The guys you see in the muscles magazines may look amazing, but there is more to the story. As Guru from Gangstarr has said in the song Moment of Truth:
Actions have reactions, don’t be quick to judge
You may not know the harships people don’t speak of
It’s best to step back, and observe with couth
For we all must meet our moment of truth
What you see is not what always is.
In this post are presented 5 benefits of being a steroid free bodybuilder.
To achieve the look of the athletes in the magazines you need constant supply of solid gear. This costs money and the bill is not small. However, people like to speculate that many ignorant natural bodybuilders usually spend more on bogus supplements than a steroid user on gear. It depends on the case, but quality has its price and paying a small fortune every month is not something to ignore. On top of that when you are using steroids you will be visiting your doctor more often. Your blood will have to be monitored on frequent basis, otherwise you fear health complications.
In many countries steroids are illegal and people are forced to go to the black market. This may cause problems. For example, the famous powerlifter and bench press record holder Ryan Kennelly was sent to prison for selling and using anabolic steroids. This is a good reason to remain steroid free.
Since steroids are banned in many countries people are forced to go to the black market. As a result many are buying fake gear. It’s not uncommon to pay for one kind of steroid and to receive a different type. During the Golden Era of bodybuilding steroids were legal and easy to get. That’s why the gear used by Arnold, Mike Mentzer, Frank Zane…etc was made by reputable companies. Many people today have to use triple doses in order to get the same effect. The reason is that most of the stuff available on the black market is fake and under-dosed.
Note: Dealers who sell steroids are often willing to offer you cocaine, amphetamines, ecstasy and other recreational drugs. When you are in touch with similar personages, it’s easy to slip in the wrong direction.
Steroid addiction is not to be taken lightly. Once you stop using steroids a crash will occur whether you want it or not. It’s basic physiology. Your hormones will be out of balance and you fear losing your personality because you are no longer the “big guy” and just the “guy who used to be big”.
4.Keeping your gains
It’s much easier to keep your muscle gains as a steroid free bodybuilder. Once steroid bodybuilders stop using the stuff they deflate very fast. If you are steroid free, your gains may be smaller but they are also harder to lose. If a steroid depending bodybuilder stops using anabolic for a few months, he will deflate tremendously. On the hand the steroid free athlete is unlikely to lose a lot of muscle even if he was to stop training for a few months. It makes sense – you got it easy, you lose it easy.
Steroids come with side effects – hair loss, testicular dysfunction, kidney failure, liver failure, heart attack, gynecomastia and many more. Like all drugs steroids are a tool – it can build you, but it can also kill you. It depends on how you use it. If you remain steroid free, you will save money on health expenses and the risks of suffering from the mentioned illnesses is lower.
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