Top 10 most common questions asked by our clients to our coachTOP
Here are the Top 10 questions we often ask our coach:
- Can you still use expired steroids?
- Do Steroids Work Without Training?
- Can you take steroids without risking your health?
- How much muscle can I expect to gain after a course of steroids?
- Can the gains obtained by using steroids last over time?
- How to prevent and avoid gynecomastia during a course of steroids?
- What are the different types of syringes, needles and equipment needed for injections?
- Is alcohol safe to drink while taking steroids?
- Are injectable steroids better than oral steroids?
- Is a PCT (revival) necessary after a course of steroids?
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#1: Can you still use expired steroids?
Due to the price of steroids and the difficulty in obtaining them, people are tempted to use products that have passed their expiration date. Although some people encourage the use of drugs that have passed their use by date. Even though the products may still be effective, it is recommended not to take any risks. Steroids are no exception.
The label, bottle or carton will sometimes have the expiration date stamped or printed after the word “EXP”. The expiry date of your product must be kept in mind and respected. Using expired steroids poses a risk to your health.
Expired steroids can be dangerous.
Due to a change in chemical composition or a loss of strength, expired steroids may be less safe or less effective. Expired products may not treat infections and cause more serious illnesses. Some expired products are susceptible to bacteria growth. There is no guarantee that steroids will be safe and effective after the expiration date has passed. Do not use your product if it is expired. For all of these reasons, it is crucial to properly dispose of old or expired steroids.
Store your equipment properly.
One way to ensure that your steroids will be safe and effective until their expiration date is to store them properly. Check your product label to determine if there are any special storage instructions. Some products, like HGH or peptides, should be stored in the refrigerator, while others should not be exposed to extreme heat. Steroids that have not yet reached their displayed expiration date may lose some of their potency due to improper storage, such as in a damp bathroom cabinet. It's best to store the stuff in a cool, dry place like a dresser drawer, storage box, closet shelf, or kitchen cupboard to help preserve the shelf life of your steroids.
Due to fluctuations in temperature and humidity, which can adversely affect the medicine, it is important to keep equipment away from hot appliances and the sink, while keeping it in kitchen cupboards.
Do not use expired steroids; the danger is not worth it. Also remember to store your product properly.
#2: Do steroids work without training?
This is a question that often comes up with people who want to change their body or their physical appearance.
What is sure and certain is that steroids work and help. They can help us go beyond our natural limits.
What does science tell us about this?
According to a study, during which researchers gathered about forty adult men under the age of 40 who had never taken anabolics in their life.
The researchers divided these men into 4 distinct groups:
- In the first group were people who did not lift weights. These people received a placebo.
- The second group, who lifted weights, received real testosterone injections.
- The third group lifted weights but received a placebo
- And the last group lifted weight received real testosterone injections.
At the end of the study, people who took real testosterone and never lifted weights gained an average of 10 % of muscle mass. We could also see external changes in their muscles (especially biceps and quadriceps)
People who took a testosterone supplement and exercised actually increased their muscle mass by 14 %.
People who lifted weights and took a placebo gained 4 % of muscle mass.
These studies simply help to understand. Although steroids can never lift weights for you, they do provide a significant benefit, a bigger benefit than most steroid users are willing to admit.
Of course, steroid use can have many downsides, but it shouldn't be made a big deal out of it. The dangers can be avoided by consulting a specialist.
#3: Can you take steroids without risking your health?
The steroids have been widely used in the medical field but also in the sports world for several years. We are therefore very familiar with the positive effects and side effects of these products. We also know how to take them in the safest way by controlling different factors.
It is undeniable, some steroids are safer than others
The dangerousness of each steroid varies from product to product. But the general rule is that the more the product is effective and gives great gains, the more negative effects it has on our body and our health.
The safest steroids are:
Minimize side effects
In the case of hepatotoxic products like Dianabol, Winstrol or Anadrol, it is a question of avoiding the damage that these products can have on the liver by taking products like Liv-52, Milk Thistle or TUDCA .
Users can also remedy less serious side effects like hair loss and gynecomastia by using DHT inhibitors like Finasteride to decrease scalp irritation.
In order to avoid gynecomastia, users can also use aromatase inhibitors (AIs) and selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs).
Never abuse the products.
Bodybuilders often take long courses and use aggressive dosages (some take steroids year-round).
Therefore, the safety of steroids also depends on their reasonable use in cyclic dosages or their misuse.
Taking steroids in moderation greatly reduces the risks.
Always use genuine products.
The only choice bodybuilders have is to buy anabolic steroids from the underground market, they are illegal and cannot be prescribed for cosmetic purposes.
Some of these unidentified compounds pose a problem for those who use steroids. To increase their profit margin, dealers usually replace expensive substances like Anavar (Oxandrolone) with cheaper compounds like Dianabol (Methandrostenolone).
Users must therefore test the material before using it, because otherwise they will not know if the pill they ingest or the liquid they inject is real or safe.
Injection in the wrong place can lead to paralysis or even death.
Users should pay attention to hygiene and not share needles, as this is another problem.
A person might be able to take steroids for a long time without harming their health.
However, temporary use of steroids could result in another person's death or hospitalization.
However, following these few rules can significantly reduce the risks:
- Avoid taking high doses of steroids as higher dosages and excessive courses will increase the damage.
- The potency of the steroid determines the level of risk.
- Buy steroids only from reliable sites
- Do not neglect the protections and the PCT (recovery)
#4: How much muscle can I expect to gain after a course of steroids?
A person's ability to gain muscle using steroids depends on a number of variables such as:
- the substances used;
- its genetics;
- his training
- his lifestyle and his diet
- his age.
For example for a cycle of Primobolan or Anavar which are moderately anabolic, and therefore can only lead to a muscle gain of 6 to 9 kg.
In contrast, a trenbolone cycle can lead to a gain of 30 lbs of lean muscle.
Unlike weight loss agents, weight gainers are the steroids that lead to maximum muscle and weight growth.
These steroids are recommended for mass gain:
After using many cycles of anabolic steroids, a man can usually gain between 20 and 30 kg.
#5: Can gains from steroid use last?
The answer is both yes and no. When it comes to gaining muscle, steroids can help with two main things. First, they may allow you to build muscle faster than is genetically possible. You should be able to keep your genetic limit permanently if you maintain active activity, healthy eating habits and a PCT program. The first gains are therefore not necessarily ephemeral.
Later, the use of steroids can allow you to go well beyond your genetic limits. This point must be emphasized because the prolonged hold of great physical development is impossible without the frequent injection of anabolic agents. Once the steroids are eliminated, the body will always return to its typical metabolic limits. In this situation, some benefits will not be sustainable.
By increasing the number of cell nuclei, steroids permanently alter the physiology of your muscles. Each muscle cell can handle its volume more efficiently with a higher content of nuclei, allowing for faster expansion. The nuclei persist even after a long period of total abstinence from training and AAS. Thanks to this impact of “muscle memory”, you can reach your genetic limit (or perhaps a somewhat expanded limit) faster than if you had never taken steroids in the past. Therefore, despite the brief increase in muscle size, there are long-term benefits.
#6: How to prevent and avoid gynecomastia during a course of steroids?
An overabundance of estrogen is the cause of gynecomastia. Due to extensive aromatization, this female sex hormone reaches particularly high levels when taken with steroids (transformation of testosterone into estrogen).
Bodybuilders frequently take an AI (aromatase inhibitor) or SERM (selective estrogen receptor modulator) to prevent gynecomastia.
While SERMs do not stop this conversion but directly suppress the effects of estrogen in the mammary glands, AIs work by preventing the conversion of testosterone to estrogen.
As AIs can exacerbate hypertension, SERMs are often preferred, with high estrogen having a favorable effect on HDL cholesterol.
The cure with steroids that do not cause gynecomastia is an alternative.
It is extremely unlikely that gynecomastia is caused by any steroid, including estrogen and progesterone, which does not cause a spike in female hormones.
Some of the safest substances for gynecomastia include:
#7: What are the different types of syringes, needles and materials needed for injections?
Stock up on all essentials, including syringes, needles and other supplies, if you want to use the injections throughout the duration of this cure as well as for the following cures. After all, when we supply steroids, we are only using medical equipment. You will have the confidence to start injecting if you know the supplies needed and the different terms associated with their use.
The syringe comes first. The liquid steroid is kept in a primary vial. Syringes are not always sold with needles. The most popular syringe sizes or capacities are 3ml or 3cc, or 5ml/5cc. Syringes are inexpensive and easy to store, so you can have plenty on hand for a long time.
Needles for hypodermics
The needle, which you inject into the muscle, is the next component. It comes in different calibers or sizes. This is the thickness of the needle. Their length may also differ. When looking at needle gauge, you need to consider two different factors: the gauge you need to withdraw the steroid solution from its vial, and the gauge you need to inject it.
Small 1ml insulin syringes are another variety of syringes that many people who use steroids also buy. These syringes with a needle are designed for subcutaneous injections rather than muscle injections. Insulin syringes are frequently used by experienced users who use peptides, HCG, insulin, and other nonsteroidal substances.
Alcohol swabs or swabs
Alcohol substitutes for sterility and sanitation before injection, as well as sticky bandages such as plasters if you want to cover the injection site afterwards, are other essential materials you should always have on hand. handy.
Since you must use new, sterile equipment for each injection, you can use a lot of equipment during an extended course. Not only will buying in bulk save you money, you won't have to worry about running out or being tempted to reuse products, putting your health at risk.
#8: Is alcohol safe to drink while taking steroids?
The potential for alcohol to exacerbate the side effects of steroids is the biggest concern when combining steroids and alcohol. For example, thecombination of alcohol and steroids may contribute to bone deterioration and weight gain.
The question of whether it is safe to consume alcohol while using steroids does not have a definitive answer. It is based on a number of variables, such as:
How much steroids are you taking?
- Regardless of the time spent in treatment.
- The amount of alcohol the patient usually consumes
- Other diseases from which the person suffers
Dangers of combining alcohol and steroids
Under medical supervision, the use of steroids is generally safe. However, even the legal use of steroids carries a risk of negative side effects.
Similarly, most people generally do not experience problems with moderate alcohol consumption. However, abuse of steroids or alcohol can lead to serious health problems. The dangers associated with either substance are greatly increased by the simultaneous use of steroids and alcohol.
The liver and kidneys can be adversely affected by prolonged use of steroids. When a person drinks too much alcohol, these two important organs are also damaged. The combination of alcohol and steroids can overwork the liver.
The combination of alcohol and steroids is also linked to mental health issues. The effects of steroids on the brain can last a long time. Long-term use of high doses of steroids can lead to mania and psychosis as well as other states of mental instability. This can range from mild mood swings to psychotic behaviors.
#9: Are injectable steroids better than oral steroids?
The steroids orals are not “better” than injectable steroids, and the reverse is also true.
To determine whether a substance is worth using, it must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, for its results and its negative effects.
For example, if you want to avoid liver problems, you can take testosterone (injectable) or andriol (oral) and have no problems.
But it is true that injectable steroids are better for the liver and the heart (on average). Despite the fact that Trenbolone is an injectable and may be one of the harshest steroids available,
If you need to take a test for doping substances, it is advisable to use oral tablets because their detection time is shorter if your goal is to take steroids to improve your sports performance.
Depending on your particular goals, you can choose oral or injectable steroids.
Do your research, and if you want to use oral steroids, make sure your heart and liver are healthy before a cycle. For optimal protection, take fish oil and a liver protection supplement.
Also, it is generally not a good idea to combine oral medications as the liver will be put under additional stress.
#10: Is a PCT necessary after a course of steroids?
A PCT is not always necessary for steroid users, especially if moderate substances like Winstrol, Anavar and Primobolan are taken. Endogenous testosterone levels are only slightly decreased by these drugs.
However, after a cure, a PCT will often help users recover physically and mentally.
After a cure, no bodybuilder wants to be faced with low testosterone for several months. A powerful PCT can significantly shorten this waiting period.
Physically, a PCT will ensure that the body maintains an anabolic (muscle building) condition, enhancing the results of the cure. In addition, it improves sexual health, which often declines after the cure and results in decreased sexual desire and weaker erections.
Men often experience low energy and weariness after their cures, which is a common side effect of low testosterone.
A PCT can benefit a man on a psychological level by making him feel more confident and satisfied, as testosterone increases dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that promotes feelings of pleasure, but when levels are low it can cause despair or anxiety.