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Have you ever considered using anabolic steroids?
#1
Well have you? Lets face it, after a certain threshold, your workouts get tough as hell, probably too time consuming but the gains are very slow each year. It almost feels like that the work you put out is almost twice you put last year, but the gains are half of what you got last year, even though you work twice as much and twice as long.


So the big questions cross the mind... What would happen if i used steroids? Should i use steroids? What about the side effects? What about the benefits?


So... Have you even considered it? Did you / are you using? What pushed you to use AAS? If no, what stops you from using? Ethics? money?



As for me, i use TRT due to multiple sclerosis (i go in detail here https://nattyornotforum.com/showthread.php?tid=24 ) and i dont plan to use anything else for the time being because i dont know how my mind will act to a cocktail of androgens and i am not willing to risk until things stabilize in my life.
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#2
Yeah. I once had some dianabol pills off a gym instructor, but the side effects were horrible. It made my skin tender and my muscles felt watery and bloated and I had horrible sweats. I stopped taking them before I saw any benefits.

Since then, I've not considered taking any and have accepted the limits of natural. I get pretty good results when lean naturally, but still just look like a normal brah when I've got a hoodie on.
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#3
I am scared of needles
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#4
(11-20-2018, 09:10 AM)khrazz Wrote: Well have you? Lets face it, after a certain threshold, your workouts get tough as hell, probably too time consuming but the gains are very slow each year. It almost feels like that the work you put out is almost twice you put last year, but the gains are half of what you got last year, even though you work twice as much and twice as long.


So the big questions cross the mind... What would happen if i used steroids? Should i use steroids? What about the side effects? What about the benefits?

So... Have you even considered it? Did you / are you using? What pushed you to use AAS? If no, what stops you from using? Ethics? money?



As for me, i use TRT due to multiple sclerosis (i go in detail here https://nattyornotforum.com/showthread.php?tid=24 ) and i dont plan to use anything else for the time being because i dont know how my mind will act to a cocktail of androgens and i am not willing to risk until things stabilize in my life.

What stops me from taking is that if I start, I may as well become a lifetime user, otherwise the gains will go. So what's the point of taking steroids just to look big for a few years or months. 

Otherwise if I did take it would be low test just to give me the edge after 38+, pack on some muscle and lose some fat. However by then I probably won't care so much about lifting anyway. 

Staying healthy is a life style, but lifting weights doesn't necessarily need to be included.

Plus one major part of steroid abuse that people overlook is not so much the side effects on your physical health but rather the psychological effects. If I look a certain way on roids, I will start to visualise myself this way and it will become my identity. If I stop taking them, who's to say my new found confidence won't go with them. All the attention, the looks, the social influence, the 'mirin' will all vanish.

That could be hard to get used to.
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#5
^^My feelings exactly. I don’t want something I can’t keep. I have close friends that all stay on a minimum of test year round because they can’t bring themselves to face who they are naturally. It’s sad and I am so glad I never took that dive. What a horrible existence. Basically living a lie. My favorite quote from the biggest user of them all is “so and so said you keep at least 20% of the gains whenever you do decide to go off completely.” I just told him go cold turkey and call me in 3 months lol. That was a few years ago. He still has his needle box on the table. I like the dude but he’s a lifer.
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(11-20-2018, 09:10 AM)khrazz Wrote: Well have you? Lets face it, after a certain threshold, your workouts get tough as hell, probably too time consuming but the gains are very slow each year. It almost feels like that the work you put out is almost twice you put last year, but the gains are half of what you got last year, even though you work twice as much and twice as long.


So the big questions cross the mind... What would happen if i used steroids? Should i use steroids? What about the side effects? What about the benefits?


So... Have you even considered it? Did you / are you using? What pushed you to use AAS? If no, what stops you from using? Ethics? money?



As for me, i use TRT due to multiple sclerosis (i go in detail here https://nattyornotforum.com/showthread.php?tid=24 ) and i dont plan to use anything else for the time being because i dont know how my mind will act to a cocktail of androgens and i am not willing to risk until things stabilize in my life.

No never.....1) I value my health over big muscles

2) I don't like the look of steroid (PED users) far too big, It simply doesn't look as good. I prefer an athaletic look than big/bulky look

3) costs.

4) It screws your natural levels of T. So if you do start you better have the view you are on it for life.

5) I have enough muscle, strong enough...i am not always seeking more and more. Weights/fitness <5% of my life.
4) I'd be a f*** hypocrit

Real men don't need to.
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#7
Nothing wrong with me, I don't need it.

Nope, its not because I viewed it as its bad bad bad BAD.

Its drugs that help some people. Someone need it. I just don't need it. Simple.

People that abuse it just simple not "educate" enough to understand how the process goes, how long it take and patient. OR their jobs replies on juices.
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#8
The main thing that puts me off is how complicated it seems.

It's easier not to bother, especially if you have plenty to worry about already.
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#9
I have never thought about taking steroids seriously.

Maybe I will once I reach a certain age and feel the need to become the young old man.

But for now, I will stay drug free.

If I ever pin, I will record the journey and inform you. Smile
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#10
i am thinking.....maybe at 70....if my natural T fell off a cliff I MIGHT consider H.R.T. But i would 100% prefer to keep my natural level high and not bother.
Once on i would only come off at death....
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