This obsession has become so common that Dr. Pope has come up with a term for it: Adonis Complex. What fuels it, he says, are the ridiculously outsized bodies purveyed by Hollywood, magazine covers, and even action-toy manufacturers (just check out the size of . Joe these days). "One of the biggest lies being handed to American men today is that you can somehow attain by natural means the huge shoulders and pectorals of the biggest men in the magazines," says Dr. Pope. "Generations of young men are working hard in the gym and wondering what on earth they're doing wrong. They don't realize that the 'hypermale' look that's so prevalent these days is essentially unattainable without steroids."
Gains produced from the use of Dbol do not vary a great deal between users. Most users will on average experience the same types of mass building gains from this compound. As previously mentioned, it is for the most part an anabolic steroid best utilized for the purpose of mass, strength and bulking applications. The average user should expect significant amounts of weight gain in very short periods of time, most usually two weeks following the first administration. At doses of 20mg per day, gains of 10-15 lbs. in a matter of a few weeks are not uncommon especially for beginners. But as one should expect from a compound like this, not all of this mass is usually lean muscle. Dianabol is known for its Estrogenic effects in promoting water gain and possible fat retention, which can compose a solid portion of any given amount of mass gain. If its run alongside an Aromatase Inhibitor , water retention caused by Estrogen can be effectively eliminated. This is when the more desirable and realistic lean mass gains can be experienced, where more realistically lean mass gains expected can be in the range of 5-10 lbs. within the first few weeks.
Transdermal patches (adhesive patches placed on the skin) may also be used to deliver a steady dose through the skin and into the bloodstream. Testosterone-containing creams and gels that are applied daily to the skin are also available, but absorption is inefficient (roughly 10%, varying between individuals) and these treatments tend to be more expensive. Individuals who are especially physically active and/or bathe often may not be good candidates, since the medication can be washed off and may take up to six hours to be fully absorbed. There is also the risk that an intimate partner or child may come in contact with the application site and inadvertently dose himself or herself; children and women are highly sensitive to testosterone and can suffer unintended masculinization and health effects, even from small doses. Injection is the most common method used by individuals administering AAS for non-medical purposes.