In numerous cases, an athlete might be simply unaware that taking steroids should not exceed 8 to 12 weeks. Numerous athletes use steroids regularly for as long as 6 months, a year or more. Do you remember Schwarzenegger in the 70’s? This practice is dangerous and ineffective. The prolonged use of steroids puts a strain on the liver and kidneys.
Such damage often shows no symptoms, until the day a serious failure takes place. In any case, steroids rarely achieve a prolonged effect beyond 12 weeks. The positive balance of nitrogen which is one of the principal advantages of steroids, diminishes after 12 weeks.
Continuously taking steroids beyond that is therefore ineffective.