How to Get Steroid Muscles Without Hormone Supplements

Do you know that most people are using the wrong muscle training methods that may actually build fat instead of increasing muscle mass and burn fat? Probably not… Few people know exactly how to train, even though they know what the word “anabolic” means they will never get those huge muscles or sixpack, and simply work out in the gym day after day on a trial and error program that often leads nowhere and may even be counter productive… meaning it is all a waste of time.

Unfortunately, when some people realize this they fall for the lure of steroids and hormonal supplements that can severly damage your health permanently. Worst of all – using steroids is NOT essential for gaining mass, so it is all for nothing and these people may damage their living standards permanently for no reason.

There are alternatives to steroids but the jungle of misinformation, fauly tactics and half-baked theories makes it hard to pinpoint what and how to gain muscle mass without supplements, drugs or health risks. Now Jason Ferruggia is opening the door to his Muscle Gaining Secrets. It might sound like another vague e-book but this really is the hands-on revelation of how to gain muscle mass on fast track.

This muscle mass guide points to serious muscle building mistakes that most do like:

“Not Maximizing Your Body’s Natural Testosterone Production”

and how to combat them without synthetic compunds.

Steroids Role in Sports – Historical Overview

Olympic Games of 1976 in Montreal, were the first in which anabolic steroids were monitorized. Today we can observe an unprecedented spread of these drugs among bodybuilders and athletes.  Anabolic steroids is a group of medicines that are similar to an epidemic in sports. It is estimatedSteroids in Olympics more than one million Americans are taking anabolic steroids, including sportsmen and women of all age groups, ranging from professionals to teenagers. There is a large black market of this type of products with an annual income of about 100 mil $. One reason for the growing use of anabolic/ androgenic steroids is the growing popularity of bodybuilding. It is clear that bodybuilding is in close connection with the distribution of steroids. Their consumption is directly – proportional to the growing passion for bodybuilding. When in the 70s, bodybuilding became an official contest, steroids started to be used more frequently and in the 80s their use became even more widespread and so on. And as we continue admire the muscles of modern athletes, the modern reality  proves that there is nothing as strong and efficient to oppose androgenic steroids from natural products. For example, the popularity of such a product as Clenbuterol has shown that it helps athletes achieve their goals faster. And if growth hormones were on sale at a reasonable price, they would become as widespread as anabolic steroids are.

However you should know steroids are not a miracle cure, since their efficiency is dependent on factors such as exercise, dieting, mood and genetic predisposition of each athlete.

The Benefits of Growth Hormone Therapy

Many bodybuilders and older adults take growth hormones to decrease body fat, build muscle mass and increase energy levels and joie de vivre (the joy of living). Synthetic growth hormone has been widely used for more than 10 years, so we have many studies to help evaluate its effectiveness. Kavya Mekala from the Lahey Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts and Nicholas Tritos from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston combined the results of 27 studies on growth hormone, using a statistical technique called meta-analysis.

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Growth hormone decreased fat mass by an average of 2 pounds, fat by 1 percent, visceral fat by 9 inches, low density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol) by 9 mg/dl and total cholesterol by 7 mg/dl. Lean body mass increased by 4 pounds. Five to 7 percent of people experienced side effects such as joint pain, swelling and numbness to the hands and feet. There were small increases in blood sugar and insulin, but these effects were short-term and temporary. Growth hormone decreases abdominal fat and increases muscle mass, without causing changes in bodyweight. The authors cautioned that we need long-term studies to assess the effectiveness of growth hormone supplements and their effects on the heart and longevity.

Insulin-like Growth Factor 1

This product is a freeze dried white powder that requires refrigeration and is light sensitive. This powder is supposed to be reconstituted with bacteriostatic water to equal an amount of 50 cc. IGF-1 or insulin-like growth factor 1 is a structural homologue of insulin that exhibits insulin-like activity. IGF-1 is synthesized in the liver and it is bound to carrier proteins that determine it’s biological actions. IGF-1 is also the peptide through which growth hormone exerts most of its growth promoting effects. If you raise GH levels in the body, IGF-1 levels will also rise. IGF-1 does have an effect on insulin production in the body. It will lead to a decrease in insulin secretion which at the same time increase insulin sensitivity. IGF-1 is chemically the same as insulin but it is also somewhat different. IGF-1 does not seem to regulate glucose levels in the body like insulin does though. As far as bodybuilders are concerned, IGF-1 has several good effects. It enhances nitrogen balance while simultaneously promoting fat loss. Bodybuilders are claiming a 5% drop in bodyfat per month and huge increases in strength. It also seems to lower LDL cholesterol. IGF-1 also normalizes hypoglycemia and hyperinsulinemia.

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It stimulates DNA synthesis and cell multiplication. It might stimulate red-blood cell production thereby increasing endurance. This action would be similar to what EPO does for the body as well. It is about 3 times less effective in this process as EPO in that respect. EPO hasbee used for years to increase oxygen utilization efficiency. Bodybuilders have also found that IGF-1 reacts synergistically with long duration testosterone’s as well. Testosterone enanthate increases serum IGF-1 levels in the body up to 21%.

When taken on its own, IGF-1 has a short half life. As is, the active duration is only about 10 minutes in the body. Binding proteins added to the compound seem to extend the half-life dramatically. When coupled with IGFBP-3 (IGF binding protein-3), the half-life is extended to between 6 and 16 hours which is a much more usable time duration. This product is very hard to get ahold of as well. Most people will probably never even see a vial of this stuff. It is only made by a few pharmaceutical companies in the world.  Effective Dose: 1/10 – 1/2 cc every other day.

Psychological Effect of Anabolic Steroids

Drugs such as anabolic steroids, growth hormone and insulin used by some athletes have relatively minor side effects compared to more recreationally popular drugs such as alcohol and tobacco.

While the physical effects of anabolic drugs are well known, the psychological effects are shrouded in mystery and urban legend. Researchers from the United Kingdom led by Peter Evans, in a review of literature, concluded that many of the psychological behaviors of anabolic drug users are pre-existing.

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Female steroid users, for example, often take the drugs in response to previous sexual assault or to increase self-esteem. Psychological side effects are most common among anabolic steroid users and are more severe in athletes who take higher doses. A slight majority of steroid users (56 percent) become more psychologically active and irritable when taking the drug and about 40 percent are somewhat depressed when going off the drug.

However, growth hormone supplements improve cognitive ability in younger adults and improve mood, energy levels and quality of life in older adults. Most people use these drugs for cosmetic reasons rather than to improve athletic performance, so the psychological effects are more typically linked to pre-existing problems with self-esteem and vanity.

Growth Hormone and Insulin Stack

This stack offers moderate strength and moderate size gains. The following cycle is designed with male, weighing 100 kg. To adjust for the proper dosage for your weight, figure a factor of 10% / 10 kg of body weight. Example: If you weigh 110 kg, increase the dosage 10% (or to the closest possible dosage).Week GH Insulin 1 2iu (Mon, Wed, Fri+Sun) 15iu 2 2iu (Mon, Wed, Fri+Sun) 15iu 3 2iu (Mon, Wed+Fri) 15iu 4 2iu (Mon, Wed+Fri) 15iu 5 2iu (Mon, Wed+Fri) 10iu 6 2iu (Mon, Wed+Fri) 10iu (see note) = Insulin: 15iu/10iu is taken just prior or in the middle of a workout as insulin usually reaches the blood within 30 minutes after injection.

It peaks 2 to 4 hours later and stays in the blood for about 4 to 8 hours. You must consume a high carbohydrate drink immediately following the injection, during and after your workout! This product has no room for error, if you can’t maintain stick compliance with how it is administered and with a high carbohydrate drink, don’t use it! If your medically diagnosed with diabetes or have a family history of diabetes, certainly don’t use it!

Make sure your daily intake of protein is at least 3 grams per kg/body weight and your daily caloric intake is 45 cal per kg/body weight. Utilize a high intensity, high weight, low rep workout routine 6 days on, 1 day off at 45 minutes twice a day (morning and evening), during the cycle. After completing the cycle, utilize a 3 days on, 1 day off at 60 minute single workout sessions per day. Also, drink at least a gallon of water/day and most importantly eat! Gains with this injection stacking combination for an average 100 kg male is 4 – 8 kg. Females can also utilize this cycle by cutting the dosages to 1/3, thus the gains will be approx. 1/3 that of the male stats. This is moderate cycle and little side-effects may be noted.

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So, why stack Growth Hormone and Insulin? Growth Hormone is the synthetic version of “Human Growth Hormone” which is naturally produced by your pituitary gland. This product promotes growth in every muscle tissue fiber in your body (including the heart, kidney, etc) dramatic strength and size increases are noted, especially when stacked with a high androgenic cycle like that noted above. This product has become very popular due to its ability to go undetected during drug testing. Very few side-effects are noted except possible squaring of the forehead and jaw area, nut this is caused by excessive dosages. Growth Hormone is given by injection into a muscle or under the skin. It is usually given three times a week. Store this medication in the refrigerator as directed. Do not use this if the solution is cloudy. Properly discard of any unused medication after the expiration date marked on the label.
Insuline
Insulin (Humulin R) is a hormone produced by the pancreas. In diabetes mellitus, the body does not produce enough insulin and therapy with insulin may be required. In Bodybuilders it is utilized to increase the amount of glycogen and other nutrients introduced to the muscle cells. Insulin is very effective, but extreme caution must be used. Insulin may cause minor side effects such as rash, irritation or redness at the injection site. Too much insulin can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). The symptoms include chills, cold sweat, shaking, rapid heart rate, weakness, headache, fainting. If you experience these symptoms, eat a quick source of sugar such as table sugar, orange juice, honey, or non-diet soda. To help prevent hypoglycemia, eat meals on a regular schedule. Too little insulin can cause symptoms of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) which include confusion, drowsiness, flushing, rapid breathing, fruity breath odor. Insulin must be injected. Learn the proper way to inject insulin.  First gently rotate the vial to mix. Draw up the proper amount into the syringe. Check the dose carefully. Clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. Change the injection site daily to prevent scarring. Do not inject cold insulin. Monitor your urine or blood for glucose as required. Keep track of your results. Dosage adjustments may be required when you become ill, are under stress, or when quitting smoking. If you buy more than one bottle of insulin at a time, store the extra bottles in the refrigerator until you start to use them.
An anti-estrogen is not required, as Nolvadex is more pronounced in decreasing the GH and IGF-1 production (as compared to Proviron), while part of the gains made, are a direct result of the anabolic / androgen increasing the GH and IGF-1 production. Clomid is also not needed.

L-Thyroxine

 

L-Thyroxine is a synthetically manufactured thyroid hormone. Its effect is similar to that of natural L-thyroxine (L-T4) in the thyroid gland. L-thyroxine is one of two hormones which is produced in the thyroid. The other one is L-trliodthyronine (L-T3, see Cytomel). Lthyroxine is clearly the weaker of the two hormones. For this reason it is often used for a longer time period than L-T3. Bodybuilders use L-Thyroxine to accelerate the metabolizing of carbohydrates, proteins, and fat. The body burns more calories than usual so that a lower fat content can be achieved or the athlete burns fat although he takes in more calories. In the past L-Thyroxine was often used by competing bodybuilders. Unfortunately, with increased dosages (more than 400 to 600 mcg/day) usually not only more fat but more carbohydrates and proteins are burned as well. The athlete no doubt becomes harder but he can also lose muscle mass if steroids are not administered simultaneous. L-Thyroxine is rarely used today since most athletes use Cytomel or Triacana. When used properly there are few side effects to L-Thyroxine.

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Dosages that are too high and, in particular; dosages that are increased too quickly and too early at the beginning of intake can cause trembling of the fingers, excessive perspiration, diarrhea, insomnia, nausea, increased heartbeat, inner unrest, and weight loss. The dosages taken by athletes are usually in the range of 200-40q mcg/day. We advise that you begin with a small dose and increase it slowly and evenly over several days. L-Thyroxine is a prescription drug and available only in pharmacies. One hundred tablets of 150 mcg each of the compound Levothroid cost about $50 on the black market. One hundred tablets of 200 mcg each of Synthroid by the Boots Company usually cost about the same. Unlike Cytomel and Triacana, L-Thyroxine is rarely found on the black market.

Testosterone suspensions: Aqueous, Aqua Test and Others

Injectables

 

This drug is an injectable testosterone in a water base. It has the claim of been the oldest such drug, going back over four decades. This product has a large following who like the fast action of the drug. since it is in water, it gets into the blood in about eight hours and is out in as little as 24 hours. the worst thing about this product is the shot that must be taken every day or every other day. For most, this shot is very painful, which makes for an uncomfortable cycle. It is guaranteed that hundreds of powerlifting records were obtained with the help of aqueous. Many championship physiques were aided by long term use of this drug as well. Unfortunately aqueous and other similar products is very hard on the system. It is very high in androgen, aromatizes easily and is hard on the liver. The prolonged use of aqueous will severely suppress the natural hormone axis resulting in serious atrophy of the testicles and infertility. These symptoms are irreversible in nearly all cases though.

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Due to the large percentage of exogenous testosterone that is converted to D H T, acne and balding can be another problem. As with other Testosterone Cypionate, those great gains can fade as quickly as they come when the drug is stopped. As with every drug, some persons experience less side effects than others. A very common use of aqueous is to take it every day for the last week before a powerlifting event. Some bodybuilders find the high androgens harden them up when in contest shape. The full hard look to the muscles may be caused by the increased amount of glycogen to the muscle when the drug is administered.
Heightened aggression is a common side effect with the use of any testosterone compound. This can be enough of a problem for some that it is grounds for avoiding these items, a dramatically increased sex drive can occur during short term use of testosterones, but importance can result if the drug are used for long periods of time. Average dosages have been seen from three hundred to four hundred milligrams per week.

Aromatase Inhibitors

Aromatase inhibitors represent, perhaps more direct, way of dealing with estrogen in the body. Instead of blocking estrogen at its receptor, these agents have the more direct task of targeting the enzyme responsible (aromatase) for the biosynthesis of estrogen. By inhibiting this enzyme, circulating levels of estrogen can be efficiently and significantly reduced. This class of drugs seems to be the current area of focus for many in the medical community, as a dependable inhibitor of aromatase can potentially offer more to patients with related forms of cancer than antiestrogenic agents. Athletes will likewise find that the more recently developed aromatase inhibitors are the most potent remedies available for the prevention of related side effects.

Before detailing the various inhibitors of aromatase it is important to discuss further the potential drawbacks to this type of therapy. The most prominent being a negative impact on cholesterol profiles. Although steroid use is of course expected to negatively effect cholesterol levels, we find that when aromatization is inhibited this harmful tendency is greatly enhanced. A study published in 1990 shows this possibility very clearly. During this 12-week investigation the effects of testosterone enanthate (280 mg weekly) were compared to the effects of the same dose combined with an aromatase inhibitor (testolactone 250mg 4 times daily). The group taking testosterone only displayed no significant decrease in HDL cholesterol values during the course of treatment, whereas the group combining the dose with testolactone already noted a marked reduction (25%) by the fourth week of therapy.

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Clearly those concerned about the possibility of heart disease (especially those with poor lipid values to begin with) might want to think twice before simply using an aromatase inhibitor during steroid cycles.Alternately choosing an antiestrogen such as Nolvadex however does not offer us a 100% guarantee that lipid values will not worsen over using no estrogen maintenance drug at all. In studies combining tamoxifen with estrogen replacement therapy for instance, it was shown that this compound could interfere with the beneficial effects of estrogen-based drugs on lipid values, though not completely diminish them. Since the effects of Nolvadex during treatment with a steroid such as testosterone have not been fully investigated (admittedly it is a small and not legitimately supported corner of use for tamoxifen), it remains to be seen whether or not it is truly beneficial in terms of lipid values when given with an aromatizable steroid. For now however, should an estrogen maintenance drug be indicated, we can still consider it to be a safer alternative to any of the following aromatase inhibitors.