When you are calculating the length of the cycle, do not forget to account for the half life of the anabolic steroid. Also note the time it might take for the injected drug to go below inhibitory level. This can be many half lives.
Let us take the example of Sustanon. Consider that you are to do a cycle of Sustanon for two weeks, stop for two weeks, before starting again. You continue this for 16 weeks (four cycles). If you think that you have been on two week cycles, you are wrong. A substantial amount of Sustanon will remain in your body in the two weeks that you are not taking any anabolic steroids, which can still produce effects. In short, you are not recovering. What will happen is, in the end you may find it difficult to recover your natural production of testosterone.
What Symptoms Can you Expect After a Cycle is Complete
You may go through hypogonadism (low level of androgen) in the period following a steroid cycle. It is not possible to block this side effect. But how severe it becomes will depend on the length of the cycle and the anabolic steroid or steroids that you took during the cycle.
Poor recovery can result in a loss of muscle mass. During the cycle, the pituitary gland slows down its production of Luteinising hormone and FSH. Because the levels have been low for a considerate time, even when the cycle is complete, it will be some time before the pituitary gland starts producing normal levels. In the period, testicular atrophy may occur, but note that you can prevent it by using HCG, occasionally, during the cycle's heavy phase.
Muscle loss can be minimized by restoring your body's natural production of testosterone, maintaining muscle stimulation (through training) and taking proper nutrition. Hormonal recovery programs with Tamoxifen (Nolvadex), HCG and Clomiphene Citrate (Clomid) can also help.