Blood Tests on a steroid Cycle.

Blood Test Protocol on Cycle. Blood work is essential if your intention is to utilise steroids safely. I split blood tests into two separate groups, those who are doing a normal cycle with a PCT and those who are blasting and cruising. Normal Cycle + PCT: Pre-cycle bloods will give you a hormonal baseline (necessary … Continue reading Blood Tests on a steroid Cycle.

Is Vinegar Healthy?

Is Vinegar Healthy? Everyone has heard about the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, but do those benefits extend to other Vinegars? In this article we will discuss the health benefits of a condiment that is surprisingly good for you, unlike most condiments, Vinegar. Vinegar is an anti-glycaemic agent. This means it decreases your blood … Continue reading Is Vinegar Healthy?

The Benefits of Turmeric: Preventing Cancer

The Benefits of Turmeric: Preventing Cancer It is common knowledge at this point that Turmeric is a healthy spice. Its benefits are, in part, thanks to the curcuminoids and more specifically the main curcuminoid responsible for the colour, Curcumin. What, exactly, are some of the benefits? Many different compounds have been examined for possible effects … Continue reading The Benefits of Turmeric: Preventing Cancer

Does Alcohol cause weight gain?

Does Alcohol cause weight gain? When someone starts a diet, it appears that not only is sugar cut out but alcohol is also, generally, cut out also. The reason for this is that individuals will state it inhibits weight loss. Is there science behind these claims or is it a myth? For those who regularly … Continue reading Does Alcohol cause weight gain?

Cheque Drops (Mibolerone)

Cheque Drops (Mibolerone) Known to many but used by a few, what is it about this oral 19-nor derivative that gave it so much hype back in the day? First developed in 1963 strictly for veterinary purposes, Cheque Drops were used to disrupt the normal menstrual cycle in female dogs to prevent them from going … Continue reading Cheque Drops (Mibolerone)

Asthma drugs for fat loss – Albuterol/Salbutamol

Asthma drugs for fat loss – Albuterol/Salbutamol Yes, you read that correctly. Drugs commonly inhaled by asthmatics are also used in weight loss. To those more familiar with the underworld of bodybuilding you might think this is an article about the almighty ‘Clen’ (Clenbuterol) but that will be expanded upon in a different article. This … Continue reading Asthma drugs for fat loss – Albuterol/Salbutamol

Natural supplements that reduce your cholesterol

Natural supplements that reduce your cholesterol There are many natural supplements sold in pharmacies these days that claim to reduce cholesterol. The supplement always seems to advertise this new wonder herb that magically reduces your cholesterol. But what are the tried-and-true natural supplements that have research supporting their use in cholesterol management? Citrus Bergamot ExtractBergamot … Continue reading Natural supplements that reduce your cholesterol

Everything you need to know about Anadrol

Everything you need to know about Anadrol. Multiple people claim that Anadrol (Also known as oxymetholone, Anapolon or Anaps) is one of the strongest oral anabolic steroids on the black market. It is said to be a mixture of Dianabol and Superdrol giving the individual both strength and muscle size. Let us see what the … Continue reading Everything you need to know about Anadrol

Is Creatine Vegan?

Is Creatine Vegan? For those vegans looking to gain an edge in sport and fitness, you may have come across the popular legal supplement, Creatine. Creatine is only obtained from meat. This leads a vegan, naturally, to question whether or not this supplement is in fact vegan. The answer to this question is simple, most … Continue reading Is Creatine Vegan?

The Strongest Steroid: Trenbolone

The Strongest Steroid: Trenbolone This drug has gained popularity in the fitness industry lately. This is mainly attributed to the memes surrounding this drug. The memes usually mention the fact that Trenbolone (Tren) is a very potent anabolic steroid. Does the science support this notion? First studied in 1967, Tren was being sold as a … Continue reading The Strongest Steroid: Trenbolone

Anti-Oestrogens – Everything you need to know about Arimidex (Anastrozole)

Anti-Oestrogens – Everything you need to know about Arimidex (Anastrozole) Welcome to the first in the Anti-oestrogenic drugs series. We will start off this series by looking at one of the more popular anti-oestrogens, Arimidex (Anastrozole). This is a relatively new drug, first developed in 1995, it was developed to contend with Tamoxifen for adjunctive … Continue reading Anti-Oestrogens – Everything you need to know about Arimidex (Anastrozole)

Everything you need to know about Turinabol (Tbol)

Everything you need to know about Turinabol (Tbol) Eastern German and Russian athletes loved this PED for its ability to massively improve power output. Bodybuilders love it because it is claimed to have effects somewhere between that of Dianabol and Anavar. But let us look at what the science says. First described in 1962, it … Continue reading Everything you need to know about Turinabol (Tbol)

Water can make you stronger!

Water can make you stronger! The title may seem a bit odd since water does not contain any specific muscle building nutrients, but more and more studies are being published highlighting the importance of hydration is strength performance. Let us see what the science says. Research shows that a body weight loss of just 2% … Continue reading Water can make you stronger!

How often should you lift weights for muscle growth?

How often should you lift weights for muscle growth? Most anaerobic training programs suggest 3 times per week is adequate. Is this a scientific estimate? What does the science say? Training frequency will be used here as a term for the number of training sessions per week. When looking through the literature around training frequency, … Continue reading How often should you lift weights for muscle growth?

How many Sets and Reps should I do to gain muscle?

How many Sets and Reps should I do to gain muscle? One of the more confusing aspects of weight training comes in the layout of a training program (i.e., the sets, reps/repetitions, and exercise choice). To more seasoned individuals this might not be an issue, but for those who are new or are looking to … Continue reading How many Sets and Reps should I do to gain muscle?

Improve your pumps with Arginine!

Improve your pumps with Arginine! Everyone who lift weights cannot help but admit that getting a ‘pump’ in the gym is part of the reason they are in the gym in the first place. There are actually a variety of legal supplements you can take to get a ‘sick pump’ and here is one of … Continue reading Improve your pumps with Arginine!

How to increase testosterone levels with weight training!

How to increase testosterone levels with weight training! Testosterone plays a role in supporting protein synthesis and in preventing breakdown by catabolic hormones. There have been multiple studies on resistance (weight) training and its influence on testosterone in men. Results of these studies demonstrate a short rise in total testosterone levels. Studies in women have … Continue reading How to increase testosterone levels with weight training!

Overtraining – Immune System Suppression

Overtraining – Immune System Suppression During this pandemic one of the most researched topics must be how one can improve their immune system to prevent themselves from attracting any unwanted pathogen. Whilst it is known that exercise and training are great for the immune system, it is not commonly known that overtraining can impact the … Continue reading Overtraining – Immune System Suppression

Overtraining – What is Periodization and How to use it

Overtraining – What is Periodization and How to use it Overtraining is common amongst individuals new to a certain type of sport/exercise regime. New individuals become very motivated in the beginning and, perhaps, become too diligent. How do you prevent yourself from overtraining? The key is training periodization. Periodization is essentially a concept one uses … Continue reading Overtraining – What is Periodization and How to use it

Everything you need to know about Equipoise (Boldenone undecylenate).

Everything you need to know about Equipoise (Boldenone undecylenate). Known to many as the horse steroid (it is in the name), this drug is commonly sought after as a cheaper alternative to Primobolan. It is called the horse steroid due to its popularity amongst horse racers. Let us look at everything there is to know … Continue reading Everything you need to know about Equipoise (Boldenone undecylenate).

Everything you need to know about Dianabol.

Everything you need to know about Dianabol. This drug gained a lot of popularity during the golden era of bodybuilding. Even Arnold himself said Dianabol was by far his favourite. What makes this steroid so popular? Let us look at the science. First described in 1955, it was released as a prescription drug in 1958. … Continue reading Everything you need to know about Dianabol.

Should you eat Carbs before or after you work out?

Should you eat Carbs before or after you work out? There are multiple schools of thought for this question with each one seeming as true as the other. You may have heard someone say, “You should eat carbs before working out because carbs give you energy” or “You should eat carbs after you work out … Continue reading Should you eat Carbs before or after you work out?

Do BCAAs work?

Do BCAAs work? BCAAs and creatine are steroid users go to when they are asked what they are using to get so muscular. We know that creatine has evidence behind them but how do BCAAs compare. Are they worth your time or money? Will they make you the next Arnold? If you are consuming enough … Continue reading Do BCAAs work?

The best pre-workout

The best pre-workout From C4 to Redcon total war, its safe to say that supplement companies have capitalised on everyone’s love for neurological stimulation. So, which pre-workout is the best? The answer to which pre-workout is best might disappoint you because the answer is caffeine. If it were not for caffeine, pre-workouts would not be … Continue reading The best pre-workout

How to use Creatine

How to use Creatine If you look at the back of a creatine tub there will be serving suggestions. Should we just use these suggestions or is there are more scientific way to use creatine? It takes time for creatine stores to reach the level required for more powerful output. Some suggest that you load … Continue reading How to use Creatine

Do you need a protein shake after working out?

Do you need a protein shake after working out? For anyone who has worked out before, you may have been told that you must have protein after working out because of this “anabolic window.” Is this a myth? What does the science say? First and foremost, if you are new to the gym, nutrient timing … Continue reading Do you need a protein shake after working out?

Everything you need to know about Winstrol

Everything you need to know about Winstrol. Winstrol (also known as Stanozolol) is one of the oldest and most researched oral anabolic agents to date. It has got a reputation for being the steroid to take if you want to get shredded (lose body fat whilst maintaining or even building muscle). Let us look at … Continue reading Everything you need to know about Winstrol

Everything you need to know about Anavar

Everything you need to know about Anavar. Welcome to the start of the steroid profiles. These will include short pieces of information about common steroids used in bodybuilding. We will start with a very popular oral anabolic steroid, Anavar (Oxandrolone). This drug is popular due to those believing side effects are minimal and it is … Continue reading Everything you need to know about Anavar

Everything you need to know about Phentermine (Adipex), the appetite suppressant.

Everything you need to know about Phentermine (Adipex), the appetite suppressant. There are not many drugs prescribed for fat loss and if there are, these drugs tend to be pulled from the market quickly after realising the dangerous side effects. However, there is one drug that is still prescribed for weight loss. It is Phentermine. … Continue reading Everything you need to know about Phentermine (Adipex), the appetite suppressant.

Do steroids cause Prostate Cancer?

Do steroids cause Prostate Cancer? It is natural to think that if the development of prostate cancer is dependent on the levels of circulating androgens in the body, that steroids (which cause high circulating androgen levels) will contribute to the development of prostate cancer. But what does the science say? One of the methods of … Continue reading Do steroids cause Prostate Cancer?

Do steroids shrink your penis?

Do steroids shrink your penis? As absurd as this question might seem, I have been asked about this multiple times by individuals looking to start utilising anabolic steroids. The answer is “No but…” Stay tuned for the answer to the “but…” If you have gone through puberty and are above the age of 18, you … Continue reading Do steroids shrink your penis?

Do steroids cause depression?

Do steroids cause depression? If you are familiar with the fitness industry and especially with the bodybuilding community, you might notice that suicide is quite prevalent. This could just be a cognitive bias, but what does the science say? Depression most commonly occurs not whilst one is one a steroid cycle but commonly when a … Continue reading Do steroids cause depression?

Cardarine (GW501516, GW516)

Cardarine (GW501516, GW516) This drug was first brought to my attention when I saw that many personal trainers were giving it to clients to promote fat loss. I was surprised at the popularity and wanted to delve deep into the research. First described in 1992, Cardarine is a Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Delta (PPARD) receptor agonist … Continue reading Cardarine (GW501516, GW516)

You Need Oestrogen

You Need Oestrogen Oestrogen tends to be perceived as a hormone only needed in higher quantities by women. However, this notion is harmful, especially to men (most of whom perpetuate this stereotype) and even more so to athletes. We will focus on the role on oestrogen in men (especially on oestrogen control in bodybuilders) since … Continue reading You Need Oestrogen

What are Steroid Cycles?

What are Steroid Cycles? In this article we will discuss the very basics of steroid cycles and how individuals tend to use steroids. I am not condoning the use of steroids. This is for entertainment purposes. You should always consult with your doctor. The purpose of the article is to familiarize people with how steroid … Continue reading What are Steroid Cycles?

MK-677 (lbutamoren Mesylate)

MK-677 (lbutamoren Mesylate) First described in 1995.It is a growth hormone secretagogue which essentially means it stimulates growth hormone secretion.It is part of a class of drugs called it belongs to the GHRP (Growth Hormone Releasing Peptides).MK-677 is a third generation GHRP because it can be taken orally.MK-677 mimics ghrelin (the hunger hormone).In many studies … Continue reading MK-677 (lbutamoren Mesylate)

Are SARMs Safe?

Are SARMs Safe? The issue is that individuals have different definitions of what ‘Safe’ might mean. Just because something is legal or available Over the counter (OTC) does not make it safe. There is a lot of decision making that goes into the process of scheduling drugs and it would take multiple pages to cover. … Continue reading Are SARMs Safe?

S-23

S-23 This drug was initially developed as a male contraceptive.It is a potent Androgen Receptor agonist (helps activates the receptor) and very selective meaning it binds to bone and muscle, and no other unwanted tissues.Studies of S-23 in humans are lacking however there are in vitro (‘Test Tube’) and in vivo (animal studies) studies.In the … Continue reading S-23

YK-11

YK-11 First described in 2011.This SARM differs from the other SARMs because it uses an anabolic androgenic steroid backbone but is unique in comparison to Anabolic steroids. Other SARMs are non-steroidal in nature.It only partially activates Androgen Receptors (ARs).Even classification as a SARM is contended by many because of the fact that it increases release … Continue reading YK-11

RAD 140

RAD 140 First described in 2010.In vitro studies (‘Test Tube Experiments’) have shown that it has a much higher binding affinity to Androgen Receptors (ARs) than testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT).It strongly binds to bone and muscle ARs.It has also been shown to be highly selective and in fact antagonises (opposes) ARs in androgenic tissues.It does … Continue reading RAD 140

Andarine (S4)

Andarine (S4) This is a second generation SARM.There is no conversion to oestrogen.Andarine when compared to testosterone is as anabolic on muscle tissue however has 30-40% fewer androgenicity (Discussed Above).In animal studies it significantly decreased total fat mass.It is more potent at preventing bone loss than DHT.Andarine minimally stimulates the prostate (thanks to its selectivity)Studies … Continue reading Andarine (S4)