Attention! The administration of the project does not approve or encourage you to use anabolic steroids. The use of anabolic steroids can cause irreparable harm to your health. This article is for informational purposes only.
Training during an anabolic steroid cycle is very different compared to the “natural” training process. There are a number of differences that you need to know before making up a training program for an anabolic steroid cycle.
Creatine Phosphate and ATP (energy) recovery on a steroid cycle
To begin with, we will analyze the process of the appearance of energy in the body. In our body, there are special Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) molecules that serve as a source of energy during physical exercises. These molecules are restored with the help of creatine phosphate, which accumulates in cells. Also, creatine phosphate increases the duration of the creatine phosphokinase reaction, which is triggered to recover energy immediately after the depletion of ATP molecules.
So, anabolic steroids help to significantly increase the stores of creatine phosphate in cells, even compared to those people who eat a lot of meat in the diet, and also take an additional sports supplement creatine.
It follows that you will have much more energy during the anabolic steroid cycle compared to people who are engaged in “natural” training. So, your workouts during the steroid cycle should be high-volume and high-intensity.
The number of exercises, sets and reps when training on steroids
On an anabolic steroid cycle, your training should include more exercises, sets and reps per muscle group. If during training “naturally” athletes usually perform 2 – 3 exercises for a large muscle group, and 1 – 2 exercises for a small one. Then when training on a cycle of steroids, you need to perform 4 – 5 exercises for a large muscle group, and 2 – 3 exercises for a small one.
The number of sets in the exercises should also increase compared to natural training. The number of sets in one exercise when training on steroids should be 4 – 5.
The number of repetitions in the set should also increase. If during training naturally bodybuilders usually do from 6 to 12 repetitions. Then when training on steroids, it is recommended to keep the range at 12 – 15, and in the very last sets in general 20 repetitions.
With these guidelines, you will achieve high volume workouts.
Rest between sets when training on steroids
To achieve high intensity in your workout, you will need to shorten your rest between sets. When training using steroids, you should be able to easily do this, because most steroids increase endurance. For example turinabol, which was invented for this purposefully.
Rest between workouts and the duration of the workout when exercising on steroids
Not only intensity and volume differ while training taking anabolic steroids. Protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals on the cycle of steroids are absorbed much better. Thanks to this, muscle recovery on the steroid cycle is many times faster, which means you can train more often and longer.
If the recommended training session for natural athletes should last within 45 – 60 minutes, then taking steroids you can train way more longer. Even after training for 1.5 – 2 hours, your workout will not become catabolic.
While taking steroids, you can train at least every day using a wide variety of training splits. You can break each muscle group into separate days, working it out in very details. You can even do two workouts a day, first training one muscle group, and later the other.
In conclusion, I would like to note that training on steroids is not even close to natural training. You can train bigger, harder, more often, and for longer periods of time without being too worried about your diet and daily routine. Steroids will smooth out all the sharp corners (malnutrition and lack of sleep), and the result will be visible pretty quickly.
But this does not mean I support training only on steroids. Vice versa, steroids can bring harm to your health and the stupidly usage of them is strictly prohibited. If you are not a professional bodybuilder, steroids are not worth taking them.