What Are Bodybuilders Using Today
When you read about steroids, the focus tends to be on the classics. That means things like Dianabol, which has been around since the ‘golden age’ of bodybuilding and has long been known as ‘the breakfast of champions’. Others include the likes of Trenbolone, Deca Durabolin and Winstrol… but none of these are exactly ‘new’.
So the question is: where’s all the new exciting stuff?
Surely with the advancements we’ve seen in science, there should be something akin to a real life ‘super soldier serum’ floating around by now?
Let’s take a look at the latest steroids for bodybuilding and see exactly what is going on.
Are There Any New Steroids?
The first question then: are there any new steroids?
As it happens, the answer to this one is… not really.
Why? Because no drugs company is openly trying to produce new steroids. They’re illegal after all! And even those old favorites we discussed previously were never intended for the use that bodybuilders found for them. Rather, they tended to be used for increasing the muscle of livestock, or treating liver diseases. And back then, using steroids for building muscle wasn’t illegal!
So for this reason, there really isn’t much that is genuinely ‘new’ in the world of bodybuilding steroids.
What is new though, is the level of knowledge we now have about how to take steroids safely and a long list of additional supplements and drugs that can be used in conjunction with steroids for enhanced muscle mass.
One bodybuilding steroid that is kind of new is Masteron or Drostanolone Propionate. Masteron might sound like a bad guy from Captain Scarlet but in fact, it is an unalkylated steroid that poses no liver issues, doesn’t convert to DHT and doesn’t aromatize. It also has anti-estrogen actions but will still damage endogenous testosterone. Masteron was once rare but is today fairly common – so it’s not new (it has been around since the 70s) but is new to many.
Also relatively new are some of the stimulants that some athletes are using. Things like modafinil – which is popular among students and CEOs – can help athletes stay awake longer and concentrate harder in the gym.
As for the future, the area that is perhaps the most interesting is gene doping, which may someday be able to permanently increase muscle mass from a single injection. We’re a little way off from that though!
What Are Bodybuilders Using Today
So then, the question is what bodybuilders are actually using today. Over at T-Nation, one professional athlete anonymously shared the cycle they used in the lead up to competition over a 16 week period.
We’re sharing it here for your convenience:
1-10 Testosterone Enanthate, 750mg a week (1000-1200mg advanced)
1-10 EQ, 800mg a week (1000mg advanced)
1-10 Tren E, 600mg/week (800mg advanced)
1-8 D-Bol, 50mg every day (up to 100mg advanced)
10-16 100mg Testosterone prop EOD (100mg ED advanced)
10-16 100mg Trenbolone Acetate EOD (75-100mg ED advanced)
10-16 100mg Masteron propionate EOD (100mg ED advanced)
10-16 50mg Winstrol or Anavar ED (sometime both)
8-16 Start T3 at 25mcg ED and taper up as needed.
12-16 Halotestin, start at 20mg ED and increase by 10mg every week
The athlete in question though recommends that no one try anything like this however – and they particularly said that the Halotestin was ‘not for the mentally weak’.
Perhaps the only thing that is truly new, is the large number of testosterone boosters that are flooding the market for athletes that want to build muscle without putting their health at risk. These use natural ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and herbs and are supported by a lot of scientific evidence.
So there aren’t really any new steroids – but what there is, is even better. Finally, the playing field is starting to level!