A bridge is a period of anabolic steroid supplementation that occurs in-between full blown cycles, and is normally a more advanced performance enhancement practice. For most men, discontinuing the use of all anabolic steroids for a decent length of time is the best route to take as it allows the body to normalize. However, this isn't always an option. In most cases, a bridge will be a four to eight week period between full-blown cycles. The most common bridge is a low dose of testosterone and perhaps the continuation of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) if it was used during the actual cycle. While testosterone is the most common, a Proviron cycle during a bridge is a solid option; after all, it has the ability to provide more free testosterone. This isn't the most effective bridge, but it can be attempted. If this type of Proviron cycle is used, once again HGH can be included, and if available Dianabol at a dose of 10mg per day if the total bridge is only four weeks as this will provide total androgen replacement.
A branched chain amino acid (BCAA) product might not hurt during your off-cycle time either, as recovery may be slowed compared to what you were used to on-cycle. It should help you recover faster and get more out of your workouts. A fish oil supplement might also be a good idea to help balance your lipid and triglyceride levels, which remember were likely altered for the negative during your steroid cycles. Off-cycle may also be a good time to invest in some of the other general health promoting vitamins and herbs etc. that may be fond of taking. The bottom line is, your off time is supposed to be “off time” for a reason. This is the time to let your body get back to its natural state of hormonal balance, and for you to enjoy a period where you are not using steroids and perhaps placing certain strains on your health. Take advantage of this time and use it for what its worth – keeping you healthy and happy.