Most people understand what a beginner is; someone who is new to an endeavor and is taking part in it for the first time or while they may have already taken part are still somewhat fresh. For the anabolic steroid user this is someone who has never supplemented before or who only has a couple cycles under their belt; this is a beginner. Then we have the advanced; advanced steroid cycles are for those who have cycled for a long time, have numerous cycles under their belt and who either by desire or necessity have cause to really push the envelope into what is commonly referred to as “the hardcore level.” What then about an intermediate? The intermediate level is a little harder to define as there is no set in stone one size fits all answer to determine if one is at the intermediate level. We can say you should have at least one cycle that has been completed and most would be best served if they’ve completed at least two. If you’ve completed two cycles does this mean you’re ready for an intermediate level? Absolutely not; it means you can be but it doesn’t mean you have to be. Many performance enhancers will be just fine with beginner style cycles each and every time they supplement but for many others, as is often the case in life, many will want a little more.
Arimidex will reduce Estrogen levels by a great deal in individuals, and Arimidex users must be cautious to ensure that these Estrogen levels do not plummet too low to be considered healthy. As Estrogen levels reduce , the physique may take on more of a harder ‘grainier’ and ‘ripped’ look due to the loss of water retention provided by Estrogen. This results in very little to no subcutaneous fluid, which will present the underlying musculature more prominently. The one exception to the issue of complete Estrogen elimination is in competitive bodybuilders that require almost total elimination of water retention on the competition day. In such a situation, an aromatase inhibitor such as Arimidex might be utilized by a competitive athlete at higher doses only days leading up to a competition for the physique altering reasons previously stated. Near-total reduction of Estrogen should not be maintained for more than a 48 hour period for health reasons.