Now 6 best Anabolic Steroids for hypertrophy
In this list we will see which anabolic steroids are most used for hypertrophy (during bulking), along with their side effects.
Anabolic steroids are mostly synthetic variations of the hormone testosterone.
They help to gain muscle mass in several ways, however, the main one is related to the increase in the creation of new proteins.
Basically, steroids increase the body’s potential to build muscle mass with strength gains.
However, not all available hormones are the same.
Some may accelerate hypertrophy more pronouncedly than others and can be used in bulking or cutting.
In this text we will see what they are, their main characteristics and, of course, their side effects.
Do not interpret this text as a rationalization/apology for using anabolic steroids. The purpose of this text is merely educational and only reflects the reality of the reports we have available on the use of these substances.
List of anabolic steroids for hypertrophy
- Nandrolone (Deca Durabolin);
- Oxymetholone ;
Halo, Halotestin, an anabolic steroid, is Also commonly known as Fluoxymesterone, Halotestin is an androgenic anabolic steroid that can be taken orally by bodybuilders to encourage increased lean muscle mass.
It comes in three sizes – 2mg, 5mg and 10mg – and contains a range of inactive ingredients including calcium stearate, corn starch, lactose, sorbic acid and tragacanth .
This hormone is similar to testosterone that naturally occurs in your body, so it comes as no surprise that it is often used by men who don’t produce enough natural testosterone (or teenage boys suffering from delayed puberty).
By using Halotestin, it can help your muscles, bones and reproductive system to remain healthy, as well as prevent muscle wastage.
But this isn’t all it can do…
When it was first created in the 1950s, it was prescribed for malnutrition; muscle wasting diseases (in men); prolonged exposure to cortisone; paraplegia, treatment of bone fractures; breast cancer, and to assist burn victims.
With Halotestin you get
– Performance-enhancing capabilities.
In fact, it has earned itself a strong reputation for being one of the most powerful, fast-acting steroids.
The risk of use Halo for get:
Halotestin helps to increase hemoglobin and improve structure and mass of red blood cells – this helps your muscles and tissue cells to benefit from higher levels of oxygen and nutrients, aiding their growth, development, and recovery from exercise.
Improves your strength – tying into the point above, the more fuel/nutrients/oxygen your cells receive, the longer you will be able to work out. This helps maximize muscle development, helping you to get stronger.
Increased energy levels – this can give you the push you need to keep working hard and training.
Fat loss – during a cutting cycle, Halotestin can boost your fat burn and protect your body from muscle wastage; enabling you to look hardened, lean and chiseled.
Whilst Halotestin can rapidly build up your strength, it wont offer you massive gains. If anything, it is better for cutting thanks to its fat burning skills.
As an androgenic anabolic steroid, it can fulfill the role of endogenous androgens and help you to: retain nitrogen, sodium, and potassium (increasing oxygenation of muscles and tissues cells); encourage protein synthesis; strengthen bones, and stimulate red blood cells.
2 – Testosterone
Steroid users will often start using testosterone and later add other steroids together to take advantage of the synergy between them (thus generating more gains).
Testosterone is a base hormone (or “wild card”) and works on any type of cycle, even alone.
No wonder that many beginners choose to cycle with only testosterone to “test the waters” before using other more potent drugs.
Overall, testosterone is a great bulking steroid, generating good gains in muscle mass and strength, with manageable side effects.
- Significant muscle mass gain;
- Strength increase;
- It has properties that facilitate fat burning;
- Liquid retention;
- Hair loss;
- Changes in cholesterol;
- Increased blood pressure.
3 – Dianabol
Dianabol, or Diana, is one of the most famous steroids and a favorite to use during bulking.
This is mainly due to the fact that the drug generates significant gains in a short period of time.
It is possible to find dianabol in oral and injectable form, but most people opt for the oral form due to the convenience and ease of use (just take the pills).
One of Diana’s main characteristics is her ability to increase strength and generate incredible pumps, due to the greater accumulation of muscle glycogen.
But this comes at the cost of greater liver toxicity, as it is an oral drug.
Its use is usually in conjunction with other drugs, especially testosterone.
- Quick gains in volume, strength and muscle mass itself;
- Convenient use (because it is oral).
- Notable for raising blood pressure;
- Loss of hair;
- Changes in liver enzymes.
4 – Nandrolone
Nandrolone, popularly known as “deca”, is an effective anabolic steroid and, along with testosterone, is probably the most used during bulkings (who hasn’t heard of deca and dura?).
This hormone can generate a huge increase in muscle mass and strength.
But nandrolone is known to also generate a slight fluid retention, which also helps to give the impression of greater muscle volume.
But retention is much less than retention generated by dianabol, for example.
Users of this hormone usually report less joint pain and even resolution of injuries during use, which is generally the opposite of other steroids (which may ease injuries and accelerate pre-existing problems).
There is no consensus on why this happens. One strand of common thinking is that the hormone can influence the body’s cartilage, improve bone density and thus improve joint health.
Regardless of why this happens, cycles with decas allow the user to train harder and more safely.
- Increased muscle mass with proportional strength;
- More muscle volume;
- More joint health and less pain.
- Liquid retention;
- Increased blood pressure;
- Loss of hair;
5 – Oxymetholone
Also known as Anadrol 50 (US trade name), oxymetholone is one of the strongest oral anabolic steroids out there.
The gains are evident and faster than other steroids.
The only reason this hormone is not the best for bulking is related to its side effect profile.
Oxymetholone is a hepatotoxic drug, it can significantly alter blood pressure and if you don’t know what you’re doing, you may find yourself in trouble more easily than using other hormones.
- Expressive gain in muscle mass and strength in a short time window;
- Fast weight gain due to greater retention;
- Losing muscle mass, no matter what you do, is highly unlikely while using oxymetholone.
- Side effects with more incidence than other steroids;
- Liver damage;
- High pressure;
- Loss of hair.
6 – Trenbolone
Trenbolone is the “Swiss army knife” of the hormone world.
With it, it is possible to optimize the gain of muscle mass and strength during bulking, while generating fat burning and not retaining fluids.
Basically, only with it is possible to have the properties of several drugs in one.
The only problem is related to its side effect profile, perhaps the worst among all steroids, especially those related to psychological disorders.
In addition to all the common side effects of hormones (hair loss, acne, etc), Trenbolone can have a very noticeable effect on behavior and can worsen a number of pre-existing psychological problems such as anxiety, aggression, paranoia, depression and others.
“Tren” is also the most insomniac steroid.
- One of the best steroids for body rebuilding;
- Solid gains and no retention;
- It probably has the best combination of aesthetic properties of any steroid.
- Depending on the individual, it can have the worst psychological side effects;
- Insomnia in the first few days;
- Hair loss;
- Changes in blood pressure.
There is a huge range of anabolic steroids and virtually all of them contribute to muscle growth.
However, those listed in the text have a greater potential to be used for this purpose (during bulking).
We must also not forget that all hormones – without exception – will work as “boosters” of diet and training.
In other words, hormones won’t do miracles in terms of building muscle mass alone.
They will only increase your potential for bodily changes when paired with diet and training for a specific goal.
And to be able to extract the advantages of steroids, there is not only the monetary price (to buy the drugs), but also the price in the form of side effects.