Methandienone (methandrostenolone) is an anabolic steroid used in the training of athletes in many sports. Initially, in addition to medicine, the steroid was used in weightlifting and bodybuilding. Golden-era bodybuilders such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and his contemporaries used Metandienone along with Nandrolone and Arnold Schwarzenegger imported into the United States, the then-new Primobolan. Previously, a very famous hormonal drug was used in the fifties to treat:
- delayed puberty in men;
- stunting (dwarfism);
- protein-energy deficiency;
- lack of normal physiological development;
- severe injuries;
- complex fractures;
- severe postoperative conditions;
- use in rehabilitation after severe infectious diseases;
- reduced effects of radiation therapy.
Action of methandienone
The drug acts at the cellular level, activates the cellular apparatus, which in turn leads to increased synthesis of DNA, RNA, ATP, as well as proteins and the structure of tissue respiration. Improves oxidative processes. The drug strongly affects all anabolic processes in the body and inhibits catabolic. Methandienone positively changes the nitrogen balance, which favorably affects the health and mood of the athlete. The drug reduces the amount of subcutaneous fat, however, methandienone has an effect on adipose tissue depending on the predisposition to the fullness of the athlete himself. It is believed that the drug has a low androgenic activity, and only high doses of methandienone can cause the development of severe side effects.
Useful properties of methandienone
The hormonal drug made a breakthrough in pharmacology and was widely used in medicine, and athletes actively used it to achieve high sports results. Useful properties of the hormonal drug methandienone for sports use:
- rapid growth of muscle mass (the strength of the effect depends on the dosage and high-protein diet);
- a positive increase in all metabolic processes;
- improving nitrogen balance;
- decrease in catabolic effects;
- increases appetite;
- bone strengthening;
- slight fat burning;
- has a slight androgenic effect of 50% of testosterone;
- increased sexual activity.
The following side effects may occur from taking a hormonal drug:
- the conversion of the metabolites of the substance to methyl estradiol, which is 30% more aggressive in attacking estrogen receptors. The most serious ailment from an increase in estradiol is gynecomastia (a benign tumor of the mammary glands);
- toxicity to the liver. Like other oral preparations of this profile, methandienone has a methyl group 17a. This group prevents the destruction of dianabol, but has strong toxicity on the athlete's body;
- with prolonged use reduces bile patency;
- fluid retention;
- increase in blood pressure;
- testicular atrophy;
- hair loss is possible (a side effect is very rare in people predisposed to alopecia);
- masculinization in women.
How to take methandienone and taking courses
Like all steroids, adult athletes should use methandienone as an anabolic agent to achieve athletic performance. The drug is consumed ten minutes before a meal. The daily dose is divided into three doses. For use in sports, the dosage is very high and starts at 30 mg per day. It is important to know that the effect of the drug is very short and equal to 5-6 hours, so the medication should start as soon as possible after sleep, and the last daily dose should be taken no later than six in the evening. In this case, the athlete will minimize the effect on the production of their own testosterone.
In those far and dark years for bodybuilding in the USSR, when methandrostenolone was freely sold in pharmacies in banks for 500 and 1000 tablets, no one knew about steroid courses for gaining muscle mass. Some dinosaurs weightlifters and bodybuilders talked about how they ate handfuls of small white tablets, throwing them in rice porridge, and they took the drug for eight months without a break, a smooth increase and decrease in dosage. But today sports pharmacology has gone so far that with the competent use of such drugs as methandienone, an athlete can reduce side effects to zero.
An example of mass-collecting methandienone courses in complex and solo:
- Course for beginner athletes
30 mg of methandienone per day, the daily protein norm should not be lower than 3 grams per 1 kg of athlete's weight.
|Methandienone /||1st week||2nd week||3rd week||4th week||5th week||6th week|
|Morning||10 mg /||10 mg /||10 mg /||10 mg /||10 mg /||10 mg /|
|Day||10 mg since Thursday /||10 mg /||10 mg /||10 mg /||10 mg /||10 mg until Tuesday inclusively /|
|Evening||10 mg from Wednesday /||10 mg /||10 mg /||10 mg until Thursday inclusively /|
- The course of methandienone 40 mg per day and Primobolan 400 mg per week.
|Methandienone / Primobolan||1st week||2nd week||3rd week||4th week||5th week||6th week||7th week||8th week|
|Morning||10 mg from Thursday / 400 mg in Mon.||10 mg / 400 mg in bp||20 mg from Tuesday / 400 mg Mon||20 mg / 400 mg in bp||20 mg / 400 mg in bp||20 mg until Friday inclusive / 400 mg in Mon.||10 mg / 400 mg in bp||10 mg until tue incl. / 400 mg per week|
|day||10 mg since Thursday /||10 mg /||10 mg /||10 mg /||10 mg /||10 mg /||10 mg /||10 mg until tue incl. /|
|evening||10 mg from Wednesday /||10 mg /||10 mg /||10 mg /||10 mg /||10 mg until Thursday incl. /|
After a course of methandienone (PCT) therapy
With prolonged use of the drug (more than 8 weeks), PCT should be performed. Two weeks after the cancellation of mentandienone, Proviron should be started at a dosage of 25 mg per day. To support and restore the liver, it is enough to take methianine in a dosage of 500 mg 3 times a day.