Halotestin (fluoxymesterone substance) is precursor of methyltestosterone, which is more androgenic by nature than plain testosterone. Anabolic properties of halotestin are not very strong thus it`s mostly used for increasing strength rather than muscle gains. This is especially interesting for powerlifters, who need to increase strength without increasing own mass and moving to higher weight class.
In bodybuilding, Halotestin is mostly used in pre-competition stacks thanks to it`s strong androgenic effect, low aromatization and maintaining low estrogen levels. This leads to decent improvement in muscle hardness and shape, especially if athlete has low body fat. Dosages like 20 mg/ED does not cause water retention.
Halotestin increases recovery, allowing more intense training. In addition, users report increased aggressiveness, which makes it useful not only to bodybuilders or weight lifters but especially to football and hockey players and fighters of all kinds.
Halotestin (fluoxymesterone) dosage and usage
Dosage for bodybuilders normally range between 20 and 30 mg/ED. Powerlifters should go with 40 mg/ED, sometimes more.
Split daily dosage on two equal parts and take mornings and evenings with substantial amount of water. Could be taken along with meal.
Since this is mostly androgenic steroid it requires anabolic component to increase cycle effectiveness.
For pre-competition cycle it best stacks with primobolan in order to avoid water retention and “puffy” muscles.
For more “gaining” cycles and even contest preparations it could be well stacked with nandrolone decanoate, (deca), oxymetholone (anapolon/anadrol) or boldenone (equipoise).
Great progress could be achieved by taking 600 mg boldenone / week and halotestin 30 mg/ED for 4 weeks
Improved strength induced by Halotestin could be turned into solid, quality muscle gains by taking the above mentioned gear. This is extremely beneficial to the athletes who are prone to estrogen-related sides such as water retention and swollen breast glands.
Halotestin (fluoxymesterone) side effects and PCT
Maybe only Anadrol/Anapolon (oxymetholone) produces more side effects than Halotestin (fluoxymesterone). Usage of this product within the cycle should not exceed 4-6 weeks with 20-30 mg/ED in most cases. Halotestin is highly liver-toxic and thus using of liver protectors such as liv-52 or Essentiale Forte is highly desirable. Also it may cause gastrointestinal pain.
Other possible sides are: acne, nasal bleeding, headaches, and, of course, it suppresses endogenous hormonal production, so proper PCT is required, athlete should at least use clomiphene to restore afterwards. Also increased aggressiveness in males reported.
Gynecomastia and high blood pressure are not the case with it.
In bodybuilding – NO. There are some medical (anti-cancer) usages, but this is beyond the scope of current article