If you want to know how to inject steroids, the first thing you need to know is how to prepare for the injection. You know you need to stick it into the muscle tissue, and we’ll go into the specifics of that later on, but there’s more to it than that. There are eight specific steps you need to follow when injecting anabolic steroids, and while that may sound like a lot the whole process shouldn’t take but a minute. Failure to follow these eight remarkably simple steps can result in complications such as infections or simply very uncomfortable injections, and an unnecessarily sore injected area.
Step 1: Choosing a Needle – There are numerous needle sizes at our disposal, and you need the right one to get the job done. There’s no reason to choose a massive needle, but you don’t want one that’s so small the oil will barely push through. In most all cases, a 23g-25g needle will serve your needs. As for the needle length, 1” is plenty long enough for most anyone, but 1.5” is also suitable. Some will find ½” needles to be sufficient, but only if they are injecting into a very low body-fat area. Regardless of the needle size you choose, you will always use a clean never before used needle each and every time.
Step 2: Drawing Air – Before you draw your steroids into the syringe, the first step is to draw at a minimum the same amount of air into the syringe that matches the amount of oil you’ll be drawing into the syringe. This is not absolutely necessary, but it will make step four a lot easier. Further, most will find drawing a little more air than needed to be quite beneficial and make things even easier.
Step 3: Empty the Air – Place the needle into the oil (the steroids you’re using) and push all the air in. This will allow you to draw the oil with ease; again, you don’t have to do this but there’s no point in skipping it.
Step 4: Draw the Oil – Simply pull the plunger of the syringe back until the desired amount is obtained; most will find drawing in slightly more (a miniscule amount) to be useful. A side note; many choose to use a “Draw Needle” for this purpose; this refers to using a larger needle. In this instance, you will use a 20g-21g needle to draw your oil into the syringe as it is much easier and faster. If you choose this method, you will follow steps 2 and 3 with your draw needle, and then replace the needle with the needle you chose in step 1.
Step 5: Remove Air Bubbles – Now that the oil is in the syringe, you will push the plunger forward while tapping your finger against the side of the syringe to remove all air bubbles. This will cause a little bit of oil to shoot out of the needle, but that’s why you drew up a little extra.
Step 6: Disinfecting – Determine which muscle you’re going to inject and the specific location, and disinfect with alcohol. Putting alcohol on a cotton ball will work, but alcohol swabs are perfect for this purpose.
Step 7: Plunge the Needle & Aspirate – Once the area is disinfected, plunge the needle into the desired location, but do not inject yet. Once the needle is firmly in place, pull the syringe back; this is what is known as Aspirating. When you aspirate, if blood fills into the syringe remove the needle and pick a new location. If blood has entered into the syringe, you have hit a vein or blood vessel, and if you inject there’s a chance you’ll fall prey to what is known as “Tren Cough.” Trenbolone is the most notorious anabolic steroid for causing this, but it can happen with even Testosterone. When you hit a vein or blood vessel, some of the steroid gets into the lungs, and causes a violent cough that can be quite frightening and painful. Your mouth will taste like metal, and some say their teeth even hurt, and you will cough more violently than you ever have before. Don’t let this scare you; if you aspirate and follow our recommendations you’ll be fine. If you aspirate and no blood enters the syringe, you’re ready to inject.
Step 8: If you have followed steps 1-7 and no blood entered the syringe during step 7, you are ready to inject your steroid(s). Simply push the plunger until all the oil has entered the desired location.
How to Inject Steroids – Specific Locations
You know how to inject steroids, you understand the pre and post-injection procedure, but now you need to know the most crucial part; the specific muscles to inject. There are 9 specific muscle groups on the body that can be used for anabolic steroid injections, and within most groups, there are numerous locations. In the chart below, we have listed each muscle group, each location, and a brief description on how to inject steroids into that specific location; we have further provided additional notes where they apply:
Location:Center of Each Head
Procedure:Dead center of either head – 2 spots per bicep
Notes:Normally suitable for only small injections – can only hold small amounts of oil – painful for some, not for others
Location:Center of Muscle Head
Procedure:Dead center of either head – 2 spots per calf
Notes:This is the most painful area to inject and will be extremely sore almost every time – there is no reason to inject calves for 99% of all people
Location:Center of each Head
Procedure:Dead center of all three heads – 3 spots per deltoid
Notes:The lateral head is the easiest head to inject and the most convenient spot to inject other than glutes – most no one will need the front or rear head, but it is possible
Location:Upper Outer Edge
Procedure:2 inches below the lower back and move towards the hip approximately 2-3 inches – 1 spot per glute
Notes:This will be the easiest and most convenient area to inject for anyone
Location:Center of Muscle
Procedure:Direct center of head – 1 spot per lat
Notes:Can hold a lot of oil – very hard to do on your own due to reaching around to the area – beneficial if more areas are needed and you have a helpful hand
Location:Upper, Middle & Lower
Procedure:Upper Inside – middle inside – lower outside – 3 spots per pectoral Notes:The lower outside area can be extremely painful – most will find the upper inside to the most tolerable – should only be used if injections are so frequent new areas are needed
Location:Outer & Inner Heads
Procedure:Direct center of either head – 2 spots per quad
Notes:The lower head (tear drop) can be extremely painful and while it can be used is not recommended
Location:Center of Muscle
Procedure:Direct center of the head – 1 spot per trap
Notes:Absolutely no reason to inject this area – can be dangerous and is only mentioned for informative purposes as it is possible
Location:Center of Each Head
Procedure:Dead center of all three heads – 3 spots per triceps
Notes:Most will find the long head, the part on the very back of the arm to be the easiest to inject – The lateral head can also be used, the front most portion of the triceps muscle – the medial head can be extremely difficult to inject and painful for most
—Landmark Elite Team