With a great many prohormones available in today’s market, and with wealth of information on all of them, choosing the right one for your needs can be a little overwhelming. Whether you’re looking to increase the numbers on your main lifts, improve athletic performance and endurance, or to either make the most of a cutting phase or make sure that you remain shredded as you gain muscle, there will be something for you. Sorting out which product is for you, however, can be quite daunting.
In this article, I’ll be running through the latter of the above examples: exploring the best prohormones for cutting and remaining shredded as you build muscle. Read on to find my top picks below:
Best Prohormone for Cutting Reviews
IRONMAG LABS SUPER 1-ANDRO RX
1-Andro is a classic for building good quality, lean muscle mass and boosting strength by quite a significant margin. It will help you immensely if you’re looking to increase strength and mass without putting on lots of extra fatty weight. However, it comes into its own during a cutting phase, during which time it will do a fair job of allowing you to recomp to a decent degree. You should feel your muscles pumping even as your body burns through fat.
1-Andro is so popular in part because it’s so chemically potent. It converts to 1-Testosteron in your body, which is a lot more anabolic than normal testosterone, and should not convert to oestrogen or DHT. It’s non-methylated, so you shouldn’t experience any liver issues, and there will be no noticeable side effects during your cycle.
IronMag Labs have a stellar reputation and so you can be confident that their 1-Andro will be good quality, and that it will deliver the results you’re looking for. I have always experienced significant increases in lean mass, strength, and power output when taking 1-Andro, and IronMag’s offering fit this trend nicely. Take a 6-8 week cycle of 1-Andro Rx and watch as your muscles reveal themselves, enabling you to achieve a ripped, aesthetic physique.
BLACKSTONE LABS CHOSEN 1
Blackstone Labs are one of my favourite supplement suppliers. Chosen 1 is a 1-DHEA supplement that makes good on its claim to be one of the most powerful pro-andros that money can buy. As with Iron Labs’ offering, the Chosen 1 is a precursor to the testosterone derivative 1-testosterone which is, as mentioned above, an incredibly potent hormone in mass building.
With a solid anabolic to androgenic ratio of 1:2, you will find dry, healthy looking gains with the Chosen 1 if you’re looking to put on muscle. In a cut, it will allow you to maintain or even build strength and lean mass as you enter a deficit and shred through fat. You will find your aggression levels spiking during training, which means you’ll be able to put in more work at the gym, once more aiding in your weight loss, cutting goal.
Chosen 1 also will not convert to oestrogen, meaning no gynecomastia or related symptoms and side effects: chosen 1 will give you lean gains without water retention, bloating or any of the usual health issues that prohormone users might rightly fear. It poses no risk to your liver and is perfect for longer term use, in regular 8-week cycles whenever you need to cut or increase lean gains.
Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals’ 1-Testosterone
Hi Tech’s 1-Testosterone is, like the other entrants on this list, a fantastic, incredibly strong prohormone. A simple enough mixture of DHB and 1-Andro, it will boost levels of testosterone in your body, prove itself a potent mass builder, and will be a great tool for cutting.
As you enter your caloric deficit for the cut, 1-Testosterone will make sure that your muscles remain hard and strong, and that you maintain energy and aggression levels so that you’re still able to put in 100% effort at the gym. You’ll find your strength greatly improved, as with the other products on this list, even as you might expect it to be lagging through a cut.
If you’re looking to recomp, this will be a great tool in your arsenal. The muscle building compound, 1-Andro- is, once again, much more potent than the usual testosterone found in your body. This is why you will be able to max out aggression, energy, strength and explosiveness, whilst simultaneously building lean muscle and burning through fat. Added to this, Hi Tech have mixed in Bergamottin, a natural substance whose enzymes break down the 1-Andro quickly for super-fast absorption.
BLACKSTONE LABS ABNORMAL
This is another one of Blackstone Labs’ winners and one of my favourite prohormones on today’s market: AbNORmal. It is their first 19-NOR DHEA product and, with 95% bioavailability and one of the most comprehensive lists of ingredients going, it’s some powerful stuff. Though many more advanced users and lifters find that the don’t benefit too much from AbNORmal, it’s perfect for people new to prohormones and, crucially, to anybody looking to set about lean bulking or cutting down some excess fat reserves.
You will see some impressive performance results on AbNORmal. Your strength and power output will increase, especially in the mid-set range, and your recovery rate will fall drastically. Extra sets and even extra sessions are all possible on AbNORmal, adding to the physique shredding capacity it already brings to bear.
During a cut, you will retain your muscle mass, strength and power- you’ll likely even improve them, playing into the recurring theme of recomping I’m laying into on this list, and you can safely take it for a decent 8-week cycle without fear of any side effects, toxicity or suppression.
HI-TECH PHARMACEUTICALS SUPERDROL
You’ll burn a lot of fat with Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals’ second offering in this list: Superdrol.
Superdrol will help you to build lean muscle mass even in a caloric deficit and will lend extra power to your performance. Where it really comes into its own is in its fat burning potential, however. Any excess fat or water weight you’re carrying will soon disappear when you’re cycling through Superdrol.
Superdrol- also often known as Super Anadrol- is one of the most well-respected prohormones in bodybuilding circles: it’s also one of, if not the, most potent single-dose prohormone ever synthesised for application.
A single dose will give you: Androstenolone acetate, androsterone undecanoate, 4-DHEA, 1-DHEA and 4-Androstene-3α-ol-17-one. It’s genuinely impressive and will lead to one of the greatest anabolic infusions you’ll likely ever have or need.
As with the others, testosterone levels will be boosted, as will vascularity and muscular hardness. You will also tear through fat, even with the heightened appetite many users report experiencing, and their delivery system will make sure that you get maximum bioavailability and absorption.
PCT on these Prohormones: Is it necessary?
I would say yes. Though they are largely free from side effects and relatively non-suppressive in the main, the prohormones on this are all potent and elicit extreme hormonal responses from your body. Using a good post cycle therapy (PCT) supplement will help your body to return to its normal rhythm, with normalised hormone production. It will also ensure that your muscles retain their size, strength and density when you come off whichever prohormone you choose from this list.
My top pick:
After looking at all of the above, I find it hard to make a definitive decision. I’ve got two favourites, with two different, very good reasons, and each of them will suit you well depending on your circumstances and reasons for wanting to buy a prohormone cycle.
First off, if you’re just getting into prohormones and/or lifting, I would suggest going with Blackstone Labs’ AbNORmal. Newer users report the greatest results and gains, whilst it’s known as being a relatively gentle product. If this is your first experience with prohormones, this is where I would put my money.
If you’ve been around the block and are wanting something a bit more potent, aimed at someone who has taken prohormones before, then I would head straight to Hi Tech Pharmaceuticals’ Superdrol. It’s immense, it’s powerful, and it will give you astonishingly good results. You’ll find yourself entirely shredded after your cut, with your lifts most likely improved, your power output enhanced, and more lean mass on your frame to show off through your newly trim physique.