Best Cutting Prohormones of All Time
If you're looked to get jacked and shredded, you need to diet hard, train hard, and recover properly. There is no avoiding that, no matter what's in your system. If you're going for a specific look and trying to maintain all of that bulk-season size, a little something in your system will help. Testosterone boosters are different than prohormone stacks due to testosterone boosters naturally stimulating your body's production of testosterone, whereas a prohormone is typically synthetically replacing it. Cutting prohormones differ from bulking prohormones primarily in whether or not they can convert to estrogen and therefore increase water weight. Just because a bulking prohormone is designed to put on muscle and size, doesn't mean a cutting prohormone can't do that as well. Sometimes putting on lean muscle tissue can decrease bodyfat. After all, it is body-building not body-shrinking, right?
The RIGHT Prohormone
Finding the right prohormone ultimately comes down to a little trial and error. You can study the science behind each compound till your eyes bleed, but each compound affects the user differently and it's important to understand that. With that being said, some compounds will make more sense than others. Some compounds can increase blood pressure and make your body more sensitive to pre workouts. Other compounds can be more mild and may not require a post cycle therapy. The goal with prohormone use is maximizing positive effects and minimizing side effects.
The Best Cutting Prohormones of All Time
The most recent major prohormone ban was 2014. In that ban, they banned many of the beloved compounds you would find on the forums. Many of these compounds went right to the steroid list and became very popular in the anabolic steroid community. The following list will revolve around cutting prohormones, but compounds that had a profound effect on leaning out and gaining muscle will reign the champions.
- Tren X / Super Tren (Pro-dienolone) was the prohormone users referred
to as super tren. The molecular code for this is 19-norandrosta-4,9-diene-3b,17b-dione or estra-4,9-diene-3b,17b-dione. This was a non-mehtylated compound that allowed users to take it for a longer period of time with less side effects on the organs. It was also very stackable due to this. Many people experienced quick strength gains followed by lean muscle gains.
- EpiStane - 2a,3a-epithio-17a-methyl-5a-androstan-17b-ol or 2a,3a-epithio-17a-methyl-etioallocholan-17b-ol. Epistane was a well loved prohormone. Regarded as relatively mild on the organs (still methylated), epistane gave users great strength gains even when dieting. Epistane also had anti-estrogenic effects so a hardening effect happened at 30mg and higher. Epistane was not the best bulker and often used for body re-composition cycles.
- 11-OXO, introduced by the legendary Patrick Arnold was used for re-composition cycles as it lowered cortisol and was easily stackable - like with a Super Tren. 11-OXO had a great hardening effect and was under utilized in the prohormone world.
- Epi-Androsterone. Epiandrosterone is on this list for it's value proposition
compared to the other prohormones currently out and previously out. It's non-methylated, has flexible dosing, and little cycle support is needed. Side effects are relatively uncommon with these prohormone supplements. Water retention is non-existent as well. Epi-Androsterone comes in topicals, pills, and pairs very well with other supplements and prohormones. Some even take it on hrt protocols. Epi-Androsterone promotes strength and is the first thing users notice when taking it. This strength increase helps with increasing volume and weight, even when cutting. The ability to take it for up to 12-16 weeks helps the user keep their newfound gains.
- 19-nor-dhea - is a prohormone that converts to nandrolone. This easily stackable prohormone is a modern day Super Tren. It puts on lean muscle tissue, while getting stronger and harder. It's the ideal prohormone for those wanting a more aggressive look to their physique. With relatively low side effects, this is picking up in popularity during the post ban era.
As you probably noticed, no prohormones are straight fat burning compounds. Fat burners are a separate category and fat loss in itself is largely dependent on diet and daily activity. Prohormone cycles can help gain muscle during this process for a more aggressive transformation.
Other bodybuilding supplements to help with a cut are in no specific order:
- 3,5 Diiodo-L-Thyronine / 3,3 Diiodo-L-Thyronine
- 7-Keto DHEA
- Yohimbine HCL