How do Anabolic Steroids Work?

Anabolic steroids are substances derived from the hormone testosterone and are known mainly for their effects on muscles (muscle hypertrophy). However, these substances also have other effects, harmful to health, that can put the consumer’s life at risk.

These substances have clinical uses and, therefore, many of them are legally produced by pharmaceutical laboratories and can be prescribed, under medical guidance, for the treatment of certain pathologies, such as correcting hormonal insufficiency.


However, by increasing muscle mass, when taken in doses higher than those recommended for therapeutic purposes and in conjunction with weight training, these substances have been increasingly sought after and used by athletes to improve physical performance and by ordinary people to obtain a better aesthetic appearance.

When these substances are taken by healthy individuals, who obtain the doping substances illegally, without prescription and medical control, there is no supervision over the doses used, the conditions under which they are applied or the time they are taken.

Anabolic steroids can cause dangerous side effects, both physical and psychological, motivated mainly by hormonal dysregulation, overload of the liver and kidneys. In women, there may be a thickening of the voice, increased body hair, menstrual irregularities or clitoral growth, for example. In men, on the other hand, there is a risk of gynecomastia, reduced testicles, loss of libido, decreased number of sperm or baldness.

In my opinion, the answer lies in very broad and complex reasons in our society. Nowadays, the social demands to be “more” and better are increasing and the visceral “need” to win, in the face of the “loser / winner” dichotomy, is also increasing.

The 8 best exercise to train your man boobs away

Your good intentions of this year are bearing fruit. And that was also possible once. From the beginning of the year you will walk into the gym and then the next day you will not be able to walk down the stairs due to the muscle pain. Slowly you start to build up those gains and see results. Yet everyone has a ‘problem area’.

For one person, these are the lower abdominal muscles that remain covered by layer of fat. The other can, no matter how heavy and no matter how often there is being spawned, do not breed calves and the other does not make a progression in terms of chest muscles. And because men do not have breasts, the unnecessary fat can still accumulate causing man boobs. Do you suffer from this? These are the best exercises to get rid of:

T Push-Ups

Start in a standard push-up position. Hands slightly wider than the shoulders and elbows stretched. Keep your core tight and lower your upper body until your chest touches the ground. Go back up vigorously and point one hand in the direction of the ceiling and turn your upper body along until a T-shape is formed. Return to the starting position and repeat with the other hand.

Diamond Push-Ups

Start again in a standard push-up position, but place your hands directly under your chest so that your thumb and forefingers touch each other. Bring your body down. It is important that your elbows remain close to your body. Then bring your body up again and repeat this exercise.

Plyo Push-Ups

Standard push-up position, hands slightly wider than your shoulders and your elbogen stretched. Bring your body to the ground by bending your elbows. When you get to the ground, you push yourself strongly and quickly. Because of the powerful and rapid movement, your hands get off the ground. Try to fold at the highest point and land in the starting position. Then repeat this exercise.

Dive Bomber Push-Ups

Place your hands on the floor, slightly wider than your shoulders. Strengthen your body and place your legs as wide as your hands. Bring your ass upwards, creating an inverted V. Then you bring your body to the ground and before your chin touches the floor you slide your body forward so your chest comes forward and your back is hollow. Keep your arms straight and your head up. Hold this position for a few seconds and return to the starting position by reversing the exercise.

Standing Military Press

Place a bar on a squat rack at chest highest. Place the desired weight on the rod (less is more). Grab the bar with a wider grip than your shoulders. Bend your knees and place the weight high on your chest. Lift the rod in a straight vertical line above your head until your arms are straight.

Tempo Push-Ups

Standard push-up position, hands again slightly wider than the shoulders and elbows extended. Now you do a normal push-up, but then in a controlled slow-motion tempo.

Single-Arm Rotation

Grab a light dumbbell. Raise your arm and bend your elbow to a 90-degree angle with your palms facing forward. Move your arm forward until it is parallel to the floor. Repeat this exercise at a controlled speed.

Narrow Grip Bench Press

In this exercise, go for more repetitions with a lower weight instead of a heavy weight with only two repetitions. Lie flat on the bench and grab the bar with a narrow grip and keep your arms straight. Inhale, lower the bar until it touches your chest. Hold this position for one second and return the rod to the starting position. Hold the starting position for one second and lower the rod. Repeat this exercise.

Tips to keep your beard nice

Jan, Piet, Joris and Corneel had it. Beards! The beard has existed in our existence since time immemorial. The beard is in 2016! Not only the short stubble, but also the big beards that can be styled, beards that you can be proud of. Of course it always remains to be seen whether a lady likes you with a beard and if you can grow a nice beard at all. Do you want a nice beard? Then you have to maintain it well.

Are you blessed with a beautiful beard? Then you are proud of it. It is not just something to keep a beard. It is not something like going to the supermarket and coming home with what you want. A beard requires patience and effort. The moment you intend to leave your beard, you do not have that much maintenance for the first two weeks. It grows quickly, because you throw the razor blades aside and you do not need to do anything. Even if you do not know what the result of your beard growth is, you can always make a start. Always remember in advance what you want, what your goal is and where you want to work. Do you want a nice curly mustache, let it grow. Do you want a long beard, then realize that it takes a lot of time and that you can get frustrated regularly by the point of itching, because it seems to grow so slowly. There is hope! Because once you reach that point. Your patience is put to the test and your perseverance is excellent. You have a beard. And then?

Tips to keep your beard nice


The most important tip is washing your beard. There will be food along your hair, sometimes a drink along your mustache. You are unknowingly picking your beard a lot of times a day and this causes all kinds of dirty bacteria. Research shows that many beards are dirty and full of food waste and all kinds of bacteria that can even make you sick. That is why it is important to wash your beard regularly. You can do this best with regular shampoo, but keep your mouth closed during rubbing. There are also many other cleaning products on the market to wash your beard, but ordinary shampoo is fine. Washing everything with water does not make any sense; you do not wash your hands and your hair with only water. Do this on a regular basis and your beard does not only smell delicious, it is also nice and clean.


Because beard hairs are rough and dry after showering, it is best to buy an oil for your beard. Beard oil is for sale at most barbers. The costs are relatively low and if you regularly – and especially after washing the beard – smear it with beard oil, it not only gives your beard a fresh look, it is also nourishing, smells good and your hair becomes softer. Oils have been brought to the market in various brands and fragrances and of course this is very personal. Look at a barber if they have something for you.

Brushing and combing

To have a nice beard, you have to comb it regularly or brush it. You can use a regular comb for this, but the tangles in your beard are often intense, especially if you have a curly beard. A comb can hurt, because it takes the skin off your cheeks or chin. It is good to do this occasionally. In addition, a special brush has been placed on the market for beards. It has thick hair and looks a bit like an old-fashioned brush to brush your shoes, but much smaller. The brush has fine hair and is pricey in purchase, but lasts a long time. Brush once a day gives all the effect of a full, straight beard.

Shave and cut

Not only do you have to care for a beard. In order not to have a too big beard, styling is a good starting point. In addition, it is useful to keep the contours of the beard line with a razor blade. Of course this is just what you want, and what the length of your beard is. A contour line starts at the sideburns and runs all the way along your face (above your neck and on your cheeks) to the other side of your face. Some men consciously choose to grow hair on the neck, others shave this right. But to come neatly for the day – which man does not want it now – it is useful to think about what you want.

Think also of the material that you will use. To keep contour lines neat you can visit a barber, but you can easily do it yourself with a folding razor blade. You do not even need to use shaving foam, but a normal razor with multiple blades is also sufficient. However, it is not recommended to use a shaver, this really does not work.

What you could also keep with yourself is the sides of your beard, so that the trimmed contours are not only beautiful, but also the hair growth of your beard. You will not get a collar under your face and the beard will fall nicely in one direction. Let someone else do this, because you can not access everything yourself. It is useful to do this with a pair of scissors, but you can also trim this yourself with an electric trimmer.