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#1

i read a lot on sites lik tnation and similar sites about AAS but i still feel quite ignorant on the subject. i dont plan on cycling anytime soon (within the next year at least) but id still like to know much more for when i do decide im ready to begin training with this sort of help. im not asking for any cycle advice or for anyone to tell me im ready to begin cycling because i already know the answer. im simply asking if you guys could point me to legitimate sources to learn more about AAS and everything involved with it. it seems like most posters in this forum are educated so where did you guys get your info besides the years of experience it took?


#2

I think the best thing to do is to keep researching cycles on your own, but also see what threads pop up here with questions and keep reading the answers. Read through all the stickies, do T-Nation searches for things that pop up in threads that you’re not sure about, find some steroid profiles through a google search, etc.


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#4

thanks guys. ive been reading through forums and sites for about the past year and still feel i only know the tip of the iceberg. im also headed into a bio related field in college so maybe all the chem/bio will help gradually clear things up for me

but basically there is no “Steroid Bible” so to speak? no one source that will give me everything id like to know


#5

You do need to be careful about forums… some forums have some really odd information on them that is honestly just horrible advice. I’m trying to recall an example, but can’t, but you’ll come across them… and hopefully at that time, you’ll know better.


#6

look up the anabolics 20xx series of books from William Llewellyn

the newest one out is 2011 its his 10th one I believe thats good basic reading to get someone started in understanding what does what


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#8

I always love seeing what you have to say BBB it is always funny and enlightening. I am currently an incoming college freshman studying what seems to be similar to what you have a degree in.


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#10

i ahve always mainntained that my degrees engineering/leadership/mba basically tought me how to think in a structured manner / schedule my time / prove that im not a total retard…thats about it. The rest comes from life.


#11

[quote]bushidobadboy wrote:

[quote]RyFry wrote:
I always love seeing what you have to say BBB it is always funny and enlightening. I am currently an incoming college freshman studying what seems to be similar to what you have a degree in.[/quote]

Thanks for the kind words. In exchange I offer you this:

NEVER blindly accept what they teach you at university. Sure, if it’s some well-established FACT, like ‘the cranium sits atop the cervical spine’, i.e. you can see it for yourself and verify its accuracy, then that’s OK.

But anything more complicated/less obvious should be met with an open, enquiring mind.

Example: I was sat in a general diagnosis lecture when I heard “Steroids cause primary liver cancer” from the lecturer.

I went up to him afterwards… “So if steroids - and it would be ORAL steroids, since injectables do not affect the liver that way - cause primary liver cancer, why, after trawling thorough pubmed for over 2 hours last night, could I not find one single case, let alone a cohort study?”

He basically avoided the question, mumbling about hos primary liver cancer was very rare. Even so, we now have a group of around 90 chiro students (now actual chiros, most of them) who firmly believe that steroids (all of them) cause primary liver cancer. Just another years’ cohort of ‘health professionals’ who will likely demonise a thing they don’t understand.

But that’s not really the point. I too am guilty of all sorts of blind following of incorrect information. We all are and will be until we die, but as long as we appreciate that, it gives us a level of awareness that we need to question the world around us, because sacred cows and private agendas are rife and only the thinking man may seek to undo or right some of these ‘wrongs’.

BUT, learn to pick your battles too. There’s no point trying to find out the ‘truth’ ALL the time. Only those things/areas which are important to you, need to be seen in a clear light.

I can probably sum all this up in one line:

Maintain a healthy skepticism, but do not let that skepticism poison you to the world around you; it’s not a bad place :wink:

Good luck with your studies!

BBB[/quote]

Haha thanks for the advice! maybe i’ll show Ct a thing or two :wink: lmao


#12

[quote]bigbird61 wrote:
i read a lot on sites lik tnation and similar sites about AAS but i still feel quite ignorant on the subject. i dont plan on cycling anytime soon (within the next year at least) but id still like to know much more for when i do decide im ready to begin training with this sort of help. im not asking for any cycle advice or for anyone to tell me im ready to begin cycling because i already know the answer. im simply asking if you guys could point me to legitimate sources to learn more about AAS and everything involved with it. it seems like most posters in this forum are educated so where did you guys get your info besides the years of experience it took?[/quote]

besides reading stickies and other threads, there is an underground steroid book by douchain its pretty old like 1990 but it’s still worth looking at i’d assume