Hi, this is my first post here.
I wanted to ask about the use of anabolic steroids in improving performance in the clean and jerk and snatch. I compete strictly on an amateur level as I started way too late in life to have any chance of making it big but nevertheless I still very much enjoy the sport and wish to go beyond my peak.
The term “anabolic” is usually something I try to avoid while training due to fear of being thrust into a more competitive weight category though I am not worried about a little hypertrophy. My question pertains more to the strength/power gains. Do steroids actually improve the firing rate of muscle fibers and the number of muscle fibers recruited per motor unit?
Has anyone experienced improvements in the olympic lifts as a result of cyclical steroid use?
My plan is to get my feet a little wet so I have a few questions.
What would be considered a very light cycle for beginners? Even if the gains are extremely modest I’d at least like to try this route first.
Will a light cycle result in permanent erectile dysfunction and/or infertility?
Will it be possible for my natural testosterone levels to return back to normal after a cycle?
Is permanent liver damage and heart disease a strong likelihood in a first time user following the beginning and cessation after one light cycle?
Thanks for your time.