The odd spotty zit, a lack of the old hardy, a headache from the tablets that a once spunk bubble of an arse hole dealer sold me years ago, that turned out to be something from his mums medicine cabinet throw out day (he ended up eating them all), but really nothing at to be bothered about.
Steroids, yep I know them just about as good as anyone around this shit tip world and that is a fact. Most of ‘em know the scientific names off by heart better than me any day and can even recite their basic molecular structure whilst snapping their knackers together like a pair of Spanish maracas (spell?) but really, look at the picture of my face my friend!
Does it look as if I give a fuck? I know what most gears feel like and what they do when they are in the body, what combinations and how they react in almost all cycles and stacks. Why? Because I have took them, trained on them for myself and hundreds of champs over the world. Hey, anyone can read a book and learn a word or two - agree?
What I can say is that I have not taken this insulin shit and trained on it. You can now ask yourselves how can he comment about it?”
I can, simply because I have seen so many people try and get their levels as close to the norm as possible. It is my own opinion and I am not giving you advice on how to take it, I am saying that if you do, then here are the problems that can occur - and do! I don’t know the totally correct or indeed safest way to advise on something that can cause so much problems to a healthy body when there is no need for it at all.
Like many other people, I would seek the best advice possible if I could. Even then, could I be that sure? Of course not - that is why the margins are so small. Too risky me old sparras. Why fuck up the blood sugar level that is most likely working perfectly well? You have no idea how quick you can die using this shit if you get it wrong. What price low fat?
There has been, however, many unfortunate people who have died as a result of taking other shit along with steroids and we all know it. The press get a hold of it and it’s bye bye bodybuilding reputation once again. As we are about to look at the insulin problem as we know it now, I can say that there has been quite a few deaths because of it and yet we only get to know about it when a bodybuilder dies! How come?
Steroids were said to be so bad for us long ago even before anyone they had really tested them. They also said that we would suffer in time to come as we bodybuilders did not know what the long term side effects of steroids would be. Apparently, we were to suffer and find out ourselves in time.
I think the twat who said that was writing the paper with his top lip stapled up. He or she, wrote it so long ago that I don’t think that there has been anything on this planet that has had more of a chance to wait for bad side effects than steroids have.
What is Insulin?
Millions of people around the world who suffer from Diabetes, rely on insulin every day in order to keep them alive. They need this because Diabetes occurs when the gland that lies behind the stomach, called the pancreas, fails to produce sufficient insulin which is needed to handle the starches and sugars (carbs) that we eat.
These in turn are broken down to a sugar substance called glucose; insulin is needed to convert glucose to energy. If our bodies cannot produce it naturally, then many problems can occur. Please bear with me whilst I try and explain the care that diabetics have to take in order to live an ordinary day to day life and stay alive.
Basically what happens is that without the necessary amounts of insulin required, the levels of glucose in the blood rises and actually spills over into the urine which in turn causes large volumes of urine to be passed. The body, not being able to convert the glucose to energy, then becomes excessively tired. If this problem is not treated with insulin, several other symptoms then can follow immediately which usually are: extreme thirst, vomiting and drowsiness for a start.
The extreme problem that diabetics have to watch out for is a ‘Hypo’ or an Insulin Reaction. ‘Hypo’ is short for hypoglycaemia which actually means ‘low blood sugar’. I have been told that ‘Hypos’ can actually occur for no apparent reason but are mainly brought on if a sufferer also either does one or more of the following:
- Takes more exercise than they normally would
- Eat less than the correct dietary allowance required
- Miss or postpone a meal or snack
- Inject the wrong dose of insulin
I feel that this section is so important that all of the other symptoms need highlighting also. These can be as follows:
- Blurred vision
- Tingling sensations in lips, fingers or tongue
One other terrible side effect from an incorrect dosage of insulin is that you could slip into a coma from which death can also occur. With the greatest of respect to all those who suffer from Diabetes, I have learned from my colleagues and friends who are sufferers that obviously life has to be changed around and it can be awkward at first, but in order to lead a normal life, all the proper procedures have to be followed to the letter.
They are advised and instructed in the correct methods of how to get their diets right, take adequate rest, eat adequate meals and snacks and also to administer the correct amount of insulin required for the day. By doing so, life would gradually get back to normal. One can only guess that it can be a traumatic time to learn that one is diabetic, but one that can and has to be adjusted to I am sure.
Lowering Body Fat
Unfortunately, many people in the bodybuilding world (and outside of it) have taken insulin on board as the newest aid to achieving levels of lower body fat percentages that were never dream of before in competition preparation or general all round conditioning.
The other main reason for it’s use is especially as an assistant to growth hormone and it’s use in training for body mass. There’s no denying that it works and all to well at that. The problem is that most people including myself do not know enough about it to advise an absolute correct and safe method to assure the user that they will be fine.
A person could use insulin for quite some time and have no problem, but in reality, the dosages are measured in such a way so that the person who has actually has a deficiency can bring his normal body levels up to par just for the day ahead alone. On each day that persons blood sugar level could be high or low and so therefore the insulin levels must be adjusted accordingly as one could expect.
Someone I know personally who is using insulin for training purposes only and is not diabetic has been rushed into hospital on two occasions so far with near serious circumstances. He has been lucky - so far! I have tried to explain that it can be that close a thing to get wrong that is it really worth the risk of dying rather than dieting that little bit longer?
It is as simple as this, if your calculations are wrong by the slightest mar- gins you can die - period! You could fall into a coma and also die, the margin of error is that close.
Sterngass Jon, Controversy! Steroids, 2011
Duchaine Daniel, Underground Steroid Handbook II, 2006
Hart Mick, Laymans Guides to Steroids
Hart Mick, Laymans Guides II - Return of the Syringe
Hart Mick, Laymans Guides III - Return of the Syringe
Hardcore, Complete Steroid Handbook, 2004