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Testosterone and HGH for Fat Loss

.....Use This Testosterone & HGH Cycle for Maximum Fat Loss

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) offers people a number of advantages, including increased IGF-1, improved athletic performance, better sleep, and the ability to heal injuries. But the most-attractive HGH benefit is definitely its weight-loss effects.

A study from the 1990 New England Journal of Medicine shows that elderly men lost 14% body fat and gained 8.8% lean muscle after using HGH for several months (1).

Another study presented at the 1999 Endocrine Society conference reveals that HGH users lost 13% body fat and gained 4% lean muscle (2). This same research shows that those using testosterone injections over the same time period only burned 5.8% body fat.

Of course, many anabolic steroid users know that testosterone isn't much of a cutting drug. Instead, it's a great muscle-building compound, with moderate side effects when compared to certain other steroids.

But what if there were a way to combine the muscle-enhancing effects of testosterone along with the fat-blasting effects of Human Growth Hormone? While at the same time losing even more fat than with HGH alone!?

I'm going to discuss why combining HGH and testosterone produces one of the most-powerful fat-melting effects known to man. I'll also give you a sample HGH/testosterone cycle, discuss more on the benefits of each, and cover the side effects.

HGH and Testosterone Cutting Cycle

Research Shows that HGH and Testosterone Create an Incredible Cutting Cycle

Anybody would love the 13% fat loss mentioned in the introduction. Most people would also gladly take the 5.8% fat loss from using testosterone.

Based on addition, you might expect an 18.8% loss (13 + 5.8) in body fat by combining these drugs. But the reality is actually even better!

The aforementioned research from the 1999 Endocrine Society conference reveals that using HGH and testosterone together in a cycle leads to 21% fat loss.

The results show that these drugs combine to offer accelerated fat burning that's not possible with either compound alone. Add in the fact that HGH and testosterone have a synergistic effect, and it's definitely worth using these two together.

Other Benefits of Using HGH and Testosterone

Burning fat is obviously great, because everybody wants to look more lean and muscular. But testosterone and HGH offer plenty of other benefits that are worth discussing. That said, here's a closer look at what else you can expect from using these drugs in a cycle:

HGH Benefits


Human Growth Hormone has become very popular in anti-aging clinics. And research shows that one can increase skin thickness as well as melt fat (3). These two aspects combine to give HGH users and a more-youthful appearance.

Boost in IGF-1

Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) sends amino acids and glucose to the muscles so that they grow. And HGH enhances this effect by promoting the release of more IGF-1. The end result is that the increased IGF-1 gives you a better chance to build lean muscle (4).

Enhanced Athletic Performance

If you're into bodybuilding and other sports, then you'll appreciate what HGH can do for your performance. A study shows that sprint bikers became faster after taking HGH (5).

Heal Injuries

Growth hormone aids in healing both new and lingering injuries. Athletes can also look forward to how HGH helps people recover quicker from hard workouts.

More Muscle Mass

HGH doesn't have the same reputation for building muscle as testosterone. But the studies I covered before show that HGH users gained between 4% and 8.8% lean muscle mass over several months.

Quality Sleep

Growth hormone (GH) plays a big role in restful sleep. That said, the higher your GH level, the more quality sleep you can expect throughout the night.

Testosterone Benefits

Boost in Athletic Performance

Some athletes are willing to risk violating doping rules in order to use testosterone. The reason why is because anabolic steroids provide increased muscle mass, more strength, power, and speed. Studies have shown that anybody who uses steroids can expect "significant improvements in strength measurements" during their cycle (6).


Fat Loss (with/ Exercise)

Unlike HGH, testosterone doesn't produce a significant amount of fat-loss by itself. But this hormone does bind to androgen receptors and increase your fat-burning potential (7). This is especially the case if you're also exercising and consuming a good diet.

Faster Workout Recovery

One of the keys to recovering from an intense workout involves replacing depleted glycogen. This is important because your muscles use glycogen as fuel. And testosterone increases the rate at which you replace this muscle fuel.

Higher Red Blood Cell Count

Another benefit of testosterone injections includes an increased amount of red blood cells (RBC). This doesn't necessarily mean that you'll become a marathoner during cardio workouts. But it does give you a chance to train longer in the gym.

Spike in Libido

Testosterone is crucial for the male sex drive. And flooding your body with exogenous (outside) testosterone causes a spike in your libido. This phenomenon continues until the end of your anabolic steroid cycle. But be aware that your Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Testicular Axis (HPTA) takes a hit after the cycle is finished. This means that you need to use certain compounds following the cycle to restore your HPTA function (discussed later).


Serious Muscle and Strength Gains

The biggest reason why athletes use testosterone is to build muscle and strength. Countless research, along with anecdotal bodybuilding evidence, shows that steroid users gain serious muscle mass. One study reveals that the average person will gain 5-10 pounds of muscle mass during a cycle, even when using lower doses (8).

Sample HGH Testosterone Cycle

Now that we’ve covered the many benefits you’ll experience with HGH and testosterone, it’s time to look at an actual cycle.


The following cycle uses pure Human Growth Hormone and testosterone enanthate. Here’s some quick info on the enanthate ester:

  • 5.5-day half-life
  • Noticeable results happen within 4-6 weeks
  • Use 2 weekly injections (250 mgs per injection).
  • Standard cycle length is 10-15 weeks.

Those taking testosterone for the first time are advised to use 500 milligrams (mgs) per week, split into two weekly injections. If you don’t react well to testosterone’s side effects, you can always lower your dosage to 400mgs or less. Later, I’ll cover ancillaries that you can use on-cycle to help with the side effects.

Here’s some info on taking HGH for this cycle:

  • Noticeable results take around 2 months.
  • Use daily injections of 3-4 international units (IUs).
  • Take once per day, or 5 times per week.
  • Standard HGH cycle length is 3-6 months.

You can use HGH every day at a moderate dosage. But many advocate that you take a couple days off every week. The reason being is that normal growth hormone comes in spikes, therefore you should try to closely mimic this with 4-5 weekly injections.

Here’s a sample weekly HGH dosing schedule for those who subscribe to this:

  • Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday = Use HGH
  • Thursday = Off
  • Friday/Saturday = Use HGH
  • Sunday = Off

Also note that the daily HGH dosage depends upon the quality of the product you’re using. Pure HGH – which the sample cycle is based on – only requires 3 IUs per day for good results. However, the generic “blue tops” HGH requires 5-6 IUs to see comparable results.

One more thing you’ll see with the following cycle is that HGH is run longer than testosterone. This is a milder compound that takes longer to deliver results. HGH also has lighter side effects, which is why it can be used for so long.

Week Daily/Weekly Dosage of Each Compound
1 HGH 1 IU daily: test enanthate 500mgs weekly
2 HGH 1.5 IUs daily: test enanthate 500mgs weekly
3 HGH 3 IUs daily: test enanthate 500mgs weekly
4 HGH 3 IUs daily: test enanthate 500mgs weekly
5 HGH 3 IUs daily: test enanthate 500mgs weekly
6 HGH 3 IUs daily: test enanthate 500mgs weekly
7 HGH 3 IUs daily: test enanthate 500mgs weekly
8 HGH 3 IUs daily: test enanthate 500mgs weekly
9 HGH 3 IUs daily: test enanthate 500mgs weekly
10 HGH 3 IUs daily: test enanthate 500mgs weekly
11 HGH 3 IUs daily: test enanthate 500mgs weekly
12 HGH 3 IUs daily: test enanthate 500mgs weekly
13 HGH 3 IUs daily
14 HGH 3 IUs daily
Weeks 15-18 HGH 3 IUs daily:
Testosterone PCT (discussed later)
Weeks 19-22 HGH 3 IUs daily

Side Effects of Using This Cycle

Again, HGH side effects aren’t nearly as bad as what testosterone users experience. But there are still some undesirable effects, especially with larger doses.

While testosterone has worse side effects than HGH, it’s actually one of the milder anabolic steroids and doesn’t cause liver problems (9). But you still need to take precautions with this drug, including running post-cycle therapy (PCT), which I’ll cover later.

HGH Side Effects


This condition is associated with gigantism and results in a deeper voice, brow protrusion, organ swelling, and lower brow protrusion. Acromegaly happens naturally when the pituitary gland produces excessive growth hormone. But it can also result from using excessive amounts of HGH and/or never going off the drug.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

HGH can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, where the median nerve traveling through the wrist becomes compressed. Carpal tunnel causes numbness and/or pain in the wrists.

High Cholesterol

Your triglycerides may increase when on HGH. This is why you should be in good physical shape before using this drug.

Pain in Joints

Some HGH users experience joint pain, especially when they mix a hard bodybuilding regimen with their cycle.

Water Retention

HGH injections cause water retention, especially at higher doses. Water retention, in turn, leads to high blood pressure and bloating.

Testosterone Side Effects


Testosterone can convert to estrogen, which is a process called aromatization. This leads to gynecomastia (man boobs), fat accumulation, and water retention (10).

Higher Cholesterol

Along with HGH, testosterone can also contribute to cholesterol problems. Specifically, this steroid raises LDL (bad) cholesterol and lowers HDL (good) cholesterol.

Increased Body Hair and Acne

A portion of exogenous testosterone converts to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) after it interacts with the 5-alpha reductase enzyme. This phenomenon causes androgenic side effects like increased body hair, acne, hair loss, and aggression. Women are especially prone to these problems on steroids (a.k.a. virilization). This is why they should only consider low doses of Anavar and Primobolan when interested in steroids.


Earlier I discussed how outside testosterone suppresses your HPTA function. In other words, your body takes this rush of exogenous testosterone as a sign that it doesn’t need to produce as much endogenous (natural) test (11). The result is that you’ll have lower testosterone and less sex drive until your HPTA function recovers.

Cycle Ancillaries & PCT

The purpose of ancillaries is to minimize side effects while you’re on an anabolic steroid cycle. Post-cycle therapy is used to recover your natural hormone levels, given that both estrogen and testosterone are affected during a cycle. That said, let’s cover what you need to do both during and after using HGH and testosterone.


The good news about using HGH is that you don’t have to worry about ancillaries and PCT for this drug alone. Instead, you simply need to take breaks from using it after several months. Otherwise, you’ll become desensitized to the drug and get less benefit from it.

The one thing that you should do, though, is drink more water and reduce your sodium intake. This helps you minimize the water retention on an HGH cycle.


Be sure to have the following on hand while using testosterone with this cycle, or any other time for that matter:

  • Arimidex – Take 0.25 to 0.5 mgs every other day during your cycle to help prevent aromatization.
  • Fish oil – Keeps your cholesterol levels in check.
  • 5-alpha reductase inhibitor – Reduces androgenic side effects like hair loss and acne.
  • Human Chorionic Gonadrotropin (HCG) – This polypeptide hormone mimics luteinizing hormone and keeps your testicles from shrinking.

Once your cycle is finished, wait 10-12 days (around two weeks) before starting PCT. Enanthate is a long-acting testosterone ester (5-6 day half-life) and requires some time before it clears your system.

The two best PCT drugs to restore your HPTA function include Clomid and Nolvadex. These work well in combination, because they act slightly differently to restore hormone levels. You should run your PCT for 4 weeks at the following daily doses:

Now that we’ve covered what you need to know for an HGH & testosterone cycle, the final piece of the puzzle is to actually get these drugs.

Where to Buy HGH?

I reiterate that the amount of HGH you need all depends upon the quality of the product. High-grade Human Growth Hormone delivers strong results with fewer IUs. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about buying completely faked HGH when using a trusted product.

Juvetrope is one of the best and most-popular HGH brands on the market. You can dose this at 3 IUs per day and get outstanding fat-loss results over time. You can also expect lean mass gains, more IGF-1 production, better sleep, and increased skin thickness with Juvetrope.

Countless online pharmacies sell testosterone. It’s especially easy to find the enanthate version, because this is such a popular ester. Make sure to do your research before buying from an online pharmacy so that you don’t get burned with bad gear.

In summary, HGH and testosterone combine for an extremely powerful fat-burning cycle. And you can also expect impressive lean muscle mass gains thanks to testosterone.


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Dylan Gemelli is a Certified personal trainer and Coach. He has over 15 years of experience in bodybuilding, fitness, training and coaching. He's worked with multiple movie stars, IFBB pros and fitness celebs on their training and diet. He's helped set up cycles for the greatest in our industry. He holds the following qualifications: NASM Personal Trainer NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist AFAA Group Fitness NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist NASM Weight Loss Specialist

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