The ‘Two-Pin’ technique increases sanitation for multiple dose vial users. They draw with the first pin, and then shoot/inject into the body with a new one. This procedure prevents any residual contaminants that may have remained on the drawing pin from being transferred into the body via the injection site. It also makes injection less painful since the drawing needle is necessarily dulled during passage through the rubber stopper atop the vial. A dulled needle increases injection pain because it doesn’t pierce the body as cleanly as an unused one. The protocol below is followed by AAS users who draw from multiple dose vials, but steps 4 - 8 are routinely disregarded by those users who draw from ampoules (also called ampules) and sachets.
Injectable steroids are injected into muscle tissue, not into the veins. They are slowly released from the muscles into the rest of the body, and may be detectable for months after last use. Injectable steroids can be oil-based or water-based. Injectable anabolic steroids which are oil-based have longer half-life than water-based steroids. Both steroid types have much longer half-lives than oral anabolic steroids. And this is proving to be a drawback for injectables as they have high probability of being detected in drug screening since their clearance times tend to be longer than orals. Athletes resolve this problem by using injectable testosterone early in the cycle then switch to orals when approaching the end of the cycle and drug testing is imminent.
We must also state and cannot over emphasize enough; if you have numerous or even countless cycles under your belt yet are losing half or even more than half your gains from each one you are not ready for an advance cycle. The reason is simple; youre obviously doing something wrong. Absolutely, when a cycle has ended and some time has passed some of the progress will be lost. Without the high influx of hormones in your system you will not be able to maintain what you have achieved at a 100% level. Even so, you should be able to maintain a great deal of it, especially when referring to bulking. Cutting can be a little different as once a diet is over, anabolic steroid use or not you will not hold peaked conditioning but this doesnt mean you have to turn into a fat pig. The point; you should be able to hold onto progress to a large degree and if you cant you need to revisit more moderate cycles and most importantly revisit your nutritional and training plans.