posted on Aug, 23 2004 @ 06:54 PM
So, your friend is running a deca only cycle? That's smart.
First of all, before you use steroids you have to be around 20 years old at the YOUNGEST, and have been dedicated to lifting for 2+ years. You should
know exactly what training program works for you, and be eating the right foods, getting enough rest, etc. to get the best results. I highly doubt
you have everything in check that is necessary to move on to steroids...and let me assure you, if these things are not in check, your gains made on
steroids will disappear post cycle, and you will naturally make worse progress in the gym than you did before steroids.
Even if you think you are ready, you have to do a lot of research...know that side effects include hair loss, testicular shrinkage, gyno (bitch tits),
stunting of growth (if you are not done growing yet, which is why you should be in your 20s at least), and worst of all, you could possibly suppress
your own hormones enough to where they never recover and you become impotent...this means hormone replacement therapy the rest of your life. Most
side effects can be avoided if you are smart about what you are doing.
Im not going to break ats rules and talk about how to use illegal drugs on the forum...but I doubt you are ready for steroids. If you do use them
however, under no circumstances should you run a cycle without proper post cycle therapy...that is where most people screw themselves over.
And, while progress made is the most important, most people should probably be at least 200 pounds with low body fat (10%