2020 may be passing us by at the blink of an eye (rhyming unintentional but it sounds cool, doesn’t it?) but that doesn’t mean we should get slack with our diets and our training regimes.
For many of us, winter is now right around the corner and during the winter the last thing on our minds is stripping off and walking around in shorts and a tank top.
That’s why the colder seasons of the month are known as ‘bulking season’ for a lot of bodybuilders.
If you’re looking to enter 2020 in decent shape, you’ll have a fantastic base to build upon so don’t quit the gym and start binging on the junk food just yet.
You’ve heard the expression ‘a summer body is made in the winter’ well, now’s the time start putting in the hard work, so you can start building that summer body.
If you’re turned to the dark side, you’ll by now probably be thinking about your next steroid stack.
That’s why for today’s topic we’re going to be discussing the best injectable steroids for 2020.
This isn’t going to be a debate about the pros and cons of steroid use, we’re simply going to look at it.
So, break out the BCAAs, get those chicken breasts on the grill, and let’s find out more about steroids.
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Before we can start looking at our injectable PED list, we first need to get something off our chests.
Steroids are dangerous, even those legally prescribed by a doctor.
In terms of bodybuilding and fitness in general, it is androgenic anabolic steroids that provide the most health risks.
Not to mention the fact that they are also illegal.
Steroids have claimed many young and old lives alike and have caused irreversible damage in a lot of people.
Therefore, we cannot condone their use or recommend them in good conscience.
Our advice would be to train naturally, nail your diet, kill your workouts, and utilize natural supplements proven to be safe.
If you are intent on using illegal steroids, however, here are some of the most effective injectables.
Before we can start listing the best, we first need to make sure that you are perfectly clear with regard to what steroids are.
The steroids we are looking at today are androgenic anabolic steroids or AAS for short.
The steroids your doctor prescribes for infections and breathing disorders etc, are corticosteroids and are very, very different from the steroids used by bodybuilders and athletes.
Steroids are nothing new.
They have been around for decades upon decades, and once upon a time, they were as legal as cough medicine.
That may set your mind at ease but don’t forget that Opium was also once legal, and doctors used to tell us that margarine was healthier than butter.
In terms of research and medicine, we’ve come a long way since then, and we now know that many AAS is very, very dangerous.
Think of steroids as synthetic versions of testosterone created in a lab.
Testosterone is the dominant male sex hormone that possesses androgenic and anabolic characteristics.
As you know, testosterone is responsible for muscle growth, strength, athletic performance, and numerous sexual characteristics.
The more testosterone we have, the bigger and stronger we likely become.
This is why steroids are based upon testosterone and it is why they are often stacked with synthetic testosterone as well.
The testosterone is genetically manipulated and altered in a lab, to give it more anabolic and androgenic properties.
Different steroids have different properties.
Some build muscle, some burn fat, some promote endurance, and some do a bit of everything.
Steroids can also be consumed orally in tablet form or, injected.
You can also read about the difference between Oral Vs injectable steroids case.
Today we’re looking at injectables.
Now that we know a little more about what steroids are, it’s time for us to talk to you about some of the injectable PED currently on the black market.
Our top 8 steroids today consist of:
Starting with the king of the AAS world we have good old testosterone.
Testosterone, or ‘Test’ as it is known by gym bros, is arguably the first steroid you should get when you begin a cycle.
All steroids are based upon this steroid, so it makes sense to base your steroid stack around this very hormone.
Testosterone comes in a variety of different forms, with different lengths of ester chains attached.
The most popular types of testosterone used by bodybuilders include testosterone enanthate, testosterone cypionate, testosterone sustanon, and testosterone suspension.
If you’re looking for a fast-acting form of testosterone, testosterone suspension is ideal because it lacks an ester, so it is absorbed much faster.
It gets to work easily and instantly begins promoting increases in muscle mass and strength.
The downside is that, because it lacks an ester, it has a very short half-life.
This means that very frequent injections are called for, and if you aren’t great with needles or injections, you can see why this would be a problem.
Daily injections are required on suspension, which is why test-E, which has a longer half-life, is considered to be the most popular form of test.
If you’re new to steroid use, do not even consider using Trenbolone for a good few months at least.
Tren is for the hardcore bodybuilders out there and it is not to be taken lightly.
If you’re familiar with the world of IFBB pro bodybuilding, you’ll know that there are some enormous monsters on the stage competing that don’t look human.
They look like genetic freaks and are bigger than most of us can ever dream of becoming.
While we can’t prove it, we’re very confident that one of the main reasons why they are able to get so huge is because they use Trenbolone.
Trenbolone is considered by many bodybuilders to be the most powerful steroid on the black market.
If you’re looking to pack on the muscle mass, burn fat, build up your strength, and put your endurance levels through the roof, Tren is ideal.
Tren has a short half-life so injections every other day are often called for.
Tren does not cause bloating or water retention, so it is a great steroid for bulking and cutting.
It is not uncommon for Tren users to gain as much as 30 – 50 pounds of muscle with one cycle.
The major downside is that, as it is so powerful, it provides some very nasty side effects.
Gyno, acne, extreme sweating, and ‘tren flu’ are all common side effects, as is damage to the major organs, hypertension, and increased LDL cholesterol.
From one extreme to the other, as we now have a much milder steroid in the form of Winstrol.
If you want to transform yourself into a hulking brute of a man, winstrol isn’t for you.
If however, you simply want to burn fat, increase your energy levels, maintain strength, and perhaps build a little lean muscle in the process, winny is ideal.
Known as Stanozolol, winstrol can be taken orally, or it can be injected.
It was originally available by prescription in the early 1960s, though it was banned decades later, when athletes, including a Canadian Olympian, tested positive for it.
Winstrol is great for cutting because it does not cause bloating or water retention, yet it still burns fat.
As well as that, it helps to promote increases in strength and muscle retention as it helps to promote a positive nitrogen balance within the muscles, which in turn helps to initiate greater levels of protein synthesis.
If you want to burn fat while preserving lean mass, winstrol is ideal.
Dbol, or Dianabol as you may know it by, is one of the very first steroids ever developed for bodybuilding purposes.
You also know that they say that the old ones are the best, and they’re absolutely right.
Many bodybuilders, both amateur and pro alike, swear by Dianabol for muscle growth and repair.
It was also reported to be a favorite of a little-known bodybuilder in the 70s who went by the name of Arnold Schwarzenegger, back when it was legal, though we obviously can’t confirm this.
Arnie is still regarded as one of the best pro bodybuilders to ever live, so this tells you a fair amount about Dbol already.
Dianabol is a great all-around steroid as it promotes muscle growth and repair, while still helping to burn fat and improve endurance.
Bodybuilders use this steroid mainly in the off-season, as it does promote some bloating and water retention.
For those of you looking for one of the best injectable steroids for building muscle and getting strong while staying lean in the process, Dbol is perfect.
Masteron is one of the lesser-known steroids in the world of bodybuilding, and we aren’t quite sure why.
Masteron is one of the newer ‘designer steroids’ to hit the black market, but despite being fairly new, it is already turning a lot of heads for all of the right reasons.
When it was first developed for medical purposes, it was used to help treat women with breast cancer as it had anti-Estrogen properties.
This is why Masteron is considered a great beginner steroid.
As it has anti-estrogen properties it does not aromatize, so it is not converted into Estrogen, nor does it convert testosterone into Estrogen.
This means it has far fewer side effects than other steroids, though it is still very dangerous.
It provides decent amounts of muscle growth and fat loss, though it’s certainly not a steroid you’ll likely find Mr. Olympia competitors injecting.
Anavar is known as the ‘girl steroid’ so as you can probably guess, it is also popular with female bodybuilders as well as male bodybuilders.
Anavar is probably the weakest steroid currently on the market, though that certainly doesn’t make it any less popular.
You have to remember that not everybody out there lifting weights is doing so with the intention of getting as big and jacked as they possibly can.
Some people simply want to tone up slightly and burn fat.
Men generally will not build muscle on Anavar alone, though it certainly helps to enhance athletic performance and fat loss, and it will help to preserve muscle.
Women, on the other hand, will likely build a slight amount of lean muscle when using Anavar, which is why many figure and bikini competitors like Dana Linn Bailey tend to use it as part of their contest prep.
If you are new to the intimidating world of steroids, Anavar is a great beginner steroid to ease yourself in with.
Anadrol is an old school steroid, popular in the 80s.
The 80s was considered the ‘golden era’ of bodybuilding, so you can right away get good vibes from Anadrol.
Anadrol is popular as it is affordable, it is powerful, but not overly so, and it is very easy to use.
The downside is that it does provide some pretty severe side effects so PCT and on-cycle support are always essential.
And finally, last, but certainly not least, we have Turinabol.
Turinabol is a cross between Dianabol and Clostebol.
Because of this, it is double-bonded at the carbon 1 and 2 positions.
It also features a Chloro located at the carbon 4 position.
There, that’s nice and simple, isn’t it?
No, okay, in simple terms, Turinabol cannot aromatize, which instantly makes it very appealing to bodybuilders.
It was manufactured in East German and works by helping to boost strength and endurance while preserving lean mass and burning fat.
It is, therefore, a very popular cutting steroid.
So, if you want to get your summer shreds on nice and early, Turinabol is perfect.
Reda is an ACE Certified Nutritionist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt and bodybuilder with 11 years of experience. He's been published on many influential websites such as lifehack.org, Wealthy Gorilla, Good Men Project and more.