The fitness world is full of slim and trim looking men and women, definition scattered all over the gyms and for some reason, and the smell of Caribbean coconut oil fills the air. Don’t get me wrong I love the smell of Pina coladas daily, I just wish I was somewhere that I could enjoy them.
Being healthy and keeping fit has become a priority in most people’s lives, from adding in new training regimes to enlisting professional nutritionists to create a well-balanced, nutritionally full eating plan https://www.who.int/behealthy/healthy-diet or diet.
Taking care of ourselves should be a no brainer, especially if you have a family and children you want to be around for.
While being fit to such an extreme that you are competing in events is not for everyone, for those who enjoy the struggle and then the sense of achievement at the end of it, certain measures have to be taken.
What do I mean? Adding in steroids or physical enhancers to give you that extra edge over the rest of the flock. Certain ‘supplements’ can change the functioning of systems within our bodies, and as this happens we start to see the changes so sought after by fitness fanatics.
You can look here for more anabolic steroid drugs information, but we will discuss this further in the article for those who are new to the whole game of additives and shaping your body into the mold that you believe best represents you as a person.
What are anabolic steroids?
Well, for the most part, we understand that they are man-made synthetic versions of hormones, they are created to replicate the hormones that are already made naturally in the body, but adding them gives us that supplementary benefit.
The main component found in most of the steroids is the male sex hormone, Testosterone. While in the medical fields doctors prescribe this steroid to patients who may have delayed puberty as the body cannot seem to implement this out of its own accord, or for those who are struggling with muscle loss due to ailments or severe illnesses.
In the weightlifting industry, however, this is for a much different reason. These athletes use them not only to enhance their athletic performance but to significantly increase their muscle mass and size. If you are worried and want to ‘try’ it out first but not sure how, or of the consequences then read this blog and see you are not alone in this thinking, so rest up.
The use of steroids is not as scary as it might seem, if you practice safe usage and with the help of a trained medical practitioner who will advise you as you go on your journey, then you should be fine.
What are the benefits of using steroids?
One of the popular reasons that keep popping up when I chat with my friends who are gym freaks and live at their fitness center, I now have to visit them there, is that they can get back to training quicker. They realize they are essentially ‘damaging’ their muscles, and to aid them in a quicker recovery time and shorter turn around, they use steroids.
Because the ‘make-up’ of steroids is that of testosterone which is essential for muscle growth, this is one of the advantages in increasing their size and gains.
Who knows why they enjoy being so massive and not fitting into regular size t-shirts? Each to their own my granny always used to say, as for me, I’ll stand behind them in an argument. Ha. You can, however, watch this quick video on the good and bad reasons why people take steroids and decide to go that route for their fitness career.
Then there is the ‘need’ to have the thinnest skin, this may sound weird but it’s a thing. The thinner the layer is on top of the muscle, the more you see the definition, and when competing this is a key component. That and the fact that you are dipped in what looks like brown paint and then oil, lovely.
This reduction in body fat is what bodybuilders ultimately look to achieve, I mean we all want to have less fat, we just don’t need to have our bones crying out for a bit of cushioning.
3 Types of steroid intakes
- Injections – This is the most obvious of methods, while it isn’t the most ‘fun’ way to take the steroid especially if you’re someone like me who is squirmy around needles, it is the most effective and direct. Injecting straight into the muscle it gets to work immediately in the body and the red blood cells which carry the oxygen around.
- Pills – Then the second most popular option is taking it orally, depending on the mix of steroids you are combining it can add up to quite a handful of tablets. If you are happy to down them all then go for it.
- Creams and gels – There is this option for those as a last resort to the other two, it is the slowest releasing variation and it usually takes longer to see any kind of results. But there will be some with persistence and dedication. Take a minute to look over this article on the different steroid creams available and their strengths.
Whether you are starting at the beginning and still learning and researching all these products or you’re a seasoned user, practicing safe steroid use is vital in gaining its benefits without the negative side effects.
Many people don’t know when to slow down, stop or take a break completely, and this is where having a professional be with you every step of the way is so critical. We can get tunnel vision and fall off the edge, then it’s too late to turn it all around and you are having to live by managing the consequences.
Use steroids to achieve your goals, I have no issue with that, but be careful and read the product labels. A good deal might be just that, too good to be true. Purchase legitimate products from a reputable supplier.