Therapeutic use of AAS
In general, I think there are two camps of thought with respect to the use of AAS:
Use the most sh*t you can to get as f*cking big as you possibly can
Use moderate dosages and cycle
There should be a third: use of small amounts of AAS for therapeutic reasons.
What?s therapeutic use? My definition can be summarized in the following example scenarios:
A mostly natural athlete suddenly gets the damn flu or a horrendous cold. This effects his eating and training. A good small dose of AAS taken on the sick days and then discontinuing after the episode is over will maintain most of the athlete?s lean mass and counter the lack of calories and meager training stimulus.
A mostly natural athlete has a particularly sh*tty week at work. He has to put in a ton of overtime and there is no convenient time to eat as correctly as he/she should. Training is still maintained throughout the week, but by Friday, holy smokes?the athlete is bushed. A good small dose of AAS taken over the weekend coupled with some good rest and food will recharge this athlete for the next week.
There are many more possible scenarios to illustrate my point, but in general, I believe AAS can and should be used as supplements are used today. A small dose of AAS can be just as effective if not much more so than a higher dosage of supplements which sometimes (well, oftentimes) cost much more than the AAS do.
No one is going to become swole over this protocol, but it WILL make you lifting life easier when faced with high levels of stress.
If the dosages are small enough (everyone is so damn different there really can be no "guidelines". You have to figure things our mostly yourself in my experience), the duration very very short, there will no extremely little to absolutely no side effects.
Why am I writing this? I'm are starting to get pretty sick of some of my gym acquantances who are so hell bent against anything to do with AAS. Just mention "steroid" and they go ape shit. AAS have their place like every other "aid" for whatever ailment exists out there.