Before you start your first run with anabolic steroids, make sure that you’re psychologically ready. For many builders, no cycle is ever going to be more difficult than the first. You won’t know what to expect, you won’t be prepared for how your body is going to feel, and you’ll have a very hard time gauging just how hard you should push yourself. Following are a few considerations that will help you start the process of getting into the right mindset.
You Really Can’t Eat Anything And Everything You Want
Have you ever seen that guy at the gym who’s definitely getting bigger at a remarkable rate, but in a way that’s really not all that remarkable itself? This is the guy who’s using anabolic steroids to bulk up and who’s following his fairly mediocre workouts at the gym with all the fast food you can imagine. Bulking is not about bingeing. What you eat while you’re on anabolic steroids for bulking will play just as much of a role in determining the type of mass you put on as what you eat when you’re not using these products. Moreover, if you bulk the wrong way, you will unnecessarily increase your work during the cutting phase.
You Should Be Working Harder Than You Ever Have Before
A lot of bodybuilders are under the secretly-held and mistaken assumption that taking anabolic steroids is going to make their workouts easier. If you were struggling to lift a certain amount of weight for a specific amount of reps before, then you may find that this is suddenly easier. But this type of improvement isn’t what anabolic steroids are for. You shouldn’t be striving to do what you were doing before, albeit with more ease, your workouts should increase and their level of intensity and challenge should increase as well. If they aren’t, then you’re wasting your time and taking on the risk of side effects for basically nothing. Anabolic steroids are for performance enhancement. Don’t expect them to miraculously rip your body to shreds on their own. You have to do the work if you want the results.
Finally, don’t expect all of your physical components to rise to the challenge. Some soreness is to be expected. Get some good, on-cycle support, take plenty of breaks and always take extra care to pamper your body the whole way through.