If you have used a compound like Dianabol in the past and experienced rapid gains, you may be in for a surprise when it comes to Deca Durabolin. Much of the rapid gains that other steroids provide are temporary and in the form of water weight; any muscle gains tend to fall off slowly as soon as you end your cycle. When you buy Deca Durabolin, you may only gain 10 pounds during a 12-week cycle, but those 10 pounds are solid, high quality muscle that is easy to maintain with the right diet and exercise routine. The average gain during a 12-week minimum cycle at a dose of 300mg per week is between eight and 12 pounds, so if you use a larger dose, you may gain up to 20 pounds.
For the purpose of performance and physique enhancement, Deca is usually used by beginners in the range of 300 – 500mg per week. Intermediate users normally do not have to venture above the 500mg mark within that beginner range, especially when Deca Durabolin is stacked with other compounds such as Testosterone and/or another oral compound as a kickstarter. 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.