This steroid is known for providing decent gains in mass and strength without much subcutaneous water retention. Epistane seems best suited for bulking cycles, but it can also be used for cutting cycles.
Epistane does not convert to estrogen and actually acts as somewhat of an anti-estrogen, so no estrogenic side effects should be experienced which is the main reason why Epistane can be used for cutting cycles. Epistane is best for bulking cycles because it is excellent at increasing glycogen stores in the muscle when sufficient carbohydrate is present in the users diet. Because of this effect some of the weight gained on cycle will be lost in the weeks to follow but there should not be as drastic of a weight fluctuation as seen with some other prohormones such as M-Drol.
Epistane is popular for bulking cycles and also recomposition cycles where that goal is to both build muscle and burn fat. Most users experience decent gains in both strength and lean mass with Epistane with some portion of the weight gained being lost in the weeks following the cycle. Epistane is generally lower on side effects than many other prohormones and the combination of this with the decent gains in mass and strength it provides make Epistane a popular choice both for first time prohormone users and those running more advanced cycles.
How does Epistane increase lean muscle mass?
Epistane also binds to androgen receptors in skeletal muscle cells and muscle stem cells. This leads to changes in muscle cell function and protein synthesis. In the case of muscle stem cells, which will actually change and fuse with your active adult skeletal muscles increasing the muscles potential for growth and repair. On the opposite side, the presence of androgens actually decreases the ability of stem cells to form new fat cells. So now have increased stem cell conversion to muscle cells and decrease the conversion of stem cells to fat cells, giving you more positive effects of nutrition and training.
It could be argued that aromatization is a non-issue, as an . could always be employed to counter estrogen conversion. This is true, but I believe there is a simpler way to go about it. In my opinion, the ideal pre-contest MPD cycle should consist of a low dose of testosterone propionate (150-200 mg/week), as at least some estrogen is needed to maintain a healthy looking skin tone. This should be combined with 2-3 other anabolics; preferably 1-2 oral anabolics and 1-2 injectables anabolics. Some good examples of orals include: Anavar, Epistane, and Turinabol. As for injectables, most people usually find the following drugs to be compatible: Primo, Boldenone, and Dihydroboldenone (1-testosterone).