What is gear?
Gear is any performance enhancing drug (PED) used by bodybuilders. Some of the most common steroids include testosterone, deca durabolin, and dianabol. Steroids are manmade versions of hormones naturally produced in our bodies. They can also be called anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS).
How do they work?
Anabolic steroids are synthetic versions of the male hormone testosterone. They build muscle mass by increasing protein synthesis in muscle cells. This leads to larger muscles and increased strength. Anabolic steroids can also increase red blood cell production, which results in more oxygenated blood and greater stamina during exercise.
Androgens like testosterone also have an effect on sex drive and virility in men, but this isn’t usually considered a desired side effect when taking them for bodybuilding purposes.
Last modified: August 18, 2022