If you are a beginner in the world of fitness and bodybuilding, this article will help you find a lot of the basic information you will need to build a good diet that is consistent with your workouts. At the same time, you should do additional research too before you expose yourself to the risks involved in using steroids.
What are Steroids?
Steroids are synthetic derivatives of the main male hormone, testosterone. In short, testosterone has the ability to increase muscle mass and strength. Specifically, the steroids we are talking about are called the complete anabolic and androgenic steroids.
Anabolic and androgenic steroids cause anabolism by increasing protein synthesis in muscle cells and also have androgenic properties that cause the appearance or pronouncement of male characteristics.
Testosterone is also flavored by interaction with the aromatase enzyme, which leads to its conversion to the female hormone, called estrogen. Excess estrogen may have undesirable side effects such as water retention, fat accumulation, and gynecomastia.
The steroids to be used depend on the aim pursued, and the risk that each one is likely to assume in light of the possible side effects. Considering these criteria, you can find the steroid that is most suitable for you, including the method of administration, the doses and the effects it can have on the body.
Before you start using a particular product, it is important to do some research to figure out how this steroid is made and what the side effects are that can occur at every step.
To succeed in shaping your body, it is is not only necessary to go to the gym and work at maximum intensity for an extended period. To maintain your active lifestyle, you also need a proper diet.
There is no recipe for a ‘proper’ diet, just general guidelines that can assist you, whether you are a teenager looking to build an impressive and muscular body frame or an overweight person trying to lose some weight:
- Remove junk food from your diet
- Increase the amount of protein consumed
- Do not underestimate the importance of water in your diet
- Avoid carbohydrates late in the evening
A multivitamin supplement is essential. Vitamins and minerals are absolutely necessary for the body to function normally, and if you are not ready to stay engrossed all day preparing foods rich in these nutrients, being careful not to let them be destroyed by cooking, then such a supplement is mandatory.