This is the scenario: a guy, say age 21, becomes serious about gaining muscle. He’s 5′ 10″, 7″ wrists, 9″ ankles, average genetics for muscle size-and-proportioned. He’s played sports, but never done more than an occasional resistance workout. Now, he begins a good training-eating-and-resting program. With his genetics, he has the potential for naturally gaining 45 pounds of lean mass if he stays consistent with progressive training/proper eating for a continuous 3 to 4 years.
But, about three months after beginning his training, he starts taking steroids. He does three steroid cycles in the following 18 months, and includes proper post-cycle therapy. That entire time, he’s continuing to consistently train and eat properly. Before the end of two years, he’s gained 45 pounds of lean mass (which with steroids, by the way, is not necessarily typical but neither improbable). At that point, he permanently quits using steroids, but he does continue properly training and eating for another two years. At the end of four years, he carries the same 45 pounds of lean mass.
Thank you for your post it is very confrontational, I would like to say that i am a “steriod user” but mine is prescribed (sustanon 250). I am 40 years of age and around a year ago decided to go on an ultra fitness fad, i had been doing gym work much longer than this but really wanted to lose fat and tone up. At the time i weighed 115kg and was flat benching 140kg for 10 reps, i weighed and counted EVERYTHING that went into my mouth and pretty much stayed at 2000-2400 calories per day but could not lose weight. I thought after some research that i maybe had a thyroid problem and went to the doctor, had some blood tests and came back with a test level of . I have done one three month cycle on sus and came off to get more blood work done and both test came back at & respectively. I am currently on 500mg of sus per week and now weigh 108kg and incline bench 140kg for 6 reps. To me it certainly gives me more lease on life as i am not as tired, feel more alive and even sleep better. I have lost a lot of BF over the past year and certainly gained muscle but the best part of all this to me if the extra energy that i have at hand.
I in no way advocate “steriod abuse or even use” to any one that does not really require it and have spoken with young guys at my gym advising them to keep off of it because what people need to realise is when your body is supplemented with test your own natural production shuts down. I do not believe that anyone who may be contemplating taking juice should do so under the age of 30 as it will only lead to long term misery, guys who are in their teens and twenties are still growing naturally and as long as you EAT well and get plenty of rest your body will do the rest for you, there is no need to plat russian roulette with your health. Use mother nature to put yourself in an anabolic state and not synthetics
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