What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Anabolics E-Book Edition?

A total of 8 reviews of this product on Reddit.

1 point


8th Apr 2022

ANABOLICS 11th Edition by William Llewellyn is a really great book. I have the paperback of the 8th edition, and it is one of the fitness related books I still use a lot for references or looking up information.

The ebook is better for researching though, since you can search for terms and quickly jump the pages.

1 point


11th Dec 2021

You waited 9 days for that? I’ve been living rent-free in your head for over a week? Jesus dude, get some help. And read a fucking book so you won’t look like such an idiot the next time you try talking about steroids.

5 points


30th Jan 2021

Start with this one:


Some of his info about UGL purity is pretty outdated (at least where I am, the reputable UGLs are basically on par with Pharma grade when it comes to injectables, and the orals are pretty damn good too.) Also completely disregard his example cycles, they’re trash. What that book IS good for however is compound profiles, history etc.

Then read through the r/steroids wiki, twice, and go through the compound experience threads for whatever compounds you’re interested in (or better yet, all of them.)

I know there are plenty of people who think he’s just a shill, but there is some good info to be gleaned from MorePlatesMoreDates on YouTube, at the very least the videos about specific scientific studies have value… Provided you then go and actually read the entire study yourself and come to your own conclusions.

If you’re female or have a woman in your life who’s interested in gear, r/steroidsxx is a great place to start. Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of female specific info out there when it comes to gear.

There are other books that people reccomend, but at this point pretty much all the info you need is online. Just make sure to cross reference everything, just because one person said X doesn’t make it true; if 3 different people from 3 different places are all saying X and there’s evidence to back it up, then ok, there’s a decent chance that it’s true, or at least it’s true for them.

At the end of the day, the most important thing to remember is that this shit is VERY individual, you may not tolerate or react to certain compounds the way other people do. For example, I’m a very very low aromatizer; I found out very recently (through experimentation) that DHT derivitives simply don’t work for me due to that. That means that while Anavar is pretty safe and mild side-effect wise for most people, for me it kills my E2 and fucks my joints, fucks with errection quality, makes it hard to cum, blood pressure goes through the roof (relative to my normal low BP,) mood gets down etc. You might be the opposite, Var might be great for you, but maybe Dbol will make you grow tits of you look at it wrong.

The point is, do your research, get an idea of what you can reasonably expect, but understand that you’ll never know for sure how things will go until you’ve tried it. It’s an experiment where N=1, and you’re the Guinea Pig; and there’s only one of you, so don’t do anything stupid.

1 point


2nd Oct 2017


Read this 800 page textbook before you hop on the gear.

1 point


16th Aug 2016

Injected – there’s oral tren but I would not recommend it since it is pretty heavy on the liver – although it is still pretty safe to use it if you don’t have any pre-existing liver conditions and you keep your dosages sane and get bloodwork done to watch your liver values. I would stick with injected though.

Right now just testosterone and tren, been on testosterone for > 2 years (“blast and cruise” – http://forums.steroidal.com/anabolic-steroids-forum/730-maintaining-size-blast-cruise-trt-guys.html), did a previous run of tren for three months, now I’m doing it again, just started two weeks ago.

I did research steroids for 2 years before taking the plunge (pun intended), so you can check out the steroids subreddit and Anabolics and research for yourself. Overall, it is pretty safe to use anabolics if you keep your dosages sane, watch your body (bloodwork every 6-8 weeks) and you have no pre-existing conditions (bad liver/kidneys, etc) and PCT properly (which I don’t worry about in my case because I never come off).

1 point


14th Mar 2014

If any of this is interesting, you would probably really like William Llewelyn’s Anabolics 10th edition – it’s literally the book on PEDs. The first section covering the mechanics and basics of endocrinology are very comprehensive but still finds a way to be entertaining and understandable even to people outside the field, not at all a laborious medical textbook. Following that, a great deal of the book is more of a reference / encyclopedia, with indexed sections on individual compounds detailing pharmaceutical or designer drug history, mechanism of actions, structural characteristics, and side effects.

That said, taking a TRT dose with a healthy endocrine system would be an exercise in futility with a cost to pay! You would essentially suppress natural production to a variable degree… which would in turn be replaced with the extraneous testosterone. In other words, you experience a shutdown without any of the benefits! When you stop that dose, your natural production will in all likelihood restore – either slowly on its own or with the accelerated help of the PCT drugs alluded to above. But there will be a period of depressed testosterone levels as you recover as well as potential health implications – however unlikely they may be with such a mild dose of a relatively safe anabolic.

As for the issues the previously exempt athletes are going to face… I think regular day-to-day life will become miserable, unless they have the capability to be exclusively licensed and regulated by the pro-TRT athletic commissions and stay the hell out of vegas & brazil. Miserable, even doing average things – family, hobbies, ambitions, paperwork. Training as an elite professional athlete on low testosterone is another story entirely, and I can’t see it lasting. Maybe there were periods where certain athletes performed before being granted a TUE and managed, but the difference cannot be overstated. I see three scenarios playing out: the athlete that realizes the demands of a training camp cannot be kept up with and retires immediately (much to the fortune of his health and reputation), the athlete that fights on and quickly retires / is forced into retirement, or the fighter that accepts the new mandates but continues to use. Morals aside, the risk of getting caught is essentially the same for both TRT and cycling so this would only encourage latter in my view – in for a penny, in for a pound.

The specifics! The book above does it best. Motivation, health, cardio, mental ability, calorie partioning (important for shedding fat on a deficit or gaining lean mass with minimal fat on a surplus), energy, strength, bone density RBC count… all commonly affected, all of the things essential to an athlete, mental and physical.

A few of the TRT users are among my favorite fighters, but I really don’t want to see them fight if it means fighting without; it won’t be the fighter or individual we know.

> The most common complaints associated with low testosterone in adult men include reduced
> libido, erectile dysfunction, loss of energy, decreased strength and/or endurance, reduced
> ability to play sports, mood fluctuations, reduced height (bone loss), reduced work
> performance, memory loss, and muscle loss. When associated with aging, these symptoms
> are collectively placed under the label of “andropause”. In a clinical setting this disorder is
> referred to as late-onset hypogonadism. Blood testosterone levels below 350ng/dL are
> usually regarded as clinically significant, although some physicians will use a level as low as
> 200ng/dL as the threshold for normal. Hypogonadism is, unfortunately, still widely underdiagnosed.
> Most physicians will also not recommend treatment for low testosterone unless a
> patient is complaining about symptoms (symptomatic androgen deficiency).
> Androgen replacement therapy effectively alleviates most symptoms of low testosterone
> levels. To begin with, raising testosterone levels above 350ng/dL (the very low end of the
> normal range) will often restore normal sexual function and libido in men with dysfunctions
> related to hormone insufficiency. With regard to bone mineral density, hormone replacement
> therapy is also documented to have a significant positive effect. For example, studies
> administering 250 mg of testosterone enanthate every 21 days showed a 5% increase in
> bone mineral density after six months. Over time this may prevent some loss of height and
> bone strength with aging, and may also reduce the risk of fracture. Hormone replacement
> therapy also increases red blood cell concentrations (oxygen carrying capacity), improving
> energy and sense of well-being.Therapy also supports the retention of lean body mass, and
> improves muscle strength and endurance.
> Unlike steroid abuse, hormone replacement therapy may have benefits with regard to
> cardiovascular disease risk. For example, studies tend to show hormone replacement as
> having a positive effect on serum lipids. This includes a reduction in LDL and total cholesterol
> levels, combined with no significant change in HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
> Testosterone supplementation also reduces midsection obesity, and improves insulin
> sensitivity and glycemic control. These are important factors in metabolic syndrome, which
> may also be involved in the progression of atherosclerosis. Additionally, testosterone
> replacement therapy has been shown to improve the profile of inflammatory markers TNF·,
> IL-1‚ and IL-10.55 The reduced inflammation may help protect arterial walls from
> degeneration by plaque and scar tissue. The medical consensus today appears to be that
> replacement therapy in otherwise healthy men generally does not have a negative effect on
> cardiovascular disease risk, and may actually decrease certain risk factors for the disease in
> some patients.

0 points


9th Aug 2012

I was going to say this, so here is a link