A steroid cycle is the duration in which a person uses anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), with each cycle often lasting anywhere between four to fifteen weeks depending on the goals of the user, experience and the anabolic compound(s) used. A steroid compound simply refers to a particular steroid drug, such as Dianabol, Winstrol or Testosterone Enanthate, for examples. Simultaneously using more than one steroid compound during a cycle is known as stacking. A so-called "beginner steroid cycle"is paramount anyone wishing to start a steroid cycle first researches as much as possible about steroids, PCT, risks, side effects and so on, so they can make an informed decision on whether to use steroids or not. Which steroid compounds to use for my beginner cycle? Below is a brief summary of a handful of popular anabolic androgenic steroids which may be used for a beginner's steroid cycle: Dianabol, Winstrol, Nandrolone a.k.a Deca, Testosterone-Enanthate / Cypionate / Propionate, Injectable or oral steroids - how to inject steroids. Good nderstanding of the compounds you are using, common side effects, and ideally use compounds with a short active life in the body is very important especialy for beginners steroids cycle. Side effects from your first steroid cycle which possess androgenic properties (such as Dianabol and testosterone) may cause aggressiveness, oily skin and acne. These side effects are much more likely to show themselves in people who are prone to them, although you often do not know how prone you are until you embark on your first steroid cycle. However, if you had bad acne as a teenager it is more than like It is absolutely vital you follow a post cycle therapy once your steroid cycle has ceased. Steroid use will reduce your body's natural testosterone production, and it is therefore vital to restore the natural hormone balance as quickly as possible post cycle. Please read our post cycle therapy article to fully understand the concept of PCT and to ensure you have the correct drugs before you begin your steroid cycle you will be prone to oily skin and acne when running steroids with notable androgenic properties so you may wish to avoid such steroids.