A Testosterone Propionate cycle during a cutting phase is an excellent way to ensure muscle mass isn’t lost during a diet. You will also find it enhances fat loss efficiency and produces a stronger more defined look. As with the off-season Testosterone Propionate cycle, the total stack and doses may need to be adjusted in order to meet your needs; again, this is a sample guide. It is also important you consult with your doctor to ensure you’re healthy enough for use. Important Note – This type of Testosterone Propionate cycle will not produce less or more water retention compared to plans that might contain Testosterone Cypionate or Testosterone Enanthate in the Propionate versions place. It’s often assumed by many steroid users that Testosterone Propionate will yield less water retention than the aforementioned versions but that’s a myth. Testosterone is testosterone and does not become active in the body until the ester has been removed. The reason many believe it leads to less water retention is a very simple one; most given extra attention to their diet and estrogen control during a cutting phase, and this will always lead to less water retention in a Testosterone Propionate cycle or any cycle.
The side effects of Androderm can include high blood pressure due to high levels of water retention. However, water retention is highly unlikely due to the low level dosing plans that will be prescribed and easily combatable with anti-estrogen medications if needed. The use of exogenous testosterone can also have a negative impact on cholesterol, particularly in the suppression or reduction of HDL cholesterol. However, therapeutic doses of testosterone to even moderate performance doses do not appear to have a strong, negative statistical impact on cholesterol when testosterone is used alone. When the use of an AI is conjoined with testosterone, this does appear to create a notable impact on HDL reductions. A negative impact cannot occur with the use of a SERM; in fact, SERM’s will actually improve cholesterol levels due to their estrogenic activity in the liver.
While cholesterol issues are possible, they are also easy to avoid. AI’s should not be used unless necessary, but even if necessary healthy cholesterol levels can be maintained with a healthy lifestyle. Limiting saturated fats and simple sugars is a good place to start along with plenty of omega fatty acids. Daily fish oil supplementation is recommended as is daily cardiovascular activity.