Guide -- Asian men -- Safe and Healthy AAS Use
All professional/instagram bodybuilders (and most athletes) use AAS. Anyone who says differently is lying or trying to sell you something.
And AAS can be safe and even healthy if done right. I’m here to reveal the truth about AAS, walk you though the decision process, and provide advice if you decide AAS fits into your lifestyle.
Someone well experienced with lifting and nutrition will likely look like the Builtfat picture.
Months of cutting might put him somewhere between Ottermode and Athletic…with proper lighting…and right after a workout.
The Athletic, Built, and Bearmode bodytypes requires AAS to achieve. The Bodybuilder bodytype requires a whole lot of AAS to achieve…
AAS, if done right, can be healthy, increase your libido, and boost your positive sense of self.
For older men, it is practically a medical necessity to supplement your testosterone levels for healthy aging.
How do anabolic steroids work?
There is generally considered to be three mechanisms of action of AAS.
Firstly, by binding to the androgen receptor located in the cytoplasm, AAS’ stimulate protein synthesis in the muscle. Secondly, they bind to the glucocorticoid receptor, blocking the catabolic actions of cortisol on muscle (protein breakdown). Last, psychological effects include increased motivation and aggression, leading to increased training intensity.
Are there any long term effects?
AAS’ have been used in humans to improve performance since the 1930’s.
The long history of use by many thousands of people has shown that if used reasonably, most people do not experience any long term effects. However, there is a distinct lack of research in this area, with the occasional case study in the medical literature. The mass media likes to sensationalize the death of any past steroid user.
The fact is, the most likely problem would be an increase in arterial plaque deposition as a result of an unfavorable blood lipid levels. This does not effect all users, hence another reason for blood testing.
There is strong evidence to suggest that brief exposure to anabolic steroids might have long lasting performance-enhancing effects: A cellular memory mechanism aids overload hypertrophy in muscle long after an episodic exposure to anabolic steroids
Risk to Reward:
All steroid cycles and stacks carry with them a strong risk to reward ratio, and regardless of your experience this will hold true each and every time. While a bit simplistic, the best way to look at it is the more you take the greater the reward, but the more you take the greater the risk. As risks increase, so does the need for protective measures. However, there will be a cutoff point; there will be a point when the risk to reward ratio becomes severely skewed towards risk, and when this occurs you have without question left the realm of safety.
The line that crosses over into heavy risk, where it exists cannot be answered with a one-size fits all answer. The anabolic steroids being used, as well as the individual’s unique genetic response will determine where this line falls, but there are general guidelines. For example, in order to receive a performance benefit from testosterone, most men will need a minimum of 300mg per week of a single ester testosterone compound with 400-500mg being far more efficient. As the dosing increases, so do the rewards, but so do the potential for adverse side effects. Most men will find 500mg per week is normally very well tolerated, and most men can increase past this point to an extent. Many men can enter into the 750-1000mg range and still remain healthy, but past this point, most all men will find the risk scale becomes severely unbalanced. When we surpass 1g per week, estrogenic issues can often be problematic, and many men will find controlling them extremely difficult.
Should I begin taking anabolic steroids?
The generally accepted criteria for starting AAS is as follows:
- Research and obtain a very good understanding of what you are considering putting in your body PRIOR to your cycle.
- Be over 25.
- Do not run a cycle without having a PCT and an AI on hand. If you “can’t afford” either, then you can not afford to run a cycle.
- The best first cycle is a simple first cycle. As more experience is gained and you learn how your body reacts to gear, cycles can become more complex. Adding two previously unused elements to a cycle makes it impossible to know which thing may be causing issues. Grow into your dose.
- Have a very good exercise program and a diet. I recommend 2+ years of weightlifting experience. You should be close to the Builtfat bodytype by now. With these two in place, keep your expectations reasonable and you’ll be happy.
- For your cycle duration, remain aware of how your body is reacting both physically and emotionally. If something feels “off” or “not right”, and it’s not a known side, it probably isn’t right. Typical beginner cycles make people feel very good overall.
What you will need
The anabolics, of course. Get your whole 16 week supply before you start. For a beginner that means five 10ml vials of Testosterone Enanthate (you will lose some oil in the process.)
Supply of clean 25 gauge needles, 3cc syringes, alcohol wipes, an empty laundry detergent bottle to dispose of used needles, and a suitable container to hold all of this.
AAS are intermuscular injections, like a flu shot, not like IV drugs. If you get your seasonal flu shots you’ll get used to pinning twice a week. Wipe every surface and never reuse anything- keep sterile and there will not be any safety concerns. A locking cash box is what Id recommend to keep all your gear in.
Supply of HcG, Arimidex, and Nolvadex. Arimidex is to keep your estrogen in normal range. HcG and Nolvadex is to kick start your bodys natural testosterone production after your cycle is over.
Access to blood testing.
Nothing here is optional
Testosterone Enanthate 250mg + Arimidex 1mg, every Saturday and Wednesday for 16 weeks
A. Cruise on Test E 80mg + HcG 250iu every Saturday and Wednesday, for a minimum of 6 weeks until your next blast.
B. 3 week recovery protocol:
HcG 350iu everyday for 1 week
HcG 350iu + Nolvadex 40mg everday for 1 week
Nolvadex 20mg everyday for 1 week
Other topics to explore
Cardio on cycle
The biggest side effect of larger doses of AAS are blood lipid values. That is why cardio is even more essential. Low Intensity Steady State (LISS) and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) both work well and are recommended.
Ethnicity and testosterone
Testosterone levels in East Asian men are either higher or the same compared to other ethnicities. This fact is established by multiple well cited studies in Cancer and Endocrinology journals, fields that actually have reason to impartially study the topic of Testosterone levels.
This study, cited by 196, found higher average testosterone in older Asian American men compared to older Black American and older Caucasian American men in the US.
This study, cited by 199, found higher average testosterone levels in both Asian American and Black American men compared to Caucasian American men.
This study, cited by 63, found higher average T levels in Chinese men and same levels between Chinese-Australians and Caucasian-Australians.
Every other legitimate study in medical journals found similar testosterone levels between asian and nonasian men.
Anyone trying to say Asians have lower T levels is 1. Wrong and 2. likely influenced by white supremacist ideas. And yes, there are some Nazi-level white supremacists tenured in academia. They put out sketchy papers for no good reason other than to support their worldview but don’t get cited often.
Testosterone is responsible for body hair. So why do many East Asian men tend to be less hirsute than Caucasian, and especially Mediterranean men? It’s actually due to genetic variations in receptors on hair cells themselves, not differing testosterone levels. Yes, Testosterone is responsible for the secondary sex characteristics like body hair…but only if those hair cells have the type of receptor that is sensitive to Testosterone in the first place. And at the end of the day, East Asian men have similar or higher average testosterone levels compared to Mediterranean men.
But even on that topic, can we even say East Asians are not hirsute? The Ainu men of Japan are absolutely the hairiest in the world, and they are definitely East Asian!
How come? Here is the Official Scientific Statement on Race, which applies to physical traits, personality traits, and testosterone and hormones as well:
“With respect to most, if not all, measurable characters, the differences among individuals belonging to the same race are greater than the differences that occur between the observed averages for two or more races.”
Now that was simple to understand, enlightening, and is the truth of the matter.
Medical Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Congenital, genetic, or environmental factors, as well as aging, can cause testosterone deficiency. If you suspect you have a low level of testosterone in your body, or ever notice yourself feeling more Yin than Yang, go get your blood levels tested ASAP.
Note my post is about “Healthy AAS Use,” not “Take as Much Trenobolone as you Can Afford and Get Huge and Ripped (and later have health problems!)!”
Maintaining fertility, hormone balance, liver, heart, and arteries were all discussed in my post. Getting huge fast and being instafamous were not.
The 6 rules and 4 requirements of AAS are non-optional for the Asian guy who cares about his body. Things like Anastrozole and HcG are about avoiding the negative effects of AAS.
I will discuss side effects in detail when I post about specific substances. I will point out and discourage the compounds designed for livestock but popularly used by humans. The basic Testosterone cycle I posted has no noticeable long term or short term adverse effects if followed exactly as described.
Professional Bodybuilding is a sum of AAS + Insulin/GH + Exercise + Diet, roughly in that order of impact.
For most non-professionals, it’s Diet + AAS + Exercise, in order of impact.
The hormone-adverse will have to do with only Diet + Exercise within their control.
Weightlifting itself is very dangerous if done wrong. AAS is the same.
AAS not for everybody. But I want all my brothers to be educated on the truth of the subject so they have the tool in their toolbox if they ever need it, even if they never will.