Please note that the purpose of this post is not to promote the use of primobolan.

Much before HGH and insulin use became rampant in bodybuilding, there were the ‘perfect’ symmetrical bodies that ruled the roost.

You had Frank Zane, Serge Nubret aka ‘The Black Panther’ and of course, the ‘Austrian Oak’ to name a few.

Sameer Bannout and Mike Mentzer also had amazing body symmetry.

These guys didn’t have a mountain of muscle. Yet, at their peak, they could put the pros of today to shame (imho).

What could have been the secret?

Genetics? Sure. Some of them were absolute freaks of nature. Could maintain lean and clean muscle even in their off season.

But we aren’t that naïve to believe that it was genetics alone. Anabolics definitely had a role to play.

Arnie in particular was believed to be at insanely high doses of Dianabol, Deca Durabolin and Primobolan, which had a special place in his heart. (No pun intended)

We have revisited Deca in of our previous blog entries. Today, we will revisit Primo, a very underrated anabolic steroid.

Here are 8 reasons why it probably found favor with one of the best bodybuilders of all times.

#1 – It was readily available in Europe

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The Methonolone Hormone was originally released in America in both oral and injectable forms, attached with different esters. But the products were pulled off the market shortly before ‘Schering’, the German pharma giant acquired the rights to the drug and it was reintroduced as Primo in Europe.

This was circa 1965. That’s just about the time when a young Arnold started to look absolutely beefed.

Primobolan has since then remained popular as a European anabolic steroid.

Gear wasn’t as readily available back then. The choices were very limited and most users would use whatever they could get their hands on.

The easy availability in Europe and the oral administration would have to be the reasons why a young Arnie veered towards Primo.

But apparently, he liked the results that he got with the drug. So much that it would be a staple in his training regime for years.

#2 – It is one of the safest anabolic steroids in the world

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That’s not an oxymoron, mind you. We don’t really like using the word ‘safe’ when it comes to describing anabolic steroids.

But this one really does deserve the credit.

Primobolan has been used to treat malnourished children with absolutely no adverse effects.

Even in bodybuilding, it is touted as a cruising steroid, one that can be taken for extend time periods with very minimal sides.

So, you’ll frequently find bodybuilders using Primo as an off season maintenance compound when their bodies are recovering from the onslaught of grams of Testosterone and Trenbolone.

#3 – Primobolan builds quality, lean muscle

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Primobolan is not a steroid that will make you insanely big in a span of weeks. Instead, you will make small but steady gains which will be quality muscle with very little water retention.

A dry, defined look.

It’s difficult to put a number to the amount of muscle that you can gain during a Primobolan cycle because it can be affected by multiple factors.

But around 5-6 lbs. would be a good ballpark figure to go by.

The question you need to ask yourself is whether you want to go with a Dianabol look that makes you puffy and bloated with 15 lbs. of gains?

Or whether you are better off with Primo which gives you 5-6 lbs. of quality muscle mass?

#4 – Primobolan burns fat

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There are very few steroids that directly aid lipolysis. Anavar is one of them and Primo is the other one.

Edit: Tren too to be honest.

Being a DHT derivative steroid, it displays a very strong affinity to bind to androgen receptors in muscle and bone tissue, which amplifies fat loss while you gain muscle mass.

This makes it one of the best steroids to add to a cutting cycle. It boosts nitrogen retention, prevents a catabolic state and helps burn fat as well, particularly from the torso.

So, you will look lean and muscular.

#5 – There are moderate strength gains

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Primobolan, like Winstrol is a favorite with athletes looking to stay under the radar while improving their performance on the field.

It provides a moderate increase in strength without adding too much bulk to the body.

#6 – Zero risk of Estrogenic side effects

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We’d happily take any steroid that does not require us to pop an aromatase inhibitor, which in turn has its own share of side effects to be wary of.

Primobolan is one of the only steroids that does not aromatize nor does it have a progestin nature.

This means that you do not need to take Nolva or Caber during your cycle (If you are using Primo solo that is)

You will not get gynecomastia or high blood pressure with Primo.

#7 – Very low on Androgenic Side effects

Primobolan has an androgenic rating of 44. That’s a tad above the androgenic rating of Deca. But it’s still incredibly low.

In comparison, Trenbolone has an androgenic rating of 500. Go figure.

This means that the steroid has a reasonably safe side effect profile and the risk of developing androgenic side effects is very low.

The risk still exists if you are very sensitive to androgens.

If you are a woman, you should be sticking to the lower end of the dosage to avoid possible virilization.

#8 – Primobolan does not shut down endogenous testosterone production

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Primobolan is one of those rare anabolic steroids that won’t shut down your natural testosterone production at low doses.

The keywords here being ‘Low Doses’.

When it comes to Primo, even 700mg/week isn’t considered that high a dose. It would be ridiculously expensive though. But if you have the cash, there’s no better pick.

It’s terrific for men on TRT who are looking to experiment with other compounds.

So, if you have just come off a blast of Trenbolone and Deca and D-Bol and have just hopped on to TRT again, then you can add Primo to it after 4-8 weeks at a very low dose of say, 300-500mg/week.

You can continue this dose for up to 16-weeks without too many side effects.

This allows you to make steady gains even when the effects of the stronger compounds have tapered off.

Closing thoughts

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If you still haven’t tried Primobolan, then we highly recommend that you do.

It is a safe compound (in reasonable doses) and should give you steady results over a span of weeks.

Primobolan Review
  • Slow But Permanent Gains
  • Clean And Dry Looks
  • Close to zero side effects when dosed properly