The most used form of anabolic steroids is the synthetic version of the male hormone testosterone. Today, it’s quite common for doctors to prescribe TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) to men over 40 years of age. As you age your testosterone levels decrease, and as result, you become lethargic and weak.
In the video below, you can watch a short reportage by a mainstream media which reveals the increased reliance on anabolic steroids to stay young and strong. The man in the video has bigger muscle than what he had in his 20s and is probably also much stronger as well. Pay special attention to his arm
The man in the video has bigger muscle than what he had in his 20s and is probably also much stronger as well. Pay special attention to his arm at 1:38. Ironically, he does not even exercise that muc, if at all. That’s evidence that anabolic steroids are highly effective at what they are supposed to do.
In this next video, you can see another man who swears by TRT. He believes that anabolic drugs made his life a lot better – more muscle, more strength, better focus…etc.
Anabolic steroids can be quite helpful when a person has suffered a severe weight loss a.k.a body wasting due to illness. Back in the day, it was not uncommon for doctors to prescribe Dbol to teenagers who have gone through a severe pneumonia.
In short, when taken as a prescription from a doctor, steroids can really better your life and are not as harmful as the mainstream media wants you to think. However, even at low doses, you will still experience some side effects, and your natural testosterone production will be shut down.
Please, don’t be delusional.
Some wrongfully believe that when you take TRT doses, you are still natural. This is not true. You are still an enhanced lifter. Even if your TRT program is just meant to take your levels to what’s considered optimum, you are still way above the norm. By the way, nobody has “optimal” natural testosterone levels. There are people in their 20s or less who will never ever reach the level “old men” on TRT.
Furthermore, many individuals use TRT as a free ticket to massive “juicing”. It’s a well-known fact that once you allow an athlete to take drugs under the form of TRT, you are basically allowing them to use as many steroids as they want because drug tests can only detect that your testosterone levels are elevated. That’s it. Nobody can know what’s your dose.
In the video below, you can see people in the fighting industry complain about the same problem.
Conclusion: TRT could be highly beneficial in specific circumstances. However, you have to rely on solid medical advice instead of mindlessly pinning yourself. Also, once you go on TRT, you are not natural regardless of the justifications taking place in your head.
Mate, this site is awesome.
I’m almost done reading your whole post archive, and I can’t remember finding such clear and intelligent information about the fitness industry scam anywhere else.
Before reading this blog, I had no idea that virtually every athlete, bodybuilder, fighter, fitness model, etc used steroids. I was still believing in the fairspey tale that I just needed to TRAIN HARD and EAT A ALOT, and eventually I would become massive like those guys out there.
I’m a 26-year ectomorph, 5’9, 135 pounds. I’ve been working out for a few years now, eating very very well, resting, taking protein shakes, etc…
And I’m NOWHERE near being a fitness model. Of course I’m healthy, lean, and pretty strong… But I still have the “bro, do you even lift” look.
Now I’m figuring out that maybe that’s just me. I will keep working out, eating well, etc etc. But I won’t expect miracles anymore. I’m always gonna be skinny, like my dad, my grandpa, and almost every man in my family.
Thanks for showing me the truth behind all those ugly lies. You’ve kinda showed me the Matrix. Now I look those instagram fit babes, those ripped guys at the beach, those “natural” bodybuilders on youtube… And all I see is liars trying to fool us.
Well, not me. Not anymore.
Thank you for the support.
They’re not liars trying to fool you, they are just people living a higher quality life thanks to hormones, they get the benefits you dream of having.
The only reason they lie is because they are forced to, if they are not making money off you do not be mad if they claim natural.
Nice comment! I’m reading all the post archive too. I knew that the majority athletes and bodybuiders are taking steroids, but I didn’t know certainly what’s the border between a natural bodybuilder and a PED. Now I know. I thought that physiques like Lazar Novocic were achievable naturally. Now I know much better what’s my limit and don’t create false expectations. Thanks, True Seeker! By the way, can you make a post about if the Vadym Oleynik’s body? Is his physique achievable naturally? I think that he’s at the limit of a natural bodybuilder, but i’m stay with the doubt. He’s not so big and is fucking shredded!!!
Of course they’re liars. The motives doesn’t matter. Does any of them explain his motives ? No ! They blatantly lie. If it’s not a problem why they don’t admit they’re using PED ? Simply because it is THE problem. The source of the illusion. Forced by who ? Are they in a camp, in a cage, in prison ? No, they freely chose that kind of “sport” life. It’s lying for money.
What would be your advise if a hypogonadal man with ED that has testosterone level around 200-300 ng/dl in your 30’s is given a choice of taking TRT (to cure the ED) or stay “natural” (and live with ED)?
Depends on other factors. It’s a personal decision.
Here’s a parallel situation that might help each person to decide for himself what to do:
If you’re a man in your 30’s and develop a vision problem — say, near-sightedness or astigmatism — would you choose corrective medical measures such as eyeglasses or contact lenses, or, would you choose to remain “natural” and live with reduced vision?
Does correctly prescripted TRT have serious health consequencies too?