For the first time in my life I have a meet to look forward to. Not an actual sanctioned powerlifting meet but more of a challenge between two lifting partners. My lifting partner of about 5 years and I have been talking some shit lately and finally decided that this winter we were going to have a 2 man deadlift/squat/bench contest. My friend is about 10 years older than me and was quite strong back in the day, and finally I think between him losing some strength and myself gaining some I feel I can challenge him.
Anyway, I have read about some people using substances such as methyltestosterone and halotestin before meets to increase overall performance. I personally have never tried those drugs as I understand the sides to be heavy and the gains to be unkeepable. I know of one very strong powerlifter in my gym that claims he eats halos like skittles the day of a meet. But this guy also does shit that I would never do.
So what I am looking for is actual first hand knowledge of what these or any other drugs that would fit my cause are capable of. I understand that the gains are momentary, but are they actually there. Take note that at the time of the comp I will be right in the middle to end of a test/deca/drol cycle.
Several concerns that have prevented me from using these types of drugs to this day are:
obviously very harsh on the body, liver especially.
possible injury due to sudden increase in intensity
wasting money due to temporary gains
it is not easy to source methyltest or halos compared to test/deca etc.