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- Choosing a Needle – There are numerous needle sizes at our disposal, and you need the right one to get the job done.
- 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.
- 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
- Draw the Oil – Simply pull the plunger of the syringe back until the desired amount is obtained;
- 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.
- Disinfecting – Determine which muscle you’re going to inject and the specific location and disinfect, alcohol swabs are perfect for this purpose.
- 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 you have followed steps 1-7 and no blood entered the syringe during step 7, you are ready to inject your steroids.
Do not inject steroids intravenously (into a vein) or inject into your scrotum
- All the oil has been injected, but at this point, you are not ready to remove the needle. Leave the needle in for approximately 20-30 seconds to ensure all the oil has settled deep into the muscle.
- Remove the needle, and as you do, you’ll place a clean cotton ball directly over the injected area. Applying pressure, hold the cotton ball in place for approximately 20-30 seconds.
- Remove the cotton ball and firmly massage the area for a few seconds to ensure all the oil is dispersed deep into the muscle.
|Biceps||Dead center of either head – 2 spots per bicep||Normally suitable for only small injections – can only hold small amounts of oil – painful for some, not for others|
|Calves||Dead center of either head – 2 spots per calf||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|
|Deltoids||Dead center of all three heads – 3 spots per deltoid||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|
|Glutes||2 inches below the lower back and move towards the hip approximately 2-3 inches – 1 spot per glute||This will be the easiest and most convenient area to inject for anyone|
|Lats||Direct center of head – 1 spot per lat||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|
|Pectorals||Upper Inside – middle inside – lower outside – 3 spots per pectoral||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|
|Quads||Direct center of either head – 2 spots per quad||The lower head (tear drop) can be extremely painful and while it can be used is not recommended|
|Traps||Direct center of the head – 1 spot per trap||Absolutely no reason to inject this area – can be dangerous and is only mentioned for informative purposes as it is possible|
|Triceps||Dead center of all three heads – 3 spots per triceps||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|