Common Mistakes To Avoid In Post-Cycle Therapy: Tips For A Successful Recovery

Post-Cycle Therapy

Post-Cycle Therapy, or PCT for short, is essential for getting hormonal balance right after a stint on PEDs, including steroids.

When done right, PCT will boost testosterone production, while lowering estrogen production.

The problem? Very few people get it right. That’s why we’re here. Our goal is to share with you a few ‘beginner mistakes’ in the hope that you can avoid them.

Mistake One: Using the Wrong PCT Method

There are plenty of different PCT techniques out there. You’ll need to use some sort of prescribed drug, or a supplement.

You won’t be able to restart your testosterone production from diet and exercise alone. Well, you may be able to.

It will just take a ton of time for that to happen. This leads us to mistake one – using the wrong PCT method.

If you’ve been on PEDs for a while, then it is essential that you talk to a doctor. While restarting testosterone production and inhibiting estrogen production the ‘natural’ way (i.e., through supplements) could probably work.

Mistake Two: Taking Too Long to Start PCT

It is important that post cycle therapy (PCT) is started as soon as possible after the last injection or pill has been taken. Ideally, a PCT should start within 24-48 hours.

If you leave things too long, then it will either be far too difficult to recover from the PEDs, or you are going to cause long-term damage to your body.

If you start right away, then your PCT is going to go far smoother, and you’ll get the hormonal balance in check sooner as opposed to later.

Mistake Three: Not Resting

Not Resting

The hormonal imbalance in your body, which the PCT is trying to correct, is going to make you exceedingly tired.

It is important that you take the time to rest when you are doing the PCT, or your process is going to go a little bit slower. You’ll also feel the symptoms a lot more.

Remember – the whole reason why you are doing the PCT is because you need to give your body time to recover.

Mistake Four: Not Continuing to Exercise

Yes. We know that this is a bit contradictory to the previous point, but you are still going to need to do your workouts.

You may not be doing them as hard as you were when you were on the PEDs, but you still need to do something. If you don’t, then the whole PED thing would have been for nothing.

If you do not work out, then you are going to lose all your gains. It won’t be a slow loss, either. That muscle is going to disappear quickly. So, still try to hit the gym a few times per week.

Push yourself a little bit but, of course, don’t forget to take a lot of breaks while you are going through the process.

But if you have been taking steroids for several months, or years, then the process could be slow, and you may end up causing permanent damage to your body.

At the very least, you should run things past a doctor so they can give you the all clear.

If you have mastered the PCT (i.e., you know the on-off approach to the PCT), then you are fine going down the natural route if that has helped you before.

Of course, make sure that you purchase the best quality product that you can afford. This will ensure that the process is as smooth as possible.

Mistake Five: Not Eating a Good Diet

Not Eating a Good Diet

We trust that you are going to be following a decent diet already, but it is going to be all the more important when you are going through a PCT.

You have to remember that a good diet is going to help with the hormonal balance.

Getting a lot of healthy fats into your body will work wonders when it comes to kickstarting testosterone production again. It is also going to keep you nice and energized, along with the carbs.

Once again, we want to bring you back to the fact that you need to put some effort into keeping your gains when you are going through a PCT.

This means that you need to get some protein into your diet to give your body something to work with alongside the workout.

Finally – having a decent diet will help to lessen the negative effects of coming off the steroids. Honestly, you don’t need to put too much thought into this part here.

As long as you are eating a balanced diet and not going overboard on the calories, then you should be fine.

Mistake Six: Quitting Early

A PCT isn’t going to be a short thing. Many people are of the belief that the PCT lasts a few days. It doesn’t.

While the amount of time you need to spend doing your PCT will vary depending on what type of PEDs you’ve taken and for how long you’ve taken them, you should still expect it to last 2-4 weeks.

In fact, we recommend that you do the PCT for at least four weeks, to be on the safe side. If you stop your PCT too quickly, then you run the risk of causing irreversible damage.

Mistake Seven: Not Using a Testosterone Booster

OK. This may not be a mistake for everybody. However, some people (particularly those who have been using PEDs for a while) see some benefit in using a testosterone booster supplement.

It just helps to get everything back on track quicker. It is not 100% necessary, but you’ll find that many of the more experienced people that go through a PCT will be using a testosterone booster to get themselves back to where they need to be.

Final Thoughts

Getting through a PCT is exceedingly hard, even if you do everything right. This is why it is so important that you follow the tips on this page.

While that PCT is still tricky to get through, you won’t be making your life unnecessarily harder.

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