As far as cutting goes, this is a time period where a lot of people try to avoid Nandrolone. However, for a long time, especially in more recent decades, a lot of serious bodybuilders realize that this is a very important drug to incorporate into cutting stacks. It’s not unheard of for someone to use really small amounts of it for the recovery benefits at 100-200mg injected per week. When cutting, you’re going to experience serious pain and wear and tear, but this compound can really help. But other people tend to use it not because of pain relief, but rather, to maintain the mass they might otherwise lose from cutting. It’s also important to note that during caloric deficits you have during cutting phases, Deca-Durabolin can help maintain those as you stay disciplined and continue to lose weight. The typical period of usage for competitors is that in the first half of prep they’ll drop in some Nandrolone, and then as time goes on, they’ll go for compounds that are more likely to add some hardening properties, that way when it comes to show time, they’ll look really dense and freaky on stage. These are commonly DHT based anabolic steroids. But of course, there are those that put it in also due to the great recovery benefits they can enjoy.
Nandrolone Phenylpropionate (NPP) is the lesser known and less popular phenylpropionate ester version of nandrolone. First off its important to understand the difference between what we know as 'deca' and what we know as "NPP". To put it in simple terms the difference is simply the ester. NPP has the shorter ester while deca durabolin version of nandrolone has the longer 'deca' ester. Many lifters have no clue they can use the compound they love so much in a shorter ester. The only disadvantage would be the amount of injections, the shorter ester would have to be injected every other day or every 3 days at the most, while the long 'deca' ester can be injected once or twice a week. However the advantages are there which I will discuss as we go along.