A while back we wrote a piece for the site exploring the comeback in popularity of steroids. In hindsight that article was probably – appropriately enough – way too big.
But it’s a subject we still we get a lot of emails about. What’s it like to take massive amounts of synthetic testosterone on a regular basis? What are the potential risks and advantages? Are either being exaggerated?
This video from Vice Sports gives a brief but incredibly useful insight in to life as a regular steroid user.
It gets perspectives from both a medical side and that of long-time user. You might be surprised just how similar the two takes are.
So let’s recap.
The upsides: they’re almost purely cosmetic. If the body shapes in this video are the kind you want to achieve, then no question you’re going to struggle to do that naturally.
What’s telling though, is that nobody interviewed, not the doc or notably the roid pro bro, denied the dangers or down played the side effects.
He admitted to bouts of sexual dysfunction, depression, aggression and worried about a shutting down of natural T production.
These and more are all consequences that have been laid at the door of steroid use, but a lot of hardcore synthetic T fans still deny.
It also busts the commonly held myth that the steroids will do all the work. You heard it straight from the bodybuilder’s mouth folks, they won’t. You’re not cutting down on hard work, but you are loading up on risk.