Published on March 20th, 2012 | by admin0
Zyzz and His Steroid Use
For those of you that didn’t already know, Zyzz openly talked about his use of steroids on bodybuilding forums long before he became widely known. However, after he became a pseudo celebrity he began to deny such allegations. In any case, the fact of the matter is their is a laundry list of the different body enhancing drugs Zyzz said he was taking. So for those of you interested in knowing what they were, they are as follows:
[highlight color="eg. red, black"]WARNING:[/highlight]Here at JackedAndRipped.com we do not condone or support the use of steroids. This article’s sole intent is to provide insight into a popular bodybuilder’s regiment and is meant to be purely informational. There will be an article posted very soon in regards to the many negative and life long side effects that are permanently endured to the use of such drugs.
Testosterone-Propionate, more commonly referred to as Test Prop, is one of the most widely used forms of Testosterone in the world. Coined as the “Original Testosterone”, Test Prop is known for having a short half-life(approximately 48 hours) and causing less water retention in users compared to other forms of Testosterone products.
Zyzz was taking 150 mg’s of Test Prop every other day, this being common practice for the use of the drug.
Originally developed as a first line defense for breast cancer patients, Nolvadex is a drug commonly used in post cycle training(PCT). It is mainly used in PCT to prevent gynocomastia, which is fancy talk for man boobs. After completing a cycle of steroids, the body will convert any excess testosterone to estrogen, which is why so many incorporate Nolvadex into their PCT.
Zyzz was taking 40 mg’s everyday for the first two weeks after finishing his cycle, then he bumped it down to 20 mg’s for weeks 3 and 4.
Chlomid is a fertility aid drug given to women, however in the bodybuilding world it is used to prevent gynocomastia, as well as aid in the body’s natural production of testosterone after coming off a cycle.
Zyzz was taking 100 mg’s of Chlomid for 3 weeks after each cycle.
Trenbolone-Acetate, also known as Tren A, is a powerful anabolic steroid. How powerful you ask? Well let’s just say it’s 500 times more anabolic and androgenic than testosterone. Tren A greatly and dramatically increases IGF-1 production in the body.
Zyzz was using 75 mg’s every other day for a cycle duration of 8 weeks.
Clenbuterol also referred to as Clen, originally designed to treat chronic asthma, is used as a powerful fat-burner by many bodybuilders. Similar to Ephedrine except far more powerful and effective.
Zyzz followed the most popular type of Clen cycle which is 2 weeks on/2 weeks off, due to the body’s ability to adapt to the drug. His doses would range from 20 mcg – 140 mcg depending upon the day.
Cytomel is a thyroid hormone and is taken by bodybuilders in order to burn calories like a furnace. It resembles the natural thyroid hormone tricodide-thyronine (L-T3) and therefore causes the same processes to occur in the body as if more of the hormone were being produced naturally.
Zyzz was taking anywhere between 25 mcg’s to 100 mcg’s of the drug daily.
2,4-dinitrophenol, more widely known as DNP, increases the body’s temperature and dramatically increases its metabolic rate, by up to 50%. A very dangerous drug, as some of the possible side effects include: blindness, yellowish thick sweat, extremely bad breath, even death. DNP is most likely the reason for Zyzz’s death as he started to take this drug when he was already at a very low body fat percentage, 11%, and died less than a month after starting it.
The first 4 days Zyzz was taking 250 mg’s a day and then bumped it up to 500 mg’s a day for the rest of the cycle.