For bodybuilders who want to increase lean body mass over a long duration of a cycle, Equipoise can be a good addition to your stack. Equipoise is an injectable anabolic steroid and its chemical name is Boldenone Undeclynate. Equipoise is mainly used by powerlifters and weightlifters, as it is a well-known bulking agent that increases lean body mass. That being said, EQ shares some beneficial use in the circle of powerlifting.
One can also buy Equipoise under various other trade names, such as Ganabol, Equigan and Ultragan. The drug is mainly used because of its steady and gradually mass increasing characteristic. As it does not cause much water retention, EQ is also suite effective in improving vascularity.
The basic nature of Equipoise includes two features. First - it is as anabolic as testosterone, and also acts as an androgenic steroid. In comparison with other mass building steroids like Deca, Equipoise gains can be relatively disappointing. Its "dry'' gains come at a slower rate, and the weight gain seen on EQ is not going to be as profound as Deca when ran in conjunction with Testosterone. That being said, I like the use of EQ in terms of strength gains and vascularity.
If you desire that lean muscular look to your physique for Instagram, then the drug is an ideal choice to be a part of your steroid cycle. One important thing about Boldenone Undecylenate is that it can be used in both the ways. In other words to say, if you want to use the drug with other stronger androgenic steroids then it will be a valuable bulking agent. EQ is extremely versatile, and can be reasonably stacked with just about anything. It's great with Deca, Tren, Masteron, etc. Altematively, if you want to use Equipoise as a stand alone steroid or with Winstrol then also it acts as an excellent cutting agent... so long as you can manage the appetite cravings that EQ is very well known to cause.
But before you start it, let's check with some of its useful effects. Boldenone Undeclynate is mainly preferred over other steroids because it has various health benefits for its users. Because of its slow conversion rate to estrogen (aromatization), the drug does not have any estrogenic side effects. Bodybuilders can take EQ with little noticeable negative side effects from 600 mg to 1 gram per week. Second, there is no occurrence of virilization symptoms with this steroid. So, female lifters can use it without much fear of causing permanent damage to reproductive organs or deepening of their voice.
Though Equipoise is a relatively mild injectable, there are possible risks too. The most prominent effect of Equipoise is its ability to increase the number of red blood cells. Though it is a general feature of anabolic steroids, in this particular drug case the effect has somewhat greater degree. If you have ever seen a powerlifter cut themselves open and bleed an almost blackish tar looking color .... well, EQ use is likely a contributing factor. Another common ill-effect of this anabolic steroid that users usually reported was an increased appetite. This is absolutely great for bulking, but can also make it very difficult to diet down while using.
Some other typical problems of Equipoise are oily skin, acne formation and gyno. Besides these, users also report suppression of hormones, such as endogenous testosterone. So, it is always advisable for the users to never take the drug alone. Failure to do so can result to possibility of sexual dysfunction. Always run testosterone as your base for any cycle!
Normally, bodybuilders use EQ for at least 12 weeks into a cycle but if you are aiming for quality weight and strength gain, then extend the use of the drug up to 16 weeks. If you are feeling feisty and are running an even longer cycle overall, it is fine to run EQ for even longer - cycles of 20 weeks are not unheard of.
If you are a drug tested bodybuilder, EQ is going to be one of your worst choices for chemical enhancement. Aside from the obvious fact that it is banned by every major athletic organization, EQ's detection period can last for up to 5 months after discontinuing its use, and is very easy to detect in blood & urine tests. This is why you usually don't hear reports of athletes getting popped for EQ - most people know better when it comes to designing a protocol that is meant to edge around drug tests.