Friday, August 31, 2012

Taking Steroids to Build Muscle and/or Lose Body Fat is a Big Mistake!

I was just recently talking with a good friend of mine who is the strength coach for one of the top collegiate programs in the nation about my theory that steroid use causes an altering of the body’s biochemistry that ultimately makes losing fat much harder once people discontinue using steroids. Unfortunately there is no research on this and I doubt there will ever be any for various political reasons but I have seen this problem in so many former steroid users that I am pretty much convinced that this is the case. The lesson therefore is that unless you want to struggle for the rest of your life to lose fat once you have quit using the steroids then you better stay away from this performance enhancing drug altogether. Way back in 2000 I wrote an article to try to keep people from using steroids because of some of the other more dire consequences of this type of drugs. The following is a true story about a friend I used to know.

Death in a Bottle: One Man’s Story About the Use & Abuse of Steroids

During everyone’s lifetime there will arise important decisions that will drastically impact the future course of their life. For young men and women involved in sports that require strength and power a very important decision that must be made is whether or not to use anabolic steroids. Much has been said both pro and con about this issue. It is true that steroids can promote very rapid increases in strength and power in the short term. It is equally true that the majority of users will suffer some pretty dire consequences as a result of their use of anabolic steroids. What follows is a true story about a young man I used to know whose life was fatally altered by his decision to use steroids. Read the Read of This Story Here