Steroids have been around in the fitness industry since the seventies when they were legal. Nowadays, using steroids to enhance muscular strength and mass has become an underground market since they have become illegal for this purpose. Of course, the illegality of taking steroids for recreational use has not stopped fitness enthusiasts from continuing to take these chemicals. All you have to do is visit Gold's Gym and chances are you'll see at least one patron (male or female) on steroids. Unless you don't value your health it would be a very unwise decision to take steroids other than for legitimate medical reasons. The undesirable side effects of steroids are so numerous it would make your head spin.
Side-effects of taking steroids in males:
Side-effects of taking steroids in females:
Side-effects of taking steroids for both genders:
These lists of side effects are not all-inclusive. Still want to take steroids? You better think again.
Brian Danley, CFT
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.