What Is Trenbolone Enanthate
To keep it simple, it’s a long-acting Trenbolone. It’s literally a Trenbolone molecule with an androgenic ester that doesn’t change the compound’s characteristics. Esterification just makes the absorption of the substance a little more challenging to your body and slows down the release after the administration.
Enanthate ester gives you a rapid release of the substance in the first couple of days and adds a period of steady and limited release in the next 4-5 days.
Enanthate ester form gives Trenbolone a half-life of about 7-8 days. You will need less frequent injections than you would with Trenbolone Acetate (aka Finaject), which has a half-life of just about two days. It’s not the only unique feature of Trenabol, though.
Trenbolone Enanthate History
It’s a story about the compound that should’ve never been released.
In the 1960s, the laboratories that worked with steroids were obsessed with esters. The ability to control the release time was a fascinating new thing, so they experimented with all kinds of gear. Trenbolone was not an exception.
First, Trenbolone Enanthate was synthesized by a french laboratory Roussel-UCLAF in 1967. At the moment, they had no intentions to release it to the public and decided just to put it in the back burner. Roussel-UCLAF went bankrupt in 1997, so the result of their experiments was never supposed to see the light of day.
However, in 2004, about 37 years after the creation, a famous underground laboratory, British Dragon, released Trenbolone Enanthate to the market under the brand name Trenabol. We’ll never know whether they’ve got a call from ex-UCLAF’s guys or synthesized their own version, but it’s still available, and most importantly – it works.
Trenbolone Enanthate Benefits
In general, Trenabol has all the benefits of a hardcore gear you could dream about:
- It’s a powerful body recomposition gear, beloved by competing athletes as a pro-level before-stage compound;
- It can give you insane gains in terms of pure muscle mass in a relatively short cycle of about 8-10 weeks due to increased protein synthesis, reduced catabolic effect, and liberation of free Testosterone (by blocking SHBG);
- It’s a DRY gear, which means that all your gains will be of the highest possible quality, with no water retention, edema, and all the puffiness that comes along;
- Instead of a bloated look, you will most probably get a boost in vascularity (your veins will get more 3D) and an increase in muscle hardness;
- Pumps in the gym – due to elevated RBC – will also drive you crazy. Nothing feels more satisfying than exploding muscles after the last extra rep that you barely thought you could accomplish;
- In addition to visual gains, your strength will shoot through the roof;
- Get ready for more intense workouts because Trenabol increases your red blood cell count (in healthy frames, of course) and gives you extra endurance;
In addition to all the physical changes, Trenabol will alter your psychological mindset:
- Increased aggression before the workout will make you so angry at the bar that you will push the shit out of it, simply because motherfucker deserves it. I’d call it a pre-train on steroids, but it IS a steroid, so I just hope you get the idea;
- Some athletes (those that are not prone to depressions and paranoia) report unusual calmness on Trenbolone. Don’t get this one wrong – it’s not a yoga-like calmness. You won’t feel the Chi energy circulating in your chakras and shit. Instead, you will be just way more confident about all the stuff you do. No extra worries, no anxiety about the upcoming events, and so on. At least that’s the effect that multiple anecdotal reports mention on mild doses.
Oh, and don’t forget about the libido gains:
- Your whole existence on cycle can be dedicated to having sex – especially if you’re naturally a horny guy. Don’t lose control of this one – EXTREME libido boost is often reported as a harsh side effect. Don’t ruin your family or relationships because an injectable accidentally turned you into an unstoppable Fucker-3000 robot from the future;
- Your dick has a chance to get a little bigger. That’s a questionable thing with zero proofs on the Web (for obvious reasons), but many athletes report the effect. No medical explanation, no reasons to trust anonymous anecdotal reports, and a ton of versions to bust it. It can be just your fat level decrease that tends to «show» a little extra dick, or you just get more powerful erections. Anyway, if you get this one – enjoy the effect while it lasts. Without a ton of supportives, soon enough, you’re going to miss that feeling.
How To Take Tren Enanthate
Thanks to the guys from British Dragon, it’s a regular injectable steroid. You don’t need to mess around with the cattle pellets like you would need to with Trenbolone Acetate.
The compound suggests intramuscular injection. As simple as it gets:
- Open the vial;
- Fill the syringe with the substance;
- Disinfect the injection site;
- Stick the needle in it;
- Slowly push the lever;
- Remove the needle.
- Throw it all away (or, if you care about nature and stuff, you can take it to the nearest hospital – they usually take used syringes to recycle them properly).
It’s an easy process that doesn’t deserve all the «inconvenience» buzz around it.
The most comfortable and painless injection site is your right buttock. The upper right corner of it, to be precise. However, any muscle that you can easily reach will do. Just don’t wiggle the needle around when it’s under your skin.
In the injection moment and a few seconds after it, you can start to cough.
So-called “Tren Cough” starts because your body is shocked by the number of androgens that enter your bloodstream. It’s not dangerous and it can’t turn chronic, so there’s no need to worry.
Trenbolone Enanthate Dosage
With a long ester, you CAN inject it just once a week. However, in that case, the spikes in side effects and non-stoppable cough in the first few moments after administration are guaranteed.
The weekly dose of Trenabol is around 300-800mg. It’s enough to give you the benefits, but not enough to crush you with side effects.
To make your life easier, you can break your weekly dose into two parts and take it twice a week: say, on Monday and Thursday.
I know that more frequent injections bear several risks. However, the benefits of this method are still more important:
- You will maintain a constant level of Trenbolone in your blood because Enanthate ester releases most of the active substance in the first few days and slows down significantly later;
- You will not get spikes in side effects – it’s especially crucial with the mental ones;
- 2 administrations a week are still better than 7 injections in 7 days, as you would have to do with Trenbolone Acetate.
It’s a compromise between injection frequency and effects, but not a strict recommendation. I’m not your supervisor, and you can do whatever you want. The half-life of Trenbolone Enanthate allows you to stick with just weekly injections and still get all the effects anyway.
Trenbolone Enanthate Stacks
No strict rules on this one. You can easily find a whole bunch of various stacks on the Web, and there’s a pretty good chance that they all will be useful.
I wouldn’t expect synergy between Trenabol and other gear since it has a powerful affinity to androgenic receptors. Those receptors (picture them like little gates or cabins) are limited in your cells, so other compounds will have to either fight for attachment or wait for their turn in the line.
Luckily the effect doesn’t really look like a fight – more as a busy line in front of a Gay club in San-Francisco on Saturday night. You will not lose a single minute of your cycle on Trenabol because it will immediately fill all available receptors. It won’t sit there forever, though, so other gear has all the chances to attach as well.
This effect makes Trenbolone a perfect stacking compound. To use all the benefits of the long Enanthate ester, I’d recommend sticking with long-acting gear as well. For example, a classic Trenbolone Enanthate and Testosterone Enanthate one:
|Week||Trenbolone Enanthate||Testosterone Enanthate||Nolvadex PCT|
|1-8||100-350mg 2x a week (or 200-700mg EW)||300-500mg EW||–|
Pay attention to the PCT phase. You should know that many athletes don’t even bother to wait and start PCT in just a few days after the last injection. This way, as they claim, Nolvadex or Clomid will gain enough power by the moment all your excessive steroids will leave your body.
I believe that PCT should be started on a clean body. However, you can try both options and stick with the more comfortable one.
For more information, here you can read our complete guide on PCT and PCT compounds, like Nolvadex or Clomid.
If you worry about feeling like shit after cycle with all the suppressed Testosterone (which you probably WILL feel, regardless of the PCT – remember that there is no free lunch in the gear world), I’d recommend giving HCG a try. It’s a hardcore life-saver for your balls and natural T levels.
Back to business with the stacks – I’ll give you a complicated one with all the supportives included, just to show how many of them you may need. Here is a stack of Trenabol, Testosterone Enanthate, and Masteron.
|Testosterone Enanthate||Trenbolone Enanthate||Masteron (Drostanlone Propionate)||AI (Aromasin)||HCG||Nolvadex PCT||Cabergoline|
|Weeks 1-2||300-500mg EW||100-350mg 2x a week (or 200-700mg EW)||–||–||–||–||1mg|
|Weeks 3-6||300-500mg EW||100-350mg 2x a week (or 200-700mg EW)||200-400mg EW||12,5mg 2x a week||–||–||1mg|
|Weeks 7-12||300-500mg EW||100-350mg 2x a week (or 200-700mg EW)||200-400mg EW||12,5mg 2x a week||250iu EW||–||1mg|
|Weeks 14-16||–||–||–||–||–||20-40mg ED||–|
Just look at this enormous protocol. Here is how messed up it can get if you want the full insurance with your gear. The bad news here is that even an insane amount of supportives will (most likely) not save you entirely from all the side effects. You’ll have to counter them one by one.
Trenbolone Enanthate Side Effects
Trenabol has all the perks of the monster compound in terms of side effects:
- It’s highly androgenic, meaning that you have all the chances to get acne, mood swings, back hair growth, and so on.
- It’s non-aromatizable, but it has a high progestional activity. It means that you won’t get moobs from elevated Estrogen, but you still can get them from Progesterone;
- It’s suppressive to the point that you can hardly escape the shutdown. Your natural Testosterone will need a few months to get back to at least semi-normal levels (you can make this process faster with supportives, HCG, and proper post-cycle therapy);
- It directly affects your erections both ON cycle and AFTER it. While the on-cycle effects boost your sex life and give you the second breath in bed, after the cycle, you will get the Tren Dick – also known as the absolutely depressing inability to get an erection when you need it.
- Sleeping at night can become a problem. Many athletes report Trensomnia during the cycle. Luckily, to most of them, it’s not a severe thing that practically manifests as just a little lighter sleep and less well-rested feeling in the morning.
Mental Side Effects
Trenbolone has a direct effect on your nervous system, and it’s a cruel thing. If you are prone to anxiety and have a generally negative thought process – welcome to hell. On high doses, athletes report literal panic attacks in public and severe paranoia. On the other side, if you are a short-tempered guy, you can become violent and aggressive on the cycle.
Basically, your whole personality gets a major boost in one or another direction. A good outcome is achievable, but only if you run the cycle with a positive mindset.
My personal approach here is simple: the more fucks you give about your mindset, the worse it will get.
In case you feel that you can’t bear it – don’t hesitate to drop the cycle. Trenbolone’s mental side effects can’t turn chronic, but your comfort is more important than your gains in just one cycle. For some athletes, the mental sides are truly horrible. No need to torture yourself. Just switch to other, less potent compounds, and let the effect go away. It will vanish in a few days.
Sounds good, but It’s vital to understand that it’s NOT YOUR NATURAL CONFIDENCE. It will vanish by the time the last microgram of Trenbolone will leave your body. Some anecdotal reports mention the feeling of a “Golden God” or Superman on Trenbolone.
There are stories about guys who left their almost finished university programs to follow a career in nuclear physics only to find out that they don’t understand shit in nuclear physics and were just overly-confident on Tren in the moment of decision. Needles to say, there was no way back for them.
DO NOT start big projects or make life-changing decisions on cycle – you will have to face the consequences of your actions when it ends.
You know that cliche scenes in cartoons when actors get a devil and an angel on their shoulders? Well, Trenbolone gives you a full choir of demons instead of just one. Especially if you’re naturally a short-tempered guy.
Some dude in the bar may just accidentally step on your shoe, and the choir of Trenbolone demons will start to yell «RIP HIS FUCKING GUTS OUT!», even though you know that it was not intentional and he already apologized.
Double-check all your actions while on Trenbolone, and don’t let the substance put you in jail. They mostly have shitty gym equipment in there.
Personal Opinion on Trenbolone Enanthate
Trenbolone in any ester is a single-player game of Russian Roulette with a Desert Eagle. You’ve got to have an armored skull to win at Round 1, and imagine the power you’ll need to survive Round 2.
With a longer ester, you have even fewer chances. In case something goes wrong, you can’t get rid of the effects quickly enough. It will stay in your body for about a week, with all the consequences.
However, the risk of getting an infection during the improper injection has always scared me way more than the possible side effects of the gear itself. It’s not THAT hard, but there’s always room for mistakes. Just one poorly disinfected needle can fuck you up and send you to the hospital.
Less frequent injections make Trenbolone Enanthate the most popular ester among experienced bodybuilders, and I can understand why. Trenbolone itself is a powerful, dangerous compound – no need to add more risks in the process.