Acne is often present. Acne conglobata is a particularly severe form of acne that can develop during steroid abuse or even after the drug has been discontinued. Infections are a common side effect of steroid abuse because of needle sharing and unsanitary techniques used when injecting the drugs into the skin. These are similar risks to IV drug abusers with increased potential to acquire blood-borne infections such as hepatitis and HIV/AIDS . Skin abscesses may occur at injection sites and may spread to other organs of the body. Endocarditis or an infection of the heart valves is not uncommon.
Compound movements tend to simulate real world movements so they are highly beneficial regardless of your end goals. However, that’s not to say isolation exercises should be ignored. Isolation exercises are ideal for areas where further muscle development is desired. You will use your triceps in a chest press, but may still want to perform isolated tricep exercises to hit the muscle from different angles and stimulate more growth. The same can be said for all other muscle groups. Successful bodybuilders never rely on any one method or workout routine.