[quote]Large Dave wrote:
Dude while I agree somewhat with the reactions of the others how have replied to you, I will attempt to give you an answer to your question.
You will probably never get as much “bang for your buck” from legal supps as you would from steroids. BUT they are illegal for a reason and if you are caught using you will more than likely be banned from the sport. if you love MMA that much is it worth it.
also would you be able to look at your self in the mirror in 10 years knowing you got to where you are with “help”. Lets face it, if you make it then it won’t have been all you and if you don’t you couldn’t even make it without drugs.
Hope that makes YOUR desision easier.
In my humble opinion, they are illegal for NO good reason.
But I salute you for bringing the post back to the original question, because it truly is an interesting one.
I think the majority (well, OK, maybe just me!) of us roid users feel that the juice should really be the last resort taken once all natural paths have been exhausted. One’s training (especially one’s time in the gym to really understand their particular body and what stimulus it responds to best.
Sorry, I’m not one who thinks certain excercises are musts for optimum gain for everyone…squats work for many, but not all), one’s diet (this is where alot of folks don’t pay enough attention too), and one’s sleeping habits are paramount for not only establishing the best natural environment for growth and strength, but also best for building one’s discipline in putting the focus on these areas.
Part of this natural journey should (in my opinion) include copious amounts of supplementation. But just like roids, dependence on supplements instead of the other foundations (training, diet, sleep) is a no-win situation.
There will be a point where natural training + supps + good diet + good sleep won’t get you what you might want. This is where I believe the use of roids trumps the supps.
Now, every good roid user will state that you should maintain your training, diet, sleep, and supplementation even after beginning steroids (disclaimer again: in my opinion). And as mentioned above with regards to supps, roids should not be looked upon as any sort of replacement whatsoever for the foundation stuff.
OK, I’m off my soapbox now.