Do you think that injuries are more prominent in steroid users because of the fact they can train so intensely while on steroids?
Just seems like odd coincidence that a lot of injuries are in the steroid forum
I dunno about that. It might seems like there are more injuries simply because there are fewer posters in this forum. The Over 35 forum is full of injuries as well, and again it’s a smaller group.
If I were to guess, I would say the people on cycle that post seem to be more consistent with their workouts rather than more intense. More like, I’ve spent this money, I’ve shot this stuff, I really need to keep the training a priority. If anything, I find that in most of the logs people say they know they can go harder but are holding back to keep it safe.
Just my thoughts…
I know because of my age (43 on Tuesday) - I can’t train like a kid, even when juiced up. I tried high frequency training and I it leaves my joints all fucked up. You can’t really grow when you can’t move your elbows, or knees.
Squats kill my knees. I have to use knee wraps with anything over 225. I got a leg press machine a couple of weeks ago, and despite the mantra here of “squats are king”, I doubt I will do that much squatting in the future.
My elbows are nine kinds of fucked up. I eat gluccosamine caps like they are candy and it is manageable.
I have found that high volume training. and training body parts only once a week, has been the best answer for keeping the joints from killing me and still making gains.
Incorporating more work with dumb bells - especially single limbed dumb bell exercises - has helped immensely as well.
Rainjack said it best. Most of the people here who are regular posters and mature enough to use AAS are in an age range where injuries will happen no matter what.
For me I can still go high frequency, but over a certain amount of weeks some joints keep flaring up. Left forearm, wright wrist, shoulders, low back, right knee…I can keep on going but will stop there or frighten everyone.
I don’t think that its because of the use of AAS. In my case I can’t think that a couple of cycles can compare with getting hit by a car at age 9, 5 years running with boots in the military, powerlifting before the name was coined and a motorcycle accident some 7 years ago. Stuff catches with you in due time, no matter what.
When I started lifting back in the early 80’s Arthur Jones had just delivered some Nautilus machines to the base where my family lived. They let personnel’s family train there at night and I still remember the sessions of full barbell squats, SLDL, Leg presses, Leg Curls, Leg Extensions and then over to calves. Still next day more work…and no pain whatsoever on the body.
I think that the focus on controlled tempo, flexing the weight and not locking out at the top positions really have helped me stay injury free in these past 5 years. Also going from squat, bench and deads 3 times per week to only 1 per week really eased up on the joints.
I don’t think people discuss enough how training changes as we age, perhaps because everyone thinks that they will be squatting, benching and deadlifting 4 times a week with running every day and going out to get hammered on JagerBombs every weekend like when we where young. Or was it only me???
One thing that has really changed 100% is the role that nutrition plays in my training. Before it was like anything to get inside, now its more like a science. Better results with less ingredients.
Hope this helps