Dependency on Anabolic Steroids can destroy your progress


In today’s blog, we will talk about the most common perception that people hold regarding the use of steroids amongst the bodybuilders. Professional bodybuilders would use anabolic steroids (injectable or tablets) to increase their physical strength, develop muscle mass, prevent water retention, and burn fat. These are some of the benefits that the athletes reap otherwise, the use of steroids depend on individuals at a greater scale. Finding a suitable steroid, the athlete will have to go through a long process of trying various steroids to be sure and confident when they find a perfect steroid that works best for them. Steroids do not only work on any individuals, for the drug to work, the body needs to be in a strict lifestyle that revolves around a monitored diet and intense training sessions. When you have a muscle mass and strength to build a lean physique, the steroid will provide a last push to bring the strength and muscle mass to its peak form. If you plan on taking anabolic steroids and end up depending upon them to give you the strength to workout at a gym, you will only become obese and lethargic. On top of that, the side effects will be more apparent in such a case and absolutely irreversible.

What are anabolic steroids?

These are synthetic, man-made variations of testosterone, a hormone that is naturally present in men in abundance while women have a significantly lower number. Testosterone maintains the distinctive male characteristics such as deep voice, facial hair and muscle development. That is why anabolic steroids are monitored and regulated at an extreme level. These are legally used for sex therapy, treating cancers, muscle loss, aids, or delayed puberty, etc. In most cases, steroids are the last resort for any treatment. Such a caution is taken because steroids have a high chance of leaving serious side effects. These side effects vary from person to person depending on their medical history. There are drugs that are now being administered prior to the appearance of side effects which helps maintaining the natural levels of hormone in the body but it can never be guaranteed. However, it is not as easy as it sounds because every individual case is unique in its own way as it effects the individuals differently. As its only legal use is administered by the health care providers, it is being used by private practitioners who are using steroids for physical-strength enhancement. Anabolic steroids can be taken orally or injected direct into the muscles. Many athletes and professional bodybuilders would use steroids to improve their physique and performance. As these professionals take steroids under a monitored environment, there are those who are misusing the drug. The misuse of anabolic steroids results in side effects that are difficult to combat and at many times hard to reverse. Such of the side effects are:

  • Acne
  • Stunted growth in teens
  • High blood pressure
  • Changes in cholesterol
  • Heart problems, including heart attack
  • Liver disease, including cancer
  • Kidney damage
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Breast growth
  • Low sperm count/infertility
  • Shrinking of the testicles
  • Changes in your menstrual cycle (period)
  • Growth facial hair
  • Male-pattern baldness
  • Voice deepening

The dependency factor is more fatal than the actual drug

When athletes start their steroid cycles, they have to go through a list of things that will need to be kept in mind while starting the cycle. It should be understood that beginners should not start their steroid cycle early in the training days. They need to develop a muscle mass and burn excess body fat, so that the body is prepared to develop more lean muscle mass. If the body is not habitual of burning fat and building muscles, chances are that the steroids will end up making them obese. Therefore, without a prior training routine, steroids can create a lot of risk on your health and overall progress. Now that when advanced athletes start their cycles, they need to research, study, consult experienced athletes and experts regarding the steroids they need to take. Injecting steroids solely upon their own understanding can prove fatal in the long run which is why it is very important to take steroids under a controlled-monitored environment. For instance, professional athletes are taking steroids but they are surrounded by experts who are taking notice of every little aspect. The bodybuilders have less to nothing to worry about unlike the bodybuilders who cannot afford such a team. That is when they start relying on their own understanding that the steroids are going to help them bulk up and they start taking steroids however they wish. That is when they develop this mindset that the steroids are going to play a major part in their bulking and cutting cycle. They start slacking off on their training and diet which triggers the steroids to back-fire. So, whosoever believes that steroids will be the game changer in their bodybuilding regime, are absolutely wrong and they can drive themselves towards an extremely fatal road which no athlete wishes to go through. Those who have, still regret it to this day. Therefore, the key is to work on your body while taking steroids only to maximize your gains and strength because that’s the only way steroids will prove beneficial to you.

Depend on your inner strength.

The key is to believe in your own strength. Believe in your own capability to bring your body to its absolute ripped form so that when you introduce steroids into it, your body should be able to make those ripped muscles more defined with an improved strength. Do not think that you need steroids to build a muscle from scratch. You will need to work hard, train for hours at the gym all the while counting your calories and maintaining a maximum of 10% body fat to build lean muscles naturally. Therefore, look within yourself and unlock that inner strength to help you while you are training at the gym. Become your own competition as well as motivation and it will help you reach that golden time when your body will be in its perfect form to sign up for a bodybuilding competition. And while preparing for the competition, you can start your steroid cycle. 

See Also :

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