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Steroid Gain Muscle
The real concern: These really do affect your mind. You may do something impulsively and without thinking that you will regret horribly for the rest of your life. Beyond this, it's illegal, it's cheating, it will shrink your testicles (it'll be obvious), and it's generally heart-unhealthy. Most women prefer a natural-looking man who's defined and is a gentleman. It's your choice today but I hope you go 'natural.' ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
The real issue: These really do affect your mind. You may do something impulsively and without thinking that you will regret horribly for the rest of your life. Beyond this, it's illegal, it's cheating, it will shrink your testicles (it'll be obvious), and it's generally heart-unhealthy. Most women prefer a natural-looking man who's defined and is a gentleman. It's your choice today but I hope you go 'natural.' ...Read more
Iam ectomorph iam 5,9 and iam very thin and I weight 150 can I use steroid to gain muscle and gain weights?
Safe Weight Gain?: Steroids should not be your choice to gain weight. In fact your current Ht to Wt is actually healthy. Any addition weight can be gained through weight lifting combined with increased and correct protein/fat/carb intake. Consider a gym trainer to help guide you in a plan for both. ...Read more
Just got gynecomastia surgery done for 4wk ago, almost all glant is removed. When will it be ok to start using steroids for muscle gain again?
Not clear: I am not certain what you are asking. Corticosteroids can cause muscle weakness what we call steroid myopathy. Some people use Anabolic steroids to build up their muscles but this is not a fda indication and which may lead to side effects especially over the long term. Caution — this is in the caution range. Not advised. ...Read more
There is no fast way: Discipline, motivation and strength training.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you tell me how much weight/muscle gain do you lose after stopping a prolonged use of steroids?
Depends: If you continue working out you will fall to a little more muscle than you would have had without the roids. If you quit both you will fall off rapidly but the amount depends on an individuals baseline metabolism and can't be calculated in advance. ...Read more
What are some good alternatives to steroids, that help alongside diet and exercise to make large muscle gains? Thanks.
Steroids are NOT: An alternative. They are illegal and dangerous. The only way to gain muscle is through exercise. There are no supplements or pills that will help do anything except waste your money. Talk w/a personal trainer; join a gym, but don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Is there a safe steroid I could use to gain muscle mass. If so what could be side effects? And where could they be obtained?
Depends on your age: Jeffry s life, M.D. Would disagree with the previous answers. I would suggest reading "the life plan" and googling "cenegenics." if your total and especially free testosterone are below normal levels, either due to aging or disease, you are a candidate for fda approved testosterone replacement, via transdermal or injectable routes. This therapy can change your life, and you need to ask your dr. ...Read more
I have been sluggish, very low stamina and endurance, no sex drive and im only 36 and I gain weight even though I workout, also gain very little muscle for all the work I put in. Will steroids help and are they dangerous?
Dangerous: Steroids will cause more problems. You are better off doing nothing than take steroids. Steroids will cover up many symptoms of serious medial illness. You risk ending up delaying proper treatment in addition to causing long term toxicity. See a doctor and at least get your thyroid checked. ...Read more
In my part of town, we were honest and smart. Not one was stupid enough to take the horrible consequences of taking that stuff.
Right? Ok, champ! (ask mr. B. Bonds). ...Read more
Don't do it: Forgive my frankness -- everybody I know who's tried has been sorry. Breaking the law. You are cheating. Personality changes that will alienate those who love you. Your testes shrink, you are likely to get breast development, and this is no way to impress women. Bad-cholesterol goes up, hair loss accelerates. You'll look big but ugly -- most women very much prefer a natural bodybuilder. ...Read more
Why is it that body builders lose their muscle if they're on steroids but not if they're natural?
Taking anabolic steroids artificially stimulates your muscles to grow larger. Once the steroids are withdrawn, the body reverts to normal.
BTW the abuse of anabolic steroids can cause high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes as well as cancer. A balanced, natural body is far healthier and more appealing to the opposite sex. ...Read more
Would using steroids help me build more muscle in the gym? And what type to use and beginning dosages
Hope you won't: I've known several men who've tried it and they have all been sorry. You'll get bigger muscles but if you're smart enough to be on healthtap, chances are you are really seeking health and fitness. Your mood will be affected and you'll discover it's harder to be nice; you may ruin relationships or worse. And who really likes a lawbreaker / cheater with gynecomastia & tiny testicles? Go natural. ...Read more
Can I use steroids to make my muscle big quickly? Or what can I do to make my muscle big except workout!thank you!
Steroids & Muscles: Steroids in general cause puffy swelling with excess fluids. They often lead to diabetes, joint damage and early death regardless of other medical conditions. There are ways to improve your muscle mass that are much less dangerous. Please be careful. Get all the facts about steroids not just what you want to hear. ...Read more
None: There are no 'steroids' with clinical indications to be used for this. ...Read more
If someone have just one good healthy kidney, and he want to take steroid for build muscle, does he need to lower the dose that normal people take?
Don't Do It: I doubt, from your description, that a physician is recommending that you go on body building steroids. If I am right then with all the earnestness I can gather please do not do this insane thing. Do not take anabolic steroids. A temporary increase in your muscles at risk for killing you or your kidneys or giving you diabetes on top of all of your health problems is insanity. ...Read more
Dr gave me 12 day supply of oral steroids Besides possible negative side effects would it have positive effect of helping build muscle if I go to gym?
Health risks: Yes if you work out and use steroids you will get bigger and get there faster but don't fool yourself, you still have to work out hard. Furthermore, it is bad for your heart and circulatory system and can affect your liver. Your cholesterol will go up and you are at greater risk for injury. Get on a good weight and aerobic program work hard keep a good diet and be patient you will look great. ...Read more
Can I take steroids for muscles building, how it help me and what are the side effects is steroids?
Hope you won't: This is an important question and I'm glad you asked. You will gain muscle, but this still may not be what you want. Most women prefer a man who looks naturally fit. There are medical side-effects that you may experience. & it is probable that your temper will be affected, it will be harder to be nice, and you are likely to damage relationships or worse. And who likes a cheater / lawbreaker? ...Read more