Anabolic Steroids also referred to as Steroids, Gear, Juice and Roids are synthetic hormones produced by pharmaceutical companies for medical purposes. 1954 was the year that Anabolic Steroids were first used by athletes, that year at the common wealth games the soviets broke a number of weight lifting records from steroid use and it wasn’t long after before other countries found out what their secret was. Today steroids are mostly used by bodybuilders who are looking to add as much size as possible. A common misconception is that by taking steroids you will automatically get huge, this is completely false.
Steroids allow bodybuilders to train harder, absorb more protein and recover faster which ultimately leads to faster muscle growth. Steroids basically help bodybuilders get bigger than would be possible naturally, it does not help them get bigger the easy way, bodybuilders who use steroids have to train a lot harder than natural bodybuilders.
Most bodybuilders have given steroids a bad name due to them abusing these substances, although steroids are without a doubt bad for you, there are safer ways to use them, however most bodybuilders ignore this and continue to take huge dosages and long cycles without breaks in between the cycles.
Different types of Steroids:
There are many different steroids available, each with their own unique properties. Some steroids are injected while others are taken orally, some steroids are mild with little side effects while others are very strong and can bring on a lot of side effects.
Popular injectable steroids:
- Testosterone Enanthate
- Testosterone Cypionate
- Deca Durabolin
Popular oral steroids:
Out of the steroids mentioned above the 2 most popular and most used without a doubt is Dianabol and Winstrol, these 2 steroids are often stacked together to form a bulking cycle where a user can expect to see some serious size gains.
How to use Steroids:
There are a number of different ways in which you can use steroids, many beginners choose to do an oral only cycle and depending on their goals will use either Winstrol or Dianabol. While oral only cycles do work they are not that great and are not recommended.
To use steroids correctly you need to do a proper cycle which consists of 2 or more steroids and you also need to have your pct on hand for the end of the cycle and an anti estrogen on hand for during the cycle.
Sample Bulking Cycle:
Weeks 1 to 6 – 30mg Dianabol daily
Weeks 1 to 10 – 500mg Testosterone Cypionate weekly
Weeks 13 to 17 – 50mg Clomid daily (PCT)
This bulking cycle is aimed at beginners who are new to steroids, a cycle like this when used with a high calorie diet and hardcore training program will lead to some serious muscle and strength increases.
Sample Cutting Cycle:
Weeks 1 to 6 – 50mg Winstrol daily
Weeks 1 to 8 – 350mg Testosterone Propionate weekly (100mg injected every second day)
Weeks 1 to 8 – 120mcg Clenbuterol daily (taken 2 weeks on 2 weeks off)
This beginner cycle when used with a low calorie diet and proper training program will lead to some very good weight loss and lean muscle gains.
Steroid side effects:
- Liver Damage
- High blood pressure
- Kidney damage
- Hair loss
- Stretch marks
This is just a basic list of side effects that are associated with steroids, while some side effects occur quite often and others can be rare, it must be noted that any of these side effects can happen and can cause serious damage to your body. Many people are fortunate and can do a cycle without seeing any side effects, however this does not mean that no damage was done from the steroid cycle. Steroids are dangerous substances and should be avoided, if you choose to use them then use with caution.
Steroids in Sports:
Over the years steroid use in sport has increased vastly, more and more athletes are turning to steroids to increase their performance. Steroids are in all sports whether it be running, football or even tennis. While most athletes use steroids to increase their strength there are also athletes that use steroids for other benefits such as preventing joint pain which can be a major issue in sports such as tennis and golf. Every year we read about a number of athletes that have been caught using steroids, but if most athletes aren’t tested then imagine how many others are using steroids and are not getting caught. Lets be honest though, no one wants to watch sports where athletes are slower, have less power and where records are not being broken.
Underground steroid labs:
Years ago this phrase was unheard of, however today almost all steroids floating around are made by underground steroid labs. There are a few benefits to having underground labs around, firstly the steroids are quite a lot cheaper than steroids made by pharmaceutical companies and secondly they are a lot easier to get a hold of, some steroids were very rare and almost impossible to buy, but with underground labs it is now easy to buy any type of steroid. The downside to underground labs is quality issues, you have no idea how sterile the gear is and what precautions these people are taking when making the steroids, you also don’t know if the steroids are fake or are under dosed, the good news is there are a lot of good labs around and with some research you can find a good supplier without having to worry about fakes or unsterile goods.
Buying Anabolic Steroids Online:
Years ago the only place a person could purchase steroids was from a dealer in person, usually this would be someone they meet in the gym. These days the easiest and most convenient place to buy steroids is online. Buying anabolic steroids online has many advantages with the biggest one being privacy, when buying online there is no risk of any of your friends or family finding out what you are doing. To buy steroids online it is very simple, go to google, search buy steroids and find a list of sites. You then need to research those sites to make sure that they are legit and are not going to scam you. Believe it or not almost or sites on the internet selling steroids are scams and will steal your money.