While people aren’t necessarily taking what Bisping is saying seriously, his accusations are corrosive to the community at large. For a professional athlete, they speak to the ignorance and unawareness that is sadly so pervasive in the sporting community at large. Regardless of him protesting and make a commotion, there is no sign of USADA reacting whatsoever to any of his statements. Rather than taking his word for it, assuming USADA were to actually take any of his claims seriously, they would be more apt to talk to Bisping’s training partner rather than give his claim of a magical, fast-acting steroids any merit.
Oral and injectable steroids both have their benefits. Primarily, oral steroids offer huge gains in short periods, and injectable steroids offer smaller, higher quality gains over longer periods of time. Most of the bodybuilders and athletes who utilize anabolic steroids will actually use both during a cycle. They will start out with one of the oral steroids as a “kick-start” for their gains, then switch over to an injectable before the side effects become too much to handle. This way, they can enjoy quick gains from the start, then turn them into lean muscle without much water retention throughout the rest of the cycle.