Despite having the reputation of being the strongest anabolic steroid in the world, women athletes and bodybuilders rarely consider using Trenbolone.
That’s because Trenbolone’s risk/reward ratio is skewed largely towards risk. It is not a very female friendly compound with an androgenic rating of 500.
Or so women have been made to believe by repeated threads on popular messaging boards, that talk about how they could turn into a man by the time they end a Tren Ace cycle.
No matter how desperate a woman is to push beyond her genetic limits, no one would want to grow a beard and sound like a man.
The question is, how many women who write those threads have actually run a Tren Ace cycle?
Are they just regurgitating what they have been reading for the past few years?
Having worked with women who have run multiple cycles of Tren Ace, we can safely say that a lot of the stigma that surrounds Trenbolone is exaggerated.
True, it’s a nasty compound that can wreak havoc with your system if you do not know how to deal with it.
But if you have prior experience with AAS, you can safely run a Trenbolone cycle with little risk and make some great gains that would be impossible with any other compound.
There are some very big caveats though. We’ll talk about this in a bit.
Here’s what you can expect from your first Trenbolone cycle.
Strength – Week 2 onwards
Along with the androgenic rating of 500, Trenbolone also has an anabolic rating of 500. That’s five times more anabolic than Testosterone.
Get ready for the ride of your life. Your strength will hit the roof. You will be adding more plates to your compound lifts than ever before.
Most women report adding at least 40-50 lbs. to their main lifts. Some even surpass their 1 RM by 50-70 lbs. That’s a lot of strength in just 8-weeks.
However, we would never recommend that you do a Trenbolone cycle purely to gain strength. There are much safer compounds that allow you to gain a lot of strength without as much risk. Maybe not as dramatic. But definitely safer.
Muscle mass – Week 2 onwards
The general consensus is that Trenbolone shines in a cut as there’s no better compound that allows you to preserve lean muscle. That’s true.
However, Trenbolone is also an excellent bulking compound.
It’s nutrient partitioning effect will allow you to make full use of every calorie and macro nutrient that you consume.
Your nitrogen retention will be at its peak. So will protein synthesis. If you can eat a tad above your maintenance, you can make some great gains on the cycle.
The best part is that it’s a dry compound unlike Testosterone or Deca. You will never look bloated and puffy after the cycle.
Think of it like you ran a high dose stack of Anavar and Test P.
If you have your diet and your lifts on point, then you can gain at least 10-15 lbs. of lean, dry muscle on a Trenbolone cycle.
Vascularity from Tren – Week 2 onwards
If we were to rate anabolic steroids on the basis of vascularity, we would rate EQ at the top followed by Winstrol, Masteron and Anavar.
Trenbolone blows all of these right out of the water.
If you have never experienced roadmap vascularity before, this is your ticket to it. The veins will just pop as the Tren drains out the water and dries your muscles.
You will start to notice muscle striations even in places where they were invisible.
I have seen some women cringe at an overly vascular physique. But if that’s something you yearn for, then you’ve just found one of the best compounds for it.
Pumps from Trenbolone – Week 1 onwards
You’ll be ready to join the ‘Official Sisterhood of the thick and swole’ after your Trenbolone cycle.
The pumps will be unlike anything that you’ve ever experienced. Think of it like walking around with your muscles flexed all day.
It typically lasts for a couple of weeks after your cycle. So if you want to get jacked for the holidays, now is the time.
Fat Loss from Trenbolone – Week 2 onwards
Trenbolone is one of the only anabolic steroids that burns fat while it builds muscle.
It’s a body recomposition drug and most fitness models who used a stack of Clen, T3 and Anavar are now considering running Tren in small doses to get the same effect.
You will definitely lean out at the waist. If you are at a low body fat percentage, you will get abs by the time you are done with this.
Trenbolone Side Effects
The biggest question that women face while deciding to run a compound like Tren is whether it is worth the risk.
What about the sides, particularly virilization?
Well, people react differently to androgens. So there’s every possibility that you may experience virilization even at the lowest possible dose which is 10mg every other day.
But if you do not experience virilization symptoms at that dose, you can bump it up to 10mg/day of Tren Ace. That’s 70mg/week.
Other than virilization, here are some of the other side effects that you may experience.
- Delayed periods/Spotting: If you run the cycle during your period, the flow may reduce. Also, you may experience spotting for a few weeks after the period.
- Sweating: One of the commonest side effects of Trenbolone is that it makes you sweat like a horse. You’d want to keep yourself hydrated with an eye on your electrolyte intake.
- Insomnia: Expect to find it incredibly difficult to fall asleep. Even if you do, you may wake up earlier than usual. Melatonin supplementation seems to help.
- Clit sensitivity: Your clitoris will get swollen and sensitive in an unpleasant way though. This lasts for a few weeks after your last pin. However, you might want to watch this closely. A temporary swelling should not concern you too much. But if you find that it’s growing in size, stop the cycle immediately.
- Mood changes: Men on Trenbolone report feeling increased aggression clubbed with a growing sense of paranoia and suspicion. Women don’t usually feel such changes. There can be a slight change to your mood with a general feeling of irritation. Things that you may have ignored earlier might trigger an unwarranted reaction.
Overall, Trenbolone isn’t as dangerous a compound to run for women in small doses for short cycles.
You can make some decent gains.
It’s all about balancing the risks vs. rewards. In this case, the rewards are definitely there for the taking.
Just learn to watch out for sides and how to manage them.