Today, it is increasingly mono to hear the opinion that steroids are being used more and more in crossfit. Of course, with full confidence these statements can not be confirmed or refuted. However, a situation has long been brewing when this issue should be dealt with in detail. Perhaps there are crossfithers who use anabolic steroids, but these are isolated cases. This article is intended to explain the fact that it is not advisable to use steroids in CrossFit.
What is doping in crossfit?
To begin with, all doping preparations can be divided into two categories: hormonal and dietary supplements. We will consider hormones, since most people by the term “doping” primarily means steroids.
Steroids are drugs based synthetically derived from the male hormone – testosterone. It is testosterone that is responsible for muscle growth, increasing physical parameters of athletes. Of course, all this can be achieved only under the condition of high testosterone concentration. Today, it is steroids that continue to be the most effective means to improve athletic performance. At the same time, other drugs are increasingly being used, but about them are slightly lower.
Testosterone in its usual form is not suitable for use in order to gain weight or increase strength. This is due to the short duration of its half-life. In order for testosterone to work for a certain period of time sufficient to create a powerful anabolic background, it is necessary to modify its molecule.
One of the easiest ways is the etherization of a hormone. Simply put, an ester chain is added to the testosterone molecule. After the introduction of the ether is gradually separated from the hormone and testosterone molecules enter the blood. Note that the esters have different half-lives, ranging from a couple of days to several weeks.
Also, the testosterone molecule can be modified in other ways, which allowed us to study various anabolic drugs, for example, Nandrolone. In addition to steroids, athletes also use insulin, growth hormone, peptides, Erythropoietin, beta-blocker and beta-adrenergic agonist classes, etc. Of course, there is a possibility that the athlete can use any of the doping agents.
Effect of steroids on crossfit training
Under the influence of prolonged physical exertion, the body adapts, which leads to muscle growth. Note that the mechanism of muscle growth is rather complicated and even scientists have not yet revealed all its secrets. However, we can say for sure that anabolic hormones play an important role in this process, to which testosterone belongs. With a high content of these substances in the blood, special processes are activated in the cells of the tissues, in particular, the synthesis of contractile protein compounds.
Hormones are actively produced by the body during the training itself and after its completion. It is with their help that the strength and type of stress received by the body during training is determined. In addition, muscular tissues get microdamages, which are then eliminated due to the high anabolic background caused by the increase in the concentration of the corresponding hormones. In this case, the muscle tissue will begin to break down. This fact is the main reason for the importance of the hormonal response of the body, not only during the occupation itself, but also after its completion. Moreover, muscle growth occurs only during rest.
Muscular tissues consist of two types of fibers. There are special methods of their training. Some fibers are designed to perform short-term powerful work, while others are sturdy and work for a long time, but at the same time they generate less power.
Crossfit from other power sports disciplines is very diverse. Crossfitters have to use a large number of muscles during a performance.
Surely you have a question – what relation does the muscle growth mechanism described above have to steroids? The most immediate. Anabolic background can only be raised by secreting your own anabolic hormones, which is achieved through certain training schemes.
Most of the accusations against crossfitters come from people who can’t believe that someone can look different from them. . But this is not a reason to make such statements. And all the representatives of this beautiful sport would like to say that you should not be offended by such statements, but continue to train and perform.
Examples of steroid cycles for crossfit
Let’s look at a few examples of such cycles.
Steroid cycle for crossfit
- Turinabol – twice a day for 20 milligram.
- Bemethyl – 0.5 grams twice a day.
- Phenotropil – 0.2 grams three times a day.
- Eleutherococcus – a teaspoon 0.25 liters of water on an empty stomach in the morning.
- Pentoxifylline – 0.2 grams twice a day.
Cycle of steroids for crossfit number 2
- Turinabol – twice a day for 20 milligrams.
- Bemethyl – 0.5 gram twice a day.
- Testosterone propionate – 0.1 grams every second day.
- Trimetazidine – from 20 to 40 milligrams per day.
- Rhodiola – 50 drops three times a day.
You can also use growth hormone in a crossfit. If in bodybuilding Somatotropin is used to gain muscle mass and burn fat, then the most important thing in crossfit is its ability to preserve muscle tissue, as well as reduce adipose cells. Girls should use Somatotropin daily in the amount of 5 units, and men can bring the dosage to 10 units.
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