If you’ve been in the steroids game for a while, you might have heard about Blast and Cruise. The blasting and cruising cycle protocol is a newer way of using anabolic and androgenic steroids. I would only recommend this method only to people who already have enough experience with anabolic steroids. That’s because this cycling protocol is harsher with higher risks of side effects. Instead, it helps avoid the hormonal rollercoaster of Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) and helps maintain muscle mass.
In short, when you’re in a blast and cruise protocol – you never stop using anabolic and androgenic steroids (AAS).
Let me explain – people are “blasting” by using a higher dosage of anabolic steroids for a period (anywhere between 6-16 weeks). After that, people are “cruising” by using a lower dosage of steroids for a similar length of time. Then they are ready to start another blast.
This is the reason why I only recommend the blasting and cruising cycle protocol only to people who are having enough experience with anabolic steroids. Because of the continuous use of AAS, blasting and cruising may increase the risks of side effects and possible harm done to your body.
But the advantage of a blast and cruise protocol is that you don’t have to be worried about losing gains made during the cycle (during a blast). Moreover, you won’t experience withdrawal symptoms such as low mood, low sex drive, anxiety, and maybe even depression. That’s because you always maintain high levels of testosterone as you never stop using testosterone.
Let’s get into it a bit deeper.
Cruising is what changes it all. That’s because, during a cruise, you continue using anabolic steroids. In fact, you continue using only testosterone (some people add other steroids too, but that’s not a real cruise, and it enhances the risks of side effects). The maximum you might add is a low HGH dosage too, but it’s optional and depends on various factors.
- So, when you’re cruising, you only run testosterone in a low-moderate dosage.
This way, you won’t need to have a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) plan. After a cycle (blast), you just discontinue the use of all steroids except for testosterone and drop down the dosage. During a cycle (blast) testosterone dosage usually ranges between 300 – 700 mg/week or even higher. Yet, during a cruise, you only run 100-200 mg/week.
Because you continue using Testosterone (but in a lower dosage), you constantly maintain high levels of testosterone without the need for PCT. Your hormones won’t fluctuate as much as when you’re going through a cycle and then PCT. This way, you can maintain gains even better and avoid withdrawal effects.
The cruise period is meant to help your body recover from a blast while maintaining the gains.
Blasting is basically the cycle you plan to run. As we know a cycle length lasts between 6 and 16 weeks depending on a number of factors. The 12 weeks cycle lengths seem to be most common. So, during a blast (cycle) you’re using multiple steroids at the same time to reach your bodybuilding goals. During this period you’re increasing testosterone levels and commonly, stack it with other anabolic steroids. The number of anabolic steroids, the dosage of each one of them, the cycle length (blast period), and the type of anabolic steroids greatly vary from one person to another.
It depends on way too many factors, therefore, blasts can be very different from one another. Your level of experience, goals, response to each steroid, and many other factors are determining it.
- Remember that the blasting period is when you’re growing and reaching your bodybuilding goals.
However, it’s also the period when your body goes under a lot of stress. Multiple steroids in higher dosages stacked together for several months are beneficial for physique and performance enhancement but are detrimental to your organs.
Again, when you finish whatever blast cycle, you return back to the cruising dosage (low testosterone dosage alone). You stay on a cruise, usually, for at least as long as you were blasting. Or until your body is ready for the next blast.
Therefore, you allow your body to recover. The liver enzymes, lipids, kidneys, and other organs can return back to normal. While the testosterone helps maintain those gains during the blast.
Do I Need Post Cycle Therapy if I Blast and Cruise?
No, you don’t. That’s why some users decide to blast and cruise. They want to avoid the fluctuations of hormones during the period you’re in a cycle then running a Post Cycle Therapy. When you cycle, your hormones greatly increase. Then, to start a PCT plan, you need to make sure that all steroids are out of the body. During this period, your hormones greatly decrease.
Then you start the PCT with Clomid and Nolvadex and they slowly start increasing again until reaching normal levels. Plus, Clomid and Nolvadex come with their own set of side effects that some people don’t love.
Then, you stay off steroids for a while and you restart using steroids and this spikes your hormones again.
When you’re blasting and cruising, there’s no need to worry about the production of testosterone naturally. That’s no longer a problem as you use 100-200 mg/week of testosterone, every week. So, you’re replenishing your natural testosterone hormones with exogenous testosterone.
That’s why you can maintain gains better and avoid withdrawals.
In short, when you use steroids and then PCT your hormones go like this:
- Very high (during a cycle), very low (pre PCT), normal (PCT and off period), and again very high (during a cycle), very low (pre PCT), normal (PCT and off period), etc.
When you’re blasting and cruising you can maintain way more stable testosterone levels. They go as:
- Very high (during blast), high (during cruise), very high (during blast), high (during cruise), and so on and so forth.
Blast and Cruise Cycle Protocol
If you’re experienced enough with anabolic steroids and you want to start blasting and cruising for whatever the reason – be aware that there’s a high chance you’re going to need to remain on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for your life. It’s basically the same cruising.
So, people attempt to blast and cruise when they are aware they won’t come off steroids.
One of a lot of different examples of a blast and cruise protocol is:
Start cruising: At the end of the blast, you stop using Deca (you should be off Dianabol for many weeks by this period) and reduce the Testosterone Enanthate dosage to about 200 mg/week. Cruising for at least 8 weeks before being ready to start another blast. But to keep it safer, I would recommend cruising for at least as you’ve been blasting for. 12 weeks blast = 12 weeks cruise. 16 weeks blast = 16 weeks cruise.
Remember this is just an example of blast and cruise. For some people, 200 mg/week of Testosterone might be too much for a cruising period. Rarely is not enough though. But the blast period can be so different. From blasting period (6-16 weeks) up to types of steroids, their dosages, and so on and so forth.
But remember that once you start a blast and cruise cycle protocol, recovering back is extremely hard. The longer you’re on a blast and cruise – the less likely you’re to recover back. If you’ve been on it for like a year or even longer, the recovery is extremely hard. Sometimes – impossible. Some people can’t fully recover from blasting and cruising. So, they need to run TRT.
A blast and cruise cycle has its own advantages and disadvantages.
You never stop injecting testosterone and it may have a more negative impact on your health. You’re “tied” to testosterone. On the other hand, you can reach your goals much faster, you’re having steady gains without losing muscle mass and strength and you’re not going to go through hormonal imbalance. You won’t need a PCT plan either.
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