- Jan 2, 2018
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In terms of effects, they are quite similar, it’s just that steroids work faster. So for example, you will have to do three cycles of a SARM to get the effect of one cycle of steroids. This puts some people in a tight spot as they want results fast but don’t want the negative side effects attached to steroids.
STEROID BENEFITS FOR BODYBUILDING
Muscle gain – anabolics mimic testosterone, one of the key muscle growth hormones
Training duration and frequency – this in itself leads to more muscle stimulation and potential growth
Muscle retention – anabolic steroids ca reduce the rate of muscle wastage during training
Muscle mass – steroid users can grow more mass than all but the most genetically gifted natural athletes
Psychological – using drugs can make people feel as if they should be achieving more, so they work harder and train more seriously (call it a placebo effect, but it can’t be ignored) And many many more!!
HEALTH RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS OF STEROID USE
Gynecomastia (“gyno”) – where male steroid users develop breast tissue or lumps
Shrunken junk – guys using gear often suffer from shrunken testicles
Prostate problems – enlarged prostate can be a side effect of steroid use
For women, changes to genitalia include an enlarged clitoris
Women users can develop deeper voices (we’re talking so deep that it’s a shocking change)
Women users can also develop physical changes to the shape of the jaw, plus facial hair
Baldness or thinning hair and hair loss for both sexes
Women should expect interrupted periods which can have serious health implications
Both sexes can be affected by severe acne on the face and body
Tumours and other changes (especially to the liver) are common health risks
Increased LDL and decreased HDL cholesterol
Hypertension (high blood pressure) and other heart and circulatory issues
Increased risk of tendonitis and associated injuries (especially in conjunction with lifting heavy)
Plus the risk of infections linked to the administration of injectable drugs
Steroid use can also lead to a number of mental issues including aggression, rage, depression, paranoia, poor judgement and even violent outbursts. And again many many more.
WHAT ARE SARMS?
SARMs are Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators – they are performance-enhancing compounds, rather than synthetic hormones. SARMs work by binding to androgen receptors on a cellular level which means they are very unlikely to lead to health problems (like the fertility issues, heart problems and physical changes in the list of steroid side effects).
BENEFITS OF SARMS
Can help build more lean muscle mass
Can help improve strength levels (so you can lift more)
Can boost the healing and recovery process
May improve training endurance to boost the duration and frequency of sessions
Has positive benefits for bone health and bone density
Can help you lose fat without also losing muscle mass
HEALTH RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS OF SARMS
temporary gynecomastia or breast development in men.
oily skin or hair
changes in blood pressure
may feel a little more aggression
Possible cholesterol spike
Blurry vision/ spotty vision
Possible liver toxicity
When taken in NORMAL doses and for a short period of time, they are practically harmless. Also, they definitely have fewer side effects than steroids, and most of them, if not all, are reversible once you stop taking them (for the most part).
When it comes to sarms vs steroids I say why not mix them both together. Enjoy the benefits of both and make them work together to achieve the physique you want at your pace. Im sure we could sit here all day and bash each one saying we’ll this one does this and that one kills that. But in the end sarms do truly work and they work well. They might not be as fast acting as the real deal but I can tell you from experience they do work and can be a great addition to any cut or bulk steroid cycle.
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