Before telling you guys how to use steroids I must provide you some basic info about steroids. Steroids are naturally produced by our body to grow our body in puberty I.e. ESTROGEN which controls the development and maintenance of individual feminine characteristics such as breasts and pubic & armpit hair, also aids in regulating menstrual cycle , also found in males but in a very small percentage .TESTOSTRONE is secreted primarily in the testicals of males and ovaries of female , it helps vital role in production of male reproductive system such as testis & prostate and also helps in muscles growth , bones mass and growth of body hair .But now medical science make them in labs i.e synthetic hormones designed to treat medical ailments that means they are life saving drugs. There are 2 types of steroids, Anabolic and Corticosteroids. Anabolic behaves like male sex hormones and are legally prescribed by doctors in treating problems like late puberty, cancer , AIDS, and significant muscles loss , whereas corticosteroids are used in treating allergic reactions and autoimmune diseases. Both types can be taken orally, injected muscularly, or rubbed on the skin.
How steroids work
Here we will be talking about only Anabolic steroids aka performance enhancing drugs, as most people want to use them to gain muscles and strength in a very short period of time. So when a specific muscle part goes under training they sustain damage, now the damaged muscles are signaled to repair, rebuild and to improve. For that body cells put more protein into the damaged area to recover, repair, and rebuild the muscle fibers resulting in bigger stronger muscles. So when anabolic are used the protein synthesis process gets fastened resulting in quick repair and rebuild of damaged muscle fibers.
Some primary benefits of using Anabolic steroids –
- Anabolic steroids increase the deposition of protein as muscle or protein biosynthesis.
- Anabolic steroids increase oxygenation of the blood.
- Anabolic steroids promote the retention of nitrogen — and indication that protein is being converted to muscle.
- Anabolic steroids prevent catabolism, or the naturally occurring breakdown of lean muscle tissue.
Anabolic steroids when combined with resistance training and a diet high in calories — specifically protein, cause an increase in protein synthesis which in turn provides protein molecules used by the body to increase the size and strength of the skeletal muscle cell — skeletal muscles being the major muscles of the body. The obvious goal of the user is muscular hypertrophy or growth and anabolic steroids can accelerate this process. To maintain this hypertrophy, periodic stimulation (weight lifting) of the muscle is necessary. Without this stimulation, the protein synthesis process will reverse and the skeletal muscle will atrophy.
So from all above we want to say that using Anabolic steroids can provide you great results making you bigger, stronger, healthier, helps in gaining lean muscles quickly and decreasing fat percentage in your body.
But along these benefits, there are some short term and long term effects of steroids. Use of Anabolic steroids comes with a price to pay depends upon if you use them or abuse them.
Short term effects of steroids –
With these improvement in development and performance can come many unwanted short term effects of steroids, here is a list-
- Mood swings
- Unusual hair growth
And in those peoples taking doses up to 10-100 times the medically appropriate levels many side effects will occur, here are some –
- Shrinking of the testicles
- Excessive hair growth in women (facial hair growth too)
- Deepening the voice in women
- Growth of the breast tissue in men
- Fertility issues
- Heart problems
- Elevated blood pressure
- Rapid mood swings
- Menstrual irregularities in women
Long term effects of steroids –
Many of the side effects of steroids can be seen from someone’s outward appearance changes or through their behavior. But long term effects of steroids abuse cannot be observed.
In the long term Anabolic steroid abuse can cause –
- Anger and aggression
- Heart attack
- Kidney failure
- Tumors in the liver
- Blood borne diseases from injection use
- Acne resulting in skin damage
Steroid use in sports-
There is so much competition out there in sports world that nobody cares about the participants who loose, people only salute to those who win. Also the intensity and levels of the sportspersons and the nature of sports is changing rapidly day by day. So everybody wants to be on top even if that means using steroids in sports at any cost, they are willing to pay for it to win. The market of performance enhancing drugs aka anabolic Steroids is spreading in the sports world , sportspersons even in junior levels start using steroids to perform best in their respective sport.
There are some cheaters who use steroids in sports to gain an unfair advantage, violate the spirit of competition and sends wrong message to the children. It is spreading like a fire in forest in baseball and football. There are legend players who confess after their retirement that they have used performance enhancing drugs in their careers and now are suffering many side effects due to steroids use.
Athletes use steroids to dramatically increase red blood cells, the oxygen carrying components of blood. Increase the oxygen-storing ability of blood can increase performance.
Anabolic steroids use in athletes increases the production of a nitrogenous compound called Creatine Phosphate & it promotes the storage of certain enzymes in a muscle cell including ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate). ATP is used by the body for muscle contractions. This enzyme breaks down to ADP (Adenosine Diphosphate) which is the fuel used to make muscles move. As more Creatine Phosphate is available, the conversion of ATP to ADP is enhanced meaning that strength will increase. Incidentally, this is the effect that is thought to be facilitated through creatine monohydrate supplementation — making this a supplement of significant interest as of late. Oxandrolone, an oral anabolic steroid, is thought to significantly increase CP production by the muscle. This is likely the reason many athletes find Anavar to increase strength even when mass may not increase.
Most commonly used steroids in sports are –
- Dianabol / D-bol/Nandrolone decanoate
- Anadrol (strongest oral known steroid)
- FHERBOLICO: (Nandrolone Ciclohexilpropionate)
So when people think of steroid use they are getting half information and are being scared to hell by telling them the side effects of steroids.
BUT MOST IMPORTANT THING TO KEEP IN MIND IS THAT STEROIDS ONLY HARM WHEN ARE ABUSED I.E USED IN MUCH MORE AMOUNT OF MEDICAL APPROPRIATE LEVELS. APPROPRIATE USE OF ANABOLIC STEROIDS HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO GIVE EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS IN MUSCLES GROWTH , STRENGTH AND ENHENCING THE PERFORMANCE IN SPORTS. IN OUR NEXT ARTICLE I WILL TELL YOU HOW TO SAFELY USE STEROIDS TO BUILD MUSCLES, GAIN STRENGTH. I WILL ALSO SHOW YOU AN EXAMPLE FOR STEROID CYCLE FOR BEGINNERS AND WHAT DIET YOU MUST BE ON WHEN YOU ARE ON A STEROID CYCLE TO GET FULL BENEFIT, WILL ALSO COVER UP THE SUBJECT TO MINIMIZE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF STEROIDS USE .