Most Popular Steroids for Bodybuilding

Trenbolone comes with a wide range of benefits

It is an unfortunate reality that the sport of bodybuilding is rife with steroids. Steroids are used by all of the most successful athletes in the sport and if you want any chance of competing in the IFBB, then you have no choice but to partake.

And this use has bled into other uses too. Right now, there are probably one or two guys down your gym using steroids and if you wanted to give it a try, it wouldn’t be particularly hard for you to find some.

The bottom line? Steroids are popular.

But they’re also dangerous, expensive and illegal. And some steroids are definitely more popular than others!

So the question you need to ask, is which steroids are the most popular, why is that the case and what stance should you take on them? In this post, we’ll take a look at what you can consider the ‘top’ steroids and then we’ll assess whether any of them are worth the risk.

Steroids for Cutting


Perhaps the most popular steroid of all is Dianabol. This is the steroid that will be one of the easiest to come across and one of the big reasons for that is simply that it is very affordable and relatively easy to source. It’s also a highly potent steroid that is capable of quickly adding muscle, burning fat and increasing your performance in the gym. This is why Dianabol is often called ‘The Breakfast of Champions’.

It works by binding to the androgen receptors, which means it carries all of the risks and side effects associated with high exogenous testosterone: liver damage, hair loss, acne, impotence, low testosterone production, gynecomastia etc.


Deca Durabolin is another one of the most popular steroids on the market and the big reason for this is that it is highly effective while carrying a relatively low risk of certain side effects. Deca converts into DHT (dihydrotestosterone) which means that gynecomastia is not a concern and neither is water retention. The bad news is that impotence still very much is, so much so that it’s referred to as ‘Deca Dick’.


Anavar’s popularity stems from the fact that it can be relatively safe when taken in low doses. This is the only AAS that is ever recommended for women and when the dose is small, it’s not too likely to lead to impotence or other issues in men.


Pretty simple – one of the easiest ways for guys to increase their testosterone is just to inject it directly. This comes in various different forms but they all raise serum levels and all present the same issues with introducing exogenous testosterone.


Trenbolone comes with a wide range of benefits. It increases testosterone without raising estrogen, it increases the appetite and it prevents the breakdown of muscle by suppressing myostatin. In many ways, it may just be the most potent steroid on the market – but the side effects are equally as potent.


So are any of these drugs worth the risk? Sadly, not. Fortunately, though, there are a range of alternative options available for the bodybuilder who wants a boost – the best of which are natural testosterone boosters that work without any unsafe side effects and are completely legal!