1. Steroids + No Training > Natty Lifting
A study from 1996 examined 4 groups of men to determine the effects of supraphysiological testosterone on people. The table and the graph below show the characteristics of every group and its subsequent gains. [source]
Dreamers questioning the effectiveness of anabolic steroids may find the discoveries a little disturbing.
|Group Description||Duration||Dose||Lean Gains||Squat Increase|
|Enhanced men + Training||10 weeks||600mg||13lbs/6kg||83.6lbs/38kg|
|Enhanced men + No lifting||10 weeks||600mg||7lbs/3.2kg||26.4lbs/12kg|
|Natural Men + Training||10 weeks||–||4.4lbs/2kg||55lbs/25kg|
|Natural Men + No lifting||10 weeks||–||1.76lbs/0.8kg||6.6lbs/3kg|
- The men who did nothing but inject steroids gained 2.6lbs/1.181kg more lean mass than the natty lifters.
- The natties who followed a high-protein diet without lifting gained 2.64lbs/1.2kg less lean mass than the natty lifters who trained.
- The men who did nothing but inject added 26.4lbs/12kg to their squat.
2. 17 Pounds of Muscle in 20 Weeks with No Training
In 2001, some of the same scientists who’d conducted the first research did a following study examining the effect of steroid dosing on muscle mass.
Males between 18 and 35 years of age were split into five groups and given different doses of testosterone. The participants were explicitly instructed to abstain from strength training and “moderate-to-heavy endurance exercise” during the study.
In other words, a light form of cardio (e.g., walking) was the only permissible training stimulus. The instructions were reinforced every month.
The table below and the graph summarize the results of the study. [source]
|Group||Testosterone Dose||Duration||Lean Gains|
|3||125mg||20 weeks||4.18lbs /1.9kg|
- 20 weeks of steroids produced 17.38lbs/7.9kg of lean gains (mostly muscle) without lifting.
With training, the gains would have been close to double judging by the results of the steroid users who lifted during the first study. Yet some muscle scholars promise “steroid-like” results if you “do your squats and drink your milk.”
Additional “red pills” from the study:
- Water gains were minimal.
Quote: The ratios of total body water to fat-free mass by underwater weighing did not significantly change with treatment in any treatment group indicating that the apparent increase in fat-free mass measured by underwater weighing did not represent water retention in excess of that associated with protein accretion. [source]
- The men receiving the lower doses (25 and 50mg) gained fat whereas the others didn’t.
- Sexual desire did not change at any dose.
3. 36.4% Of American Males on Dating Apps Take Anabolic Steroids
A study published in 2019 concluded that men who do online dating are significantly more likely to showcase “unhealthy weight control behaviors (UWCBs)” than men who don’t search for romance on the Internet. [source]
The final data revealed the following discrepancies between online and non-online daters.
|Online Dating||Non-online Dating|
|Diet Pill Use||40.2%||26.8%||5%||10.3%|
|Vomiting for Weight Control||36.4%||22.4%||5.3%||5.9%|
|Fasting for Weight Control||54.1%||44.8%||27%||27.1%|
- A large percentage of men on dating apps are injecting steroids and indulging in bulimic behavior to gain a competitive edge by building a muscular and shredded physique.
- Close to 50% of men on dating apps are consuming bodybuilding supplements.
- 15.8% of women on dating apps are taking anabolic drugs
FAQ: Why is this happening?
The competition on dating apps is barbaric due to the low barrier to entry and the shallow code of conduct driving the actions of modern people.
Almost anyone can make an online account. As a result, the pool of people competing increases to no end and puts the vast majority of men at a disadvantage. To become a hotter “product”, men do everything in their power to boost their attractiveness. The manosphere leaders who’ve been promoting TRT [testosterone replacement therapy] for years, encourage steroid use too.
Females on dating apps are also experiencing a devaluation because they tend to go for the top 10-20% of males. The high preferences reduce women’s options significantly and short the system as there aren’t enough top-end men to satisfy the demand. To become more competitive, some women try to increase their sex appeal too.
Ultimately, online dating is a source of suffering for both sexes.
4. Age Doesn’t Impact Men’s Testosterone Levels Nearly as Much as People Think
A cross-sectional study that continued a little longer than 4 years (January 2012 to March 2016) concluded that age does not trigger an abrupt decline of testosterone. Instead, poor fitness and dissatisfactory BMI stats were labeled as some of the major factors directly affecting one’s testosterone levels with the advancement of age. [source]
The total testosterone of 2994 healthy men between 50 and 79 years of age was monitored. The men were separated into three groups [50–59, 60–69, and 70–79]. The average testosterone levels of each group remained in the normal range. The percentage of men with low testosterone was similar in every group and didn’t exceed 13%.
Another study from 2011 expresses the same idea. Two centers in Australia tested the testosterone levels of 325 men over 40. Men on medication affecting testosterone were removed from the experiment.
The conclusion was that testosterone decline associated with age is not the cause of bad health but the result of it.
“The modest decline in blood testosterone among older men, usually coupled with nonspecific symptoms, such as easy fatigue and low sexual desire, may be due to symptomatic disorders that accumulate during aging, including obesity and heart disease,” said the principal investigator David Handelsman, MD. [source]
A third study from 2014 concluded that men’s testosterone levels peak around 19 years of age and fall by 40 but remain fairly stable afterward. [source]
Similar findings prove that the low testosterone epidemic is the result of global emasculation and lifestyle engineering detrimental to the mind and body. Therefore, testosterone supplementation cannot fix the drop because the needle is attacking the symptoms while reinforcing the root problem.
If all men go on TRT to become “the men they’re supposed to be”, we wouldn’t be curing manhood at all. We would be pushing it back by muting the screams of the dying male soul with injections.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that testosterone supplementation is not a highly potent and useful tool. It’s great, but it cannot be a permanent or even a long-term solution to the problems that modern men face.