One of the main factors in the successful use of anabolic steroids is the correct reorganization of training. In general, training while using steroids is not much different from conventional training programs , however, there are some accents and features that we will discuss in this article.
Classic training programs:
- Training program for beginners
- Training program for professionals
You can practice these programs under a number of conditions for maximum results.
It is known that when using steroids, you can and should train more often and more intensely. However, this does not imply that you have to exhaust yourself with loads every day. Muscles require rest as well as during normal training. It is optimal to load one muscle group once every 4-7 days. To do this, you can make a triple split workout (break all muscle groups into 3 parts, each of which will fall on a specific day) and do it every other day. Do not forget that you need to sleep at least 8-10 hours a day. Also, if possible, polyphasic sleep is desirable.
2. Reps and sets
The number of sets and reps does not differ from the usual training:
- Exercise – 2-3 per muscle group
- Sets – 3 – 4 per exercise
- Reps – 6-8
3. Duration of training
The optimal training duration is 1-2 hours.
4. Warm up
Steroids significantly increase strength in a short time, while the level of strength of the tendons and cartilage remains the same, as a result of which the risk of injury increases. Therefore, always do a thorough warm-up . If you are seriously injured, the effectiveness of the course will decrease dramatically, as you will not be able to continue to do full-fledged workouts.
5. High-intensity training
You need to create the maximum growth stimulating effect on the muscles during the cycle. This can be achieved by progressively increasing weights and using elements of high-intensity training .
Start the cycle with a medium intensity workout (your usual workout) and increase the intensity continuously throughout the cycle. With each new workout, you have to work with heavier weights, so after each visit to the gym, the muscles will receive super stimulation, which will ensure intense muscle growth.
Do not increase the load abruptly from the very beginning of the cycle, as in this case there will not be enough opportunities for progress in the future, moreover, it is dangerous to health. It is optimal to achieve a 30% gradual increase in weights from the beginning of the cycle to its end.
Training after a course of anabolic steroids
It is important to know not only how to exercise during the cycle, but also after it. At the end of the intake of anabolic steroids, the testosterone level drops below the initial one, and if appropriate preventive measures are not taken during this period, then after a month all the results will be lost.
PCT required after cycle
As soon as you stop taking anabolic steroids, start reducing the intensity of your workouts. The concept of intensity includes, first of all, weight and amount of exercise, as well as the duration of the workout (many advise to reduce it to 30-40 minutes). The higher the intensity, the more the muscles are exposed to the load.
So, if you started the cycle with 100% intensity, by the end of the cycle you reached 130%, a week after the cycle, the intensity should decrease to 70%, and after 2 weeks to 50%!
Thus, 2 weeks after the cycle, you should leave the gym without feeling tired. If you continue to exercise according to the previous program, your muscles will begin to rapidly deteriorate under the influence of powerful catabolic processes. At the same time, you need to try to maintain large weights (to give the muscles sufficient stimulation), but reduce the number of repetitions and increase the rest between sets. High-repetitive workouts are not recommended as they activate catabolic processes more strongly.
After 4 weeks after the cycle, you can increase the load up to 80%, after another 2 weeks up to 100%, after which you can continue to exercise as usual.