Anabolic-androgenic steroid warehouse are man-made substances related to male sex hormones. ‘Anabolic’ refers to muscle-building, and ‘androgenic’ refers to increased masculine characteristics. Steroids refer to the class of drugs.
Many athlete’s abuse anabolic steroids in an attempt to improve their performance and/or stamina. They fail to take into account what the consequences maybe or possibly they just have an ‘it can’t happen to me mentality’.
There are many side effects from abusing anabolic steroids, the major one’s being cancer and liver tumors, jaundice, fluid retention, high blood pressure, increases in LDL (bad cholesterol), and decreases in HDL (good cholesterol). Other side effects may include such things as kidney tumors, severe acne, and trembling.
You have probably noticed some people’s reaction when seeing a well defined body builder either on television or even at their local gym, their first reaction is ‘they must be using steroids’, well to tell you the truth most of the time it’s just not true. Many great bodybuilders such as Vince DelMonte for example do not use steroids or any supplements and they have built great muscular bodies.
You need to concentrate on exercises that develop both your power and muscle mass. Squatting and Deadlifting are considered two of the most important exercises as they work out 75% of your whole muscle system.
Squats and Deadlifts affect your growth hormones forcing them to release huge amounts of these hormones which in turn leads to faster and larger muscle growth throughout the body. This all tends to transfer to the rest of the body increasing overall strength and resulting in bigger muscles.
Try to stick to compound exercises such as squats, deadlifts, bench presses, chin ups, overhead presses etc. Don’t just concentrate on your arm or leg muscles as this will not build up your overall muscular system.
The first thing you need to do is get yourself a stopwatch as these are invaluable to the muscle builder as they allow him to measure his rest periods so that he can get a consistent result. In other words make sure you are consistent with your rest periods as this can seriously affect your overall results.
Generally, the closer you lift to your one rep max, the longer your rest period needs to be and the higher the number of reps, the shorter your rest period. This is a vitally important matter, which is often overlooked, yet will determine whether you create the right training response.
For example, if you are training for maximum strength which will require at least 3-5 minutes rest between sets and you are only taking 1 or 2 minutes, you are not giving your nervous system a true workout. If you are training to increase your muscle size which requires shorter 30-90 second style recoveries but are gazing at the pretty girl on the treadmill, letting your rest periods deviate from these times, you are not giving your metabolic system an honest workout.
Remember if you don’t monitor your rest periods you won’t be able to tell if you have truly improved or not. One time you may be giving yourself a longer rest period between, for example bench presses, so that where last week you could lift maybe 125 pounds for 3 sets of ten and this week you can lift 135 pounds for 3 sets of ten you may be able to lift a greater weight for a longer period of time than last week but you have not taken into account that you had a longer rest period between lifts.