For someone who has never been on steroids then using them for the first time can be quite a challenge. The novice user needs to get as much information as is possible from as many credible sources as possible before taking the big plunge. There are lots of quality websites out there that are written by industry professionals and these can be the perfect starting point for you. While this article will try to offer some basics that can be quite helpful it should be by no means be taken to be conclusive; more research into the use of steroids for training should be made.
The novice should first of all be aware of the notion that is cycling off. This basically means taking time off the use of steroids for a predetermined period before getting back on the juice. The recommended way to do this according to the industry experts is by refraining from the use of the steroids for a period of time that is equivalent to that which you were on the same. If you had taken the juice say for weeks then you should ‘cycle off’ for a period of five weeks. The benefits of doing this are felt by the body as part of the detoxification process. This is where the liver, kidneys, and spleen are allowed to rejuvenate. In this period you can use various herbal products like the herbal teas to augment the detox process.
The use of injection based steroids is the most recommended because these preparations are known to be less toxic to the body as compared to the oral preparations. Though it is best to use injections there needs to be care on the part of the user. It is unwise to keep using the same injection spot for all the injections. This is because the particular spot can develop abscesses and these will make it increasingly difficult for the injected steroids to be dispersed into the muscles effectively. Another point that is of much concern has to do with the amount of steroid that you introduce into a particular muscle. Since the muscles are of different sizes it also goes that the amounts that can be injected have to be different. The smaller muscle groups like the biceps can only accommodate a maximum of 2ml. For the larger muscles like those in the buttocks it is okay to inject in amounts that exceed 2ml.
It is quite possible that one can get carried away with the use of the steroids and in so doing divert from the original intention that they were meant for. One should never lose sight of the original goal and should always know that bodybuilding is only temporary; there should be life after the career is over. To add to this point, industry experts are of the opinion that the use of steroids should be limited to users above the age of 25. The younger bodybuilders should only use these substances after they have tried all other means to grow their bodies and failed.