Strength Training – Steroids – How Steroids Make You Weak


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Strength Training – Steroids – How Steroids Make You Weak

  1. 1. Strength Training – Steroids – How Steroids Make YouWeak[waw_video video="qZ-yhHlot3M" hoplink=""]A Radish comparison. Growing in drawers filled with potting mix v’s Growing in my raisedgarden beds. As far as the taste difference it was huge. The larger Radish was much morejuicer and was so much nicer compared to the smaller one.Wine Tasting With FriendsStrength Training – Steroids – How Steroids Make YouWeakAuthor: Raymond ToulanyWhat does this have to do with your nutrition plan? Most people reading this are looking toimprove their appearance and physical performance, and most are pursuing those goals in acommercial or school gym. Unfortunately, those are the same places you’re going to findplenty of people using anabolic steroids. They’re also the places you’ll be approached to buythe stuff.If you’re approached, you’ll more than likely be promised overnight gains, doubling, or triplingyour homeruns, wins, rate of progression, amount of records you’ll shattered and on and on.You’ll also be told things like.“It’s totally safe.”“Every champ does it”“Don’t worry about side effects, all you need to do is ‘cycle stacks’ and I can show you how.”“I get my stuff from a real doctor on the other side of town.”And on, and on, and on…Before you make the wrong decision, ask yourself if a cocaine dealer is the first image thatcomes to mind when you think about an honest, caring and straight forward person? I mean, adrug dealer has your best interests at heart, right?Now, consider the fact that steroids are a drug, and are illegal to have without a prescription andcan get you into serious trouble if caught with them in your possession, I think you’ll agree thatit’s fair to call ‘roid dealers drug dealers. And if you’re smart, you’ll think twice about the 1/8
  2. 2. advice these bozos have for you.Again, since many reading this are looking to increase muscle mass and/or physicalperformance, I think it’s very important to go over this stuff.Some reading this may already know this, and others may not. One effect steroids have on thebody is to increase its ability to synthesize protein. In other words your body is now able to buildand repair muscle faster. Your body breaks down protein into amino acids, and then it rebuildsthem into the appropriate protein it needs to repair or build up the body.You can look at it this way. Each gram of complete protein is a brick and your body has a bunchof brick layers building up various sections of your body. When you train you tear downsections of your body. In a matter of fact, normal everyday living will tear down your body. Thisrebuilding process takes place at night when you’re deep asleep. Your body naturally releaseshormones, including Human Growth Hormone (HGH) to aid in this rebuilding. (This is whyquality sleep is critical for peak performance)A person in their natural state – one who isn’t on steroids or any other similar androgenicsubstance – can only utilize so many grams of protein in a day. His or her workers, forexample’s sake, can only lay 100 bricks a day. It doesn’t matter how much protein is providedin the diet, that’s all the workers can do.Did you know …….?The term Androgenic is defined as pertaining to the development of male characteristics,including body hair, the genital organs and muscle mass. “Androgenic” is the adjective form ofthe noun “androgen,” a word referring to any of the male hormones, including testosterone andandrosterone.A ‘roid head’ on the other hand, because of the use of his illegal drugs, can, for example,process 200 grams of protein a day. So his workers are not only able to lay more brick, but theycan repair and rebuild faster too, leading to faster and bigger gains. This allows ‘juicers’ to getmore benefit out of each work out – they can train with less intensity, but, because their bodiesare able to rebuild faster they grow quicker. They can also train harder than a natural athleteand come back sooner and do it again, where the natural guy or gal has to take a day’s rest ormore depending on training intensity. Trying to keep up with the juicer will cause the naturaltrainer to lose muscle, not build it because of overtraining. This crap also enables an athlete togo past their genetic potential, allowing the juice monkey to build more muscle and strengththan he or she could naturally achieve – at least that’s one reason why they claim that taking itis so important.If you haven’t picked up on it yet, I’m not a fan of steroids, I’m not a fan those who take them,and I’m especially not a fan of those who sell them. Steroids are a cheater’s friend. A steroidabuser is cheating their fellow athletes, all true fans of that sport, and most importantly;themselves. 2/8
  3. 3. I truly believe that all aspects of life are related – life’s experiences are universal. What youexperience and go through in one endeavor affects you in others. And it’s no different in sportsor trying to put on muscle. If life’s experiences and lessons weren’t applicable in other areasof your life it would take you forever to learn. This becomes clear when you start fully anddeeply living your life. You’ll quickly connect lessons you learn to all areas of your life and thisis one of the reasons why cheating is so dangerous and effort, discipline, thought, andperseverance among other traits are what count. It’s also why analogies, proverbs, parablesand stories are so valuable – because wisdom applies to all aspects of life – most, if not alllessons are universal.When it comes to weight loss or putting on muscle or any other goal in your life, you will haveperiods of frustration and obstacles to overcome. Even with the information you’re readingright now, which I truly believe will change your life for the better, there will be tough times.For instance, difficulties might arise because of your unique situation. Maybe you don’t havethe required items or tools that are used in an explanation or maybe you think you’re followingthe recommendations the way you should, but you really aren’t. Many people, includingmyself, at times put their own spin on things without realizing it. It’s why I believe you shouldnot only follow what’s recommended, as long as it isn’t harmful to you or others, but to makesure you’re following directions the way it’s explained and not your own interpretation of it,once you understand what your doing you can then “customize” it. Avoid “adding” steps to theprocess until you have went through it at least once and understand what you’re doing.All of this requires you to become more self aware, to examine what you’re doing and see ifyou’re headed in the right direction. Sometimes it may take a while before you figure outwhat’s wrong, and it might be something really simple. You’re going to have to fight at times,dig down deep and say “I’m not giving up, I want this and I’m going to get it!“ You might haveto ask for help, a sign of true strength.This builds character, empowers your self image, and strengthens your will. Steroids and magicpotions that promise the world cheat you of all of this. There are not too many ways of feelingbetter, than looking at yourself and the things you’ve done in life and saying “I created this.” – Itwasn’t a hand out. I know there’s a place and time for one, but when you fall on your ass andlook for someone to pick you up, there might not be anyone around to do it. You can’t get veryfar in life with that mentality. Anyone who takes steroids, or cuts corners in any other way, isallowing this weakness to seep into the rest of his being, and its stench will permeate through toothers who will pick up on it.That stench is the smell of a quitter, a cheater, of someone who looks for the easy way out. Iwouldn’t want that person next to me in the fox holes of life, and more than likely neither doyou. Others, especially achievers and true champions, feel the same way, and if you’re histype of person, see ya!I couldn’t imagine looking in the mirror, or at the weight I just lifted and not be able to tell myself“I did this.” I couldn’t imagine having to look in the mirror and have a syringe or bottle of pillsnext to me, reminding me that I didn’t do this, these drugs did. 3/8
  4. 4. There was a time when every man and woman had to gather and catch their food. They alsohad to work the land and sow seeds to reap a harvest. There’s no way around that. Maybethere’s a clue there, a reason for it?I don’t want you to misunderstand what I’m saying with the only way is to work hard and avoidusing your head, essentially living a hard life. That’s not what I’m saying. In fact, those whowork hard at working smart are the one to keep an eye on. What I’m talking about is cheatingyourself out of the opportunity of persevering in the face of difficulties. Coming to the realizationthat there are times when it’s up to you, and you alone to pull yourself up. Then resolving thatno mater what you’re going to work hard until you’re able to figure it out. Once you figure it outit tends to get a lot easier.If you’re currently taking steroids, throw the crap out, and start over. It will get worse before itgets better, but it will get better.If you have or know school age children, maybe classmates, especially those who partake inathletics, keep an eye out for signs of steroid abuse.The following are some signs of steroid use: Quick weight gain with larger muscle mass Aggressiveness and bad attitude Jaundice / skin change Purple or red spots on the body Swelling of feet and lower legs Shaking or trembling Persistent body odors Severe acne breakouts with oily skinShort-Term and Long-Term Physical Effects of Steroids UseMen – Even though anabolic steroids are derived from male sex hormones, men who choose totake them can experience some of the following effects:Short-term 4/8
  5. 5. Reduced sperm count Damage to the heart Impotence Difficulty or pain while urinatingLong-term Liver disease or liver cancer Development of breasts Shrinking of the testiclesWomen – If a woman uses steroids, some “masculinization” effects may occur.Short-term Breast reduction Excessive hair growthLong-term Deepened voice Enlarged clitoris Abnormal menstrual cyclesIf you’re reading this because you’re looking to create a nutritional plan that’ll help you packon muscle, think real hard if anyone ever offers you some “sauce.” Anyone who sells this stuff 5/8
  6. 6. is a drug dealing punk that deserves to be thrown in jail, especially if he’s selling it to minors.This person is a predator, and do you really think he’ll care if you end up getting sick or dyingfrom using his crap? Not at all. The only thing he’ll feel bad about is the money he’s no longergetting from you.Steroids should only be used for legitimate reasons under the required medical supervision.Any doctor who sells or prescribes steroids for performance enhancing reasons, not realmedical reasons, is a bigger punk than the drug dealer above. A doctor took an oath, aHippocratic Oath, to protect your health not to harm it. This guy deserves to lose his practicelicense and shipped off to the klink.There are many counterfeit steroids on the market and lots of this stuff comes from third worldcountries, or animal farms because they were intended for animal use only. For all you knowyou could end up with a vial full of horse urine or a bottle of pills made from rat poison. Stayaway from this crap.Physical Effects on Males and Females from Steroids UseContinued use of anabolic steroids can cause the following effects in both sexesShort-term Acne Fluid retention Rapid weight gain Increased blood pressure and cholesterol levels Insomnia (inability to sleep) Headaches Reduced sexual functioning Increase in muscle size Swelling of feet and ankles Improved healing Improved appetite 6/8
  7. 7. Long-term· Blood clotting difficulties· Heart attacks· Clotting disorders· Cardiovascular, liver, and reproductive organ damage· Premature heart attacks and strokes· Reduced sexual functioning· Stunted growth in adolescents· Anti-hypertensive behaviors· Hypertension or fatigue· Chronic gonadotrophin or (HCG)· Increased chance of injuring ligaments, tendons and muscles· When injecting: bacterial infections, abscesses, cellulitis, and HIV/AIDSIf you go to a gym, you’ll usually know who’s taking this stuff. More often than not, they’re themost screwed up and insecure people in the gym. You don’t want to end up like these people.Take another look at the symptoms listed above. If you’re a guy, do you really want shrunkentesties? If you’re a girl, do you want your clitoris to become enlarged to the point it’s visiblethrough your clothes? That’ll look real sexy at the beach. I mean women want the guys tomistaken them for a hermaphrodite right?Ask if anything is worth harming your health and cheating yourself out of life altering lessons,lessons and challenges that will result with a deeper understanding of yourself and life.Action Steps!Just Say NoYeah, I know, it sounds corny – but I’d take corny over developing breasts. And if you’re awoman reading this, I’m sure sounding silly is much more preferable than back hair and anenlarger clitoris.Get Educated and Apply it! 7/8
  8. 8. With the right training, rest and nutrition plan, it’s possible for many beginners to gain 20 lbs of muscle inside, or lose 20 lbs of fat within 3 months. It’s also possible to triple your endurance in 2-3 weeks. To be able to do this you need to learn how to do it, and you’ll be hard pressed to discover it within the pages of the muscle mags. For the most part you’ll only find ads for miracle muscle potions and steroid using models claiming it was the supplement that gave them their “freaky” development – and pigs fly. Sticking to the basics and having the courage to consistently and properly apply them will develop your strength, health and character to level most only dream of attaining. © Raymond Toulany Article Source: ke-you-weak-499970.html About the Author Ray Toulany is the author of The BodyDesign Nutritional System, which is a proven step by step system to creating a customized and complete nutritional plan that supports your training goals, He also provides his ebook, How To Eat For Peak Performance And Gains Made Easy absolutely FREE to help you cut through the BS and eliminate the frustration of trying to find the right information on choosing the best foods to effectively nourish your body and improve the way you look, feel and perform. You can get it absolutely FREE at Social Bookmarking 8/8Powered by TCPDF (