Deca is not known as a very "fast" builder. The muscle building effect of this drug is quite noticeable, but not dramatic. The slow onset and mild properties of this steroid therefore make it more suited for cycles with a longer duration. In general one can expect to gain muscle weight at about half the rate of that with an equal amount of testosterone. A cycle lasting eight to twelve weeks seems to make the most sense, expecting to elicit a slow, even gain of quality mass. Although active in the body for much longer, Deca is usually injected once or twice per week. The dosage for men is usually in the range of 300-600mg/week. If looking to be specific, it is believed that Deca will exhibit its optimal effect (best gain/side effect ratio) at around 2mg per pound of lean bodyweight/weekly. Deca is also a popular steroid among female bodybuilders. They take a much lower dosage on average than men of course, usually around 50mg weekly. Although only slightly androgenic, women are occasionally confronted with virilization symptoms when taking this compound. Should this become a concern, the shorter acting nandrolone Durabolin would be a safer option. This drug stays active for only a few days, greatly reducing the impact of androgenic buildup if withdrawal were indicated.
Another sport that is often considered to be a beacon of health and endurance is cycling which is also far more dangerous than simply juicing. And you’d think that the majority of people dying in this sport would be because of accidents, but the truth is that pro cycling fatalities normally happen because of heart attacks. A good example of this epidemic was in the mid-2000’s when 8 different professional cyclists under the age of 36 died in a 13 month span due to heart failure. And if you’re looking for reasons why this happened then consider that the paramount of cycling in the Tour de France sees a rider’s heart fluctuate from 60% – 100% of its capacity for five hours a day. The crazy thing is that, over the 23 days of the competition, the riders only rest for 2 days.