It is widely known that steroids come in handy when you want to work out. Your dream body can be achieved in a short time, but it requires the right kind of effort and guidance too. Many people who start taking shots, don’t know how to do so properly and they end up harming their muscles.
For a successful shot, you need to know the basics. It is not that difficult as many people think. When you go for a needle, ask about the kind of needle you must use and how it must be used. The reason is that using the wrong one can damage your muscles and will lead to further problems as well. In this article, we will be looking at the process of injecting steroids.
Using the right needle
It is important to keep in mind that you must never use insulin needles for steroid injections. Insulin needles are so thin and sharp, they can only be used on the skin where all else fails like when you give an injection to a child or someone who can’t even feel it otherwise. You may have seen people using them for shots in the gym. It is one of the most common mistakes that are committed when giving shots. They are dangerous because they can lead to infections, abscesses, or even gangrene if not used properly.
The first thing you have to do before injecting steroids is to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water. If you are using alcohol to clean the area, make sure that it is completely dry before injecting. This is because using alcohol on a wet area can easily lead to an infection.
When you are injecting, the skin where the shot is to be given must be stretched tight. Pull up your skin and place your thumb on top of it so that there isn’t any loose skin over the muscle. If you are injecting in the buttocks, make sure that you pull the skin around your hip bone. At this point, remember to be careful, do not use too much force or you might end up hurting yourself.
Make sure the needle you are using is sharp and not dull.
Take your time, aim properly, and carefully insert the needle into your muscle at a 90-degree angle. Slowly inject the steroid while taking care that it does not get into any other part of your body like veins or fat deposits close to where you are giving a shot. Release the pressure on the plunger once all the substance has been injected and remove the needle.
Remember never to inject in a vein. If you do so, blood clotting can occur and it will be extremely painful for you to get rid of later on. Even if it is not in a vein, there are chances that your muscle might start bleeding due to the stress caused by inserting a needle.
Find a video on Youtube
If you are going for your first time, then you might want to watch a tutorial on YouTube or read some articles online to get a better idea of how it is done. If you follow these steps carefully, then even if it is your first time, it will be a success and from next time onwards, you will know how it’s done.
It is also important that you don’t inject more than 1 ml of substance at a time. If you wish to increase the dosage you can always do so gradually, but never exceed a certain limit which can harm your body. Use hygienic needles and practice good hygiene before and after the shot. This will help you to stay safe and keep your workout goals in reach without harming yourself.