Steroid use among women is not nearly as common as it is among men, but it certainly has a rapidly increasing market share. As you can guess, some of the female muscle glamor found in bodybuilding and fitness magazines is impossible to acquire naturally.
An impressive Instagram selfie revealing deep abdominal cuts as well as 3D deltoids with veins all over them can go a long way in this world. If at the same time, you are also blessed with a pony rear, the likes will be increasing every hour. After all, let’s not forget that vanity is one of the hardest sins to overcome regardless of who you are.
Female steroid users divide into two main groups. The first one consists of women who take drugs to get the hard and lean look whereas the other team is reserved for freaky looking female bodybuilders resembling something that could easily pass for a new gender.
THE HARD&LEAN FITNESS LOOK
This group takes relatively light doses of hard hitting compounds in order to achieve extreme leanness and growth at the right places – a very difficult task for a female.
The chances of seeing a woman with deep abdominal separation and veiny wide shoulders achieved naturally are very small. It’s certainly not impossible, but most of the images floating in the online space just scream Performance-enhancing drugs (PED) and growth hormone.
Getting rid of fat deposits around the lower abs is very difficult for men and even harder for women. It requires a lot of dieting and dedication. Developing a severe eating disorder as a result of this mission is fairly easy.
You can get a very attractive midsection naturally, but proper nutrition and resistance training will not give you the Photoshop effect and pop that comes with PEDs. Just take a look at the abs of somebody like Dana Linn Bailey, and you will understand what I am talking about.
This group of female bodybuilders still wants to preserve some of the feminine qualities and sex appeal. That’s why many members of the crew are willing to undergo plastic surgeries and breast enlargement for the greater good. Of course, an essential reason for the fake boobs is the fact that the breast naturally disappears when you are super lean.
THE FREAK LOOK
There is a relatively small group of women who abuse the needle until they become unrecognizable and lose all feminine traits. The motivation behind such transformation can only come from an imbalance in your life.
Just like in male bodybuilding, the role of the freaky musculature is to compensate for insecurities and emotional damages by serving as a shield.
Many male bodybuilders share a common characteristic – a bad relationship with their fathers if any at all. A big percentage of the muscle heroes are raised by single moms because their fathers were always absent or played the role of roommates. As a result, there is a need to compensate for the lack of a strong male figure. Muscles tend to be a popular choice.
In my humble opinion, the same is true for female bodybuilders looking to become enormously big. The freaky muscles are supposed to make up for the lack of masculine qualities and fear of the outside world.
At the end of the day, there isn’t a big difference between the male and female motivation to juice. The factors behind the decision are completely identical. The goal is to acquire a good physique covering the requirements of the modern fitness world and to enjoy admiration coming from others. The overall experience fills an emotional void.