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Testosterone is a steroid hormone. A steroid simply being present does not necessarily mean that a person is making good use of it. Men are obviously on average going to out perform women in feats of strength, and having more natural steroid production helps that, but you are making a mistake in excluding all other contributing factors. Instead of ...


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Some men train poorly, and therefore remain weak. Some women train extremely hard, and thereby achieve great strength. Reality need not break for a 120-pound person with less testosterone but more consistent, better quality, more focused training to out-deadlift a 180-pound person with much more testosterone but less consistent, worse quality, more general ...


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Because all other things are certainly not equal. The cow isn't a sphere, it is a cow. Testosterone is critical, absolutely. However, it is more of a limiting factor than a dominant directly causal one. The male and female hormone systems are different in more than just T levels, and these additional hormones such as HGH, IGF, and others play a significant ...


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Yes, testosterone is produced more when you have sexual stimulation. This is because testosterone is produced in the testicles, which are responsible for sexual reproduction. When a male is aroused, his testosterone levels will spike up, due to the fact that it stimulates the chemicals moving around in the guy's testicles. In a 2012 study, it was discovered ...


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A trained female who dedicates her life to training for strength can easily outlift an untrained male. 90% of males at commercial gyms do not train for strength at all; none do SS or SL, pretty much all are novice lifters. A female who trains for strength will usually incorporate things such as pause bench, deficit deadlifts, block pulls... Everything is ...


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A steroid user does make muscle mass gains without working out. However, it wouldn't be as much as it would if they also went to the gym, too. It would be sort of like if a person was to workout but eat poorly, or lack sleep. They might make some gains, but not much. If someone on steroids wants to get insanely jacked, they've got to lift often for long ...


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To give some examples of body building bodies without steroids I would recommend the field of natural body building. You can't always prove, that none of these uses steroids (see nearly any other pro sport), but it's a start. Here is the Homepage of the swiss Federation: http://www.snbf.ch/ Or here an english page: http://www.naturalbodybuilding.com/ In ...



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