We now live in a generation where guys are juicing more than ever before. The rise of social media has caused this increase due to countless world-class bodybuilders/fitness models taking selfies of their herculean muscles on a daily basis.
However, anabolic steroids are illegal and they can have serious health risks for users, especially if used irresponsibly.
Below, I will reveal the health risks of the 5 most commonly used anabolic steroids for building muscle and suggest legal alternatives.
So which are the most commonly used steroids to get BIG/Jacked?
I’m going to list the 5 most commonly used steroids for putting on serious size. Then I will outline their short-term and long-term side effects and dangers
- Deca Durabolin
Dianabol and legal alternatives
Otherwise known as D-Bol for short. Dianabol is the king of bulking steroids and is without doubt the most talked about anabolic on the planet. This is because nothing quite compares to D-Bol in terms of the amount of strength/muscle you can gain on cycle.
D-Bol is a very, very powerful steroid and is capable of turning a skinny beanpole into a beast of a man. Arnold also admitted to taking D-Bol to aid muscle growth and many people believe he was the greatest bodybuilder that’s ever lived.
The only drawbacks with Dianabol is that it does come with some water retention that is dependent upon the dose. Arnold took this steroid back in the 70’s and he didn’t look like he was holding much water so this does depend on the individual person. Also D-bol has the potential to elevate your blood pressure temporarily, however this will regulate back to normal post cycle.
Anadrol and legal alternatives
Anadrol isn’t talked about too much, but in terms of seeing huge gains in size and strength – it’s only second best to D-Bol. This isn’t too surprising seeing as Anadrol is a very similar compound to D-Bol, with it being a DHT-derivative.
You can expect to gain as much as 30lbs from just a 4 week cycle of Anadrol. This weight will be made up of lean muscle tissue and water. Anadrol is best used in a stack among other steroids such as D-Bol, as when anadrol is run by itself a user will initially see huge gains, but can quickly diminish post-cycle.
Whereas when A-Drol is stacked with ‘base steroids’ such as testosterone, deca durabolin and trenbolone – most of your gains will stay even post cycle.
Testosterone Sustanon and legal alternatives
Testosterone is the key to muscle growth in any man. And when taking in artificial form it gives a user a huge advantage when it comes to getting jacked. Whilst running testosterone, expect rapid fat loss and an increase in lean muscle. The best thing with testosterone is that it’s a steroid that’ll help you get BIG, but at the same time won’t leave you retaining a sh*t load of H2O.
The only drawback to testosterone sustanon is if your O.C.D about your hair. You might experience some hair thinning when on this steroid. If you cycle it for several years you will lose your hair faster – but only if you are predisposed to losing it. I.e. if your father went bald early, you might not have strong hair genetics.
Balding isn’t always a side effect of testosterone, with Jay Cutler still having thick hair despite most probably running test and other testosterone-boosting compounds for 2 decades now. If you don’t have great genetics in the hair department, I know I’d rather be jacked and lose my hair a little faster than to remain skinny and lose my hair only a few years later.
Trenbolone and legal alternatives
Trenbolone is a modified compound of nandrolone (otherwise known as deca durabolin). With tren having anabolic and androgenic scores of 500, it’s no surprise that tren is rated as one of the strongest anabolic steroids of all time.
Expect for your testosterone and IGF-1 levels to go through the roof on trenbolone. IGF-1 stands for insulin-like growth factor which is a powerful muscle building hormone.
Tren will also provoke a HEFTY spike in protein synthesis, giving your muscles a positive nitrogen balance, promoting further muscle growth.
Trenbolone is an amazing steroid but it does come with some drawbacks which include: increased sweating, loss of libido and finding it less easy to sleep at night due to increased heart rate (insomnia).
Deca Durabolin and legal alternatives
Deca’s official compound name is nandrolone (as previously stated).
Deca Durabolin, although not the most powerful steroid out there for building muscle, it sure is effective. When comparing the gains from deca to other steroids, it’s best to take progress pictures in the mirror.
This is because the weight gain you’ll experience from deca will be a lot more modest in comparison to Anadrol or Dianabol. For example with D-Bol or A-Drol you might gain 30lbs in a short cycle; whereas with Deca you might gain 10lbs.
However, with deca this weight is almost 100% lean muscle, instead of water retention. Thus you’ll be able to comfortably keep your gains from deca, long after your cycle is over.
So, there you have it! Now you know about the the top 5 best steroids in the world, plus where to get them from! Stacking a few of these steroids together in a couple of cycles will give you incredible gains when combined with big eating and heavy/intense workouts.