Equipoise (boldenone) is a powerful anabolic steroid, with the active chemical boldenone undecylenate, first synthesized in the 1950s, developed exclusively for veterinary needs (from cows to dogs). However, this did not prevent athletes from all over the world from using this drug quite successfully in bodybuilding and other sports, due to its beneficial effect on metabolism, stimulating protein synthesis and increasing the number of red blood cells.
The main effects that the drug has:
- Helps to gain mass (in combination with other steroids), accelerates protein synthesis
- Stimulates appetite
- Dries out the muscles, makes them embossed
- Increases venousness
- Improves endurance performance (as a result of the acceleration of oxygen transport to the muscles)
Application features and other properties of Equipoise
When gaining mass
Quite successfully, athletes use boldenone during the period of “mass gain”, that is, when it is important to gain more muscle mass without thinking about its quality. However, at first glance, it may seem that the use of this drug for weight gain is not entirely reasonable, because it is not subject to aromatization, and does not show progestogenic activity. That is why, when boldenone is taken for the purpose of gaining mass, it is combined with “long-playing” testosterones, for example, with enanthate or cypionate.
When using boldenone (equipoise), appetite increases, which naturally has a positive effect on weight gain, however, as many experienced “chemists” note from their practice, to get a good result, boldenone must be combined with drugs in which the concentration of the active substance is 200 mg/ml.
On drying the muscles
Many pharmacological experts recommend using Equipoise when drying muscles, because it copes well with it.
However, remember about the increased appetite on the course of Equipoise when you use it for cutting.
The effect of Equipoise on endurance
Equipoise affects the number of red blood cells (erythrocytes), – there are more of them, by stimulating one of the kidney hormones – erythropoietin, which increases due to an increase in 5b-metabolites.
Such a property of Equipoise as an increase in the number of red blood cells is successfully used by athletes of various sports, especially aerobic ones, where endurance plays a decisive role. For bodybuilders, this property of Equipoise will also be useful, because with the growth of muscle mass, the capillary network in the muscles also increases, and of course, we must not forget about the vascularity, which will be at its best when using this drug, and this is not an unimportant factor for bodybuilders performing at competitions.
How fast does Equipoise start to work?
Due to the heavy and long ester chain, Equipoise does not immediately (slowly) have an effect on the body, and remains in the blood for about 3-4 weeks. Another negative side of Equipoise is the fact that 1/3 of the drug is not working – “ballast”.
The obvious disadvantages of Equipoise undecylenate prompted pharmacological laboratories to synthesize the substances Equipoise acetate and boldenone propianate, which are distinguished by a longer period of action, as well as a quick start-up. Moreover, both substances (Equipoise acetate and propianate) are not without drawbacks, as many athletes note, they are very painful, and are not widely used in bodybuilding, which cannot be said about other sports where endurance is the predominant factor (athletics, skiing, cycling and so on).
What is the best dosage of Equipoise to use?
The optimal dosage is in the range of 300 – 800 mg per week, and in order for low dosages of Equipoise (300 mg) to be effective, it makes sense to put them with other anabolic steroids. The working dose for an athlete is about 600-800 mg per week.
The long half-life of Equipoise(the time during which half of the drug is excreted from the body after the first injection, that is, the concentration of ether in the blood decreases by 2 times) allows injections no more than once a week. However, pharmacological experts recommend that in the first 2 weeks, due to the slow inclusion of this drug in the work, increase the dose by 1.5-2 times.
What steroids can be combined (used) with Equipoise?
To gain muscle mass, boldenone is combined with injections of sustanon or testosterone enanthate. Also, you can add oxymetholone to this bundle.
For a more pronounced “mass gain”, boldenone can also be used with methandriol dipropionate, while due to the short half-life of methandriol equal to 2-3 days, its injections should be given at intervals: 2 ml -1 every 2 days, or 3 ml – 1 time in 3 days. In addition, it is permissible to add testosterone to the “boldenone-methandriol” combination, also to accelerate mass gain.On drying muscles, boldenone is usually used together with trenbolone or stanozolol, some combine all three drugs together, which is also in principle acceptable.
More experienced athletes, to improve the quality and relief of muscles, can try a bunch of boldenone + testosterone propionate.
Working courses of equipoise (boldenone) and dosages
The duration of the working course for men is from 8 to 10 weeks, with the optimal dosage of boldenone from 400 to 800 mg per week (1 time), anything < 400 mg is ineffective, and anything > 800 mg does not lead to a better result, on the contrary, the risk of side effects increases.
To gain muscle mass, equipoise is perfectly combined with trenbolone and testosterone (in this case, we reduce the course to 6 weeks to avoid suppressing the production of our own testosterone and be sure to take antiestrogens)
For relief and drying of muscles, boldenone is well combined with anavar and winstrol.
And of course, do not forget that not only strength training, associated with the use of anabolic steroids, participate in the enhanced process of muscle growth, but also elemental nutrition (for drying, for mass), which is also the most powerful anabolic factor in increasing muscle mass and strength.
Side effects of equipoise (boldenone)
Boldenone does not have a significant effect on the production of its own testosterone, due to resistance to the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, as well as the inability to convert into a powerful androgen – dihydrotestosterone, therefore, as such, side effects (prostate hypertrophy, acne, baldness, body hair growth and face, etc.) due to androgenic activity, equipoise is not observed, of course, with its proper use (applies only to men).
Also, we note that the low estrogenic activity of boldenone (2 times lower than that of testosterone!), allows athletes to use in their training without the use of any additional antiestrogens that protect the athlete from gynecomastia, edema and high blood pressure, at the same time, equipoise in the body of an athlete, it acts as an aromatase inhibitor, thereby inhibiting the conversion of testosterone into estrogen, therefore, we must control the level of estradiol (so that it does not slide to zero).
Due to the increase in the level of red blood cells, the rheological properties of the blood may worsen, that is, the hematocrit (the volume of red blood cells, reflecting the ratio of red blood cells to plasma) will increase, therefore it is important to control the hematocrit on the course of boldenone, if it deviates from the norm, you should consult a doctor as as a rule, trenal or pentoxifylline is prescribed, which will prevent the aggregation (gluing) of red blood cells, that is, it will prevent “coin columns” and their three-dimensional conglomerates from being created in whole blood, thereby improving blood rheology.
Of course, you should not forget about the lipid profile – the use of anabolic steroids increases the level of bad cholesterol (LDL), so be sure to use omega 3 fatty acid supplements on the “chemical” course, and take hormone tests.