The Dianabol Bridge Explained
I've been reading some of the posts regarding this bridge and some of them are
truly from left-field. First of, this is a BRIDGE. OK? a B-R-I-D-G-E.
Your LH function and Test levels are supposed to RECOVER.
Ok, now having said that. Here's the pharmo-kinetics behind Methandrostenolone,
brand name Dianabol.
10mg taken at once will increase your average testosterone level by 5 times and
decrease your endogenous cortisone by 50-70%.
The reason why Dianabol is a good choice for a bridge is that its VERY
anti-catabolic. It also dopaminergic. Giving you the benefits of increased CNS
strength modulation by its androgenic mode of action. Androgens, in case you
don't know, increase neuro-muscular function, thus STRENGTH.
OK. Now, lets delve into the metabolic chemistry behind Dianabol choice as a
When are testosterone levels highest?
Answer: In the AM, that's when.
Your body releases a testosterone spike in the morning. This is when
levels are highest.
When are Insulin levels lowest?
Answer: In the AM that's when.
Low insulin levels=increased protein used as fuel. (Also fat, but protein is
also being converted to glucose via glucogenesis)
OK, here is where dboll's short half-life works for us (Its 3.2-4.5 hrs btw)
Lets take Subject X.
He's in bridging mode.
He has just woken up.
The body is about to release testosterone, thus creating a spike.
His insulin levels are low.
His LH and test levels are very low.
He pops 10mgs of Dianabol.
Here is where things get interesting.
The 10mgs of Dianabol will cause a testosterone spike WHICH COINCIDES WITH the
testosterone released ENDOGENOUSLY in the AM by the testes.
The body will be partially fooled. It will not entirely detect the increased
levels of testosterone (above the normal test spike), thus LH function WILL
REMAIN only partially (Very little actually) suppressed.
In other words, he is "piggy-backing" an extra dose of testosterone on top of
the endogenously reduced one, thus creating an "inflated" test spike.
Henceforth, LH levels WILL BE ALLOWED TO SLOWLY RECOVER over time. Also, d-bol
anti-catabolic effect will help curb protein-loss in the morning from low
HOWEVER, and here is where almost all of you go wrong.
You CANNOT GO PAST 10mg of Dianabol in the AM for this bridge to work!!!!
Why? Because of the blood levels of Dianabol you would generate.
10mg in the AM will be broken down to 5mg in about 4 hrs (Probably less)
5mg of Dianabol, is not enough to cause another rise in testosterone levels
after the preceding one. Thus, LH function is allowed to up-regulate.
Anything more (Say 20mgs), will cause a SECONDARY testosterone spike which WILL
inhibit LH function further, thus not allowing LH function to recover.
Oh yeah...100mgs? ROTLMFAO!! Fat chance.
The difference between 20mgs and 10mgs means the difference between allowing LH
to recover slowly and not allowing it to.
So, here's the scenario summed up:
Beginning: LOW LH and test.
Adding the 10mgs dbol.
LH is allowed to SLOWLY RECOVER over time as testosterone levels are kept at a
level which will not cause muscle-loss. Also, dbol's anti-catabolic effects
will reduce protein degradation.(Via cortisone reduction)
This is what i call a double positive. You have managed to INCREASE
anabolism(Test levels) and DECREASE catabolism (cortisone), during a bridge to
The bridge should last 8 weeks, NO LESS. I also have to say, that it WILL NOT
restore complete LH function. It'll get you 80-90% of the way there but the only
way you're going to get your full LH function back is if you go OFF completely.
Anavar WILL NOT restore LH completely either btw. (In case anybody is
wondering.) The difference is that with anavar you can take it throughout the
day and with dbol it HAS TO BE once in the AM.
Hope that clears the air.
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