Training methods with and without steroids for UK 

Everyone who has ever been interested in the topic of bodybuilding knows that trainees are divided into “chemists” and “straight people.” Of course, those who use anabolic steroids achieve the greatest results. Moreover, the prevailing opinion is that without their use, strength training is a waste of time and effort. But trainees with experience know that not everyone who used “steroids” grew up and not all who grew used it.

The main problem of natural athletes is that they use the techniques used by those who use “sports pharmacology” in training. This is due to psychology. People tend to trust other people’s authority, and the authority in bodybuilding is professional athletes who achieve their standards to a greater extent thanks to genetics and the use of pharmaceutical support.

Steroids before after

Despite the seeming disadvantages of in-kind training in terms of achievable results, he has undoubted advantages:  

  • the trainee does not violate the law and does not participate in the circulation of prohibited substances (anabolic steroids are potent substances, the circulation of which is limited);
  • this type of training is much cheaper;
  • the natural athlete is much less at risk of health;
  • moral satisfaction from the results is much higher, in addition, not passing the “course of steroids”, the feeling of “rollback” after its completion is not familiar;
  • the desire for results compels students to study not only training methods but also physiology and dietetics.

Proper nutrition and attention to their own health give students a completely different quality of life.

The main mistakes of natural training that came from the world of professionals

Cycles mass set and drying.

Protein synthesis in the human body with a normal hormonal background is quite slow. Trying to accelerate muscle growth by consuming excessive amounts of food will inevitably lead to obesity, which is clearly not the goal of training. “Chemists”, having gained fat, switch to taking steroids, which help to keep muscles during drying, but the attempt of “natural” to dry out will inevitably destroy most of the earned muscles buy here.

The use of a large number of approaches to failure

Muscle failure is a phenomenon when the effort created by the muscle group is not enough to complete the movement. This occurs when the energy inside the muscles involved in the work is reduced to a level where further muscle work is not possible. Despite the many motivating posts on the Internet, practising “breaking yourself” is a big mistake. The fact is that as you get tired, the central nervous system is forced to connect more and more muscles to continue working. Recovery of muscles and the nervous system after such work takes much longer. For athletes using sports pharmacology, the issue of recovery does not come first, as their organisms do this many times faster than the bodies of natural athletes. Moreover, the use of work “in failure” allows the “charged” to quickly increase strength indicators and achieve greater hypertrophy. For the rest, work in modes when muscle failure does not occur is more suitable, or use no more than one or two failed approaches per training.

The use of high-volume and high-intensity training

Since the body’s restorative resources have their own limitations, depending on the age, gender and genetics of each individual involved, it is very important to choose the right amount and mode of training. Typical mistakes of “straight people” committed in the desire to achieve progress faster:  

  • do a lot of approaches for training;
  • reduce the time between sets, not allowing the muscles to fully recover; – train several muscle groups in one training;
  • exercise often. 

As shown by numerous observations of trainees, circular training, including training of several muscle groups on the same day, are effective only in the first months of training, when the muscles are able to grow from any load. In the future, with the growth of power indicators, this method becomes ineffective. The training of one large (chest, back, legs) muscle group or one large and one small (arms, shoulders) groups in one training session is considered correct. For each muscle group, there should be only one or two working approaches. All other work is done in warm-up approaches with lower weights. The time between sets should be sufficient for complete muscle recovery. There is no single recommendation for determining rest time; it depends on the size of the muscle group and the volume performed in the previous approach. Small muscle groups recover much faster, but in any case, you need to start the next approach only after fully recovering. The duration of the strength training of natural athletes along with the warm-up should not exceed one hour. And the number of workouts per week cannot be more than three. Observing these rules, you can get a full recovery, which will ensure progress in strength indicators and muscle growth.

Steroids in Bodybuilding

Neglect of rest

Whatever training plan is chosen and no matter how hard the athlete trains, the muscles do not grow during training, but during rest. Full sleep plays no less role than training and nutrition. During sleep, the central nervous system is restored, the hormones necessary for muscle growth are produced, protein synthesis and so on go through in the muscle tissues. But a dream for “straight people” is also an indicator of overtraining. If insomnia or other sleep disorders occur after training, this should be a signal for the trainee to increase recovery time and reduce the intensity of training.

What you can count on when practising without “ready-made steroid courses”

Strength indicators and muscle volumes to a great extent depend on genetic predisposition. The body of each person is individual and what it takes months for one is unattainable for the other over the years. If you are going to change yourself, you need to be prepared for long work. You need to compare your progress only with yourself.


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