It's no secret that many athletes often use steroids. And there is a definite need for this, because at some point, hard training stops giving the desired result. The so-called "plateau" comes when it is very difficult to shift weight from a dead point. It was during this period that most bodybuilders think about using special drugs for athletes that will help make training more effective.
Now on the market of sports pharmacology there are so many anabolics that it can be very difficult to choose the right one. But so that the effect of taking steroids does not disappoint, the choice must be taken very carefully.
The most common effects
Most bodybuilders take sports medications to gain muscle mass faster. To do this, they choose powerful anabolics: testosterone and its esters, stanozolol, turinabol and others. Drugs from this group are activated quite quickly in the body and really help to achieve the desired effect.
Anabolics can be used both for beginners and professional bodybuilders, and a properly selected dosage guarantees significant weight gain per course.
In addition to building muscle, most medicines have other effects on the body:
- significantly increase strength indicators, which is very important in certain sports;
- increase the endurance of the athlete;
- contribute to the rapid recovery of muscle tissue after physical exertion;
- increase the tone of the whole body;
- contribute to the rapid healing of minor injuries.
Narrowly targeted effects
In some situations, gaining muscle mass is not a priority for an athlete. For example, when preparing for a competition, most bodybuilders care more about their appearance. Often during this period they use preparations for drying. These include the already named stanozolol, oxandrolone and clenbuterol.
The effect of taking steroids in this group is:
- removing excess fluid from the body;
- burning subcutaneous fat;
- increase strength and endurance without gaining mass;
- muscle tissue elasticity;
- giving the muscles a beautiful relief;
- sometimes suppression of hunger.
Like other medicines, many steroids tend to cause certain side effects in athletes. Often this is due to the androgenic activity of the drugs and their ability to aromatize, as a result of which secondary sexual characteristics, acne, gynecomastia, and testicular atrophy may appear. Properly selected post-cycle therapy will help to avoid this.
Also, some steroids negatively affect the digestive, nervous and cardiovascular systems, but this usually manifests itself when using excessively high dosages. By following the recommendations regarding the administration, you don’t have to worry about side effects.