Then there are the cardiovascular problems. Because of the way they affect heart cells, anabolic steroids can cause chronic high blood pressure, as well as enlargement of the heart. Your cholesterol levels also get thrown out of balance, since your steroid-saturated body is producing more LDL cholesterol and less HDL cholesterol , which is the opposite of what the American Heart Association recommends. The hormonal effects of steroid use also increase your risk of prostate cancer (if you’re male) and can cause kidney and liver damage.
Increased educational resources are available to at least certain age groups and are now reaching larger numbers of children. The percentage of pre-adolescent athletes who have heard of steroids has increased significantly from 78% in 1989 to 88% in the current survey (p<.05). In 1989, only 50% of respondents had had steroid side effects explained to them. This significantly increased to 64% in the current study (p<.05). Currently, 60% of respondents felt that steroids, even if used carefully, would still harm the athlete compared to 56% in 1989 (p<.05). Furthermore, 65% currently consider steroid use a drug problem compared to 57% in 1989 (p<.05).
Whether you want a Testosterone Cycle, Cutting, Bulking up or a Weight Loss Cycle , you should make the right choice before you start. Make sure that you decide if you want to cut, lose weight, or gain muscle. Maybe even lose weight and gain muscle all at the same time.
A healthy diet along with a good protein supplement will greatly improve performance in any good Cycle. Remember that by losing fat around the body you will increase your strength to mass ratio and improve lean muscle tissue, giving you that lean physique appearance.
Bulking and Cutting Cycles - Those individuals who already have a lean physique wont achieve fat loss gains as quickly as those with more weight and therefore would more than likely opt to go for a combined all in one Bulking and Cutting Cycle to start with.