Why Women Should Think Twice Before Using Steroids
Anabolic steroids are substances that are often used by female athletes, fitness models, and bodybuilders. At one point I stupidly tried them myself and did not have a good experience. Since then I have found better ways to improve my physique with different training methods, a good diet, and supplementation. I’m not saying that you should not take steroids, however, there are many things women should consider before using anabolic steroids.
I’m sure some of you have seen women with an incredible body at your gym. When you do it makes the imagination wander, those women with big breasts or a big booty we can assume have had some kind of surgical enhancement, then there are women who have vascular rock hard muscles and curves that make you wonder how did they get that way.
Not to be critical but today’s generation often look for shortcuts or an easy way to do just about anything, including a physical transformation with the help of anabolic steroids.
It’s a known fact that if you take steroids even without working out they help increase muscle and eliminate body fat. Working out enhances the process, even more, the problem is steroids can only do so much.
We have all heard of the side effects from anabolic steroids which I have discussed here, in this article, I am going to share with you what I have learned about anabolic steroids and why most women should avoid them.
One of the reasons I write about this topic is because not a day goes by that I don’t hear women discussing their intent to take steroids, the problem is that a lot of these women are not even physically ready, and much less understand how they work.
Many women just know of other women who have used them before and think they should also try them.
What are anabolic steroids?
Anabolic steroids are derivatives of the male hormone testosterone.
Just hearing male hormone would make a lot of women run in the opposite direction, that is unless you are planning on a sex change in the near future.
Yes, women who take testosterone will begin to experience man like traits, that’s because the main sex hormone in women is estrogen.
Women do produce testosterone but only about one-seventh of what men produce.
Even though women produce less testosterone than men do, it does seem to play an important part in boosting female sex drive and mood.
Testosterone can also help prevent the onset of osteoporosis which is often responsible for bone fractures and breaks.
When women take testosterone it can cause several problems that range from shrinking breasts, a bigger clitoris, a deeper voice and excess facial and body hair.
In spite of the side effects caused by steroids some women are still willing to try them.
The biggest issue I have seen is that a lot of women want to take steroids long before they have achieved as much as they possibly can with plain old diet and exercise.
Have you ever seen a woman who has taken steroids for a long time?
For some females, a rugged more masculine look may be fine but others want to keep their femininity intact.
Taking anabolic steroids is serious business but why are some women so obsessed with taking steroids?
Reasons why women want to take steroids:
- Get rid of body fat
- Increase muscle mass *beyond their normal potential)
- Increase strength
- Boost physical performance
- Improve muscle definition and vascularity
If you visit some of the message boards on popular forums you will find women there who want to take steroids for some of the strangest reasons, I have seen anything from women who are going on a cruise or special social event or those who want to look good for spring break at the beach.
I’m sure there are dozens of ways to justify steroid use but I always say that taking steroids should be a last resort.
While it is true that female bodybuilders and fitness models that take anabolic steroids have usually been training for several years and have made a career out of bodybuilding and fitness, most of these women have special doctors and trainers to guide them, even so, its risky business.
Reasons why women should avoid anabolic steroids
You don’t fully understand the risks
Most women play down the risks and side effects associated with using anabolic steroids, you will be told that certain steroids are female-friendly, the truth is there is no such thing as a female-friendly steroid.
Why some claim female-friendly steroids exist.
Each anabolic steroid has something called a half-life, this is the amount of time a substance stays in your body. There are both slow and fast-acting esters, the difference between the two is how long the substance remains in your body.
Female friendly steroids are those with fast acting esthers.
The reason they are considered friendly is that if they do begin to cause side effects stopping them immediately will prevent further side effects from occurring.
For example, taking slow-acting esters could cause your voice to deepen and your clitoris to grow, many times once the side effects begin to surface there is no guarantee they can be reversed.
Even anabolic steroids with fast-acting steroids have side effects.
Most of the fast-acting steroids are metabolized fast so you have to take them more often, in most cases every day, since they are processed by your liver they can begin to affect it.
Oral steroids are metabolized by the liver and are more toxic.
It will be hard to avoid symptoms of masculinization
Even the mildest steroid will cause some sort of steroid virilization to happen, even if you do a few short term cycles that cause side effects that amount to 2% every time you take them, after three cycles you will have some degree of masculinization.
Imagine taking steroids for several years, this will definitely have side effects.
Sooner or later you will lose your gains
There are few women that can keep a constant training regimen, once again those that do are doing it because it’s their career, they earn money from it. If you are just doing it for a hobby for the sake of looking good why would you risk your health?
Pro fitness models and bodybuilders quickly lose their gains after they stop using steroids.
After female bodybuilders or fitness models retire you will notice that they quickly begin to lose muscle and begin to gain weight. Taking steroids is no different than working out, as long as you workout you can usually consume more food (calories). The minute you stop working out and continue to eat the same amount of food you gain weight.
Taking anabolic steroids is no different, while you take them you are stronger, have a faster metabolism, and more endurance, the minute you stop taking them you will quickly lose your gains, this cannot only affect your body it may also affect some women psychologically.
Most women should not take anabolic steroids
I invite any woman who is interested in taking some kind of anabolic steroid to do their own research. Visit different steroid forums and you will see that most experts will tell women to avoid anabolic steroids if they can. Having a better-looking body is more about proper training and diet. In fact, I have personally been able to bring my body fat down considerably just by eliminating complex carbs from my diet.
Supplements can also be helpful
If you want to gain muscle and burn body fat there are dozens of supplements that can help. Dietary supplements, if used properly and with proper training, can be almost as effective as steroids.
Supplements like Clenbutrol contain ingredients that help speed up your body’s metabolism without side effects. So don’t be afraid to experiment with different supplements.
Just because you think that anabolic steroids are the answer to transforming your physique they are not. Anabolic steroids might seem like magic pills, however, they are not something you should mess around with.
I personally feel much better knowing that I have earned my physique from hard work and proper nutrition, I can’t speak for other women because each individual has to choose what they feel is right for them.
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Hi My name is Rosalie and the author of Womenandmuscle.com I started this blog to help women understand a little about the side effects of anabolic steroids and share some of my favorite alternatives that have helped me stay in shape and improve my performance in the gym.