With bodybuilding, as popular and as mainstream as it has now become, unfortunately there is a certain stigma attached to it that simply will not go away, and that stigma in question is the use of anabolic steroids, hormones, and various other illegal, and potentially harmful compounds. As dedicated to bodybuilding as an individual may be, most members of the general public will take one look at a muscular guy and immediately brand him as being a steroid user. Now, make no mistake about it, steroid use, and indeed steroid abuse for that matter, is rife in gyms all over the globe, in people of all ages, genders, shapes and sizes, from all walks of life. If you take bodybuilding seriously and work out in a commercial …show more content…
You’re committing to building muscle and burning fat the natural way, with consistent training, a healthy diet, and legal supplements. Many bodybuilding competitions and organizations actually have natural divisions, in which competitors will be drug tested to ensure that they are indeed, not using illegal and dangerous compounds.
Bodybuilding Natural Vs Steroids 2
Benefits Of Natural Bodybuilding
There are a number of different benefits associated with natural bodybuilding, so before we get onto the downsides associated with natural bodybuilding, let’s first look at the benefits:
One of the main benefits of building muscle the natural way, is the fact that it is much, much safer than if you were to use steroids, hormones, or anything else. Providing you’re eating relatively healthily, are training regularly, and are supplementing smartly, on the whole you will be much safer than if you choose to use illegal drugs and compounds.
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Bodybuilding Natural Vs Steroids
Now we’ll look at the not so pleasant side of things:
One of the biggest downsides to steroids is the fact that in many countries they are illegal, so if you’re caught using or possessing them, you could be arrested and could face legal charges.
Even if you’re careful and use them as instructed, steroids are still extremely dangerous and could potentially kill you, not to mention destroy your organs, and much more besides.
Nasty Side Effects
Another downside to steroid use the side effects, which are pretty nasty. Typically, you may find yourself becoming spotty, growing breasts, experiencing shrinking of the testicles, becoming infertile, suffering a stroke, suffering a heart attack, experiencing mood swings, suffering from low testosterone levels, experiencing organ failure, and more