As the name Standard Cycle suggests pretty much anyone can employ this strategy and it is often recommend to newer users because the results it gives are very good (note it is the same as the first cycle approach).
The 10-12 week cycle approach can be used for bulking or cutting for both new and experienced depending on compounds, training, and diet. This time period leaves a lot of options for compounds so users have very few restrictions in terms of drugs. Training and diet is covered at length in other places so I will leave that up to you. I will say that training and diet are paramount to attaining your results regardless of what you are running in terms of gear.
Anabolic steroids differ in their characteristics, which means there are steroids that are only suitable for specific uses. For instance, Trenbolone is not recommended for bulking but it is an outstanding fat burner. This makes it perfect for a lean mass cycle or a cutting cycle. Always take the side effects of a particular compound into consideration whenever you plan a stack. Do not combine anabolic steroids that show similar side effects. For example, never combine Anapolon and Dianabol because they are already quite toxic and if you combine them, the toxicity will increase exponentially and cause serious damage to your body.
Of course some will always want more and while we advise you stick with just testosterone there are additions that can be made safely. One option would be to stack Dianabol with your testosterone the first 4-6 weeks of the testosterone cycle. Another option would be to stack Winstrol the last 6 weeks of the cycle and depending on your goals this will determine which one of these steroids you choose. It is however not recommended that you choose both as both are highly liver toxic and both could bring too much undue stress to the liver. Sample outlines of such beginner steroid cycles might look like this: