The other day I posted a couple of articles on Reddit about legal steroids and got slammed by a few “what I felt were less than knowledgeable keyboard warriors” I have been using and reviewing many different supplements over the last decade, in my younger days I did cycle some steroids for a very short period of time, Testosterone, Promoblan, Deca and Dianabol but that has been many years ago, did it have side effects? Yes but they were mild, however I did build muscle mass plus I gained more strength. Before taking steroids I weighed in at a lean 260 lbs, after a bulking cycle I went up close to 300 lbs I had decent genetics and building muscle was fairly easy for me.
My cycles were few and far between and after only two small local competitions I decided that steroids were not worth the money or the potential risk. I do continue to try different all natural supplements and have found many to offer positive results to one extent or another.
One thing that kills me is the skinny guys that takes steroids and are still skinny, this is probably the same group of guys that rant on the different bodybuilding forums saying that supplements don’t work and to save your money, the real problem these guys have is that they take steroids and even so they cant gain muscle mass, they stupidly continue to spend their money on synthetic steroids and are still scrawny.
You need more than steroids
Steroids natural or synthetic are not the key to building muscle, first you have to work your ass off in the gym, I am almost fifty years old and can still out lift most guys in their twenties and thirties and when I see them work out Im saying to myself, really? and your juicing? “many do have a tendency to brag” The bottom line is that most of those guys that are roiding up should not be, they should really be saving their money, Seriously!
Legal steroids and supplements don’t work
If your going to the gym and lifting sissy weight you wont grow, if you lift heavy weight and don’t eat you wont grow, essentially no matter what you do if you do not take your training and your nutrition seriously, guess what? you wont grow. Supplements do work in the sense that they provide your body with extra nutrients that you are most likely not getting from food alone, so if you are training hard and lifting heavy supplements will help.
Creatine is another supplement that does not work , at least that’s what the skinny guys use to tell me. I began taking creatine in the mid 1980’s and guess what I grew even more, back then you did not have the internet but you still had the skinny guys in the gym saying that a particular supplement would not work, and to not waste my money, now sport enthusiast ingest creatine like crazy “ah the irony”
So what is the key to building muscle and getting big?
Ask any bodybuilder or big muscular guy and if they are honest they will tell you eat hard and train hard, you cant expect to lift light weight and grow, you need to train smart, train heavy and eat well, do that and you will notice gains, supplementation in my opinion does work, no matter what you caloric intake is there are certain nutrients that you are most likely not getting which is why supplements can help.
Most supplements contain key ingredients that will help you push more weight and help your muscles recover faster, many have certain herbs and stimulants that can keep your training intensity consistent , so keep an open mind and don’t ever nock something until you have tried it, ignore the skinny guys focus on yourself and let them keep on talking.
The articles I published were the following two articles below where I compared synthetic Trenbalone and Dianabol to two natural steroid alternatives.
Trenbalone vs TBAL75
D-Bal vs Synthetic Dianabol