(This article is for fun and information purposes only. This article is not suggesting anyone should ever use illegal substances, if illegal in your country, unless medically necessary and with a Doctor's supervision and guidance.)
In our last article The Secret to Gaining Muscle we exposed the truth about the muscle industry. To summarize:
There is no muscle industry without drugs (steroids).
There is no such thing as getting into phenomenal shape with over-the-counter supplements like creatine and whey protein or with diet and training alone. The naturally lean and muscular body is a skinny one. The human body CANNOT produce excessive muscular size while maintaining low body-fat. A natural trainer has two options: be lean and muscular but look skinny in clothing or be big and look somewhat muscular in clothing but also be relatively fat.
Muscle stars do not tell you the truth because:
- They make money off our gullibility when they sell us worthless supplements that don't work (see the #1 supplement that ACTUALLY works).
- They don't want anyone to look like them, they want to be special and they don't want competition.
- If they told the truth about their drug use they would be thought of as “cheaters” instead of as “genetic freaks” and their livelihood would be instantly gone.
Every person who has attained great shape has used a cocktail of anabolic steroids, human growth hormone, insulin, diuretics, and narcotics. Every muscular person knows this and most of them will not tell you the truth. Steroids are not just used by a small number of meat-head bodybuilders. Steroids are used by a huge amount of people where strength, size, endurance, or appearance are of importance. Steroids are used for this reason:
On Steroids you go from Zero to Hero in a matter of weeks.
The list of people who ALWAYS use steroids are as follows: Bodybuilders, athletes (even skinny athletes who do not look like the average roid-head), fitness models, and weightlifters. There is no exception to this list. These people take drugs because they MUST take drugs to earn money or to win.
The list of people who commonly use steroids are: Police officers, firefighters, prison guards, movie and music stars, gym-rats, “natural” bodybuilders, men in the Armed Forces especially those serving in Special Units, divorced and single women over the age of 30 or 40 who want to look good, men over the age of 30-40 who want to look good, prisoners, people in the club scene, bouncers etc.. This list is endless.
With so many people using they must know something that natural trainers don't know. In this article we will look at the effects and side effects of these drugs.
Anabolic Androgen Steroids, commonly referred to as “AAS”. “Anabolic” is short for “Anabolism” which means cell growth (muscle growth) and “Androgen” is short for “Androgenic” which means virilising or affecting the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics. Anabolic steroids are the most commonly used drugs to develop a muscular physique.
AAS includes drugs which promote muscle and size gain and drugs that promote fat loss while maintaining muscle size. The most common anabolic steroids are:
- Synthetic Testosterone – First synthesized in the 1930's and used to great advantage on Russian Weighlifters. Testosterone is an injectable steroid. Testosterone comes in several different forms including: Testosterone Enanthate, Testosterone Cypionate, & Testosterone Propionate. Testosterone is the base for ALL steroid cycles (a length of time that a user uses steroids).
- Dianabol – First developed in the 1950's and spawning the entire bodybuilding industry. Dianabol (DBOL) is the most common and popular steroid of all time. Dianabol is an oral steroid meaning it is swallowed in pill form. Side effects include looking like Larry Scott.
- Deca Durabolin – Deca is an injectable steroid used to put on a lot of muscular size in a short time. Deca is also noted for it's ability to eliminate joint pain by “lubing” the joints. Deca is a hugely popular steroid. Side effects include getting jacked.
- Equipoise – Equipoise (EQ) is an injectable steroid originally used on horses. EQ is commonly used as a fat cutting drug and a stamina increasing drug (good for athletes).
- Sustanon – Sustanon is a combination of four different types of testosterone and is used to gain muscular size.
- Anavar – Anavar is an oral steroid typically used to cut fat while maintaining muscular size.
- Winstrol – Winstrol is a steroid used to cut body fat.
- Trenbolone – Trenbolone is an injectable steroid used to cut bodyfat while gaining muscular size. Side effects include making panties wet.
The most common reported side effects of responsible Anabolic steroid use are: Getting jacked, getting strong, gaining muscle size, increased stamina, ravenous appetite, ravenous sexual appetite, gaining confidence, and turning into He-Man.
Other, less fun, side effects include: Possible testicular atrophy, acne, possible premature hair loss if genetically pre-disposed, hair growth, possible gynocomastia, stunted growth (for the youngsters), possible kidney and liver problems and more.
Yes, Steroids have side effects. Every drug has side effects – as every TV commercial for any drug so comically points out. The truth is that Steroids cannot kill you. Steroids rarely cause impotence – in many countries steroids are used as sexual aides. Years of steroid ABUSE can cause hormonal problems and the inability to produce testosterone without the use of drugs.
Steroids are not the killer the lying media reports them to be.
The portayal of Steroids in the popular media is one lie after another. Testosterone is the base of steroids, Testosterone is THE male hormone and everything that has anything to with masculinity is wrong. In the emasculated media's eyes it's better to act like a weakling than to be a strong male. Estrogen is THE female hormone and it causes reduced muscle mass, increased fat gain, fluid retention, increased risk of breast cancer, and more undesirable affects. I'll bet you have seen commercials for estrogen pills and their great benefits and I'll guarantee you have never seen testosterone portrayed in anything other than a negative light. The truth is that steroids are downright helpful when used properly and not abused. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is a Godsend for many men past the age of 30 because it helps the users feel young, healthy, and VITAL. Every man past his natural peak should probably supplement with Testosterone, even if not for cosmetic reasons.
OTHER DRUGS USED TO GAIN MUSCLE AND REDUCE BODY FAT:
Human Growth Hormone – Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is responsible for the gigantic size bodybuilders and athletes have been able to achieve. Anabolic steroids help to put on massive size and strength but only up to a point. Human Growth Hormone is the secret to walking around and looking like a Greek Statue with a huge amount of muscle and a low bodyfat percentage. HGH is how female fitness competitors get into shape. HGH is the entire reason Men and Women over the age of 30 can look like Gods and Goddesses.
Insulin – Insulin is used by bodybuilders and athletes to take their size to the ultimate max. Insulin is responsible for the disgusting pregnant bellies of bodybuilders. Side effects include: achieving super-human size and looking disgusting. Insulin is a very dangerous drugs and can kill you if used improperly.
Diuretics – Diuretics are used by bodybuilders and models to remove excess water from underneath the skin to achieve an abnormally lean and dry look. Frequent use and abuse of diuretics is very unhealthy and can do serious damage.
Narcotics – Narcotics and steroids go hand-in-hand. The type of people who are attracted to using steroids are the type of people who are attracted to using other drugs. After developing a Statue-esque physique a lot of guys want to go out and party and pick up chicks. They see it as a bright side that drugs like Cocaine and Meth-amphetamine also have a fat burning effect. Many, many, many people who start steroids are already drug users in the party scene. After using narcotics on a regular basis, injecting steroids is no big deal. And vice versa – after injecting steroids for a long time sniffing a little cocaine or taking ghb or ecstacy or injecting nubaine is no big deal. Painkillers are also very common for athletes to use and this is what leads to the real health problems – the combination of narcotics (or alcohol) and hormones is a real killer. If you decide to use steroids you should never, ever drink alcohol or use narcotics. Steroids by themselves will not, cannot, harm or kill you – it is only the combination of steroids and narcotics or alcohol that proves lethal. This is why so many wrestlers, athletes, & bodybuilders die prematurely.
Again, I am not advocating anyone use drugs, I don't even use tylenol (a far more dangerous drug than steroids), but I am telling you that Steroids aren't the demon they are portrayed as. I want you all to know the truth, even though it can be depressing. I don't want anyone chasing the dragon when their body is already at it's natural peak but you can have and maintain a good, natural physique and no one should use steroids unless they have built muscle naturally first or they are past their testosterone producing prime (approx. 30 years old). Stay tuned for more.