Thursday, November 26, 2009

Animal M-stak

What is anabolic? Protein synthesis. Nitrogen retention. "Nutrient-partitioning". The all new Animal M-Stak. A natural supplement which helps boost anabolism and perfect for the classic "hardgainer" in all of us.
“I don't need bullshit supplements out there for those 110 lb. guys... I just need hardcore stuff that works. I'm a hardgainer. Not the strongest man in the gym, but I hold my own. I'm 5'8" at 230 lb. with 18" arms. M-Stak helped me put on more mass and train like an animal in the gym. You guys keep up the good work and I"ll train my balls off in the gym and spread the word of Animal to everyone who asks me."
- K. Ly, San Francisco, CA

From green beginner to diehard vet, we’ve all gone through it. Skidding to a halt, our progress idles on a wretched plateau. Can’t gain another pound, workouts are stale, lifts are static. This is the hardgainer’s syndrome, and from the most slender of ectomorphs to the most muscular endomorph, we’ve all been there. Desperate to ignite new growth, we’ll try almost anything.

For those of us so dedicated to this game, these frequent moments of desperation have come to an end. The new M-Stak is here, more powerful than ever, designed to obliterate plateaus and spark an explosion of raw muscle hypertrophy. Building on the legacy built by the original M-Stak formula, the new M-Stak has taken all of the most potent components of its predecessor and cranked it up to the next level.

M-Stak has long been built on a foundation of natural anabolic flavones. These substances mimic the actions of bodybuilding pharmaceuticals, but without the harsh and undesirable side effects. Born from Eastern European athletic studies, these anabolic flavones have long been highly touted as performance enhancers capable of eliciting dramatic gains in lean muscle mass. The new M-Stak formula combines the most potent of these anabolic compounds in more hearty dosages, making the long storied anabolic potential of the product all the greater.

Primary among these flavones are Beta-Ecdysterone and Methoxyisoflavone. These ingredients have the ability to shuttle nutrients toward lean mass accumulation, a process known as nutrient partitioning. Beyond this, these anabolic flavones promote enhanced protein synthesis and nitrogen retention. These are the mechanisms most crucial in the process of new muscle growth, brought about by M-Stak without any hormonal manipulation.

Rounding out the Natural Flavone/Sterone Complex are Ajuga Turkestanica and Beta Sitosterol. Ajuga Turkestanica contains the potent phytosteroid extract Turkesterone, known to be extremely powerful in advancing protein synthesis. Beta Sitosterol, while having its own inherent anabolic potential, is a cortisol combating compound with dramatic pro-immunity effects.

With M-Stak, you also get a mega potent anti-catabolic amino blend. With advanced forms of leucine and the other BCAAs spearheading the mixture, these aminos work from a cellular level to directly stimulate protein synthesis. Studies show that by adding leucine along with a protein/carb meal, you get even greater whole body net protein balance than just consuming protein and carbs alone. These aminos help to stimulate muscle recovery and protein synthesis via translation regulations, all through non-hormonal means. They do this by manipulating key muscle growth regulators such as mTOR, PKB, p70s6k, 4E-BP1, FOXO and MAFbx. These aminos essentially work as a signal for turning on the muscle building process, allowing increased muscle anabolism following a training session.

We’ve also included key “anabolic adaptogens” such as safed musli, muira puama, rhodiola rosea and kudzu extract. Together these herbs have been shown to help increase physical training capacity, improve endurance, minimize the catabolic stress response, decrease mental fatigue as well as support healthy libido and boost immune system function. These are critical factors for naturally enhancing ones performance levels in the gym.

You also get potent insulin potentiators which work to maximize insulin production. Potent compounds such as K-R-ALA and CinnulinPF™ help your body to utilize ultra anabolic insulin both effectively and efficiently. This equates to increased uptake of glycogen and increased muscle cell volume which contributes to that full, pumped feeling when you workout.

M-Stak also delivers a potent energy blend, packed with powerful, natural stimulants, methylxanthines and evodiamine, which are designed to propel you through even the most grueling of training sessions. The addition of this complex, easily identifiable by its red capsule, makes M-Stak perfect for pre-training, lighting that fire under your ass that we all need from time to time.

Finally, M-Stak’s M-Factor transport complex works to maximize nutrient utilization to ensure all of the powerful components of the formula are processed to maximum efficacy. Using ginger root extract coupled with the ultra potent absorption enhancers bergmottin and bioperine, you can be sure that the myriad growth factors in the M-Stak formula are working to their full capacity and are not going to waste.

M-Stak floods your system with an abundance of anabolic nutrients, switching your muscle building signals on and turning them to full blast. Combining potent flavones and sterones in hefty doses with the most anabolic of amino blends supported by an array pf cutting edge asaptogens in a single pretraining pack designed for optimum absorption, the new Animal M-Stak takes non-hormonal anabolics to a whole new level. Animal M-Stak, The Ultimate Hardgainer’s Stack, has come to turn "hardgainers" into "hard" gainers.

required for
• Natural bodybuilders & powerlifters
• Classic "hardgainers"
• Maximizing muscle gains naturally
• Anabolic & anticatabolics
• Optimizing non-hormonal anabolism
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daily dose
Take one pack every day for 21 consecutive days. On training days, take a pack 45 minutes prior to exercise. On non-training days, take a pack in the morning or early afternoon.
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selected ingredient profile
Natural Flavone/Sterone Complex
• 5-Methyl-7-Methoxyisoflavone
• Beta-Ecdysterone
• Ajuga Turkestanica Extract (Turkesterone)
• Beta-Sitosterol
Anti-Catabolic Amino Complex
• Leucine AKG
• Leucine EE
• Leucine
• isoleucine
• Valine
• Taurine
Anabolic Adaptogen Complex
• Muira Puama
• Kudzu Extract
• Safed Musli
• Rhodioloa Rosea Extract (Rosavins)
Insulin Potentiating Complex
• 4-Hydroxyisoleucine
• Banaba Leaf Extract (1-3% Colosolic Acid)
• Cinnulin PF
M Factor Complex
• Ginger Root Extract (Gingerols, Shaogols)
• 6,7-Dihydroxybergmottin
• Bioperine
Energy Complex (All In One Red Capsule)
• Methylxanthine Complex (Caffeine, Theobromine, Theophylline)
• Evodiamine
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recommended stacks
When you want to fully maximize muscle, performance, and strength, and you want to fully optimize your body's anabolic drive, stack Animal M•Stak with Animal Pump and Universal's Torrent.
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selected sources
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The history of testosterone

2005 marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the term hormone by Ernest Starling. Although its biological effects were known since antiquity, the name testosterone (T) was coined only in 1935, when Ernest Laqueur isolated it from bull testes. The road to this isolation was long: John Hunter had transplanted testes into capons in 1786 and Adolph Berthold postulated internal secretion from his testicular transplantation experiments in 1849. Following his observations, testicular preparations were used for therapy, popularised by self-experiments of Brown-Séquard (1889), which can at best have had placebo effects. Nevertheless, testis preparations were consumed until quite recently for the enhancement of virility. In the 1920s Sergio Voronoff transplanted testes from animals to men, but their effectiveness was disproven by the Royal Society of Medicine in 1927. Modern androgen therapy started when T was chemically synthesized independently in 1935 by Aldolf Butenandt and Leopold Ruzicka.

Since T was ineffective orally it was either compressed into subcutaneous pellets or was used orally as 17α-methyl T, now obsolete because of toxic side effects. In the 1950s longer-acting injectable T enanthate became the preferred therapeutic modality. In the 1950s and 1960s research concentrated on the chemical modification of androgens in order to emphasise their anabolic effects. Although anabolic steroids largely disappeared from clinical medicine, they continue an illegal life for doping. In the 1970s the orally effective T undecanoate was added to the spectrum of preparations. In 1992 WHO, NIH and FDA postulated preparations of natural T mimicking physiological serum levels, a demand first met by a transdermal scrotal film. Non-scrotal skin patches followed and finally in 2000 transdermal T gels became available. The most recent additions to T substitution therapy, the short-acting buccal T and the long-acting injectable T undecanoate, also fulfil the demand for physiological serum levels.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Anabolic Steroids History

History of Steroids

In order to trace the history and development of anabolic steroids from their beginning to their present day form, we first need to look back towards ancient times, when it was known that the testicles were required for both the development and maintenance of male sexual characteristics. In modernity, this concept was further developed, by a scientist named Berthold and his experiments on cockerels done in 1849. He removed the testes from these birds, and they lost several of the characteristics common to the male of their species, including sexual function. So, we knew as early as 1849 that the testicles functioned to promote what we consider to be primary male sexual properties; in other words, they are what "make men into men". Berthold also found that if the testicles were removed and then transplanted to the abdomen, the sexual function of the birds was largely unaffected. When the birds were dissected, it was found that no nervous connections were formed, but a vastly extensive series of capillarization took place. (1) This provided strong evidence that "the testes act upon the blood" (2) and he further concluded that this blood then had a systemic effect on the entire organism. Anabolic Steroid history, therefore, can be truly said to have made its first step with this simple series of experiments.

Later, in 1929 a procedure to produce an extract of potent activity from bull's testicles was attempted, and in 1935 a more purified form of this extract was created. A year later, a scientist named Ruzicka synthesized this compound, testosterone, from cholesterol, as did two other scientists, Butenandt and Hanisch (3). Testosterone was, of course, the first anabolic steroid ever created, and remains the basis for all other derivations we have currently being used in medicine today. Testosterone was then used in 1936, in an experiment demonstrating that nitrogen excretion of the castrated dog could be increased by giving the dog supplemental testosterone, and this would increase its body weight. (4) Shortly after this time, the Nazi´s were rumored to have given their soldiers anabolic steroids, but that rumor seems to be largely undocumented. Later, further experiments were carried out in men, of course showing that testosterone was a potent anabolic substance in humans. Later, between the years of 1948 and 1954, the pharmaceutical firms Searle and Ciba had experimented with the synthesizing of over a thousand different testosterone derivatives and similar analogues (15).

The story of steroids in athletics is now about to begin:

In 1954, a physician named John Ziegler attended the World Weightlifting Championships in Vienna, Austria, as the team's doctor. The Soviets dominated the competition that year, easily breaking several world records and winning gold medals in legions of weight classes. According to anecdotal reports, Ziegler invited the Soviet´s team doctor to a bar and the doctor told him that that his lifters had used testosterone injections as part of their training programs. Whether that story is true or not, ultimately, the Americans returned from the World Championships that year and immediately began their efforts to defeat the Soviets using pharmaceutical enhancement.

As you may have expected, when they returned to the United States, the team doctor began administering straight testosterone to his weightlifters. He also got involved with Ciba, the large pharmaceutical firm, and attempted to synthesize a substance with strength enhancing effects comparable or better than testosterone's. In 1956, Methandrostenolone was created, and given the name "Dianabol".

In the following years, little pink Dianabol tablets found their way into many weightlifter´s training program, fast forward a few years, and in the early 1960s, there was a clear gap between Ziegler´s weightlifters and the rest of the country, and much less of one between them and the Soviets. It was also in the 1960´s that another anabolic steroid had been developed and used to treat short stature in children with Turner Disease syndrome (13)

At this time, physicians around the United States began to take notice of steroids, and numerous studies were performed on athletes taking them, in an effort to stem the tide of athletes attempting to obtain steroids for use in sports. The early studies on steroids clearly showed that anabolic steroids offered no athletic benefit whatsoever, but in retrospect can be said to have several design flaws. The first issue with those studies, and the most glaring one was that the doses were usually very low, too low to really produce much of an effect at all. In addition, it was neither common for these studies to not be double blind nor to be randomized. A double blind study is one where neither the scientists nor the subjects of the study know if they are getting a real medication or a placebo. A randomized study is where the real medicine is randomly dispersed throughout the test group. Finally, in those early studies, nutrition and exercise was not really controlled or standardized. Not long after those flawed studies were concluded, the Physicians Desk Reference boldly (and wrongly) claimed that anabolic steroids were not useful in enhancing athletic performance. Despite this, in 1967, the International Olympic Council banned the use of anabolic steroids and by the mid 1970´s most major sporting organizations had also banned them.

Steroids in Olympics

Just prior to the ban on steroids in the Olympics, the German Democratic Republic (GDR) began a program with the goals of synthesizing new anabolic steroids for their athletes to use in various sports. Their body of research remains the most extensive collection of information on the use of steroids in athletes ever complied (5). Despite the small size of their country, they managed to consistently dominate the top ranks of various sports, competing with both the United States and the Soviet Union for total medals in both the Olympics and various World Championships. In 1972, the IOC began a full scale drug-testing program (8).

By 1982, the International Olympic Council had developed a test for the detection of excess levels of testosterone in athletes, known as the "Testosterone: Epitestosterone test". In this test, levels of testosterone vs/ epitestosterone are measured, and if the testosterone level is 6x that of the epitestosterone level, it can safely be concluded that some form of testosterone has been used by the athlete. This is because testosterone is commonly no more than 6x the natural level of epitestosterone found naturally in the body. Thus, if there were more than that ratio, it was not naturally occurring, in all probability. The IOC was, as usual, one step behind the athletes. The GDR had already done a study on their athletes using a form of testosterone which would leave the body quickly, and thus they would be ready for the IOC test within three days of their last injection (6). They then developed a protocol to allow their athletes to continue steroid use, ceasing it only long enough to pass the drug test. In addition, the German firm Jenapharm, who had been supplying the government with steroids for their athletes, developed an epitestosterone product to administer to athletes to bring the ratio back to normal without discontinuing steroid use (5).

Their doping methods were so advanced, however, that they remained undetected for many years, until late 1989 when information was leaked to the western media about a government sponsored program of systematic anabolic steroid administration and concealment. Eventually, in the early 1990´s, the Germans had finally gotten caught, and the ensuing scandal was one which helped give anabolic steroids the bad reputation they have had ever since. Ironically, it was also in the early 1990´s that anabolic steroids had started to be used by the medical community to improve survival rates of AIDS and Cancer patients, when it was discovered that loss of lean body mass was associated with increased mortality rates respective to those diseases (14).

A similar story was being played out in the United States at about that same time. Before 1988, steroids were only prescription drugs, as classified by by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). FDA determines which drugs will be classified as over-the-counter versus those which will only be available through prescription. At this time, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, was invoked to restrict the access of steroids, making them available only by prescription. They were still not controlled substances at this time, however.

A "Controlled substance" is one that is more firmly regulated than uncontrolled prescription drugs. As an example, contact lenses can only be legally purchased with a prescription, but they are not &qont;rolled" per se. This stricter control of steroids created a vastly more intense examination of the doctors prescribing them; and of course, more harsh penalties for wrongful dispensing. 1988 also marked the passage of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act, which put steroids in a totally different prescription category, one that stipulated very severe legal penalties for illegal sale or possession with intent to distribute. Now, steroid possession and/or distribution was considered a felony. Next, the United States Congress added steroids to the Controlled Substances Act as an amendment known as the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 1990. Steroids were now placed in "Schedule III" classification, along with amphetamines, methamphetamines, opium, and morphine, and carrying the same penalties for buying or selling them. This legislation and classification was passed without the support of the American Medical Association, the FDA, the DEA, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, all of whom actually protested the federal and state lIn the early part of the new millennium, steroids have again been pushed to the forefront of the news by the introduction of "prohormones" which were first developed and marketed by Patrick Arnold. It is at this point that the history of steroids in baseball begins to become more prominent; this is in all probability because Major League Baseball had no steroid testing program in effect during this time. During his epic quest to break Roger Maris´ home-run record, Mark Maguire was spotted by a reporter to have had a bottle of Androstendione in his locker. Although androstendione is not a steroid, and is simply a prohormone, the word /spanym-buyer, as did demand& and unfortunately, the prevalence of fake or counterfeit steroids.

Steroids remained in the media, occasionally making an appearance when an athlete tested positive, or admitted using them, but for another decade, they remained uncharacteristically out of the medias attention.

In the early part of the new millennium, steroids have again been pushed to the forefront of the news by the introduction of prohormones which were first developed and marketed by Patrick Arnold. It is at this point that the history of steroids in baseball begins to become more prominent; this is in all probability because Major League Baseball had no steroid testing program in effect during this time. During his epic quest to break Roger Maris home-run record, Mark Maguire was spotted by a reporter to have had a bottle of Androstendione in his locker. Although androstendione is not a steroid, and is simply a prohormone, the word steroid was again found circulating in the news on a nightly basis.

Not shortly after Roger Maris record was broken, another baseball player, Jason Giambi and various other athletes were either suspected of, or proven to have, taken anabolic steroids. Again, Congress convened a hearing, and just as they did the first time in 1990, they did not determine that steroids were a danger, but rather that the danger was more in protecting professional sports organizations. The updated statute has been updated to proscribe pro-hormones also The definition of an anabolic steroid as defined currently in the United States under (41)(A) is that "anabolic steroid" means any drug or hormonal substance, chemically and pharmacologically related to testosterone (other than estrogens, progestins, corticosteroids, and dehydroepiandrosterone (7).

Currently, steroid use is far from declining. Among 12th graders surveyed in 2000, 2.5% reported using steroids at least once in their lives, while in 2004 the number was 3.4% (9). A recent internet study also concluded that anabolic steroid use among weightlifters and bodybuilders continues (12), and by all accounts, there are no signs of it stopping in athletics any time soon.

In addition, the legitimate use of anabolic steroids for a variety of medical problems also continues, ranging from the treatment of Andropause or Menopause, and ranging from speeding the recovery in burn victims to helping improve quality of life in Aids patients, to helping fight breast cancer and stave off osteoporosis.

Thus, the history of anabolic steroids is not something that has already occurred and been written, but rather it is a continuing history being written every day by scientists, lawmakers, doctors and of course, athletes.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Bodybuilding - Shoulder Exercises For Beginners

The shoulder muscles that concern bodybuilders are the main deltoids and although they work closely with the chest and arms muscles, the deltoid can be isolated in a training session. Unlike other parts of the body, but the shoulder is not designed for heavy lifting in all directions so beginners should take care and use lighter weights than usual for shoulder-isolating exercises.

The deltoid covers the shoulder and is composed of three distinct segments:

1. The anterior deltoid or the front allows you to raise your arm forward.

2. The medial or middle deltoid allows you to raise the arm laterally.

3. The posterior or rear deltoid allows you to draw your arm back when it is perpendicular to the trunk.

The front delt usually receive a lot of work with the chest exercises like bench press and iron, so you have to use common sense and listen to your body while performing exercises that specifically target this muscle. The shoulder exercises recommended for beginners are:

1. Seated dumbbell press - 3 sets of 10-15 repetitions. This exercise emphasizes the medial.

2. Increase Front - 3 sets of 10-15 repetitions. This exercise emphasizes the front delt.

3. Rear lateral flyes - 3 sets of 10-15 repetitions. This exercise targets the posterior deltoid.

As in all exercises to take care in scheduling specific body parts. To begin, you should incorporate the shoulder in a program similar to that proposed below:

Biceps Day 1:, back, abs

Day 2: Hamstrings, Shoulders, Abs

Day 3: Quads, forearms, calves

Day 4: Triceps, Chest, Abs

For the first couple of weeks complete one set but then add one set each week to a maximum of three. At the end of three months will be ready to go to more intense exercises intermediate level.

The Importance of Whey Protein In Achieving Significant Muscle Gain

Most bodybuilders agree that supplementation of whey protein is an important element for serious muscle growth. This article will examine the facts related protein supplement whey and help you decide if you need to follow this particular strategy.

Whey protein is produced during the process that sees milk turned into cheese. It can also be found in naturally in dairy products, eggs, soy and vegetable protein, but none of them compare in quality protein whey powder. Acids also highly questionable in the supply of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) that are important in building and maintaining muscles.

Whey protein is highly favored by bodybuilders because it provides the necessary foundations to produce amino acids that the body uses to build muscle tissue. Various studies have shown that whey protein contains the perfect combination of amino acids concentration in fair to good performance in the body. It is also believed that the protein from whey has a role as an anti-oxidant and immune system builder.

It is best taken in powder mixed with milk or juice, spread throughout the day to maintain a positive nitrogen balance. Bodybuilders often consume up to 150 grams per day, but as a general rule, the daily protein intake for active trainers can be calculated by taking your weight in pounds and multiplying by 1 or 1.5. But remember, you need to know how much protein is taken from food and other sources, and then spread the remaining balance of whey protein during the day.

Whey protein is a fairly safe supplement but no more than 30 grams of protein should be taken in one sitting as excessive single doses can overload the liver. The safety of whey protein in milk has been well documented in numerous scientific studies and no clear evidence that taken consistently, coupled with regular exercise, will result in significant muscle gain.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Vitamins are useful

Let me tell you it is a vitamin that is and how it can be useful. Vitamin A is an organic compound and are essential to help your body to grow and stay healthy. What this means in simple terms, is that vitamin A is a natural chemical. Of essential vitamins, thirteen important, the lack of any one of them can mean that they are deficient in certain vitamins.

Vitamins are of two distinct types, the soluble and water soluble. Of the major vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble and B vitamins, and soluble in water. Water soluble vitamins are not stored in the body and therefore they must be covered regularly.

In general, if you have a normal balanced diet should provide your body the vitamins it needs, but if your diet is not totally balanced, then you may need to supplement the vitamins you get in your diet. This shows that vitamin supplements can be helpful. Some of these may suggest that you may need help with your intake of vitamins.

Vitamin B12 is found in the flesh so this is something that vegetarians should be aware. Vitamin C and B may be absent in the elderly. People who work night shifts could be a lack of vitamin D the body produces during the day. People with a lot of work, people under pressure, and those suffering from stress may be a lack of vitamin B and C. People with diets may also have a lack of vitamins 2. Vitamin B may be missing in heavy drinkers and vitamin C may be a problem area for heavy smokers and heavy drinkers.

The usual way to get vitamins into your body through the mouth. Some vitamins can be taken by injection, such as vitamin B12, but it is important that this is only done by a duly qualified medical practitioner. When taking vitamins orally, which must pass through your digestive system and strong acids in the stomach can destroy much of the usefulness of vitamins that they have to make sure you take the recommended dose, no more no less, but the recommended dose.

I have ruined your opinion about vitamins, but you must remember that while it may have a healthy and balanced diet, the natural processes of your body can destroy the value of absorption of vitamins. If you want to help preserve the effectiveness of eating fresh food and cook just a little help to increase the usefulness of vitamins.

Vitamin supplements can be used to help boost vitamin deficiencies you may have and extra vitamins are more readily available (and used) in the form of tablets. Vitamin pills can be of various types of vitamins or single vitamin. The decision as to what you take is yours, unless of course you have been advised to take supplements of vitamin A by your doctor. Vitamin C is often taken in winter and the time that preceded it. This has been shown to help maintain the common cold at bay.

You should only take vitamins to supplement a balanced diet and not go overboard, so taking vitamin A supplements in moderation. Take only what you need and nothing more, and if your diet is as good as it should be, then you may not need vitamin supplements. You must remember that they are, as the name implies, supplements and are not intended to replace a well balanced diet. Be sensible and use of dietary supplements with caution.


One of the biggest problems in modern society is that people are always looking for the fastest solution. We are all influenced by the media adds that's why they are there. Everyone should keep in mind the old adage: "If it sounds too good, probably a lie." The fact is: there is no miracle pill or drug you can take to change body composition during the night (or a few weeks for that matter). If you are not satisfied with himself and wants to make a change, the only way is to work on it. You should maintain a healthy lifestyle!

Only after having a healthy diet, exercise, sleep hours, and the ability to maintain its coherence, is complemented help. This goes for steroids as well. Of course, some supplements like andro products, creatine, meal replacements and protein will be of some benefit to someone who can not have everything in place, but that does not help at full capacity. You have to help them help you. You must feed your body and therefore can be used to its full potential.

Steroids will not be a real benefit for a person who paid the price of time and hard work in the gym. A person who has no doubt that you will see gains after using a steroid correctly, however, that the possibilities for increasing the quality is very low, and certainly the person who will lose most of them. In short,not even steroids, can change the way we look at long run, without hard work and discipline.

If you ask ten athletes and steroids better get used ten different answers. If you ask for a reason as to why or how you get answers like: "The other guys in the gym to do it the same way," I heard that a particular is taking the same compound, "" I read the book enable him to get a fantastic result, "and many others can be heard. These statements only reflect what unfortunately is not reality: hardly a athlete knows better drugs should be used. What will be taken at what dose for how long? It's better when I try this combination or should try again? If I could know whether my preparations are truly original? Despite the fact that steroids have been used to improve athletic performance more than thirty years most athletes are still uncertain. Thus, they can be easily manipulated and influenced. The information for athletes, urgently needed is missing because there is no scientific evidence of public interest, the doctors that you are familiar with the subject are few, special magazines conceal the problem, and no more than deny the use of steroids. Consequently, many mistakes were made that in any case, lead to unsatisfactory results and side effects, often unnecessary. Although the range of errors is very far-reaching, some stand out since athletes to repeat them. All are taking steroids or considering that you must read carefully to make sure that it will be one of the several thousand athletes who continue to make these mistakes only.

1. The use of excessive dosages:

Culture, as more extreme than any other athlete. A acts on the incorrect assumption that the classic "more is better." If five tablets work well, then ten must double the effect. With this attitude the door is open to possible side effects, and not justified by a clearly improved effect. The effectiveness of almost all steroids is dose-dependent, to some degree and is achieved when it ran out of potential binding molecules of steroids and steroid receptors. When the receptors on the muscle cell are saturated the remaining steroid molecules begin looking for another goal. Hepatic dysfunction, renal dysfunction, hair loss, acne, high estrogen levels, reducing the production of body's own hormones, and aggressiveness often have their origin in dosages which are too high. So called mega doses do not lead to a significantly higher strength and mass increase. Those who believe that 50 Dianabol and 1000 mg of testosterone per day is the only way for the body of an "ideal" is, to say the least, the wrong information.

2. Duration of consumption is too long:

He did not stop the use of steroids is not recommended for most athletes for two reasons. First, when taking high doses for a long time, the risk of potential side effects increases considerable. Steroids rented The chances of organ damage are especially high when the 17-alpha-oral are continuously taken. Secondly, this behavior is highly questionable, since the effect of administered steroids weakens after a while, with a higher dose or a different preparation, can be stopped only briefly. Everyone should know that the stronger the steroid the faster its effect decreases so that the use for a long period of time is even more stupid. It Anadrol the gain increase usually is reduced after only 3-4 weeks, although with Deca Durabolin, for example, often continuous progress can be obtained over 10-12 weeks.

3. The inappropriate use of steroid preparations:

Not all steroids are the same. There is a clear distinction between highly androgenic, potentially-toxic steroids such as Anadrol, Methyltestosterone, Dianabol, Halotestin, etc. and the weaker androgenic, including anabolic steroids and less toxic preparations, such as B. Primobolan, Deca Durabolin, Oxandrolone, Andriol, and Winstrol, because, above all. the first drugs mentioned are those that cause various side effects it makes sense to reduce consumption to a maximum of 6-8 weeks. Especially women, young adults and older athletes should be very careful in the selection of preparations of steroids. Also desirable that the general public and the media considered this distinction in their future negative opinions and general articles.

4. The selection of an unfavorable intake schedule:

The effectiveness of every steroid program can be considerably increased by a clever combination of steroids, because they have a synergistic effect. This means that with a low total dosage can get better results. Because different receptors are attacked, you can delay the saturation of the receptor for the steroid combination will remain in force for longer. At the same time, possible side effects can be minimized. Instead of, for example, taking 50 mg per day of Dianabol, the athlete should take 20 mg Dianabol / day and 200 mg Deca Durabolin / week. In general we can say that the best results can be obtained by combining an oral with an injectable steroid. The combination of two oral preparations such as Dianabol with Anadrol or Oxandrolone with Methyltestosterone makes less sense. Since protein synthesis and nitrogen retention effect of most steroids decreases after a few weeks it should start with a low dose and increase slowly and steadily over the input range. Athletes whose steroid cycle is more than 6-8 weeks should usually switch to a completely different set. Another common mistake is the abrupt cessation of steroid regime. Many side effects, a possible rebound effect, and the strength and weight loss can be minimized if the doses are reduced slowly and evenly. This also includes the steroids at the end of the range of admission not very effective, such as testosterone and Anadrol are taken, but the athlete becomes light and includes those prepared during the outage.

5. The use of forgeries:

To correct this problem is very difficult for most athletes since the black market with its overwhelming preponderance of counterfeit drugs is the only source of supply. The unsatisfactory results, often no positive results at all, and an unusual number of side effects are unfortunately common and caused by the use of forgeries. Many counterfeit drugs are impure, do not contain the alleged substances, are often considerably with the dose or contain something completely different as specified on the label.

6. Disinterest in periodical exams by a doctor:

Every athlete who takes steroids should have a physician periodically check his blood, urine pH, the values of the liver, and blood pressure. As important as the implementation of these preliminary tests is the right time. It is important that the first test is performed before the procedure. Thus, one can determine if the athlete is physically able to use steroids, or, in certain factors should avoid certain preparations. This also helps obtain reference and comparison of data so that changes can later analyze the results can be easily determined. The second exam is recommended 5-6 weeks after taking steroids. In the administration of steroids should depend on the outcome of the tests. If the results are acceptable, four weeks after completing the steroid program another test should be done to check whether or not possible, small deviations were normalized. Ask your doctor to give a written copy of the results of blood and check the different values, together with your doctor.

7. The neglect of external factors:

The use of steroids alone does not guarantee impressive results. Its effect is strongly dependent on four individual factors which together have a synergistic effect, so he called the magic rectangle: Training, nutrition, rest and attitude. Especially when steroids are taken many athletes have a tendency to neglect these important requirements.

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