Steroids Information

Information on steroids profiles and the use of anabolic steroids.

Bare Feet Training: Good or Bad?

Posted on May 22 2013 by in bodybuilding, workout, exercising, bare feet training, bare feet workout, muscle growth

Many bodybuilders and athletes that used to train bare foot decided to stop this procedure. There are several reasons for that.

 

Feet are highly complex structures. Foot defects are very common, and a defect affects how stresses placed on the feet are borne by the feet and the rest of the body. When forces on the feet are exaggerated by high-load activities such as heavy weight training, and running, the defects are magnified. While foot defects might not be the whole story behind foot, ankle, knee or back problems, they are contributing factors, perhaps major ones.

 

It is recommended to wear high quality shoes with molded internal soles, to compensate for any structural or postural instability in the feet, or, in the case of defect-free feet, to maintain that existing good condition over the long term. While orthopedic shoes with custom-made molded internal soles are the ideal, off-the-shelf shoes with molded internal soles are, in most cases, light years ahead of no support. You can get molded internal soles that can be slipped inside your regular footwear (but you may need to remove some of the existing soles to make room).

 

A change in footwear, or the insertion of high-quality molded soles into your existing footwear, will help greatly to keep you lifting intensively, heavily and free of injuries. It is also highly recommended to consult a podiatrist, preferably a sports podiatrist, or a chiropractor with training in orthotics, to get your feet checked out.

Bare Feet Training: Good or Bad?
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Estrogen Control Issues

Posted on May 16 2013 by in estrogen, estrogen control, water retention, anabolics, anabolic steroids, men's health, body water, muscle cells

Estrogen Control is vital for health and result potential reasons. High/prolonged circulating estrogen levels could have negatively affected the heart and other organs due to excess fat deposits and water retention. As you know, most severe water retention during anabolic steroids phases is due to estrogen and the resulting hormonal production increase of aldosterone.

Elevation of aldosterone affects the body’s water table by altering electrolyte balances favoring sodium retention. Since sodium regulates extracellular (outside the cell) water and potassium regulates intracellular water, an imbalance favoring sodium results in extra water in the vascular system and under the skin. This is the reason that some athletes look like “Bloat Boy” and have very high blood pressure.

It is important to remember that electrolytes such as sodium and potassium regulate the electric charges for flow of water molecules across cell membranes and are an intricate part of the sodium-pump mechanism that allows goodies like nutrients and creatine to actually enter the muscle cells.

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IGF-1 and the Androgen Receptors

Posted on May 10 2013 by in anabolic steroids, anabolics, testosterone, human growth hormone, muscle building, IGF-1

Testosterone is a highly anabolic hormone that acts by binding with androgen receptors. This signals the cell nucleus to augment the synthesis of new proteins. Until recently, scientists and physicians looked at the role of testosterone in muscle metabolism at a very superficial level. They suppose that a normal blood testosterone level meant that the system was functioning normally and even optimally. Advances in cellular biochemistry showed that the system is much more complicated.

Activation of specific genes and hormone receptor sites are more imperative than circulating levels of hormones and chemical growth factors. Besides, hormones such as testosterone, human growth hormone, and IGF-I must work together to make the optimal effect. A Korean study showed that androgen receptors in the gene controlling them were activated best in the presence of IGF-1. IGF-1 is a potent growth factor that works in combination with growth hormone to promote muscle hypertrophy. Intense training can optimize growth hormone and IGF-1 levels, which also assists testosterone metabolism, especially at the receptor level. The study shows that anabolic hormones work together to promote enhancements in muscle growth and strength.

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Depression as a Side Effect of Anabolic Steroids Use

Posted on May 2 2013 by in anabolic steroids, steroids effects, testosterone, side effects, depression, anabolics, bodybuilding

Obviously anabolic steroids use has an impact on hormone levels in the body, which in turn may result in a change in one’s general mood. Often we might see very aggressive behavior. But for some steroids users there is also a manifestation of the other extreme side, depression. This phenomenon can occur in certain individuals, whom are psychologically sensitive to an imbalance in androgen and estrogen levels. This is most common with male bodybuilders, at times when anabolic/androgenic steroids use is discontinued. With a deeply suppressed endogenous testosterone level, it may take time for one’s standard hormonal balance to return. During this period, estrogen levels may be steadier than testosterone, as human bodies can produce it from adrenal hormones. The result may be a protracted window of time where estrogen seems to be the more dominant sex hormone.

Depression may also occur during the course of a steroid cycle, mainly with the sole use of anabolics. Even if these compounds are mild in comparison to androgens, many can still restrain the endogenous production of testosterone. If the testosterone level drops drastically during treatment, the administered anabolics may not supply enough of an androgen level to compensate, and a marked loss of motivation and sense of comfort may result. The best advice when looking to evade cycle or post-cycle depression is to closely monitor drug intake and withdrawal. The use of a small weekly testosterone dose might prove very effective if added to a mild dieting/anabolic cycle, guarding the feelings of boredom and apathy to training. Of course a strong steroid cycle should always be discontinued with the proper use of ancillary drugs (Nolvadex, Arimidex, HCG, Clomid etc.).

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What about Gynecomastia

Posted on April 22 2013 by in gynecomastia, aromatization, testosterone, anabolics, anabolic steroids, muscle growth, muscle building

Gynecomastia represents the medical term for the growth of female breast tissues in the male body. This action occurs when the male is presented with an unusually high level of estrogen, particularly with the use of strong aromatizing androgens such as testosterone and Dianabol. The surplus estrogen can act upon receptors in the breast and excite the increase of mammary tissues. If left unchecked, this can lead to an actual noticeable and unpleasant tissue growth under the nipple area, in many cases taking on a very feminine exterior. To fight this side effect during steroid therapy, many people find it crucial to use some form of estrogen maintenance medication. This includes an estrogen antagonist such as Clomid or Nolvadex, which blocks estrogen from attaching to and activating receptors in the breast and other tissues, or an aromatase inhibitor such as Femara or Arimidex, which blocks the enzyme in charge for the alteration of androgens to estrogens. Aromatase inhibitors like this are currently the most effective options, but also the very expensive.

Мany consider a slightly elevated estrogen level may help the athlete achieve a more distinct muscle mass gain during a cycle. With this in mind many athletes and bodybuilders decide to use anti-estrogens only when it is necessary to block gynecomastia. It is of course still a good idea to always keep an anti-estrogen on-hand when injecting or taking an aromatizable steroid, so that it is readily accessible should trouble become obvious. Puffiness or swelling under the nipple is one of the first signs of pending gynecomastia, often followed by pain or soreness in this region. This is a clear indicator that some type of anti-estrogen is required. If the swelling progresses into small, marble like lumps, action absolutely must be taken right away to treat it. Otherwise, if the steroids are continued at this point without ancillary drug use, the user will likely be stuck with revolting tissue growth that can only be removed only with surgery.

It is also important to know that progestins seem to enhance the stimulatory effect of estrogens on mammary tissue growth. There appears to be a strong link between these two hormones here, such that gynecomastia might even be able to take place with the help of progestins, without extra estrogen levels being required. A low estrogen steroid like Deca can potentially cause gyno in several cases, again promoting the necessity to keep anti-estrogens close at hand if you are very responsive to this particular side effect.

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Testosterone, Nutrition and Anabolism: Inconclusive Experiments

Posted on April 17 2013 by

Testosterone is the main anabolic hormone in our body. It can directly affect the training procedure. After weight training there is an increase in the content of this hormone in the blood. The logical sequence in this case would be the following: you exercise and testosterone secretion is increased, and thus begin the process of muscle anabolism or growth. However this muscle growth require building materials - amino acids and we reach to another important conclusion: we need to eat more protein.

The equation is quite easy. However, recently American scientists rechecked this theory and concluded another unusual result. In the experiment, 12 bodybuilders performed bench press (5 sets of 10 repetitions to "failure") and jumping squats (5 sets of 10 repetitions with a weight representing 30% of maximum). After squats testosterone levels increased by 15%, and the bench gave only a 7 percent increase.

Cortisol levels after both exercises have not changed, although it is assumed that high-intensity efforts incite secretion of catabolic hormones. The truth is that a part bodybuilders consumed large amounts of protein, while the other ate little protein, but larger amount of fats to maintain a high level of caloric intake. The results showed that in case of those who consumed a lot of fat, testosterone levels were higher and "Protein" group were behind them.

But we should rush to make such conclusions. The study of the hormonal system of athletes has offered a lot of disappointing surprises. In short, muscle anabolism is still a mystery for science.

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Arm Training Considerations

Posted on April 9 2013 by in arm training, bodybuilding, steroids, workout, muscle building, biceps, triceps

Each person involved in the workout process wants to accomplish big arm muscles, but as a result few people have them. The best way for you to focus on the arm training is to forget about them. It was established that over training is the reason for lack of progress, and for best gains the least amount of training can be done and still cover all body-parts will result in the fastest gains.

In this case it is crucial to use compound movements that hit many muscle groups at once. For example, once you can do chins with your palms facing you with bodyweight + 35-60 pounds strapped to your waist for 6-8 reps you will have biceps about as big as their going to get. Once you can dip bodyweight + 75-100 pounds for 6-8 reps or do close grip bench presses with 100% of bodyweight for 6-8 strict, you will definitely have big triceps. This is the way for a beginner bodybuilder to get big arms. Here is a list of exercises to get big arms, but t train as well all the bodyparts of your body.

 

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Treatment of Acne

Posted on April 4 2013 by in acne, anabolic steroids, steroids side effects, anabolics, side effects, liquid soap, bodybuilding, health care

One of the common side effects of the anabolic steroids use is the acne. Use of androgens tends to create such a problem for many bodybuilders and athletes. Sometimes struggling with this unpleasant condition is quite difficult and people try various methods like burning it with alcohol or eating complementary Vitamins. But often none of the methods help.
After various studies, one of the methods proved to be quite effective for part bodybuilders to get rid of this unwanted side effect. Here are some steps you should undertake in case of acne (especially on the face region):

  • Reduce to almost zero the consumption of carbs.
  • Every morning wash with liquid soap and then with a quality shaving foam
  • During the day, wash as often as possible with liquid soap
  • At night, wipe your face with a special component composed of 200g alcohol + 3 tbsp of oak bark (left to infuse for 3 days) with added Sulfanilamide and Chloramphenicol containing drugs.
  • Twice a week, use a mask scrub.
  • After two weeks of beginning this treatment, it is necessary to go to the cosmetician and make the general cleaning of the face.
  • Acne disappear after about a month of treatment. Technique actually tested in practice by many athletes that are uncomfortable with acne effects.

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Introduction in Steroid Hormones

Posted on March 20 2013 by Max in steroids, testosterone, hormones

There are five major classes of steroid hormones: testosterone (androgen), estradiol (estrogen), progesterone (progestin), cortisol/corticosterone (glucocorticoid), and aldosterone (mineralocorticoids). Testosterone and its more potent metabolite dihydrotestosterone (DHT), progesterone and estradiol are classified as sex-steroids, whereas cortisol/corticosterone and aldosterone are collectively referred to as corticosteroids.


Sex steroids are crucial hormones for the proper development and function of the body; they regulate sexual differentiation, the secondary sex characteristics, and sexual behavior patterns.


Sex hormones production is sexually dimorphic, and involves differences not only in
hormonal action but also in regulation and temporal patterns of production. Gonadal sex steroids effects are mediated by slow genomic mechanisms through nuclear receptors as well as by fast nongenomic mechanisms through membrane-associated receptors and signaling cascades.


The term sex steroids is nearly always synonymous with sex hormones (Wikipedia).


Steroid hormones in mammals regulate diverse physiological functions such as reproduction, mainly by the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, blood salt balance, maintenance of secondary sexual characteristics, response to stress, neuronal function and various metabolic processes (fat, muscle, bone mass).

The panoply of effects, regulations and interactions of gonadal sex steroids in mammals is in part discussed in this chapter.

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