscularity when used for bulking. Of course in order to get the results desired, it is necessary for the individual to consume more calories in order to allow NPP to work to its full potential. Growth will occur when we feed the body and muscles with the required nutrients. Results are not said to be rapid but they will be steady during the cycle.
Although NPP is used more so for bulking, it can be used in a cutting cycle to protect the lean muscle that already exists. Cutting cycles require the user to consume less calories which will result in the body looking to burn fat and muscle. NPP will not allow the loss of muscle to occur.
Another important benefit of NPP is the ability to aid in joint pain and relief that usually occurs when individuals are training hard and lifting heavy.
NPP has a powerful appetite-stimulating effect which will definitely help those using this steroid during the off-season when packing on lean muscle in preparation for cutting and/or an upcoming contest cycle. Speaking of a contest or competition, NPP clears out of the system within 10-12 months. This is beneficial for those who are usually drug-tested.
Shorter cycles of NPP will still provide amazing results. You’ll find that some will run NPP cycles for as little as four to six weeks and still gain quality lean muscle.
Post Cycle Therapy
Post Cycle Therapy or PCT is an essential process that people go through once they’ve finished a cycle of steroids. The objective is to get their body back to its normal state so it can start naturally producing hormones again. Once a run of steroids is over, a user will start their post-cycle therapy.
PCT is essential to prevent long-term impairment of testosterone production in the body. Without PCT, testosterone levels may never return to normal and replacement therapy may be required permanently.
Some may start PCT as early as two or three days after the last pill or injection is taken. Start times are not set in stone and will vary from person to person depending on the length of the cycle and what steroids were taken at what dosages. Obviously, with a longer cycle, you’ll need a longer recovery period of PCT. Common PCT cycles after using Nandrolone Phenylpropionate last four weeks and begin three weeks after your last NPP injection.
PCT uses either Clomid or Nolvadex although some individuals will use both during this time. Clomid and Nolvadex both come with side effects that may include headaches, nausea and upset stomach. These side effects will vary from person to person depending on his/her tolerance level. Whether choosing one over the other or choosing to use both for PCT, it’s common to start with higher doses of both drugs and taper the dosage down until PCT comes to an end.
What to Expect from PCT
Don’t expect to hit the gym as viciously when you are off your steroid cycle and running post cycle therapy. Gains will not be lost when you come off the cycle. Individuals may feel tired or not so pumped up to workout but that is only natural. Keeping a positive mindset when running post cycle therapy is essential. Remember, this is the time your body needs to regroup and recharge for the next steroid cycle. Time off allows both your body and mind to strategically create your next cycle, plan it out and crush your goals towards the body you work hard for.
Ask some of the guys (or girls) at your gym about NPP and we guarantee that many have not used this steroid by itself. We don’t consider this a steroid for beginners as there are other steroids on the market that are more suitable for newbies.
Make sure you research NPP before just injecting yourself with this steroid. In a solo cycle, NPP won’t produce massive gains or eye catching results. Make sure diet and training are on point and know everything there is to know about NPP.