I do get frequently asked about supplement usage in workouts, including steroids. I have used steroids in the past, mostly to recover from injury, and so I do have some experience with them. As a fitness instructor, I have also done a lot of research on the topic. The one that I get asked about most frequently is Trenbolone. Trenbolone is a very well-known injectable anabolic steroid. Milligram for milligram, it is the most powerful anabolic steroid commercially available.

Although it is probably not as harsh as some make it out to be, it is by know means a compound to be taken lightly and probably should be avoided altogether by performance enhancer beginners. It is most often used by intermediate to advanced anabolic steroid users, and should not be considered by beginners until they have put several cycles of experience under their belt.

Trenbolone is a derivative of Nandrolone and belongs to the 19-nor family of anabolic steroids. This family of compounds gets their name because they contain a specific alteration at the 19th carbon of the anabolic steroid’s molecular structure. The alteration is the removal of that carbon. Other alterations in this area grant the family enhanced androgenic strength (which is the ability to bind to the androgen receptor), as well as a high resistance to metabolic breakdown within the body.

The chemical makeup of Trenbolone gives it five time the androgenic and anabolic strength of testosterone. Performance enhancers like it because it gives the ability to promote weight gain with nearly all of it being muscle, while not retaining water. It has been found to stimulate endogenoous production of the very anabolic hormone IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor 1) in muscle tissue, adding to its anabolic effectiveness. Tren does not aromatize into estrogen, which is why the user does not hold water with its use.

There are three popular esterified forms of Trenbolone that you will find on the market: Trenbolone-Acetate, Trenbolone-Enanthate, and Trenbolone Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate. The most popular and heavily used of these three is Trenbolone-Acetate, or Tren-a as it is commonly called. It is the most fast-acting or the three, and its smaller esther size allows it to be flushed through the body faster. This is ideal if a user has any negative side effects.

Today, Tren is most widely used as a veterinary drug to promote mass in cattle. It has some other veterinary uses and is still being tested for human uses in the scientific community. However, it is still unapproved for human use by the FDA.

Nonetheless, there are those looking for performance enhancement that use Trenbolone today. Keeping in mind that it is five times the androgenic and anabolic strength of testosterone, it is easy to see why people would be drawn to it. Its use does come with the risk of side effects.

As already stated, Trenbolone does not aromatize into estrogen. There is zero chance of it causing estrogenic side effects. It can, however, cause androgenic side effects, as well as some other side effects that are not normally found with steroid usage such as insomnia and night sweats. If you are going to try this compound, you should start with low doses to see how your body reacts. Again, it is five times as strong as testosterone, but that also means the side effects can be five times stronger in intensity.

Most beginners will be just fine with 50mg every other day of Tren-a. This is more that enough for stemming the tide of muscle loss during a cut. More experienced users will usually use dosages of 75-100mg, again every other day, which will produce some pretty amazing physique changes.

It is also a good idea to stack it with some form of testosterone as it will inhibit normal testosterone production.

Buying Trenbolone

Again, Trenbolone is not FDA approved. I in no way advocate it usage. It is illegal to be sold in the United States. If you find a website based in the U.S. claiming to be selling it, they are likely lying and selling a fraudulent product. There are websites outside of the United States where you can buy Trenbolone. Keep in mind though, that just because it is legally sold in other countries, does not mean you can purchase it from those sites if you live in the U.S.

Trenbolone is extremely popular because of its strength and potency. With that effectiveness comes the trade-off in side effects that can be of higher intensity than other steroids. I know if someone is set on trying it, I likely cannot talk them out of it. So I suggest that you do not do so without deep consideration and use caution, starting with lower doses to see how your body reacts to the compound.

JEFITRecently I was searching for a decent app for my Android (Samsung Galaxy S3 all the way) that would replace my pen and paper at the gym when I’m working out. I wanted something where I could track my weight and reps for each exercise I do. I found a few and none really seemed right. Some were buggy and would lose my info. Others just were not much more than a pen and paper. I wanted something where I could put in my schedule too.

Well, I finally found one that fit the bill. It’s called JEFIT. You can find it in the Android Store and on iTunes. There is a free and paid version. I’m currently using the free version and am adequately satisfied with it.

Currently it has about 500 different exercises programmed into its database. You can use these to make your own custom workout. One day a week, three days a week, 7 days a week. It is all up to you.

What is kind of fun with it is that you can share your workouts you create with other JEFIT users and you can download workouts that other users have chosen to share. If you have ever found yourself feeling like you are in a workout rut, this is a great feature. Grab a new workout from someone else and give it a try. Just download it to your phone and your off.

The app also has the option of a timer to time your breaks in between sets. It will track your progress through your workouts. You can even put in your measurements and track those as well.

For free, I really cannot complain. If someone has found an app they like better, please let me know, but for now I am sticking with JEFIT.

On the quest for a better, healthier you, one thing that people often overlook is their environment. Of course, one of the key pieces of that environment is our own home. Your home can have a tremendous impact on your mental state. If your home is constantly in a state of disarray, that can keep your mind from being at ease. An important part of our home is of course where we sleep. An uncomfortable, crickety old bed can keep us up at night tossing and turning. If there is one piece of furniture you are going to invest some money in, make it your bed.

Having recently purchased a new bed myself, I did some research into it and thought it would be worthwhile to share with you.

If you are someone that tends to move around a lot during the night, or if your significant other does so, you might want to consider a king size bed. This will give you the maximum amount of space to help prevent you from keeping one another up at night. Of course you need to make sure that you have enough space in your bedroom for one. If not, this may not even be an option. Do not make the mistake one of my friends did and buy a king size bed without first measuring your bedroom. They now have barely any space on either side of their bed between the bed and the wall.

I recommend shopping around a good bit to get a feel for what you like. Pick up some furniture or home design magazines. Go to a few local furniture stores and browse around. You can also find a lot of modern furniture websites like this one which you can look through. Being that a bed is not something people replace often, the last thing you want to do is buy something you are unhappy with. You are probably going to be looking at it for the next 5 to 8 years, or longer.

Obviously, unless you are in the market for a whole new bedroom suite, you are going to want to pick something that matches the current décor of your bedroom. Although you can find bed frames made of other materials, such as leather, the most common frames are made of either wood or metal. If you choose wood, then from there you will find many different types of wood to choose from. Hard woods, soft woods, cherry wood, oak, and more.

As far as I’m concerned though, the most important thing in choosing a new bed for your home is the mattress. The mattress, and to some degree box spring, is of course, what is going to determine the comfort level for your bed. This is where nothing can really top going into a few furniture stores and testing them out. There are so many options out there these days. Do you prefer a harder surface to sleep on? Do you want a mattress that you sink right into? Again, if you or your mate move around a lot at night, there are mattresses that do not transfer this movement throughout the mattress. Your significant other can be tossing and turning, and you will not feel a thing throughout the night. If you are having difficulty choosing the right mattress, I found this simple mattress selector on Serta’s website. It gives you 5 easy questions and makes a recommendation based on your answers. Even if you do not get a Serta (I did), it can help you figure out what you should be looking for to maximize your sleep.