Are you sick and tired of being the weakling of the group?
While all of your buddies are out there, bench pressing heavyweights, flaunting their guns at the gym, and flexing for selfies on Instagram?
If that’s the case, and no matter how many weights you have lifted.
Or how much protein you’ve consumed.
You may be tempted to jump on a bicycle (a slang term for a steroid cycle) and use anabolic steroids to help get yourself in shape.
Anabolic steroids, if used correctly, can help people literally transform their bodies like never before.
They can allow people to gain 20, 30, 40, even 50 pounds of muscle in as little as two years.
In fact, if you’re a pro and use the best quality gear.
With the right diet and training regime, you can potentially gain close to 100 pounds of solid muscle.
If you don’t believe us, just look at some of ‘mass monsters’ in the IFBB.
These beasts walk around at over 300 pounds while standing at under 6 feet in height.
The human anatomy is simply not designed to naturally carry that amount of muscle.
Which is why steroids are so widely utilized in the world of pro bodybuilding.
But what about the best steroids for beginners for a first steroid cycle?
After all, as a beginner, you won’t know which steroids are good.
Which are bad, and which are average.
You probably won’t know which steroid does what either.
Don’t worry though, because all will soon become clear.
Take a look at this useful guide on the best first steroid cycle.
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Before we can talk about steroids, we need to cover ourselves legally first.
As you know, steroids are illegal and steroids are and can be, very dangerous.
We don’t condone the use of AAS, but at the same time, we’re not here to cast judgment on those that use them either.
At the end of the day, people are going to find a way of using steroids one way or another.
And we’d much rather they did so safely and correctly.
That’s why we’ve compiled this guide.
If you are planning your first cycle, this guide will prove extremely useful.
People are quick to talk about how steroids cause ‘roid rage’ and how they’re so dangerous.
Yet if you were to ask them what steroids are they would almost certainly draw a blank.
You see, there are many different types of steroids out there, and each one functions in a different way.
Some steroids just give you a little boost of energy.
Whereas others help to turn you into a muscle-bound freak.
There are steroids for fat loss, steroids for definition, steroids for recovery, steroids for muscle growth.
And steroids for cognitive function, and they still much better than Synthol or any kind of bodybuilding oils.
That still doesn’t answer the question of what they are.
Okay, well, anabolic steroids are basically synthetic versions of the hormone known as testosterone.
Testosterone is a dominant male sexual health hormone that is extremely anabolic.
This means that it plays an important role in muscle growth and repair.
Initially, they were discovered in the 30s, when scientists found that they increased lean muscle mass in animals.
More tests were conducted, and in the late 50s and early 60s, it was found that they could provide medical benefits for humans.
Some steroids were designed to assist with breathing problems.
Whereas others were designed to help promote brain health and function.
Or to promote healthy circulation and red blood cell formation.
Again, however, it was discovered that they also provided significant increases in a person’s overall muscle mass, size, strength, and athletic performance.
Once this was discovered, athletes and sportsmen and women started using these drugs for athletic purposes.
Remember, back then they weren’t banned.
And, in fact, many countries prescribed their national Olympic teams with these drugs to help give them an edge over their competitors.
By the 80s, however, more side-effects were discovered and the FDA began to clamp down on steroids until they were banned entirely and made illegally in underground labs.
As mentioned, once the detrimental side-effects of anabolic steroids became known.
The FDA banned them, meaning that you could no longer get them via prescription or over-the-counter.
As so many bodybuilders and athletes had enjoyed such impressive results with said steroids.
However, there was still a huge demand for them.
This is why steroid production went ‘underground’.
By this, we don’t literally mean that they were produced underground.
We simply mean that they were made illegal in people’s garages, bathrooms, kitchens, and basements.
To this day, many underground steroid labs still operate all over the globe.
And they generate huge amounts of money as a result.
This is why it is still very easy to get your hands on anabolic steroids.
Although you still need to know what you’re buying and how they are used.
Right, that just about covers what steroids are and why they’re so popular.
So now let’s look at some of the best anabolics for beginners.
These include the following:
So we’re going to keep things nice and safe for now.
The last thing you should do is start using potent and powerful anabolic steroids without having any prior knowledge of what steroids are or how they work.
Anavar then is a great jumping off steroid to get you started.
Anavar is known as the girl steroid amongst hardcore users.
Because it is very mild compared with most others, and it is therefore used by women as well as men.
Don’t let this put you off if you’re a guy.
However, because Anavar is still way more powerful than any supplement you could ever purchase legally.
The great thing about Anavar is that as it is so mild, users can only expect very minimal side-effects if any at all.
If your goal is to pack on 30 pounds of muscle then Anavar isn’t for you.
As mentioned, it’s very mild, so it’s not very anabolic.
However, what it is good for, is people looking to burn fat and perhaps add a very small amount of lean muscle to their frames while doing so.
Women can use this steroid to build muscle, but men will struggle to do so, which makes good steroids for women.
As a cutting steroid for fat loss and definition, however, Anavar is ideal.
One thing to be wary of is that, because of its lack of side-effects, this does make Anavar a very in-demand steroid.
This means that it can be pretty expensive and costly, so don’t go spending all of your money on Anavar alone, if your primary goal is to build muscle.
Dianabol is thought by many to be the king of the steroid world because it was technically the very first anabolic steroid that was developed.
Dianabol is also known as D-Bol, or Methandrostenolone, if you want to get all scientific.
This steroid was thought to be favored by a certain Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was winning Olympias back in the 70s.
And if you’ve ever seen Arnie in his prime, you’ll know what Dianabol can do.
Dianabol is one of the best steroids for bulking.
So if your skinny physique is making you sick, jumping on a Dianabol cycle is one of the best things you can do.
Dianabol can be injected, but if you’re not ready to inject just yet.
It is also available in oral form.
This means it can be swallowed as a tablet.
Be wary, however, because Dianabol is powerful.
Especially in oral form, so it can result in some severe side-effects if you’re not careful.
This is why post cycle therapy is always vital.
We’ll get to that at the end of this article.
Testosterone is the hormone in which all steroids are based upon.
And, therefore, you can guess why it makes the perfect steroid for beginners.
Testosterone is a synthetic form that can be injected and will provide the perfect anabolic environment for muscle growth and repair.
You see, as it is naturally produced in the body anyways, as long as you keep dosages fairly low.
It’s not overly toxic at all, so there are fewer side-effects to worry about.
Testosterone is ideal because it speeds up the metabolism and allows you to burn fat while helping to preserve and build lean muscle mass in the process.
However, it is not the most efficient for fat loss alone.
Which is why it is viewed as a steroid mainly for bulking, rather than cutting.
If you are looking to bulk up cleanly.
While keeping fat gain at a minimum, testosterone is perfect.
As an added bonus, you’ll also have plenty of energy.
Your libido will increase, and your strength and endurance levels will also shoot up.
Basically, testosterone is one of the best steroids that you could ever want.
Deca Durabolin, or Deca, for short, is another anabolic steroid that’s great for lean muscle mass.
Remember, as a newbie, you want to be adding muscle to your frame gradually, not piling as much mass on as possible in a matter of weeks.
Deca is therefore ideal because it helps to boost energy and endurance levels.
Making it great for athletes and those looking to work on their stamina as well as their physiques.
You see, Deca has been found to greatly increase red blood cell counts in the human body.
What does this mean?
Well, red blood cells basically act as transport vessels for oxygen and nutrients in the bloodstream.
Think of them as boats, and your blood as the water.
Now, on these boats, you have oxygen and energy for the cells.
So the more boats on the water, the more oxygen and nutrients can be carried to the cells.
And the more energy the cells will have.
Like many of the other steroids on this list.
Deca is considered one of the milder steroids and it is, therefore, better tolerated than others, though it still has its risks.
It is still mildly Estrogenic, which means that water-retention, gyno, and testosterone suppression at the end of a cycle are all possibilities.
This is yet another reason why it is so important to run PCT once coming off a steroid cycle.
Okay, technically this isn’t an anabolic steroid as it’s a hormone.
But it is still very effective for people looking to build muscle and transform their bodies.
HGH is produced naturally in the body, and it, like testosterone.
It is also very anabolic which means that it is perfect for muscle growth and repair.
HGH stacks very well with the steroids on this list and has been found to help increase energy levels, boost strength levels, speed up rates of recovery, prevent and speed up injury healing.
And help promote protein synthesis for optimal muscle growth and repair.
When it comes to the steroids for beginners, the best taken in very low dosages, as higher dosages can cause very noticeable side-effects.
Including distended stomachs and enlarged internal organs.
Before we leave you to head out and buy your steroids, we first need to stress the importance of PCT.
Post cycle therapy should be run at the end of every single steroid cycle, no matter how mild the cycle may be.
PCT is designed to help restore testosterone levels back to normal.
To help prevent Estrogenic side effects.
To lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and to basically restore hormone levels back to what they were at before.
It also helps ensure that you hang onto your gains for long, once your cycle has come to an end.
Clomid, Nolvadex, of HCG are the three PCT drugs of choice for most.
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.