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Register Gallery Today's Posts Search. How to Inject Steroids Correctly. Welcome to the EliteFitness. Please join this discussion about How to Inject Steroids Correctly. Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of A lot of research has been done, on top of my own knowledge, if anyone requires the Sources from which the information came, pm me.
I recommend everyone, new or old read through the 'Must Know Section' as these are the most important key facts. This is to ensure minimum pain and so that the circulation of the steroid is more widespread. The key sites include: Quadriceps, Biceps, Deltoids and Gluteus Muscle groups. There's a lot of controversy on whether the injection site is important or unimportant, a lot of people say that it's less about whether one site is better than the other in terms of delivery but more about whether injecting into that particular site will promote growth in that area.
However there is no scientific evidence to prove this. Another key thing to remember is at ALL times you should be keeping yourself, your injection site clean, using Alcohol pads. Also to make sure your syringes and needles are NOT shared and are sterile before use.
So before you start injecting, do your research, know your steroids, and stay safe. Before we move on, I want to put this particular subject into a must know, as it can save time and money. A lot of us know about Multi-Drug Dosing. But for those who don't, It can save you a lot of time and Syringes! Sometimes people stack their Oil-Based drugs in one syringe, this helps avoid multiple injections on one day. For this you'll need to use a Needle with a larger gauge and larger ml capacity.
Before stacking your steroids, make sure you research your particular steroid to ensure it can be stacked. In this instance, Google is your best friend. This makes it perfect for cleaning the Injection site and the top of your vial. Just remember, a new pad for each instance, never re-use a pad. The pads should be wiped over the top of the vial after the steroid has been drawn into the syringe, this is to ensure there is no bacteria left upon the vial. When wiping the injection site, wipe in a clockwise circular motion, slowly moving wider each time a full motion is made, this makes sure the bacteria is killed, the area is made sterile and any remaining bacteria is forced away from the area.
Most are colour coordinated depending on Manufacturer this can differ. Most people chose a needle length based on 2 different options: Generally speaking, the Glute being the largest muscle group is considered most desirable, although I personally prefer quad. When speaking about 'Gauges' you talk about the width of the barrel. For injecting gauge is a safe bet. Withdrawing I tend to prefer using a 21 gauge, just to make life easier withdrawing the substance. When it comes to needels, you need two per injection If we're being safe.
We SHOULD dispose of both needles and syringe when we are done, although a lot of people argue you can re-use the withdrawing needle with the same substance. I prefer not to, but again do at your own risk. Stick with the Bog standard 3CC size syringe, works with everything, can't really go wrong. If your Multi-Dosing you might want to up it to a 5CC.
If they aren't in a sealed packet. Send them back or throw them. It's not worth risking. We've all heard the horror stories from buying online, I personally would avoid it, however not saying it isn't correct, but IMO not worth the risk. ALL steroid vials should come with a small tin like lid, keeping the vial sealed. If you receive an open vial and go plunging your syringe in, your welcoming all kinds of potential problems. After each time you withdraw a substance you should always wipe the vial surface down, can't stress enough safety first.
And lastly, if your not seeing results from your steroids, Get a blood test, buy a testing kit Google Steroid Testing Kit , I'm not going to waste time talking to much about this. Talk to friends, find a safe source, watch and talk to people with experience.
This is no game, they are not magic pills. Do your research or you could end up with serious problems. Some I haven't listed, through lack of information and knowledge about them. But the key ones are listed. To my knowledge you can inject in any site, and eventually, the substance will spread out to reach all receptors.
I do not believe that the steroid assists the specific limb it's injected into. More about Injecting itself will be explained later. Below are the listed Injection Sites and Images to go with it. But before we do that, I would like take a second to talk about the actual need going into the skin, as great as it is plunging the needle in at mph, it's dangerous, has a higher risk of damaging muscle tissue.
So rather than one quick swoop, rest the needle just above the site, press against the skin and slowly push through, more will be explained later on. There are exceptions, again we will get to this. You will find that you will have personal preference on what sites you like to include. Some people like thigh injections very much and think they are the easiest to execute, others do not particularly like them.
Another great thing about the thigh is, If your stacking, you can rotate between Thigh and Gluteus, to avoid pinning the same area. When we inject into the glute, we want to inject into the upper outer region of the muscle, as this has the least amount of nerves and blood vessels.
The glute injection can be difficult as it requires you to twist around to inject, but this is usually something you can get used to, and will likely find your own ways to make it easier as you become more experienced with injecting. A way to help you doing this is to use a big mirror to watch yourself in, if it helps. Inject into the thickest and central region of the deltoid, above the level of the armpit, in the lateral head. Personally the Chest and Shoulder are a bit to Pulp Fiction for me.
If given the option of Glutes and Quads, it seems odd why people would Inject here, but again, personal preference, if you can handle this area better, please do. The only reason I can see for this, is if people are to believe that injecting directly into the muscle, will most enhance that particular area. So in case you want to try this area. The more sites we have open to use, the more rotation is possible and therefore the less scar tissue we will have to build up when we increase injection volume.
Inject into the fullest and deepest area of the chest. Making sure the arm is brought down and slightly across the body will make the chest easier to inject as there is more tissue to inject into.
A subcutaneous injection is an injection that is given into the area between the skin and muscle, known as the subcutaneous tissue see diagram below. Drugs administrated SubQ will usually be injected using a insulin syringe. The insulin syringe holds a maximum of 1ml, and has small increments for when dealing with small volumes of medicine.
The increments go up in 10's, all the way up to , which is one ml. So, '50' on the barrel is half a ml, and '' on the barrel is one ml. A few people have asked me about SubQ, researching on it myself, I've also discovered a lot. If you want to find out more, there are many more sources out there that can really help, this is the tip of the ice berg so to speak.
This is not from an article on the internet, this is the technique I've used and I've been taught. It gets me through and the medical staff who use it. I trust my training, I hope you can benefit from it also. Organisation is everything, and will help make it run that little smoother. But let's get started. Firstly let's get on and clean up your Injection site. Take your area of choice, take one of your alcohol pads, and wipe in a circular motion around your site.
Moving further away each motion, this will force bacteria away from the area. You can't be to careful. Now that your all clean, you have all your gear laid out. You should be ok to go. For a few reasons. Lets start by going through it. Take your packaged 21G 2" needle, and Syringe.