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Steroids When 16-22?

This is purely for information purposes, not an actual personal endevour.

I was just wondering, would it be deemed “acceptable” for a ‘younger’ guy whos dream is to be a fitness model/professional bodybuilder to use AAS if they were in the age bracket of being too young, (16-22 years old).

This is of course assuming they’ve trained since about 12 years old, have spot on diet, and have all the right PCT and cycle planning necessary, so not the typical teen gym noob who just wants to get big, but someone who needs that edge to get where they want to be in life, and do the job they dream to do?

I was just intrigued as to what your opinions are on the topic, thanks.

you’re too young. No one is going to green light your steroid use, no matter how hypothetically you phrase the question.

Stay in school, don’t do drugs (til college).

ahaha this is not a hypothetical question? im 29 years old and have done 3 cycles in the past?
properly with good training and diet, and pct

This is actually just because i was interested in the athletes in the fitness industry, because i know that some athletes do use AAS and are very successful in what they do.

So please actually answer the question properly without bashing.

I personally believe if they are truely determined to be the best and are as prepared and responsible and educated as humanly possible then I don’t see a huge issue. There are risks no matter what your age maybe more or less at certain ages but none the less… how ever I am biased as I was 19 when I did my first cycle while I was in the Army looking for a edge and have used very regularly since.

Did my first cycle at 22, can’t imagine doing it at 16… I would’ve killed someone or something crazy

I did a cycle of andorstenidone when I was 16 (it may have been something else, who teh fuck know what you got on the internet in 1998?) because Mark McGwire used it to bash all those homers (obviously). I blame it for stopping my growth (I was 6’5 at 16 and haven’t grown since), potentially causing ED (I suffered for it for years, it graadually got worse) and eventual hypogonadism (I was primary before testicular cancer, and even worse after). I don’t blame it for causing my TC, but who knows?

Anyways, bad idea. Even something as benign as prohormone have, for me, at least lasting impacts that can potentially be tied to it. Not good.

yeahh see Reed i agree with you here, since generally if they think they can make it in the industry they will be on the higher end of the genetic scale, and shouldnt respond with too many bad sides, one would think (and hope).

But yes i do believe 16 is too young in any case (unless for medical reasons) although an 18 or 19 year old who literally NEEDS that medical enhancement to look a certain way for a job would be one of few reasons to use AAS at such a young age.

[quote]DPS85 wrote:
ahaha this is not a hypothetical question? im 29 years old and have done 3 cycles in the past?
properly with good training and diet, and pct

This is actually just because i was interested in the athletes in the fitness industry, because i know that some athletes do use AAS and are very successful in what they do.

So please actually answer the question properly without bashing.[/quote]

my apologies. Usually questions like yours are being asked by teenagers who think their case is special and it’s ok for them to use

[quote]VTBalla34 wrote:
I did a cycle of andorstenidone when I was 16 (it may have been something else, who teh fuck know what you got on the internet in 1998?) because Mark McGwire used it to bash all those homers (obviously). I blame it for stopping my growth (I was 6’5 at 16 and haven’t grown since), potentially causing ED (I suffered for it for years, it graadually got worse) and eventual hypogonadism (I was primary before testicular cancer, and even worse after). I don’t blame it for causing my TC, but who knows?

Anyways, bad idea. Even something as benign as prohormone have, for me, at least lasting impacts that can potentially be tied to it. Not good.[/quote]
I wanted to lol at first but then it started getting bad and a lol no longer seemed appropriate

[quote]VTBalla34 wrote:
I did a cycle of andorstenidone when I was 16 (it may have been something else, who teh fuck know what you got on the internet in 1998?) because Mark McGwire used it to bash all those homers (obviously). I blame it for stopping my growth (I was 6’5 at 16 and haven’t grown since), potentially causing ED (I suffered for it for years, it graadually got worse) and eventual hypogonadism (I was primary before testicular cancer, and even worse after). I don’t blame it for causing my TC, but who knows?

Anyways, bad idea. Even something as benign as prohormone have, for me, at least lasting impacts that can potentially be tied to it. Not good.
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also I haven’t grown since I was 14 and I wasn’t already a giant so…