Deca Durabolin is an extremely popular anabolic steroid comprised of the steroidal hormone Nandrolone and is attached to the large Decanoate ester.
It is one of the most commonly used anabolic steroids among performance enhancing athletes. It is well known for being a tremendously beneficial off-season mass steroid, but it’s also a favorite in many athletic circles for its therapeutic benefits.
Nandrolone decanoate causes a disintegration of the muscles, increasing at the same time the amount of testosterone hormone. In this way, it is possible to increase muscle strength and increase body muscle volume. These are the results that have made nandrolone known and popular in the field of bodybuilding.
Beginner Deca dosages land in the range of 300-500mg weekly.
Intermediate users should not have to veer over the beginner range, and it is actually very rare to see even intermediate users venturing higher than the 500mg mark with Nandrolone, especially considering the majority of the time it is stacked with other compounds such as Testosterone and/or Dianabol.
Advanced users should likewise have no major requirement to veer outside this dose range, but should an advanced user require a higher dose to elicit gains, a range of approximately 600 – 800mg or greater should suffice, especially if Nandrolone is the primary anabolic compound of a cycle and Testosterone is simply run as a supportive compound at TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) doses.
Nandrolone Phenylpropionate and Nandrolone decanoate provide the same benefits of impressive gains in muscle size and strength while recovering more efficiently post-workout.
Nandrolone Phenylpropionate is a short-chain ester while Deca is a long-chain ester. The shorter the ester, the more potent it is, and the faster you’ll see results. On average, users of NPP will see size gains within a couple of months, while those taking Deca will have to wait for an extra month or so.
Since deca durabolin is such a long ester, and it takes a much longer time to kick in, it would be a better choice to stick with deca on bulking cycles ranging from 12 to 16 weeks.
Nandrolone Phenylpropionate is should be injected every other day, making it a wiser choice for shorter cutting cycles, where shorter esters are often recommended. The reason NPP is preferred in cutting cycles is because it starts acting faster than deca and will clear out of the system much faster. Furthermore, NPP is optimal for cutting cycles because usually it gives less water retention and bloating than deca does.