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When to Start ?


#1

If you have the purpose of enhancing athletic performance with steroids, isn't the age of 21+ too late ? shouldnt you start at 18~ or earlier ?

I mean... can you gain more explosive power (run significantly faster)with juice taken at 21+ ? arent u loosing explosive power after like 20 naturally ?


#2

no. use them when you cannot achieve the gains from food and hard work anymore. when you cant pack on pounds anymore!


#3

You are never too old to start and see improvements.

I would recommend taking your natual ability to it's maximum before adding anything.

I am 36 and still competing in combat sport along side guys 10 years younger so age should not even be an issue at your age....


#4

if your goal is to play pro in your respective sport.....and you are a marginal draft pick/prospect....i would say the answer is easy to figure out (morality and fair play aside).

you have a limited window of opportunity.


#5

This is talked about a lot. Everybody always says wait until you've got a solid base of muscle and have come closer to your "genetic limit" and I completely agree. But the only time I believe that you should use aas or other performance enhancing drugs before this is if you have the chance to make significant financial gain/athletic success than the choice is obvious. Steroids are rampant in college football.