Answering the most common questions about steroids. Steroids FAQ include questions like: should I use steroids, which steroid cycle should be the first, will I have any side effects etc. Those replies are my personal opinion supported by data that I collect for years of using steroids and consult clients and friends. Regular blood tests and general medical exams are strongly recommended during steroid usage. Even small and moderate steroid dosage could lead to serious side effects that’s why it’s necessary to manage side effects from the beginning of the cycle. Low or moderate dosage steroid cycles do not generate permanent side effects for almost all men, if you experience severe side effects you should discontinue the cycle.
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In today’s video I’ll try to reply to some of the most common questions about steroids that I’ve got asked online and offline. Among them: should I use steroids? Which cycle should be the first? Will I have any side effects? Will I have to use it forever if I start? Is it worth it etc?
In the beginning I’d like to say a few words about myself. I started using steroids around 4 years ago, my first cycles were short and only with one compound, I regularly ran my blood work and other medical exams. So I’ll try to answer those questions at my best from my own experience, experience of people who I trained and my friends. Those answers are my personal opinion and I definitely advise you to do deeper research and think for yourself before making any decisions.
Let’s start and the first question is: Should I start using steroids? And, of course my answer is it’s completely up to you, just make a smart calculated decision considering all pros and cons, after deep research about what steroids are. Answer questions like: What’s your goal? How long you workout and how far you’re from the genetic limits? Can you get it? Can you afford it? What’s your current medical condition? etc. Lets deep a little further in this, for instance:
You understand what steroids are, you can get it and you’re relatively healthy. You workout for a few years, your life is stable meaning you can afford regular monitoring of your health, supplements, quality food etc in this case no matter what the goal is you can try it, even if your goal is just to look more attractive or you’re just curious to try it. But you have to start with one steroid low dosage cycle to see how you feel and how your body reacts to steroids in order to avoid any permanent side effects.
Another example, you’re young, you barely can afford high quality drugs, you can’t afford regular blood tests and medical exams, but your goal is to become a professional football player and you know that most other players use it and therefore they are getting a huge advantage. In that case you should probably use it and chase your dream anyway.
On the other hand if you’re too young, you just started working out, you’re not sure where to get quality drugs, your goal is not sufficient you definitely shouldn’t use at least until some changes will happen in your life.
The Second question is: Which cycle should be the first? So, you decided to use steroids and now it’s time to choose what cycle you are going to do. I recommend starting with 250 mgs per week of testosterone for 8 to 10 weeks. It could be testosterone enanthate, testosterone cypionate or sustanon. Those long esters or esters mix allow you to inject it only once per week and the dosage allows you to increase your testosterone level around 2.5 times. This cycle works for different goals such as gaining, cutting or performance enhancement.
Testosterone is a side effects friedly steroid and with such dosage most users won’t experience any side effects except testosterone suppression. Regardless of this it’s always good to have aromatase inhibitors in case of gyno and finasteride in case of acne or hair loss problems. Don’t forget to use PCT to recover your natural testosterone level after the cycle is over.
The next question is: Will I have any side effects? Well, the short answer is yes you will, even if some of us don’t even feel it. The side effect that will affect all men is suppression of natural testosterone production. Regardless of the cycle your natural testosterone production will be suppressed to some degree. But the good news is that your testosterone level is going to recover after the cycle and if you use the right Post Cycle Therapy it’s going to recover fast. Obviously, if you abuse steroids for too long at some point you won’t be able to recover to pre-steroid level and from there you can use what’s called trt (testosterone replacement therapy) which basically is an eternal testosterone cycle.
Among other wide occurring side effects are gynecomastia and excessive water retention which occur as a result of a process called aromatization, it’s conversion of testosterone into estrogen. On the cycle we have higher levels of testosterone than usual therefore our estrogen is excessive as well which can lead to a gyno. To illuminate this side effect the most effective will be using aromatase inhibitors. Androgenic side effects like acne, hair loss, deepening of voice can be reduced with finasteride. Cardiovascular side effects should be reduced by healthy food and cardio.
The next question is: Will I have to use it forever if I start? The short answer is no, let me explain it a little bit in detail in my example. I started using steroids 4 years ago. During this time I did 5 different cycles. The first 3 of them were short from 8 to 10 weeks, the last 2 cycles were long and lasted 6 months each. Last my cycle I finished on September 15, 2021 and I finished the PCT on October 15, 2021. I did my blood test and full medical exam on December 9, 2021 and my testosterone level is still completely recovering, moreover all other indexes in normal ranges as well. I also have some friends whose natural testosterone level is still completely recovering even after 7 and more years on steroids.
So, I can make a conclusion that at least after 3 cycles most people are still able to recover their testosterone level and do not have any permanent side effects. So, you don’t have to use steroids forever if you start and don’t damage your pituitary gland, which can happen when you use steroids for a long time. However, it’s hard to stop using it because it’s addictive. You won’t feel the same energy and strength without it, that’s why the majority of users never stop and not because of side effects.
And the last question is: is it worth it? Well, It depends on the circumstances under which you think of using steroids and your perception. It will definitely be worth it in cases such as: you’re trying to become a professional athlete. If you’re not happy with your shape and your genetics don’t let you change it significantly. If your testosterone level significantly declines with age. If your work requires you to be in the best possible shape etc.
But I also know people who just can’t stop smoking weed and eating burgers, pizzas and cakes and to be in decent shape with a few weekly workouts they’re using steroids, and they think steroids are definitely worth using. And I know some people who can’t use them at all due to impossible headaches or excessive acne and they definitely don’t think steroids are worth it even if their goals are good.
That’s all for today, I hope you learned something useful from this video, see you next time