A Testosterone Propionate cycle during a cutting phase is an excellent way to ensure muscle mass isn’t lost during a diet. You will also find it enhances fat loss efficiency and produces a stronger more defined look. As with the off-season Testosterone Propionate cycle, the total stack and doses may need to be adjusted in order to meet your needs; again, this is a sample guide. It is also important you consult with your doctor to ensure you’re healthy enough for use. Important Note – This type of Testosterone Propionate cycle will not produce less or more water retention compared to plans that might contain Testosterone Cypionate or Testosterone Enanthate in the Propionate versions place. It’s often assumed by many steroid users that Testosterone Propionate will yield less water retention than the aforementioned versions but that’s a myth. Testosterone is testosterone and does not become active in the body until the ester has been removed. The reason many believe it leads to less water retention is a very simple one; most given extra attention to their diet and estrogen control during a cutting phase, and this will always lead to less water retention in a Testosterone Propionate cycle or any cycle.
In androgen-responsive target tissues such as the skin, scalp, and prostate, the high relative androgenicity of testosterone is dependant on its reduction to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The 5-alpha reductase enzyme is responsible for this metabolism of testosterone. The concurrent use of a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor such as finasteride or dutasteride will interfere with site-specific potentiation of testosterone action, lowering the tendency of testosterone drugs to produce androgenic side effects. It is important to remember that both anabolic and androgenic effects are mediated via the cytosolic androgen receptor. Complete separation of testosterone’s anabolic and androgenic properties is not possible, even with total 5-alpha reductase inhibition.