When it comes to getting the most out of your training and building as much muscle as possible while burning fat at the same time, the secret to success is really to make sure your body is producing the right hormones in the right quantities. Every bodybuilder knows how effective testosterone is in telling the body to produce more muscle and to build more strength, and growth hormone is also an equally effective substance for building tissue while getting rid of excess fat.
For these reasons, bodybuilders are always looking for new ways to boost their hormone levels and there are two ways they can do this: with Anadrol and with growth hormone.
What is Anadrol?
Anadrol is a steroid that is banned by the IFBB and is illegal to use without a prescription. Unlike other steroids, it doesn’t have a particular affinity for binding with the androgen receptor but rather works by focussing on improving protein synthesis. This makes it one of the most potent steroids on the market, but also one of the most dangerous. Common side effects include nausea and sickness, along with hair loss, erectile dysfunction, the development of breasts, restlessness, acne, hair on the chin and chest, insomnia, paranoia, aggression, and more. In the long term, it can be devastating and may even lead to cancer.
What is Growth Hormone?
Growth hormone meanwhile is a hormone produced naturally by the pituitary glands. This is a powerful substance for stimulating the building of muscles while burning fat and is what tells our body to repair itself while we sleep.
Some bodybuilders will thus try and boost their body’s ability to repair and grow by taking synthetic growth hormones through injections. This is illegal, however, and can cause a number of unwanted side effects, potentially causing existing tumors to grow, causing the jaw and other features to become enlarged, and possibly causing heart problems.
Fortunately, there are safe alternatives for bodybuilders who want these effects without the serious risks. Supplements can boost both testosterone and growth hormone completely safely and naturally. These work by providing the body with potent amino acids and using other ingredients to stimulate the testes and pituitary gland to produce more of the hormones naturally.
You can also use supplements alongside changes in your diet and regime which can further put your body into overdrive. Introduce more compound movements such as squats and deadlifts into your training along with high-intensity running to flush the body with growth hormones. On top of this, make sure you are eating plenty of red meat and try starting your day with whole eggs.
For ‘hard gainers’, drinking lots of full-fat milk can provide the body with tons of protein and carbs, as well as giving you lots of cholesterol which your body will turn into testosterone during the night. Make sure to get plenty of rest and sleep, and consider taking a hot shower before bed. With all these changes, you’ll find you get impressive results with no need to turn to drugs.