How to Inject Steroids
You’ve seen it in movies and on TV shows a million times; the “bad guy” taking steroids is portrayed as a lowlife degenerate, and when he injects his steroids he’ll jam the needle right into his butt cheek without a care in the world. If you know anything about anabolic steroids, then you know how utterly ridiculous this is; of course, you know how utterly ridiculous everything you see on TV or in the movies is when it comes to anabolic steroids. Even so, if you’ve never supplemented before you have no idea how to inject steroids; in-fact, you might think our idiot friend described above is dead on the money. Luckily for you, you’ve come to the right place as we’re going to explain to you how to inject steroids, and every step you need to take. Before we dive in, understand this simple bit of truth; this is a straightforward process, so simple the simplest of us of all can do it, but if you don’t know how you don’t know, and as with all things you have to learn first. After you read this, you’ll know exactly how to inject steroids, and from there you’ll be able to concern yourself with more important matters.
How not to Inject Steroids
Go to any message board, and at some point in time you’ll find threads where people are asking how to inject steroids in some of the most ridiculous ways imaginable. You’ll find those asking how to inject steroids intravenously and if you search long enough you can probably find threads where people ask how to inject steroids into their scrotum. Let’s be clear, very clear; you do not inject anabolic steroids intravenously. Anabolic androgenic steroids are meant to be injected into the muscle tissue, but some steroids can also be injected subcutaneously. ( All the answers to your questions on this subject can be answered by watching the videos above )
How to Inject Steroids – Preparations
If you want to know how to inject steroids, the first thing you need to know is how to prepare for the injection. You know you need to stick it into the muscle tissue, and we’ll go into the specifics of that later on, but there’s more to it than that. There are eight specific steps you need to follow when injecting anabolic steroids, and while that may sound like a lot the whole process shouldn’t take but a minute. Failure to follow these eight remarkably simple steps can result in complications such as infections or simply very uncomfortable injections, and an unnecessarily sore injected area.
- Step 1: Choosing a Needle – There are numerous needle sizes at our disposal, and you need the right one to get the job done. There’s no reason to choose a massive needle, but you don’t want one that’s so small the oil will barely push through. In most all cases, a 23g-25g needle will serve your needs. As for the needle length, 1” is plenty long enough for most anyone, but 1.5” is also suitable. Some will find ½” needles to be sufficient, but only if they are injecting into a very low body-fat area. Regardless of the needle size you choose, you will always use a clean never before used needle each and every time.
- Step 2: Drawing Air – Before you draw your steroids into the syringe, the first step is to draw at a minimum the same amount of air into the syringe that matches the amount of oil you’ll be drawing into the syringe. This is not absolutely necessary, but it will make step four a lot easier. Further, most will find drawing a little more air than needed to be quite beneficial and make things even easier.
- Step 3: Empty the Air – Place the needle into the oil (the steroids you’re using) and push all the air in. This will allow you to draw the oil with ease; again, you don’t have to do this but there’s no point in skipping it.
- Step 4: Draw the Oil – Simply pull the plunger of the syringe back until the desired amount is obtained; most will find drawing in slightly more (a miniscule amount) to be useful. A side note; many choose to use a “Draw Needle” for this purpose; this refers to using a larger needle. In this instance, you will use a 20g-21g needle to draw your oil into the syringe as it is much easier and faster. If you choose this method, you will follow steps 2 and 3 with your draw needle, and then replace the needle with the needle you chose in step 1.
- Step 5: Remove Air Bubbles – Now that the oil is in the syringe, you will push the plunger forward while tapping your finger against the side of the syringe to remove all air bubbles. This will cause a little bit of oil to shoot out of the needle, but that’s why you drew up a little extra.
- Step 6: Disinfecting – Determine which muscle you’re going to inject and the specific location, and disinfect with alcohol. Putting alcohol on a cotton ball will work, but alcohol swabs are perfect for this purpose.
- Step 7: Plunge the Needle & Aspirate – Once the area is disinfected, plunge the needle into the desired location, but do not inject yet. Once the needle is firmly in place, pull the syringe back; this is what is known as Aspirating. When you aspirate, if blood fills into the syringe remove the needle and pick a new location. If blood has entered into the syringe, you have hit a vein or blood vessel, and if you inject there’s a chance you’ll fall prey to what is known as “Tren Cough.” Trenbolone is the most notorious anabolic steroid for causing this, but it can happen with even Testosterone. When you hit a vein or blood vessel, some of the steroid gets into the lungs, and causes a violent cough that can be quite frightening and painful. Your mouth will taste like metal, and some say their teeth even hurt, and you will cough more violently than you ever have before. Don’t let this scare you; if you aspirate and follow our recommendations you’ll be fine. If you aspirate and no blood enters the syringe, you’re ready to inject.
- Step 8: If you have followed steps 1-7 and no blood entered the syringe during step 7, you are ready to inject your steroid(s). Simply push the plunger until all the oil has entered the desired location.
Post Injection Protocol
You now know how to inject steroids, but you now need to know what to do immediately following the injection. This is a part of the procedure so many ignore, and it’s something that shouldn’t be ignored at all. To begin, it only takes a moment, and more importantly, it will simply make everything smoother. It’s an easy three step process as follows:
- Step 1: All the oil has been injected, but at this point, you are not ready to remove the needle. Leave the needle in for approximately 20-30 seconds to ensure all the oil has settled deep into the muscle. If you skip this step, there’s a decent chance some of the oil may leak out, or worse settle under the skin; this can lead to a sterile abscess and it’s intensely painful.
- Step 2: After step 1, you’re ready to remove the needle, and as you do, you’ll place a clean, never before used cotton ball directly over the injected area. Applying pressure, hold the cotton ball in place for approximately 20-30 seconds. There’s a decent chance a little blood will be on the cotton ball (which is why you’re doing this), but this is no reason for concern; remember, you just pierced your skin.
- Step 3: After step 3, remove the cotton ball and firmly massage the area for a few seconds to ensure all the oil is dispersed deep into the muscle; after step 3 you’re done.
How to Inject Steroids – Specific Locations
You know how to inject steroids, you understand the pre and post-injection procedure, but now you need to know the most crucial part; the specific muscles to inject. There are 9 specific muscle groups on the body that can be used for anabolic steroid injections, and within most groups, there are numerous locations. In the chart below, we have listed each muscle group, each location, and a brief description on how to inject steroids into that specific location; we have further provided additional notes where they apply:
|Biceps||Center of Each Head||Dead center of either head – 2 spots per bicep||Normally suitable for only small injections – can only hold small amounts of oil – painful for some, not for others|
|Calves||Center of Muscle Head||Dead center of either head – 2 spots per calf||This is the most painful area to inject and will be extremely sore almost every time – there is no reason to inject calves for 99% of all people|
|Deltoids||Center of each Head||Dead center of all three heads – 3 spots per deltoid||The lateral head is the easiest head to inject and the most convenient spot to inject other than glutes – most no one will need the front or rear head, but it is possible|
|Glutes||Upper Outer Edge||2 inches below the lower back and move towards the hip approximately 2-3 inches – 1 spot per glute||This will be the easiest and most convenient area to inject for anyone|
|Lats||Center of Muscle||Direct center of head – 1 spot per lat||Can hold a lot of oil – very hard to do on your own due to reaching around to the area – beneficial if more areas are needed and you have a helpful hand|
|Pectorals||Upper, Middle & Lower||Upper Inside – middle inside – lower outside – 3 spots per pectoral||The lower outside area can be extremely painful – most will find the upper inside to the most tolerable – should only be used if injections are so frequent new areas are needed|
|Quads||Outer & Inner Heads||Direct center of either head – 2 spots per quad||The lower head (tear drop) can be extremely painful and while it can be used is not recommended|
|Traps||Center of Muscle||Direct center of the head – 1 spot per trap||Absolutely no reason to inject this area – can be dangerous and is only mentioned for informative purposes as it is possible|
|Triceps||Center of Each Head||Dead center of all three heads – 3 spots per triceps||Most will find the long head, the part on the very back of the arm to be the easiest to inject – The lateral head can also be used, the front most portion of the triceps muscle – the medial head can be extremely difficult to inject and painful for most|