Have you ever seen pictures of someone who supplemented with anabolic steroids, before and after shots? Often such pictures can be mind-blowing, but guess what; sometimes the physical changes in a visual sense are not all that noticeable. There is a common misconception that has prevailed for decades regarding anabolic steroids before and after use. You have a normal looking guy before, and after use, you have a massive behemoth of muscle; almost cartoonish. Hey, this can be right on the money, but it can also be dead wrong.
Take any man, have him supplement with anabolic steroids, and the direction his physique goes will be dependent on many varying factors. Take the same man or another man of identical genetic structure and change the factors and steroids before and after will have two decidedly different meanings for each man. The factor that most common gets ignored is nutrition, or more specifically total caloric intake. If you want to be big and we mean really big, you have to feed your body enough to help it grow. If piles of muscle are not what you're after, guess what; no big deal, you can still supplement without worry. Other factors that will come into play are total dosing of the steroids and any other hormones at hand, and of course, individual response, but the first two factors are by far the most important.
Regardless of your goals, one thing is assured, if you can get your hands on some high quality anabolic steroids your life is going to change, and if you supplement responsibly it's going to change for the better. Before we go any further, we must state, when speaking of responsible use, for our purposes here we are speaking of healthy adult men. Children or adolescents should not touch any anabolic steroid, and while women can supplement safely it can be quite touchy and is a discussion best served for another day.
Your goals, how you eat, how you train and how big your doses are coupled with your genetic response to hormones will dictate a lot. Of course, we can give specific examples, although in a general sense of what we can expect with anabolic steroid use. In the beginning, let's say you are at your natural limit; you have gone as far as your body will let you go; you have never supplemented with anabolic steroids before, and after supplementation is complete what your body can do takes on an entirely new definition. Through the use of anabolic androgenic steroids, the following can be achieved. You will not necessarily experience each and every trait, again the factors discussed must be taken into consideration, but the following represents the possibilities:
• Increased Lean Muscle Mass
• Increased Strength
• Decreased Body-Fat
• Increased Rate of Recovery
• Increased Stamina
• Increased Energy
• Enhanced Physical Conditioning (visual)
- More Vascular
- More Defined
• Enhanced Sense of Well-Being
It is often said; one's mentality changes dramatically with the use of anabolic steroids. You have a sane individual, a calm mannered man who's never supplemented with steroids before, and after supplementation, for lack of a better word he's now a jackass. The terms often used to describe this behavior is "Roid Rage" and we're here to tell you this term has positively no viable ground in-which to stand on. It is true; anabolic steroids can increase aggression, but they cannot change the mental state of the individual. Aggression in itself is not a terrible thing, what one does with it is what makes it right or wrong and anabolic steroids do not take away a person's ability to distinguish or control.
If a man is predisposed to violent behavior, he's already a jackass and has never supplemented with anabolic steroids before, after he begins supplementation he's simply going to be a more aggressive jackass; the guy is already a jerk. If a man is a sane individual, someone who is not predisposed to violent outburst or improper aggressive behavior, if he's never supplemented with anabolic steroids before, and after supplementation begins he'll still be the same man. He'll have more aggression to push through his training, but he'll still be the same man he's always been.
There have been numerous studies done by some of the most respected in the scientific and medical community regarding the mental effects of steroids before and after use. In each study, the results have shown the effects on mental behavior are so small they cannot be measured. Further, during the steroid hearings leading to the original U.S. Steroid Control Act of 1990, even the AMA, FDA, NIH, DEA and several others reported there was no evidence anabolic steroids had any significant impact on mental behavior. What does this all tell us, what can we gather? In short, this tells us the idea of Roid Rage is a myth, and a smoking gun that actually provides nothing but smoke.