Testosterone enanthate (slang name: enka) is an anabolic steroid , which is presented as a long ether. It is very popular in bodybuilding, weightlifting and powerlifting, as it allows athletes to quickly gain muscle mass, significantly increases strength and endurance.
The practice of using testosterone enanthate began in the middle of the last century, according to this information and “life advice” regarding the use of this drug is quite a lot.
Initially testosterone enanthate was used in medical purposes (for the treatment of a lack of testosterone). Due to the fact that the Enka had a strong anabolic effect, she was interested in athletes of power sports, and so in the course of time gained immense popularity in gyms.
Among the iron lovers Enka is so popular that many athletes to explain the performance characteristics of a particular steroid compare it with enanthate.
Testosterone Enanthate Description
Athletes who practiced enanthate, say that this drug allows you to quickly gain a solid amount of muscle mass, significantly increase your endurance and increase strength. Also note the influx of energy, vivacity, increased tone, faster recovery after training. Testosterone enanthate positively affects hemopoiesis, raises the level of red blood cells in the blood and the amount of oxygen that enters the body.
It is worth mentioning that Enka significantly delays water in the body. This is one of the reasons for the rapid mass gain. Often water retention is considered by athletes as an unwanted side effect, but it also has a positive effect: water lubricates your joints, protects them from heavy loads during training, relieves pain in them, protects intervertebral discs from wear and damage.
How to take testosterone enanthate
Testosterone enanthate is a long-acting steroid. After the injection, it is gradually absorbed, maintaining a high level of anabolic hormones in the blood. Their maximum concentration falls on the first 2-3 days, after which it gradually decreases within 15 days. Has a strong enough anabolic effect, often serves as the basis of combined courses for mass. This drug is used by both professional and experienced athletes, as well as beginners.
Dosage for experienced athletes who previously used anabolic steroids may be 500-1000 mg per week, while the dosage for beginners is 250-500 mg per week.
Injections are performed 1-2 times a week, it is desirable to put them in the “fifth point”. The injection should be deep, the needle is 4-5 cm. The enanthate oil is thick enough, so do not experiment and place it in the deltas, as this is fraught with various inflammations at the injection sites. After the injection is recommended, lie down for 3-5 minutes, while in a circular motion massage the injection site, as if rubbing “oil” in the muscle tissue.
The first days after injections, there may be a feeling that there is a foreign body in the “5th point” (in fact, it is), which can cause some discomfort. In order to accelerate the healing of tissue at the injection sites and prevent inflammation, athletes make iodine nets, and also use a variety of other traditional methods that promote healing at the injection sites. Do not forget about the sterility of the injection.
Testosterone enanthate is often released in a 10 ml vial. To the note: imagine that the rate is 1 cubic a week. When collecting a syringe according to a measuring scale of 1 ml, remember that a little oil remains in the nozzle of the syringe and the needle. Therefore, when the time comes last (in our case, the 10th) injection, the oil is left not 1 ml, but less (often 0.5-0.6 ml), in some cases, in general, 9 injections are obtained. There is nothing terrible in this, so do not be surprised and blame the manufacturer for not “replenishing the drug”. This happens in almost all courses where drugs are used that are not produced in separate ampoules (for example, as testosterone propionate), but in vials.
PCT after testosterone enanthate
Usually the course of enanthate lasts 6-8 weeks. Due to the fact that testosterone enanthate is strongly aromatized , Proviron or aromatase inhibitors (eg Anastrozole) should be taken during the course (from 2 weeks up to the end of the course ). If the course exceeds 8 weeks and dosage is more than 250 mg per week, then gonadotropin should be administered (from 3 weeks to 2 weeks after the end of the course).
Testosterone enanthate course
As you already know, enanthate is a “basic” steroid and is combined with almost all the AS. This table shows examples of common courses.
More precise dosages of drugs are selected individually based on the characteristics of the organism and the ultimate goal. At the end of the course, it is necessary to conduct a PCT . Also enanthate can be combined with Winstrol (stanozolol), primabolan, anadrol, trenbolone, etc.
During the course, you must adhere to the regime, eat right and competently train. It is desirable to include in your diet sports nutrition ( protein , geyner , vitamin-mineral complex , amino acids , BCAA , glutamine , creatine , etc.).
Testosterone enanthate side effects
Since the enka is highly amenable to aromatization, athletes can have a variety of side effects (acne, gynecomastia , hair loss, etc.).
To date, there are drugs (aromatase inhibitors, antiestrogens, gonadotropin), which allow to minimize side effects and make the course as effective as possible.