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benefits many athletes have placed much emphasis on proper cycling of these drugs. They use different combinations of steroids throughout this cycle at specified times for the desired results. These combinations are often times called stacks. Certain anabolic stacks used by bodybuilders and powerlifters are more effective as bulking and strength building agents and are utilized in their off-season training. Others are better at cutting, shedding fat and maintaining strength are utilized in pre-contest preparation. As mentioned before cycling steroids also helps to prevent down regulation of receptor sites and makes the benefits obtained from the anabolic steroids to be stronger and longer lasting. The negative effects obtained from using anabolic steroids can be numerous and very

serious. The media has sensationalized these side effects as scare tactics to some degree but the fact still remains that anabolic steroids can cause adverse health related conditions. Remember that these drugs are potentially very addicting. Three to six weeks following a steroid cycle users often lose most of the size and strength gains that they achieve while on their steroid cycle. During this time they may also experience depression and anxiety because of the suppression of natural occurring androgens which occurs due to their steroid use. The use of a hormonal substance called HCG is often times used to help alleviate these symptoms. It helps to kick start the bodies natural production of testosterone again. Many strength athletes report of their best gains upon the use of

this compound. Anabolic steroids are very powerful strength and muscle builders but unfortunately, as mentioned before, have many unwanted side effects. The following very long list contains most but not all of the side effects often associated with steroid abuse: Sodium retention, acne, aggression, hypertension, cardiovascular, cancer, disease, palpitations, enlarged heart, virilization, gynecomastia, bleeding, headaches, impotence, stomach aches, jaundice, muscle tears, premature hair loss, stunted growth, immune system suppression, enlarged prostate, insomnia, sterility, anaphylactic shock, anxiety, depression and other psychotic illnesses. Although the side effects are many, people will continue to use them because of their powerful effects on increasing performance and

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