Well I will say this: Maybe it is time for all to wake up and also realise that many of us have been using way too much gear then we actually need to use.
How often do you hear and read of cycles approaching the 1.5-2 grams per week and beyond?
I know I have been guilty of this.
But the truth of the matter is that we have all be using excessive amounts, and part of the problem as my understanding and experience has grown, I have found to be that much of the AAS theory out there is missguided and wrong.
I know longer believe in the class theory. There is no Class I and ClassII difference between steroids
one class being more androgenic than the other and binding more ‘advidly’ to the AR thereby directly causing muscular hypertrophy, while the other class works weakly on the AR, and therefore less suppressive, and operates by either increasing creatine retention and blunting catabolism.
This is all bunk theory! And the fact that as you build more muscle you grow more androgen receptors, therefore you need to use more gear? Total B.S!
I don’t think your body creates anymore androgen receptors at all.
From my experience and knowledge I have picked up, I now am a firm believer that all AAS really does is suppress adrenal fuction - the gland that secretes cortisol - The catabolic steroid you naturally produce that causes retention of water, accumulation of fat, and skeletal muscle loss.
Once suppression of adrenal function is adequately achieved using more steroids is not going to cause more suppression. The notion that you develop more androgen receptors and therefore need more AAS to bind to these receptors is missguided, and therefore the idea of needing to use more and more AAS is as well.
Basically the body fights to achieve homeostasis by producing the binding globulins to bind up free AAS. Once your body catches up in this process, there isn’t much else you can do, as your gains will return simularly to that of being natural. Going off gear, waiting, then returing back on is the only option to kick start the process of hypertrophy again.
Timing peaks in diet, training, rest, with the start of a new cycle is what gets you past your previous plateau, not increasing dosages.
The key is giving enough time between cycle to allow your body to normalize.
I still advocate the test taper hughely in this process - and even more so, as allowing the body to plunge from having fully supressed adrenal functions for long periods of time to none at all over a short period is very unhealthy.
So to sum up, in the end yes gear may become way more expensive, but lets get real, most of us has been using way more than we actually need, -erring hugely on the wrong side of caution and pissing probably a good 3/4 of it into the toilet unused and bound.