Today there is a large amount of discrediting information about Max-One (Methandienone oral or Dianabol). The authors exaggerate the toxic properties and underestimate anabolic activity. Nevertheless, practice shows that a cycle of methandrostenolone lasting about 6 weeks at a dose of 30 mg per day can increase muscle mass by 8-10 kg, followed by a loss of 2-5 kg ​​(the so-called rebound phenomenon). The rollback phenomenon can be minimized if the cycle is drawn up correctly.

Effects of Methandienone

  1. The main effect of Methandienone is manifested in the rapid increase in muscle mass, due to the activation of protein synthesis, glycogenolysis. Methandienone is not destroyed in the liver and does not bind to the sex hormone binding globulin, therefore it is much more powerful than an equivalent amount of testosterone.
  2. Along the way power indices increase
  3. Increases appetite.
  4. Slightly burned fat
  5. Strengthens bone system
  6. Methandrostenolone has a relatively weak androgenic effect (50% compared with testosterone), however, it takes place in vivo.
  7. In studies, it was shown that side effects begin to appear in most cases when the dose of Danabol is exceeded more than 30 mg per day.

Side Effects of Methandienone


Gynecomastia occurs as a result of the conversion of a part of Methandienone to estrogens – methyl estradiol. To prevent the development of this side effect, anti-estrogens are used – Nolvadex or Clomid. These drugs are almost 100% effective in preventing gynecomastia.

Liver toxicity

In view of the fact that Methandienone has a methyl group in the 17th position, this drug has a moderate toxic effect on the liver. The methyl group prevents the destruction of Danabol in the liver, and makes it possible to use the drug orally (orally). It also reduces the binding of Danabol with sex hormone binding globulin.

Fluid retention

Another fairly common side effect of Methandienone, which is associated with estrogen. At the same time, fluid retention occurs mainly in the muscles, which creates the impression of a greater amount of muscle. After completing the cycle of methandrostenolone, excess fluid is discharged and the weight is reduced by 10-50% of the dialed. This is not observed when using anti-estrogens.

Methandienone cycle

This cycle of Methandienone is suitable for men over 21 years old to increase muscle mass, in the absence of contraindications (high blood pressure, heart disease, prostatic hypertrophy, liver disease, and some others).

  1. It is recommended not to exceed a daily dose of more than 30 mg
  2. Methandienone starts at 10 mg.
  3. After 2-3 days, the dose is increased to 20 mg per day, divided into two doses.
  4. On the same day, Nolvadex or Clomid reception begins. Nolvadex is taken in a dose of 10 mg per day at any time.
  5. After another 2-3 days, you can raise the dose to 30 mg, divided into 3 doses
  6. Over the last week, gradually reduce the dose of Methandienone to zero.
  7. Reception of Nolvadex continues for another 2 weeks, followed by cancellation.
  8. It is necessary to monitor blood pressure. In case of an increase, it is necessary to reduce the dose, or start taking antihypertensive drugs.
  9. On the last week of taking Danabol, it is possible to include a testosterone booster for 3-4 weeks in the cycle, in order to more quickly restore testosterone secretion in the body and prevent the rollback phenomenon.
  10. Do not forget that taking anabolic steroids should be coordinated with your doctor, since contraindications are possible.
  11. To obtain the maximum effect and reduce muscle loss after the cycle, it is recommended to use sports nutrition to gain muscle mass and follow a diet to gain muscle mass.

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