Okay so i am a 18 y/o male, looking to become a professional bodybuilder or physique competitor. I want to make bodybuilding and fitness my career, I am already a personal trainer (my source of income). I am in love with bodybuilding as a sport, i love the science behind training. Its my passion, its what i want to do for the rest of my life.
So about steroids, I understand the optimal time to start a cycle would be after 21-25 y/o. And i understand the consequences of running cycles at the age of 18 y/o, as my endocrine system, growth, etc are developing and throwing steroids in can ruin/harm these things. But if i want to become a pro BB or someone big in the fitness industry i need to get a head start, i understand the consequences and i have come to terms that i would have to be on TRT for the rest of my life to have my body function normally. I understand if i am not taking TRT ill have heaps of problems like no libido, gyno, depression, etc. So i would be happy to be on TRT to keep me normal and functioning.
Obviously i am not going to jump on cycle tomorrow or in a week, I am taking my time and researching to understand everything i can before starting. If i was to hop on gear it would be moderate dosages to start with. Before starting ill be talking to an endocrinologist, i will be getting my heart function checked, as well as my blood pressure, cholesterol, testosterone and estrogen, etc. And ill be making regular trips to get these checked while on cycle, and compare them to baseline results before i was on cycle. I will be also donating blood, as steroids cause an increase in red blood cell production so i can minimize the risks. I will be doing daily cardio and i will not be touching any sort of party drugs while on cycle as that is a recipe for disaster.
Remember i am considering steroid usage for bodybuilding and my career, Not for body dysmorphia. I understand nutrition and training, obviously i am still learning but thats the joy of bodybuilding, there will always be new things to learn.
So let me hear your opinions and advice, I am very open.