Nandrolone Phenylpropionate is a short form of “deca” – commonly known as a “short deca”. It is a short-ester Nandrolone, which, like other Nandrolones, is characterized by a high anabolic index with a low androgenic index.
It is, next to Deca-Durabolin, one of the safest and most popular injectables used in bodybuilding to increase good-quality muscle mass and strength.
Its mechanism of action is similar to that of Nandrolone Decanoat, but in practice it gives a more “dry” muscle. As it is a short ester – it aromatizes to a lesser extent – therefore water retention is lower than in the case of Nandrolone Decanoat.
It can be seen only at higher doses, although it is not as strong as in the case of using, for example, Testosterone, because Nandrolone Decanoat aromatizes to a less active norestrogen in a small percentage.
Similarly, converting to DHT – in the case of Nandrolone, it converts to NORDHT, which is not as strong as its testosterone counterpart, so the side effects from DHT are smaller.
Another advantage of “short deca” over “deca” is the fact that the cycle can last 6 weeks – and you can get good gains during this time – especially when combined with other measures. Competitors most often combine it with Testosterone propionate, Metanabol and Winstrol.
Although side effects from the optimal dose are rare, some side effects may occur. The most common problem is primarily high blood pressure, blood clotting problems and nosebleeds – as Nandrolone causes an increase in blood clotting time.
Some may also experience headaches and a decrease in libido – that’s why people susceptible to “deca-dick” should add Testosterone to the cycle. Do not combine PhenylPropionat with Parabolan as this combination may cause progesterone gynecomastia (progesterone effect).
The most common doses are 50-150mg by intramuscular injection every 1-3 days. The amount of doses and the frequency of injections obviously depend on the player’s advancement – otherwise it will be used by a competitor with several years of training and doping experience and a weight of over 100 kg, and differently by a person weighing 80 kg in the second or third cycle. The period of use is 4-8 weeks – most often it is 6 weeks.
Clomid, Nolvadex and HCG are usually used in post-cyclical therapy. The resources for PCT are also selected in terms of other measures used in the cycle.