Do you want to get big and jacked?
If the answer is yes, you’ve probably already contemplated using anabolic steroids or Prohormones in one way or another.
For some of you, the thought of using steroids may have briefly popped into your head, before you quickly shut down the idea and move on with your life, determined to build muscle naturally.
Others, however, may have seriously considered turning to the dark side in order to build the body they’ve always wanted.
We’re not here to debate the ethical and moral reasons behind using anabolic steroids, because the simple fact is that we have no real say or authority in the matter.
The cold, hard truth of the matter is that people are always going to use steroids, one way or another, so we would much rather they do so in a safe and controlled environment.
Official statistics reveal that roughly 1 in 30 young men are using steroids to build muscle, but unofficially, that number is thought to be much higher.
That is just one reason why we are now going to be looking at how to use steroids safely.
As mentioned, people are always going to use steroids and prohormones to build muscle, so we may as well make it as safe and productive for them as possible.
So, sit back, grab a protein shake, and enjoy our guide on how to use steroids safely.
Why He Sudden Surge In Popularity Of Steroids?
Steroids have been used by athletes and bodybuilders for decades now.
In fact, many steroids were developed for medical reasons in the mid 1900’s, and were prescribed by doctors to treat a wide variety of health issues, including asthma.
As time went by, however, people began noticing that these drugs were positively affecting their physiques and athletic performance, and steroids became synonymous with the world of bodybuilding, both professionally and as a pastime.
Over the last decade or so, worldwide stats have revealed that more young adults, especially young males, typically aged between 16 and 24 have been regularly using a variety of steroids, including very powerful variants such as Trenbolone, to help them build a body that social media would be proud of.
Therein lies one of the main issues.
If you browse social media, or even popular TV channels and magazines, you’ll see young, good-looking, absolutely ripped young men with incredibly impressive physiques.
This is placing more and more pressure on young men to try to emulate these models by building muscular, lean, and powerful bodies.
It is also leading to mental health issues like body dysmorphia and OCD, causing people to become obsessed with what they eat, how they look, and how they live their lives.
Perhaps most worrying of all, is the fact that many of these young men are willingly injecting or swallowing these drugs, without actually knowing what they’re taking, how to take it correctly, and what to do after a cycle.
Factor in the fact that they’re also very young a lot of the time, and therefore their hormones are already probably all over the place, and we suddenly understand what a problem it is.
How To Use Steroids Safely
To begin with, anabolic steroids and hormones can be dangerous, even if used safely and correctly.
However, they can also be very beneficial if used as instructed.
Like anything in life, if you abuse them and take more than you should, or simply use them incorrectly, not only will you not benefit, but you put your health at risk.
Many studies out there have proven that drinking one glass of red wine per day can actually be very good for you, due to the high amounts of resveratrol and other antioxidants found in the grapes that make up the wine.
However, drinking one large bottle of wine per day is not good for you and will damage your health.
The thing to remember is that, in order to benefit from certain things, we need to use them sensibly, in moderation, and as instructed by experts.
So, if you want to get jacked and plan on hopping on a cycle, here is some advice and some tips on how to use steroids safely:
Do Not Use Steroids If You Are Under 23 years Of Age
First and foremost, we’ll get the ball rolling by talking about steroid use in young men.
There are countless young men out there, many still in their teen that injects and swallow steroids on a daily basis, in search of the body beautiful.
Without sugar coating things, what they are actually doing is screwing their insides up in a huge way.
Your hormones are still all over the place when you reach your early twenties, so taking steroids at a young age can cause hormonal imbalances, it could lead to stunted growth plates in some cases, plus it puts extra strain on your major organs.
By the time you reach 23 – 24, your hormones should be settled somewhat, making steroid use at that age much safer than steroid use at a young age.
If you’re young and still in college, or whatever, forget roids for now, and instead focus on getting in the calories, eating protein, training well, and enjoying your young life.
Always, always Do Plenty Of Research
As you’re reading this guide you are already doing some research into steroid use, so that’s a great start.
Pat yourself on the back.
Great, then let’s carry on.
We can’t begin to explain just how many young steroid users take steroids without knowing a thing about steroids.
They don’t know how to take steroids, they don’t know what they should be taking, they don’t know when to take them, hell, they don’t even know for sure what they are taking in the first place.
With steroids, you don’t just stick a needle into your butt cheek once a day, for as many days/weeks as you want, perhaps skipping the odd injection here and there because you went out partying last night.
With steroids, in order for them to be effective, and safe, you need to carefully plan each cycle out methodically.
Start off by deciding on which steroids to use, see which stack well together, and then jump online, or speak to an expert, and ask for advice on which cycle to run.
You will not only need to know daily/weekly dosages, you’ll need to know when to inject/swallow, which days to use, and how long to run your cycle for.
Decide on which steroids you plan on using and find out as much info about each one as you can.
The more you know, the safer your cycle will be.
Always buy From A Reputable Supplier
Purchasing anabolic steroids is not hard, but finding good quality gear is a little harder.
The problem is that many people are simply brewing up their own concoctions at home, in their kitchens, bathrooms, basements, garages etc., and are then bottled them and selling them.
There are people out there that have found hairs in their gear, and much worse besides.
If you are going to use, you should always buy your legal steroids from a reputable supplier.
We’re not going to tell you where to go, but chances are that you will know a guy, who knows a guy, who knows a guy, and so on.
Never order online from un-reputable websites, and try to find sellers that know what they’re talking about, with stellar track records.
Have Your Gear Tested
Once your gear has arrived, although you’ll be excited to begin your cycle, you should first have your gear tested to determine what it is and whether it is pure.
There are plenty of people/programs out there that will happily test your gear for you, completely free of charge, because ultimately, they want what we want, which is for steroid users to be safe.
A little homework on your part may be required to find the nearest tester for you, but rest assured they are out there, and they are happy to help.
Have Your Blood work And Other Tests Done Before hand
Before a cycle, you will need to make an appointment to see your doctor and to request blood work and various other routine check ups.
This will mean being open and honest with your doctor about what you plan on taking, and although he/she will obviously advise against it, they will still be non judgemental and will offer as much help and advice as they can.
Before a cycle, you need to have a routine check up to help get an understanding of your health.
As you know, steroids can put a strain on your organs, especially your heart, liver, and kidneys.
By having a routine health check-up before a cycle, you can test how healthy these organs are.
For example, if you find that your liver is not performing as well as it should, you should avoid using steroids because the additional strain could be too much for it.
Without the test you wouldn’t have any idea what kind of shape your liver was in and would have taken steroids anyways, and potentially suffered very seriously.
Basically, this check-up helps you understand how fit and healthy you are before you begin a cycle.
You can also get your Testosterone levels tested beforehand, so that you can see where they’re at once you finish your cycle.
Never Use Needles More Than Once
It sounds gross, dark, and seedy, because steroid use isn’t particularly glamorous.
The fact is that many steroids have to be injected, and as you know, all kinds of illnesses, diseases, germs, and bacteria can be transmitted by dirty needles.
As crazy as it sounds, there are steroid users out there who use the same needle over and over, and simply give the needle a quick rinse once they’ve injected.
Some use disinfectants etc., but even so, this is still an incredibly stupid thing to do.
1 injection requires 1 needle, and that’s it.
Pick up a sharps box from your local pharmacy, inject, dispose of the needle in a said sharps box, and use a clean, sterile, new needle for your next injection.
Follow As Part Of A Healthy Lifestyle
If used correctly, steroids are very powerful and will help you to shed body fat and build muscle like it’s going out of fashion.
That does not, however, give you an excuse to eat crap and lead an unhealthy party lifestyle because you think you’ll still look good anyways.
You will indeed still look pretty decent if you follow the right cycle, but in terms of how to use steroids safely, you need to make sure you use them as part of a healthy lifestyle.
You want to get big muscles and look great, so lead the lifestyle of a bodybuilder.
Drink plenty of water, eat your vegetables and healthy foods, get plenty of rest, and make sure you are hitting the gym and really pushing yourself while training.
If you fail to follow a healthy lifestyle you won’t see the full benefits of the roids anyways, meaning that you’ve wasted your money, and much of your time as well.
ALWAYS run PCT!
After a cycle, you should always, ALWAYS run post cycle therapy, or PCT.
PCT is basically where you use certain drugs, typically Nolvadex (Tamoxifen Citrate) or Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate).
It includes SERMs (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators), Aromataze Inhibitors, and on-cycle support supplements like Milk Thistle to help protect the liver.
SERMs for example, help to control excess estrogen in the body, which often builds up when steroids aromatize and convert to estrogen.
Estrogen builds ups result in gynecomastia or gyno, the growth of breast tissue in men, as well as hormonal imbalances, and fat build ups.
For Nolva, depending on the length of your cycle and what you took, typically dosages are 20mg – 40mg per day, with duration depending on the length of your cycle.
Clomid is weaker than Nolvadex, so 150mg per day is recommended here in most cases.