When taking steroids, for whatever reason it may be, one common cause for concern is the possibility of you suffering from – water retention.
This can make the muscles look smooth and puffy; the opposite look to what every bodybuilder strives for. If your goal is to look aesthetic – you want to be taking steroids which add nothing but pure muscle to your physique.
Retaining excess water can cause all kinds of issues for some individuals, but thankfully not every steroid will make you retain water.
Steroids That DON’T Cause Water Retention?
There are several ‘dry steroids’ on the market, but what we’ve done here is to only look at the steroids which’ll give you the great gains you desire, without looking all blurry.
You see, steroids do change hormone levels resulting in the muscle gains we crave, but some hormones are directly linked to how our body handles H2O.
When hormones are altered, it means that our body is more prone to holding onto the fluid.
And if you want to look aesthetic with a body that every body else is ‘mirin’ – holding water will leave you looking like a hippo instead of Frank Zane.
After all, you take steroids to improve your physique, not to ruin it.
As I said earlier, there are several steroids available that do not do this and yet still produce amazing results. Trenbolone is a great example of a ‘lean’ steroid.
It will help you bulk up dramatically and increase strength, but won’t leave you feeling lethargic or make you put on any significant water weight (unless you take excessive doses). In short, with tren you’ll gain pure muscle.
Dry Cutting Steroids
Another dry steroid which also does not lead to you retaining water, is Winstrol.
Winny can be used when bulking or cutting, due to its muscle building and fat burning properties, but most importantly it’s a steroid that does not lead to you retaining water.
The best part to Winny is that it will help you retain your hard-earned muscle even when on low calories, and perhaps the best part is that it comes with no noticeable side effects.
Winstrol can be stacked with anavar, another dry steroid, which’ll help you torch body fat like never before.
Anavar is also a safe bet as it has minimal side effects, and doesn’t make your muscles hold water. In fact, Anavar makes your muscles look hard – the opposite effect.
Anyone can use this steroid combo – not only by serious bodybuilders, but just normal average Joe’s who’d like to improve their physique in the gym.
If you then want to take things up another level, then add Clenbuterol to your stack, which will complement winstrol and anavar’s fat burning effects. Clen is an alternative to ephedrine – and is known to be one of the best fat burning compounds on the planet (with anavar).
Best Dry Steroids
The key to all of this is to simply research a steroid and its side effects before purchasing. If you still have any doubts keep an eye on the reviews of a product if you’re buying online.
Dry cutting steroids:
Dry bulking steroids:
Testosterone is another bulking steroid that won’t result in a lot of water retention if you keep the doses relatively low. However, a low dose of testosterone won’t result in the same muscle or strength gains compared to a moderate dose of trenbolone.
Llewellyn, William (2011), Anabolics. Jupiter, FL: Molecular Nutrition. pp. 705-714, 376-386, 760-771, 899-904.
Dr O'Connor's the author of the book: America on Steroids - A Time to Heal, and has worked with many elite bodybuilders. He's also been featured in Muscle & Fitness, Muscular Development, whilst appearing in the bodybuilding film documentary Generation Iron 3.