Rightly or wrongly, Anabolic-Androgenic steroids, and other muscle-building drugs, play a large role in today's ultra-competitive sporting arena, by helping to create the type of physique seen onstage at both the professional and amateur bodybuilding level.
Granted, a good physique can be built without their use, but for those who choose to take their physical development to new heights, drug use, in conjunction with adequate training and dietary practices, is often viewed as the answer.
Certainly at the pro level, steroids are used, indeed required, to compete on an equal footing with ones peers who are taking similar substances to gain that all-important edge.
As bodybuilding evolves, it seems the race to perfect all muscle-building components is intensifying. This includes the inclusion of a multifarious array of anabolic substances in ones program, in addition to the refinement and utilization of the usual training and nutritional practices.
In addition to Androgenic-Anabolic Steroids, we are seeing an increasing reliance on insulin, HGH (Human Growth Hormone), diuretics, and even synthol (an injectable oil used to add volume to the muscles) in the general bodybuilding world, and at the professional level in particular.
In the first instalment of 'Steroid Undercover', my professional bodybuilding source (a competing IFBB pro bodybuilder) gave a broad overview of his experiences and observations as a steroid-using athlete.
In this second exclusive interview he shares his current drug regimen, advice on the safety and efficacy of various anabolic drugs and his thoughts on HGH, insulin and synthol.
Given the rampant misuse of anabolic drugs and the gung ho attitude many have toward doing whatever is necessary to build the body of their dreams, it is important the right advice is presented so these people can make better-informed choices.
The professional bodybuilder featured in this article is known as a responsible user of anabolic drugs, and has created his physique through the intelligent use of these substances. If more of the pros spoke out, there might be less confusion and more healthy debate on the issue of drug use in sport. This article is intended to get a few more facts on the table. Enjoy.
I understand you are back on a cycle. How long have you been on the cycle and what are you taking now? Any changes to your usual program?
- Yes, I am three weeks into my new cycle. I am taking Testosterone Cypionate, Anadrol 50, and Deca Durabolin. I am taking Cypionate, another type of test and one of the main injectable forms in the US, as opposed to my usual Sustanon intake. The reason I am doing this is to shock my body's steroid receptors, as the last time I took Cypionate was more than two years ago.