1 Million Brits Could Be Using Steroids, According To New Report

Sky News recently conducted their own investigation into the use of steroids in Britain, and the results were very surprising because according to this report, up to 1 million people could be using steroids on a regular basis.

It is not just young men aged between 18 and 35 who are using them either because children as young as 13 are said to be using steroids regularly to build serious muscle mass and to help them grow.

This is pretty worrying if you’re a parent because these steroids are illegal for a reason – they can seriously damage your health – and although many adults know the risks, I’m not sure many teenagers will be aware of the serious side effects associated with these drugs, particularly when taken at such a young age.

That’s why I will never advocate the use of steroids either on this website or when I’m with my workout buddies in the gym.

I’ve seen the damage they can do to people, and indeed I’ve known a few people who have dropped dead at a relatively young age because they were either regular users of steroids, or because they used to take steroids when they were younger and this ultimately led to complications later on in life.

If you really want to build huge muscles and enhance your physical appearance, you are better off sticking to a well-structured training program, and complimenting this with a protein-enriched diet.

You can then add some whey protein or one or two other muscle-building shakes and supplements if you are still struggling to see any results because these are generally very effective. Plus most importantly, they are safe for you to take if you use them as directed.

Alternatively if you really want to achieve the kind of results that you would get from taking anabolic steroids, but don’t want to suffer any of the side effects associated with these banned drugs, then you might want to consider taking some steroid alternatives such as these ones from Crazy Bulk.

I shall be reviewing many of these supplements in due course, but the point is that although they may not be quite as effective as anabolic steroids, they will still help you build some serious muscle, burn fat and increase performance safely and effectively because they are made from an effective combination of natural ingredients. Subsequently you don’t need any kind of prescription to buy any of these products.

You will find that many of them have similar names to the steroids that they are mimicking. For example Winidrol is their safe alternative to Winstrol, Anadrole is their alternative to Anadrol and D-BAL is their alternative to Dianabol. However don’t let that put you off because I have to emphasise once again that these are safe and legal steroid substitutes.

Anyway the point is that steroid abuse is rife in Britain at the moment, and from some of the other articles that I have read online, it seems to be increasingly common in many other countries as well, which is very sad to see because as I discussed above, there are other ways you can achieve results without resorting to these harmful steroids.

Why You Should Remember To Work On Your Core

Most men who work out on a regular basis are primarily interested in building up their arm and chest muscles, but it is always worth remembering to work on the core as well.

The core refers to the center of your body and because it is involved in pretty much every movement you do in your day to day life, it is obviously vitally important.

Reasons To Work On Your Core

Most people think that the core is all about your abs. However these are just one part of your core. The main area consists of the rectus abdominis, the inner and outer obliques, the erector spinae, the glutes and the hamstrings, which is clearly quite a large area that is worth paying attention to.

Failure to work on this area of your body could ultimately lead to a host of problems, including lower back pain, posture issues (round shoulders, curvature of the spine, etc), poor performance in sporting and leisure pursuits and poor balance generally.

You may even find that in the long run your feet become out of line because as a result of weak glutes, the femurs can start to rotate outwards and eventually cause your feet to rotate outwards as well.

A good strong core is essential if you want to maintain good posture, both when you are seated and when you are standing up. The same applies when you are using an indoor exercise bike, for example, because if you have a weak core, you won’t be able to maintain an upright seating position for very long.

Similarly when cycling up a steep hill, a strong core is required to remain stable and force through the pedals, but people with a weak core will really struggle.

A strong core also helps with various different sports as well. For instance, contact sports such as football, rugby and ice hockey all demand a strong core in order to fend off any challenges from your opponents, whilst a well-honed core will also help in sports that require any degree of stretching, twisting, jumping, throwing or rotating, such as golf, basketball and volleyball.

Exercises That Will Help Develop A Strong Core

So by now you are probably wondering how you go about developing a strong core. Well if you are like many people, you may well assume that ab crunches will do the trick, but these will only target a small part of your core.

The key to success is to combine your basic crunches with a number of other exercises in order to target every single part of your core, such as the obliques, glutes, rectus abdominis, hamstrings and erector spinae.

So here are some of the exercises that you should be doing as part of your core workout:

  • Exercises For The Coreab crunches
  • squats
  • planks with leg raises
  • stiff-leg deadlifts
  • alternating supermans
  • hanging knee raises
  • medicine ball Russian twists
  • side dips

You can do these one after the other (in any order you wish) because they are not overly demanding once you learn how to do each one with proper form, and you only need to do this workout 2-3 times per week in order to start seeing results.

These routines incorporate movement patterns that you might use in your everyday life, and target all areas of your core.

Therefore this workout will not only help to correct any imbalances, but will also strengthen this whole area and help you perform better and maintain proper posture in everyday life and when performing various different sports and activities. Plus if you maintain a low body fat ratio, you may well see some visible results as well in the form of honed six-pack abs.

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