Steroids for muscle gains

Anabolic steroids (AS) are drugs that enhance anabolic processes in the body. Mostly, used by athletes to increase muscle mass, strength and endurance.

In the far 1930s, scientists were able to synthesize the first anabolic drugs. Over time, they improved it, and as soon as these drugs appeared on the market, the world of sports, including bodybuilding, have changed. The world has turned upside down. After all, the sport started a new era: athletes began to run faster and further, jump higher, lift more, etc. They began to set previously unseen records.

When you are taking steroids, the level of testosterone is increasing significantly (with the exception of progestin steroids, for example such as Nandrolone). Testosterone contributes to a significant acceleration of protein synthesis in the body, reduces the recovery time, as well as prevents catabolism, results in the growth of muscle tissue.

To obtain the maximum gain from the use of anabolic steroids, you must follow the basic rules:

  • take high-quality products;
  • conduct supplementing correctly;
  • work out hard;
  • adhere to training schedule and diet.

Effect of steroids

Effect of steroids are divided into 2 groups: anabolic and androgenic.

Anabolic effects:

  • the growth of muscle mass (some drugs allow you to gain 8-10 kg (17-22 lbs);
  • increase in the number of red blood cells (erythrocytes);
  • strengthening of bones, ligaments and tendons;
  • significant increase in strength and endurance;
  • burning fatty tissue and much more.

Androgenic effects (also called side effects):

  • baldness, but at the same time there is increased growth of hair on the face and body;
  • hypertrophy of the prostate;
  • masculinization;
  • virilization;
  • atrophy of testicles.

The damage of steroids

Steroids have the following side effects: irritability, decreased quality and quantity of sperm, increased blood pressure, impotence, infertility, gynecomastia, hair loss, masculinization, liver damage, myocardial hypertrophy, delayed growth at a young age, acne, addiction, mood swings, testicular atrophy, fluid retention and others. All of the above side effects have a different frequency of occurrence.

In connection with the fact that during the supplementing with anabolic steroids the body artificially receives testosterone, it ceases to synthesize its own. At the end of the supplementing program, the level of natural testosterone is approaching zero. In order to return its normal level, you should make a post cycle therapy at the end of the AS program.

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Andrey is a coach, sports writer and editor. He is mainly involved in weightlifting. He also edits and writes articles for the IronSet blog where he shares his experiences. Andrey knows everything from warm-up to hard workout.

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