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Earliest Age to Start Using?

im a college athlete and would like to start using steroids while im still competing in college sports. Ive had teammates who have used steroids without many side effects and was wondering what the youngest possible age would be to start using safely?

When you hit another age bracket on your car insurance.

[quote]sante632 wrote:
im a college athlete and would like to start using steroids while im still competing in college sports. Ive had teammates who have used steroids without many side effects and was wondering what the youngest possible age would be to start using safely?[/quote]

IMHO, different for every person. But at a minimum, past age 21 and 6 years of hard earned natural muscle and diet. Also, past the “partying” phase all young adults go through, and trying to figure out what you are going to do in life. You need a stable surrounding to accurately assess if steroids are right for you. Basic responsibility and atleast average intelligence :).

Craig

[quote]craig_4g63 wrote:
sante632 wrote:
im a college athlete and would like to start using steroids while im still competing in college sports. Ive had teammates who have used steroids without many side effects and was wondering what the youngest possible age would be to start using safely?

IMHO, different for every person. But at a minimum, past age 21 and 6 years of hard earned natural muscle and diet. Also, past the “partying” phase all young adults go through, and trying to figure out what you are going to do in life. You need a stable surrounding to accurately assess if steroids are right for you. Basic responsibility and atleast average intelligence :).

Craig

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Good post craig, sums it up pretty well. I personally believe what matters most are your out of training habits and your natural base. Meaning how much strength and muscle have you gained naturally. If there is ANY doubt in your own mind, dont do it yet. One of the hardest people to lie to is yourself.

[quote]sante632 wrote:
im a college athlete and would like to start using steroids while im still competing in college sports. Ive had teammates who have used steroids without many side effects and was wondering what the youngest possible age would be to start using safely?[/quote]

you should not use while in sports, you could lose everything if you are caught. Not to mention its just wrong. Also your too young.

also you have been told the same advice a ton of times, all your posts are the same. Your 19 no very little about steroids and keep asking the same thing. If you don’t want to take the advice of the vets then why bother asking so many times.

You have a scholarship? Are you risking 40-80k in tuition? If yes, hell no. Be fanatical about diet, training and lifestyle instead - it’s far less expensive, and will have about the same result at your age.

[quote]HoratioSandoval wrote:
You have a scholarship? Are you risking 40-80k in tuition? If yes, hell no. Be fanatical about diet, training and lifestyle instead - it’s far less expensive, and will have about the same result at your age.[/quote]

Programs are not required to dismiss players for violations of the NCAA’s banned substance list. AAS carries a 1 year suspension from the testing date, everything else is the coaches and AD’s discrimination. I know people who remained on scholarship after a positive test. Just depends how good yo are, all politics.