If you ask the question of five independent bodybuilders about how to use anabolic steroids correctly, you will accordingly get five completely different answers, which, quite possibly, will contradict each other. If you ask them to back up their answer with arguments, then, most likely, you will hear answers like: “This is what the majority of those who bet” do, “I read that such a steroid is included in the cycle of famous American builders,” and similar ones. Therefore, it can be understood that there are simply no athletes who are one hundred percent aware of the comprehensive and comprehensive answer to such a question. In this regard, many tend to make obvious and not too much mistakes. We will talk about some of them in this article.
Deliberate overestimation of dosages
Using steroids in high doses, especially if it takes too long, the athlete is almost guaranteed to be able to prepare for not the most pleasant consequences. Many amateur bodybuilders, and especially young people, have a tendency to “rush” to extremes due to their age. It is easy to guess that in the planning of steroid cycles, it also finds its manifestation, as a result of which the cycles are composed according to the principle “the higher the dosage, the better the result.” More rational people realize that the effectiveness of steroids depends on the correct dosage, which will be optimal for your body. Using higher dosages is more likely to increase the risk of complications than the effectiveness of the cycle.
Too long cycles
An overly long period of the cycle is little better than deliberate overestimation of doses, and therefore can also result in adverse consequences. For example, it greatly increases the likelihood of toxic liver damage if an athlete takes 17-alpha-alkylated steroids (in other words, oral steroids) for too long.
It is also important to understand here the fact that the action of each steroid stops only after a certain time. You need to understand that the more “powerful” anabolic steroid, the sooner it ends its effective period of use, and the body needs a break. For example, such a strong steroid as ” Oxymetalon ” fully reveals its anabolic potential in 3-5 weeks. At the same time, there is such an aspect as the development of tolerance, when the body gets used to a certain substance and an increase in dosages is required to at least maintain the same effectiveness. You can avoid this with the help of well thought out breaks between steroid cycles.
Incorrect cycle organization
Maximum return and safety in the use of steroids is not least achieved through proper planning and organization of the cycle. Combinations of steroid drugs, if you are planning a combination cycle, should be as thoughtful as possible. So, for example, a bunch of two tableted steroids in one cycle would be far from the best solution. If you spend long steroid cycles, it may be necessary to periodically change certain drugs in order to exclude excessive addiction.
Correct organization of steroid cycles
Correct planning of steroid cycles is aimed, first of all, at ensuring proper safety, and also presupposes long-term preservation and consolidation of the results obtained with minimization of “rollback”. In fact, this means that the optimal duration of the cycle, the nature of the dosages should be calculated by assessing the chemical characteristics of a particular steroid and its potential impact on the physiology of the athlete.
It is not uncommon for such, at first glance, paradoxical, situations when the combined steroid cycle provides safer conditions than if steroids from its composition were used by the athlete separately from each other.
For example, if steroids are characterized by high androgenic activity ( testosterones , Masteron and others), it is advisable to combine them with steroids with a high anabolic profile ( Oxandrolone , Stanozolol and others). A similar principle applies to steroids that are converted to estrogen. Remember, in particular, liver safety. To support normal liver function, it is recommended to take hepatoprotectors.
Any athlete taking steroids should always keep in mind that in order to counteract the undesirable consequences of taking steroids, he needs to carry out a full-fledged supportive, or, more precisely, rehabilitation therapy ( PCT ) after the end of the cycle .