Danabol 50 (Dianabol) [Methandienone]
This steroid plays very special place in the sport in general and bodybuilding in particular. Even the word "legendary" would be not enough. A day when it appeared on the market in 1956 under dianabol brand name was a glorious day in the doping history in the sport.
Dianabol is an oral steroid, which possesses both - strong anabolic and androgenic characteristics and produces enormous effect on protein (i. e. muscle) synthesis in the body and notable increase of strength. Additional positive effect is improvement of general feeling of well-being. In few words: Dianabol is quick and reliable "mass-making steroid".
There are a couple of reasons why athlete choose dianabol (methandienone) - to boost gains on the beginning of cycle/season or to prevent loss of gains between cycles when test level is going down.
When starting using this drug, athlete can gain 2-4 pounds every week for the first six weeks of the cycle. However, this is not dry, lean mass, much of these gains appears due to the growing of existing muscle cells (this is called hyper-trophy of muscle fibers) and substantial water retention.