After seeing the results of steroids cycles on people that we know, it's obvious to take for granted that these anabolic substances always work.

The question is: is it always true?

You may be surprised to hear that there are some cases or situations where they don't work as well.

Some people take anabolic drugs with the purpose of building a perfect body for "commercial use" like fashion, thinking that after only a few months they are going to become bodybuilding icons.

Many of them, though, end up being very disappointed and the results are far away from what they hoped.

What Can Make Steroids Ineffective?

There are a few situations where even drugs don't work, and in this article I am going to tell you when that may happen.

Low Doses

SteroidsThis is the obvious one, they don't work as hoped when the doses are lower than recommended. Especially when purchased on the black market, drugs don't always contain the correct doses that they claim.

Ok so, what not just take higher doses?

This is a wrong way of thinking. When you take steroids (hopefully only under medical supervision), you have to start with low doses, and increase the quantity slowly, or keep them low for as long as the results are satisfactory.

Wrong Diet

It is true that when you are on steroids you can train every day (even twice a day) because your body recovers almost immediately, and that you can build big muscles fast.

But even with that in mind, it is still necessary to eat right, and have a calorie surplus of at least 500-750 calories a day.

Bodybuilders often share their stories, and something they always do is eat every 2-3 hours. The intentionally wake up at night to have their night meals.

It really sounds like a horrible life to me, but if you are crazy and want to be on drugs to get do what you gotta do!

Otherwise only experience the side effects of anabolic steroids without growing big muscles!


Plain and simple: if anabolic drugs are the seeds, your body is the soil.

A fertile soil gives a good harvest even with few seeds, a sandy and barren one gives mediocre results even with over seeding.

The results depend on the fibers and on the length ratio between muscles and tendons.

If you don't have good genetics, you have lower potential than others, there's nothing you can do about it. Anabolic drugs won't change that.

Wrong or Ineffective Training

Remember, for anabolic drugs to be effective you need to train properly.

Especially HIIT (high intensity interval training) is known for enhancing the result of drugs, which allows to reach the best results even with lower doses (and lower side effects).

This type of training also helps your body to produce more testosterone.

Read more about Lift Heavy Weights to Boost Testosterone


Don't be fooled thinking that you just take some drugs and you get big with an awesome body and a fabulous six pack.

No, it doesn't work that way. Anabolic drugs work when combined with all the other required factors: diet, training, genetics and correct doses.

Without all the components you might be very disappointed (and, one day, sick).


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