Anabolic androgenic steroids are synthetically produced, exogenously administered substances that are specifically used for the purpose of enhancement of muscle growth resulting in weight gain and improved lean muscle mass.
Androgenic steroids act upon androgenic receptors present in the muscles which bring about muscle growth and increase in muscle size.
It is common knowledge that bodybuilders, weightlifters and athletes use steroids or other performance enhancing drugs to improve their athletic performances, boost up their endurance and improve their muscle gains.
Some of the most effective and commonly used steroids for weight gain and lean muscles are as follows:
Dianobol also known as methandrostenolone or Methandienone is one of the most popularly used androgenic anabloc steroid used by bodybuilders and weight lifters to enhance muscle mass , to improve strength and endurance.
These performance-enhancing drugs bulks up one’s muscle, fatsens their muscle growth, makes them feel all powered-up and are mainly targeted towards the bodybuilding and athletic communities.
Bodybuilders use Dianabol and other steroids to acquire a ripped physique in a shorter period of time as well as to have massive gains with comparatively less efforts.
Dianabol brings about the following changes
– increase in muscle mass it is mostly brought about by increase in size of individual muscle groups as a result of rapid muscle growth and water retention. Steroids have been known to increase water retention in the muscle giving them a rounder, fuller appearance. Steroids usually give users a bloated appearance.
– improved muscle recovery rate muscles acted upon by Dianabol tend to recover a lot faster allowing them to handle more volume during training sessions which results in massive gains.
If you are only looking to gain a few more pounds of muscle, a 6-8 week cycle of 25mg per day should be sufficient enough.
For more mass, a shorter 2 – 4-week cycle of 50mg per day can also be utilized.
Dianabol tablets come in 10mg or 25mg dosages
Adverse effects of Dianabol
Taken orally Dianabol has a greater chance of causing liver and kidney problems as the drug gets metabolized in the liver and excreted in the kidney.
-causes a spike in blood pressure
-brings about a flushed appearance due to increased blood pressure and blood temperature
-bloating and retention of water in muscles and limbs
-gynecomastia or development of breast muscles appear as a result of aromatization of the steroid to oestrogen.
Deca Durabolin chemically referred to as Nandrolene Decanoate is one of the most widely used anabolic steroids by bodybuilders. Therapeutically It used be prescribed to those who lost muscle mass due to cancer, AIDS and other muscle wasting diseases.
It brings about muscle growth, muscle repair. It also has been indicated in cases of stiff joints providing relief. It has been said that one cycle of Deca adds upto 20 pounds of lean muscle mass.
It is also said to have less estrogenic side effects hence making it a much sought-after muscle building steroid.
Typically to begin with dosages in the range of 200mg is usually followed, but commonly 400-600mg is used, going upto as maximum of 1500 mg per week. Dosages are given weekly once, injected intramuscularly.
The values are only for reference and dosages vary from person to person, body types, genes and any underlying medical condition.
Side effects of Dera Durabolin
-Acne, oily skin
-water retention and swelling
-gynecomastia or development of breasts in men
-liver and kidney problems
Anadrol scientifically referred to as Oxymetholone is one another popular anabolic steroid in bodybuilding communities. It causes quick bulking up of muscles gaining as much as 30 pounds in a single cycle of Anadrol.
It is one of the strongest steroids out there boosting protein synthesis, increasing muscle mass drastically.
Improves the muscle’s capacity to pick up extra weights and expands the muscles to allow growth and proliferation.
Dosages depends on the person’s age, weight and underlying medical conditions. It is taken orally, beginning with about 50 mg tablets taken one per week. After that doses gradually increased to about 100 mg a week.
It is not recommended for beginners.
Side effects of Anadrol
Anadrol is a relatively weak steroid yet brings about certain side effects such as
-increased blood pressure
-acne, oily skin
-possible liver and kidney problems
Trenabol a powerful, synthetic,anabolic steroid used by bodybuilders to increase muscle mass, increased physical strength and to enhance athletic performance was initially introduced into the market around the 1960s.
Often cited as the “King of steroids ” Trenabol isn’t actually a steroid but rather a Prohormone, it gets converted to steroid in the body after administration.
Trenabol was used in conjunction with another synthetic substance estradiol, to increase the nutritional efficiency so as to convert the consumed food into muscle mass completely
It is possible to gain more than 30 pounds of solid muscle on a tren cycle, especially if it is stacked with the right drugs.
Typically Trenabol cycle lasts about 4-6 weeks beginning with 300mg per week gradually increased to about 400-500mg and later on to 800-1000 mg of Trenabolone per week.
Side effects of Trenbolone
-acne, oily skin
-increased blood pressure
-hair loss, male type baldness
– ‘Tren flu’ causing flu-like symptoms on Trenabol usage initially
Testosterone Cypionate is one of the powerful injectable steroids out there although not as popular as the rest it does play a major part in bulking up muscles when taken appropriately.
It builds muscles, boosts their growth, burns fat, increases metabolism, increases physical strength and endurance by its action of stimulating natural testosterone levels.
It begins with injecting about 250 mg per week, gradually increased to 500 mg and eventually about 1000 mg per week.
Side effects of Testosterone Cypionate
- Mood swings
- Increased libido
- Acne, oily skin
- Hair loss
Turinabol, a derivative of testosterone, commonly used along with another steroid called Clostebol had been found useful to rapidly increase one’s muscle mass and overall size.
It improves endurance, physical strength and enhance muscle mass.
It is given orally and doesn’t aromatize into estrogen which leads to lesser incidence of estrogenic side effects.
Turinabol is given in doses of 30 mg per week for about 12 weeks making up a cycle as it is a comparatively weaker steroid.
Adverse effects of Turinabol
- Liver damage
- Elevated LDL(bad) cholesterol
- Fluid retention in muscles and limbs
- Hair growth
Steroids might be a faster way to build your muscles but it definitely isn’t the healthy way. So before you roid your way through building muscles it is important to weigh its pros and cons before getting into it.
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