Oxymetholone has been hailed as the most powerful oral steroid used in bodybuilding. It works, among other things, by increasing the production of red blood cells, which increases the transport of oxygen to the muscle, and this results in a sensational pump after just a few series during training.
This effect can be so extreme that users sometimes complain of muscle soreness. It also increases the iron content in the blood, which results in greater muscle endurance as well as extraordinary strength. Additionally, Oxymetholone stimulates the production of a powerful insulin-like polypeptide hormone IGF-1.
Oxymetholone is used to build mass in the first weeks of the cycle and, like no other measure, it affects the enormous water retention in the body, so even after a few days of use, the outline of the muscles may begin to fade. Significant fat build-up is also an issue. Your muscles become inflated and tense when using Oxymetholone.
However, if one is after a gigantic increase in body weight and strength it is certainly a means to these ends. The advantage of this action of Oxymetholone is the ability to overcome more and more heavy weights during training.
Thanks to its properties, this agent perfectly protects against overtraining. The pace of renewing strength between sets, exercises and workouts is amazing.
As it is a derivative of DHT, hair loss and acne can be noted. Oxymetholone also presumably activates estrogen receptors, which causes the side effects characteristic of estrogen.
This explains the fact that aromatization inhibitors do not work. Therefore, to avoid such a situation, Nolvadex is used as a substance that blocks estrogen receptors.
Other side effects during the use of Oxymatholon are severe headaches, nosebleeds, general malaise, nausea, vomiting, hot flushes, diarrhea, gynecomastia.
The abuse of Oxymetholone also carries the risk of prostate and liver cancer, dysfunction of the liver and kidneys, and problems with the cardiovascular system, because the ratio of HDL to LDL in the blood serum is disturbed, which is associated with a greater tendency to develop atherosclerosis.
This measure is not suitable for novice players. Intermediate bodybuilders practice dosages in the range of 50-150mg per day. World-class competitors use doses of 200-300 mg and above. Taking Oxymetholone should start with a dose of 50 mg per day and, depending on the advancement and goals, should be increased accordingly.
The tablets should be taken during or after meals, and the daily dose should be divided into 2-3 smaller ones. The period of use should be between 4-6 weeks. Due to the hepatotoxic effect of the agent, it should not be used for more than 6 weeks.
Hardly anyone uses Oxymetholone as one agent in the cycle, most often it is combined with Nandrolone and Testosterone.
In order to restore own testosterone production, Clomid and HCG are most often used after approx. 16-18 hours after taking the last dose. In practice, PCT is selected depending on the measures used later in the cycle.