Rise of the Roids
Steroids is always a bumpy topic of discussion, due to those who use it - believe in it, and those who don’t - dislike it. Regardless of who likes steroid and who doesn’t, the fact is, more and more people are ‘juicing’.
Let’s face the facts.
Steroid usage among young people has risen from 0.1% of the UK population to 0.4, meaning and additional 19,000 people are using the drug last year. That’s pretty alarming.
There are many reasons being battered around the web as to why this is happening, but I have one. Society. There’s been a large rise in men wanting to look good (catching up with women I suppose). That’s not sexist by the way, it’s always been known that women take more pride in their looks than men, hence the cosmetic industry being mostly aimed at women.
Most of the reality TV shows feature men who are ‘gym fit’ and Instagram is full of muscular men, supplement athletes, 6 packs, male models and so on. This puts a lot of pressure on younger men, and some are taking extreme measures to ‘be one of them’, and that’s steroids.
Why do people use steroids? They work, simple as that, but they come with some very nasty side effects. Some of which include; hair loss, liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease, irritability, mood swings, anger, high blood pressure, shrinking of testicals, infertility. Doesn’t sound good does it. However, these are the risks young people are taking in order to bulk up, which to me is just crazy, but they clearly have their reasons.
Steroids simply speed up the muscle building journey, which sounds appealing, but to what cost? You can build a muscular, strong physique the natural way, with none of those side effects, you just have to be a little patient.
Those side effects are simply not worth the risk of just faster muscle growth. That’s my opinion anyway.