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If you've read the book, liked it, and have the money, I urge you to support Llewellyn by purchasing his eBook from Amazon. It's only $10 and can easily be read on a Kindle, iPad, or computer.
I think I can speak for everyone here when I say he's done a great service to steroid users and those seeking knowledge about steroids by creating the textbook.
>Injections? Did you use steroids or just testosterone injections?
Testosterone is a steroid
>I would like to do a test cycle myself, but Imy unsure if I want to trust Internet information on something I'm injecting into me.
Testosterone injections in this matter would not really be considered a cycle as it's prescription and most likely dosed to bring him to normal levels. Most likely somewhere around 100mg to 200mg of testosterone a week. An actual beginner steroid cycle would look to be somewhere around 500mg a week of testosterone which would up your levels beyond regular biological levels. In terms of not trusting the internet. What does that even mean? It's just people posting their own information. If you cant trust information because it's online then what can you trust? Would you prefer books? They have books on steroids. Big fan of Anabolics by William Llewellyn
In the end, it's mostly a matter of doing proper research. Obviously, dont trust some random fuck alone, but do look at different sites and just learn about steroids if it's something that interests you. You don't need to trust the users, but you can trust the science behind it. Once you start seeing correlations between everyone's experience. You start to realize that it makes sense and you become more comfortable. Not saying you should do a cycle, but I won't sugar coat it. Honestly, its the best shit I've done in a while. My life changed completely when I started replacement therapy and then moved onto doing full cycles.
know people that run cycles
no plans on using ever but it's hard to not get exposed to this stuff if you're interested in bodybuilding, which I am.
I've read the FAQ, [Anabolics] (http://www.amazon.com/Anabolics-E-Book-William-Llewellyn-ebook/dp/B005II5Z7M/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1407157548&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=anabolics), and [this.] (http://www.amazon.com/Maximum-Muscle-Steroids-bodybuilding-testosterone-ebook/dp/B00ARNR3LO/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1407157548&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=anabolics) The questions I have are along the lines of: average cost of a cycle? Have people had success in obtaining appropriately-strengthed prescriptions from a doctor? Is blood work absolutely vital? Amount of muscle gained and lost after one cycle? How easy is it to self inject? How do you find a reputable vendor?
If you are interested in research and understanding, I highly recommend Anabolics by William Llewellyn
I'd start here
Read and learn.
If any of this is interesting, you would probably really like William Llewelyn's Anabolics 10th edition - it's literally the book on PEDs. The first section covering the mechanics and basics of endocrinology are very comprehensive but still finds a way to be entertaining and understandable even to people outside the field, not at all a laborious medical textbook. Following that, a great deal of the book is more of a reference / encyclopedia, with indexed sections on individual compounds detailing pharmaceutical or designer drug history, mechanism of actions, structural characteristics, and side effects.
That said, taking a TRT dose with a healthy endocrine system would be an exercise in futility with a cost to pay! You would essentially suppress natural production to a variable degree... which would in turn be replaced with the extraneous testosterone. In other words, you experience a shutdown without any of the benefits! When you stop that dose, your natural production will in all likelihood restore - either slowly on its own or with the accelerated help of the PCT drugs alluded to above. But there will be a period of depressed testosterone levels as you recover as well as potential health implications - however unlikely they may be with such a mild dose of a relatively safe anabolic.
As for the issues the previously exempt athletes are going to face... I think regular day-to-day life will become miserable, unless they have the capability to be exclusively licensed and regulated by the pro-TRT athletic commissions and stay the hell out of vegas & brazil. Miserable, even doing average things - family, hobbies, ambitions, paperwork. Training as an elite professional athlete on low testosterone is another story entirely, and I can't see it lasting. Maybe there were periods where certain athletes performed before being granted a TUE and managed, but the difference cannot be overstated. I see three scenarios playing out: the athlete that realizes the demands of a training camp cannot be kept up with and retires immediately (much to the fortune of his health and reputation), the athlete that fights on and quickly retires / is forced into retirement, or the fighter that accepts the new mandates but continues to use. Morals aside, the risk of getting caught is essentially the same for both TRT and cycling so this would only encourage latter in my view - in for a penny, in for a pound.
The specifics! The book above does it best. Motivation, health, cardio, mental ability, calorie partioning (important for shedding fat on a deficit or gaining lean mass with minimal fat on a surplus), energy, strength, bone density RBC count... all commonly affected, all of the things essential to an athlete, mental and physical.
A few of the TRT users are among my favorite fighters, but I really don't want to see them fight if it means fighting without; it won't be the fighter or individual we know.
> The most common complaints associated with low testosterone in adult men include reduced
> libido, erectile dysfunction, loss of energy, decreased strength and/or endurance, reduced
> ability to play sports, mood fluctuations, reduced height (bone loss), reduced work
> performance, memory loss, and muscle loss. When associated with aging, these symptoms
> are collectively placed under the label of “andropause”. In a clinical setting this disorder is
> referred to as late-onset hypogonadism. Blood testosterone levels below 350ng/dL are
> usually regarded as clinically significant, although some physicians will use a level as low as
> 200ng/dL as the threshold for normal. Hypogonadism is, unfortunately, still widely underdiagnosed.
> Most physicians will also not recommend treatment for low testosterone unless a
> patient is complaining about symptoms (symptomatic androgen deficiency).
> Androgen replacement therapy effectively alleviates most symptoms of low testosterone
> levels. To begin with, raising testosterone levels above 350ng/dL (the very low end of the
> normal range) will often restore normal sexual function and libido in men with dysfunctions
> related to hormone insufficiency. With regard to bone mineral density, hormone replacement
> therapy is also documented to have a significant positive effect. For example, studies
> administering 250 mg of testosterone enanthate every 21 days showed a 5% increase in
> bone mineral density after six months. Over time this may prevent some loss of height and
> bone strength with aging, and may also reduce the risk of fracture. Hormone replacement
> therapy also increases red blood cell concentrations (oxygen carrying capacity), improving
> energy and sense of well-being.Therapy also supports the retention of lean body mass, and
> improves muscle strength and endurance.
> Unlike steroid abuse, hormone replacement therapy may have benefits with regard to
> cardiovascular disease risk. For example, studies tend to show hormone replacement as
> having a positive effect on serum lipids. This includes a reduction in LDL and total cholesterol
> levels, combined with no significant change in HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
> Testosterone supplementation also reduces midsection obesity, and improves insulin
> sensitivity and glycemic control. These are important factors in metabolic syndrome, which
> may also be involved in the progression of atherosclerosis. Additionally, testosterone
> replacement therapy has been shown to improve the profile of inflammatory markers TNF·,
> IL-1‚ and IL-10.55 The reduced inflammation may help protect arterial walls from
> degeneration by plaque and scar tissue. The medical consensus today appears to be that
> replacement therapy in otherwise healthy men generally does not have a negative effect on
> cardiovascular disease risk, and may actually decrease certain risk factors for the disease in
> some patients.
A pretty thorough/good one.
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