The Health Risks Associated With The Use Of Anabolic SteroidsWritten by Rick Mitchell
Anabolic steroids are classed as illegal drugs and are banned by most legitimate sports organizations. There can be no disputing fact that testosterone boosts development of muscle mass and aids sporting performance. Equally there is no doubt that its use can adversely affect health and wellbeing of users.
The androgenic properties of testosterone can affect body in many ways but often users see these as inconveniences that can be treated by using other drugs. The most common side effects of testosterone supplementation include following:
1. Testicle shrinkage - body responds to testosterone overload by reducing its own production of hormone. This causes testicles to shrink due to lack of use. When steroid usage stops, testicles will grow again but they could take at least six months to return to normal size.
2. Addiction - despite some users trying to convince themselves otherwise, use of steroids can result in physical and psychological addiction. Withdrawal symptoms can be severe with muscle shrinkage, weakness and loss of libido.
Know Your Muscle Building Exercises - The LegsWritten by Rick Mitchell
Every bodybuilder and weight trainer will have his or her favorite exercises for each body part. That's how it should be - as you progress through various stages of learning you'll understand what works best for you. It is useful, however, to take stock of your progress every so often and carry out an analysis of where you are and what changes, if any, are needed to move onwards and upwards.
Part of this analysis should include an assessment of core exercises that make up your bodybuilding training program. In this article we'll look at leg exercises that have proven their worth to serious bodybuilders for many years. Where appropriate a series of exercises suitable for achieving pre-exhaustion will be presented. All exercises should be performed to failure with one set of six to eight reps.