There are many athletes who enjoy short burst protocol. It is true, such a method can produce very quick and solid gains but more often than not these gains are very hard to keep. Make no mistake, regardless of how you run your cycle in-terms of time you will lose some of the gains when you come off but the extent can vary. To keep the most gains possible muscle building steroids need to be used for an extended period of time in order for our set point to be altered. Our body does not want to change and we must create a new normal in order for this change to take a more permanent effect. Safety will always be a primary concern and we need to weigh that in as part of the equation, meaning, we absolutely need time off if we use steroids. To find the proper time of use for each steroid and how to best maximize while remaining safe you will need to educate yourself on the subject. You will find many people who will tell you to do this or that, who will tell you to use your muscle building steroids in a fashion accustomed to them and that’s fine, that’s them; but take no one’s word on anything. Educate yourself, understand these hormones and understand how best to meet your own personal needs.