A brief look into Anabolic Steroids

Steroids are man-made hormones that are used to treat medical conditions and also used by athletes and bodybuilders to increase muscle size and strength. Steroids have been around for a very long time but only in the past decade have they become increasingly popular. Many people in the gyms these days go on steroid cycles to build muscle faster than would be possible naturally.

Dangers of steroids:

Steroids can be extremely dangerous and toxic to the body and there are a lot of side effects that can occur when using steroids. Some of the common side effects include acne, high blood pressure, gynecomastia, hair loss, aggression and liver damage. Many of these side effects are dosage dependent and can also be rare. Liver damage for example usually only happens when a steroid such as dianabol is abused at high dosages and for long periods of time, if you stick to the guidelines when using a steroid such as dianabol you will generally be fine.

Buying Steroids online:

With everyone buying items off the internet these days it created a huge market for steroid dealers, to buy steroids online you simply need to do a simple search on a search engine, find some sites, research those sites to make sure they are legit and you are then good to go. Buying online has many advantages over buying in person, the main reason people choose to buy online is the convenience and the privacy. Having to meet a dealer behind the gym to purchase steroids is the last thing anyone wants to do. There are so many different brands of steroids now available it is hard to know which ones to use and which are no good, this again comes down to research. Researching different brands online and reading reviews from people who have tried these brands will give you a good indication on whether you can trust the brand or not.

Steroid Cycles:

When steroids are taken it is called a cycle, this can be broken down into 2 categories, namely, cutting cycles and bulking cycles. A cutting cycle is when the user’s main goal is to burn fat and get “shredded” whilst a bulking cycle is when the user wants to grow and gain as much muscle as possible. Most people do a few bulking cycles till they reach a desired size and then do a few cutting cycles to lean out and get the “ripped look”.

There are many different steroids available, some steroids are popular in cutting cycles while others are popular in bulking cycles. Steroids such as trenbolone, winstrol and anavar are the most popular for cutting cycles while steroids such as testosterone, deca, dianabol and anadrol are almost always used for bulking cycles.

A cycle will generally last around 8 to 12 weeks, however many more experienced users will cycle for up to 6 months at a time, although this is not recommended. Once a cycle is complete and the drugs are out your body, a PCT (post cycle) is then started, the aim of a PCT is to bring your body’s natural testosterone levels back to normal, this prevents side effects such as depression and loss of libido, the faster your natural testosterone levels return to normal the less gains you will lose from your cycle. There are many different drugs that can be used in a PCT, the most common are clomid and nolvadex, both of these drugs work very well and in the end it comes down to personal preference.

Steroids in sports:

Whether it be professional sports or school sports, steroids are now everywhere, it has gotten to a point where schools now do random steroid tests on their sports players. Everyone wants to be the best, everyone wants to be stronger and faster and the easiest way to do this is with anabolic steroids. If you look at high school football players from 20 years ago, the all looked like normal people, well maybe a bit bigger than normal, but today these players are huge, weighing over 220 lbs.

While the huge range of bodybuilding supplements available today as well as the different scientific studies done which show the best ways to train to build muscle have helped athletes get bigger naturally, steroids still are the main reason.