I’m interested in what happens to lean muscle gains after steroids are stopped.
in the short term some muscle must be lost, not just water i mean lean mass.
lets say you gain 40 pounds during a period of steroid cycles and lets say that if everything else was the same but you didnt use steroids you’d have gained 15 pounds over the same period.
what happens after the steroids are stopped, do you
- retain more than 15 pounds, i.e. end up further along in lean mass terms than you would have been if natural
- lose 25 pounds and go back to what you would have looked like anyway if natural
- lose more than 25 pounds as a ‘crash’ consequence, natural t suppression etc and actually end up worse off.
or something else?
if it’s option 2 or 3 then steroids are just a temporary boost and not useful as a shortcut to retained gains
perhaps you have some experiences to share, or strategies you’ve developed.