(Original post by sil3nt_cha0s)
if you've dittoed that, would you like to explain for us what's wrong with this thread? rep available if I believe you know what's wrong with it
I ditto'd the fact that if the thread hasn't been answered, then I will come back later and give a serious reply.
It seems it has been answered, so there is no need. Well done all.
If you want me to add, protein shakes are fine. They are pretty much like normal protein and a very good replacement for people like myself whom don't consume meat, fish or eggs. I don't actually use them (yet) because I don't train regularly enough but when I do start strength training, I shall keep up to a regular usage in order to maintain strength.
However, there can be drawbacks. Excessive protein can build up and lead to stones and abdominal pains. Growth/hormone levels may be too high and feedback mechanisms in the body may have a tougher time. That said, I really do mean excessive amounts, not just one/two a week, that is fine.
In terms of steroids, they 'can' be done safely. Many people do them and they range from chemical to chemical and side effect to side effect. I personally, wouldn't read any google article, take the steroid and then train, if you are to take them, then please consult somebody who knows what they are talking about.
There are side effects ofcourse, everyone knows that. You should balance the two and over-usage can be dangerous if not done properly.
Anyway, the most important things apart from extra protein 'boost', would be an adequate diet and a formal technique. You need carbs in your diet and plenty of them and some first class proteins whose amino acids only the body can produce, naturally.