A lot of Internet-based bodybuilding message boards contain questions regarding the use of anabolic-androgenic steroids. These forums are popular due to the widespread and secretive nature of steroid use in competitive sports and physical exhibition. Unfortunately, many trainees can not seek advice from their physician for fear of prosecution.
The online message boards provide users a place to discuss the safe and productive use of performance enhancing drugs. The right to remain anonymous is retained with the ability to post using an indistinguishable user name. However, members must be careful how they format questions – if they expect quality advice. Countless questions fail to provide enough information to obtain quality responses from experienced members. These questions are regarding drugs that cause many events within the body, some can have a serious impact on health.
A medical doctor doesn’t just fill out a prescription and send a patient on their way. They could lose their license to practice medicine without the required preliminary information, used to accurately prescribe therapy. Every patient sits down for a physical and medical history examination. When seeking advice online, your physical merely consists of some undemanding personal information so proper guidance can be returned. But beware, there is no assurance of the person’s credibility and under no circumstance is it meant to replace the guidance given by a licensed medical practitioner.
Research is paramount
Research available online resources to develop greater knowledge beforehand; to better formulate a question. Search Web site’s providing medical abstracts and research regarding AAS use in sports and exercise. If possible search through the communities previous conversational threads. A recent topic may already exist; answered with very verbose explanations. Questions regarding the same issues, over-and-over again, tire the community and generally don’t cultivate added quality responses. With a little prior research, a more specific question will attract better responses.
The quality of a thread’s title will affect how many views it receives. Buzz words do not work nearly as much as new conversationalists believe. Avoid vague titles, resembling “Check this out!” or “Please read.” A title that summarizes the post is best suited. “Winstrol injection advice needed” is more likely to attract helpful and experienced people; in this case, those most familiar with injecting the drug Winstrol.
Writing a post
The content of a post sets the stage for quality responses. Avoid single sentences, for instance “Is testosterone effective as a muscle builder?” This question warrants a simple and profound “Yes!” Providing some personal information and history will promote better results – more well-rounded replies. People are more likely to help when the information allows them to be more conclusive.
Information to include
Age and sex – A person’s age and sex impacts whether they qualify for the treatment. These variables suggest differences in endocrine systems. This information is important. Two females can have a three-fold difference in natural testosterone levels and react strongly to androgenic actions of certain anabolic steroids. Testosterone levels between two males can vary 12-fold and they can support large exogenous increases in androgen levels with fewer risks, when compared to female athletes. Many times, hormone replacement therapy becomes a valid – and sometimes legal – option for men over 30 years old. On the other side, adolescents are in the midst of a lot of action within their endocrine systems, to properly mature them into adulthood. Teenagers should not use anabolic steroids since the risks far exceed the rewards.
Height, weight and body fat – There is a difference in what it would take to see significant gains in a lean 250-pound, six-foot man versus another who is six inches shorter and a soft 160 pounds. In addition, if the body’s muscular potential has been pushed past genetic limitations, the trainee would require a greater steroid burden to gain more muscle. Furthermore, the greater the lean body mass, the greater the androgen receptor availability; presenting a different risk-to-benefit ratio at higher doses.
Training experience – A trainee needs to have an extensive training history to be properly prepared for exogenous androgen use. There is no magic pill. Employing AAS too soon puts joints and connective tissues at risk; as well as the ability to retain acquired gains.
Cycle history – Outlining previous drug use lets everyone know what the user has already experienced. It explains what is already known and what can be built upon. It’s important to outline any recognized complications from previous use; such as predispositions for allergies or hair loss.
Goals – Explaining what the training and drug cycle is intended to accomplish for body composition can help people respond with better options for a more custom-tailored cycle. If the goal is to retain lean body mass while losing fat, then a weekly stack containing 400 milligrams of nandrolone stacked with 750 milligrams of testosterone would not be the most reasonable option for many athletes.
Posting a cycle – A purposed cycle should be posted to clearing identify the drug protocol. This is the bad example: I was thinking about taking 500mg of Test with 200mg of Wonder Drug for 8 weeks – does that look good? This is much better: My eight-week cycle: weeks 1-8; Testosterone Enanthate, 250mg every fourth day; weeks 1-5; Dbol, 30mg everyday.
Remember, sometimes the best advice is to not partake in drug use. People are routinely left unqualified after discovering their age or lack of significant training experience.