The Truth About Steroids…..
Steroids can be a bit of a grey area and are generally frowned
upon by society. This is not helped by the USA.s war on
steroids and bad publicity from the media.
Steroids are illegal to possess in the USA and Australia,
however in the UK it is legal to possess them for personal use
but illegal to sell or distribute them.
The reality is that unless you are one of those freak of
nature people with Greek mythology god like genetics which is
one in every 10 million people, you will never ever get that
physique you always wish you had without the use of anabolic
Never ever begin taking anabolic steroids without educating
yourself first, so read, read & read on…….
This jargon busting guide to steroids is designed to teach you
the basic.s in using anabolic steroids safely and effectively.
What You Need to Learn
Section 1 – Understanding How Steroids Work
Section 2 – Categorizing Steroids
Section 3 – Stopping Side Effects
Section 5 – Post Cycle Therapy
Section 4 – Beat the Fear of Injecting
Section 1 – Understanding How Steroids Work
. Start Small Think Big – This mind set will save you
money, keep you healthy and ensure you get the most out
of anabolic steroids in later years to come. More is
never better especially if you are new to steroids or in
your first year of using them.
There is a massive difference in using them and abusing
them. The human body is a finely tuned instrument and
fights off anything and everything.
A drug is a drug such as caffeine, alcohol or steroids,
the more you take the more you think you need, when
really your body is building up a resistance and fighting
off the excess amounts of the drug in your system.
Everyone reacts differently to steroids so listen up…
first timers should not start on several products, they
should start with one only and protective products. This
way you can see what is working, if you take numerous
products from day one you cannot know which ones work for
you and which ones don.t.
So think about it, if you gradually increase with each
course or add a new product each time you do a course you
will learn what does what and get better results each
. Receptor Sites – Understanding receptor sites can
go on forever and ever and bore you to death, reading
them in detail would leave the average person mind
So let.s keep it simple, imagine little landing pads that
float round in your blood stream, these are what steroid
molecules attach themselves to; however there are only so
many spaces to land on.
By taking too much gear too fast you will overload your
system, little cleaners called enzymes come along and
clear out the gear every week ready for the next load.
If you take too much for your body to handle the enzymes
cannot clean up in time and you are overloaded full of
gear which was a waste of money. You may also get
increased side effects and some people can feel a bit
under the weather whilst the body fights off the
So the lesson here is that more gear is never better, as
we said earlier start small think big, experience, trial
and error will teach you what you can and cannot handle.
Once you have done a few beginner courses and your body
has become accustomed to steroids you have done the
ground work, you are then ready to experiment with
various products and see what works best for you.
At this stage (approx your 5th or 6th course) I would
suggest starting a course with bulking / high androgen,
long acting steroids to really kick start up regulation
of the receptor sites and then around week four add the
weaker cutting steroids.
We take weaker cutting steroids at this point because we
have more receptor sites available which will increase
the effect of the weaker steroids. Taking cutting
steroids at this point will tighten and shape the bulk
you created in the first four weeks of the course.
. Duration – The standard length of a cycle is 8 – 10
weeks (8 weeks max when on orals alone). In general a 12
week cycle is the longest you should stay on.
For a complete beginner I would suggest a four week
course of Dianabol only, taking approximately 4 x 10mg
tablets spread out throughout the day say morning,
midday, late afternoon and the last one an hour or two
before training to ensure your blood levels are up.
Then you could try a six week course for example Dianabol
and Deca-Durabolin, sticking with the same principle as
above with the Dianabol but adding 200mg of Deca-
Durabolin every week. This way you are adding to a tried
and tested course so you will learn the effects of the
new steroid added.
The next example would be another six week course
sticking with the same two principles above, 4 x 10mg
tablets of Dianabol daily and 200mg of Deca weekly but
adding 250mg of Sustanon250 every other/per week. Again
you are adding to a tried and tested course but you will
learn the effects of the new steroid added.
Hopefully your pretty intelligent and understand what I
am getting at in the above paragraphs…. if not read it
again until it sinks in, this is your health and your
future physique we are dealing with.
As I mentioned earlier and to the best of my knowledge
and from various well established bodybuilders I have met
over the years the more favourable way to do an 8-12 week
course would be to hit the bulking, long acting, high
androgen steroids for the first 4-6 weeks then hit the
cutting, short acting steroids in later 4-6 weeks of the
Time off is the last thing on your mind when taking
steroids but it is one of the most important periods of a
steroid course. Having time off also clears the receptor
sites and gives your body that all important break from
an influx of drugs, I would suggest a month off after
each course and often when you hit the gear again your
body grows like never before.
Section 2 – Categorizing Steroids
There are many different steroids out there and for me to
list each one in detail would take forever and you.d
probably wake up with your face hitting the keyboard as
you nod off.
Some of these steroids in the same category work
completely different to others and some are very similar
to each other but work in a slightly different way. Below
is a list of some popular steroids in their respective
. Bulking steroids
Anadrol 50 (Nap 50 Tablets)
Sustanon 250 (a blend of four testosterone esters)
Section 3 – Stopping Side Effects
There are many side effects when taking steroids which
can easily be controlled. In the next few paragraphs will
be details on the most unwanted side effects and a
generalisation of others. Despite what the media says
only a small percentage of steroid users go into so
called „roid rage. or suffer health problems.
. Gynaecomastia – More commonly known as Gyno or
“bitch tits”, this is caused by the conversion
(aromatization) of steroids in the body to oestrogen. It
is a build up of fatty tissue under the nipple which
untreated can look freaky and end up costing you about
£3k to get it cut out.
This isn.t something the NHS treat for free so right from
the start of your course start with oestrogen blockers to
ensure you are not a bodybuilder with female breasts.
Your three solutions are Nolvadex which is an anti-
oestrogen which works on the fat in the nipple however
this is more of a fight the problem drug. You can stop
oestrogen dead in its tracks with Arimidex but small
amounts of oestrogen are good for muscle gains.
Many athletes anti-oestrogen drug of choice is Proviron,
this stops the conversion of testosterone into oestrogen
therefore preventing gyno and water retention, it keeps
your testosterone in a free state when some cases up to
98% can be inactive. It is also useful for the loss of
sex drive which some steroids cause and it hardens your
physique preventing soft bloated muscle. Proviron has
many benefits but just keep an eye on your blood
pressure, oh and guys, in too high a dose it can give you
a continuous erection. Eat Your Heart Out Viagra!!!
Seriously too much can damage your manhood. 2 x 25mg
tablets per day will do the job in divided doses without
the side effects.
. Liver Protection – Over the last decade an
increasing number of steroid users have been admitted to
hospital with liver damage. Only a small percentage are
the usual steroid abusers that you.d expect, shockingly
the majority are male, in their 20.s and have used gear
several times over the last 12 – 24 months.
The problem is that anabolic steroids, especially orals,
are chemically structured as C-17 alpha alkylation which
prevents the liver from doing its job as a detoxifying
organ, and enables the drug to pass through the liver
without rapidly degrading. The down side is the chemical
process causes damage increasing the liver enzyme values.
At this stage persistent use of the steroid without any
protection products can lead to inflammation of the
liver. Serious cases can lead to jaundice and or liver
Liver protection is serious stuff, anyone considering
using steroids for the first time is probably thinking is
it really worth it…? Surprisingly the answer is YES…
Unfortunately the current trend / generation fail to
educate themselves even though they are using anabolic
steroids which is complete Bonkers!! Many take advice
from the geezer in the gym that sold them the gear. Those
with previous experience can get lazy or ignorant to side
effects and don.t bother with protective products and
soldier through as they feel invincible whilst pumped up
on the stuff.
If you are using C-17 alpha alkylated gear such as
Dianabol or Anadrol 50 and want to have a fully
functional liver then do yourself a favour and supplement
a good milk thistle and Liv52. Two very effective
products which help neutralise toxins in the liver and
help the regeneration process. For less than £20 you can
purchase these two great products which keep the liver
damage under control provided you are using sensible
doses. Best advice is to use milk thistle and Liv52 all
year round increasing the dosage during a steroid cycle.
. Water Retention – This is never a dangerous side
effect from steroids it is more an unwanted one. High
androgen steroids are usually the culprit as they cause
the muscle fibres to store water and sodium. Keep your
salt intake low and if things get bad use a herbal (never
chemical) diuretic such as dandelion.
. Kidneys – Higher levels of sodium and strong androgen
steroids can give the kidneys more work to deal with,
simply drink at least 3 litres of water a day to clean
. Blood Pressure – Warning Signs are nosebleeds,
headaches or some people get a tight feeling in their
face or their eyes feel bulging. If this happens stop
taking the drug concerned, but just a reminder diet is
the key, eat good fats not bad fats, ie almonds are good
fats – donner kebabs are bad fats.
. Cholesterol & Heart Problems – The media has
blown stories way out of proportion in the past about
dangers of heart enlargement from taking steroids. This
is utter nonsense, if you became three times bigger than
you were before, all your internal organs have to grow
whether you are on steroids or not. Fact. In regards to
cholesterol all it takes is some regular aerobic exercise
and again eat healthy fats not bad fats.
. Various Other Side Effects – There are other
side effects such as hair loss or hair growth which some
people are not affected by. Others are already sensitive
to it naturally and certain steroids will increase the
rate in which the hair is lost or how fast it grows. Acne
and skin problems work in the same way, if you don.t
suffer from it naturally you may only get the odd spot
from certain steroids but if you are sensitive to it
normally than steroids may make it worse. Again trial and
error will teach you what steroids work best for you.
Section 4 – Post Cycle Therapy
At this point you will have been using some form of
testosterone and are just putting the last shot of your
gear in at the end of your course. Your testosterone has
been booming for a number of weeks so between 7-12 days
(depending on the drug last administered) after your last
shot I would suggest coming off your oestrogen blocker such
as Arimidex or Proviron then most people would switch to
Nolvadex and Clomid to get their natural testosterone back
Another brilliant choice would be to use Nolvadex and
DHEA..? Anybody remember this stuff..? It was massive many
years ago as it was the next best thing to steroids. DHEA
helps put your testosterone back in place as this is a
naturally produced hormone by the adrenal glands which in
turn helps keep your muscle gains. Many steroid users will
overlook DHEA but it is a much better choice than HCG as it
does not have oestrogen aromatising problems.
Popular post cycle therapy products that can be used 7-12
days after your last shot.
Cyclofenil – Used to kick start natural testosterone
400mg per day for 2 weeks or more.
Clomiphene Citrate – Used to combat oestrogen, boost
testosterone levels and used as a fertility drug 50 –
150mg daily for 20 days.
DHEA – Used to kick start testosterone 200mg per day for
10 – 14 days.
HCG – Used to increase testosterone 500iu – 1000iu daily
for 3 weeks. Drop down the dose on the last two shots,
stack with Nolvadex and continue the Nolvadex for a week
after your last shot of HCG.
Nolvadex – The most common anti-oestrogen on the market
which works on keeping gyno at bay, it also slightly
raises your test and can burn some fat. 10 – 80mg can be
taken per day for 10 – 14 days.
Part 5 – Beat The Fear of Injecting
Your first injection of steroids can be pretty nerve wrecking
so don.t just jab it in and hope for the best. Proper
injection procedure could save you an embarrassing trip the
hospital. Follow this procedure step by step and do what
nurses do…. practise on an orange….
. Purchasing your injection kit – When ordering your
injection kit or picking the stuff you need from a needle
exchange centre make sure you get the following; Needles
they are approximately 23 gauge, it will say 23G on the
back of the packet. If you are getting say ten shots
worth you will 20 needles in total. They are colour coded
so you will need 10 green needles & 10 blue needles 23G x
1 ¼” these are best for the injection. You will also need
10 x 2ml syringe and a box of alcohol swabs.
. Get Heated – Heating you gear up kills any potential
bacteria lurking around and makes it easier to draw the
oil from the vial. Simply drop it in some warm (not
boiling) water for approx 10 minutes then let it cool
down again before injecting.
. Opening the Amp/Vial – If using a vial fill your syringe
with 1ml of air, break off the metal covering the rubber
top and wipe it with an alcohol swab. Now stick the green
needle through the rubber and push in the 1ml of air as
this will help the liquid draw out better. If using a
glass ampoule saw around the neck with a nail file or
something similar a few times then get a cloth or tissue
before snapping the glass top off to avoid any glass bits
in your fingers.
. Preparation – Once you have drawn the oil from the amp or
vial swap the needle head for the blue 23G x 1 ¼”. At
this point leave the syringe stood up on a flat surface
with the needle pointing to the ceiling for about 2
minutes, the oil should be bubble free, if not hold it
whilst flicking it with your finger till the bubbles are
gone. Now push the oil right to the top and let a little
come out the needle and run down it, this makes an easier
glide when pushing the needle in.
. Best place to inject – This has got to be the top right
of your right buttock or the top left of your left
buttock. Tense the muscle first and feel where the thick
muscle sits, now relax again and wipe the area with an
alcohol swab then double check no air is in the syringe.
You are probably flapping at this point but keep calm and
remember you have acquired the knowledge to do this
safely, now inject slowly deep into the muscle.
. Pull back – Once the needle is in pull back the plunger
to see if the syringe fills with blood, if so take it out
slowly and re-site the injection. This will probably
never happen but it is a small possibility and it means
you are in a blood vessel which can be pretty traumatic
if you inject into it.
. Push the gear in – Keep your buttock relaxed at all times
and always inject at a right angle, inject all the juice
in nice and slowly as this will be less painful.
. Pull out – Once injected pull the needle out nice and
slowly and as soon as it pops out wipe it with the
alcohol swab or a cotton swab to clear any droplets of
blood that may be present.
. Tidy up – Never leave needles lying around there is no
excuse so tidy them up and keep others safe. You should
have a sharps bin from the needle exchange or bin them
very carefully by wrapping them up so they do not come
loose on the garbage collector.
Before even considering steroids always ensure your diet,
rest, training and exercise are up to scratch. If you
have to stop and question anything you are doing then
read this again or read a legit source online please arm
yourself as knowledge is power in this game my friend.
Always keep in mind if you are big enough to take
steroids you are big enough to take care of yourself and
others around you.