Equipoise cycle lasts about 12 weeks. Typical doses are 400-600 mg per week for men and 50-150 mg per week for women. The chemical make-up of this steroid allows it to be taken up by the body slower than most steroids and as a result, the physical results of an equipoise cycle are seen later in the cycle and continue after the cycle has ended. Due to the slow release, this bodybuilding supplement can be fairly easily detected in the body for as long as several months after the equipoise cycle has finished.
The available concentration of equipoise often requires injecting large volumes to reach the required dose. This can create significant pain and discomfort. To relieve this, the injection volume can be cut in half and given over two days, with a day in between. The site of the injection should be changed each time and never reused within one week.
Equipoise is seldom used by itself in a cycle. It is usually stacked or combined with other steroids to minimize the side effects and manipulate the results. In a different equipoise cycle, testosterone can be added to improve muscle bulk.