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|A steroid is a family of polycyclic hydrocarbons.|
|Steroids can come in an oral form (pills, tablets)|
|It can also be administered by intramuscular injection (deep in the muscle tissue)|
|It can be injected into multiple sites on the body. Most common would be the deltoids, glutes, and quads.|
|This is a multi-dosed injection vial. |
Most steroid names will end with an "ONE" like this one: Progesterone.
This is a hormone replacement therapy for women.
Not all steroids are meant to make you big.
|This is a male replacement hormone Testosterone. |
There are a few esters of this chemical. This one is "Cypionate"
which is a slow released testosterone which has an active half life of 12-15 days in the body.
Other esters such as "propionate, acetate" are fast release esters which have an active half-life of 2-3 days.
|The needle with the grey tip is a 22gauge needle which is commonly used to inject oil based steroids with.|
Oil is a lot thicker than water based injections such as a flu shot.
|Certain steroids can cause elevated blood pressure. |
These are signs that the heart and blood vessels are being overworked.
|Acne is a very common side effect of Anabolic Steroids. |
If the user is prone to acne already it will only make it worse.
Not everybody will have this side effect but a higher level of
testosterone & oils in the body it will increase the chances. Even oral steroids can overwork the liver which can also cause acne.
|Sometimes if the body doesn't like what you're putting in it.. it can react pretty bad.|
This is not common for someone to use steroids and turn out like this.
This person doesn't even look like they work out.
Again, people put these images on the internet to hype the topic up too much.
|Chemicals that mimic the effect of testosterone will convert to estrogen.|
Bodybuilders often use other drugs to counter the side effects. (Nolvadex, Clomid, HCG, Arimidex)
However some people don't know about it so they get side effects like gynocomastia or gyno/ bitch-tits.
Regardless of the preventatives, if a person is prone to gyno then they will still get gyno.
Drinking alcohol or smoking weed can also cause gyno. Combine drinking and steroids together and it will accelerate the side effects of gyno.
|Testicular Atrophy is when the balls shrink. Since a synthetic testosterone is present in the body, the natural testosterone produced in the testes will slow down because the body thinks it doesn't need as much. Basically, the balls shrink while on steroids but grow back afterwards.|
|"Roid Rage"? This is also hyped up in movies. People are going to be people. Some people drink alcohol and they'll be happy.. and some get mad. Same thing goes for steroids. I've met big bodybuilders that do use steroids and they're actually the nicest people. There's no scientific proof that "roid rage" even exist. A higher level of testosterone may raise aggression but that just depends on the person.|
|This is Finaplix-H which are pellets that are shot into the ear of cattles to help them gain weight (then they're shipped off, slaughtered, and sold in the markets). It's also used to help sick animals gain their weight back. In this pellet form it won't do anything for humans.|
|Finaplix-H is same chemicals make up the drug Trenbolone. Bodybuilders use this to gain dense muscle properties.|
However, it was designed for animals so the side effects on humans could include: skin irritation, high blood pressure, gyno, night sweats, etc.
|Methandrostenolone or known as Dianabol/ D-Bol are oral steroids.|
In the early 1960s, doctors commonly prescribed a tablet per day for women as a tonic but was quickly discontinued when they discovered the heavily masculinising effects.
It was also used to help prisoners of war gain their weight back. This was banned when they discovered it was harmful to the liver.
Body builders use injections to bypass the liver.
|Other side effects may include:|
- body hair growth
-change in vocal cords
-premature baldness or hair loss
-liver and kidney problems
Just like any drug with an effect there can be side effects.
Will it happen to everyone? No.
Every body reacts differently.
|Steroids are used at a professional bodybuilding level. To get to this level, it's not just years of using chemicals alone.|
It takes extreme self discipline, strict diet, rest, lots of lifting, and most importantly time. Genetics has a big part of this too. Not everyone can get to this level.
|Steroids are commonly used in professional sports such as football. A lot of it has to do with preventing injuries. |
|What happens if you take too much steroids? |
Well the body can only handle so much. Here you can see a steroid 'abscess' which is excess oil/chemicals in one injection site. The body is rejecting it so it will swell up, cause severe pain, and the body temperature raises to fight it off.
|If steroids work.. why are they banned? |
Because in the wrong hands people can get hurt from it.
The subject has been hyped up so much people have very little knowledge on what it's really designed for.
|These are professional bodybuilders (Jay Cutler, Ronnie Coleman, Kevin Levrone)|
With years of hard training, strict diet, extreme self discipline, and even chemical enhancements it will not change the shape of their abs. Some people will have 6 packs some will have 4, and some will have 8. It all varies on your natural genetics.
|This is a comparison of myself when I started working out and five years later. |
I've never really trained abs as I incorporate them into compound movements (bench, squat, dead lifts)
I had very low body fat to start with. You can see the shape of my abs are about the same.
|Here's an example of one of my friend / fan Neil 's progress for cutting. |
As you can see his body fat was hiding his abdominal underneath.
|Lean back and raise your knees up toward your torso. Squeeze your abs. Repeat.|
|Lay on a flat bench press and hold onto the bar. Extend your legs out. Point your toes straight up.|
|Lift both legs up where your body and your legs are 90 degrees.|
|At the top of the lift, raise your hips and
hold for a count and lower back until legs are parallel with ground.|
|Place the barbell on your shoulders as if you're about to do a squat. Place your feet shoulder-width apart and flex your knees (don't lock out your knees).|
|Keep your chest out and bend only at the waist. Control the weight as you return to start position.|
|Alternate sides and repeat.|
|Hold plank on forearms as shown. |
Basically a push up position with your forearms against the ground.
|Roll your hips to one side barely tapping hips to ground to keep abs contracted.|
|Alternate to the opposite side and repeat.|
|Start off with a push-up position keeping feet about shoulder-width apart.|
|Raise one arm up as your hips become squared with the wall.|
|Slowly swing your arms under your body to the opposite side. Repeat to finish reps. Switch sides.|
|Rest your forearms on the pad and support your body up.|
|Lift your knees up towards your chest. |
Hold for a second then lower your legs back down to starting position.
|**TIP** If the knee ups are too easy then you can raise your entire leg. |
Or you can do weighted knee ups while holding a dumbell with your feet.